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AB8192A67F62E327872582400077DB72 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1235

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date Feb 26, 2018      
Location HCR 0107



HB18-1235 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


02:49:11 PM  

Representatives Hansen and McKean, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1235, concerning the continuation of the regulation of custom meat processors.  The bill continues the regulation of custom meat processing in the Department of Agriculture, which is scheduled to repeal on July 1, 2018.  In addition the bill authorizes licensed poultry processors who process more than 1,000 but less than 20,000 birds per year, to sell poultry to retail food establishments and individuals.  Representative Hansen distributed Amendment L.001 [Attachment C], which changes the future sunset review date from September 1, 2031, to September 1, 2023.

02:54:51 PM  

Representative Lewis distributed a map of Colorado House District 64, which indicates the location of beef producers in the area [Attachment D]. Committee discussion ensued.

02:59:11 PM  

Hollis Glenn, Colorado Department of Agriculture, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Glenn responded to questions from the committee.

03:07:06 PM  

Alexander Funk, National Young Farmers Coalition, testified in support of the bill and distributed a letter in support of the bill from Dan Waldvogle of the National Young Farmers Coalition [Attachment E].

03:08:08 PM  

Alan Lewis, Natural Grocers, testified in support of the bill.

03:10:25 PM  

Bill Midcap, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, testified in support of the bill.

03:12:14 PM  

Karen Kalavity, representing herself, testified in a neutral position to the bill and discussed her concerns with the meat processing industry.



03:13:50 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved McKean
Seconded Hansen
Becker J.
Buck
Catlin
Danielson
Hansen
Jackson
Lewis
McKean
Roberts
Saine
Valdez
Esgar Excused
Arndt
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:14:47 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1235, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Hansen
Seconded McKean
Becker J. Yes
Buck Yes
Catlin Yes
Danielson Yes
Hansen Yes
Jackson Yes
Lewis Yes
McKean Yes
Roberts Yes
Saine Yes
Valdez Yes
Esgar Yes
Arndt Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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