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CC21CC6ECF7251648725895800775C03 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB23-038

SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date Feb 16, 2023      
Location SCR 352



SB23-038 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

02:43:45 PM  
Senator Jaquez Lewis,
sponsor, presented Senate Bill 23-038 to the committee. The bill establishes
the crime of unlawful equine slaughter for human consumption. The bill
specifies what constitutes illegal equine slaughter, including the buying,
selling, importing, and exporting of equines for human consumption.  It
also sets penalties for equine slaughter and notice requirements regarding
the criminal liability of buying or selling equine livestock for human
consumption. Senator Jaquez Lewis provided an article (Attachment A) and
responded to questions from the committee.
02:55:01 PM  
Mrs. Diane Mullins,
representing themself, testified in support of the bill and provided a
handout to the committee (Attachment B). Ms. Callea Sherrill, representing
Terolyn Horse Rescue, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Patrick Craig,
representing The Wild Animal Sanctuary, testified in support of the bill.
Mr. Craig responded to questions from the committee.
03:04:42 PM  
Ms. Ginger Fedak, representing In Defense of Animals, testified in support of the bill and provided handouts to the committee (Attachment C). Dr. Joanna Grossman, representing Animal Welfare Institute, testified in support of the bill.
03:07:49 PM  
Landon Gates, representing Colorado Woolgrowers Association and Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, testified in opposition to the introduced bill. Mr. Scott Dorenkamp, representing Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, testified in opposition to the bill. Garin Vorthman, representing the Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Wes Skiles, representing Colorado Livestock Association, testified in opposition to the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
03:24:01 PM  
Mr. Dan Waldvogle, representing Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Gary McMurtrey, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Renee Deal, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Waldvogle responded to questions from the committee.
03:32:25 PM  
Ms. Renee Faulkner, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Valentine Lovato, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
03:38:17 PM  
Mrs. Rebekah Keat, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Katherine Donnelly, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Mallie Morningstar, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
03:54:20 PM  
Mrs. Lori Greenstone, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Siri Lindley, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Roland Halpern, representing Colorado Voters for Animals, testified in support of the bill and provided a handout to the committee (Attachment D). Tessa Archibald, representing Homes for Horses Coalition, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Scott Beckstead, representing Animal Wellness Action, testified in support of the bill. Candy Lewis, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Archibald and Mr. Beckstead responded to questions from the committee.
04:09:33 PM  

Written testimony on SB 23-038 is provided as Attachment E. The committee recessed.

04:21:20 PM  
The committee reconvened.
04:21:53 PM  

Senator Roberts discussed amendment L.007 (Attachment F) and amendment L.008 (Attachment G), which amends amendment L.007.



04:23:22 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008
Moved Roberts
Seconded
Gardner
Marchman
Pelton R.
Priola
Simpson
Hinrichsen
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:26:31 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 as amended.
Moved Roberts
Seconded
Gardner
Marchman
Pelton R.
Priola
Simpson
Hinrichsen
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:26:32 PM  
Senator Jaquez Lewis wrapped up her presentation of the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.


04:30:01 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-038, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Roberts
Seconded
Gardner No
Marchman Yes
Pelton R. No
Priola Yes
Simpson No
Hinrichsen Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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