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s_agr_2018a_2018-04-12t13:30:23z0 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-235

SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES, & ENERGY
Date Apr 12, 2018      
Location SCR 357



SB18-235 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


01:31:22 PM  
Senator Coram, prime-sponsor, discussed
the provisions of Senate Bill 18-235 concerning the Colorado Industrial
Hemp Research and Development Authority.  This bill creates the Colorado
Industrial Hemp Research and Development Authority to develop, promote
and fund industrial hemp education, research, and development.  The
authority is not a state agency but may collaborate with the Department
of Agriculture.  The authority's powers are vested in a 7-member board
of directors and it is authorized to receive and expend gifts, grants,
and donations.  The authority is required to apply for federal money
to disburse for industrial hemp education, research, or development projects
or programs.  It must also seek center of excellence designation from
the National Institution of Food and Agriculture in the U.S. Department
of Agriculture to gain priority in the competitive grant application process.

01:33:03 PM  
Samantha Walsh, Tetra Public Affairs, Colorado
Hemp Association, spoke in support of the bill and responded to questions
from the committee about the role of the Industrial Hemp Advisory Committee.

01:36:09 PM  
Tom Dermody , Inustrial Hemp Research Foundation,
spoke in support of the bill and responded to question from the committee
about the role of the Industrial Hemp Advisory Committee.

01:37:02 PM  
Tom Gordon, Colorado Hemp Industry Association, spoke in support of the bill.
01:40:42 PM  
The chair closed testimony, and Senator
Coram distributed Amendment L.001 [Attachment A].


01:43:22 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Coram
Seconded
Cooke
Coram
Donovan
Fenberg
Fields
Garcia
Jones
Marble
Scott
Baumgardner
Sonnenberg
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:44:11 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-235, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Coram
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Coram Yes
Donovan Yes
Fenberg Yes
Fields Yes
Garcia Yes
Jones Yes
Marble Yes
Scott Yes
Baumgardner Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
01:44:12 PM  

The committee recessed.