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H_ALW_2021A 03/22/2021 01:33:15 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, & WATER
Date 03/22/2021
Attendance
Catlin X
Cutter X
Holtorf X
Lontine X
McLachlan X
Pelton X
Roberts X
Valdez D. X
Will X
McCormick X
Arndt X
Time 01:33:15 PM to 07:00:11 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Arndt
This Report was prepared by Andrea Denka
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB21-1181 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB21-1160 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

HB21-1181 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

02:17:41 PM  
Mr. Darrell Hanavan,
representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Hanavan
responded to questions from the committee.
02:48:26 PM  
John Stulp, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:52:27 PM  
Ms. Carolyn Pace,
representing Wompost, LLC - Compost Hauling, testified in support of the
bill.  Mr. Greg Vlaming, representing High Desert Conservation District/Soil
Health Initiative, testified in support of the bill.  Commissioner
Tony Hass, representing Colorado Counties, Inc. (CCI), testified in support
of the bill.
03:00:43 PM  
Alyssa Barsanti,
representing National Young Farmers Coalition, testified in support of
the bill.  Commissioner Hilary Cooper, representing San Miguel County,
testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Libby Comeaux, representing
Together Colorado Climate Justice Committee, testified in support of the
bill.  Commissioner Cooper responded to questions from the committee.
03:13:54 PM  
Cindy Lair, representing
Colorado Department of Agriculture, answered questions from the committee.
 Jordan Beezley, representing Colorado Department of Agriculture,
answered questions from the committee.
03:23:57 PM  
The bill sponsors
discussed and distributed amendments: L.002 (Attachment A), L.003 (Attachment
B), and L.007 (Attachment C).


03:30:20 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment A).
Moved McCormick
Seconded Will
Catlin
Cutter
Holtorf
Lontine
McLachlan
Pelton
Roberts
Valdez D.
Will
McCormick
Arndt
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:30:45 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment B).
Moved McCormick
Seconded Will
Catlin
Cutter
Holtorf
Lontine
McLachlan
Pelton
Roberts
Valdez D.
Will
McCormick
Arndt
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:31:15 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment C).
Moved Will
Seconded McCormick
Catlin
Cutter
Holtorf
Lontine
McLachlan
Pelton
Roberts
Valdez D.
Will
McCormick
Arndt
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:40:43 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1181, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved McCormick
Seconded Will
Catlin Yes
Cutter Yes
Holtorf Yes
Lontine Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton No
Roberts Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Will Yes
McCormick Yes
Arndt Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1160 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:40:49 PM  
The committee came
back to order.  Representatives Duran and Soper, co-prime bill sponsor,
presented House Bill 21-1160 to the committee.  The bill establishes
a standard of care that each animal shelter and pet animal rescue must
provide each cat and dog in its custody.



The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.  

04:11:45 PM  
Ms. Katherine Haines,
representing MaxFund Animal Adoption Center, testified in opposition to
the bill.  Ms. Selina Davison, representing MaxFund Inc., testified
in opposition to the bill.  Mrs. Carmen Farrell, representing MaxFund
Inc., testified in opposition to the bill.  Barbara Weller, representing
MaxFund Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, testified in opposition to
the bill.  Ms. Haines and Ms. Farrell responded to questions from
the committee.
04:25:00 PM  
Mr. Davyd Smith,
representing No Kill Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.  Ms.
Quinn McGee, representing No Kill Colorado, testified in opposition to
the bill.
04:33:29 PM  
Mr.  Mark Kaplan,
representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Ms. Ellen
Zachary, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Kris
Riedel, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Ms.
Zachary and Mr. Kaplan responded to questions from the committee.
04:48:38 PM  
Mr. Douglas Rae,
representing Humane Society of Fremont County, testified in opposition
to the bill.  Mrs. Deb Nabb, representing herself, testified in opposition
to the bill.  Nick Van Duren, representing himself, testified in opposition
to the bill.  Tracy Wood, representing herself, testified in opposition
to the bill.
05:00:00 PM  
Kim Robinson, representing
Innocent Paws Puppy Rescue, testified in opposition to the bill.  Ms.
Heather Dubuisson, representing herself, testified in opposition to the
bill.
05:14:04 PM  
Ms. Diana Richett,
representing Angels with Paws Cat Rescue and Adoption, testified in opposition
to the bill.  Ms Rhonda  Bliss, representing herself, testified
in opposition to the bill.  Kate Myers, representing herself, testified
in opposition to the bill.
 Ms.
Myers responded to questions from the committee.
05:26:22 PM  
Mrs. Elaine Orazem,
representing herself, testified to amend the bill.  Janet Stephens,
representing Colorado Federation of Dog Clubs, Affiliate AKC, testified
to amend the bill.  Ms Lauren Dundon, representing herself, testified
to amend the bill.  Ms. Stephens responded to questions from the committee.
05:40:35 PM  
Ms. Porche Lovely,
representing herself, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
05:46:21 PM  
Anna Geiger, representing
Urban Cats, testified in support of the bill.  Duane Adams, representing
Animal Welfare Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
 Heidi Ganahl, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:58:36 PM  
Dr. Apryl Steele, representing Dumb Friends League, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Michelle Larsen, representing Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Steele responded to questions from the committee.
06:09:19 PM  
Kara Pappas, representing Larimer Humane Society, testified in support of the bill. Jan McHugh-Smith, representing Humane Society of Boulder Valley, testified in support of the bill. Sally Nail, representing PawsCo, testified in support of the bill.
06:19:01 PM  
Anna Stout, representing Roice-Hurst Humane Society, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Stout responded to questions from the committee.
06:27:48 PM  
Mrs. Denice Dirks,
representing herself, testified neutral on the bill.
06:31:45 PM  
Susan Sterritt, representing The Misfits Dog Rescue, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:36:49 PM  
The bill sponsors
discussed and distributed amendment L.001 (Attachment D).



06:36:51 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment D).
Moved Cutter
Seconded McCormick
Catlin
Cutter
Holtorf
Lontine
McLachlan
Pelton
Roberts
Valdez D.
Will
McCormick
Arndt
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:40:02 PM  
Representative Holtorf
distributed and discussed amendment L.002 (Attachment E).



Nick Fisher, representing Colorado Department of Agriculture - PACFA,
answered questions from the committee. Ms. Stephens came to the table to
respond to questions from the committee.



06:52:59 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment E).
Moved Will
Seconded Holtorf
Catlin Yes
Cutter No
Holtorf Yes
Lontine No
McLachlan No
Pelton Yes
Roberts No
Valdez D. Yes
Will Yes
McCormick No
Arndt No
YES: 5   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
06:53:07 PM  
The bill sponsors
made concluding comments.  Committee members made concluding comments.


06:59:58 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1160, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved McCormick
Seconded Cutter
Catlin Yes
Cutter Yes
Holtorf No
Lontine Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton Yes
Roberts Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Will Yes
McCormick Yes
Arndt Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


07:00:11 PM   The committee adjourned.