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BB4AEDFD6CADEFCA872586C600719ABE Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1181

SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date Apr 29, 2021      
Location Old Supreme Court



HB21-1181 - Committee Discussion Only

02:40:56 PM  
Senator Simpson and
Senator Winter, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1181. The bill creates
the Soil Health Program and the Soil Health Advisory Committee in the Department
of Agriculture.  Written testimony on the bill is included as Attachment
C.  
02:46:40 PM  
Richard Andrews, representing self, testified to amend the bill. State Conservationist Clint Evans, representing USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, testified in a neutral position on the bill. Mr. Evans responded to committee questions. JD Wright, representing Olney Boon Soil Conservation District and self, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:04:00 PM  
Dianna Orf, representing Colorado Water Congress, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Greg Vlaming, representing High Desert Conservation District, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Patrick O'Neill, representing Mosca-Hooper Conservation District, testified in support of the bill. The witness panel responded to committee questions.
03:18:48 PM  
Commissioner Terry Hofmeister, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill. Commissioner Kristine Borchers, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill. Commissioner Hilary Cooper, representing Colorado Counties, Inc. & CCAT, testified in support of the bill.
03:28:55 PM  
Joyce Kennedy, representing People & Pollinators Action Network, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Sheldon Rockey, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Sam Allen, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Megan Davey, representing National Young Farmers Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
03:42:06 PM  
Jordan Beezley, representing Colorado Department of Agriculture, was available to answer committee questions. Cindy Lair, representing Colorado Department of Agriculture, was available to answer committee questions. Committee discussion with the witness panel continued.
04:06:08 PM  
Amendments L.009
and L.010 were distributed (Attachments D and E). The committee discussed
the amendments.


04:12:11 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Coram
Fields
Sonnenberg
Danielson
Donovan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:12:27 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Coram
Fields
Sonnenberg
Danielson
Donovan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:12:29 PM  
The chair laid the bill over for action at a later date.






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