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DAF9818F55703EC4872584F8005D8AF7 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB20-1037

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RURAL AFFAIRS & AGRICULTURE
Date Jan 23, 2020      
Location HCR 0107



HB20-1037 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


10:01:45 AM  

Representative Arndt, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1037 to the committee.  The bill authorizes the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) in the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), to augment stream flows with water that has been previously decreed for augmentation in order to preserve or improve the natural environment, subject to Water Court approval of an augmentation plan and consent of the water right owner.  Representative Arndt distributed and discussed Amendment L.001 (Attachment A).  

10:06:28 AM  

Jennifer Berman, Office of Legislative Legal Service, discussed Amendment L.001 and responded to questions from the committee.  



10:13:09 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
Moved Arndt
Seconded Pelton
Arndt
Buentello Excused
Catlin Excused
Holtorf
McLachlan
Pelton
Titone
Will
Young
Valdez D.
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
10:13:10 AM  
Eric Potyondy, representing the City of
Fort Collins, testified in support of the bill.
10:14:45 AM  
Emily Hunt, representing the City of Thornton,
testified on the bill.
10:18:44 AM  

Bill Wombacher, representing the Arapahoe County Water and Wastewater Authority and the East Cherry Creek Valley Water and Sanitation District, testified on the bill.

10:19:29 AM  
Mr. Potyondy and Representative Arndt responded to committee questions.
10:26:07 AM  

Bob Lembke, representing United, testified in support of the bill.

10:27:41 AM  
Dan Biwer, representing the City of Greeley, testified in support of the bill.
10:29:48 AM  
Dan Brown, representing the Cache Pouder Water Users, testified in support of the bill.
10:32:56 AM  
Joan Green Turner, representing the Water Rights Association of the South Platte, testified on the bill.
10:34:10 AM  
Kate Ryan, representing the Colorado Water Trust, testified in support of the bill.
10:35:38 AM  
Ms. Green Turner responded to committee questions.
10:38:35 AM  

Representative Roberts closed public testimony and the amendment phase.

10:39:02 AM  

Representative Arndt made closing remarks.  Committee members commented on the bill.



10:42:37 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1037, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Arndt
Seconded Valdez D.
Arndt Yes
Buentello Excused
Catlin Excused
Holtorf Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton Yes
Titone Yes
Will Yes
Young Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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