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S_FIN_2021A 05/27/2021 01:56:26 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 05/27/2021
Attendance
Hisey X
Lee X
Lundeen X
Scott X
Winter X
Bridges X
Pettersen X
Time 01:56:26 PM to 02:39:35 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Pettersen
This Report was prepared by Juliann Jenson
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB21-1323 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1306 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1301 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

HB21-1323 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


01:56:52 PM  

Senator Rankin, co-prime sponsor, explained House Bill 21-1323, concerning the creation of a Special Olympics license plate for motor vehicles, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation. 

01:57:51 PM  

Benjamin Waters, representing Special Olympics Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

01:59:21 PM  

Senator Rankin made closing remarks.



02:00:24 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1323 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Yes
Lundeen No
Scott Yes
Winter Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1306 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:00:33 PM  

Senator Lundeen, co-prime sponsor, presented House Bill 21-1306, concerning approvals of certain entities to operate as postsecondary educational entities in the state, and, and in connection therewith, making an appropriation.  

 

Committee members asked questions about accreditation and the bill's application to management position.  

 

 

 

02:05:08 PM  

Dr. Mostafa Khattab, representing self, testified in support of the bill. 

Alex Hayes, representing Rocky Mountain MCA, testified in support of the bill

Gary Arnold, representing Rocky Mountain Pipe Trades District Council #5, testified in support of the bill.

 

Committee members asked questions about courses, education, and national standards. 

02:17:52 PM  

Senator Rodriguez, co-prime sponsor, joined the committee and made closing remarks, along with Senator Lundeen.



02:20:16 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1306 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Yes
Lundeen Yes
Scott Yes
Winter Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1301 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


02:21:45 PM  

Senator Moreno, sponsor, presented House Bill 21-1301, concerning the removal of impediments to cannibis farming, and, in connection therewith, permitting contingency plans to reduce crop loss based on adverse weather and convening a working group to examine measures to reduce cross-pollination, and making an appropriation.  

Committee members asked questions about growing operations and crop loss. 

 

 

02:26:02 PM  

Samantha Walsh, representing Colorado Hemp Association, testified in a neutral position on the bill. She answered questions from the committee about crops.

02:29:08 PM  

Mr. Austin Vincent, representing Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in support of the bill.

Kristen Thomson, representing The Green Solution, testified in support of the bill.

Committee members asked questions about outdoor crops and harvest.

 

02:33:29 PM  

Sal Pace, representing self, testified in support of the bill.  He answered questions about changes made to the bill in the House.

02:37:05 PM  

Senator Moreno distributed and explained Amendment L.011 (Attachment A), which addresses adverse weather and other technical changes. 



02:38:31 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.011 (Attachment A)
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Hisey
Lee
Lundeen
Scott
Winter
Bridges
Pettersen
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:39:21 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1301, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Yes
Lundeen Yes
Scott Yes
Winter Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:39:35 PM   The committee adjourned.






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