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H_RAA_2019A 02/11/2019 01:33:43 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RURAL AFFAIRS & AGRICULTURE
Date 02/11/2019
Attendance
Arndt *
Buck X
Buentello X
Catlin X
Lewis X
McCluskie X
McLachlan X
Pelton *
Titone X
Valdez D. X
Roberts X
Time 01:33:43 PM to 02:28:33 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Roberts
This Report was prepared by Jimmy Reed
Hearing Items Action Taken
SJM19-001 Referred to the House for final action
SJM19-002 Referred to the House for final action
HB19-1114 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

SJM19-001 - Referred to the House for final action


01:33:58 PM  
Representative Esgar presented Senate Joint Memorial 19-001 concerning memorializing the United States Congress to fulfill the commitment of the federal government to provide funding for the Arkansas Valley Conduit Project.
01:35:22 PM  
Lee Miller, representing the Southeast Water Conservation District, testified in support of the memorial.
01:41:34 PM  
Dianna Orf, representing Colorado Water Congress, testified in support of the bill.
01:42:19 PM  
Mr. Miller responded to committee questions.
01:44:46 PM  
Representative Esgar made closing remarks on the memorial.
01:46:35 PM  
Committee members commented on the memorial.


01:48:24 PM
Motion Referred to Full House for final action.
Moved Valdez D.
Seconded McLachlan
Arndt Yes
Buck Yes
Buentello Yes
Catlin Yes
Lewis Yes
McCluskie Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton Excused
Titone Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SJM19-002 - Referred to the House for final action


01:48:34 PM  
Representatives Esgar and Catlin presented Senate Joint Memorial 19-002 concerning memorializing the United States Congress to enact legislation directing the United States Army Corps of Engineers, in conjunction and cooperation with the Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District, to dredge a portion of the Arkansas River.
01:51:34 PM  

Dianna Orf, representing Colorado Water Congress, testified in support of the memorial.

01:53:34 PM  
Representatives Catlin and Esgar made final remarks on the memorial.
01:54:54 PM  
Committee members commented on the memorial.


01:57:38 PM
Motion Referred to Full House for final action.
Moved Valdez D.
Seconded Buentello
Arndt Yes
Buck Yes
Buentello Yes
Catlin Yes
Lewis Yes
McCluskie Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton Excused
Titone Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1114 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

01:57:45 PM  

Representatives Catlin and D. Valdez presented House Bill 19-1114.  The bill authorizes the Department of Agriculture to enforce federal food and safety regulations if federal funding is provided.  The bill increases the rulemaking workload in FY 2020-21 and ongoing state revenue and expenditures beginning in FY 2021-22.

02:00:10 PM  

Steve Bornmann, representing the Department of Agriculture, testified in support of the bill.  Mr Bornmann responded to committee questions.

02:06:19 PM  
Shawn Martini, representing the Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in support of the bill.
02:10:27 PM  
Robert Sakata, representing Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers, testified in support of the bill and distributed handouts [Attachments A, B, and C].
02:13:55 PM  

Harrison Topp, representing the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Topp responded to committee questions.

02:19:34 PM  

Representative Catlin distributed and explained amendment L.001 [Attachment D].



02:22:28 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 [Attachment D].
Moved Valdez D.
Seconded Buck
Arndt
Buck
Buentello
Catlin
Lewis
McCluskie
McLachlan
Pelton Excused
Titone
Valdez D.
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:22:29 PM  
Representatives D. Valdez and Catlin made closing remarks on the bill.
02:24:51 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


02:28:07 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1114, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Catlin
Seconded Valdez D.
Arndt Yes
Buck Yes
Buentello Yes
Catlin Yes
Lewis Yes
McCluskie Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton Yes
Titone Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:28:33 PM   The committee adjourned.