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40B81B2F43804DFB8725850D007BBB91 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB20-125

SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date Feb 13, 2020      
Location SCR 357



SB20-125 - Lay Over

03:31:42 PM  
Senator Zenzinger, co-prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 20-125, which prohibits the use of exotic animals in traveling animal acts and creates a misdemeanor.
03:42:21 PM  
Michelle DeLaria testified in support of
the bill.  Kent Drotar, The Wild Animal Santuary, testified in support
of the bill and distributed a handout to the committee  (Attachment
D).  Marlon Reis testified in support of the bill.
03:52:06 PM  
Emily Davenport, Nature's Educators, testified
in opposition to the bill.  Karen Green, Zoological Discovery Center,
testified in opposition to the bill.  Linda Hart, Colorado Federation
of Dog Club Owners, testified in opposition to the bill and distributed
a handout to the committee  (Attachment E).
04:06:24 PM  
Bill Swain testified in opposition to the
bill.  Vivianna Swain, Trunks and Humps, testified in opposition to
the bill.  Angie Cue, Colorado Association of Fairs and Shows, testified
in opposition to the bill and distributed a letter to the committee  (Attachment
F).  The panel responded to committee questions.
04:14:23 PM  
Traveler Hawk testified in opposition to
the bill.  Donna Lorraine Asher, Colorado Rennaissance Festival, testified
in opposition to the bill.  Jeremiah Bogenhager, Colorado Association
of Fairs and Shows, testified in opposition to the bill.  Eric Mindykowski,
Colorado Renaissance Festival, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:33:40 PM  
Darla Smith, Colorado Renaissance Festival,
testified in opposition to the bill.  Kristen Joregensen Smith, testified
in opposition to the bill.  Janice Grennon testified in opposition
to the bill.  Howard Smith, Colorado Renaissance Festival, testified
in opposition to the bill.
04:49:16 PM  
Kristen Ekiss, Colorado Renaissance Festival,
testified in opposition to the bill. Susanne Cochran, Avlon Aviary, testified
in opposition to the bill.  John Olson testified in opposition to
the bill.  Carolyn Lance testified in opposition to the bill and distributed
a handout to the committee  (Attachment G).
05:02:42 PM  
Randy Lewis testified on the bill.  Lori
Greenstone read testimony for Peggy McClarren in support of the bill.  Jennifer
Fedak, In Defense of Animals, testified in support of the bill.  Christina
Scaringe, Animal Defenders International, testified in support of the bill
and discussed a handout that was distributed to the committee  (Attachment
H).
05:14:37 PM  
Cordelia Stone testified in support of
the bill.  Valerie Hunter-Goss testified in support of the bill.  Tina
Evans testified in support of the bill.  Ashlea Miller, Luvin Arms
Animal Santuary, testified in support of the bill.
05:26:51 PM  
Jen Irelan testified in support of the
bill.  Karen Kalavity testified in support of the bill.  Dr.
Anne Elizabeth Nash, Reptile Humane Society, testified in support of the
bill.  Ellen Kessler testified in support of the bill.
05:39:50 PM  
Andrea Rose Vendittis testified in support
of the bill.  Jeff Hersch testified in support of the bill.  Kim
Murdock testified in support of the bill.  Christine Vercellino testified
in support of the bill.
05:50:11 PM  
Tim Hackett, Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine, testified in support of the bill. Roland Halpern, Colorado Voters for Animals, testified in support of the bill.
05:57:21 PM  
Senators Ginal and Zenzinger made closing comments on the bill. Senator Donovan laid the bill over for action only at a future hearing.






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