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HB17-1063 Reduce Business Personal Property Taxes 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

Under current law, if a business has less than $7,300 of personal property that would be listed on a single personal property schedule, then the personal property is exempt from the property tax and the business is not required to submit a schedule to the county assessor. With respect to this exemption, the bill reduces the amount of personal property tax that businesses pay by:

  • Increasing the exemption that applies per schedule from $7,300 to $50,000, adjusted for inflation in the future, which increase will allow more businesses to avoid filing personal property tax schedules; and
  • Allowing businesses whose personal property value exceeds the total exemption amount to claim the exemption.

For public utilities that are assessed statewide, the property tax administrator currently considers all of a public utility's tangible property within the state as a factor in determining the value of the public utility as a unit. The bill modifies the valuation process by:

  • Exempting the first $50,000 or an inflation-adjusted amount of personal property from the property tax and excluding it from the administrator's consideration for valuation purposes; and
  • Excluding the exempt personal property from the public utility's statement of property that it files with the administrator.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/11/2017 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs + Finance
2/1/2017 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:

HB17-1124 Local Government Liable Fracking Ban Oil And Gas Moratorium 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The bill specifies that a local government that bans hydraulic fracturing of an oil and gas well is liable to the mineral interest owner for the value of the mineral interest and that a local government that enacts a moratorium on oil and gas activities shall compensate oil and gas operators, mineral lessees, and royalty owners for all costs, damages, and losses of fair market value associated with the moratorium.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 1/26/2017 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/22/2017 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:

HB17-1190 Limited Applicability Of St. Jude's Co. Water Case 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

In the case of St. Jude's Co. v. Roaring Fork Club, LLC, 351 P.3d 442 (Colo. 2015) ( St. Jude's Co. ), the Colorado supreme court held that direct diversions of water from a river to a private ditch for aesthetic, recreational, and piscatorial purposes on private property, without impoundment, are not beneficial uses of water under Colorado water law.

The bill provides that the decision in the St. Jude's Co. case interpreting section 37-92-103 (4) does not apply to previously decreed absolute and conditional water rights or claims pending as of July 15, 2015. The interpretation of section 37-92-103 (4) in St. Jude's Co. applies only to direct-flow appropriations, without storage, filed after July 15, 2015, for water diverted from a surface stream or tributary groundwater by a private entity for private aesthetic, recreational, and piscatorial purposes.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 2/17/2017 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
3/13/2017 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/16/2017 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
3/17/2017 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/20/2017 - No Amendments
3/17/2017 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/22/2017 - No Amendments
3/22/2017 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/28/2017 - No Amendments
3/28/2017 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/03/2017 - No Amendments
4/4/2017 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/5/2017 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/7/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
4/20/2017 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/25/2017 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/26/2017 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/27/2017 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/17/2017 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/18/2017 Sent to the Governor
5/18/2017 Signed by the President of the Senate
5/25/2017 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, March 14
50 HB17-1190 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
51 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
52 recommendation:
53
2017 Page 508 House Journal--63rd Day--March 14,
1 Amend printed bill, page 2, strike lines 11 and 12 and substitute "COURT
2 CLAIM WAS PENDING, AS OF JULY 15, 2015. RIGHTS WHICH WOULD BE
3 SUBJECT TO THE COLORADO SUPREME COURT'S INTERPRETATION OF
4 SECTION 37-92-103 (4) IN THE ST. JUDE'S CO. CASE BUT FOR THIS
5 SUBSECTION (20)(a) ARE VALID AND SHALL BE GIVEN FULL FORCE AND
6 EFFECT, AND ANY SUCH PENDING CLAIMS MAY BE ADJUDICATED IN
7 ACCORDANCE WITH OTHERWISE APPLICABLE COLORADO LAW. SUCH".
8
9 Page 2, strike lines 16 through 20 and substitute "ACCORDANCE WITH
10 COLORADO LAW. CHANGES OF SUCH RIGHTS MUST BE LIMITED TO
11 CHANGES IN POINTS OF DIVERSION MADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
12 PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.".
13
14 Page 3, line 1, after "TO" insert "CLAIMS FOR".
15
16 Page 3, line 2, strike "MADE" and substitute "FILED".
17
18 Page 3, strike lines 3 and 4 and substitute "FROM A SURFACE STREAM OR
19 TRIBUTARY GROUNDWATER BY A PRIVATE ENTITY FOR PRIVATE
20 AESTHETIC, RECREATIONAL, AND PISCATORIAL PURPOSES.".
21
22 Page 3, after line 4 insert:
23
24 "(c) NOTHING IN THIS SUBSECTION (20) IS INTENDED, NOR SHALL
25 BE INTERPRETED, AS CREATING ANY NEW TYPE OF WATER RIGHTS OR
26 BENEFICIAL USES FOR PUBLIC OR PRIVATE ENTITIES UNDER COLORADO
27 LAW.".
28
29 Reletter succeeding paragraph accordingly.
30
31 Page 3, strike line 9 and substitute "37-92-103, OR THE APPROPRIATION OF
32 WATER RIGHTS FOR PARKS AND WILDLIFE PURPOSES PURSUANT TO
33 SECTIONS 33-1-101, 33-1-105, 33-10-101, AND 33-10-107.".
34
35

Senate Journal, April 21
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that HB17-1190 be
amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with
favorable recommendation.

