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A6E92E30635D2F6187258503007CB0A0 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB20-1084

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RURAL AFFAIRS & AGRICULTURE
Date Feb 3, 2020      
Location Old State Library



HB20-1084 - Postponed Indefinitely

03:42:01 PM  

Representative Duran, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1084 to the committee.  The bill sets standards for dog and cat breeders and prohibits the sale of dogs and cats by pet stores and by a person in a public space.  The bill also prohibits an animal shelter or pet animal rescue organization from receiving a dog or cat in exchange for payment or other compensation from a breeder, reseller, or auction.  Representative Duran responded to committee questions.

03:48:34 PM  

Aubyn Royall, representing the Humane Society of the United States, testified in support of the bill.  Amy Jesse, representing the Humane Society of the United States, testified in support of the bill.  Roland Halpern, representing Colorado Voters for Animals, testified in support of the bill.  Rocco Verretta, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  The panel responded to committee questions.

04:00:43 PM  

Douglas Johnson, representing the Colorado Springs Kennel Club, testified in opposition to the bill.  Jackie Christakos, representing the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, testified in opposition to the bill and distributed a document (Attachment H). Renee Reese, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Theressa Cloud, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment I).  The panel responded to committee questions.

04:19:22 PM  

Commissioner Kate Greenberg, Department of Agriculture (CDA), testified on the bill.  Nick Fisher and Hollis Glenn, CDA, came to the table for questions only.  The panel responded to committee questions.

04:37:37 PM  

Amanda Summers, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:41:03 PM  

Margaret Richards, representing Pet Paradise, Brian Warren, representing Crittersville Enterprises, and Dustin Haworth, representing Pet City, testified in opposition to the bill.  Mr. Warren and Mr. Haworth distributed handouts to the committee (Attachment J and K).  The panelists responded to committee questions.

05:00:16 PM  

Rory Kress, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Ali Mickelson, CEO of the Dumb Friends League, testified in support of the bill. Vicki Allinger, representing Bailing Out Benji, testified in support of the bill.

05:07:07 PM  

Mike Morgan, representing Just Pets, testified in opposition to the bill.  Erin Murray, representing Pet City, testified in opposition to the bill.  Dale Clark, representing himself, testified in opposition of the bill.  Kim Roberts, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.  The panel responded to committee questions.

05:25:04 PM  

Pam Dickerson, representing Citizens for Canine Welfare, testified in support of the bill.  Katie Wolf, representing the Colorado Federation of Animal Welfare Agencies, testified in support of the bill.  Jon Barocas, representing Canine Global Rescue, testified in support of the bill.

05:31:31 PM  

Bree Maestas, representing Pet City, testified in opposition to the bill.  Donna Chandler, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Cindy Moore, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Linda Hart, representing the Colorado Federation of Dog Clubs and Owners, testified in opposition to the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment L).  The panel responded to committee questions.

05:53:30 PM  
Lesley Hollywood, representing herself, testified on the bill.
05:57:46 PM  
Darlys Lopez, representing herself, testified
in opposition of the bill.  Candy Muscari-Erdos, representing herself,
testified in opposition to the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment
M).  Jens Larson, representing Perfect Pets, testified in opposition
to the bill.  Casey Miller, representing Pet City, testified in opposition
to the bill.  
06:07:09 PM  

Lynn Gerber, representing Tagto, testified in support of the bill.  Penny Votagress, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

06:17:45 PM  
Gwen Shivers, representing Pet City, testified
in opposition to the bill.  Cyndi Haworth, representing Pet City,
testified in opposition to the bill.  Ann Diaz, representing herself,
testified in opposition to the bill.  Bob Diaz, representing himself,
testified in opposition to the bill.  The panel responded to committee
questions.
06:27:47 PM  

Angelo Maestas, representing Pet City, testified in opposition to the bill.  Mara Moreno, representing Pet City, testified in opposition to the bill.  Monica Phiri, representing Pet City, testified in opposition to the bill.  Sheila Vanderdeer, representing Pet City, testified in opposition to the bill.

06:39:21 PM  

Michele Ostrander, representing Freedom Service Dogs, testified in opposition to the bill.  Sherry MacLennan, representing Corral West Kennels, testified in opposition to the bill.  Lorrie McAllister, representing Denver Samoyed Association, testified in opposition to the bill.  Nick Van Durein, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.  The panel responded to committee questions.  Additional written testimonies can be found attached (Attachment N).



07:02:18 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment P).
Moved Roberts
Seconded Valdez D.
Arndt
Buentello
Catlin
Holtorf
Jaquez Lewis
Pelton
Titone
Will
Young
Valdez D.
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:02:36 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment O).
Moved Roberts
Seconded Valdez D.
Arndt
Buentello
Catlin
Holtorf
Jaquez Lewis
Pelton
Titone
Will
Young
Valdez D.
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:02:37 PM  
Representative Duran made closing remarks.
 Committee members commented on the bill.


07:18:33 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1084, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Roberts
Seconded Young
Arndt Yes
Buentello No
Catlin No
Holtorf No
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Pelton No
Titone Yes
Will No
Young Yes
Valdez D. No
Roberts Yes
YES: 5   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


07:19:37 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 20-1084 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Valdez D.
Seconded Pelton
Arndt No
Buentello Yes
Catlin Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jaquez Lewis No
Pelton Yes
Titone No
Will Yes
Young No
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts No
Final YES: 6   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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