Amendments for HB22-1012

House Journal, February 18
1 HB22-1012 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
2 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
3 recommendation:
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5 Amend printed bill, page 2, strike lines 2 through 18 and substitute:
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7 "SECTION 1. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 23-31-310, amend
8 (1.5)(c) and (4)(b)(III); and add (4)(b)(V), (4)(b)(VI), and (8.3)(a)(III)(C)
9 as follows:
10 23-31-310. Forest restoration and wildfire risk mitigation
11 grant program - technical advisory panel - legislative declaration -
12 definitions - repeal. (1.5) Legislative declaration. The general
13 assembly hereby:
14 (c) Declares that it intends to provide aid and guidance for
15 catastrophic wildfire risk mitigation and forest health improvements by
16 authorizing a competitive grant program to:
17 (I) Assist with funding community-level actions across the entire
18 state that are implemented to protect populations and property in the
19 wildland-urban interface; and to
20 (II) Promote forest health and the utilization of woody material,
21 including traditional forest products and biomass energy;
22 (III) HELP COMMUNITIES WITH FORESTED AREAS PREVENT AND
23 RECOVER FROM WILDFIRE INCIDENTS BY REMOVING DEAD TREES AND
24 OTHER POTENTIAL FUEL AS WELL AS DEBRIS THAT HAS RESULTED FROM AN
25 INCIDENT OF WILDFIRE OR INSECT INFESTATION; AND
26 (IV) ENSURE THAT EFFORTS DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION
27 (1.5)(c)(III) OF THIS SECTION ARE UNDERTAKEN IN A MANNER THAT
28 MINIMIZES THE AMOUNT OF CARBON THAT ENTERS THE ATMOSPHERE.
29 (4) Eligibility requirements. To be eligible to receive funding
30 under this section, a project must:
31 (b) Address one or more of the following objectives for the
32 purpose of protecting water supplies:
33 (III) Replanting NATIVE trees in deforested areas if such areas
34 exist in the proposed project area; and
35 (V) REDUCING POST-FIRE SOIL EROSION THROUGH THE USE OF
36 AERIAL MULCHING, SEEDING WITH NATIVE SEED MIXES, AND RELATED
37 ACTIONS; OR
38 (VI) PROMOTING THE RECOVERY OF FORESTED LANDS FROM
39 WILDFIRE INCIDENTS BY REMOVING DEAD TREES IN AREAS WITH SAFETY
40 CONCERNS ARISING FROM THE AREAS' PROXIMITY TO COMMUNITIES,
41 ROADS, TRAILS, OR STRUCTURES.
42 (8.3) Grant program. (a) The forest service shall develop and
43 administer the program in consultation with the technical advisory panel
44 created in subsection (5) of this section. In developing the program, the
45 forest service shall:
46 (III) Require a grant applicant to demonstrate that:
47 (C) FOR A PROPOSED PROJECT TO REMOVE DEAD TREES NEAR
48 COMMUNITIES, ROADS, TRAILS, OR STRUCTURES PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION
49 (4)(b)(VI) OF THIS SECTION, AREAS OF SALVAGE AND EXCLUSIONS FROM
50 SALVAGE ARE IDENTIFIED BASED ON ECOLOGICAL DATA, TAKING INTO
51 ACCOUNT SITE-SPECIFIC FEATURES, AND GUIDELINES FOR THE
52 PRESERVATION OF KEY BIODIVERSITY ATTRIBUTES ARE CREATED THAT
53 ENSURE ADEQUATE RIPARIAN BUFFERS AND MITIGATE SOIL AND FOREST
54 RECOVERY DISTURBANCES FROM THE TREE REMOVAL PROCESS.".
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1 Strike pages 3 through 5.
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3 Page 6, strike lines 1 through 9.
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5 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
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7 Page 1, strike lines 101 through 103 and substitute "CONCERNING
8 HEALTHY FORESTS.".
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House Journal, April 22
11 HB22-1012 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
12 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
13 recommendation:
14
15 Strike the Energy and Environment Committee Report, dated February
16 17, 2022, and substitute:
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18 "Amend printed bill, strike everything below the enacting clause and
19 substitute:
20 "SECTION 1. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 23-31-313, amend
21 (10)(a)(I); and add (9.5) as follows:
22 23-31-313. Healthy forests - vibrant communities - funds
23 created - repeal. (9.5) Carbon accounting framework. (a) ON AND
24 AFTER SEPTEMBER 1, 2022, THE STATE FOREST SERVICE SHALL DEVELOP
25 A PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE STATEWIDE CARBON ACCOUNTING FRAMEWORK
26 THAT YIELDS CARBON STOCK AND FLUX ESTIMATES FOR:
27 (I) ECOSYSTEMS BY COUNTY AND FOREST COVER TYPE; AND
28 (II) WOOD PRODUCTS.