Amend reengrossed bill, page 2, line 6, strike "(a)".

Page 2, strike lines 10 and 11 and substitute "RIGHTS FOR WHICH A
DECREE WAS ENTERED AS OF JULY 15, 2015. RIGHTS WHICH WOULD".

Page 2, line 14, strike "(20)(a)" and substitute "(20)".

Page 2, strike lines 15 through 19 and substitute "EFFECT. SUCH RIGHTS
MAY BE MAINTAINED THROUGH FINDINGS OF REASONABLE DILIGENCE AND
MADE ABSOLUTE, AND AUGMENTATION PLANS RELATED TO SUCH RIGHTS
MAY BE APPROVED, IN".

Strike page 3 and substitute:

"SECTION 2. Act subject to petition - effective date. This act
takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on the day following the expiration of the
ninety-day period after final adjournment of the general assembly
(August 9, 2017, if adjournment sine die is on May 10, 2017); except
that, if a referendum petition is filed pursuant to section 1 (3) of article
V of the state constitution against this act or an item, section, or part of
this act within such period, then the act, item, section, or part will not
take effect unless approved by the people at the general election to be
held in November 2018 and, in such case, will take effect on the date of
the official declaration of the vote thereon by the governor.".



HB17-1256 Oil And Gas Facilities Distance From School Property 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

As part of the Colorado oil and gas conservation commission's (commission) authority to regulate oil and gas operations to prevent and mitigate significant adverse environmental impacts to protect public health, safety, and welfare, the commission requires oil and gas production facilities and wells to be located at least 1,000 feet from school buildings and other high occupancy buildings. The bill clarifies that the minimum 1,000-foot distance from which newly permitted production facilities and wells must be located from any school applies to the school property line and not the school building. The bill further clarifies that it does not apply if a school commences operations near production facilities or wells that are already actively in use or permitted and, with respect to property owned by a school district, the distance requirement applies to the school building, other facilities used for school activities, and real property on which a future permanent or temporary school building is planned within 5 years after a production facility application is filed.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 3/14/2017 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
3/23/2017 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/28/2017 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/29/2017 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/29/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
4/12/2017 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:

House Journal, March 24
1 HB17-1256 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
2 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
3 recommendation:
4
5 Amend printed bill, page 2, line 9, strike the second "OIL AND GAS".
6
7 Page 2, strike lines 15 through 20 and substitute:
8
9 "(a) "PRODUCTION FACILITY" MEANS ANY STORAGE, SEPARATION,
10 TREATING, DEHYDRATION, ARTIFICIAL LIFT, POWER SUPPLY, COMPRESSION,
11 PUMPING, METERING, MONITORING, FLOWLINE, AND OTHER EQUIPMENT
12 DIRECTLY ASSOCIATED WITH OIL WELLS, GAS WELLS, OR INJECTION
13 WELLS.".
14
15 Page 3, strike lines 3 and 4 and substitute "GAS OPERATIONS. "WELL"
16 INCLUDES AN OIL AND GAS WELL, A HOLE DRILLED FOR THE PURPOSE OF
17 PRODUCING OIL AND GAS, A WELL INTO WHICH FLUIDS ARE INJECTED, A
18 STRATIGRAPHIC WELL, A GAS STORAGE WELL, OR A WELL USED FOR THE
19 PURPOSE OF MONITORING OR OBSERVING A RESERVOIR.".
20
21 Page 3, line 5, strike "OIL AND GAS".
22
23 Page 3, line 10, strike "OIL AND GAS" and substitute "PRODUCTION".
24
25 Page 3, line 12, strike "THE" and substitute "EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN
26 SUBSECTION (4) OF THIS SECTION, THE".
27
28 Page 3, line 13, strike "OIL AND GAS".
29
30 Page 3, after line 15 insert:
31
32 "(4) WITH RESPECT TO PROPERTY OWNED BY A SCHOOL DISTRICT,
33 THIS SECTION APPLIES ONLY TO:
34 (a) A SCHOOL BUILDING THAT IS ACTIVELY USED FOR SCHOOL
35 ACTIVITIES AND THE PARCEL OF PROPERTY ON WHICH IT IS LOCATED;
36 (b) OUTSIDE AREAS AND OTHER FACILITIES THAT ARE USED FOR
37 SCHOOL ACTIVITIES, SUCH AS PLAYGROUNDS, ATHLETIC FIELDS, MODULAR
38 CLASSROOMS, AND STUDENT LOADING AND UNLOADING AREAS; AND
39 (c) ANY PARCEL OF REAL PROPERTY ON WHICH A FUTURE
40 PERMANENT OR TEMPORARY SCHOOL BUILDING IS PLANNED TO BE
41 CONSTRUCTED WITHIN FIVE YEARS AFTER AN OWNER OR OPERATOR FILES
42 AN APPLICATION FOR A NEW PRODUCTION FACILITY LOCATION.".
43
44 Page 3, line 16, strike "oil and gas".
45
46



HB17-1321 Parks And Wildlife Financial Sustainability 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

Section 1 of the bill provides a nonstatutory legislative declaration.

