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h_agr_2017a_2017-03-06t13:30:53z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/06/2017

Location: HCR 0107

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-100



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, & NATURAL RESOURCES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.004. The motion passed without o

Refer Senate Bill 17-100, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







03:02 PM -- SB 17-100



Representatives Arndt and Landgraf, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 17-100, concerning qualified immunity for persons performing land stewardship activities on public lands. Representative Landgraf distributed Amendment L.004 (Attachment E) and information regarding the bill from Colorado Parks and Wildlife (Attachment F). The bill amends the Colorado Recreational Trails System Act of 1971 to include legal protections for volunteers and nonprofit organizations who perform land stewardship on public lands. The bill provides immunity from civil liability for volunteers for any act or omission that results in damage or injury if the volunteer was acting within the same scope of his or her duties performing land stewardship activities under a grant, unless the damage or injury was caused by gross negligence or a willful and wanton act or omission. A grant, procurement contract, or other agreement concerning the conduct of land stewardship activities cannot differentiate between construction and maintenance for liability purposes or require a nonprofit organization or volunteer to carry completed operations liability coverage.



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03:13 PM --
Jerry Aboud, Colorado Off Highway Vehicle Coalition, spoke in support of the bill and discussed insurance requirements for trail construction.



03:18 PM -- Conrad Tucker, Western Slope A.T.V. Association, spoke in support of the bill and distributed a news article regarding the construction of a bridge in Mesa County (Attachment G). Mr. Tucker responded to questions from the committee.



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03:23 PM --
Tom Morrisey, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, spoke in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee.



03:29 PM --
Margaret Taylor, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, spoke in support of the bill and addressed previously asked questions from the committee.



03:37 PM



Representative Mitsch Bush closed public testimony, and Representatives Arndt and Landgraf discussed Amendment L.004.


BILL: SB17-100
TIME: 03:37:55 PM
MOVED: Valdez
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.004. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: McKean
VOTE
Buck
Catlin
Danielson
Esgar
Hansen
Lebsock
Lewis
McKean
Saine
Valdez
Willett
Mitsch Bush
Arndt
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





03:38 PM



Representatives Landgraf and Arndt made closing statements on the bill.


BILL: SB17-100
TIME: 03:38:55 PM
MOVED: Arndt
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-100, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 13-0.
SECONDED: Buck
VOTE
Buck
Yes
Catlin
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Hansen
Yes
Lebsock
Yes
Lewis
Yes
McKean
Yes
Saine
Yes
Valdez
Yes
Willett
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
Arndt
Yes
Final YES: 13 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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