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H_RAA_2020A 02/13/2020 10:03:46 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RURAL AFFAIRS & AGRICULTURE
Date 02/13/2020
Attendance
Arndt X
Buentello X
Catlin X
Holtorf *
Pelton X
Titone X
Will X
Woodrow X
Young X
Valdez D. X
Roberts X
Time 10:03:46 AM to 11:19:38 AM
Place LSB A
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Roberts
This Report was prepared by Jimmy Reed
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1157 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB20-069 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB20-1097 Postponed Indefinitely

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call

HB20-1157 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


10:04:19 AM  

Representatives Roberts and Will, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1157 to the committee.  The bill expands the allowable use of loaned water in the Instream Flow Program.  Representatives Roberts and Will responded to committee questions.

10:18:28 AM  

Aaron Citron, representing The Nature Conservancy and the Colorado Water Congress State Affairs Committee, testified in support of the bill. Chris Piper, representing Denver Water, testified in support of the bill.  Abby Burk, representing Audubon Rockies, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Citron responded to committee questions.

10:30:35 AM  

Kathleen Curry, representing the Grand Valley Water Users Association, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee questions. Gayle Berry, representing the Colorado River District, testified in support of the bill.  Kate Ryan, representing the Colorado Water Trust, testified in support of the bill.  The panel responded to committee questions.

10:56:40 AM  
Representative Roberts distributed and discussed Amendment L.003 (Attachment A).


10:59:26 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment A).
Moved Roberts
Seconded Will
Arndt
Buentello
Catlin
Holtorf
Pelton
Titone
Will
Woodrow
Young
Valdez D.
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
10:59:27 AM  

Representatives Will and Roberts made concluding remarks.  Committee members commented on the bill.



11:07:43 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1157, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Roberts
Seconded Will
Arndt Yes
Buentello Yes
Catlin Yes
Holtorf Yes
Pelton Yes
Titone Yes
Will Yes
Woodrow Yes
Young Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-069 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


11:07:53 AM  

Representative Buentello, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 20-069 to the committee.  The bill allows disabled veterans residing in Colorado to receive free transferable annual state park passes.  Representative Buentello responded to committee questions.

11:13:38 AM  

Representative Buentello made concluding remarks.  Committee members commented on the bill.



11:15:38 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-069 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Buentello
Seconded Holtorf
Arndt Yes
Buentello Yes
Catlin Yes
Holtorf Yes
Pelton Yes
Titone Yes
Will Yes
Woodrow Yes
Young Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Excused
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1097 - Postponed Indefinitely


11:15:51 AM  

Representatives Arndt and Young, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1097 to the committee.  The bill allows water decreed for use in a domestic or municipal water supply system to be used in an interconnected domestic or municipal system if certain conditions are met.

11:17:17 AM  

Representative Arndt explained her motion to postpone indefinitely the bill.  Committee members commented on the bill.



11:19:20 AM
Motion Postpone House Bill 20-1097 indefinitely.
Moved Arndt
Seconded Pelton
Arndt Yes
Buentello Yes
Catlin Yes
Holtorf Yes
Pelton Yes
Titone Yes
Will Yes
Woodrow Yes
Young Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Excused
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


11:19:38 AM   The committee adjourned.






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