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H_RAA_2020A 02/03/2020 01:34:53 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RURAL AFFAIRS & AGRICULTURE
Date 02/03/2020
Attendance
Arndt X
Buentello X
Catlin X
Holtorf X
Jaquez Lewis X
Pelton X
Titone X
Will X
Young X
Valdez D. X
Roberts X
Time 01:34:53 PM to 07:19:54 PM
Place Old State Library
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Roberts
This Report was prepared by Jimmy Reed
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1069 Amended, referred to House Finance
HB20-1074 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB20-1095 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB20-1084 Postponed Indefinitely

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
01:34:55 PM

Representative Roberts called the meeting to order.



HB20-1069 - Amended, referred to House Finance

01:36:51 PM  

Representatives Saine and Titone, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1069 to the committee.  The bill establishes a minimum staffing level for the state's Well Inspection Program and requires the identification and prioritization of high-risk wells.  A number of handouts were distributed (Attachments A, B, and C).

01:39:18 PM  
Representatives Saine and Titone responded to committee questions.
01:43:30 PM  

Representatives Titone and Saine distributed and discussed Amendment L.001 (Attachment D).

01:47:59 PM  
Dick Brown, representing the Colorado Water
Well Contractors Association, testified in support of the bill.
01:52:02 PM  

Joe Meigs, representing the Colorado Water Well Contractors Association, testified in support of the bill.

01:53:11 PM  
Ralf Topper, representing the Colorado Ground Water Association, testified in support of the bill.
01:55:58 PM  
Nina Frant, Office of the State Auditor, Mr. Topper, Mr. Meigs, and Mr. Brown responded to committee questions.
02:11:25 PM  
Dianna Orf, representing Colorado Water Congress, testified in support of the bill.
02:12:29 PM  
Kevin Rein, State Engineer, testified on the bill.
02:14:55 PM  
Mr. Rein responded to committee questions.


02:23:03 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment D).
Moved Titone
Seconded Catlin
Arndt
Buentello
Catlin
Holtorf
Jaquez Lewis
Pelton
Titone
Will
Young
Valdez D.
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:23:04 PM  

Representatives Titone and Saine made final remarks.  Committee members commented on the bill.



02:29:14 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1069, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Titone
Seconded Valdez D.
Arndt No
Buentello Yes
Catlin Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Pelton Yes
Titone Yes
Will Yes
Young Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts No
Final YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1074 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:29:36 PM  

Representative Ransom, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1074 to the committee.  The bill allows a special sanitation district to provide trash collection services in any county.  Representative Ransom responded to committee questions.

02:34:17 PM  

Evan Goulding, representing the Special District Association, testified in support of the bill.  Carolyn Steffl, representing Cottonwood Water Sanitation District, testified in support of the bill.  Steve Wasieoko, representing Cottonwood Water, testified in support of the bill.

02:44:56 PM  

Representative Ransom distributed and discussed Amendment L.002 (Attachment E).

02:46:56 PM  

Representative Ransom made final remarks.  Committee members commented on the bill.



02:46:56 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment E).
Moved Holtorf
Seconded Pelton
Arndt
Buentello
Catlin
Holtorf
Jaquez Lewis
Pelton
Titone
Will
Young
Valdez D.
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:48:37 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1074, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Valdez D.
Seconded Titone
Arndt Yes
Buentello Excused
Catlin Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jaquez Lewis Excused
Pelton Yes
Titone Yes
Will Yes
Young Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1095 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:48:50 PM  

Representative Arndt, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 10-1095 to the committee.  The bill requires that if a local government's master plan includes a water element, that it include water conservation policies.  Amendments L.001 and L.002 were distributed (Attachments F and G).  Representative Arndt responded to committee questions.

02:53:05 PM  
Susan Wood, representing the American Planning
Association, testified in support of the bill.
02:55:45 PM  

Daphne Gervais, representing Colorado Counties Inc. (CCI), testified in opposition to the bill.  Gini Pingenot, representing CCI testified on the bill.  Richard Orf, representing the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.  The panel responded to committee questions.

03:08:32 PM  

Maria Najera, representing the Western Resource Advocates, testified in support of the bill.  Shaida Libhart, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Heather Stauffer, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified on the bill.

03:14:07 PM  

Josh Kuhn, representing Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Ean Tafoya, representing the Sierra Club, testified in support of the bill.  Torie Jarvis, representing the Northwest Council of Governments, testified in support of the bill.  The panel responded to committee questions.

03:33:22 PM  

Representative Arndt discussed Amendments L.001 and L.002 (Attachments F and G).



03:34:39 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment F).
Moved Arndt
Seconded Young
Arndt
Buentello Excused
Catlin
Holtorf
Jaquez Lewis Excused
Pelton
Titone
Will
Young
Valdez D.
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:35:53 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment G).
Moved Arndt
Seconded Titone
Arndt
Buentello Excused
Catlin
Holtorf
Jaquez Lewis Excused
Pelton
Titone
Will
Young
Valdez D.
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:41:24 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1095, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Arndt
Seconded Valdez D.
Arndt Yes
Buentello Yes
Catlin No
Holtorf No
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Pelton No
Titone Yes
Will No
Young Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1084 - Postponed Indefinitely

03:42:01 PM  

Representative Duran, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1084 to the committee.  The bill sets standards for dog and cat breeders and prohibits the sale of dogs and cats by pet stores and by a person in a public space.  The bill also prohibits an animal shelter or pet animal rescue organization from receiving a dog or cat in exchange for payment or other compensation from a breeder, reseller, or auction.  Representative Duran responded to committee questions.

