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H_RAA_2020A 01/27/2020 01:33:42 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RURAL AFFAIRS & AGRICULTURE
Date 01/27/2020
Attendance
Arndt X
Buentello X
Catlin X
Exum X
Holtorf X
Pelton X
Titone X
Will X
Young X
Valdez D. X
Roberts X
Time 01:33:42 PM to 05:16:24 PM
Place LSB A
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Roberts
This Report was prepared by Jimmy Reed
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1004 Amended, referred to House Finance
HB20-1003 Referred to House Finance
Sunset Hearing For The Regulation of Poultry Eggs Committee Discussion Only
Sunset Hearing For The Farm Products Act and Commodity Handler Act Committee Discussion Only
Sunset Hearing For The Colorado Coal Mine Board of Examiners Committee Discussion Only
Sunset Hearing For The Colorado Seed Act Committee Discussion Only
HB20-1072 Referred to House Appropriations
HB20-1082 Referred to House Finance

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
01:33:44 PM

Representative Roberts called the meeting to order.  Representatives Cutter and Will came to the table to discuss House Bill 20-1004, which was laid over for action only on Thursday, January 23.



HB20-1004 - Amended, referred to House Finance



01:35:09 PM
Motion Reconsider Amendment L.001 to House Bill 20-1004 (Attachment A).
Moved Roberts
Seconded Valdez D.
Arndt Yes
Buentello Yes
Catlin Yes
Exum Yes
Holtorf Yes
Pelton Yes
Titone Yes
Will Yes
Young Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
01:35:10 PM  

Representative Will distributed and discussed Amendment L.005 (Attachment B).



01:36:28 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment B).
Moved Will
Seconded Valdez D.
Arndt
Buentello
Catlin
Exum
Holtorf
Pelton
Titone
Will
Young
Valdez D.
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:36:28 PM  

Representative Cutter discussed and distributed L.006 (Attachment C).

01:37:42 PM  
Representatives Will and Cutter responded to committee questions.


01:38:13 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment C).
Moved Will
Seconded Valdez D.
Arndt
Buentello
Catlin
Exum
Holtorf
Pelton
Titone
Will
Young
Valdez D.
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:38:13 PM  
Representatives Will and Cutter made concluding remarks.


01:40:24 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1004, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Will
Seconded Valdez D.
Arndt Yes
Buentello Yes
Catlin Yes
Exum Yes
Holtorf Yes
Pelton Yes
Titone Yes
Will Yes
Young Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1003 - Referred to House Finance

01:40:41 PM  
Representative D. Valdez assumed the chair
and read the remote testimony rules and procedures.  
01:42:15 PM  

Representatives Roberts and Rich, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1003 to the committee.  The bill makes modifications to the Rural Jump-start program and extends the program for an additional five years.  Representatives Roberts and Rich responded to committee questions.  Several handouts were distributed to the committee (Attachments D, E, and F).  

01:48:43 PM  
Jeff Kraft and Ken Jensen, Office of Economic Development and International Trade, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee questions.
01:59:07 PM  

Rose Pugliese, Mesa County Commissioner, testified remotely from Colorado Mesa University (CMU) Grand Junction, in support of the bill.  Commissioner Pugliese responded to committee questions.  

02:01:20 PM  

Diane Schwenke, representing herself, testified remotely from CMU Grand Junction, in support of the bill.

02:06:21 PM  
William McDonald, representing himself,
testified remotely from CMU Grand Junction, in support of the bill.
02:09:44 PM  

RJ Pole, representing himself, testified remotely from Colorado Mountain College (CMC) Steamboat, in support of the bill.

02:12:48 PM  

Page Tucker, representing himself, testified remotely from CMU Grand Junction, in support of the bill.  Mr. Tucker responded to committee questions.  

02:16:18 PM  

Robin Brown, representing the Grand Junction Economic Partnership, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Brown responded to committee questions.

02:19:01 PM  

John Bristol, representing Routte County Economic Development, testified in support of the bill.

02:27:13 PM  

Morgan Cullen, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.

