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H_RAA_2019A 03/04/2019 01:33:02 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RURAL AFFAIRS & AGRICULTURE
Date 03/04/2019
Attendance
Arndt X
Buck X
Buentello X
Catlin X
Lewis X
McCluskie X
McLachlan X
Mullica X
Pelton X
Valdez D. X
Roberts X
Time 01:33:02 PM to 03:14:30 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Roberts
This Report was prepared by Jimmy Reed
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1191 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB19-1200 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB19-1202 Amended, referred to House Appropriations

01:33:03 PM

Representative Roberts called the meeting to order.



HB19-1191 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:33:30 PM  

Representative Arndt, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1191.  The bill allows a farm stand to operate regardless of whether the land on which the farm stand is located has been zoned agricultural.

01:35:12 PM  
Representative Arndt responded to committee
questions concerning current zoning regulations.  
01:36:46 PM  

Ben Pfeffer, representing the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Pfeffer submitted documents for the official record [Attachment A].  

01:41:38 PM  

Tianna Aliota, representing the Larimer County Farmers Alliance, testified in support of the bill.

01:45:31 PM  
Margit Hentschel, representing Healthy Eatery, testified in support of the bill.
01:46:24 PM  

Mr. Pfeffer and Ms. Aliota responded to committee questions.

01:51:46 PM  
Kirk McDonald, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
01:53:39 PM  
Carolyn Fitzgerald, representing the Larimer County Farmers Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
01:56:17 PM  
Pat Conrey, representing the Larimer County Farmers Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
01:57:06 PM  
Mr. McDonald and Mr. Conrey responded to committee questions.
02:06:18 PM  
Lauren Hafford, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:09:14 PM  

Jesse Wacker, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

02:12:04 PM  
Emily Ibach, representing the Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in support of the bill.
02:12:42 PM  
Brandy Delange, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in a neutral capacity on the bill.
02:14:34 PM  

Tony Lombard, representing Colorado Counties Inc., testified in a neutral capacity on the bill.

02:15:17 PM  
Ms. Delange and Mr. Lombard responded to committee questions.
02:18:13 PM  

Representative Arndt distributed and discussed amendment L.001 [Attachment B].  Representative Arndt responded to committee questions.

02:21:58 PM  
Bob Lackner, Office of Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to respond to committee questions.


02:24:19 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 [Attachment B].
Moved Arndt
Seconded Valdez D.
Arndt
Buck
Buentello
Catlin
Lewis
McCluskie
McLachlan
Mullica
Pelton
Valdez D.
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:24:20 PM  

Representative Arndt made concluding remarks.

02:24:56 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


02:26:33 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1191, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Arndt
Seconded Valdez D.
Arndt Yes
Buck Yes
Buentello Yes
Catlin Yes
Lewis Yes
McCluskie Yes
McLachlan Yes
Mullica Yes
Pelton Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1200 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

02:27:29 PM  

Representative Arndt, presented House Bill 19-1200.  The bill authorizes the Water Quality Control Commission to adopt rules related to the point of compliance for reclaimed domestic wastewater that is used for indoor nonpotable uses.  Amendment L.001 was distributed and discussed [Attachment C].

02:31:31 PM  

Heather Stauffer, representing Denver Water and the Colorado Water Congress, testified in support of the bill.

02:33:01 PM  

Dan Arnold, representing Denver Water, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Arnold responded to committee questions.

02:39:03 PM  

Representative Arndt made concluding remarks.  Committee members commented on the bill.



02:39:03 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 [Attachment C].
Moved Arndt
Seconded Valdez D.
Arndt
Buck
Buentello
Catlin
Lewis
McCluskie
McLachlan
Mullica
Pelton
Valdez D.
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:41:08 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1200, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Arndt
Seconded Valdez D.
Arndt Yes
Buck Yes
Buentello Yes
Catlin Yes
Lewis No
McCluskie Yes
McLachlan Yes
Mullica Yes
Pelton Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1202 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


02:41:25 PM  

Representatives McLachlan and Galindo, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1202.  The bill moves the Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council from the Department of Agriculture to Colorado State University and modifies its membership, purpose, and duties.

02:43:31 PM  
Representatives McLachlan and Galindo responded to committee questions.
02:50:55 PM  

Wendy Peters Muschetti, representing LiveWell Colorado, testified in support of the bill, as well as shared the written testimony of Dawn McFadden of the Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council [Attachment D].

02:58:50 PM  
Dave Carter, representing the Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council, testified in support of the bill.
03:00:08 PM  
Mr. Carter and Ms. Muschetti responded to committee questions.
03:03:58 PM  

Representative McLachlin distributed and explained amendment L.001 [Attachment E].



03:09:58 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 [Attachment E].
Moved McLachlan
Seconded Valdez D.
Arndt
Buck
Buentello
Catlin
Lewis
McCluskie
McLachlan
Mullica
Pelton
Valdez D.
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:09:58 PM  

Representatives McLachlan and Galindo made concluding remarks.

03:10:21 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


03:14:10 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1202, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved McLachlan
Seconded Valdez D.
Arndt Yes
Buck No
Buentello Yes
Catlin Yes
Lewis No
McCluskie Yes
McLachlan Yes
Mullica Yes
Pelton Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:14:30 PM   The committee adjourned.