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S_AGR_2021A 04/22/2021 01:34:02 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date 04/22/2021
Attendance
Coram X
Fields X
Sonnenberg X
Danielson *
Donovan X
Time 01:34:02 PM to 04:45:10 PM
Place Old Supreme Court
This Meeting was called to order by Donovan
This Report was prepared by Vanessa Reilly
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB21-1223 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
SB21-237 Committee Discussion Only
HB21-1160 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

SB21-203 - Postponed Indefinitely


01:35:10 PM  
Senator Simpson presented
SB21-203 to the committee.  This bill appropriates $2.5 million from
the General Fund to the Agricultural Markets Division in the Department
of Agriculture for FY 2020-21.  Written testimony on the bill is included
as Attachment A.
01:35:30 PM  
Austin Vincent, representing Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in support of the bill.
01:39:06 PM  
Commissioner Kate Greenberg, representing Colorado Department of Agriculture, testified in support of the bill.
01:39:58 PM  
Jason Morse, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.


01:46:27 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 21-203 indefinitely.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Coram Yes
Fields Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Danielson Excused
Donovan Yes
YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-203 - Referred to Senate Appropriations




01:47:08 PM
Motion Reconsider
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Coram Yes
Fields Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Danielson Excused
Donovan Yes
YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


01:47:41 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-203 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Coram Yes
Fields Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Danielson Excused
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1223 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


01:48:04 PM  
Senators Coram and Story presented House Bill 21-1223 to the committee. The bill establishes the Outdoor Recreation Industry Office in statute.
01:49:54 PM  
Nathan Fey, representing Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, testified in support of the bill.
01:55:34 PM  
Peter O'Neil, representing Ouray Ice Park, Inc., testified in support of the bill.
01:59:27 PM  
Peter Piccolo, representing Bicycle Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:04:10 PM  
Jason Swann, representing Western Resource Advocates, testified in support of the bill.
02:07:33 PM  
Lauren Masias, representing Colorado Competitive Council, testified in support of the bill.
02:12:23 PM  
Lise Aangeenbrug, representing Outdoor Industry Association, testified in support of the bill.
02:14:14 PM  
Chuck Sullivan, representing The Wright, testified in support of the bill.
02:16:51 PM  
Doug Vilsack, representing Colorado Department of Natural Resources, testified in support of the bill.
02:21:38 PM  
Senator Coram wrapped up his presentation to the committee.


02:25:37 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1223 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Coram
Seconded
Coram Yes
Fields Yes
Sonnenberg Excused
Danielson Excused
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-237 - Committee Discussion Only


02:25:55 PM  
Senator Donovan explained that the committee would take public testimony and then be laid over.
02:26:21 PM  
Kathleen Curry, representing Ute Water Conservancy District, testified to amend the bill.



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

02:33:34 PM  
Senators Ginal and
Coram presented House Bill 21-1160, along with amendments L.007 and L.009
(Attachments B and C).  This bill establishes a standard of care that
each animal shelter and pet animal rescue must provide each dog and cat
in its custody.  Written testimony on the bill is included as Attachment
D.  
02:34:41 PM  
Anna Stout, representing AWAC/Roice-Hurst, testified in support of the bill.
02:44:07 PM  
Davyd Smith, representing No Kill Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:53:25 PM  
Barry Glass, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:56:46 PM  
Julie Essex, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:05:00 PM  
Katherine Gaines, representing MaxFund Animal Adoption Center, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:05:09 PM  
Mark Kaplan, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:10:35 PM  
Deb Nabb, representing
The Mutt Master-Dog Behavior Specialist, testified in opposition to the
bill.
03:13:35 PM  
Quinn McGee, representing No Kill Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:17:53 PM  
Dr. Spice Cox, representing MaxFund Adoption Center, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:22:31 PM  
Chris Cline, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:39:41 PM  
Becky Robinson, representing Alley Cat Allies, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:42:15 PM  
Nick Van Duren, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:44:50 PM  
Katherine McGurran, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:48:18 PM  
MDoug Rae, representing Humane Society of Fremont County, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:52:33 PM  
Dr. Vicki Eppard, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:58:06 PM  
Jan McHugh-Smith, representing Humane Society of Boulder Valley, testified in support of the bill.
04:00:49 PM  
Dr. Steven Dick, representing Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, testified in support of the bill.
04:07:12 PM  
Kara Pappas, representing Larimer Humane Society, testified in support of the bill.
04:07:16 PM  
Marissa Martino, representing Dumb Friends League, testified in support of the bill.
04:11:52 PM  
Roland Halpern, representing Colorado Voters for Animals, testified in support of the bill.
04:14:27 PM  
Lynn Gerber, representing Tabto.org, testified in support of the bill.
04:15:53 PM  
Heidi Ganahl, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:20:07 PM  
Elizabeth Coalson, representing National Canine Advocacy Group, testified in support of the bill.
04:24:25 PM  
Anna Jaeger, representing Metro Denver Cat, testified in support of the bill.
04:29:38 PM  
Dr. Apryl Steele, representing Dumb Friends League, testified in support of the bill.


04:38:22 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007
Moved Coram
Seconded
Coram
Fields
Sonnenberg
Danielson
Donovan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:38:37 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009
Moved Coram
Seconded
Coram
Fields
Sonnenberg
Danielson
Donovan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:38:56 PM  
Senators Coram and Ginal wrapped up their presentation on the bill.


04:44:58 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1160, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Coram
Seconded
Coram Yes
Fields Yes
Sonnenberg No
Danielson Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:45:10 PM   The committee adjourned.






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