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7F162B03988505378725850D0071C71B Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB20-135

SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date Feb 13, 2020      
Location SCR 357



SB20-135 - Referred to Senate Finance

01:42:54 PM  
Senators Sonnenberg and Donovan, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 20-135, which makes several changes to the Conservation Easement Tax Credit program.
01:49:41 PM  
Jillane Hixson testified in support of
the bill and provided a handout to the committee (Attachment A).
01:53:13 PM  
Jessica Jay, House Bill 19-1264 working
group member, testified on the bill.
01:59:59 PM  
Aaron Citron, The Nature Conservancy, testified on the bill.
02:01:49 PM  
Alan Gentz, co-chair of the House Bill 19-1264 working group, testified on the bill. Mr. Gentz responded to committee questions.
02:14:06 PM  
Tom Grasmick, Prowers County Commissioner,
testified remotely from Lamar in support of the bill.  Belinda Groner
testified remotely from Lamar in support of the bill.  Jim Guire testified
remotely from Grand Junction in support of the bill.  JD Wright, Landowners
United Advocacy Foundation, testified remotely from La Junta in support
of the bill.  Ed Fisa testified remotely from La Junta in support
of the bill.  Rick Markus testified remotely from La Junta in support
of the bill.
02:30:37 PM  
Ariel Steele, Tax Credit Connection, testified
on the bill.  Dianna Orf, Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado,
testified in support of the bill.  Jodie Barbour read written testimony
for Janice Hotchkiss in support of the bill.  Erik Glenn, co-chair
of the House Bill 19-1264 working group, testified in support of the bill.

02:40:00 PM  
Jim Butcher testified in support of the
bill and distributed a handout to the committee  (Attachment B).  Melissa
Daruna, Keep It Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  John
Eichorn testified in support of the bill.  Todd Lambert, GP Ranches
and Prowers Aggregates, testified in support of the bill and distributed
a handout to the committee  (Attachment C).
02:55:55 PM  
Bill Boortz testified against the bill.
 Kevin McCarty testified against the bill.  Greg Gerke testified
on the bill.  The panel responded to committee questions.
03:10:43 PM  
Emily Ibach, Colorado Farm Bureau, testified
in support of the bill.  Don Brown testified in support of the bill.


03:22:29 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-135 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Coram Yes
Rodriguez Excused
Sonnenberg Yes
Danielson Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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