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8110C80D006A71B0872583C8006B61FA Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB19-181

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date Mar 25, 2019      
Location Old State Library



SB19-181 - Referred to House Appropriations


01:32:56 PM  
Representative Herod made opening remarks.
01:34:59 PM  

Representative Caraveo presented Senate Bill 19-181 to the committee.  The bill expands the regulatory charge of the Department of Natural Resources related to oil and gas production, and allows local governments to also regulate oil and gas operations within their jurisdictions.

01:36:08 PM  
Representative Becker made opening remarks on the bill.
01:40:07 PM  
Josh Abram, representing Legislative Council Staff, responded to committee members' questions regarding the fiscal note.
01:45:16 PM  
Jeff Robbins, representing Colorado Oil and Gas Commission, testified in support of the bill.
02:04:37 PM  
Gary Kauffman, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:07:06 PM  

Dan Haley, representing the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, testified against the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment A).

02:21:43 PM  
Michael Orlando, representing himself, testified against the bill
02:22:28 PM  
Kelly Brough, representing the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, testified against the bill.
02:28:06 PM  
Mark Matthews, representing the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, testified against the bill.
02:28:28 PM  
Brandy DeLange, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.
02:46:57 PM  
Sharon Tessier, representing Broomfield
City Council, testified in support of the bill.
02:50:50 PM  
Neal Shah, representing the Town of Superior, testified in support of the bill.
02:54:27 PM  
Chris McGowne, representing the Colorado Petroleum Council, testified against the bill.
03:05:19 PM  

Mike Kelly, representing Seaport Global Securities, testified against the bill.

03:07:15 PM  
Greg Patton, representing Great Western Oil and Gas, testified against the bill.
03:10:34 PM  
Chris Brown, representing the Common Sense Policy Roundtable, testified in a neutral capacity and distributed a handout (Attachment B).
03:14:44 PM  
Matt Samelson, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:22:23 PM  

Abbey Pizel, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in a neutral capacity on the bill.

03:26:54 PM  
Laurie Anderson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment C).
03:29:44 PM  
Scott James, Weld County Commissioner, testified against the bill.
03:50:21 PM  
Steve Moreno, Weld County Commissioner, testified against the bill.
03:53:07 PM  
Mike Freeman, Weld County Commissioner, testified against the bill.
03:57:23 PM  

Sean Conway, Weld County Commissioner, testified against the bill and submitted a handout (Attachment D) to be entered into the record.

03:57:40 PM  

Barbara Kirkmeyer, Weld County Commissioner, testified against the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment E).

04:00:54 PM  
The panel of Weld County Commissioners answered questions from the committee.
04:26:31 PM  
Deven Shaft, representing himself, testified
in support of the bill.
04:29:55 PM  
Jean Lim, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:30:08 PM  
Tim Howard, representing himself, testified
in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment F).
04:32:13 PM  

The committee took a brief recess.

04:40:14 PM  
The commitee reconvened.
04:42:47 PM  
Brenda Dones, Weld County Assessor, testified against the bill.
04:54:02 PM  
Sarah MacQuiddy, representing the Greeley Chamber of Commerce, testified against the bill.
04:58:43 PM  
Bill Becker, representing the Loveland Chamber of Commerce, testified against the bill.
05:01:37 PM  
Kristi Douglas, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:06:05 PM  
Susan Noble, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:13:20 PM  
Representative Beckman distributed a handout (Attachment G).
05:13:52 PM  

Doug Henderson, representing Colorado Sierra Club, testified in support of the bill.

05:14:08 PM  
Jessica Abell, representing Green Faith Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
05:16:20 PM  
Heidi Henkell, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:19:32 PM  
Amy Dugan, representing the Greeley Area
Chamber of Commerce, testified against the bill.
05:25:53 PM  

Emily Haggstrom, representing the Consumer Energy Alliance, testified against the bill.

05:26:27 PM  

Ryan Zorn, representing himself, testified against the bill.

