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Date: 03/24/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-058



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS AND LABOR


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.011 (Attachment F). The motion p

Refer Senate Bill 16-058, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







02:23 PM



The committee took a brief recess.



02:26 PM



The committee reconvened.



02:26 PM -- SB 16-058



Representative K. Becker introduced Senate Bill 16-058. The reengrossed bill modifies the "Colorado Cottage Foods Act," which allows homemade food producers to sell certain food products directly to consumers. Current law divides the tyes of products that may be sold by producers into two tiers and specifies the foods that comprise each tier. The bill eliminates the tiered system and the State Board of Health's authority to make rules governing the production of tier two foods, which currently consist of pickled vegetables. The bill expands the type of foods that may be sold by producers under the Cottage Foods Act to include other nonpotentially hazardous foods and encourages a producer to take a food safety course.



The bill also expands the provisions of the Custom Processing of Meat Animals Act, which regulates the slaughter and processing of certain animals for human consumption, to include the processing of poultry, and exempts producers who raise and slaughter up to 1,000 poultry each calendar year from the provisions of the act. Poultry producers exempted from the Custom Processing of Meat Animals Act must continue to comply with the acts requirements related to record keeping and labeling. In order to qualify for the exemption, the producer must not buy or sell poultry products other than those produced on the producer's own farm, the poultry must be properly labeled, be healthy when slaughtered, be slaughtered under sanitary practices, and can only be sold in Colorado.



02:29 PM --
Brent Boydson, Colorado Farm Bureau, testified on the bill from a neutral position. Mr. Boydson responded to questions from the committee.



02:35 PM --
Representative Becker read the written testimony of JM Fay in support of the bill.



02:38 PM --
Alan Lewis, Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Lewis responded to questions from the committee.



02:48 PM --
Kate Kavanaugh, Western Daughters Butcher Shoppe, testified in support of the bill.



02:53 PM --
Bill Midcap, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, testified in support of the bill.



The committee received a copy of written testimony from the Western Colorado Congress (Attachment E).



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BILL: SB16-058
TIME: 02:55:51 PM
MOVED: Kraft-Tharp
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.011 (Attachment F). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Winter
VOTE
Arndt
Garnett
Navarro
Nordberg
Pabon
Rosenthal
Roupe
Sias
Thurlow
Winter
Wist
Kraft-Tharp
Williams
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





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02:56 PM



Representative Becker made closing remarks on the bill.


BILL: SB16-058
TIME: 02:57:05 PM
MOVED: Kraft-Tharp
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-058, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 13-0.
SECONDED: Pabon
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Nordberg
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Rosenthal
Yes
Roupe
Yes
Sias
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Winter
Yes
Wist
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Williams
Yes
Final YES: 13 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS











03:00 PM



The committee adjourned.




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