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98B93572181ADE01872589910018D019 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB23-266

SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date Apr 13, 2023      
Location SCR 352



SB23-266 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


10:32:13 PM  

Senator Priola and Senator Jaquez Lewis, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 23-266.  The bill requires the Commissioner of Agriculture to adopt rules classifying neonicotinoid pesticides as limited-use pesticides.  Senator Priola discussed amendment L.001 (Attachment M).  Senators Priola and Jaquez Lewis responded to questions from the committee.

10:40:54 PM  
Mr. Ryan Riley, representing
Colorado Pest Control Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
 




Dr. Rebecca Larson,
representing Western Sugar Cooperative, testified to amend the bill.
10:45:40 PM  
Kreg Vollmer, representing
Western Sugar Cooperative, testified to amend the bill.  




Mrs. Erin Meschke,
representing themself, testified to amend the bill.  




Mr. Vollmer responded
to questions from the committee.
10:51:46 PM  
Mr. Danny Katz, representing
Colorado Public Interest Research Group, testified in support of the bill.
 




Natalie Woodland,
representing Environment Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  




Mr. Jordan Beezley,
representing Colorado Department of Agriculture, testified in support of
the bill.
10:56:34 PM  
Ms. Joyce Kennedy,
representing People and Pollinators Action Network, testified in support
of the bill.  




Ms. Karen Kalavity,
representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
11:01:17 PM  
Senator Priola discussed
amendment L.001.  Additional written testimony is available as Attachment
N.


11:02:22 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Priola
Seconded
Marchman
Pelton B.
Pelton R.
Priola
Simpson
Hinrichsen
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
11:02:36 PM  
Senators Priola and Jaquez Lewis wrapped up their presentation of the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.


11:05:48 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-266, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Priola
Seconded
Marchman Yes
Pelton B. No
Pelton R. No
Priola Yes
Simpson Yes
Hinrichsen Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details