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H_ALW_2022A 03/28/2022 01:32:19 PM Committee Summary

Date 03/28/2022
Holtorf X
Lindsay X
Lontine X
McLachlan X
Pelton X
Roberts X
Titone X
Valdez D. X
Will X
Catlin X
McCormick X
Time 01:32:19 PM to 03:00:55 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by McCormick
This Report was prepared by Alexa Kelly
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB22-126 Postponed Indefinitely

SB22-126 - Postponed Indefinitely

01:32:30 PM  
Representative Holtorf, bill sponsor, introduced SB22-126. Under current law, the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) in the Department of Natural Resources is authorized to finance water projects from the CWCB Construction Fund, and gives first priority to projects that will increase the beneficial consumptive use of the state’s undeveloped interstate compact-entitled waters. This bill amends this first priority to include projects that increase or improve undeveloped compact-entitled water storage in the South Platte River basin to increase beneficial consumptive use in a manner that reduces reliance on transmountain diversions.
01:44:22 PM  
Representative Holtorf responded to questions from the committee.
02:08:58 PM  
Questions continued.
02:09:06 PM  
Kathleen Curry, representing the Ute Water Conservancy District, the Grand Valley Water Users Association, and the Orchard Mesa Irrigation District, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Zane Kessler, representing the Colorado River District and Colorado Water Congress, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Kessler responded to questions from the committee.
02:17:11 PM  
Mr. Larry Clever, representing Ute Water Conservancy District, testified in opposition to the bill. Torie Jarvis, representing the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments Water Quality & Quantity Committee, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Misha White, representing Conservation Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
02:25:17 PM  
Alice Horgan, representing
the Department of Natural Resources, testified in a neutral position on
the bill.  Ms. Horgan responded to questions from the committee.
02:44:55 PM  

Representative Holtorf introduced and spoke about amendment L.002 (Attachment A).

02:46:51 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Holtorf
Seconded Pelton
Valdez D.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:46:53 PM  
Representative Holtorf gave final comments on the bill.
02:47:25 PM  
Committee members made final comments on the bill.

02:58:34 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-126, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Holtorf
Seconded Pelton
Holtorf Yes
Lindsay No
Lontine No
McLachlan No
Pelton Yes
Roberts No
Titone No
Valdez D. No
Will No
Catlin No
McCormick No
YES: 2   NO: 9   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL

03:00:41 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 22-126 indefinitely.
Moved Roberts
Seconded Valdez D.
Holtorf No
Lindsay Yes
Lontine Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton No
Roberts Yes
Titone Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Will Yes
Catlin Yes
McCormick Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

03:00:55 PM   The committee adjourned.

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