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S_AGR_2021A 05/12/2021 02:47:28 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date 05/12/2021
Attendance
Coram X
Fields X
Sonnenberg X
Danielson X
Donovan X
Time 02:47:28 PM to 04:21:30 PM
Place Old Supreme Court
This Meeting was called to order by Donovan
This Report was prepared by Vanessa Reilly
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB21-1262 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SB21-245 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1260 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

HB21-1262 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:47:46 PM  
Senators Garcia and Sonnenberg presented House Bill 21-1262 to the committee. The bill creates the Agricultural Events Relief Program in the Department of Agriculture and provides funding for the Colorado State Fair and National Western Stock Show.
02:48:35 PM  
Scott Stoller, representing Colorado Department of Agriculture, testified in support of the bill.
02:50:12 PM  
Totsy Rees, representing National Western Stock Show and Rodeo, testified in support of the bill.


02:55:01 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1262 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Coram Yes
Fields Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Danielson Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-245 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


02:55:09 PM  
Senator Donovan presented Senate Bill 21-245 to the committee, along with amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The bill requires the Department of Natural Resources to conduct a study of the challenges of backcountry search and rescue and perform statewide outreach and training for volunteers.
02:59:03 PM  
Dan Gibbs, representing the Department of Natural Resources, testified in support of the bill.
03:03:20 PM  
Heather Dugan, representing Colorado Parks and Wildlife, testified in support of the bill.
03:06:02 PM  
Jeff Sparhawk, representing Colorado Search and Rescue Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:07:48 PM  
Brian Chambliss, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:18:18 PM  
Leo Lloyd, representing La Plata County Search and Rescue / Risk, testified in support of the bill.
03:22:02 PM  
Sheriff Anthony Mazzola, representing County Sheriff's of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:29:11 PM  
Commissioner Kristie Borchers, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill.
03:29:29 PM  
Lt Colonel William Robinson, representing Colorado Wing, Civil Air Patrol, testified in support of the bill.
03:33:56 PM  
Colonel Gary Tobey, representing Colorado Civil Air Patrol, testified in support of the bill.
03:35:44 PM  
Laura McGladrey, representing Responder Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
03:36:58 PM  
Meghan MacKillop, representing Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.


03:43:02 PM
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
03:43:04 PM  
Senator Donovan wrapped up her presentation to the committee.


03:47:18 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-245, 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



HB21-1260 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


03:47:29 PM  
Senators Donovan and Simpson presented House Bill 21-1260 to the committee, along with amendment L.001 (Attachment B). The bill transfers $20.0 million from the General Fund to the Colorado Water Conservation Board.
03:54:43 PM  
Dianna Orf, representing Colorado Water Congress, testified in support of the bill.
03:54:50 PM  
Lauren Ris, representing Department of Natural Resources, testified in support of the bill.
03:55:21 PM  
Brian Jackson, representing
EDF Action, testified in support of the bill.
03:57:42 PM  
Tony Massaro, representing
Business for Water Stewardship, testified in favor the bill.  Maria
Najera, representing Western Resource Advocates, testified in support of
the bill.  Heather Stauffer, representing Colorado Municipal League,
testified in support of the bill.


04:07:56 PM
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
04:13:04 PM  
Senators Donovan and Simpson wrapped up their presentation to the committee.


04:21:15 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1260, 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


04:21:30 PM   The committee adjourned.






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