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S_AGR_2018A 03/08/2018 01:31:02 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES, & ENERGY
Date 03/08/2018
Attendance
Cooke X
Coram X
Donovan X
Fenberg E
Fields X
Garcia *
Jones *
Marble *
Scott E
Baumgardner X
Sonnenberg X
Time 01:31:02 PM to 02:18:46 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Sonnenberg
This Report was prepared by David Beaujon
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 18-Racing Commission — Colorado Favorably Refer to Full Senate
Conf 18-Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund — State Board Of The Favorably Refer to Full Senate
SB18-182 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
SB18-184 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB18-1139 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Conf 18-Racing Commission — Colorado - Favorably Refer to Full Senate


01:32:51 PM  
Dan Hartman, Director of Division of Racing
Events in the Department of Revenue, introduced the Governor's appointment
to the Racing Commission.


01:35:50 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Pam Inmann to the Colorado Racing Commission to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Baumgardner
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Coram Yes
Donovan Yes
Fenberg Excused
Fields Yes
Garcia Yes
Jones Excused
Marble Yes
Scott Excused
Baumgardner Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 0   EXC: 3   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 18-Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund — State Board Of The - Favorably Refer to Full Senate


01:36:34 PM  
Chris Castillion, Executive Director of
Great Outdoors Colorado (also know as GOCO) introduced the Governor's appointments
to the State Board of the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund.
01:36:57 PM  
Hollie Jean Velasquez Horvath of Denver, reappointed for a term expiring April 15, 2021, as a Democrat and a resident of the First Congressional District, discussed her experience and interest in serving another term on the board [Attachment B].
01:37:25 PM  
Linda Jean Strand of Aurora, reappointed for a term expiring April 15, 2021, as a Democrat and resident of the 6th Congressional District, discussed her experience and interest in serving another term on the board [Attachment B].
01:38:11 PM  
Warren Hall Dean of Colorado Springs, appointed for a term expiring April 15, 2021, as a Democrat and resident of the Fifth Congressional District, discussed his experience and interest in serving on the board [Attachment B].


01:47:20 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Warren Dean, Hollie Horvath, and LInda Strand to the State Board Of Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Baumgardner
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Coram Yes
Donovan Yes
Fenberg Excused
Fields Yes
Garcia Yes
Jones Yes
Marble Yes
Scott Excused
Baumgardner Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-182 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


01:47:59 PM  
Senator Coram and Senator Guzman, co-prime sponsors, discussed the provisions of SB18-182 concerning the allocation of source market fees. They also distributed Amendment L.001 [Attachment C]. The bill authorizes the director of the Racing Division in the Department of Revenue to allocate a portion of the source market fee deposited into the Horse Breeders' and Owners' Awards and Supplemental Purse Fund if he or she determines that such an allocation is necessary to maintain a sufficient and competitive purse structure. This fund is to be paid as authorized by the director of the Racing Division as purses for races held at live race meets in Colorado or as otherwise directed by the Colorado Racing Commission.
01:52:28 PM  
Shannon Rushton, Colorado Horse Racing Association, spoke in support of the bill.
01:53:53 PM  
Tom Downey, Mile High Racing and Entertainment,
spoke in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee
regarding the effect of the bill on the state tax revenue and spending
limits.  He also explained Amendment L.001.
01:57:09 PM  
Dan Hartman, Director of Division of Racing
Events in the Department of Revenue, announced he is available for questions
only from the committee.
01:57:45 PM  
The chair closed testimony and Senator Coram and Senator Guzman closed their remarks on the bill.


01:59:38 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Coram
Seconded
Cooke
Coram
Donovan
Fenberg Excused
Fields
Garcia
Jones
Marble
Scott Excused
Baumgardner
Sonnenberg
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:00:21 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-182, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Coram
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Coram Yes
Donovan Yes
Fenberg Excused
Fields Yes
Garcia Yes
Jones Yes
Marble Yes
Scott Excused
Baumgardner Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-184 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:00:34 PM  
Senator Coram, prime sponsor, discussed the provisions of SB18-184 concerning permits for short-term extraction of construction materials. Under current law, excavation projects that extract construction materials must obtain a permit issued by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This bill allows an operator of a one-time excavation project that generates small quantities of construction materials that are incidental to the intent of the excavation project to obtain a special use permit from the DNR. An operation that qualifies for a special use permit must be clearly defined, of short duration and scope, affect no more than 30 acres, and not employ material processing activities typically associated with mining operations. All affected lands subject to the new permit must be reclaimed within 12 months following the issuance of the permit. Project operators must convert to the appropriate regular construction materials permit if extraction and export of materials from the site are not completed within 12 months. The bill specifies that the cost for the original permit is $400, and the annual fee for each subsequent year of operation is $200.
02:02:37 PM  
Tony Waldren, Division of Reclamation, Mining, and Safety, spoke in support of the bill and identified fees assessed by the division on various types of mining operations. He also responded to questions from the committee about exemptions for permit requirements for persons who extract mine materials for use on their own property and expenses related to the permit review process.


02:12:35 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-184 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Coram
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Coram Yes
Donovan Yes
Fenberg Excused
Fields Yes
Garcia Yes
Jones Yes
Marble Yes
Scott Excused
Baumgardner Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1139 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:12:50 PM  
Senator Zenzinger, prime sponsor, discussed the provisions of House Bill 18-1139 concerning reporting requirements for fees. House Bill 12-1317, enacted the merger of Colorado Parks and Wildlife and repealed a section of statute effective September 1, 2017. House Bill 18-1139 removes obsolete references to the repealed section and replaces them with references to the Parks and Wildlife Commission's rules.


02:15:24 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1139 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Jones
Seconded
Cooke No
Coram No
Donovan No
Fenberg Excused
Fields Yes
Garcia Yes
Jones Yes
Marble No
Scott Excused
Baumgardner No
Sonnenberg No
YES: 3   NO: 6   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


02:16:06 PM
Motion Reconsider
Moved Baumgardner
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Coram Yes
Donovan Yes
Fenberg Excused
Fields Yes
Garcia Yes
Jones Yes
Marble Yes
Scott Excused
Baumgardner Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:17:28 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1139 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Jones
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Coram Yes
Donovan Yes
Fenberg Excused
Fields Yes
Garcia Yes
Jones Yes
Marble Yes
Scott Excused
Baumgardner Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:18:46 PM   Committee Adjourned






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