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H_SA_2018A 04/18/2018 01:34:24 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date 04/18/2018
Attendance
Benavidez X
Hooton *
Humphrey X
Leonard X
Melton *
Weissman X
Williams D. X
Lontine X
Foote X
Time 01:34:24 PM to 02:57:44 PM
Place LSB A
This Meeting was called to order by Foote
This Report was prepared by Amanda King
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB18-192 Postponed Indefinitely
HB18-1318 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

SB18-192 - Postponed Indefinitely

01:34:53 PM  
Representative Buck, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-192. The bill provides for the compensation of a royalty owner when a local ordinance, resolution, or other policy prohibits the practice of hydraulic fracturing to recover oil and gas within a local government's jurisdiction, or places a moratorium on oil and gas activities. The local government is liable to the mineral interest owner for the value of the mineral interest not received due to the prohibition or moratorium. The bill also requires that a local government that enacts a moratorium on oil and gas activities compensate oil and gas operators, mineral lessees, and royalty owners for all costs, damages, and losses of fair market value associated with the moratorium.
01:37:34 PM  
Representative Buck answered questions from the committee.
01:38:14 PM  

Commissioner Jim Zwetzig, Morgan County and Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in opposition to the bill. He provided three handouts to the committee [Attachments A to C]. Commissioner Zwetzig answered questions from the committee.

01:50:46 PM  
Neil Ray, Colorado Alliance of Mineral and Royalty Owners, testified in support of the bill. He provided a handout to the committee [Attachment D]. Mr. Ray answered questions from the committee.
01:58:28 PM  

Michael Bellmont, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:02:41 PM  

Jim Cole, Colorado Oil and Gas Association, testified in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee.

02:06:12 PM  

Jack Luellen, Colorado Bar Association, testified in opposition to the bill. He answered questions from the committee.

02:15:00 PM  
Phil Ross, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:17:47 PM  
Mark Ruzzin, Boulder County, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:21:22 PM  
Sophia Guerro Murphy, Conservation Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:25:17 PM  
Morgan Cullen, Colorado Municipal League, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:26:46 PM  
The committee recessed.
02:29:39 PM  
The committee came back to order.
02:29:51 PM  
Representative Buck made concluding remarks on the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.


02:39:21 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-192 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Williams D.
Seconded Humphrey
Benavidez No
Hooton No
Humphrey Yes
Leonard Yes
Melton No
Weissman No
Williams D. Yes
Lontine No
Foote No
YES: 3   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


02:39:32 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 18-192 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Melton
Seconded Weissman
Benavidez Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Leonard No
Melton Yes
Weissman Yes
Williams D. No
Lontine Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1318 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:39:36 PM  

Representative Hooton and Representative Hansen, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1318. The bill requires candidates for President and Vice President of the United States to file, at a minimum, copies of their five most recent federal income tax returns and provide written consent for the public disclosure of the returns at least 90 days prior to the presidential election. The Department of State must make the tax returns available on the department's website within seven days of their receipt. If the tax returns and written consent are not provided in a timely manner, the name of the candidate and the name of his or her running mate is not to be printed on the ballot and presidential electors cannot vote for the candidate.

02:45:22 PM  
Representative Hooton and Representative Hansen answered questions from the committee.
02:50:00 PM  
Elizabeth Steele, Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill.
02:53:27 PM  

Representative Hooton and Representative Hansen made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.



02:57:22 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1318 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Hooton
Seconded Lontine
Benavidez Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Leonard No
Melton Yes
Weissman Yes
Williams D. No
Lontine Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:57:44 PM   Committee Adjourned






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