Section 2 adds 'preference point' to the documents listed under the definition of 'license'.

Sections 3 and 18 add 'sponsorships' and 'donations' to the list of money transfers that the parks and wildlife commission (commission) is authorized to receive and expend. Section 3 also adds 'contributions'.

Section 4 requires the commission, in using revenue generated from increased license fee amounts authorized by the bill for property purchases, to emphasize easement acquisition and ensure other avenues have been pursued before fee simple acquisition of property.

Sections 6, 15, 16, and 19 raise the maximum fee amounts that the commission may assess by rule for certain licenses, permits, and passes. Sections 6, 15, 16, and 19 also authorize the commission to apply a consumer price index adjustment to a fee that has been set at the maximum fee amount allowed, which fee adjustment does not count toward the maximum fee amounts set.

Section 7 allows the division of parks and wildlife (division) to grant up to 25% of the money derived from sales of the state migratory waterfowl stamp to nonprofit organizations implementing the North American waterfowl management plan, for the sole benefit of migratory waterfowl habitat conservation and related capital improvements.

Section 8 removes references to the fee assessed for the youth small game hunting license since the maximum fee amount for the license is listed in another part of statute. Section 8 also authorizes the commission to establish by rule a special licensing program for young adult hunters and anglers and requires that, if the commission establishes such a licensing program by rule, the commission must define 'young adult' in a manner that does not include adults 26 years of age or older.

Section 9 changes the name of the wildlife management public education advisory council to the wildlife council.

Section 10 requires the division to prepare reports on the status of certain license fee increases that the commission is authorized to promulgate pursuant to the bill and nonconsumptive users' use of division-managed land, and to present the reports to the agriculture committees in the house of representatives and the senate.

Section 11 increases the fine imposed against a person who violates a wildlife statute or rule that does not have a specific penalty listed for the violation from $50 to $100.

Section 12 requires all fines collected for violations of wildlife provisions to be split equally between the general fund and the wildlife cash fund; except that, once the general fund has been credited $214,174 of the fines, all of the fines collected thereafter are credited to the wildlife cash fund. Similarly, section 27 requires all fines collected for violations of parks and recreation provisions to be split between the general fund and the wildlife cash fund; except that, once the general fund has been credited $6,250 of the fines, all of the fines collected thereafter are credited to the wildlife cash fund.

Section 13 raises the penalty for a number of wildlife-license-related offenses to an amount equal to twice the cost of the most expensive license for the species. Section 13 also clarifies that engaging in conduct that requires a license without a license is a violation subject to an assessment of 5 license suspension points and a fine amount equal to twice the cost of the most expensive license issued for the activity that the person unlawfully engaged in without the requisite license; except that a violation based on fishing without a license is subject to a $125 fine and an assessment of 10 license suspension points. Section 13 also raises the age for youth who are exempted from having to obtain a fishing license from youth under 16 years of age to youth under 18 years of age.

Section 14 increases the fine for unlawfully transporting, importing, exporting, or releasing native wildlife from $50 to $150.

Section 25 requires a person to purchase an aquatic nuisance species sticker to operate or use a vessel on the waters of the state or possess a vessel at a vessel staging area. The fees collected on the sale of aquatic nuisance species stickers are credited to the division of parks and wildlife aquatic nuisance species fund to help fund inspections of vessels and associated conveyances for the presence of aquatic nuisance species, decontamination of vessels or conveyances with the presence of aquatic nuisance species, lake monitoring for the presence of aquatic nuisance species, and outreach efforts.

Under current law, 'pass' or 'registration' is defined as a document issued by the division authorizing the use of land or water under the division's control. Section 17 adds 'sticker' to the definition to encompass the aquatic nuisance species sticker created in section 23.

Section 20 establishes that a violation of the requirement to obtain an aquatic nuisance species sticker is a class 2 petty offense, punishable by a fine equal to twice the cost of a nonresident motorboat or sailboat aquatic nuisance species sticker.

Section 21 repeals the division of wildlife aquatic nuisance species fund and renames the division of parks and outdoor recreation aquatic nuisance species fund as the division of parks and wildlife aquatic nuisance species fund, combining the 2 existing funds into one fund. Sections 5 and 28 make conforming amendments regarding the combining of the 2 funds into one renamed fund.

Section 22 removes the $5 cap on the fee that the division may charge a person for replacement of a lost or destroyed pass or registration. The fee is set at 50% of the cost of the original pass or registration.

Section 24 defines 'nonmotorboat' and 'stand-up paddleboard', and redefines 'sailboat' to exclude a sailboard for purposes of obtaining an aquatic nuisance species sticker.

Section 26 changes the penalty for a violation of statutes and rules concerning parks and recreation for which a specific penalty is not listed from a class 2 petty offense to a misdemeanor and raises the fine from $50 to $100.

