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Sunset Colorado Seed Act

Concerning the continuation of the "Colorado Seed Act", and, in connection therewith, implementing recommendations contained in the 2019 sunset report by the department of regulatory agencies.
2020 Regular Session
Bill Summary

Sunset Process - House Rural Affairs and Agriculture Committee. The bill implements recommendations of the department of regulatory agencies' sunset review and report on the registration functions of the commissioner of agriculture (commissioner) regarding the "Colorado Seed Act" by:

  • Continuing the commissioner's registration functions for 11 years, until 2031 ( Sections 1 and 2 of the bill);
  • Repealing the statutory fee caps Setting fees for registration in statute and allowing the commissioner to establish adjust the registration fees by rule up to a maximum amount set in statute ( section 3 );
  • Removing the fee discount afforded to registrants with respect to registering a second and any additional locations ( section 3 );
  • Authorizing the commissioner to establish a registration renewal schedule by rule and repealing language that made each registration effective for one year from March 1 through the last day in February, regardless of when the registration was approved ( section 3 ); and
  • Removing obsolete language requiring money to be transferred between funds in 2009 ( section 4 ).

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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