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85B2B3BB01EFEA8587258631006D299E Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB20B-1003

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date Dec 1, 2020      
Location Old Supreme Court



HB20B-1003 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


12:52:24 PM  
Senators Story and
Hisey, co-prime sponsors explained HB20B-1003 concerning changes to the
food pantry assistance grant program, and, in connection therewith, making
an appropriation.  The senators discussed the increased need for food
assistance across the state.  They further noted that food banks are
struggling to keep up with demand.  
01:05:05 PM  
Erin Pulling, representing
Food Bank of the Rockies, testified in support of the bill.




Joel McClurg,
representing Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger, testified in support of
the bill.


 

Ashley Wheeland, representing Hunger Free Colorado, testified in support
of the bill.



Senator Story introduced and explained Amendment L.013.  



01:22:23 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.013
Moved Hansen
Seconded
Bridges
Lundeen
Moreno
Tate Excused
Woodward
Hansen
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:22:40 PM  
Committee members
asked how the food assistance grant money would interact with other programs
such as Meals on Wheels.   Questions were also raised about the distribution
and impact of funds.




The bill sponsors made closing remarks and emphasized food insecurity during
the pandemic.  


01:28:57 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20B-1003, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Hansen
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Lundeen Yes
Moreno Yes
Tate Yes
Woodward Yes
Hansen Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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