Section 23 establishes that engaging in certain unlawful conduct involving a permit, pass, license, registration, or sticker issued by the division is a misdemeanor violation subject to a $200 fine.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 4/5/2017 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
4/17/2017 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Amended to Finance
4/19/2017 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/25/2017 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/27/2017 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/28/2017 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/28/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
5/4/2017 Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:

House Journal, April 18
53 HB17-1321 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
54 the Committee on Finance with favorable
55 recommendation:
56
1 Amend printed bill, page 4, line 21, after "Increasing" insert "and
2 improving".
3
4 Page 5, line 23, strike "VOUCHER,".
5
6 Page 6, strike lines 16 through 20 and substitute:
7
8 "33-1-105.5. Acquisition of property - procedure. (11) TO
9 ENSURE THAT HIGH PRIORITY NEEDS ARE BEING ADDRESSED, THE
10 COMMISSION, IN MAKING ANY REAL PROPERTY INTEREST ACQUISITION
11 BEFORE JANUARY 1, 2020, THROUGH THE USE OF REVENUE GENERATED
12 FROM ANY INCREASED LICENSE FEE AMOUNTS AUTHORIZED BY HOUSE
13 BILL 17-1321, ENACTED IN 2017, SHALL EMPHASIZE THE ACQUISITION OF
14 EASEMENTS AND ENSURE THAT ALL OTHER AVENUES HAVE BEEN PURSUED
15 BEFORE FEE SIMPLE ACQUISITION. HIGH PRIORITY NEEDS INCLUDE DAM
16 REPAIRS, FISH HATCHERY RENOVATION, AND PUBLIC ACCESS EASEMENT
17 DEVELOPMENT FOR RECREATION.".
18
19 Page 8, strike line 15 and substitute "(1.4), (1.6), (2), (3), (8), (8.5)(a), and
20 (11); repeal (1.8) and (14)(c); add (2.5); and recreate and reenact, with
21 amendments, (1.5)".
22
23 Page 10, line 19, strike "270.00" and substitute "270.00 385.00".
24
25 Page 10, line 21, strike "450.00" and substitute "450.00 640.00".
26
27 Page 10, line 24, strike "270.00" and substitute "270.00 385.00".
28
29 Page 10, line 26, strike "450.00" and substitute "450.00 640.00".
30
31 Page 11, line 1, strike "1,500.00" and substitute "1,500.00 2,145.00".
32
33 Page 11, line 3, strike "1,500.00" and substitute "1,500.00 2,145.00".
34
35 Page 11, line 5, strike "450.00" and substitute "450.00 640.00".
36
37 Page 11, line 8, strike "1,500.00" and substitute "1,500.00 2,145.00".
38
39 Page 11, line 10, strike "1,000.00" and substitute "1,000.00 2,145.00".
40
41 Page 12, after line 5 insert:
42
43 "(1.5) WITH RESPECT TO LICENSES AUTHORIZED UNDER
44 SUBSECTION (1.4) OF THIS SECTION, THE COMMISSION SHALL CONSIDER
45 OFFERING DISCOUNTED LICENSES OR LICENSE COMBINATIONS FOR
46 WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT OR HUNTING AND FISHING RECRUITMENT
47 PURPOSES, INCLUDING CONSIDERATION OF THE CREATION OF A RESIDENT
48 LOW-INCOME LICENSE.".
49
50 Page 13, line 9, before the second "AMOUNT" insert "TOTAL".
51
52 Page 13, line 10, after "changes" insert "MADE".
53
54 Page 13, line 13, strike "index. Such" and substitute "index Such AFTER
55 THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBSECTION (1.6)(b), AS AMENDED.".
2017 Page 950 House Journal--98th Day--April 18,
1 Page 14, after line 22 insert:
2
3 "(2.5) (a) THE COMMISSION, BEFORE JANUARY 1, 2020, MAY ONLY
4 INCREASE A RESIDENT LICENSE FEE BY HALF OF THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
5 THE MAXIMUM FEE AMOUNT AUTHORIZED BY HOUSE BILL 17-1321,
6 ENACTED IN 2017, AND THE AMOUNT OF THE FEE ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE
7 OF THIS SUBSECTION (2.5). ON AND AFTER JANUARY 1, 2020, THE
8 COMMISSION MAY INCREASE A RESIDENT LICENSE FEE UP TO THE MAXIMUM
9 FEE AMOUNT AUTHORIZED IN THIS SECTION BY HOUSE BILL 17-1321,
10 ENACTED IN 2017.
11 (b) THE LIMITATION ON LICENSE FEE INCREASES SET FORTH IN
12 SUBSECTION (2.5)(a) OF THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO THE FOLLOWING
13 LICENSE FEE OR SURCHARGE INCREASES:
14 (I) THE MIGRATORY WATERFOWL STAMP AUTHORIZED IN
15 SUBSECTION (1.4)(bb) OF THIS SECTION;
16 (II) NONRESIDENT LICENSE FEE INCREASES;
17 (III) LICENSES ISSUED FOR WHICH A FEE IS NOT PROVIDED, AS
18 AUTHORIZED IN SUBSECTION (3) OF THIS SECTION;
19 (IV) THE FEE FOR REPLACEMENT LICENSES AUTHORIZED IN
20 SUBSECTION (8) OF THIS SECTION;
21 (V) THE WILDLIFE COUNCIL SURCHARGE AUTHORIZED IN
22 SUBSECTION (8.5)(a) OF THIS SECTION; AND
23 (VI) THE NONREFUNDABLE PROCESSING FEE FOR LICENSE DRAWING
24 APPLICATIONS AUTHORIZED IN SUBSECTION (11) OF THIS SECTION.".
25
26 Page 14, line 26, strike "(a)".
27
28 Page 15, line 5, strike "LICENSE" and substitute "LICENSE, NOT TO EXCEED
29 TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS,".
30
31 Page 15, strike lines 6 and 7 and substitute "set forth below. In the event
32 of the loss, theft, or destruction of any other".
33
34 Page 15, line 11, strike "twenty-five TWO HUNDRED" and substitute
35 "twenty-five".
36
37 Page 15, line 23, strike "subsection" and substitute "subsection
38 SUBSECTIONS (1) AND".
39
40 Page 16, line 5, before the second "AMOUNT" insert "TOTAL".
