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22C6FE2583F038E68725897F0073F025 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB23-006

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, WATER & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date Mar 27, 2023      
Location HCR 0107



SB23-006 - Referred to House Appropriations


03:06:24 PM  
Representative McLachlan,
bill co-prime sponsor, introduced Senate Bill 23-006.  The bill codifies
into statute the Rural Opportunity Office in the Colorado Office of Economic
Development and International Trade (OEDIT). The director of the office
is designated by and reports to the director of OEDIT.
03:09:31 PM  
Representative Catlin, bill co-prime sponsor, gave opening remarks on the bill.
03:09:49 PM  
Director Kat Pappenbrock,
representing OEDIT, testified in support of the bill.  





Mr. Tim Coleman, representing Colorado Rural Electric Association, testified
in support of the bill.  




Richard Orf, representing Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado,
testified in support of the bill.




Director Pappenbrock
responded to questions from the committee.
03:26:52 PM  
Cody Davis, representing
Mesa County and Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill.
 




Wendy Buxton-Andrade, representing Prowers County and Colorado Counties,
Inc., testified in support of the bill.  





Mr. Michael Lowe, representing Coventure, testified in support of the bill.
 




Heather Stauffer, representing Colorado Municipal League, testified in
support of the bill.




Commissioner Buxton-Andrade
and Ms. Stauffer responded to questions from the committee.
03:40:48 PM  
Representative McLachlan and Representative Catlin gave final comments on the bill.


03:44:44 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-006 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved McLachlan
Seconded Catlin
Holtorf Yes
Lindsay Yes
Luck No
Lukens Yes
Martinez Yes
McLachlan Yes
Parenti Excused
Story Yes
Titone Yes
Velasco Excused
Winter T. Yes
Catlin Yes
McCormick Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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