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Date: 04/27/2017

Location: SCR 354

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1285



SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 17-1285 to the Committee on Finan PASS





03:47 PM -- HB 17-1285




Senators Cooke and Jahn, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1285. Under current law, the water pollution control program administered by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is funded by a mix of General Fund and fees from regulated entities. This bill increases the fee portion of funding for these programs. Before the General Assembly adjusts the fees again, the department is required to engage in a stakeholder process to determine the adequate and appropriate fee levels, and the total funding for the state's discharge permit system. The bill establishes goals for the ratio of fee revenue to General Fund revenue for each sector of the program.



03:51 PM -- Michael Nicoletti, CDPHE, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Nicoletti responded to questions from the committee.



03:58 PM -- Jim Cole, Colorado Oil and Gas Association, testified in support of the bill.



04:00 PM -- Bill Skewes, Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, testified in support of the bill.



04:00 PM --
Richard Orf, Colorado Mining Association and Colorado Water Congress, testified in support of the bill.



04:00 PM --
Jeff Weist, Associated General Contractors of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



04:01 PM --
Morgan Cullen, Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.



04:01 PM --
Sophie San Miguel, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



04:04 PM



Senators Cooke and Jahn made closing comments.


BILL: HB17-1285
TIME: 04:05:49 PM
MOVED: Martinez Humenik
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1285 to the Committee on Finance. The motion passed on a vote of 4-0, with one excused.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Crowder
Excused
Kefalas
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Smallwood
Yes
Final YES: 4 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



04:08 PM



Senator Smallwood adjourned the meeting.












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