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653F5A2DCA47D39F872587DE0071F241 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB22-031

SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date Feb 3, 2022      
Location Old Supreme Court



SB22-031 - Postponed Indefinitely

01:46:40 PM  
The committee discussed overflow space and agreed to take a recess.
01:48:13 PM  
The committee reconvened
01:48:25 PM  
Senator Jaquez Lewis, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 22-031 to the committee. The bill prohibits hunting mountain lions, bobcats, or Canadian lynx and creates a new misdemeanor for violations.
01:55:00 PM  
Committee members discussed the bill with the sponsor.
02:05:11 PM  
Luke Wiedel, representing Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:05:46 PM  
Daniel Gates, representing Coloradans for Responsible Wildlife Management, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:05:52 PM  
Mia Anstine, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:10:40 PM  
Ms. Naomi Yates, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:15:10 PM  
Mr. Gates responded to questions from the committee.
02:17:40 PM  

Ellary Tucker Williams, representing Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:19:12 PM  
Ms. Patricia Dorsey,
representing National Wild Turkey Federation, testified in opposition to
the bill.
02:23:11 PM  
Mr. John Howard, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:29:55 PM  
Ms. Liz Rose, representing
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, testified in opposition to
the bill.
02:32:53 PM  
Mr. Ryan McSparran,
representing Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, testified in opposition to
the bill.
02:33:08 PM  
Mr. McSparran and Ms. Rose responded to a question from the committee.
02:38:51 PM  
Mrs. Debra Taylor,
representing self, testified in support of the bill. She provided a handout
for the committee (Attachment A).
02:44:30 PM  
Brenda Lee, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
02:44:41 PM  
Josh Rosenau, representing Mountain Lion Foundation, testified in support of the bill.
02:48:03 PM  
Johanna Hamburger, representing Animal Welfare Institute, testified in support of the bill.
02:51:50 PM  
Dr. Christine Capaldo, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
02:54:23 PM  
Ms. Lindsay Larris, representing WildEarth Guardians, testified in support of the bill.
03:01:01 PM  
Aubyn Royall, representing The Humane Society of the United States, testified in support of the bill.
03:01:18 PM  
Ms. Royall and Ms. Lee responded to committee questions.
03:16:28 PM  
The committee recessed.
03:17:12 PM  
The committee reconvened.
03:27:20 PM  
Senator Donovan noted
for the record that the Colorado Cattleman's Association and the Colorado
Wool Growers oppose the bill.
03:28:02 PM  
Mr. Earl Oesterling, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:28:59 PM  
Commissioner Gary Moyer, representing Rio Blanco County and the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:30:55 PM  
Commissioner Tony Bohrer, representing Moffat County, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:34:07 PM  
Megan Townsend, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:39:46 PM  
Mr. Austin Vincent, representing Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:43:05 PM  
Jesse Montoya, representing
self, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:46:08 PM  
Lea Leggitt, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:46:28 PM  
John LoFaro, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:50:02 PM  
Claude Oleyar, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:57:10 PM  
Ms. Piper Moss, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
04:02:39 PM  
Ms. Mindy Paulek, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:03:09 PM  
Mr. Nephi Cole, representing National Shooting Sports Foundation, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:07:02 PM  
Ms. Jessica Beaulieu, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
04:12:34 PM  

Ms. Rhonda Dern, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

04:15:30 PM  
Dr. Allyson Dallmann, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
04:15:57 PM  
Ms. Amira Rida, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
04:19:22 PM  
Ms. Karin Mahuna, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
04:22:58 PM  
Deanna Meyer, representing Prairie Protection Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:27:57 PM  
Ms. Michelle DeLaria,
representing self, testified in support of the bill.
04:29:40 PM  
Commissioner Erik Stone, representing Teller County, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:36:33 PM  
Mr. Robert Edmiston, representing The Firearms Coalition of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:40:09 PM  
Dr. Johnny Lieberman, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
04:46:51 PM  
Mrs. Christel Markevich, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
04:47:20 PM  
Teller County Commissioner Dan Williams, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:49:34 PM  
Mr. Ronald Dietz, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:56:07 PM  
Mr. Anyll Markevich, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
04:58:37 PM  
Claudia Lifton, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
05:01:29 PM  
Mellis Gullu, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
05:03:19 PM  
Ms. Delia Malone, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
05:09:39 PM  
Committee members discussed the bill with Senator Jaquez Lewis.
05:10:13 PM  
Committee discussion continued.
05:21:03 PM  
Senator Jaquez Lewis wrapped up her presentation of the bill.


05:33:39 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-031 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Fields No
Simpson No
Sonnenberg No
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Donovan No
YES: 1   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


05:33:57 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 22-031 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Fields Yes
Simpson Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Jaquez Lewis No
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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