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s_agr_2016a_2016-04-21t13:33:00z7 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/21/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1256



SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES, & ENERGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.008. The motion passed without o

Refer House Bill 16-1256, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







02:27 PM -- HB 16-1256



Senator Sonnenberg, prime-sponsor, discussed the provisions of House Bill 16-1256, concerning a study regarding the creation of additional water storage in the South Platte River Basin. He also distributed Amendment L.008 (Attachment G). The bill instructs the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB), in collaboration with the State Engineer, to conduct or commission a hydrology study of the South Platte River Basin to estimate, for each of the previous twenty years, the volume of water that has been delivered to Nebraska in excess of the amount required in the South Platte River Compact and that could have been otherwise stored in the Lower South Platte River Basin.



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The following persons testified on the bill:



02:31 PM -- Emily Ibach, Colorado Farm Bureau, spoke in support of the bill.



02:31 PM -- Brett Moore, Colorado Association of Conservation Districts, spoke in support of the bill.



02:32 PM --
Dianna Orf, Colorado Water Congress, spoke in support of the bill.



02:35 PM



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


BILL: HB16-1256
TIME: 02:35:57 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.008. 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: HB16-1256
TIME: 02:36:27 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1256, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 7-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
Yes
Cooke
Yes
Donovan
Yes
Garcia
Yes
Hodge
Yes
Jones
No
Scott
Yes
Roberts
Excused
Sonnenberg
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 1 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS











02:38 PM



The committee adjourned.




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