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H_ALW_2022A 02/24/2022 12:10:45 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, & WATER
Date 02/24/2022
Attendance
Holtorf X
Lindsay X
Lontine X
McLachlan X
Pelton *
Roberts X
Titone X
Valdez D. X
Will *
Catlin X
McCormick *
Time 12:10:45 PM to 01:41:47 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Catlin
This Report was prepared by Alexa Kelly
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB22-1092 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB22-1168 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SJR22-002 Lay Over

HB22-1092 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


12:11:35 PM  
Representative Soper,
bill co-prime, introduced HB22-1092.  Under current law, the board
of directors of an irrigation district may only enter into a contract to
commit payments in excess of $500,000 if the contract is first ratified
at a general or special election. This bill permits a board of directors
to enter into any obligation or contract to borrow money, which the irrigation
district may use to issue loans to landowners to make improvements to private
water delivery systems, or for other types of projects that improve water
delivery, drainage, conservation, or efficiencies on landowner property.
The board may not assess district land in order to raise money to issue
the loans; however, the board may use other sources of money to issue loans.
The irrigation district’s annual appropriation resolution to county commissioners
must include the amounts needed to meet loan obligations and the amounts
payable by landowners to the irrigation district. When assessing land within
an irrigation district, the bill requires that the county assessor apply
the information in the annual appropriation resolution concerning loans
to landowners and assess the additional amount payable for each tract for
which the landowner has received a loan.
12:15:31 PM  
Representative Roberts,
bill co-prime, made opening comments on the bill.

12:15:50 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
12:16:10 PM  
Mr. Max Schmidt, representing Orchard Mesa Irrigation District, testified in support of the bill. Kirsten Kurath, representing Orchard Mesa Irrigation District, testified in support of the bill.
12:30:56 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
12:31:02 PM  

Alison Morgan, representing Colorado Bankers Association, testified to amend the bill. Mr. John Lefebvre, representing Colorado County Treasurer's and Public Trustees Association, testified to amend the bill. The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

Submitted written testimony can be found in Attachment A.

12:34:51 PM  

Representative Roberts spoke about L.001 (Attachment B) and L.002 (Attachment C).



12:38:33 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Roberts
Seconded McLachlan
Holtorf
Lindsay Excused
Lontine
McLachlan
Pelton Excused
Roberts
Titone
Valdez D.
Will Excused
Catlin
McCormick Excused
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 4   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


12:39:19 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Roberts
Seconded McCormick
Holtorf
Lindsay Excused
Lontine
McLachlan
Pelton Excused
Roberts
Titone
Valdez D.
Will Excused
Catlin
McCormick
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 3   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
12:39:19 PM  
Representative Soper and Representative Roberts gave final comments on the bill.
12:40:48 PM  
Committee members made comments on the bill.


12:43:39 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1092, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Roberts
Seconded McLachlan
Holtorf Yes
Lindsay Yes
Lontine Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton Yes
Roberts Yes
Titone Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Will Yes
Catlin Yes
McCormick Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1168 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


12:44:02 PM  
Minority Leader McKean, bill co-prime, introduced
HB22-1168. The bill allows a local education provider (LEP) to offer a
hunter education course as an elective to seventh grade students, as long
as the LEP:
  •  enters into an agreement with an
    individual or entity to provide the course at no cost to the LEP or to
    the enrolled students; and
  • receives gifts, grants, or private donations
    in an amount sufficient enough to pay any costs that arise from providing
    the course.

A hunter education
course must satisfy the same requirements as courses certified by Colorado
Parks and Wildlife (CPW) in the Department of Natural Resources, and must
be conducted by a CPW-certified instructor. The course need not include
hands-on activities, but if hands-on activities are offered, students must
receive parental permission to participate. The CPW may accept completion
of a hunter education course at an LEP toward meeting the requirement to
obtain a certificate of hunter education.

12:48:36 PM  
Representative Mullica,
bill co-prime, gave opening comments on the bill.
12:49:37 PM  
Bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
12:57:27 PM  
Alice Cosgrove-Horgan,
representing the Department of Natural Resources, testified in support
of the bill.  Dan Prenzlow, representing Colorado Parks and Wildlife,
testified in support of the bill.  Jordan Likes, representing Colorado
Parks and Wildlife, testified in support of the bill.  The panel responded
to questions from the committee.
01:04:51 PM  

Mr. Nephi Cole, National Shooting Sports Foundation, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Hayden White Eagle, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Greg Brophy, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

01:14:49 PM  

Mr. Kevin Allen, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Luke Wiedel, representing Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Robett Edmiston, representing The Firearms Coalition of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Ellary Tucker Williams, representing Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation, testified in support of the bill.  The witnesses responded to questions from the committee. 

01:27:22 PM  

Mr. Hudson Mendez, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Wesley Mendez, representing Colorado Bowhunters Association, testified in support of the bill.

Submitted written testimony can be found in Attachment D.

01:35:03 PM  
Minority Leader McKean spoke about amendment
L.002 (Attachment E).


01:36:00 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Pelton
Seconded Will
Holtorf
Lindsay
Lontine
McLachlan
Pelton
Roberts
Titone
Valdez D.
Will
Catlin
McCormick
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:36:02 PM  
Representative Mullica and Minority Leader McKean gave final comments on the bill.
01:36:58 PM  
Committee members made final comments on the bill.


01:40:41 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1168, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Catlin
Seconded McLachlan
Holtorf Yes
Lindsay Yes
Lontine Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton Yes
Roberts Yes
Titone Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Will Yes
Catlin Yes
McCormick Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SJR22-002 - Lay Over


01:41:40 PM  
The Chair laid over
SJR22-022 for future meeting.


01:41:47 PM   The committee adjourned.






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