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7754BC3825ECF21E8725894E00711185 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB23-1011

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, WATER & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date Feb 6, 2023      
Location HCR 0107



HB23-1011 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:35:02 PM  
Representative Titone,
bill co-prime sponsor, introduced House Bill 23-1011.  The bill adds
agricultural equipment to the existing consumer right-to-repair statutes.
It requires a manufacturer to provide necessary parts, software, firmware,
tools, or documentation to independent repair providers and owners at a
fair and reasonable price. The bill specifies that fair and reasonable
price for these items cannot be greater than the suggested retail price
indicated by the manufacturer or a dealer selling on behalf of the manufacturer.
The bill creates a deceptive trade practice for manufacturers that do not
comply with the requirements of the bill.  
01:43:41 PM  
Representative Weinberg,
bill co-prime sponsor, gave opening comments on the bill.

01:46:02 PM  
Bill sponsors responded to questions.
01:51:41 PM  
Ms. Kate Greenberg,
representing Colorado Department of Agriculture, testified in support of
the bill.  Mr. Danny Katz, representing Colorado Public Interest Research
Group, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Madhvi Chittoor, representing
Madhvi4EcoEthics, testified in support of the bill.
02:00:57 PM  
The previous panel
responded to questions.  
02:11:16 PM  
Mr. Russell Ball,
representing 21st Century Equipment and Far West Equipment Dealers Association,
testified in opposition to the bill.  Tim Stokes, representing Honnen
Equipment Co., testified in opposition to the bill.  Mr. Brad Cofield,
representing Wagner Equipment Co., testified in opposition to the bill.
 Damon McGeary, representing American Implement, testified in opposition
to the bill.
02:22:54 PM  
The previous panel responded to questions from the committee.
02:34:49 PM  
Questions for the
previous panel continued.
02:41:48 PM  
Mr. Corey Huwa, representing
Miete LLC., testified in opposition to the bill.  Mr. John Shearer,
representing 4Rivers Equipment, testified in opposition to the bill.  Luke
Sharpe, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Joani
Woelfel, representing Far West Equipment Dealers Association, testified
in opposition to the bill.
02:52:46 PM  
Mr. Huwa, Mr. Shearer,
and Ms. Woelfel responded to questions from the committee.
03:03:51 PM  
Questions for the
previous panel continued.
03:08:40 PM  
Mr. Austin Vincent, representing Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in a neutral position on the bill. Mr. Kelly Sloan, representing Colorado Agricultural Aviation Association, testified to amend the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
03:14:14 PM  
Mr. Dale McCall, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Danny Wood, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Kyler Brown, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Mrs. Erin Meschke, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
03:28:26 PM  
The previous panel responded to questions from the committee members.
03:38:25 PM  
The previous panel continued to respond to questions.
03:38:26 PM  
Submitted written
testimony can be found in Attachment A.
03:44:07 PM  
Representative Titone
introduced amendmnet L.002 (Attachment B) and discussed the amendment.

03:46:27 PM  
Committee members
asked questions about amendment L.002.


03:48:38 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Titone
Seconded McCormick
Amabile
Holtorf
Lindsay
Luck
Lukens
Lynch
Martinez
Parenti
Story
Titone
Velasco
Catlin
McCormick
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:48:40 PM  
Representative Weinberg and Representative Titone gave closing comments on the bill.
03:50:17 PM  
Committee members made final comments on the bill.


04:03:13 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1011, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Titone
Seconded Story
Amabile Yes
Holtorf No
Lindsay Yes
Luck No
Lukens Yes
Lynch No
Martinez Yes
Parenti Yes
Story Yes
Titone Yes
Velasco Yes
Catlin No
McCormick Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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