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03ACCA26E43A617F87258828006DD682 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB22-1364

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, & WATER
Date Apr 18, 2022      
Location HCR 0107



HB22-1364 - Referred to House Appropriations


01:59:49 PM  
Representative Cutter,
bill co-prime sponsor, introduced HB22-1364.
Under
current law, the food pantry assistance grant program in the Department
of Human Services is set to repeal on June 30, 2023. The bill extends the
grant program through July 1, 2028.  The bill expands the scope of
the grant program in three ways. First, it makes hunger-relief charitable
organizations eligible to receive grants. Second, it allows $100,000 to
be awarded annually to a nonprofit entity to provide technical assistance
to a grant recipient for training food pantries and assisting in locating
and purchasing Colorado agricultural products. Finally, it broadens the
kinds of agricultural products that may be purchased with grant money,
to include: products sold by indigenous people in Colorado and neighboring
states; products that hold cultural significance for indigenous people;
and locally or regionally produced products grown, raised, or processed
less than 400 miles away from where the grant recipient is located.
 
 
02:02:31 PM  
Representative Soper,
bill co-prime sponsor, gave opening comments on the bill.
02:02:46 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from committee members.
02:15:39 PM  
Questions about the
bill continued.




A handout was distributed to the committee from Hunger Free Colorado (Attachment
B)
.
02:22:27 PM  
Ms. Ashley Wheeland,
representing Hunger Free Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Ms.
Veronica Perez, representing Growing Home, testified in support of the
bill.  Maya McDowell, representing Growing Home, testified in support
of the bill.  Justina Potter, representing self, testified in support
of the bill.  Ms. Wheeland responded to questions from the committee.
02:39:55 PM  
Mr. Alexander Hernandez-Ball, representing Sister Carmen Community Center, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Roberto Meza, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Meighen Lovelace, representing Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger, testified in support of the bill. Mrs. Trudie Biggers, representing Life Inter-Faith Team on Unemployment and Poverty, testified in support of the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
03:08:42 PM  
Questions for the previous panel continued.
03:09:00 PM  
Mr. James Gillespie,
representing Servicios de La Raza, testified in support of the bill.  Larry
Martinez, representing Denver Inner City Parish, testified in support of
the bill.  Mr. Gillespie answered questions from the committee.  


Submitted written testimony can be found in Attachment C.
03:19:16 PM  
Representative Soper and Representative Cutter gave closing comments on the bill.
03:26:24 PM  
Committee members made final comments on the bill.


03:31:05 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1364 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved McCormick
Seconded Valdez D.
Exum Yes
Holtorf No
Lindsay Yes
Lynch No
McLachlan Yes
Roberts Yes
Titone Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Will Yes
Catlin Yes
McCormick Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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