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H_ALW_2021A 04/12/2021 01:30:53 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, & WATER
Date 04/12/2021
Attendance
Catlin X
Cutter X
Holtorf X
Lontine X
McLachlan X
Pelton X
Roberts X
Valdez D. X
Will *
McCormick X
Arndt X
Time 01:30:53 PM to 04:47:33 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Arndt
This Report was prepared by Andrea Denka
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB21-135 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

SB21-135 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:31:07 PM  
The committee came to order. Representative Duran and Froelich, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 21-135 to the committee. The bill prohibits the use of certain animals in traveling animal acts and creates a misdemeanor.

The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.

02:18:03 PM  
Mr. Scott Dorenkamp,
representing Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, testified in opposition
to the bill.  Ms. Carolyn Lantz, representing herself, testified in
opposition to the bill.  Mr. Dorenkamp and Ms. Lantz responded to
questions from the committee.
02:52:25 PM  
Mr. Anthony Bartkowski, representing Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Jeff Wahlert, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Bartowski responded to questions from the committee.
03:02:28 PM  
Mrs. Mindy Patterson,
representing The Cavalry Group, testified in opposition to the bill.  Ms.
Dianna Orf, representing Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado,
testified in opposition to the bill.  Mrs. Patterson and Ms. Orf  responded
to questions from the committee.  
03:19:32 PM  
Paul Andrews, representing National Western Stock Show and Rodeo, testified to amend the bill. Mr. Andrews responded to questions from the committee.
03:39:08 PM  
Ms. Michelle DeLaria, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Roland Halpern, representing Colorado Voters for Animals, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Halpern responded to questions from the committee.
04:09:45 PM  
Mr. Kent Drotar, representing The Wild Animal Sanctuary, testified in support of the bill.
04:13:46 PM  
Christina Scaringe, representing Animal Defenders International, testified in support of the bill. Phillip Ensley, representing Colorado Voters for Animals, testified in support of the bill.
04:28:14 PM  
Representative Pelton
discussed and distributed Amendment L.007 (Attachment A).


04:29:13 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment A).
Moved Pelton
Seconded Catlin
Catlin Yes
Cutter No
Holtorf Yes
Lontine No
McLachlan No
Pelton Yes
Roberts Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Will Yes
McCormick No
Arndt No
YES: 6   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
04:40:04 PM  
Representative Holtorf
distributed and discussed Amendment L.006 (Attachment B).


04:41:03 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment B).
Moved Holtorf
Seconded Pelton
Catlin Yes
Cutter No
Holtorf Yes
Lontine No
McLachlan No
Pelton Yes
Roberts No
Valdez D. Yes
Will Yes
McCormick Yes
Arndt No
YES: 6   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
04:41:20 PM  
The bill sponsors made concluding comments. Committee members made concluding comments.


04:46:23 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-135, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Arndt
Seconded Cutter
Catlin No
Cutter Yes
Holtorf No
Lontine Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton No
Roberts Yes
Valdez D. No
Will No
McCormick Yes
Arndt Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:47:33 PM   The committee adjourned.






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