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h_agr_2018a_2018-04-30t13:32:07z2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-235

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



SB18-235 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:12:14 PM  

Representative Arndt presented Senate Bill 18-235, concerning the creation of the Colorado Industrial Hemp Research and Development Authority.  The bill creates the eight member Colorado Industrial Hemp Research and Development Task Force to study whether to create an industrial hemp research and development authority.  The authority would develop, fund, and promote educational, research, and development programs and collaborative efforts concerning industrial hemp.  The task force will include representation from the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Colorado State University, the University of Colorado, Colorado Mesa University, a nonprofit industrial hemp research and development organization, and three members jointly appointed by the chairs of the House and Senate Agriculture committees.  Task force members serve without compensation.  On or before December 31, 2018, the task force is required to provide a summary of its findings to the Colorado Office of Economic Development and the House and Senate Agriculture Committees.

02:13:32 PM  

Duane Sinning, Colorado Department of Agriculture, testified in support of the bill.

02:14:09 PM  
Representative Arndt made concluding comments on the bill.


02:15:41 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-235 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Arndt
Seconded Buck
Becker J. Yes
Buck Yes
Catlin Yes
Danielson Excused
Hansen Yes
Jackson Yes
Lewis Excused
McKean Yes
Roberts Yes
Saine Yes
Valdez Yes
Esgar Yes
Arndt Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS