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AC5A4B0145E641A68725899C0011729A Hearing Summary


Date Apr 24, 2023      
Location Old State Library

SB23-266 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole

09:10:36 PM  
Representative Brown, bill co-prime sponsor, introduced and gave opening comments on Senate Bill 23-266. The bill requires the Commissioner of Agriculture to adopt rules designating neonicotinoid pesticides as limited-use pesticides. By July 1, 2024, the commissioner must adopt rules requiring neonicotinoid pesticides to be sold only by licensed dealers under the Pesticide Act.
09:15:36 PM  
Representative Kipp, bill co-prime sponsor, gave opening comments on the bill.
09:16:05 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
09:16:29 PM  
Christopher Finarelli,
representing The Household and Commercial Products Association, testified
in opposition to the bill.  

Mrs. Erin Meschke,
representing themself, testified to amend the bill.  

Ean Tafoya, representing
GreenLatinos, testified in support of the bill.  

Mr. Danny Katz,
representing Colorado Public Interest Research Group, testified in support
of the bill.  

Mr. Jordan Beezley,
representing Colorado Department of Agriculture, testified in support of
the bill.

The panelists
responded to questions from the committee.  

09:16:30 PM  
Submitted written
testimony can be found in Attachment G.
09:31:57 PM  
Representative Kipp and Representative Brown gave final comments on the bill.
09:41:08 PM  
Committee members made final comments on the bill.

09:45:07 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-266 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Titone
Seconded Velasco
Holtorf No
Lindsay Yes
Lukens Yes
Martinez Yes
McLachlan Yes
Parenti Yes
Soper No
Story Yes
Titone Yes
Velasco Yes
Winter T. No
Catlin No
McCormick Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details