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S_AGR_2021A 05/05/2021 10:56:46 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE 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
SB21-248 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1242 Lay Over

SB21-248 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


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


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.






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