02:28:36 PM  
Lauren Masias, representing the Colorado Competitive Council, testified in support of the bill.
02:30:08 PM  
Richard Orf, representing the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:33:07 PM  

Sam Bailey, representing the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp., testified in support of the bill.

02:33:45 PM  
Sandy Head, representing herself, testified
remotely from CMU Montrose, in support of the bill and responded to committee
questions.  
02:35:55 PM  

Representatives Rich and Roberts made concluding remarks.



02:44:32 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1003 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Roberts
Seconded Pelton
Arndt Yes
Buentello Yes
Catlin Yes
Exum Yes
Holtorf Yes
Pelton Yes
Titone Excused
Will Yes
Young Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Sunset Hearing For The Regulation of Poultry Eggs - Committee Discussion Only


02:45:41 PM  

Jery Payne, Office of Legislative Legal Services, discussed the process and procedures of the sunset review process.

02:47:33 PM  

Saul Larsen, Colorado Office of Policy, Research and Regulatory Reform (COPRRR) within the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), presented on the types of sunset reviews.

02:50:02 PM  

Jennifer Lockwood, DORA, presented on the 2019 sunset review of the Regulation of Poultry Eggs.  Ms. Lockwood responded to committee questions.  A copy of the sunset report can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JaqzaElFIZn0vd9zpbPXresD8lIevpXs/view.

03:04:03 PM  
Donna Lachey, representing Locabre Colorado Coop, testified in support of the draft bill.
03:08:46 PM  
Jerry Wilkins, representing Colorado Egg Producers, testified in support of the draft bill.


03:12:13 PM
Motion Motion to introduce sunset review draft bill LLS # 20-0523.01 (Attachment G).
Moved Valdez D.
Seconded Holtorf
Arndt Yes
Buentello Yes
Catlin Yes
Exum Yes
Holtorf Yes
Pelton Yes
Titone Excused
Will Yes
Young Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
03:12:13 PM  

Representatives D. Valdez and Holtorf will co-prime sponsor the bill.

03:12:46 PM  

Representatives Will, Arndt, and Catlin will be added as co-sponsors.



Sunset Hearing For The Farm Products Act and Commodity Handler Act - Committee Discussion Only


03:14:52 PM  

Saul Larsen, DORA, presented on the 2019 sunset review of the Commodity Handler and Farm Products Acts.  Mr. Larsen responded to committee questions.  A copy of the sunset review report can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13HrhUj4ipUDIbJQEKgQlLRQqBzizoCzM/view.

03:26:39 PM  
Becky Brooks, representing the Colorado
Corn Growers Association, testified on the draft bill.
03:27:24 PM  
Commissioner Don Brown, representing himself,
testified on the draft bill and responded to committee questions.
03:36:46 PM  
Hollis Glenn, Department of Agriculture, responded to committee questions.


03:44:12 PM
Motion Motion to amend the draft bill to not include recommendation 3.
Moved Pelton
Seconded Holtorf
Arndt
Buentello
Catlin
Exum
Holtorf
Pelton
Titone Excused
Will
Young
Valdez D.
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:46:46 PM
Motion Motion to introduce sunset review draft bill LLS # 20-0521.01 as amended (Attachment H).
Moved Young
Seconded Valdez D.
Arndt Excused
Buentello Yes
Catlin Yes
Exum Yes
Holtorf Yes
Pelton Yes
Titone Excused
Will Yes
Young Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
03:46:47 PM  

Representatives Young and Pelton will co-prime sponsor the bill.  Representatives Holtorf, Catlin, Will, and D. Valdez will be added as co-sponsors.



Sunset Hearing For The Colorado Coal Mine Board of Examiners - Committee Discussion Only


03:48:43 PM  

Bryan Jameson, DORA, presented on the 2019 sunset review of the Colorado Coal Mine Board of Examiners.  Mr. Jameson responded to committee questions.  A copy of the sunset review report can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13MdIMXMzDiag32z8gzlbRNzVCUqwvT8t/view.



