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Archive 2013 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

Gail Schwartz, Chair

Matt Jones, Vice-chair

  Greg Brophy   Ellen Roberts  
  Lucia Guzman   Lois Tochtrop  

Ted Harvey




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


2013 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
 (Joint Meeting)
 7:30 AM  HCR 0107
2013 Interim Committee Meetings (Joint Agriculture)
Meeting Information Time Location
December 10* Agenda Summary 10:00 a.m. HCR 0107
December 20* Agenda Summary 9:00 a.m. HCR 0112
*2013-14 Smart Act Hearings

General Committee Information





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Publications of Interest

Colorado Farm to School Task Force Farm-to-School Task Force 2013 Legislative Report Final
Colorado Geological Survey HB 12-1355 Report Concerning Transfer of Geological Survey to Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State Forest Service The Forest Health Act of 2011
  Final SB 11-267 Biomass Work Group Report
Colorado Water Conservation Board 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

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


FY 2012-13 Hearing Questions and Responses (Final)  2011

  FY 2012-13 Strategic Plan Document 2011

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



Energy Office (Governor's) FY 2012-13 Strategic Plan - Final
  Colorado Clean Energy Development Authority Report to General Assembly 2012
Department of Local Affairs 2010 Energy Impact Annual Report
Department of Natural Resources OHV Sound Report to the General Assembly 2013


FY 2011-12 Income and Inventory Report Final
  Investment and Development Fund FY 2011-12 Final
  Transaction Report FY 2011-12 Final
  Habitat Partnership Program Annual Report FY 2012


Annual Report on any litigation involving use of moneys from fund created pursuant to Sec. 37-161-121(2.5)

FY13 Strategic Plan - Revised 2012

  Hearing Document  2011
  Parks and Wildlife Commission Recommendation for PWC Composition - Final
  Executire Director Letter-Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission Makeup
  Colorado Kid Outdoors Grant Program Annual Report 2012

Department of Public Health and Environment

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 Regulatory Agencies Colorado Coordination Council
  Farm-to-School Task Force, Food Systems Advisory Council, Noxious Weed Advisory Committee, Wildlife Habitat Stamp Committee
  Water and Wastewater Facility Operators Certification Board
Department of Revenue Status of Pari-Mutuel Racing in Colorado-Final Report 2012

Division of Parks and Wildlife

Bonytail 2011 Legislative Report

  Black-footed Ferret 2011 Legislative Report
  Aquatic Nuisance Species 2011 Legislative Report
  Capital Development Committee 2012 Legislative Report
  Big Game Damage Report
  OHV Sound Report to General Assembly Pursuant to SB 08-063 2012
  Wildlife for Future Generations Trust Fund Report for FY 2010-11
  Merger Implementation Plan 2012
  Merger Implementation Report 2012
  Attachment 2 - Summary of Potential Efficiences, Cost Saving and Enhancements
Water Quality Control Division 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


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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