29 (b) THE STATE FOREST SERVICE SHALL ALSO DEVELOP A FOREST
30 CARBON CO-BENEFIT FRAMEWORK FOR PROJECT-LEVEL FOREST
31 MANAGEMENT PRACTICES, INCLUDING WILDFIRE MITIGATION. THE STATE
32 FOREST SERVICE SHALL USE THIS FRAMEWORK TO TRAIN PRACTITIONERS
33 IN ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES TO BE INCORPORATED INTO
34 CURRENT FOREST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES, INCLUDING WILDFIRE
35 MITIGATION. THE STATE FOREST SERVICE SHALL PROVIDE TECHNICAL
36 EXPERTISE TO ASSIST INDUSTRY AND LANDOWNERS WITH CARBON
37 INVENTORIES AND MONITORING.
38 (c) AS USED IN THIS SUBSECTION (9.5), UNLESS THE CONTEXT
39 OTHERWISE REQUIRES:
40 (I) "CARBON ACCOUNTING FRAMEWORK" MEANS A MODEL THAT
41 USES DATA FROM THE FOREST INVENTORY AND ANALYSIS PROGRAM OF
42 THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE'S FOREST SERVICE TO
43 DEVELOP TABULAR DATA OF CARBON FLUX AND STOCK ESTIMATES FOR
44 ALL FOREST TYPES AND WOOD PRODUCTS IN THE STATE OF COLORADO.
45 (II) "FOREST CARBON CO-BENEFIT FRAMEWORK" MEANS A
46 FRAMEWORK THAT LINKS GOALS, STRATEGIES, AND APPROACHES IN THE
47 2020 COLORADO FOREST ACTION PLAN TO FOREST MANAGEMENT AND
48 WILDFIRE RISK MITIGATION PRACTICES THAT SERVE TO IMPROVE CARBON
49 SEQUESTRATION.
50 (10) Healthy forests and vibrant communities fund.
51 (a) (I) There is hereby created in the state treasury the healthy forests and
52 vibrant communities fund. The fund consists of all money that may be
53 appropriated thereto by the general assembly and all private and public
54 money received through gifts, grants, reimbursements, or donations that
55 are transmitted to the state treasurer and credited to the fund. All interest
1 earned from the investment of money in the fund is credited to the fund.
2 The money in the fund is hereby continuously appropriated for the
3 purposes specified in this subsection (10) SECTION and remains available
4 until expended. Any money not expended at the end of the fiscal year
5 shall remain in the fund and shall not be transferred to or revert to the
6 general fund.
7 SECTION 2. Appropriation. For the 2022-23 state fiscal year,
8 $95,407 is appropriated to the healthy forests and vibrant communities
9 fund created in section 23-1-313 (10)(a)(I), C.R.S. This appropriation is
10 from the general fund. The department of higher education is responsible
11 for the accounting related to this appropriation.
12 SECTION 3. Act subject to petition - effective date. This act
13 takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on the day following the expiration of the
14 ninety-day period after final adjournment of the general assembly; except
15 that, if a referendum petition is filed pursuant to section 1 (3) of article V
16 of the state constitution against this act or an item, section, or part of this
17 act within such period, then the act, item, section, or part will not take
18 effect unless approved by the people at the general election to be held in
19 November 2022 and, in such case, will take effect on the date of the
20 official declaration of the vote thereon by the governor.".".
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22 Page 1, strike lines 101 through 103 and substitute "CONCERNING
23 HEALTHY FORESTS, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN
24 APPROPRIATION.".
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House Journal, April 22
35 Amendment recommended by Appropriations Report, dated April 22,
36 2022, and placed in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House
37 Journal, April 22, 2022.
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39 Amendment recommended by Energy & Environment Report, dated
40 February 17, 2022, and placed in member’s bill file; Report also printed
41 in House Journal, February 18, 2022.
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43 Laid Over until Monday, April 25, 2022.

House Journal, April 26
8 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated April 22, 2022, and
9 placed in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House Journal,
10 April 22, 2022.
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12 Amendment No. 2, Energy & Environment Report, dated February 17,
13 2022, and placed in member’s bill file; Report also printed in House
14 Journal, February 18, 2022.
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16 On motion of Representative Hanks, the bill was read at length.
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18 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
19 Reading and Final Passage.
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