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H_ALW_2021A 05/24/2021 02:48:13 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, & WATER
Date 05/24/2021
Attendance
Cutter X
Holtorf *
Lontine X
McLachlan X
Pelton X
Roberts X
Titone X
Valdez D. X
Will X
Catlin X
McCormick X
Time 02:48:13 PM to 04:11:39 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by McCormick
This Report was prepared by Andrea Denka
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB21-229 Referred to House Finance
SB21-240 Referred to House Appropriations

02:48:17 PM
The committee came to order.



SB21-229 - Referred to House Finance


02:48:44 PM  
Representatives Will
and Amabile, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 21-229 to the
committee.  The bill
creates
the Rural Jump-Start Zone Grant Program to issue grants to new businesses
that establish inside a rural jump-start zone and tier one transition communities,
and to institutions of higher education or economic development organizations
.



The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
02:53:22 PM  
Andrea Blankenship, representing Colorado Office of Economic Development, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Blankenship responded to questions from the committee.
02:59:26 PM  
Sandy Head, representing
Montrose Economic Development Corporation (Montrose EDC) & Colorado
Counties, Incorporated (CCI), testified in support of the bill.  John
Bristol, representing self, testified in support of the bill.  Ms.
Head and Mr. Bristol responded to questions from the committee.
03:10:28 PM  
Commissioner George Marlin, representing Clear Creek County, testified in support of the bill.
03:14:05 PM  
Richard Orf, representing Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Orf responded to questions from the committee.


03:23:52 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-229 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Will
Seconded Roberts
Cutter Yes
Holtorf Yes
Lontine Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton Yes
Roberts Yes
Titone Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Will Yes
Catlin Yes
McCormick Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-240 - Referred to House Appropriations


03:24:16 PM  
Representatives Catlin
and Kipp, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 21-240 to the committee.
 The bill
transfers $20.0 million
from the General Fund to the Colorado Water Conservation Board Construction
Fund for watershed restoration grants and to conduct a watershed analysis.
03:31:15 PM  
Matt Zoccali, representing
City of Fort Collins Utilities, testified to amend the bill.
03:34:20 PM  
Edward Moyer, representing
Grand County, testified in support of the bill.  Adam Jokerst, representing
City of Greeley, testified to amend the bill.  Esther Vincent, representing
Northern Water, testified to amend the bill.  Mr. Jokerst responded
to questions from the committee.
03:47:39 PM  
Rebecca Mitchell, representing Colorado Water Conservation Board, testified in support of the bill. Kevin Houck, representing Colorado Water Conservation Board, was available to answer committee questions. Ms. Mitchell responded to questions from the committee.
04:03:46 PM  
The bill sponsors made concluding comments on the bill. Committee members made concluding comments on the bill.


04:11:09 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-240 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Catlin
Seconded Pelton
Cutter Yes
Holtorf Yes
Lontine Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton Yes
Roberts Yes
Titone Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Will Yes
Catlin Yes
McCormick Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:11:39 PM   The committee adjourned.






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