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s_sa_2016a_2016-05-06t11:09:53z3 Hearing Summary

Date: 05/06/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-214



SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B). The motion p

Postpone Senate Bill 16-214 indefinitely using a r

Refer Senate Bill 16-214, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS

FAIL







12:10 PM -- SB16-214



Senators Marble and Hodge presented Senate Bill 16-214 to the committee, along with amendment L.002 (Attachment B). This bill requires the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) to commission the American Ground Water Trust to conduct a study of other western states' use of real-time water management strategies for groundwater and surface water. The CWCB is required to commission the study as soon as practicable, and the trust is required to complete the study within three months and compile the research and findings from the study for the CWCB within one month after completing the study.



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The CWCB and the trust are required to report on the research and findings from the study to the House and Senate committees of reference that have jurisdiction over natural resources by January 15, 2017. If the CWCB receives the trust's research and findings before the final meeting of the Water Resources Review Committee (WRRC) during the 2016 interim, the CWCB and the trust are required to report on the study to the WRRC.



The bill allows the CWCB to expend up to $30,000 from the Emergency Dewatering Grant Account of the CWCB Construction Fund to pay for the study. The bill includes a repeal date of September 1, 2017.



12:15 PM --
Dick Wolfe, State Engineer, testified on the bill.



12:22 PM --
Garin Vorthmann, representing the Colorado Farm Bureau, testified against the bill.



12:32 PM --
Julie McKenna, representing Northern Water, testified against the bill.



12:33 PM --
Joan Green, representing Water Rights Association of the South Platte, testified against the bill.





12:38 PM



Senators Marble and Hodge wrapped up their presentation and answered questions from the committee.

BILL: SB16-214
TIME: 12:40:23 PM
MOVED: Ulibarri
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Cooke
Ulibarri
Sonnenberg
Scott
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection






BILL: SB16-214
TIME: 12:45:49 PM
MOVED: Ulibarri
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-214, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Cooke
No
Ulibarri
Yes
Sonnenberg
No
Scott
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL






BILL: SB16-214
TIME: 12:46:27 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Postpone Senate Bill 16-214 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
No
Cooke
Yes
Ulibarri
No
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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