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S_AGR_2019A 03/21/2019 01:33:27 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date 03/21/2019
Attendance
Coram *
Ginal *
Sonnenberg X
Danielson X
Donovan X
Time 01:33:27 PM to 02:46:10 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Donovan
This Report was prepared by Matt Becker
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 19-Solid And Hazardous Waste Commission Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 19-Water Quality Control Commission Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 19-Agricultural Development Authority - Colorado Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 19-Ground Water Commission Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 19-Stock Inspection Commissioners — State Board Of Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
SB19-184 Postponed Indefinitely
SB19-150 Amended, referred to Senate Finance
HB19-1026 Referred to Senate Finance

Conf 19-Solid And Hazardous Waste Commission - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar




01:43:40 PM
Motion Refer the appointments of Charles Adams, Christopher Gilbreath, Laura Davis, and Cathryn Stewart to the Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission 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



Conf 19-Water Quality Control Commission - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:44:43 PM  
Trisha Oath, Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment, introduced Troy Waters and Joan Card, appointees to the committee. She also discussed the qualifications of Richard Hum to serve on the commission. Ms. Card and Mr. Waters discussed their qualifications to serve on the board.


01:50:07 PM
Motion Refer the appointments of Richard Hum, Troy Waters, and Joan Card to the Water Quality Control Commission to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Coram Yes
Ginal Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Danielson Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 19-Agricultural Development Authority - Colorado - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:51:07 PM  
Jim Rubingh introduced Hannah Wilks, appointee
to the Colorado Agricultural Development Authority.  Ms. Wilks discussed
her qualifications to serve on the authority's board of directors.


01:53:08 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Hannah Wilks to the Colorado Agricultural Development Authority to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Coram Yes
Ginal Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Danielson Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 19-Ground Water Commission - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:53:43 PM  
Keith Vander Horst introduced Glen Frihauf
and Miguel Diaz, appointees to the Colorado Ground Water Commission.  Mr.
Frihauf and Mr. Diaz explained their qualifications to serve on the commission.


01:58:04 PM
Motion Refer the appointments of Glen Frihauf and Miguel Diaz to the Colorado Ground Water Commission to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Coram Yes
Ginal Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Danielson Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 19-Stock Inspection Commissioners — State Board Of - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:58:14 PM  
Chris Whitney introduced Erik Mohrlang, appointee to the State Board of Stock Inspection Commissioners. Mr. Mohrlang discussed his qualifications to serve on the board.


02:02:24 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Erik Mohrlang to the State Board of Stock Inspection Commissioners to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Coram Yes
Ginal Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Danielson Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-184 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:04:34 PM  

Senator Tate, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-184, which directs the Colorado Water Institute at Colorado State University to study blockchain technology.

02:05:47 PM  
Dick Brown, representing the Colorado Water Congress, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee questions.


02:31:21 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-184 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Coram
Seconded
Coram Yes
Ginal No
Sonnenberg No
Danielson Excused
Donovan No
YES: 1   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


02:31:39 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 19-184 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Coram No
Ginal Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Danielson Excused
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-150 - Amended, referred to Senate Finance


02:31:50 PM  
Senator Sonnenberg, co-prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-150, which continues the regulation of public livestock markets in the Department of Agriculture.
02:35:05 PM  
Chris Whitney and Keith Roehr, representing the Colorado Department of Agriculture, testified in support of the bill.


02:36:41 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Coram
Ginal
Sonnenberg
Danielson Excused
Donovan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:37:02 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-150, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Coram Yes
Ginal Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Danielson Excused
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1026 - Referred to Senate Finance


02:37:52 PM  
Senator Coram, co-prime sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1026,
which increases fine amounts and changes the disposition of fine revenue
for violations related to Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
02:38:35 PM  

Doug Vilsack, Department of Natural Resources, testified in support of the bill.

02:38:41 PM  
Ivan James, representing various sportsmen groups, testified in support of the bill.


02:45:06 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1026 to the Committee on Finance.
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


02:46:10 PM   The committee adjourned.