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S_LG_2016A 03/03/2016 10:11:00 AM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Date: 03/03/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 10:11 AM to 10:25 AM
Donovan
X
Kefalas
X
Place: SCR 353
Martinez Humenik
X
Tate
*
This Meeting was called to order by
Ulibarri
X
Senator Marble
Crowder
X
Marble
X
This Report was prepared by
David Beaujon
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB16-1046 Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar





10:11 AM -- HB 16-1046



Senator Baumgardner, sponsor, discussed the provisions of House Bill 16-1046 concerning the response to hazardous substance incidents under designated emergency response authority responsibility. He also distributed Amendment L.001 (Attachment A). Local governments currently designate, by ordinance or resolution, an emergency response authority for hazardous substance incidents. This bill requires local governments to report those designations to the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) annually and narrows the appropriate response to include threats of adverse effects of a hazardous substance on human health or the environment. The bill allows designated emergency response authorities to provide response capability through an agreement with a private entity. These private entities are given the right to claim reimbursement from the parties responsible for an incident if they are not paid by the designated response authority. Under current law, a hazardous substance of any size on residential, personal, or agricultural property does not need to be reported to the designated emergency response authority, the Department of Public Health and Environment (DPHE), or the local fire department. This bill requires all hazardous substances to be reported to one or more of these authorities upon request, except for hazardous substances in consumer-sized packaging or those that are stored or used by a farmer or rancher at an agricultural facility.



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The following persons testified on the bill:



10:14 AM --
Tim Gablehouse, representing himself, explained that he is President of Colorado Emergency Preparedness Partnership and spoke in favor of the bill. He discussed hazardous material incidents and the role of designated emergency response authorities, and challenges experienced by rural communities. Mr. Gablehouse answered questions from the committee members concerning hazard materials incidents responders and other issues.









10:20 AM -- Mark Larson, Colorado Wyoming Petroleum Marketers Association, spoke in support of the bill and Amendment L.001 (Attachment A).



10:22 AM



The chair closed testimony and Senator Baumgardner provided closing comments on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1046
TIME: 10:22:59 AM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Donovan
Kefalas
Martinez Humenik
Tate
Ulibarri
Crowder
Marble
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection
BILL: HB16-1046
TIME: 10:24:01 AM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1046, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 7-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Donovan
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Tate
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Crowder
Yes
Marble
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



10:25 AM



The committee adjourned.




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