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1DF7BCC565FED2E987258AAC0071E257 Hearing Summary


Date Jan 22, 2024      
Location HCR 0107

HB24-1024 - Referred to House Appropriations

01:43:57 PM  
Representative Story,
bill co-prime sponsor, introduced House Bill 24-1024. The bill requires
the Colorado State Forest Service in the Department of Higher Education
to continue its enhanced wildfire awareness outreach campaign through FY
2026-27, as well as other outreach efforts to increase awareness of wildfire
risk mitigation by residents in the wildland-urban interface. The bill
extends the requirement that the state forester report annually on outreach
efforts to the General Assembly. Finally, the bill requires that the General
Assembly appropriate $300,000 in FY 2024-25 to the Healthy Forests and
Vibrant Communities Fund for ongoing wildfire awareness campaigns and outreach
01:46:37 PM  
Representative Velasco, bill co-prime sponsor, gave opening comments on the bill.
01:47:56 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
01:53:00 PM  
Mr. Matt McCombs,
representing Colorado State Forest Service, testified in support of the
bill. Mr. Nick Torres, representing American Lung Association, testified
in support of the bill.

Mr. McCombs responded to questions from the committee.
02:05:32 PM  
The bill sponsors
gave closing comments on the bill.
02:08:24 PM  
Committee members made closing comments on the bill.

02:12:40 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1024 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Story
Seconded Velasco
Holtorf No
Lindsay Yes
Lukens Yes
McLachlan Yes
Parenti Excused
Soper Yes
Story Yes
Titone Yes
Velasco Yes
Winter T. No
Young Yes
Catlin Yes
McCormick Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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