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S_AGR_2019A 04/04/2019 01:34:27 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date 04/04/2019
Attendance
Coram X
Ginal X
Sonnenberg X
Danielson X
Donovan X
Time 01:34:27 PM to 03:31:22 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Donovan
This Report was prepared by Matt Becker
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB19-220 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
SB19-186 Referred to Senate Finance
HB19-1080 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB19-221 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

SB19-220 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


01:34:39 PM  
Senators Marble and Fenberg, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-220, which authorizes the Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture to submit a hemp management plan to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
01:37:31 PM  
Wondirad Gabru and Hollis Glenn, representing
the Colorado Department of Agriculture, testified in support of the bill
and responded to committee questions.
01:40:48 PM  

Senator Marble responded to committee questions.

01:51:36 PM  
Cindy Sovine, representing United Cannabis, testified in support of the bill.
01:52:57 PM  
Benjamin Waters, representing the Colorado Hemp Agricultural Advancement Guild, testified in support of the bill.
01:54:29 PM  
Hunter Buffington, representing Green Cherry
Organics, testified in support of the bill.
01:57:11 PM  
Scott Reese and Jeff Markley, representing CBeyond Health, testified in support of the bill.
02:05:25 PM  
Kevin Bommer, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified on the bill.


02:10:21 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Coram
Ginal
Sonnenberg
Danielson
Donovan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:21:26 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-220, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Coram Yes
Ginal Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Danielson Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-186 - Referred to Senate Finance


02:21:35 PM  
Senator Coram, co-prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-186, which expands the Commissioner of Agriculture's responsibility to prevent or remedy the introduction of agricultural chemicals into groundwater to include protection of all state waters.
02:24:53 PM  
Rob Wawrzynski, representing the Colorado Department of Agriculture, testified in support of the bill.
02:28:24 PM  
Kelly Sloan, representing Colorado Agriculture Aviation, testified in support of the bill.
02:30:15 PM  
Mr. Wawrzynski responded to committee questions.
02:40:52 PM  
Landon Gates, representing the Colorado Cattlemen's Association, testified in support of the bill.


02:50:12 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B).
Moved Coram
Seconded
Coram Yes
Ginal No
Sonnenberg Yes
Danielson No
Donovan No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
02:52:34 PM  
Senator Donovan responded to committee questions.


02:55:06 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C).
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Coram
Ginal
Sonnenberg
Danielson
Donovan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Withdrawn


02:55:52 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-186 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Coram
Seconded
Coram Yes
Ginal Yes
Sonnenberg No
Danielson Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1080 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:56:28 PM  
Senator Cooke, co-prime sponsor, presented
House Bill 19-1080, which allows Colorado residents who are first responders
with an occupational disability to get a free lifetime resident small game
hunting and fishing license, a Columbine State Park pass.  The bill
was laid over for action
on March 14, 2019.
03:01:24 PM  

Senator Cooke introduced Bill Holder, who spoke in support of the bill.



03:05:00 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1080 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Coram Excused
Ginal Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Danielson Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-221 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


03:05:20 PM  
Senator Donovan, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-221, which appropriates funds from the Colorado Water Conservation Board Construction Fund in the Department of Natural Resources for specified water-related projects in FY 2019-20.
03:07:07 PM  
Lauren Ris, representing the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB), testified in support of the bill and responded to committee questions. Kirk Russell, CWCB, came to the table to respond to committee questions. Ms. Ris and Mr. Russell responded to additional committee questions.


03:28:10 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment D).
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Coram
Ginal
Sonnenberg
Danielson
Donovan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:31:03 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-221, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Coram Yes
Ginal Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Danielson Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:31:22 PM   The committee adjourned.