BILL SUMMARY for HB09-1159
SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES
|Votes: View--> ||Action Taken: |
|Moved Amendment L. 006. The motion passed without|
Moved to refer HB 09-1159 to the Committee of the
|Pass Without Objection|
01:36 PM -- House Bill 09-1159
Senator Isgar, sponsor, explained that the reengrossed HB 09-1159 expands the qualification requirements for board members of a ground water management district to include the owners of producing agricultural real estate located in the district. He explained that some groundwater management districts have difficulty finding candidates for boards of directors that satisfy the statutory criteria. This law requires directors to own property and live in the division of the groundwater district that they represent. Some division are in rural areas with few residents. He also distributed Amendment L. 006 (Attachment A).
The following persons testified on the bill:
01:40 PM -- Mike Shimmon, Colorado Water Congress, explained that he represents several groundwater management districts that have been formed within the Northern High Plains Designated Basin in northeast Colorado. He also explained that some groundwater management districts have difficulty finding candidates for their boards of directors due to the statutory requirements. He also spoke in support of the bill and Amendment L. 006.
01:47 PM -- Don Shawcroft, Colorado Farm Bureau, spoke in support of the bill.
|TIME: || 01:48:59 PM|
|MOTION:||Moved to refer HB 09-1159 to the Committee of the Whole, as amended, and with recommendation that it be added to the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 6-0.|
Final YES: 6 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS