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H_ALW_2021A 04/05/2021 01:32:22 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, & WATER
Date 04/05/2021
Attendance
Catlin X
Cutter *
Holtorf X
Lontine X
McLachlan X
Pelton X
Roberts X
Valdez D. X
Will X
McCormick X
Arndt X
Time 01:32:22 PM to 04:18:36 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Arndt
This Report was prepared by Andrea Denka
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB21-1233 Referred to House Finance
HB21-1242 Committee Discussion Only

HB21-1233 - Referred to House Finance


01:32:49 PM  
The committee came to order. Representatives Will and Roberts, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1233 to the committee. The bill makes modifications to the conservation easement tax credit program by increasing credit amounts, changing how transferred credits are tracked and verified, and broadening the entities that can donate or accept donations of easements.
01:39:00 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
02:06:01 PM  
Melissa Daruna, representing Keep It Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Suzanne O'Neill, representing Colorado Wildlife Federation, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Daruna responded to questions from the committee.
02:27:10 PM  
Terry Fankhauser, representing Colorado Cattlemen's Association, testified in support of the bill.
02:30:57 PM  
Ariel Steele, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Steele responded to questions from the committee.
02:48:40 PM  
Dallas May, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Jim Yahn, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill.  Stacy McPhail, representing
Gunnison Ranchland Conservation Legacy, testified to amend the bill.  Mr.
Yahn and Ms. McPhail responded to questions from the committee.
03:12:46 PM  
Jodie Barber, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Barber responded to questions from the committee.
03:19:22 PM  
Bill sponsors made concluding comments.


03:20:33 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1233 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Roberts
Seconded Will
Catlin No
Cutter Yes
Holtorf No
Lontine Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton Yes
Roberts Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Will Yes
McCormick Yes
Arndt Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
03:22:23 PM  
The committee took
a brief recess.



HB21-1242 - Committee Discussion Only


03:23:41 PM  
The committee came
back to order.  Representative Arndt, prime bill sponsor, presented
House Bill 21-1242 to the committee.  The bill creates the Agriculture
Drought and Climate Resilience Office in the Department of Agriculture.




The bill sponsor
responded to questions from the committee.
03:35:55 PM  
Commissioner Kate Greenberg, representing Colorado Department of Agriculture, testified in support of the bill. Commissioner Greenberg responded to questions from the committee.
03:59:58 PM  
Terry Fankhauser, representing Colorado Cattlemen's Association, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. George Fosha, representing Colorado Association of Conservation Districts (CACD), testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Fosha responded to questions from the committee.
04:08:45 PM  
Erin Foster West,
representing National Young Farmers Coalition, testified in support of
the bill.  Jay Wilson, representing himself, testified in support
of the bill.  Mr. Dan Waldvogle, representing Rocky Mountain Farmers
Union, testified in support of the bill.
04:16:35 PM  
Vice-chair McCormick
laid the bill over for action-only at a later time.


04:18:36 PM   The committee adjourned.






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