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s_agr_2016a_2016-04-21t13:33:00z6 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/21/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1276



SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES, & ENERGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt a conceptual amendment, Page 3, strike line

Move to reconsider previous motion strike line 15

Refer House Bill 16-1276 to the Committee of the W
Pass Without Objection

PASS

PASS







02:18 PM -- HB 16-1276



The committee returned from recess. Senator Donovan, co-prime sponsors, discussed the provisions of House Bill 16-1276 concerning the conduction of emergency responses at legacy mine sites. Under current law, the Division of Reclamation, Mining, and Safety in the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) may use funds from the Emergency Response Cash Fund to respond to hazardous conditions at a mining site only if the site is subject to the division's regulatory authority. This bill authorizes use of the fund to conduct an emergency response when circumstances exist at a legacy mine site that create a danger to public health or welfare, or to the environment. A legacy site is a mine where hard rock mining operations have been abandoned prior to July 1, 1976, and there is no continuing responsibility for reclamation under state or federal laws.



The following persons testified on the bill.



02:21 PM --
Ginny Brannon, Director, DRMS, spoke in support of the bill and discussed problem associated with legacy mines in Colorado.





02:22 PM



The chair closed testimony and Senator Donovan closed her remarks on the bill.


BILL: HB16-1276
TIME: 02:23:24 PM
MOVED: Scott
MOTION: Adopt a conceptual amendment, Page 3, strike line 15 and 16. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
Cooke
Donovan
Garcia
Hodge
Jones
Scott
Roberts
Excused
Sonnenberg
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection






BILL: HB16-1276
TIME: 02:25:11 PM
MOVED: Scott
MOTION: Move to reconsider previous motion strike line 15 and 16 on Page 3. The motion passed on a vote of 8-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
Yes
Cooke
Yes
Donovan
Yes
Garcia
Yes
Hodge
Yes
Jones
Yes
Scott
Yes
Roberts
Excused
Sonnenberg
Yes
YES: 8 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS






BILL: HB16-1276
TIME: 02:26:43 PM
MOVED: Donovan
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1276 to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 8-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
Yes
Cooke
Yes
Donovan
Yes
Garcia
Yes
Hodge
Yes
Jones
Yes
Scott
Yes
Roberts
Excused
Sonnenberg
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS












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