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s_agr_2017a_2017-04-06t13:37:40z6 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/06/2017

Location: SCR 357

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1008



SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES, & ENERGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 17-1008 to the Committee of the W PASS







06:27 PM -- HB 17-1008



Senator Sonnenberg, prime sponsor, described the provisions of House Bill 17-1008 concerning greywater regulation exemptions for scientific research. Under current law, the Water Quality Control Commission (commission) in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) adopts rules concerning water quality. One set of rules has been adopted for the control and use of graywater. Graywater refers to wastewater that, prior to being treated or combined with other wastewater, is collected from certain fixtures within residential, commercial, or industrial buildings for a beneficial use. This bill, recommended by the Water Resources Review Committee, authorizes the use of graywater for scientific research involving human subjects, and sets minimum requirements for conducting such research. Research must be conducted on behalf of an educational institution. Graywater research conducted pursuant to this bill's authority need not comply with the commission's water quality control regulations.



The following persons testified on the bill:



06:28 PM --
Dianna Orf, Colorado Water Congress, spoke in support of the bill.



06:29 PM --
Jim Miggs, representing himself, discussed the benefits of greywater use to help save water.



06:30 PM



The chair closed testimony on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1008
TIME: 06:31:45 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1008 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 10-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
Yes
Coram
Yes
Court
Yes
Donovan
Yes
Fenberg
Yes
Fields
Yes
Jones
No
Marble
Yes
Scott
Yes
Baumgardner
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Final YES: 10 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







06:33 PM



The committee adjourned.








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