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H_RAA_2020A 03/12/2020 10:10:09 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RURAL AFFAIRS & AGRICULTURE
Date 03/12/2020
Attendance
Arndt X
Buentello *
Catlin X
Holtorf X
Titone X
Will X
Williams D. X
Woodrow X
Young X
Valdez D. X
Roberts X
Time 10:10:09 AM to 11:41:53 AM
Place LSB A
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Roberts
This Report was prepared by Jimmy Reed
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1328 Amended, referred to House Finance
HB20-1226 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

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

Representative Roberts called the meeting to order.



HB20-1328 - Amended, referred to House Finance

10:10:35 AM  

Representatives Esgar and Valdez A., co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1328 to the committee.  The bill requires the Marijuana Enforcement Division in the Department of Revenue to promulgate rules on the process and procedure for filing and approving contingency plans for outdoor marijuana cultivation operations.  Representatives Esgar and Valdez A. responded to committee questions.

10:13:46 AM  
Bob DeGabrielle, representing Los Suenos Farms, testified
in support of the bill.  Kimberely Townsend, representing Medicine
Man Technologies, testified in support of the bill.  Matt Lamoureaux,
representing Medicine Man Technologies, testified in support of the bill.
 Kristen Thomson, representing The Green Solution, testified in support
of the bill.  The panel responded to committee questions.
10:34:25 AM  

Jim Burack, representing the Department of Revenue, testified on the bill.  Dominique Mendiola, representing the Department of Revenue, responded to committee questions.  Former Representative Dan Pabon, representing Medicine Man Technologies, responded to committee questions.  Mr. Burack responded to committee questions.

10:34:26 AM  

Representatives Esgar and Valdez A. distributed and discussed Amendmends L.001, L.002, L.003, and L.004 (Attachments A, B, C, and D).



11:06:38 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
Moved Roberts
Seconded Williams D.
Arndt
Buentello Excused
Catlin
Holtorf
Titone
Will
Williams D.
Woodrow
Young
Valdez D.
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


11:07:00 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B).
Moved Roberts
Seconded Williams D.
Arndt
Buentello Excused
Catlin
Holtorf
Titone
Will
Williams D.
Woodrow
Young
Valdez D.
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


11:08:10 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment C).
Moved Roberts
Seconded Williams D.
Arndt
Buentello Excused
Catlin
Holtorf
Titone
Will
Williams D.
Woodrow
Young
Valdez D.
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


11:10:28 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment D).
Moved Roberts
Seconded Williams D.
Arndt
Buentello Excused
Catlin
Holtorf
Titone
Will
Williams D.
Woodrow
Young
Valdez D.
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
11:10:29 AM  
Representatives Valdez A. and Esgar, made
concluding remarks.  Committee members commented on the bill.


11:13:01 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1328, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Roberts
Seconded Woodrow
Arndt Yes
Buentello Excused
Catlin Yes
Holtorf Excused
Titone Yes
Will Yes
Williams D. Yes
Woodrow Yes
Young Yes
Valdez D. Excused
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 0   EXC: 3   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1226 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


11:13:10 AM  

Representative Cutter, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1226 to the committee.  The bill encourages food manufacturers to label their food with elevated risk date and quality date labels.  Representative Cutter responded to committee questions and read the testimony of Ariel Ardura from Harvard University.  

11:26:11 AM  

Representative Cutter distributed and discussed Amendment L.001 (Attachment E).



11:34:52 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment E).
Moved Roberts
Seconded Williams D.
Arndt
Buentello Excused
Catlin
Holtorf Excused
Titone
Will
Williams D.
Woodrow
Young
Valdez D. Excused
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 3   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
11:34:52 AM  

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



11:41:42 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1226, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Valdez D.
Seconded Young
Arndt Yes
Buentello Yes
Catlin No
Holtorf Yes
Titone Yes
Will Yes
Williams D. No
Woodrow Yes
Young Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


11:41:53 AM   The committee adjourned.