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PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1246

SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES, & ENERGY
Date Mar 22, 2018      
Location SCR 357



HB18-1246 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:20:52 PM  
Senator Coram, prime sponsor, discussed
the provisions of House Bill18-1246 concerning modernization of the Nursery
Act.  The bill removes the inspection exemption for a nursery that
sells stock grown and sold only in Colorado; raises the nursery stock business
registration fee cap from $100 to $300 per year; authorizes the Commissioner
of Agriculture to promulgate rules regarding the information to be included
on labels attached to nursery stock; adds new definitions and modifies
the definition of "nursery stock"; and prohibits the sale of
noxious weeds or nursery stock infested with noxious weeds.
03:22:14 PM  
Duane Sinning, Colorado Department of Agriculture,
spoke in support of the bill and discussed the regulation of nurseries.
 He also responded to questions from the committee about the need
to regulate nurseries.
03:26:27 PM  
Laura Pottorff, Colorado Department of Agriculture, spoke in support of the bill.
03:28:21 PM  
Brant Harrison, Colorado Department of Agriculture, Colorado Farm Bureau, spoke in support of the bill.
03:31:23 PM  
Alex Gerace, Colorado Nursery and Greenhouse
Association, spoke in support of the bill.
03:35:03 PM  
Matt Edmunson, Colorado Nursery and Greenhouse Association, spoke in support of the bill.
03:36:53 PM  
Brett Moore, Colorado Weed Management Association, spoke in support of the bill.


03:40:53 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1246 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Coram
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Coram Yes
Donovan Yes
Fenberg Yes
Fields Yes
Garcia Yes
Kerr Yes
Marble Yes
Scott Yes
Baumgardner Yes
Sonnenberg No
Final YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS