2012 Senate Agriculture

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.


Committee Members

Gail Schwartz, Chair

Lois Tochtrop, Vice-Chair

  Greg Brophy   Kevin Grantham  
  Morgan Carroll  

Ted Harvey

  Angela Giron  







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

E-mail: david.beaujon@state.co.us


2012 Committee Schedule
Meeting Days Time Location Meeting Information
Wednesday Upon Adjournment SCR 353 Senate

Bills and Fiscal Notes 

 (Access Instructions) 

Meeting Summaries and Votes 

  (Access Instructions)  

 Thursday 1:30 PM SCR 353
 (Joint Meeting)
 7:30 AM  HCR 0107

General Committee Information





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Publications of Interest

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 Reporting of Water Use and Conservation Data by Covered Entities
  Appendix B Reporting Data Definitions
  HB 10-1051 Guidelines
Condemnation of Conserved Property Task Force Final Task Force Report

Department of Agriculture

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

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 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


Legislative Bill Tracking

Summary of Major Legislation