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H_SA_2017A 04/12/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS

Date: 04/12/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:33 PM to 02:47 PM
Benavidez
X
Hooton
*
Place: LSB A
Humphrey
X
Leonard
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Melton
*
Representative Foote
Weissman
X
Williams D.
*
This Report was prepared by
Lontine
X
Amanda King
Foote
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
SB17-035 Postponed Indefinitely





01:34 PM -- SB17-035



Representative Foote announced that House Bill 17-1279 would be laid over to a date to be announced.



Representative J. Becker, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-035. The bill increases the penalty from a class 2 misdemeanor to a class 6 felony for knowingly destroying, breaking, removing, or otherwise tampering with equipment associated with oil or gas gathering operations.



Representative J. Becker answered questions from the committee.



01:50 PM --
Tracee Bentley, Colorado Petroleum Council, testified in support of the bill.



01:53 PM --
Leonard Whitten, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Whitten answered questions from the committee.



01:58 PM --
Scott Prestidge, Colorado Oil and Gas Association, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Prestidge answered questions from the committee.



02:07 PM --
Jan Rose, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Rose answered questions from the committee.



02:13 PM --
Jessica LeRoux, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



02:17 PM --
Jeri Sheperd, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.























02:20 PM --
Michael Bellmont, representing himself, testified in opposition the bill.



02:24 PM --
Bruce West, representing himself and Veterans Stand, testified in opposition to the bill.



02:29 PM --
Vincent Sferrazza, representing himself and Herbal Gardens Wellness, NPO, testified in opposition to the bill.



02:32 PM --
Jon Gray, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.



02:36 PM --
Andrew Olane, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.





02:40 PM



Representative J. Becker made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members made comments about the bill.

BILL: SB17-035
TIME: 02:46:03 PM
MOVED: Humphrey
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-035 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 3-6.
SECONDED: Leonard
VOTE
Benavidez
No
Hooton
No
Humphrey
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Melton
No
Weissman
No
Williams D.
Yes
Lontine
No
Foote
No
YES: 3 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL




























BILL: SB17-035
TIME: 02:47:08 PM
MOVED: Melton
MOTION: Postpone Senate Bill 17-035 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 6-3.
SECONDED: Lontine
VOTE
Benavidez
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Humphrey
No
Leonard
No
Melton
Yes
Weissman
Yes
Williams D.
No
Lontine
Yes
Foote
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:47 PM



The committee adjourned.