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H_RAA_2019A 03/28/2019 10:31:07 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RURAL AFFAIRS & AGRICULTURE
Date 03/28/2019
Attendance
Arndt *
Buck *
Buentello X
Catlin X
Lewis X
McCluskie X
McLachlan *
Pelton X
Titone X
Valdez D. X
Roberts X
Time 10:31:07 AM to 11:20:52 AM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Roberts
This Report was prepared by Jimmy Reed
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1247 Amended, referred to House Appropriations

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
10:31:08 AM

Representative Roberts called the committee to order.



HB19-1247 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

10:31:21 AM  

Representatives D. Valdez and Catlin, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1247 to the committee.  The bill authorizes the Commissioner of Agriculture to appoint and convene an advisory group to study potential applications for blockchain technology in agricultural operations.  A number of documents were distributed [Attachments A, B, C, and D].

10:43:24 AM  
Representatives D. Valdez and Catlin responded to committee questions.
10:53:20 AM  

Representative D. Valdez distributed and discussed amendment L.001 [Attachment E].

10:54:32 AM  
Committee discussion ensued.
10:56:39 AM  
Emily Ibach, representing the Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in support of the bill.
10:58:33 AM  
James Foy, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
10:59:09 AM  

Doug Vilsack, representing the Colorado Department of Agriculture, testified on the bill.

11:01:02 AM  
Mr. Vilsack, Mr. Foy, and Ms. Ibach responded to committee questions.
11:10:22 AM  
Representatives D. Valdez and Catlin responded to questions concerning the amendment.


11:12:55 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Valdez D.
Seconded Titone
Arndt Yes
Buck Yes
Buentello Yes
Catlin Yes
Lewis No
McCluskie Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton Yes
Titone Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
11:12:56 AM  
Representatives D. Valdez and Catlin made concluding remarks. Committee members commented on the bill.


11:20:35 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1247, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Valdez D.
Seconded Catlin
Arndt Yes
Buck No
Buentello Yes
Catlin Yes
Lewis No
McCluskie Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton Yes
Titone Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


11:20:52 AM   The committee adjourned.