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46386F17DF54A578872583CB005AC256 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1247

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RURAL AFFAIRS & AGRICULTURE
Date Mar 28, 2019      
Location HCR 0107



HB19-1247 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


10:31:21 AM  

Representatives D. Valdez and Catlin, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1247 to the committee.  The bill authorizes the Commissioner of Agriculture to appoint and convene an advisory group to study potential applications for blockchain technology in agricultural operations.  A number of documents were distributed [Attachments A, B, C, and D].

10:43:24 AM  
Representatives D. Valdez and Catlin responded to committee questions.
10:53:20 AM  

Representative D. Valdez distributed and discussed amendment L.001 [Attachment E].

10:54:32 AM  
Committee discussion ensued.
10:56:39 AM  
Emily Ibach, representing the Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in support of the bill.
10:58:33 AM  
James Foy, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
10:59:09 AM  

Doug Vilsack, representing the Colorado Department of Agriculture, testified on the bill.

11:01:02 AM  
Mr. Vilsack, Mr. Foy, and Ms. Ibach responded to committee questions.
11:10:22 AM  
Representatives D. Valdez and Catlin responded to questions concerning the amendment.


11:12:55 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Valdez D.
Seconded Titone
Arndt Yes
Buck Yes
Buentello Yes
Catlin Yes
Lewis No
McCluskie Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton Yes
Titone Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
11:12:56 AM  
Representatives D. Valdez and Catlin made concluding remarks. Committee members commented on the bill.


11:20:35 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1247, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Valdez D.
Seconded Catlin
Arndt Yes
Buck No
Buentello Yes
Catlin Yes
Lewis No
McCluskie Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton Yes
Titone Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS