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s_agr_2017a_2017-03-09t14:00:08z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/09/2017

Location: SCR 357

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-202



SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES, & ENERGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 17-202 to the Committee on Appro PASS







02:48 PM -- SB17-202



Senator Coram, prime sponsor, described the provisions of Senate Bill 17-202 concerning the Species Conservation Trust Fund. The bill appropriates $1.5 million from the Species Conservation Trust Fund for programs submitted by the Director of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) that are designed to conserve native species that have been listed as threatened or endangered under state or federal law, or are likely to become candidate species as determined by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The funds appropriated are available in FY 2017-18 and remain available for the designated purposes until they are fully expended.



The following persons testified on the bill:



02:49 PM --
Carlee Brown, Colorado Water Conservation Board, identified CWCB programs that will receive funding under the bill including the Platte River Endangered Species Recovery Program.



02:51 PM --
Emily Brummit, Colorado Water Congress, spoke in support of the bill.



02:52 PM --
Doug Krieger, Division of Parks and Wildlife, spoke in support of the bill and explained how the Species Conservation Trust Fund helps the keep species from being listed as threatened or endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act.



02:54 PM --
David Klute, Division of Parks and Wildlife, spoke in support of the bill and explained how the bill will help the division manage plague in prairie dog populations.



02:57 PM



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

BILL: SB17-202
TIME: 02:57:10 PM
MOVED: Coram
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-202 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 10-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
Yes
Coram
Yes
Donovan
Yes
Fenberg
Yes
Fields
Yes
Garcia
Yes
Jones
Yes
Marble
No
Scott
Yes
Tate
Yes
(none)
Baumgardner
Yes
Final YES: 10 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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