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h_tra_2017a_2017-04-19t13:33:53z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/19/2017

Location: HCR 0112

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1336



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt a conceptual amendment to amendment L.005 ch

Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment E). The motion p

Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment G). The motion p

Refer House Bill 17-1336, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

PASS







02:26 PM



The committee recessed.



02:40 PM



The committee came back to order.



02:41 PM -- HB 17-1336



Representatives Foote and Young introduced House Bill 17-1336. The bill requires that:



• a majority of the royalty interest owners join in the application before the commission may order forced pooling;

• the commission provide 90-day prior notice of a hearing to consider an application for forced pooling;

• prospective oil and gas operators first provide affected interest owners with an explanation of the laws governing forced pooling before applying to the commission for a forced pooling order;

• oil and gas operators file an electronic report with the commission stating the number and location of nonconsenting owners; and

• the commission post the reports identifying nonconsenting owners in a searchable database on its website.



Representative Young distributed amendment L.002 (Attachment E) to the committee. Representatives Foote and Young answered several committee questions.



170419 AttachE.pdf170419 AttachE.pdf



02:50 PM



Committee discussion ensued regarding statutory pooling, public data, and other topics.



03:04 PM -- Mr. Matt Sura, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. He answered several committee questions regarding current law, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) rules, the COGCC rulemaking process, and examples of statutory pooling in Colorado.



03:40 PM -- Mr. Ken Wonstolen, representing the Bill Barrett Corporation, the Colorado Petroleum Council, and the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, testified against the of bill. He answered several committee questions regarding COGCC rules, the statutory pooling process within oil and gas companies, and other topics.



04:06 PM -- Councilman Kevin Kreeger, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



04:11 PM -- Councilman Mike Shelton, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



04:15 PM -- Ms. Jennifer Hoffmann, representing the City and County of Broomfield, testified in support of the bill.



04:19 PM -- Mr. Nicholas Coglazier, representing the Colorado Competitive Council and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, testified against the bill.



04:21 PM -- Mr. Scott Campbell, representing the Colorado Petroleum Association, testified against the bill. He answered several committee questions.



04:26 PM -- Mr. Jeff Wasden, representing the Colorado Business Roundtable, testified against the bill. He answered several committee questions.



04:48 PM -- Ms. Nancy Rae Clark, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



04:52 PM -- Councilman Steve Douglas, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



04:56 PM -- Mr. Unity Vincent Sferrize, representing himself, testified in support the bill.



05:02 PM -- Ms. Michelle Smith, representing Vital for Colorado, testified against the bill.



05:05 PM -- Mr. Neil Ray, representing the Colorado Alliance of Mineral and Royalty Owners, testified against the bill. He distributed a copy of his testimony to the committee (Attachment F).



170419 AttachF.pdf170419 AttachF.pdf



05:09 PM -- Ms. Ann Byers, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



05:12 PM -- Ms. Mindy Miller, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



05:15 PM -- Ms. Kathy Mendt, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



05:20 PM -- Mr. Mark Ruzzin, representing the Boulder County, testified in support of the bill.



05:22 PM -- Ms. Marilyn Hughes, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



05:24 PM -- Ms. Pat Davis, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



05:28 PM -- Ms. Marcia Morzin, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



05:31 PM -- Mr. Bill Young, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



05:35 PM -- Ms. Jeri Shepherd, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



05:40 PM -- Ms. Jean Lim, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



05:43 PM -- Ms. Linda McKibben, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



05:45 PM -- Ms. Cristen Logan, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



05:48 PM -- Mr. Vince Miller, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



05:53 PM



The committee recessed.



06:05 PM



The committee came back to order.

BILL: HB17-1336
TIME: 06:06:35 PM
MOVED: Hansen
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment E). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Winter
VOTE
Becker J.
Bridges
Buck
Carver
Esgar
Ginal
Hansen
Jackson
Lawrence
McLachlan
Nordberg
Winter
Mitsch Bush
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: HB17-1336
TIME: 06:08:29 PM
MOVED: Esgar
MOTION: Adopt a conceptual amendment to amendment L.005 changing the spelling of "driling" on lines 4 and lines 8 to "drilling", and changing "with" to "within" on line 4. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Winter
VOTE
Becker J.
Bridges
Buck
Carver
Esgar
Ginal
Hansen
Jackson
Lawrence
McLachlan
Nordberg
Winter
Mitsch Bush
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: HB17-1336
TIME: 06:12:59 PM
MOVED: Hansen
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment G). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Winter
VOTE
Becker J.
Bridges
Buck
Carver
Esgar
Ginal
Hansen
Jackson
Lawrence
McLachlan
Nordberg
Winter
Mitsch Bush
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



170419 AttachG.pdf170419 AttachG.pdf



06:14 PM



Representatives Foote and Young gave some closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1336
TIME: 06:19:34 PM
MOVED: Winter
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1336, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 8-5.
SECONDED: Jackson
VOTE
Becker J.
No
Bridges
Yes
Buck
No
Carver
No
Esgar
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Hansen
Yes
Jackson
Yes
Lawrence
No
McLachlan
Yes
Nordberg
No
Winter
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







06:19 PM



The committee adjourned.








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