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7FA29AD6B87F9CE087258831007358D9 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB22-1301

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date Apr 27, 2022      
Location Old Supreme Court



HB22-1301 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:59:58 PM  
Sens. Donovan and Simpson introduced House Bill 22-1301. Beginning with property tax year 2023, this bill defines a controlled environmental agricultural (CEA) facility as a nonresidential structure and related equipment combining engineering, horticultural science, and computerized management techniques to optimize hydroponics, plant quality and food production efficiency from the land’s water for human or livestock consumption.
03:01:39 PM  
Written testimony may be found in Attachment C.
03:07:49 PM  
Committee discussion ensued with the sponsors.
03:14:06 PM  
Mr. Kyle Hooper,
representing the Division of Property Taxation, was available to answer
committee questions.
03:23:32 PM  
Mr. Keith Erffmeyer, representing the Colorado Assessors Association, testified in a neutral position on the bill. Mr. Ken Hood, representing the Colorado Assessors Association, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
03:34:19 PM  
Mr. John Taylor,
representing Special District Association of Colorado (SDA), testified
in opposition to the bill.  Mr. Richard Orf, representing the Associated
Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
Ms. Gini Pingenot, representing Colorado Counties, Inc, testified in opposition
to the bill. Fire Chief Kris Kazian, representing Colorado State Fire Chiefs
and SDA, testified in opposition to the bill.  Committee dicussion
ensued with the witnesses.
03:54:22 PM  
Former Sen. Gail Schwartz, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. David Myler, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Andrew Massey, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Austin Vincent, representing the Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in support of the bill.


04:10:47 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1301 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Winter
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Excused
Priola Excused
Winter Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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