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4F8493E67AF8A8E487258AC10070EB45 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB24-1033

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, WATER & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date Feb 12, 2024      
Location HCR 0107



HB24-1033 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:33:24 PM  
Representative Snyder,
bill co-prime sponsor, introduced House Bill 24-1033. Under current law,
local emergency management agencies must maintain an emergency management
plan with provisions for the preparation, prevention, mitigation, response,
and recovery from emergencies and disasters. For any plan amended or created
on or after July 1, 2024, this bill strongly encourages agencies to address
the needs of individuals with animals during an emergency, and include
provisions for the evacuation, shelter, and transport of individuals with
an animal. Beginning January 2025, cities and counties are also strongly
encouraged to make information for animal emergency preparedness available
to the public.  
01:36:58 PM  
Representative Velasco, bill co-prime sponsor, gave opening comments on the bill.
01:37:14 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
01:39:25 PM  
Sabrina Pacha, representing
Healthy Air and Water Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Diana
Dalager, representing Colorado and Wyoming American Red Cross, testified
in support of the bill. Dr. Michael Neil, representing Colorado Cross-Disability
Coalition, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Brittany Benesi, representing
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, testified in
support of the bill. Ms. Lori Mason, representing themself, testified in
support of the bill.



Ms. Dalager responded to questions from the committee.




Submitted written
testimony can be found in Attachment A.
01:39:26 PM  
Representative Velasco
discussed amendment L.002 (Attachment B).


02:07:47 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Velasco
Seconded Titone
Bradfield Excused
Lindsay
Lukens
Lynch
Marvin
Mauro
McLachlan
Story
Titone
Velasco
Winter T. Excused
Catlin
McCormick
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:09:18 PM  
Representative Snyder
discussed and responded to questions on amendment L.003 (Attachment C).


02:10:44 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Velasco
Seconded Titone
Bradfield
Lindsay
Lukens
Lynch
Marvin
Mauro
McLachlan
Story
Titone
Velasco
Winter T.
Catlin
McCormick
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:10:46 PM  
Bill sponsors provided final comments on the bill.
02:13:49 PM  
Committee members made final comments on the bill.


02:18:31 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1033, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Velasco
Seconded Titone
Bradfield Yes
Lindsay Yes
Lukens Yes
Lynch Yes
Marvin Yes
Mauro Yes
McLachlan Yes
Story Yes
Titone Yes
Velasco Yes
Winter T. No
Catlin Yes
McCormick Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details