S_AGR_2021A 05/05/2021 10:56:46 AM Committee Summary PUBLICSTAFF SUMMARY OF MEETINGSENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES Date 05/05/2021 Attendance Coram X Fields X Sonnenberg X Danielson X Donovan X Time 10:56:46 AM to 12:04:46 PM Place Old Supreme Court This Meeting was called to order by Donovan This Report was prepared by Vanessa Reilly Hearing Items Action Taken hSB21-248 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations hHB21-1242 Lay Over SB21-248 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations Attachment Tag File Name Attachment http://www2.leg.state.co.us/CLICS/CLICS2021A/commsumm.nsf/0/7BAFFDBDEC7C...$File/210505 AttachA.pdf?OpenElement 210505 AttachA.pdf 10:56:57 AM Senators Donovan and Simpson presented Senate Bill 21-248, along with amendment L.001 (Attachment A). This bill creates and funds the Colorado Agricultural Future Loan Program in the Department of Agriculture. 10:59:05 AM Dianna Orf, representing Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in support of the bill. 11:14:15 AM Motion Adopt amendment L.001 Moved Donovan Seconded Coram Fields Sonnenberg Danielson Donovan YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection 11:19:58 AM Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-248, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. Moved Donovan Seconded Coram Yes Fields Yes Sonnenberg Yes Danielson Yes Donovan Yes Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS HB21-1242 - Lay Over Attachment Tag File Name Attachment http://www2.leg.state.co.us/CLICS/CLICS2021A/commsumm.nsf/0/63CCB95B9335...$File/210505 AttachB.pdf?OpenElement 210505 AttachB.pdf 11:20:14 AM Senator Donovan presented House Bill 21-1242 to the committee. This bill creates the Agricultural Drought and Climate Resilience Office in the Department of Agriculture. Written testimony on the bill is included as Attachment B. 11:21:30 AM Les Owen, representing Colorado Department of Agriculture, testified in support of the bill. 11:24:46 AM George Fosha, representing Colorado Association of Conservation Districts, testified in opposition to the bill. 11:34:50 AM Darrell Hanavan, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. 11:40:22 AM Tim Olsen, representing Advanced Energy Systems, testified in support of the bill. 11:45:21 AM Segundo Diaz, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. 11:49:21 AM Mikkela Blanton, representing 350 Colorado, testified in support of the bill. 11:54:36 AM Dan Waldvogle, representing Rocky Mountain Farmers' Union, testified in support of the bill. 12:00:04 PM Senator Donovan announced that the bill would be laid over for action at another meeting. 12:04:46 PM The committee adjourned.