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BILL SUMMARY For SB19-220

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Apr 23, 2019      
Location LSB A



SB19-220 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


02:45:03 PM  

Representative Saine and Representative Arndt, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-220. The bill authorizes the Commissioner of Agriculture to draft and submit a hemp management plan in accordance with requirements set forth by the Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture pursuant to the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, also known as the 2018 Farm Bill.  The commissioner may consult with stakeholders in developing the plan.  The bill also modifies the definition of industrial hemp or hemp to conform with the federal definition. Representative Arndt explained amendment L.007 (Attachment J). Representative Saine answered questions from the committee.

02:51:17 PM  

Jeff Markley, C-Beyond Health, testified in support of the bill.

02:53:34 PM  

Scott Reese, C-Beyond Health, testified in support of the bill.

02:55:13 PM  

Wondirad Gabeu, Colorado Department of Agriculture, testified in support of the bill.

02:56:37 PM  

Hollis Glenn, Colorado Department of Agriculture, testified in support of the bill.

02:57:43 PM  

Lloyd Covens, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:00:11 PM  

Benjamin Waters, Colorado Hemp Agricultural Advancement Guild, testified in support of the bill.

03:00:59 PM  

Mr. Covens answered questions from the committee.



03:02:17 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment J).
Moved Melton
Seconded Sirota
Duran
Humphrey
Lontine
Melton
Rich
Sirota
Williams D.
Jaquez Lewis
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:02:20 PM  

Representative Arndt made concluding remarks on the bill.



03:03:51 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-220, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Melton
Seconded Humphrey
Duran Yes
Humphrey Yes
Lontine Yes
Melton Yes
Rich Yes
Sirota Yes
Williams D. Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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