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h_agr_2018a_2018-04-30t13:32:07z0 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-042

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date Apr 30, 2018      
Location HCR 0107



SB18-042 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


01:33:31 PM  

Representatives McLachlan and Catlin, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-042, concerning the creation of the agricultural workforce development program. The bill, recommended by the Young and Beginning Farmers Interim Study Committee, requires the Colorado Department of Agriculture to create by rule an agricultural workforce development program to incentivize agricultural businesses to hire interns by January 1, 2019.  Eligible businesses may be reimbursed up to 50 percent of the costs to employ an intern, including wages, fixed expenses, and other costs.  The program is repealed July 1, 2024.  Representative.McLachlan distributed Amendment L.001 [Attachment A].

01:38:31 PM  
Representative Catlin explained the amendment.
01:39:25 PM  
Dan Gobel, National Young Farmers Coalition, testified in support of the bill.


01:44:34 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Catlin
Seconded Esgar
Becker J.
Buck
Catlin
Danielson
Hansen
Jackson
Lewis Excused
McKean
Roberts
Saine
Valdez
Esgar
Arndt
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Withdrawn


01:45:47 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Catlin
Seconded Esgar
Becker J. No
Buck No
Catlin Yes
Danielson Yes
Hansen Yes
Jackson Yes
Lewis Excused
McKean No
Roberts Yes
Saine No
Valdez No
Esgar Yes
Arndt Yes
YES: 7   NO: 5   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
01:45:48 PM  
Representatives Catlin and McLachlan made concluding comments on the bill.


01:47:56 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-042, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Catlin
Seconded Jackson
Becker J. Yes
Buck No
Catlin Yes
Danielson Yes
Hansen Yes
Jackson Yes
Lewis Excused
McKean Yes
Roberts Yes
Saine No
Valdez Yes
Esgar Yes
Arndt Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS