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s_agr_2016a_2016-03-24t13:37:00z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/24/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-137



SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES, & ENERGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 16-137 to the Committee of the W PASS







01:37 PM -- SB 16-137



Senator Johnston and Senator Sonnenberg, Co-prime sponsors, discussed the provisions of Senate Bill 16-137 concerning Parks and Wildlife Commission and landowner agreements. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Landowner Preference Program gives owners of agricultural land who make their property available for hunting the ability to apply for hunting licenses using a number of applications based on the acreage registered with the program. This bill clarifies that the preference program does not limit the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission from entering into an agreement with a private landowner for public hunting and fishing and including the issuance of a hunting license in that agreement. The CPW Game Damage Program compensates landowners for damage caused by big game animals. This bill clarifies that the game damage program does not limit the commission's authority to negotiate the waiver of game damage eligibility in an agreement.



The following persons testified on the bill:



The chair closed testimony and Senator Johnston and Senator Sonnenberg closed their remarks on the bill.



01:39 PM --
Gaspar Perricone, Legislative Program Manager, Colorado Department of Natural Resources, explained the bill addresses issues identified by the Office of Legislative Legal Services concerning the rulemaking authority of the Parks and Wildlife Commission.



01:40 PM --
Jeff Ver Steeg, Division of Parks and Wildlife, said that he was available for questions from the committee. There were no questions from the committee.


BILL: SB16-137
TIME: 01:43:01 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-137 to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
Yes
Cooke
Excused
Donovan
Excused
Garcia
Excused
Hodge
Yes
Jones
Yes
Scott
Excused
Roberts
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 4 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS












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