41
42 Page 16, line 6, after "CHANGES" insert "MADE".
43
44 Page 16, line 9, strike "INDEX." and substitute "INDEX AFTER THE
45 EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBSECTION (8.5)(a)(II).".
46
47 Page 16, line 22, after "(3)" insert "and (5)".
48
49 Page 17, after line 17 insert:
50
51 "(5) All moneys MONEY received pursuant to the issuance of the
52 migratory waterfowl stamp shall be used for the sole benefit of migratory
53 waterfowl habitats HABITAT CONSERVATION AND RELATED CAPITAL
54 IMPROVEMENTS and shall be subject to an annual appropriation.".
55
56 Page 21, line 10, strike "sixteen" and substitute "sixteen EIGHTEEN".
1 Page 21, line 13, strike "sixteen" and substitute "sixteen EIGHTEEN".
2
3 Page 22, line 3, strike "TEN" and substitute "FIVE".
4
5 Page 22, after line 3 insert:
6
7 "SECTION 14. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 33-6-114, amend
8 (4) as follows:
9 33-6-114. Transportation, importation, exportation, and
10 release of wildlife. (4) Any person who violates this section is guilty of
11 a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, thereof, shall be punished by a fine
12 of ONE HUNDRED fifty dollars for violations involving native wildlife and
13 by a fine of not less than two hundred fifty dollars nor more than one
14 thousand dollars for violations involving nonnative or exotic wildlife. In
15 addition, for violations involving either native wildlife or nonnative or
16 exotic wildlife, five license suspension points per incident may be
17 assessed by the division against an individual's license privileges.".
18
19 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
20
21 Page 22, line 15, strike "AMENDED." and substitute "AMENDED; EXCEPT
22 THAT, BEFORE JANUARY 1, 2020, A PARK FEE OR CHARGE SHALL NOT BE
23 RAISED BY MORE THAN HALF OF THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE MAXIMUM
24 FEE OR CHARGE AMOUNT AUTHORIZED BY HOUSE BILL 17-1321, ENACTED
25 IN 2017, AND THE AMOUNT OF THE FEE OR CHARGE ON THE EFFECTIVE
26 DATE OF THIS SUBSECTION (4)(b)(I), AS AMENDED. ON OR AFTER JANUARY
27 1, 2020, THE COMMISSION MAY INCREASE A PARK FEE OR CHARGE UP TO
28 THE MAXIMUM FEE OR CHARGE AMOUNT AUTHORIZED IN THIS SUBSECTION
29 (4)(b)(I) BY HOUSE BILL 17-1321, ENACTED IN 2017.".
30
31 Page 22, line 19, before the second "AMOUNT" insert "TOTAL".
32
33 Page 22, line 20, after "CHANGES" insert "MADE".
34
35 Page 22, line 23, strike "INDEX." and substitute "INDEX AFTER THE
36 EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBSECTION (4)(b)(II).".
37
38 Page 23, strike line 17 and substitute "THE FEE BY AN AMOUNT UP TO THE
39 TOTAL AMOUNT REFLECTED BY THE CHANGES MADE".
40
41 Page 23, line 21, strike "INDEX." and substitute "INDEX AFTER THE
42 EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBSECTION (2)(d)(II).".
43
44 Page 25, strike line 5 and substitute "TOTAL AMOUNT REFLECTED BY THE
45 CHANGES MADE IN THE UNITED STATES BUREAU OF".
46
47 Page 25, line 9, strike "INDEX." and substitute "INDEX AFTER THE
48 EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBSECTION (5)(a), AS AMENDED.".
49
50 Page 27, after line 22 insert:
51
105 52 "SECTION 23. In Colorado Revised Statutes, amend 33-12-
53 as follows:
54 33-12-105. Licensing violations. (1) Except as otherwise
55 provided in section 33-12-104, it is unlawful for any person to transfer,
2017 Page 952 House Journal--98th Day--April 18,
1 sell, or assign any pass, PERMIT, STICKER, LICENSE, or registration issued
2 under articles 10 to 15 AND 32 of this title TITLE 33 to another person.
3 Any person who violates this subsection (1) is guilty of a class 2 petty
4 offense MISDEMEANOR and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine
5 of two hundred dollars.
6 (2) Any person who makes any false statement or gives any false
7 information in connection with purchasing or selling a pass, PERMIT,
8 STICKER, LICENSE, or registration or who makes any alteration of a pass,
9 PERMIT, STICKER, LICENSE, or registration is guilty of a class 2 petty
10 offense MISDEMEANOR and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine
11 of two hundred dollars, and any such statement, information, or alteration
12 shall render such RENDERS THE pass, PERMIT, STICKER, LICENSE, or
13 registration void.
14 (3) Any person who fails to obtain or make readily available for
15 inspection by a parks and recreation officer or other peace officer an
16 appropriate and valid pass, PERMIT, STICKER, LICENSE, OR REGISTRATION
17 is guilty of a class 2 petty offense MISDEMEANOR and, upon conviction,
18 shall be punished by a fine of twenty-five TWO HUNDRED dollars.".
19
20 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
21
22 Page 29, line 18, before the second "AMOUNT" insert "TOTAL".
23
24 Page 29, line 19, after "CHANGES" insert "MADE".
25
26 Page 29, line 22, strike "INDEX." and substitute "INDEX AFTER THE
27 EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBSECTION (6)(c)(II).".
28
29 Page 30, strike lines 20 through 27.
30
31 Page 31, strike lines 1 through 6.
32
33 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
34
35

