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327A811943E8925D872589430072FA13 Hearing Summary


Date Jan 26, 2023      
Location SCR 352

SB23-032 - Referred to Senate Appropriations

01:55:59 PM  
Senator Simpson and Senator Ginal, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 23-032 to the committee. The bill requires that the Center for Excellence for Advanced Technology Aerial Firefighting in the Department of Public Safety implement one or more pilot programs using remote camera technology to detect, identify, or confirm the existence of wildfires. The center may acquire or contract for artificial intelligence technologies as part of the pilot program. The bill directs agencies of state and local governments to provide information, assistance, and site access as necessary for the program’s implementation.
01:58:43 PM  
Senators Simpson and Ginal responded to questions from the committee.
02:05:25 PM  
Wildland Section Chief Vaughn Jones, representing Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control, testified on the bill. Director Ben Miller, representing the Center of Excellence in the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
02:13:39 PM  
Mrs.  Kat Williams,
representing, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Miller
responded to committee member questions.  Written testimony on SB23-032
is provided as Attachment B.
02:22:09 PM  
Senators Simpson and Ginal wrapped up their presentation of the bill.

02:25:06 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-032 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Simpson
Marchman Yes
Pelton B. Yes
Pelton R. Yes
Priola Yes
Simpson Yes
Hinrichsen Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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