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S_AGR_2019A 02/28/2019 01:32:05 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date 02/28/2019
Attendance
Coram E
Ginal *
Sonnenberg X
Danielson X
Donovan X
Time 01:32:05 PM to 02:09:47 PM
Place LSB B
This Meeting was called to order by Donovan
This Report was prepared by Matt Becker
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 19-Coal Mine Board Of Examiners Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 19-Tourism Office Board Of Directors — Colorado Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
HB19-1114 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Conf 19-Coal Mine Board Of Examiners - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar




01:35:15 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Stephen Laramore to the Coal Mine Board Of Examiners to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Coram Excused
Ginal Excused
Sonnenberg Yes
Danielson Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 19-Tourism Office Board Of Directors — Colorado - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:36:01 PM  
Cathy Ritter, Director of the Colorado Tourism Office, introduced Kieran Cain, Douglas Price, Sean Demeule, and Ute "Lucy" Kay, appointees to the Tourism Office Board of Directors. Mr. Cain, Mr. Price, Mr. Demeuele, and Ms. Kay explained their qualifications to serve on the board.


01:39:01 PM
Motion Refer the appointments of Doug Price, Sean Demeule, Lucy Kay, and Kieran Cain to the Tourism Office Board Of Directors to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Coram Excused
Ginal Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Danielson Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1114 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:40:44 PM  
Senators Danielson and Cooke, co-prime
sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1114, which authorizes the Department
of Agriculture to enforce federal food safety regulations if federal funding
is provided.
01:44:40 PM  
Steve Bornmann, representing the Colorado Department of Agriculture, came to the table to respond to committee questions.
01:45:40 PM  
Emily Ibach, representing the Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in support of the bill.
01:59:13 PM  
Robert Sakata, representing the Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, testified in support of the bill and distributed a copy of his testimony (Attachment A).
02:02:54 PM  
Nick Levendofsky, representing the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, testified in support of the bill.
02:03:21 PM  
Senators Danielson and Cooke provided closing comments about the bill.


02:09:41 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1114 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Coram Excused
Ginal Yes
Sonnenberg No
Danielson Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:09:47 PM   The committee adjourned.