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h_agr_2016a_2016-02-29t13:30:56z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/29/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1255



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, & NATURAL RESOURCES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001. The motion passed without o

Refer House Bill 16-1255, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







01:39 PM -- HB 16-1255



Representatives Coram and Vigil, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 16-1255, concerning additional methods to manage forests to secure favorable conditions for water supply. The bill directs the Colorado State Forest Service (CFS) to conduct demonstration pilot projects to implement forest management treatments that improve forest health and resilience, supply forest products to Colorado businesses, and target a Colorado Watershed. Representatives Coram and Vigil responded to questions from the committee.



01:47 PM



Written testimony from Karla Shriver, Pro-Mountain Farms and Rio Grande County Commissioner, was distributed to the committee (Attachment A). The following persons testified on the bill:



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01:47 PM --
Lyle Laverty, Society of American Foresters, spoke in support of the bill. Mr. Laverty responded to questions from the committee.



01:55 PM



Following a motion by Representative Saine to refer the bill to the Committee of the Whole without any further testimony, the Chair asked the witnesses present if they would be willing to forgo their time. The committee requested that a representative from the Colorado State Forest Service approach to answer questions.



02:00 PM --
Mike Lester, Colorado State Forest Service, responded to questions from the committee regarding the bill.



02:09 PM



Representative Vigil distributed Amendment L.001 (Attachment B).



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BILL: HB16-1255
TIME: 02:09:45 PM
MOVED: Vigil
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Danielson
VOTE
Arndt
Becker J.
Brown
Buck
Coram
Danielson
Dore
Ginal
Lebsock
Mitsch Bush
Saine
Becker K.
Vigil
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: HB16-1255
TIME: 02:10:19 PM
MOVED: Vigil
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1255, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 12-0.
SECONDED: Saine
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Becker J.
Yes
Brown
Yes
Buck
Yes
Coram
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Dore
Excused
Ginal
Yes
Lebsock
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
Saine
Yes
Becker K.
Yes
Vigil
Yes
Final YES: 12 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS









02:15 PM



The committee adjourned.




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