04:13:19 PM
Motion Motion to amend the draft bill to not include recommendation 2.
Moved Roberts
Seconded Pelton
Arndt Excused
Buentello
Catlin
Exum
Holtorf
Pelton
Titone Excused
Will
Young
Valdez D.
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:14:10 PM
Motion Motion to introduce sunset review draft Bill LLS # 20-0524.01 as amended (Attachment I).
Moved Roberts
Seconded Valdez D.
Arndt Excused
Buentello Yes
Catlin Yes
Exum Yes
Holtorf Yes
Pelton Yes
Titone Excused
Will Yes
Young Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
04:14:11 PM  
Ginny Brannon and Jeff Growes, Department of Natural Resources, came to the table to respond to committee questions.
04:14:13 PM  

Representatives Roberts and Will will co-prime sponsor the bill. Representatives Exum, Pelton, and Catlin will be co-sponsors.



Sunset Hearing For The Colorado Seed Act - Committee Discussion Only


04:15:11 PM  

Brian Tobias, DORA, presented on the 2019 sunset review of the Colorado Seed Act.  Mr. Tobias responded to committee questions.  A copy of the sunset review report can be found at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1an9YOT7FPralxBvE-rRhMtyPoT9QJm_E/view.

04:29:35 PM  
Brad Erker, representing the Colorado Association of Wheat Growers, testified on the draft bill.
04:33:51 PM  
Rick Novak, representing the Colorado Seed Growers Association, testified on the draft bill.
04:34:31 PM  

Mr. Erker and Mr. Novak responded to committee questions.  Laura Pottorff and Wondirad Gebru, Department of Agriculture, responded to committee questions.



04:51:45 PM
Motion Motion to amendment draft bill to not include recommendation 2.
Moved Buentello
Seconded Pelton
Arndt Excused
Buentello
Catlin
Exum
Holtorf
Pelton
Titone Excused
Will
Young
Valdez D.
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:52:36 PM
Motion Motion to amend draft bill to not include recommendation 4.
Moved Buentello
Seconded Pelton
Arndt Excused
Buentello
Catlin
Exum
Holtorf
Pelton
Titone Excused
Will
Young
Valdez D.
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:53:38 PM
Motion Motion to amend the draft bill to include seed beans.
Moved Catlin
Seconded Valdez D.
Arndt Excused
Buentello
Catlin
Exum
Holtorf
Pelton
Titone Excused
Will
Young
Valdez D.
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:54:30 PM
Motion Motion to introduce sunset review draft bill LLS # 20-0509.01 as amended (Attachment J).
Moved Buentello
Seconded Pelton
Arndt Yes
Buentello Yes
Catlin Yes
Exum Yes
Holtorf Yes
Pelton Yes
Titone Excused
Will Yes
Young Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
04:54:31 PM  

Representatives Buentello and Pelton will co-prime sponsor the bill.  Representatives Holtorlf, Will, Catlin, Young, and D. Valdez will be added as co-sponsors.



HB20-1072 - Referred to House Appropriations


04:55:58 PM  

Representative Arndt, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1072 to the committee.  The bill directs the University of Colorado to study new and emerging technologies that have the potential to improve water management, provided that it can obtain donations to do so.

04:59:14 PM  
Dick Brown, representing the Pikes Peak Regional Water Authority, testified in support of the bill.
05:02:14 PM  
Representatives Saine and Arndt made concluding remarks.
05:04:08 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


05:04:52 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1072 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Arndt
Seconded Valdez D.
Arndt Yes
Buentello Yes
Catlin Yes
Exum Yes
Holtorf Yes
Pelton Yes
Titone Excused
Will Yes
Young Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1082 - Referred to House Finance


05:04:59 PM  
Representative A. Valdez, prime sponsor, presented House
Bill 20-1082 to the committee.  This bill grants History Colorado
legal authority to sell a vacant lot owned by the agency in Georgetown,
Colorado and credit the revenue from the sale to the State Museum Cash
Fund.
05:12:24 PM  
Tonya Covarrubias, representing History Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
05:15:21 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


05:16:06 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1082 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Roberts
Seconded Catlin
Arndt Yes
Buentello Yes
Catlin Yes
Exum Yes
Holtorf Yes
Pelton Yes
Titone Excused
Will Yes
Young Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:16:24 PM   The committee adjourned.






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