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H_ALW_2021A 04/19/2021 01:31:22 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, & WATER
Date 04/19/2021
Attendance
Catlin X
Cutter X
Holtorf *
Lontine X
Lynch X
McLachlan X
Roberts X
Valdez D. X
Will X
Young X
McCormick X
Time 01:31:22 PM to 03:43:36 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by McCormick
This Report was prepared by Andrea Denka
Hearing Items Action Taken
Colorado Wildlife Council Presentation Committee Discussion Only
HB21-1260 Referred to House Appropriations
HB21-1261 Referred to House Finance
HB21-1262 Referred to House Appropriations
SB21-136 Committee Discussion Only

Colorado Wildlife Council Presentation - Committee Discussion Only


01:31:48 PM  
The committee came
to order.  


Andy Neinas, Jacqueline
Meason, and Sean Tonner, representing the Colorado Wildlife Council, presented
to the committee using a PowerPoint presentation.  A copy of the presentation
can be found here:
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/colorado_wildlife_council_presentation.pdf



Mr. Neinas responded to questions from the committee.  
01:31:49 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.



HB21-1260 - Referred to House Appropriations


01:44:18 PM  
The committee came back to order. Speaker Garnett and Representative Catlin, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1260 to the committee. The bill transfers $20.0 million from General Fund to the Colorado Water Conservation Board. The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
02:00:42 PM  
Mr. Brian Jackson,
representing EDFACTION, testified in support of the bill.  Dianna
Orf, representing Colorado Water Congress, testified in support of the
bill.  Mr. Jackson and Ms. Orf responded to questions from the committee.
02:08:41 PM  
Mr. Zane Kessler, representing Colorado River Water Conservation District, testified in support of the bill.
02:12:49 PM  
Ms. Molly Mugglestone,
representing Business for Water Stewardship, testified in support of the
bill.
02:15:24 PM  
Ms. Maria  Najera,
representing Western Resource Advocates, testified in support of the bill.
02:18:16 PM  
Ms. Lauren Ris, representing
the Department of Natural Resouces, testified in support of the bill.
02:19:10 PM  
Mr. Josh Kuhn, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill.  Terry Fankhauser, representing
Colorado Cattlemen’s association, testified in support of the bill.  Heather
Stauffer, representing Colorado Municipal League, testified in support
of the bill.
02:26:23 PM  
The bill sponsors made closing comments. Committee members made concluding comments.


02:31:45 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1260 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Catlin
Seconded Valdez D.
Catlin Yes
Cutter Yes
Holtorf Yes
Lontine Yes
Lynch Yes
McLachlan Yes
Roberts Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Will Yes
Young Yes
McCormick Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1261 - Referred to House Finance


02:34:35 PM  
Representative Catlin,
co-prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 21-1261 to the committee.  The
bill retroactively extends the Colorado sales and use tax exemption for
timber products made from trees killed or infested by mountain pine or
spruce beetles through June 2026.
02:38:13 PM  
Mr. Mike Lester,
representing Colorado state forest service, testified in a neutral position
on the bill.  Mrs. Molly Pitts, representing Colorado Timber Industry
Association, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Lester and Mrs.
Pitts responded to questions from the committee.
02:51:03 PM  
Representative Catlin made concluding comments. Committee members made concluding comments.


02:58:29 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1261 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Catlin
Seconded Cutter
Catlin Yes
Cutter Yes
Holtorf Yes
Lontine Yes
Lynch Yes
McLachlan Yes
Roberts Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Will Yes
Young Yes
McCormick Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1262 - Referred to House Appropriations


02:58:36 PM  
Representatives Lontine and Lynch co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1262 to the committee. The bill creates the Agriculture Events Relief Program in the Department of Agriculture and provides funding for the Colorado State Fair and National Western Stock Show. The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
03:06:47 PM  
Commissioner Kate Greenberg, representing Colorado Department of Agriculture, testified in support of the bill. Commissioner Greenberg responded to questions from the committee.
03:17:33 PM  
Paul Andrews, representing National Western Stock Show and Rodeo, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Austin Vincent, representing Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Andrews responded to questions from the committee.
03:30:46 PM  
Ms. Rene Brown, representing Colorado State Fair Authority, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Chris Wiseman, representing Pueblo County, testified in support of the bill.
03:37:43 PM  
The bill sponsors made concluding comments.


03:41:42 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1262 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lontine
Seconded Lynch
Catlin Yes
Cutter Yes
Holtorf Yes
Lontine Yes
Lynch Yes
McLachlan Yes
Roberts Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Will Yes
Young Yes
McCormick Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-136 - Committee Discussion Only


03:42:13 PM  
Representative Cutter, co-prime bill sponsor, explained Senate Bill 21-136 and asked the bill to be laid over. Representative McCormick laid the bill over for a later time.


03:43:36 PM   The committee adjourned.






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