Location: SCR 357
BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1192
SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
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07:39 PM -- HB17-1192
Senator Coram and Senator Fields, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1192 to the committee. This reengrossed bill repeals the Farm-to-School Coordination Task Force in the Department of Agriculture and combines certain duties of this task force with the Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council. The terms of the existing membership of the Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council expires under the bill and new membership must be appointed by August 31, 2017. The duties of the Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council are expanded to include additional collaboration, coordination, and outreach with schools, farmers, food producers, state and federal agencies, consumers; research and data collection on food systems and food access, and other tasks to provide advice and assistance to those involved in the food system.
07:43 PM -- Sarah Kurz, representing Live Well Colorado, testified in support of the bill and provided a packet of letters in support of the bill (Attachment K).
Senators Coram and Fields responded to committee member questions.
07:49 PM -- Terri Livermore, representing Live Well Colorado, responded to committee member questions about the bill.
Senator Fields wrapped up her presentation of the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.
The committee recessed.
The committee reconvened. The bill was laid over for action on May 4, 2017.