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s_agr_2016a_2016-03-17t13:32:06z3 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/17/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-151



SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES, & ENERGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001. The motion passed without o

Refer Senate Bill 16-151, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS





01:43 PM -- SB 16-151



Senator Sonnenberg, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 16-151, concerning the right of Coloradans to hunt wildlife, and establishing hunting as the primary means of managing wildlife. The bill modifies the legislative declaration in Colorado wildlife law to clarify that Coloradans will always have the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife and establishes that these are the primary methods of controlling and managing wildlife.



The following persons testified on the bill:



01:45 PM --
Denny Behrens, Big Game Forever, spoke in support of the bill.



01:47 PM --
Dick Ray, Colorado Outfitters Association, spoke in support of the bill.



01:48 PM --
Daniel Gates, Colorado Trappers and Predator Hunters Association, spoke in support of the bill and distributed a copy of his comments to the committee (Attachment C).



160317 AttachC.pdf160317 AttachC.pdf



01:51 PM -- David McCord, Colorado State Muzzleloaders, spoke in support of the bill.



01:52 PM --
Bill Canterberry, Colorado Outfitters and Colorado Cattleman's Association, spoke in support of the bill.



01:54 PM --
Chris Journey, representing himself, spoke in support of the bill.



01:54 PM --
John Howard, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission, spoke in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee.



01:59 PM --
Gaspar Perricone, Legislative Program Manager, Department of Natural Resources, did not provide testimony but responded to questions from the committee.



02:03 PM --
Gary Christoffersen, representing himself, spoke in support of the bill.



02:05 PM



Senator Sonnenberg concluded his comments on the bill and distributed Amendment L.001 (Attachment D). Senator Sonnenberg explained the amendment.



160317 AttachD.pdf160317 AttachD.pdf

BILL: SB16-151
TIME: 02:06:35 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
Cooke
Donovan
Garcia
Hodge
Jones
Scott
Roberts
Sonnenberg
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection









02:07 PM



Senator Sonnenberg distributed and explained Amendment L.002 (Attachment E). Committee discussion ensued regarding Amendment L.002, and Senator Sonnenberg withdrew the amendment.



160317 AttachE.pdf160317 AttachE.pdf



02:09 PM



Committee discussion ensued regarding the bill.


BILL: SB16-151
TIME: 02:11:44 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-151, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 8-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
Yes
Cooke
Yes
Donovan
Yes
Garcia
Yes
Hodge
Yes
Jones
No
Scott
Yes
Roberts
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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