House Journal, April 25
54 HB17-1321 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
55 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
56 recommendation:
2017 Page 1056 House Journal--105th Day--April 25,
1 Amend printed bill, page 7, strike lines 15 through 27.
2
3 Page 8, strike lines 1 through 13.
4
5 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
6
7 Page 20, after line 15 insert:
8
9 "SECTION 12. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 33-6-105, amend
10 (1) as follows:
11 33-6-105. Disposition of fines and surcharges. (1) (a) Except
12 as otherwise provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection (1) SUBSECTION
13 (1)(b) OF THIS SECTION, all moneys MONEY collected for fines under
14 articles 1 to 6 of this title TITLE 33, either by payment of a penalty
15 assessment or assessed by a court upon conviction and resulting from
16 issuance of a citation by a wildlife officer of the division of parks and
17 wildlife, shall be transmitted to the state treasurer, who shall credit THE
18 MONEY COLLECTED AS FOLLOWS:
19 (I) UNTIL TWO HUNDRED FOURTEEN THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED
20 SEVENTY-FOUR DOLLARS OF THE MONEY COLLECTED HAVE BEEN CREDITED
21 TO THE GENERAL FUND, one-half to the general fund and one-half to the
22 wildlife cash fund or, for offenses involving nongame wildlife, to the
23 nongame and endangered wildlife cash fund; AND
24 (II) AFTER THE GENERAL FUND HAS BEEN CREDITED TO THE FULL
25 AMOUNT REQUIRED PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (1)(a)(I) OF THIS SECTION,
26 TO THE WILDLIFE CASH FUND OR, FOR OFFENSES INVOLVING NONGAME
27 WILDLIFE, TO THE NONGAME AND ENDANGERED WILDLIFE CASH FUND.
28 (b) When an arrest has been made or the citation for any wildlife
29 offense has been issued by a park officer of the division of parks and
30 wildlife or by any other Colorado peace officer, as defined in this title
31 TITLE 33, the state treasurer shall credit one-half of the moneys MONEY
32 collected to the general WILDLIFE CASH fund and one-half to the Colorado
33 town, city, county, city and county, or state agency whose officer issued
34 the citation.".
35
36 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
37
38 Page 30, after line 19 insert:
39
40 "SECTION 25. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 33-15-103, amend
41 (1)(a) as follows:
42 33-15-103. Disposition of fines - notice of court decisions.
43 (1) (a) All moneys MONEY collected for fines under this article ARTICLE
44 15 and articles 10 to 13 and 32 of this title TITLE 33, either by payment of
45 a penalty assessment or assessed by a court upon conviction, shall be
46 transmitted to the state treasurer, who shall credit such moneys THE
47 MONEY to the parks and outdoor recreation cash fund; except that, when
48 an arrest has been made or the citation for any offense, including those
49 committed under article 14 of this title TITLE 33, has been issued by a
50 wildlife officer of the division of parks and wildlife, all moneys MONEY
51 collected for the fine shall be transmitted to the state treasurer, who shall
52 credit THE MONEY COLLECTED AS FOLLOWS:
53 (I) UNTIL SIX THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS OF THE
54 MONEY COLLECTED HAVE BEEN CREDITED TO THE GENERAL FUND, one-half
55 to the wildlife cash fund and one-half to the general fund; AND
56 (II) After the general fund has been credited to the full amount
1 required pursuant to subsection (1)(a)(I) OF THIS SECTION, TO THE
2 WILDLIFE CASH FUND.".
3
4 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
5
6



HB17-1336 Additional Protections Forced Pooling Order 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

Current law authorizes forced pooling, a process by which any interested person???typically an oil and gas operator???may apply to the Colorado oil and gas conservation commission for an order to pool oil and gas resources located within a particularly identified drilling unit. After giving notice to interested parties and holding a hearing, the commission can adopt an order to force owners of oil and gas resources within the drilling unit who have not consented to the application (nonconsenting owners) to allow an oil and gas operator to produce the oil and gas within the drilling unit notwithstanding the owners' lack of consent.

