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h_agr_2018a_2018-02-26t13:30:51z1 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1236

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



HB18-1236 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:18:31 PM  
The committee came back to order.
02:19:09 PM  

Representatives McLachlan and Becker, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1236, concerning the continuation of the Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council.  The introduced bill implements the recommendations of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) in its Sunset Review and report on the Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council by extending the council indefinitely.  Representative Becker moved and distributed Amendment L.001, which strikes everything below the enacting clause [Attachment A].  The amendment would make changes to the council, including lowering the number of members on the council, changing the membership of the council, and making changes to the council's main objectives.

02:19:28 PM  

Wendy Peters Moschetti, Livewell Colorado, testified in support of the bill, as amended by Amendment L.001. Ms. Moschetti responded to questions regarding ways in which the council would respond to food waste.

02:20:37 PM  

Dr. Dawn Thilmany, Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council, testified in support of the bill and discussed the duties of the council.

02:24:46 PM  

Alexander Funk, National Young Farmers Coalition, testified in support of the bill.  He also distributed a letter in support of the bill from Mike Nolan, representing the Four Corners Ranchers Coalition [Attachment B].



02:27:16 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Becker J.
Seconded Esgar
Becker J.
Buck
Catlin
Danielson
Hansen
Jackson
Lewis
McKean
Roberts
Saine
Valdez
Esgar
Arndt
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:27:17 PM  

Representatives McLachlan and Becker made concluding comments regarding the bill.



02:29:06 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1236, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Becker J.
Seconded Esgar
Becker J. Yes
Buck No
Catlin Yes
Danielson Yes
Hansen Yes
Jackson Yes
Lewis Yes
McKean Yes
Roberts Yes
Saine No
Valdez Yes
Esgar Yes
Arndt Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS