BILL SUMMARY for SB09-229
SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND ENERGY
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|Moved to postponed indefinitely SB 09-229. The mo||PASS|
02:21 PM -- Senate Bill 09-229
Senator Isgar, sponsor, described the provisions of Senate Bill 09-229, as introduced bill, that requires the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) to obtain consent from a surface owner or the surface owner's appointed tenant prior to imposing any conditions for wildlife resource protection pursuant to the "Wildlife Habitat Stewardship Act of 2007." It also requires the COGCC to use off-site mitigation measures if the surface owner or tenant withholds such consent. The final rules to implement the Colorado Habitat Stewardship Act of 2007 were adopted by the COGCC on December 11, 2008. The rules will be reviewed by the General Assembly during the 2009 legislative session. Unless otherwise specified, these rules are effective on April 1, 2009, for operations on private land, and May 1, 2009, for operations on federal land. Senator Isgar also described the need to protect property interests and wildlife on agricultural and ranch land and expressed concern about the impact of the COGCC rules on the property interests of landowners. He also described opposition to the bill and requested that it be postponed indefinitely.
There was no testimony on the bill.
|TIME: || 02:32:17 PM|
|MOTION:||Moved to postponed indefinitely SB 09-229. The motion passed on a vote of 5-1.|
Final YES: 5 NO: 1 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS
The meeting adjourned.