The bill specifies that:

  • The hearing notice must be given at least 90 days before the hearing;
  • Before entry of a pooling order, the prospective drilling unit operator must give the affected interest owners a clearly stated, concise, neutral explanation of the laws governing forced pooling; and
  • The operators of drilling units shall, before commencing drilling operations, file an electronic report with the commission that states the number of nonconsenting owners and the percentage of acres that have been pooled, and the commission shall post the reports in a searchable database on its website.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 4/12/2017 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
4/19/2017 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/25/2017 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/25/2017 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/26/2017 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/26/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/3/2017 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:

House Journal, April 20
17 HB17-1336 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
18 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
19 recommendation:
20
21 Amend printed bill, page 2, lines 10 and 11, strike "any interested person
22 AT LEAST A MAJORITY OF THE ROYALTY INTEREST OWNERS," and substitute
23 "any interested person,".
24
25 Page 4, line 11, strike "BEFORE COMMENCING DRILLING OPERATIONS," and
26 substitute "(A) SUBJECT TO SUBSECTION (8)(a)(I)(B) OF THIS SECTION,
27 BEFORE COMMENCING DRILLING OPERATIONS WITHIN THE DRILLING UNIT
28 THAT IS SUBJECT TO THE ORDER,".
29
30 Page 4, lines 14 and 15, strike "AND THE LOCATION WITHIN THE DRILLING
31 UNIT OF NONCONSENTING OWNERS' INTERESTS," and substitute "AND THE
32 PERCENTAGE OF ACRES THAT HAVE BEEN FORCE POOLED WITHIN THE
33 DRILLING UNIT THAT IS SUBJECT TO THE ORDER,".
34
35 Page 4, line 16, strike "WEBSITE; AND" and substitute "WEBSITE.
36 (B) AN OPERATOR MAY DESIGNATE INFORMATION THAT THE
37 OPERATOR BELIEVES TO BE A TRADE SECRET, PRIVILEGED INFORMATION,
38 OR CONFIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, GEOLOGICAL, OR
39 GEOPHYSICAL DATA AS SPECIFIED IN SECTION 24-72-204 (3)(a)(IV). THE
40 COMMISSION SHALL NOT POST ANY INFORMATION THAT IT OR THE
204 41 DIRECTOR FINDS MEETS THE CONDITION SPECIFIED IN SECTION 24-72-
42 (3)(a)(IV).".
43
44

House Journal, April 25
24 Amendment No. 1, Transportation & Energy Report, dated April 18,
25 2017, and placed in member's bill file; Report also printed in House
26 Journal, April 19, 2017.
27
28 Amendment No. 2, by Representative(s) Wist.
29
30 Amend printed bill, page 3, line 23, strike "FORCED".
31
32 Page 5, line 9, strike "forced".
33
34 Page 1, line 102, strike "FORCED".
35
36 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
37 Reading and Final Passage.
38



HB17-1372 Oil Gas Operators Disclose Pipe Location Development Plans 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The bill requires an oil and gas operator to give electronic notice, in a format and by a deadline established by the Colorado oil and gas conservation commission by rule, of the location of each flow line, gathering pipeline, and transmission pipeline installed, owned, or operated by the operator to the director of the commission and each local government within whose jurisdiction the subsurface facility is located. The commission shall post the information on its website in a searchable database.

The commission recently promulgated several rules to implement 2 of the recommendations of the governor's oil and gas task force. The bill also codifies some of the essential elements of one of the 2 recommendations, with the following modifications: The rules require operators to share their development plans with municipalities where the proposed operations will occur; and the bill adds counties where the proposed operations will occur.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status: 5/5/2017 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/5/2017 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations
5/8/2017 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
5/8/2017 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over to 05/09/2017 - No Amendments
5/9/2017 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
5/10/2017 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
Amendments:

House Journal, May 5
44 HB17-1372 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
45 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
46 recommendation:
47
48 Amend printed bill, page 2, lines 13 and 14, strike "AND TRANSMISSION
49 PIPELINES," and substitute "LINES,".
50
51 Page 4, line 3, strike "ACTIVE, SHUT IN," and substitute "ACTIVE".
52
53 Page 4, line 9, strike "ACTIVE, SHUT IN," and substitute "ACTIVE".
54
55 Page 4, strike line 17 and substitute "LINE.".
2017 Page 1332 House Journal--115th Day--May 5,

House Journal, May 8
13 HB17-1372 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
14 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
15 recommendation:
16
17 Amend printed bill, page 5, after line 10 insert:
18 "SECTION 3. Appropriation. For the 2017-18 state fiscal year,
19 $49,466 is appropriated to the department of natural resources for use by
20 the oil and gas conservation commission. This appropriation is from the
21 oil and gas conservation and environmental response fund created in
22 section 34-60-122(5), C.R.S., and is based on an assumption that the
23 commission will require an additional 0.6 FTE. To implement this act, the
24 commission may use this appropriation for program costs.".
25
26 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
27
28 Page 1, line 105, strike "GOVERNMENTS." and substitute
29 "GOVERNMENTS, AND MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".
30
31



HB17-1373 General Fund Transfers For CO Colorado Energy Office Cash Funds 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

Section 1 of the bill continues the general fund transfer to the clean and renewable energy fund for one year.

