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C79C9AA01305D649872586A0006B6E92 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1181

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, & WATER
Date Mar 22, 2021      
Location HCR 0107



HB21-1181 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

01:33:32 PM  
The committee came
to order.  Representatives McCormick and Will, co-prime bill sponsors
introduced House Bill 21-1181 to the committee.  The bill creates
the Soil Health Program and the Soil Health Advisory Committee in the Department
of Agriculture.  




The bill sponsors
responded to questions from the committee.
01:46:51 PM  
Ms. Tristan Nielsen,
representing White River & Douglas Creek Conservation Districts, testified
in opposition to the bill.  Mrs. Bobbi  Ketels, representing
Colorado Association of Conservation Districts, testified in opposition
to the bill.  Ms. Nielson responded to questions from the committee.



The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
02:12:05 PM  
Sundari Kraft, representing Colorado Sugarbeet Growers Association, testified to amend the bill. Mr. Austin Vincent, representing Colorado Farm Bureau, testified to amend the bill. Mr. Vincent responded to questions from the committee.
02:17:41 PM  
Mr. Darrell Hanavan,
representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Hanavan
responded to questions from the committee.
02:24:26 PM  
Mr. Roy Pfaltzgraff,
representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Patrick
O'Neill, representing Mosca-Hooper Conservation District, testified in
support of the bill.  Mr. Pfaltzgraff responded to questions from
the committee.
02:48:26 PM  
John Stulp, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:52:27 PM  
Ms. Carolyn Pace,
representing Wompost, LLC - Compost Hauling, testified in support of the
bill.  Mr. Greg Vlaming, representing High Desert Conservation District/Soil
Health Initiative, testified in support of the bill.  Commissioner
Tony Hass, representing Colorado Counties, Inc. (CCI), testified in support
of the bill.
03:00:43 PM  
Alyssa Barsanti,
representing National Young Farmers Coalition, testified in support of
the bill.  Commissioner Hilary Cooper, representing San Miguel County,
testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Libby Comeaux, representing
Together Colorado Climate Justice Committee, testified in support of the
bill.  Commissioner Cooper responded to questions from the committee.
03:13:54 PM  
Cindy Lair, representing
Colorado Department of Agriculture, answered questions from the committee.
 Jordan Beezley, representing Colorado Department of Agriculture,
answered questions from the committee.
03:23:57 PM  
The bill sponsors
discussed and distributed amendments: L.002 (Attachment A), L.003 (Attachment
B), and L.007 (Attachment C).


03:30:20 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment A).
Moved McCormick
Seconded Will
Catlin
Cutter
Holtorf
Lontine
McLachlan
Pelton
Roberts
Valdez D.
Will
McCormick
Arndt
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:30:45 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment B).
Moved McCormick
Seconded Will
Catlin
Cutter
Holtorf
Lontine
McLachlan
Pelton
Roberts
Valdez D.
Will
McCormick
Arndt
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:31:15 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment C).
Moved Will
Seconded McCormick
Catlin
Cutter
Holtorf
Lontine
McLachlan
Pelton
Roberts
Valdez D.
Will
McCormick
Arndt
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:40:43 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1181, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved McCormick
Seconded Will
Catlin Yes
Cutter Yes
Holtorf Yes
Lontine Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton No
Roberts Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Will Yes
McCormick Yes
Arndt Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
03:46:51 PM  
The committee took
a brief recess.






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