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Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Energy

The Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Energy Committee generally considers matters concerning water, agriculture, wildlife, mineral development, renewal energy, energy conservation, electric utilities, and recreation.  In addition, the committee has legislative oversight responsibility for the departments of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the Colorado Energy Office.


Committee Members

Jerry Sonnenberg, Chair

Ellen Roberts, Vice-Chair

  Randy Baumgardner   Mary Hodge  
  John Cooke   Matt Jones  

Kerry Donovan


Ray Scott

  Leroy Garcia      


Staff Contact:  David Beaujon  *  Phone: (303) 866-4781


2015 Committee Schedule
Meeting Days Time Location Meeting Information
Wednesday Upon Adjournment SCR 353 Senate

Bills and Fiscal Notes 

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Meeting Summaries and Votes 

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 Thursday 1:30 PM SCR 353

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Publications of Interest

Colorado Farm to School Task Force Farm-to-School Task Force 2015 Legislative Final Report
Colorado Geological Survey 2013 Report on the Health of Colorado's Forests
  HB 12-1355 Report Concerning Transfer of Geological Survey to Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State Board of Land Commissioners FY 2013-14 Income and Inventory Report
  FY 2013-14 Investment and Development Fund Report
  FY 2013-14 Transaction Report
Colorado State Forest Service Final SB 11-267 Biomass Work Group Report
Colorado Water Conservation Board 2014 Small Project Loan Report
  Water Conservation Data Report
  HB 10-1051 Guidelines Appendix B Data Definitions February 2012
  HB 10-1051 Guidelines December 2012
  Reporting of Water Use and Conservation Data by Covered Entities
  Appendix B Reporting Data Definitions
  HB 10-1051 Guidelines
Colorado Water Institute HB 12-1278 Study of the South Platte River Alluvial Aquifer (Executive Summary)
Condemnation of Conserved Property Task Force Final Task Force Report

Department of Agriculture

FY 2014-15 SMART Act Materials




HB 08-1325 Nonimmigrant Agricultural Seasonal Worker Pilot Program Report  2010



Energy Office (Governor's) Colorado Clean Energy Development Authority Report to General Assembly 2012
Department of Natural Resources Water Supply Reserve Account 2014 Report
  Risk-Based Inspection Strategy Final Report
  Colorado Geologic Survey 2014 Report to Legislature
  2014 Interbasin Compact Committee Annual Report
  FY 2014-15 SMART Act Materials
  Department Response to FY 2014-15 SMART Act Hearing Questions
  OHV Sound Report to the General Assembly 2013


HB 12-1317 Report to Agriculture Committees Concerning Parks and Wildlife Merger

Department of Public Health and Environment

Environmental Agriculture Program Annual Report


Cost Benefit Study of the Impacts of Potential Nutrient Controls for Colorado Point Source Discharges

  Letter to Joint House and Senate Agriculture Committees from Executive Director Urbina
Department of Revenue  

Division of Parks and Wildlife

Lifetime Aspen Leaf Pass 2014 Report


2014 Path Forward Final Report


Black-footed Ferret Reintroduction Report


Aquatic Nuisance Species Program Legislative Report


Game Damage Prevention Report


Bonytail 2011 Legislative Report

  Black-footed Ferret 2011 Legislative Report
Water Quality Control Division 2014 Annual Report to the Water Quality Control Commission
  HJR 11-1025 Briefing on Proposed Nutrient Standard Final Report 2012
  Powerpoint from Water Quality Control Commission 2012
  Cost and Monthly Cost per SFE Exempt-Nonexempt 2012

Colorado Division of Racing Events, Colorado Racing Commission

Report on the Status of Pari-mutuel Racing in the State of Colorado
U.S. Government Designation of Treatment Areas in Colorado for Forest Health Projects in National Forests (Joint Agriculture Committee letter to Gov. John Hickenlooper)
  Improving federal and state cooperation to control noxious weeds on federal lands
2015 Sunset Review Materials Senate Agriculture Committee Sunset Review Memo
  Pesticide Applicators' Act - 2014 DORA Sunset Review Report
  Consumer Counsel, Office of and the Utility Consumers' Board - 2014 DORA Sunset Review Report
  Draft Sunset Bill for Office of Consumer Counsel
  Draft Sunset Bill for Pesticide Applicators
  Draft Sunset Bill for Utility Consumers' Board


The Legislative Council Staff prepares memoranda, bill tracking documents, summaries of legislation, reports, and issue briefs related to water, agriculture, natural resources, and energy. 




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