05:34:08 PM  
Bill Jerke, representing himself, testified against the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment H).
05:34:27 PM  
Russ Watterson, representing himself, testified against the bill.
05:36:44 PM  
Andrew Forkes-Gudmundson, representing
Citizens for a Healthy Community, testified in support of the bill.
05:49:33 PM  
Duane Leise, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:51:51 PM  
Andrew O'Connor, representing himself,
testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment
I).
05:54:58 PM  
Linda McKivven, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment J).
05:58:04 PM  
Ron Booth, representing himself, testified
in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment K).
06:04:25 PM  
Richard Orf, representing Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified against the bill.
06:07:27 PM  
Carla Neal, representing Energy Strong Colorado, testified against the bill.
06:09:51 PM  
Robert Golden, representing the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, testified against the bill.
06:13:26 PM  
Travis Vitek, representing 6G Wellhead, testified against the bill.
06:15:54 PM  
Simon Lomax, representing Vital for Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
06:16:15 PM  
Elizabeth Hudetz, representing herself,
testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment
L).
06:21:09 PM  
Dawn Reinfeld, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:27:00 PM  
Karen Kalavity, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:27:13 PM  
Tim Lopez, representing the Democratic Party of Denver, testified in support of the bill.
06:29:30 PM  
Jan Rose, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment M).
06:33:39 PM  

Nick Colglazier, representing Colorado Competitive Council, testified against the bill.

06:37:44 PM  
Kristi Pollard, representing the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation, testified against the bill.
06:40:51 PM  
Sharon Rahne, representing herself, testified against the bill.
06:45:32 PM  
Don Phend, representing Colorado Alliance of Mineral and Royalty Owners, testified against the bill.
06:46:31 PM  
Kris Kazian, Windsor Severance Fire Chief, testified against the bill.
06:49:18 PM  
Gary Norton, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
06:58:37 PM  
Patricia McClelland, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
07:04:47 PM  
Tricia Olson, representing Colorado Rising, testified in support of the bill.
07:05:18 PM  
Barbara Mills-Brie, representing Be the
Change, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment
N).
07:10:11 PM  
Phil Doe, representing Be the Change, testified in support of the bill.
07:14:45 PM  
Maria Orms, representing Be the Change, testified in support of the bill.
07:22:32 PM  
Wes Wilson, representing Be the Change, testified in support of the bill.
07:23:09 PM  
Sandy Toland, representing Be the Change, testified in support of the bill.
07:27:30 PM  
Ann Marie Cleary, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
07:30:23 PM  
Patty Sullivan, representing Colorado Renewable Energy Society, testified in support of the bill.
07:32:56 PM  
Representative Sandridge distributed amendments L.115, L.120, and L.121 (Attachments O, P, and Q).


07:48:02 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.115 (Attachment O)
Moved Sandridge
Seconded Bockenfeld
Beckman Yes
Benavidez No
Bird No
Bockenfeld Yes
Gray No
Rich Yes
Sandridge Yes
Snyder No
Sullivan No
Tipper No
Herod No
YES: 4   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


07:51:25 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.120 (Attachment P)
Moved Sandridge
Seconded Beckman
Beckman Yes
Benavidez No
Bird No
Bockenfeld Yes
Gray No
Rich Yes
Sandridge Yes
Snyder No
Sullivan No
Tipper No
Herod No
YES: 4   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
07:52:40 PM  
Representative Beckman distributed amendment L.092 (Attachment R).


07:54:25 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.121 (Attachment Q)
Moved Sandridge
Seconded Beckman
Beckman Yes
Benavidez No
Bird No
Bockenfeld Yes
Gray No
Rich Yes
Sandridge Yes
Snyder No
Sullivan No
Tipper No
Herod No
YES: 4   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


07:58:03 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.092 (Attachment R)
Moved Beckman
Seconded Bockenfeld
Beckman Yes
Benavidez No
Bird No
Bockenfeld Yes
Gray No
Rich Yes
Sandridge Yes
Snyder No
Sullivan No
Tipper No
Herod No
YES: 4   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
07:58:04 PM  
Representatives Becker and Caraveo made closing remarks on the bill.
08:16:35 PM  
Committee members made remarks on the bill.
 Additional written testimony is included as Attachment S.


08:21:53 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-181 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gray
Seconded Snyder
Beckman No
Benavidez Yes
Bird Yes
Bockenfeld No
Gray Yes
Rich No
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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