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H_RAA_2019A 02/21/2019 10:05:31 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RURAL AFFAIRS & AGRICULTURE
Date 02/21/2019
Attendance
Arndt *
Buck E
Buentello X
Catlin *
Lewis X
McCluskie X
McLachlan X
Pelton X
Titone X
Valdez D. X
Roberts X
Time 10:05:31 AM to 10:46:22 AM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Roberts
This Report was prepared by Jimmy Reed
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1132 Amended, Referred to House Education
HB19-1162 Amended, referred to House Appropriations

HB19-1132 - Amended, Referred to House Education


10:06:00 AM  

Representatives Buentello and Pelton, bill sponsors, discussed House Bill 19-1132 which was laid over from the February 7 House Rural Affairs and Agriculture meeting for action only.  The bill creates two grant program in the Colorado Department of Education to promote the use of Colorado food products in school meal programs.  Representative Buentello distributed and discussed amendment L.002 [Attachment A].



10:15:43 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Buentello
Seconded Pelton
Arndt Excused
Buck Excused
Buentello
Catlin
Lewis
McCluskie
McLachlan
Pelton
Titone
Valdez D.
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
10:15:43 AM  

Representatives Buentello and Pelton responded to committee questions.

10:15:56 AM  

The bill sponsors made final remarks on the bill.

10:16:09 AM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


10:18:50 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1132, as amended, to the Committee on Education.
Moved Buentello
Seconded Pelton
Arndt Excused
Buck Excused
Buentello Yes
Catlin Yes
Lewis Yes
McCluskie Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton Yes
Titone Yes
Valdez D. Excused
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 0   EXC: 3   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



10:05:33 AM

Representative Roberts called the meeting to order.



HB19-1162 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

10:21:37 AM  

Representative Pelton, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 1162.  The bill expands the definition of farm equipment for sales tax exemptions purposes to include identification and tracking equipment for food animals or animals used in the production of food.

10:25:56 AM  

Representative Pelton distributed and discussed amendments L.002 and L.003 [Attachments B and C].

10:26:55 AM  
Meredith Moon, Legislative Council Staff,
came to the table to respond to committee questions concerning the Fiscal
Note.  A document was distributed [Attachment D].
10:27:51 AM  
Representative Pelton responded to committee questions.
10:33:25 AM  

Emily Ibach, representing the Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in support of the bill.

10:35:12 AM  

Gini Pingenot, representing Colorado Counties Incorporated, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Pingenot responded to committee questions.

10:38:07 AM  
Jason Gelender, Office of Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to respond to committee questions.


10:40:21 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Pelton
Seconded Arndt
Arndt
Buck Excused
Buentello
Catlin
Lewis
McCluskie
McLachlan
Pelton
Titone
Valdez D. Excused
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
10:40:52 AM  
Representative Pelton made closing remarks on the bill.


10:40:52 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Pelton
Seconded Titone
Arndt
Buck Excused
Buentello
Catlin
Lewis
McCluskie
McLachlan
Pelton
Titone
Valdez D. Excused
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
10:41:33 AM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


10:45:43 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1162, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Pelton
Seconded Titone
Arndt Yes
Buck Excused
Buentello Yes
Catlin Yes
Lewis Yes
McCluskie Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton Yes
Titone Yes
Valdez D. Excused
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


10:46:22 AM   The committee adjourned.