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H_AWN_2023A 02/13/2023 03:04:23 PM Committee Summary

Date 02/13/2023
Holtorf X
Lindsay X
Luck X
Lukens X
Martinez X
McLachlan X
Parenti *
Story X
Titone X
Velasco X
Winter T. X
Catlin X
McCormick E
Time 03:04:23 PM to 03:26:59 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Catlin
This Report was prepared by Alexa Kelly
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB23-1125 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

HB23-1125 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole

03:04:55 PM  
Representative Lukens,
bill co-prime sponsor, introduced House Bill 23-1125.  The bill updates
the process of changing groundwater well owner information. Under current
law, a groundwater well owner must file any name or mailing address change
with the State Engineer in person, by mail, or by fax. Current law also
requires that when a change of ownership occurs, any required forms must
be submitted before the change in ownership transaction. The bill modifies
these requirements by:
  • removing the in
    person, by mail, or by fax requirement; and
  • requiring any
    necessary forms to be submitted within 63 days after a change in ownership
    transaction occurs.  

  • 03:08:12 PM  
    Representative Winter, bill co-prime sponsor, gave opening comments on the bill.
    03:08:30 PM  
    Bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
    03:10:07 PM  
    Tracy Kosloff, representing Division of Water Resources, Department of Natural Resources, testified in support of the bill. She answered questions that were raised by the committee.
    03:11:51 PM  
    Mr. Dick Brown, representing
    Colorado Water Congress, testified in support of the bill. He responded
    to questions from the committee.
    03:17:42 PM  
    Ms. Kosloff gave additional testimony on the bill.
    03:23:18 PM  
    Representative Lukens and Representative Winter gave closing comments on the bill.

    03:26:48 PM
    Motion Refer House Bill 23-1125 to the Committee of the Whole.
    Moved Lukens
    Seconded Winter T.
    Holtorf Yes
    Lindsay Excused
    Luck Yes
    Lukens Yes
    Martinez Yes
    McLachlan Yes
    Parenti Yes
    Story Excused
    Titone Yes
    Velasco Yes
    Winter T. Yes
    Catlin Yes
    McCormick Excused
    Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 3   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

    03:26:59 PM   The committee adjourned.

    The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details