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H_ALW_2022A 03/07/2022 01:33:02 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, & WATER
Date 03/07/2022
Attendance
Holtorf *
Lindsay X
Lontine *
McLachlan X
Pelton X
Roberts X
Titone X
Valdez D. X
Will X
Catlin X
McCormick X
Time 01:33:02 PM to 03:06:17 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by McCormick
This Report was prepared by Alexa Kelly
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB22-042 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB22-030 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB22-1235 Amended, referred to House Finance

SB22-042 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:33:23 PM  
Majority Leader Esgar, bill co-prime sponsor, introduced SB22-042. Senate Bill 22-013, signed into law on February 25, 2022, increased the size of the Board of Commissioners of the State Fair Authority from eleven to thirteen members, including the Commissioner of Agriculture or the Commissioner’s designee, two residents from the county where the state fair is held (Pueblo County), one resident from each of the eight congressional districts, and two residents from the state at large. SB22-013 added an at-large member and a member from the new eighth congressional district. Instead of members from each of the eight congressional districts, this bill requires two members from each of the four agricultural districts in the state.

On October 31, 2022, the Governor must appoint two members from the state at large. When a current member’s term expires or a vacancy otherwise occurs, the Governor must appoint members according to the requirements included in the bill. The bill also sets requirements for members regarding occupation, agricultural experience, residency, and political party affiliation. The requirements included in this bill supersede the requirements in SB22-013.

01:34:47 PM  
Representative Will, bill co-prime sponsor, gave opening comments on the bill.
01:36:11 PM  
Bill sponsors responded to questions from committee members.
01:37:43 PM  
Megan Waples, Office of Legislative Legal Services, answered questions from the committee.
01:43:13 PM  
Committee members continued to ask questions of the bill sponsors.
01:43:29 PM  
Majority Leader Esgar and Representative Will gave final comments on the bill.
01:44:32 PM  
Committee members made final comments on the bill.


01:47:51 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-042 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Will
Seconded Catlin
Holtorf Yes
Lindsay Yes
Lontine Excused
McLachlan Yes
Pelton Yes
Roberts Yes
Titone Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Will Yes
Catlin Yes
McCormick Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-030 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:47:57 PM  
Representative McLachlan, bill co-prime sponsor, introduced SB22-030. The bill expands the scope of the Water Resources Review Committee to include identifying, monitoring, and addressing agriculture issues, and renames it the Water Resources and Agriculture Review Committee.
01:49:36 PM  
Representative Catlin, bill co-prime sponsor, gave opening comments on the bill.
01:55:10 PM  
Bill sponsors responded to questions from committee members.
01:55:48 PM  
Representative Catlin and Representative McLachlan gave final comments on the bill.
02:01:25 PM  
Committee members made final comments on the bill.


02:04:01 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-030 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Catlin
Seconded McLachlan
Holtorf Yes
Lindsay Yes
Lontine Excused
McLachlan Yes
Pelton Excused
Roberts Yes
Titone Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Will Yes
Catlin Yes
McCormick Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



02:04:03 PM
The committee took a brief recess.



02:10:46 PM
The committee reconvened.



HB22-1235 - Amended, referred to House Finance

02:10:56 PM  
Representative McCormick, bill co-prime sponsor, introduced HB22-1235. This bill continues and amends the Colorado Veterinary Practice Act in the Department of Regulatory Agencies, which is scheduled to repeal on September 1, 2022. Changes to the act include establishing the regulation of veterinary technicians. The program is continued through September 1, 2033.
02:12:17 PM  
Representative McCormick discussed amendments L.002 (Attachment A), L.003 (Attachment B), and L.004 (Attachment C).
02:17:24 PM  
Representative Catlin, bill co-prime sponsor, gave opening comments on the bill.
02:19:23 PM  
Michael Nicoletti, representing the Department of Regulatory Agencies, testified to amend the bill.
02:24:39 PM  
Dr. Ashley Ackley, representing Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Michelle Larsen, representing Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Will French, representing Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Jackie Christakos, representing Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, testified in support of the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
02:35:19 PM  
Rebecca Newman, representing Colorado Association of Certified Veterinary Technicians, testified in support of the bill. Jen Steckline, representing Colorado Association of Certified Veterinary Technicians, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Katie Schafer, representing Colorado Association of Certified Veterinary Technicians, testified in support of the bill. Erin Henninger, representing Colorado Association of Certified Veterinary Technicians, testified in support of the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
02:50:40 PM  

Ali Mickelson, representing Dumb Friends League, testified in support of the bill.

Submitted written testimony can be found in Attachment D.



02:57:33 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved McCormick
Seconded Catlin
Holtorf
Lindsay
Lontine
McLachlan
Pelton
Roberts
Titone
Valdez D.
Will
Catlin
McCormick
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:57:58 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved McCormick
Seconded Catlin
Holtorf
Lindsay
Lontine
McLachlan
Pelton
Roberts
Titone
Valdez D.
Will
Catlin
McCormick
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:58:21 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004
Moved McCormick
Seconded Catlin
Holtorf
Lindsay
Lontine
McLachlan
Pelton
Roberts
Titone
Valdez D.
Will
Catlin
McCormick
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:58:47 PM  
Representative McCormick and Representative Catlin gave final comments on the bill.
03:02:19 PM  
Committee members gave final comments on the bill.


03:06:07 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1235, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved McCormick
Seconded Catlin
Holtorf Yes
Lindsay Yes
Lontine Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton Yes
Roberts Yes
Titone Yes
Valdez D. Excused
Will Yes
Catlin Yes
McCormick Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:06:17 PM   The committee adjourned.






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