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S_AGR_2018A 04/26/2018 01:35:12 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES, & ENERGY
Date 04/26/2018
Attendance
Cooke X
Coram X
Donovan X
Fenberg X
Jones X
Kagan X
Marble *
Scott X
Williams A. X
Baumgardner X
Sonnenberg X
Time 01:35:12 PM to 02:48:16 AM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Sonnenberg
This Report was prepared by David Beaujon
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 18-State Fair Authority Board Of Commissioners Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
SB18-245 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
Conf 18-Parks And Wildlife Commission Unfavorably Refer to Full Senate

Conf 18-State Fair Authority Board Of Commissioners - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:35:22 PM  

Don Brown, Commissioner of Agriculture, Colorado Department of Agriculture, introduced the Governor's appointments to the State Fair Authority Board of Commissioners [Attachment A].  He also explained that Michael Cafasso is unable to attend this hearing and requested that his confirmation be referred to another committee for consideration at a later date.

01:36:40 PM  

Michelle Rene Brown of Pueblo West, appointed for a term expiring November 1, 2021, and a Democrat residing in the Third Congressional District and the county of the fair, discussed her experience and interest in serving on the board.

01:37:25 PM  

William J. Hybl of Colorado Springs, reappointed for a term expiring November 1, 2021, and as a Republican residing in the Fifth Congressional District, discussed his experience and interest in serving another term on the board.



01:44:00 PM
Motion Move to severe the appointments of Michael Cafasso, William Hybl, Michelle Brown to the State Fair Authority Board of Commissioners.
Moved Baumgardner
Seconded
Cooke Excused
Coram Yes
Donovan Yes
Fenberg Yes
Jones Yes
Kagan Yes
Marble Yes
Scott Yes
Williams A. Yes
Baumgardner Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


01:45:19 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Michael Cafasso, Senate State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee.
Moved Baumgardner
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Coram Yes
Donovan Yes
Fenberg Yes
Jones Yes
Kagan Yes
Marble Yes
Scott Yes
Williams A. Yes
Baumgardner Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


01:45:41 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of William Hybl and Michelle Brown to the Conf 18-State Fair Authority Board Of Commissioners to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation.
Moved Baumgardner
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Coram Yes
Donovan Yes
Fenberg Yes
Jones Yes
Kagan Yes
Marble Yes
Scott Yes
Williams A. Yes
Baumgardner Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 18-Parks And Wildlife Commission - Favorably Refer to Full Senate


01:45:47 PM  

Bob Broscheid, Director of the Parks and Wildlife Commission introduced the Governor's appointments to the Parks and Wildlife Commission [Attachment B]. He also explained that Carrie Besnette Hauser who was appointed to serve as a representative of outdoor recreation and utilization of parks resources, is unable to attend today's hearing. He requested that her appointment be referred to another committee so that she can be considered at a later date when she is in Denver.

01:46:55 PM  
James G. Spehar of Grand Junction, appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2019, and to serve as a representative of outdoor recreation and utilization of parks resources, discussed his experience and interest in serving on the Parks and Wildlife Commission.
01:48:44 PM  
Marie E. Haskett of Meeker, appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2021, and as a representative of sports persons and outfitters and west of the Continental Divide, discussed her experience and interest in serving on the Parks and Wildlife Commission.
01:49:09 PM  

Marvin Edward McDaniel of Sedalia, appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2021, and as a member at large, discussed his experience and interest in serving on the Parks and Wildlife Commission.



01:54:00 PM
Motion Move to severe the appointments of James Spehar, Carrie Hauser, Marie Haskett, Marvin McDaniel.
Moved Baumgardner
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Coram Yes
Donovan Yes
Fenberg Yes
Jones Yes
Kagan Yes
Marble Yes
Scott Yes
Williams A. Yes
Baumgardner Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


01:54:48 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of James Spehar to the Conf 18-Parks And Wildlife Commission to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation.
Moved Baumgardner
Seconded
Cooke No
Coram No
Donovan Yes
Fenberg Yes
Jones Yes
Kagan Yes
Marble No
Scott No
Williams A. Yes
Baumgardner No
Sonnenberg No
YES: 5   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


01:55:47 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Marie Haskett to the Conf 18-Parks And Wildlife 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 Yes
Jones Yes
Kagan Yes
Marble Yes
Scott Yes
Williams A. Yes
Baumgardner Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


01:56:30 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Marvin E. McDaniel to the Conf 18-Parks And Wildlife Commission to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation.
Moved Baumgardner
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Coram Yes
Donovan Yes
Fenberg Yes
Jones Yes
Kagan Yes
Marble Yes
Scott Yes
Williams A. Yes
Baumgardner Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


01:56:44 PM
Motion Refer Carrie Hauser's confirmation hearing for the Parks and Wildlife Commission to the Senate State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee.
Moved Baumgardner
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Coram Yes
Donovan Yes
Fenberg Yes
Jones Yes
Kagan Yes
Marble Yes
Scott Yes
Williams A. Yes
Baumgardner Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-245 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:57:02 PM  

Senator Cooke, prime-sponsor, discussed the provisions of Senate Bill18-245 concerning the naturally occurring rediation material rules. Under current law, the State Board of Health in the Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) cannot adopt rules concerning the disposal of naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) until the Environmental Protection Agency has adopted rules concerning the disposal of NORM. This bill allows the state board to adopt rules concerning the disposal of NORM.

01:57:23 PM  

Jim Grice, CDPHE, spoke in support of the bill and discussed the authority of the department to regulate radioactive materials.  He also responded to questions from the committee about health risks associated with NORMs and background radiation levels in the state.  He also discussed the department's rule making process.

02:00:39 PM  

Pat Ratliff, Colorado Water Congress, spoke in opposition to the bill and explained another bill has been introduced in the 2018 session (House Bill 18-1215) that authorizes the CDPHE to regulate NORMs following studies and a stakeholder process. She also responded to questions from the committee about NORMS and the effect of the bill if its enacted.

02:04:59 PM  

Ken Lykens, Centennial Water and Sanitation District, spoke in opposition to the bill and explained how water treatment is associated with NORMs and the use of biosolids that are derived from water treatment facilities. He also distributed a letter from the Colorado Water Utility Council concerning the regulation of technologically enhanced naturally occuring readiation materials (TENORM) [Attachment C].

02:23:40 PM  
Tracee Bentley, Colorado Petroleum Council, spoke in support of the bill.
02:25:11 PM  

Jasan Chan, Waste Management, Inc., spoke in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee regarding his company's communication with the CDPHE concerning the regulation of TENORMs.

02:26:27 PM  

Andrew Cusper, Colorado Oil and Gas Association, spoke in support of the bill. He also responded to questions from the committee about possible regulatory action by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the regulation of TENORM.

02:34:33 PM  
Mr. Grice returned to respond to questions from the committee concerning the department's consultation with stakeholders in its rule making process.
02:40:20 PM  
The chair closed testimony and Senator Cooke closed his remarks on the bill.


02:42:49 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-245 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Cooke
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Coram No
Donovan Yes
Fenberg Yes
Jones No
Kagan Yes
Marble Yes
Scott Yes
Williams A. Excused
Baumgardner Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 18-Parks And Wildlife Commission - Unfavorably Refer to Full Senate




02:47:20 PM
Motion To refer the appointment of James G. Spehar to the Parks and Wildlife Commission with an unfavorable recommendation.
Moved Baumgardner
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Coram Yes
Donovan No
Fenberg No
Jones No
Kagan No
Marble Yes
Scott Yes
Williams A. Excused
Baumgardner Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 4   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:48:16 AM   Committee Adjourned






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