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H_TRA_2018A 03/15/2018 10:29:18 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
Date 03/15/2018
Attendance
Becker J. X
Bridges X
Buck X
Carver X
Esgar *
Ginal X
Hansen X
Jackson *
Lawrence X
Lewis X
Roberts X
McLachlan X
Winter X
Time 10:29:18 AM to 01:10:41 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Winter
This Report was prepared by Katie Ruedebusch
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB18-1275 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB18-1290 Referred to House Finance
HB18-1291 Amended, referred to House Appropriations

HB18-1290 - Committee Discussion Only


10:34:39 AM  

Reps. Lawrence and Roberts introduced House Bill 18-1290.  The bill implements the recommendations of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) in its 2017 sunset review of the Certification of Conservation Easement Holders in the Division of Real Estate in DORA, and continues the certification program until September 1, 2025.  Reps. Roberts and Lawrence answered several committee questions.  

 

10:40:01 AM  

The chair announced that the committee will take testimony on both House Bill 18-1290 and House Bill 18-1291 at the same time.  The committee will then vote on the bills seperately.



HB18-1275 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


10:29:30 AM  
Rep. Bridges introduced House Bill 18-1275. Under current law, an applicant for the Craig Hospital special license plate must make a $20 donation to Craig Hospital before issuance. This bill repeals the required $20 donation.
10:31:31 AM  
Mr. Kenny Hosack, representing Craig Hospital, testified in support of the bill.


10:34:31 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1275 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Bridges
Seconded Lawrence
Becker J. Yes
Bridges Yes
Buck Yes
Carver Yes
Esgar Yes
Ginal Excused
Hansen Yes
Jackson Yes
Lawrence Yes
Lewis Yes
Roberts Yes
McLachlan Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1291 - Committee Discussion Only


10:40:42 AM  
The committee took a brief recess.
10:41:21 AM  
The committee came back to order.
10:45:23 AM  

Reps. Winter and Thurlow introduced House Bill 18-1291. The bill implements the recommendations of DORA in its 2017 sunset review of the Conservation Easement Oversight Commission in the Division of Real Estate in DORA. The bill also makes modifications to the composition of commission, reduces membership from nine to seven members, and converts the commission from a Type 2 Agency to a Type 1 Agency, permitting the commission to exercise its powers, duties, and functions independent from the Division of Real Estate. Reps. Winter and Thurlow answered several committee questions.

10:51:39 AM  

Mr. Larry Kueter, representing the Colorado Cattlemans Agricultural Land Trust and the Colorado Colation of Land Trusts, testified in support of House Bill 18-1290 and House Bill 18-1291.

10:57:22 AM  

Mr. Erik Glenn, representing Colorado Cattlemans Agricultural Land Trust and the Colorado Colation of Land Trusts, testified in support of House Bill 18-1290 and House Bill 18-1291.

11:04:42 AM  

Mr. Kueter and Mr. Glenn answered several committee questions.

11:23:24 AM  

Ms. Ann Hanna, representing Hanna Ranches, testified in support of House Bill 18-1290 and House Bill 12-1291.  

11:26:47 AM  

Ms. Jillane Hixson, representing herself, testified against House Bill 18-1290 and House Bill 18-1291.  

11:32:30 AM  

Mr. Steve Wooten, representing himself, testified in support of House Bill 18-1290 and House Bill 18-1291.

11:36:48 AM  

Ms. Belinda Groner, representing the Heritage Defenders, testified against House Bill 18-1290 and House Bill 18-1291.  She distributed a packet of handouts to the committee [Attachment A].

11:43:00 AM  

Mr. Jay Fetcher, representing himself, testified in support of House Bill 18-1290 and House Bill 18-1291.

11:47:54 AM  

Former Senator Gail Schwartz, representing Colorado Open Lands, testified in support of House Bill 18-1290 and House Bill 18-1291.

11:48:58 AM  
Mr. Dallas May, representing himself, testified in support of House Bill 18-1290 and House Bill 118-1291.
11:54:34 AM  
Ms. Stacy McPhail, representing Gunnison Ranchland Conservation Legacy, testified in support of House Bill 18-1290 and House Bill 18-1291.
11:55:59 AM  
Mr. Fetcher and Mr. May answered several committee question.
12:00:36 PM  
Commissioner Merrit Linke, representing himself, Club 20, and Grand County, testified in support of House Bill 18-1290 and House Bill 18-1291.
12:04:49 PM  

Mr. Alan Gentz, representing himself, testified against House Bill 18-1290 and House Bill 18-1291.

12:14:53 PM  

Mr. Michael Meneffee, representing Colorado State University, came to the table to answer questions regarding Colorado State University's COMaP project.

12:17:52 PM  
Mr. Matt Moorhead, representing the Nature Conservancy, testified in support of House Bill 18-1290 and House Bill 18-1291. He answered several committee questions.
12:29:32 PM  
Mr. Glenn returned to the table to answer several committee questions.
12:29:53 PM  
Mr. Mark Weston, representing DORA, came to the table to answer committee questions.
12:31:12 PM  

Ms. Marcia Waters, Mr. Eric Turner, and Mr. Brian Tobias, representing DORA, came to the table to answer committee questions.



HB18-1290 - Committee Discussion Only



12:49:35 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 [Attachment B]
Moved Lawrence
Seconded Bridges
Becker J. Yes
Bridges Yes
Buck Yes
Carver Yes
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Hansen Yes
Jackson Yes
Lawrence Yes
Lewis Yes
Roberts Yes
McLachlan Yes
Winter Yes
YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


12:52:16 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 [Attachment C]
Moved Roberts
Seconded Lawrence
Becker J. No
Bridges Yes
Buck No
Carver No
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Hansen Yes
Jackson Yes
Lawrence Yes
Lewis No
Roberts Yes
McLachlan Yes
Winter Yes
YES: 9   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
12:52:16 PM  
Reps. Roberts and Lawrence gave some closing remarks on the bill.



HB18-1291 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations




01:00:27 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 [Attachment D]
Moved Winter
Seconded Esgar
Becker J. No
Bridges Yes
Buck No
Carver No
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Hansen Yes
Jackson Yes
Lawrence Yes
Lewis No
Roberts Yes
McLachlan Yes
Winter Yes
YES: 9   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


01:04:25 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 [Attachment E]
Moved Winter
Seconded Lawrence
Becker J. Yes
Bridges Yes
Buck No
Carver Yes
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Hansen Yes
Jackson Yes
Lawrence Yes
Lewis No
Roberts Yes
McLachlan Yes
Winter Yes
YES: 11   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


01:05:05 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 [Attachment F]
Moved Winter
Seconded Lawrence
Becker J.
Bridges
Buck
Carver
Esgar
Ginal
Hansen
Jackson
Lawrence
Lewis
Roberts
McLachlan
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:05:13 PM  
Reps. Winter and Thurlow gave some closing remarks on the bill.


01:09:23 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1291, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lawrence
Seconded Roberts
Becker J. No
Bridges Yes
Buck No
Carver Yes
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Hansen Yes
Jackson Yes
Lawrence Yes
Lewis No
Roberts Yes
McLachlan Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1290 - Referred to House Finance




12:55:35 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1290 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Lawrence
Seconded Roberts
Becker J. No
Bridges Yes
Buck No
Carver Yes
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Hansen Yes
Jackson Yes
Lawrence Yes
Lewis No
Roberts Yes
McLachlan Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


01:10:41 PM   Committee Adjourned






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