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S_LG_2019A 02/19/2019 02:00:20 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date 02/19/2019
Attendance
Bridges *
Coram X
Crowder X
Williams A. X
Ginal X
Time 02:00:20 PM to 03:27:24 PM
Place SCR 354
This Meeting was called to order by Ginal
This Report was prepared by Elizabeth Haskell
Hearing Items Action Taken
Sunset Review – Licensing of Pet Animal Facilities Committee Discussion Only

02:00:23 PM
Senator Ginal called the meeting to order.



Sunset Review – Licensing of Pet Animal Facilities - Committee Discussion Only


02:01:05 PM  

Bryan Jameson, Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, presented the 2018 Sunset Review: Pet Animal Care and Facilities Act (sunset reviews may be viewed online at https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora-oprrr/node/143196/).

02:04:50 PM  
Mr. Jameson discussed recommendation one contained in the report. Mr. Jameson responded to questions from the committee.
02:12:55 PM  
Mr. Jameson discussed the remaining recommendations in the
sunset report and responded to questions.
02:26:21 PM  

Yelana Love, Office of Legislative Legal Services, presented the draft bill LLS NO. 19-0375.01, concerning the continuation of the Pet Animal Care and Facilities Act (Attachment A).

02:31:27 PM  

Wendy Miner, Colorado Groomers, testified in support of the draft bill. She addressed Administrative Recommendation 1 proposed in the sunset report and the concerns that groomers have with this recommendation.

02:35:35 PM  

Lynn Gerber, Two are Better than One, testified in support of the draft bill.

02:40:27 PM  

Roland Halpern, Colorado Voters for Animals, testified in support of the draft bill.

02:42:46 PM  

Cheryl Saipe, Colorado Citizens for Canine Welfare, testified in support of the draft bill.

02:46:49 PM  

Janet Stephens, Colorado Federation of Dog Clubs, testified in support of the draft bill and discussed concerns about the importation of pets from foreign countries.  Attachment B

02:52:27 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions.
03:01:17 PM  

Krisiti, representing herself, testified about concerns with the regulation of groomers under the Pet Animal Care and Facilities Act.

03:02:33 PM  

Hollis Glenn, Colorado Department of Agriculture (DOA), testified in support of the draft bill.

03:04:43 PM  
Mr. Glenn and Mr. Fisher responded to questions.
03:09:42 PM  

Mr. Glenn discussed Administrative Recommendation 1 contained in the sunset report.  Mr. Glenn responded to questions.

03:14:57 PM  
Committee discussion and questions continued.


03:21:18 PM
Motion Amend the bill draft to include a sunset date for seven years rather that eleven years.
Moved Crowder
Seconded
Bridges Excused
Coram
Crowder
Williams A.
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:22:29 PM  
Ms. Love responded to questions.


03:25:56 PM
Motion Amend the bill draft - Page 4, strike lines 16 through 20.
Moved Crowder
Seconded
Bridges Excused
Coram
Crowder
Williams A.
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Withdrawn


03:26:41 PM
Motion Refer bill draft LLS NO. 19-0375.01, concerning the continuation of the Licensing of Pet Animal Facilities, to the Senate for introduction (Attachment A).
Moved Williams A.
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Coram Yes
Crowder Yes
Williams A. Yes
Ginal Yes
YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:27:24 PM   The committee adjourned.