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H_AGR_2018A 03/26/2018 01:33:15 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date 03/26/2018
Attendance
Becker J. *
Buck X
Catlin X
Danielson X
Hooton *
Jackson *
Lewis X
McKean *
Roberts X
Saine X
Valdez X
Esgar *
Arndt X
Time 01:33:15 PM to 03:53:07 PM
Place RM 271
This Meeting was called to order by Arndt
This Report was prepared by Meghan MacKillop
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB18-143 Referred to House Finance
SB18-184 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

SB18-143 - Referred to House Finance


01:33:27 PM  

Representatives Arndt and Wilson, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-143, concerning measures to increase revenue for Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and setting certain hunting, fishing, parks, and recreation fees. The bill raises fees for certain hunting and fishing licenses, stamps, and surcharges for CPW.

01:45:20 PM  
Bob Broscheid, Director, CPW, testified in support of the bill and discussed specific provisions found in the bill. Mr. Broscheid responded to questions from the committee regarding water infrastructure in need of repair and the cost per person of wildlife viewing.
01:57:32 PM  
Doug Vilsack, Department of Natural Resources, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee regarding dam safety and plans for new state parks. Mr. Vilsack distributed a fact sheet regarding dam safety and funding for dam maintenance [Attachment A].
02:03:25 PM  
Don Biesecker, Colorado Bow Hunters Association, testified in support of the bill.
02:05:59 PM  
Jennifer Gluck, Colorado Ducks Unlimited, testified in support of the bill and discussed the waterfowl stamp.
02:08:19 PM  
Steve Bonowski, Colorado Mountain Club, testified in support of the bill.
02:10:21 PM  
Gary Burton, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:12:36 PM  
John Liberatore, CPW, testified in support of the bill and discussed the infrastructure and makeup of Roscoe State Park.
02:16:34 PM  
Marty Holmes, representing himself and the Mule Deer Foundation, testified in support of the bill.
02:19:28 PM  
Kent Ingram, Colorado Wildlife Federation, testified in support of the bill.
02:22:42 PM  
Julie Stahli, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:24:23 PM  
Mr. Ingram responded to questions from the committee regarding park fees in other states.
02:26:31 PM  
Representatives Wilson and Arndt responded to committee questions regarding park fees in other states.
02:28:05 PM  
Stewart Leach, Boulder Rifle Club and Colorado State Muzzle Association, testified in support of the bill.
02:31:28 PM  
David Nickum, Colorado Trout Unlimited, testified in support of the bill.
02:33:02 PM  
Dane Gates, Colorado Trappers and Predator Hunters Association and Coloradans for Responsible Wildlife Management, testified in support of the bill.
02:36:03 PM  
Jim Remley, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:39:26 PM  
Mr. Gates responded to questions from the committee.
02:46:23 PM  
Michael Scott Cisco, Colorado Wildlife Control Operators Association, testified in support of the bill.
02:50:19 PM  
Dianna Orf, Colorado Water Congress, testified in support of the bill.
02:50:48 PM  
Mr. Cisco responded to questions from the committee.
02:52:33 PM  
Richard Orf, Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:54:33 PM  
Mr. Broscheid and Mr. Vilsack returned to respond to questions from the committee regarding big game hunting fees and changes in the bill regarding the manner in which park pass holders can display their passes.
03:01:02 PM  
Representative Lewis distributed and discussed Amendment L.006 [Attachment B]. Committee discussion ensued regarding the amendment and whether the amendment fits under the title of the bill.
03:08:13 PM  
Representative Esgar ruled that Amendment L.006 did not fit under the title under House Rule....


03:27:53 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-143 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Arndt
Seconded Valdez
Becker J. No
Buck No
Catlin Yes
Danielson Yes
Hooton Yes
Jackson Yes
Lewis No
McKean Yes
Roberts Yes
Saine No
Valdez Yes
Esgar Yes
Arndt Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-184 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:28:06 PM  
The committee recessed.
03:28:19 PM  
The committee came back to order.
03:39:31 PM  
Representatives McKean and Esgar, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-184, concerning a new permit for the short-term extraction of construction materials. Representative McKean distributed and explained Amendment L.002 [Attachment C].
03:41:54 PM  
Committee discussion ensued regarding the bill.
03:44:44 PM  
Tony Waldron, Department of Mine Reclamation and Safety, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Waldron addressed questions asked by the committee during committee discussion.
03:51:27 PM  
Representatives Esgar and McKean made concluding comments regarding the bill.


03:51:27 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Esgar
Seconded McKean
Becker J.
Buck
Catlin
Danielson
Hooton
Jackson
Lewis
McKean
Roberts
Saine
Valdez
Esgar
Arndt
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:52:51 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-184, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved McKean
Seconded Esgar
Becker J. Yes
Buck No
Catlin Yes
Danielson Yes
Hooton Yes
Jackson Yes
Lewis No
McKean Yes
Roberts Yes
Saine No
Valdez Yes
Esgar Yes
Arndt Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:53:07 PM   Committee Adjourned






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