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S_AGR_2019A 02/07/2019 01:31:37 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date 02/07/2019
Attendance
Coram X
Ginal X
Sonnenberg X
Danielson E
Donovan X
Time 01:31:37 PM to 03:33:31 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Donovan
This Report was prepared by Matt Becker
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1029 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
Sunset Review of Regulation of Public Livestock Markets Committee Discussion Only

HB19-1029 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:31:47 PM  

Senator Crowder presented House Bill 19-1029, which changes the boundaries of the Republican River Water Conservation District (RRWCD), and distributed two maps to the committee (Attachments A and B).

01:33:19 PM  
Rod Lenz, representing the RRWCD, testified in support of the bill.
01:37:02 PM  
Will Bledsoe, representing the RRWCD and Lincoln County, testified in support of the bill.
01:37:24 PM  
Dennis Coryell, representing the Plains Groundwater Management District, Kit Carson County Farm Bureau, and Colorado Corn Growers, testified in support of the bill.
01:40:34 PM  
Emily Ibach, representing the Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in support of the bill.
01:43:06 PM  
David Robbins, representing the RRWCD and Colorado Water Congress, testified in support of the bill.
01:44:00 PM  
Mr. Bledsoe, Mr. Robbins, and Mr. Lenz responded to committee questions.
02:02:58 PM  
Kevin Rein, State Engineer, came to the table to respond to committee questions.


02:22:39 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1029 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Coram
Seconded
Coram Yes
Ginal Yes
Sonnenberg No
Danielson Excused
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Sunset Review of Regulation of Public Livestock Markets - Committee Discussion Only


02:22:56 PM  
Bryan Jameson and Jennifer Lockwood, Department
of Regulatory Agencies, came to the table to discuss the sunset review
of the regulation of public livestock markets.  A copy of the sunset
report can be found at:
https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora-oprrr/coprrr-sunset-reviews
02:28:40 PM  
Jery Payne, Office of Legislative Legal
Services, discussed the sunset hearing process and the draft bill concerning
the sunset of public livestock markets  (Attachment C).
02:55:56 PM  
Chris Whitney, Brand Commissioner, came
to the table to respond to committee questions.
03:01:38 PM  
Dr. Ketih Roehr, State Veterinarian, responded to committee questions.


03:27:12 PM
Motion Introduce LLS 19-0352 as drafted with Senators Donovan and Sonnenberg as co-prime sponsors.
Moved Coram
Seconded
Coram Yes
Ginal Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Danielson Excused
Donovan Yes
YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:33:31 PM   The committee adjourned.