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6E9DE4A67FF6293C87258AF200705C2F Hearing Summary


Date Apr 1, 2024      
Location HCR 0107

SB24-137 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole

02:27:17 PM  
Representative Martinez, bill co-prime sponsor, introduced and gave opening comments on Senate Bill 24-137. The bill amends the Colorado Potato Seed Act to require potato growers to submit any uncertified potato seed stock to the certifying authority, the Department of Agriculture (CDA), for testing prior to planting. The CDA must then approve the uncertified potato seed stock if it meets standards established by the Commissioner of Agriculture.
02:30:23 PM  
Representative Holtorf, bill co-prime sponsor, gave opening comments on the bill.
02:31:44 PM  
Committee members
discussed the bill with the bill sponsors.
02:35:03 PM  
Dr. Andrew Houser,
representing Colorado Potato Certification Service - Colorado State University,
testified in support of the bill. Mr. Tyler Mitchell, representing themself,
testified in support of the bill. Mr. Wondirad Gebru, representing Colorado
Department of Agriculture - Plant Industry Division, answered committee
questions. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.

Submitted written
testimony can be found in Attachment C.
03:00:09 PM  
Representative Martinez and Representative Holtorf provided closing comments on the bill.
03:02:39 PM  
Committee members gave closing comments on the bill.

03:04:42 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 24-137 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Martinez
Seconded Holtorf
Holtorf Yes
Lindsay Yes
Lukens Yes
Lynch Yes
Martinez Yes
Marvin Yes
McLachlan Yes
Story Yes
Titone Yes
Velasco Yes
Winter T. Yes
Catlin Yes
McCormick Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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