Section 2 adds one year of funding for the innovative energy fund from the general fund.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 5/5/2017 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/5/2017 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
5/8/2017 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/8/2017 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/9/2017 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/9/2017 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
5/9/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
Amendments:

SB17-014 Limits On Underground Storage Tank Regulation 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

Transportation Legislation Review Committee.

The bill prohibits a local government from imposing inspection requirements for underground petroleum storage tanks or charging inspection fees for the inspection of underground petroleum storage tanks.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 1/11/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation
1/31/2017 Senate Committee on Transportation Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/3/2017 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/6/2017 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/9/2017 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
5/3/2017 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:

SB17-035 Tampering With Oil And Gas Equipment 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

There is a current crime of knowingly destroying, breaking, removing, or otherwise tampering with equipment associated with oil or gas gathering operations. The bill increases the penalty from a class 2 misdemeanor to a class 6 felony.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 1/11/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
2/16/2017 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/22/2017 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
2/23/2017 Senate Second Reading Laid Over with Amendments to 02/27/2017 - Committee, Floor
2/27/2017 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
2/28/2017 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/28/2017 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/12/2017 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments:

Senate Journal, February 17
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB17-035 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation.

Amend printed bill, page 3, lines 2 and 3, strike "OR PLACES ANOTHER IN
DANGER OF DEATH OR SERIOUS BODILY INJURY".

Page 3, strike line 9.


Agriculture,
Natural
Resources, &
Energy

Senate Journal, February 23
SB17-035 by Senator(s) Sonnenberg; --Concerning tampering with equipment associated with oil and
gas gathering operations.

Amendment No. 1, Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Committee Amendment.
(Printed in Senate Journal, February 17, page 236 and placed in members' bill files.)

Amendment No. 2(L.002), by Senator Sonnenberg.

Amend printed bill, page 3, strike lines 14 through 20.

Renumber succeeding section accordingly.


As amended, laid over until Monday, February 27, retaining its place on the calendar.


Senate Journal, February 27
SB17-035 by Senator(s) Sonnenberg; --Concerning tampering with equipment associated with oil and
gas gathering operations.

Senator Sonnenberg moved to amend the Report of the Committee of the Whole to show
that the following amendment to SB 17-035 did pass.

Amend printed bill, page 3, line 10, strike "2 misdemeanor 6 FELONY."
and substitute "2 misdemeanor.".



SB17-202 Species Conservation Trust Fund Projects 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary:

The bill appropriates $1.5 million from the species conservation trust fund for programs submitted by the executive director of the department of natural resources that are designed to conserve native species that state or federal law list as threatened or endangered or that are candidate species or are likely to become candidate species as determined by the United States fish and wildlife service as follows:

  • Native terrestrial wildlife conservation, $375,000;
  • Native aquatic wildlife conservation, $375,000;
  • Platte river recovery implementation program, $600,000; and
  • Nonnative fish control, $150,000.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status: 2/28/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
3/9/2017 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/6/2017 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/10/2017 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/11/2017 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/12/2017 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/12/2017 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
4/20/2017 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/28/2017 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/28/2017 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/28/2017 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
5/1/2017 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
5/2/2017 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
5/18/2017 Sent to the Governor
5/18/2017 Signed by the Speaker of the House
5/18/2017 Signed by the President of the Senate
6/2/2017 Governor Signed
Amendments:

House Journal, April 28
47 SB17-202 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
48 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
49 recommendation:
50
51 Amend reengrossed bill, page 3, lines 5 and 6, strike "one million five
52 hundred thousand dollars ($1,500,000)" and substitute "three million
53 eight hundred fifty thousand dollars ($3,850,000)".
54
55 Page 3, line 9, strike "$375,000" and substitute "$732,850".
2017 Page 1162 House Journal--108th Day--April 28,
1 Page 3, line 11, strike "$375,000" and substitute "$1,192,150".
2
3 Page 3, line 13, strike "$600,000" and substitute "$875,000".
4
5 Page 3, strike lines 15 and 16 and substitute:
6
7 "(d) Upper Colorado river
8 recovery program
8 $950,
9 (e) Gunnison river basin
10 selenium management plan
10 $100,
11 Total authorization $3,850,000".
12
13



SJM17-005 Reduce Energy Subsidies 
Comment:
Calendar Notification: NOT ON CALENDAR
Summary: *** No bill summary available ***
Status: 4/7/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
4/20/2017 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
4/26/2017 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Postpone Indefinitely
Amendments: