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h_sa_2017a_2017-02-22t13:31:40z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/22/2017

Location: RM 271

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1124



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Postpone House Bill 17-1124 indefinitely. The moti

Refer House Bill 17-1124 to the Committee of the W
PASS

FAIL







01:32 PM -- HB17-1124



Representative Buck, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1124. The bill provides for the compensation of a royalty owner when a local ordinance, resolution, or other policy prohibits the practice of hydraulic fracturing to recover oil and gas within a local government's jurisdiction, or places a moratorium on oil and gas activities. The local government is liable to the mineral interest owner for the value of the mineral interest not received due to the prohibition or moratorium. The bill also requires that a local government that enacts a moratorium on oil and gas activities compensate oil and gas operators, mineral lessees, and royalty owners for all costs, damages, and losses of fair market value associated with the moratorium.



Representative Buck answered questions from the committee.



01:45 PM --
Jim Cole, Colorado Oil and Gas Association, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Cole answered questions from the committee.



01:58 PM --
Andrew J. O'Connor, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. He provided a handout to the committee (Attachment A).



17HouseState0222AttachA.pdf17HouseState0222AttachA.pdf



02:02 PM --
Neil Ray, Colorado Alliance of Mineral and Royalty Owners, testified in support of the bill. He provided a handout to the committee (Attachment B). Mr. Ray answered questions from the committee.



17HouseState0222AttachB.pdf17HouseState0222AttachB.pdf



02:08 PM --
Karen Dike, Colorado Chapter of the Sierra Club, testified in opposition to the bill.



02:11 PM --
Charles Sylvester, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Sylvester answered questions from the committee.



02:15 PM --
Councilman Val Vigil, City of Thornton, testified in opposition to the bill. Councilman Vigil answered questions from the committee.



02:22 PM --
Roni Sylvester, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



02:24 PM --
Dan Kramer, City of Longmont, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Kramer answered questions from the committee.



02:31 PM --
Phil Ross, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



02:34 PM --
Kaye Fissinger, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



02:38 PM --
Reed Williams, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



02:41 PM --
Nancy Hall, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



02:43 PM --
Sheryl Glasgow, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



02:46 PM --
Michael Bellmont, representing himself, testified on the bill.



02:49 PM --
Marcia Martin, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



02:53 PM --
Harry Gregory, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.



02:57 PM --
Dianne Thiel, representing herself, submitted written testimony in opposition to the bill in lieu of testifying on the bill (Attachment C).



17HouseState0222AttachC.pdf17HouseState0222AttachC.pdf



02:57 PM --
Karen Speed, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



03:01 PM --
Kristine McLaughlin, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



03:04 PM --
Derek Malmgren, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. He provided written testimony and two handouts to the committee (Attachments D, E and F).



17HouseState0222AttachD.pdf17HouseState0222AttachD.pdf 17HouseState0222AttachE.pdf17HouseState0222AttachE.pdf



17HouseState0222AttachF.pdf17HouseState0222AttachF.pdf



03:08 PM --
Mark Ruzzin, Boulder County, testified in opposition to the bill.



03:10 PM --
Jen Boulton, Audubon Colorado Council and Colorado Trout Unlimited, testified in opposition to the bill.



03:14 PM --
Barbara Mills-Bria, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



03:15 PM -- Jessica LeRoux, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



03:19 PM --
Lauren Petrie, Food and Water Watch, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Petrie answered questions from the committee.





03:24 PM



Representative Buck made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members made comments about the bill. Representative Weissman distributed a letter from Tracy Kessner in opposition to the bill (Attachment G).



17HouseState0222AttachG.pdf17HouseState0222AttachG.pdf

BILL: HB17-1124
TIME: 03:34:28 PM
MOVED: Humphrey
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1124 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 3-6.
SECONDED: Williams D.
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: HB17-1124
TIME: 03:35:24 PM
MOVED: Melton
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 17-1124 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














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