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H_ALW_2021A 05/27/2021 11:54:45 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, & WATER
Date 05/27/2021
Attendance
Boesenecker X
Cutter X
Holtorf X
Lontine *
McLachlan X
Pelton X
Roberts X
Valdez D. X
Will X
McCormick X
Catlin X
Time 11:54:45 AM to 01:23:13 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by McCormick
This Report was prepared by Andrea Denka
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB21-235 Referred to House Appropriations
SB21-248 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB21-234 Referred to House Appropriations

11:54:48 AM
The committee came to order.



SB21-235 - Referred to House Appropriations


11:55:10 AM  
Representatives Bernett
and McCormick, co-prime presented Senate Bill 21-235 to the committee.
 
The bill transfers $3.0 million
from the General Fund to the Agriculture Value-Added Cash Fund to support
the Advancing Colorado’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Program.
12:03:42 PM  
Jordan Beezley, representing Colorado Department of Agriculture, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Beezley responded to questions from the committee.
12:09:50 PM  
Timothy Olsen, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
12:20:25 PM  
The bill sponsors made concluding comments on the bill.
12:21:19 PM  
The committee members
made concluding comments on the bill.


12:22:52 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-235 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved McCormick
Seconded Lontine
Boesenecker Yes
Cutter Yes
Holtorf Yes
Lontine Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton Yes
Roberts Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Will Excused
McCormick Yes
Catlin Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-248 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


12:23:18 PM  
Representatives McCormick
and Holtorf, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 21-248 to the
committee.  
The bill creates
and funds the Colorado Agricultural Future Loan Program in the Department
of Agriculture.
12:31:02 PM  
Jenifer Waller, representing Colorado Bankers Association, testified to amend the bill. Dianna Orf, representing Associated governments of NW Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Austin Vincent, representing Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in support of the bill.
12:38:27 PM  
Jordan Beezley, representing Colorado Department of Agriculture, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Beezley responded to questions from the committee.
12:45:17 PM  
The bill sponsors
discussed and distributed amendments L.010 (Attachment A) and L.011 (Attachment
B).


12:49:24 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment A).
Moved McCormick
Seconded Holtorf
Boesenecker
Cutter
Holtorf
Lontine
McLachlan
Pelton
Roberts
Valdez D.
Will
McCormick
Catlin
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


12:53:15 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.011 (Attachment B).
Moved Holtorf
Seconded McCormick
Boesenecker
Cutter
Holtorf
Lontine
McLachlan
Pelton
Roberts
Valdez D.
Will
McCormick
Catlin
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
12:53:17 PM  
The bill sponsors made concluding comments on the bill. The committee members made concluding comments on the bill.


12:56:36 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-248, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved McCormick
Seconded Holtorf
Boesenecker Yes
Cutter Yes
Holtorf Yes
Lontine Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton Yes
Roberts Excused
Valdez D. Yes
Will Yes
McCormick Yes
Catlin Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
12:56:50 PM  
The committee took
a brief recess.



SB21-234 - Referred to House Appropriations


12:56:46 PM  
The committee came
back to order.  Representatives Cutter and Holtorf, co-prime bill
sponsors, presented Senate Bill 21-234 to the committee.
The
bill creates the Agriculture and Drought Resiliency Fund in the Department
of Agriculture and transfers $3.0 million from the General Fund to the
new fund.
 
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.  
01:13:47 PM  
Les Owen, representing Colorado Department of Agriculture, testified in support of the bill. Dan Waldvogle, representing Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, testified in support of the bill.


01:23:03 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-234 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Holtorf
Seconded Cutter
Boesenecker Yes
Cutter Yes
Holtorf Yes
Lontine Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton Yes
Roberts Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Will Yes
Catlin Yes
McCormick Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


01:23:13 PM   The committee adjourned.






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