03:48:34 PM  

Aubyn Royall, representing the Humane Society of the United States, testified in support of the bill.  Amy Jesse, representing the Humane Society of the United States, testified in support of the bill.  Roland Halpern, representing Colorado Voters for Animals, testified in support of the bill.  Rocco Verretta, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  The panel responded to committee questions.

04:00:43 PM  

Douglas Johnson, representing the Colorado Springs Kennel Club, testified in opposition to the bill.  Jackie Christakos, representing the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, testified in opposition to the bill and distributed a document (Attachment H). Renee Reese, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Theressa Cloud, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment I).  The panel responded to committee questions.

04:19:22 PM  

Commissioner Kate Greenberg, Department of Agriculture (CDA), testified on the bill.  Nick Fisher and Hollis Glenn, CDA, came to the table for questions only.  The panel responded to committee questions.

04:37:37 PM  

Amanda Summers, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:41:03 PM  

Margaret Richards, representing Pet Paradise, Brian Warren, representing Crittersville Enterprises, and Dustin Haworth, representing Pet City, testified in opposition to the bill.  Mr. Warren and Mr. Haworth distributed handouts to the committee (Attachment J and K).  The panelists responded to committee questions.

05:00:16 PM  

Rory Kress, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Ali Mickelson, CEO of the Dumb Friends League, testified in support of the bill. Vicki Allinger, representing Bailing Out Benji, testified in support of the bill.

05:07:07 PM  

Mike Morgan, representing Just Pets, testified in opposition to the bill.  Erin Murray, representing Pet City, testified in opposition to the bill.  Dale Clark, representing himself, testified in opposition of the bill.  Kim Roberts, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.  The panel responded to committee questions.

05:25:04 PM  

Pam Dickerson, representing Citizens for Canine Welfare, testified in support of the bill.  Katie Wolf, representing the Colorado Federation of Animal Welfare Agencies, testified in support of the bill.  Jon Barocas, representing Canine Global Rescue, testified in support of the bill.

05:31:31 PM  

Bree Maestas, representing Pet City, testified in opposition to the bill.  Donna Chandler, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Cindy Moore, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Linda Hart, representing the Colorado Federation of Dog Clubs and Owners, testified in opposition to the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment L).  The panel responded to committee questions.

05:53:30 PM  
Lesley Hollywood, representing herself, testified on the bill.
05:57:46 PM  
Darlys Lopez, representing herself, testified
in opposition of the bill.  Candy Muscari-Erdos, representing herself,
testified in opposition to the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment
M).  Jens Larson, representing Perfect Pets, testified in opposition
to the bill.  Casey Miller, representing Pet City, testified in opposition
to the bill.  
06:07:09 PM  

Lynn Gerber, representing Tagto, testified in support of the bill.  Penny Votagress, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

06:17:45 PM  
Gwen Shivers, representing Pet City, testified
in opposition to the bill.  Cyndi Haworth, representing Pet City,
testified in opposition to the bill.  Ann Diaz, representing herself,
testified in opposition to the bill.  Bob Diaz, representing himself,
testified in opposition to the bill.  The panel responded to committee
questions.
06:27:47 PM  

Angelo Maestas, representing Pet City, testified in opposition to the bill.  Mara Moreno, representing Pet City, testified in opposition to the bill.  Monica Phiri, representing Pet City, testified in opposition to the bill.  Sheila Vanderdeer, representing Pet City, testified in opposition to the bill.

06:39:21 PM  

Michele Ostrander, representing Freedom Service Dogs, testified in opposition to the bill.  Sherry MacLennan, representing Corral West Kennels, testified in opposition to the bill.  Lorrie McAllister, representing Denver Samoyed Association, testified in opposition to the bill.  Nick Van Durein, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.  The panel responded to committee questions.  Additional written testimonies can be found attached (Attachment N).



07:02:18 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment P).
Moved Roberts
Seconded Valdez D.
Arndt
Buentello
Catlin
Holtorf
Jaquez Lewis
Pelton
Titone
Will
Young
Valdez D.
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:02:36 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment O).
Moved Roberts
Seconded Valdez D.
Arndt
Buentello
Catlin
Holtorf
Jaquez Lewis
Pelton
Titone
Will
Young
Valdez D.
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:02:37 PM  
Representative Duran made closing remarks.
 Committee members commented on the bill.


07:18:33 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1084, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Roberts
Seconded Young
Arndt Yes
Buentello No
Catlin No
Holtorf No
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Pelton No
Titone Yes
Will No
Young Yes
Valdez D. No
Roberts Yes
YES: 5   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


07:19:37 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 20-1084 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Valdez D.
Seconded Pelton
Arndt No
Buentello Yes
Catlin Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jaquez Lewis No
Pelton Yes
Titone No
Will Yes
Young No
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts No
Final YES: 6   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


07:19:54 PM   The committee adjourned.