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H_ENE_2020A 02/06/2020 11:25:45 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
Date 02/06/2020
Attendance
Froelich X
Geitner X
Holtorf X
Kipp X
Neville *
Saine *
Sirota X
Valdez A. X
Weissman X
Hooton *
Jackson X
Time 11:25:45 AM to 01:54:28 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Jackson
This Report was prepared by Andrea Denka
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1142 Committee Discussion Only
HB20-1117 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call

HB20-1142 - Committee Discussion Only


11:25:58 AM  
Representative Cutter, bill sponsor, introduced
House Bill 20-1142, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, and provided a handout
(Attachment A).  The bill creates a hazard mitigation enterprise and
charges fees on insurance premiums to create revenue for a grant program
and technical assistance to local governments.
11:31:14 AM  
Representative Cutter responded to questions from the committee.
11:36:36 AM  
Liz Peetz, representing the Colorado Association
of Relators, testified in opposition of the bill.  Carole Walker,
representing the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association, testified
in opposition of the bill.  Kelly Campbell, representing the American
Property Casualty Insurance Association, testified in opposition of the
bill.
11:43:53 AM  
The panel responded to questions from the committee.
11:53:35 AM  
Brandy DeLange, representing the Colorado
Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.  Steve Boand,
representing the Colorado Department of Public Safety (DPS), testified
in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment B).  Kevin
Klein, representing DPS, testified in support of the bill.  Gordon
Brenner, representing the city of Colorado Springs, testified in support
of the bill.
11:59:26 AM  
The panel responded to questions from the committee.
12:15:14 PM  
Michelle Robins, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
12:18:45 PM  
Ms. Robins responded to questions from the committee.
12:26:20 PM  
The bill was laid over for action only
at a later time.



HB20-1117 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

12:27:25 PM  
Minority Leader Neville and Representative
Hooton, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1117, Misbranding
Nonmeat and Imported and Artificial Meat, to the committee.  The bill
expands the definition of misbranding of food to require that meat derived
from animals that were not born, raised, and harvasted exclusively in the
United States to be labeled as imported.
12:33:23 PM  
Minority Leader Neville and Representative
Hooton responded to questions from the committee.
12:36:29 PM  
Don Shawcroft, representing the Colorado
Farm Bureau (CFB), testified in opposition to the bill.  Carlyle Currier,
representing CFB, testified in opposition to the bill.  Caroline Bushnell,
repersenting the Good Food Institute, testified in opposition to the bill.
 Nathan Weathers, representing the Yuma County Farm Bureau, testified
in opposition to the bill and distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment
C).
12:47:59 PM  
The panel responded to questions from the committee.
12:54:32 PM  
Dallas Vaughn, representing the Kit Carson
County Farm Bureau, testified in opposition to the bill.  Grier Bailey,
representing the Colorado Wyoming Petroleum Marketers Association, testified
in opposition to the bill and distributed a letter (Attachment D).  Sid
Yoder, representing the Colorado Cattlemen's Association, testified in
opposition to the bill.  James Henderson, representing CFB, testified
in opposition to the bill.
01:04:20 PM  
The panel responded to questions from the committee.
01:16:35 PM  
Chris Howes, representing the Colorado
Retail Council, testified in opposition of the bill.  Dr. Lora Bledsoe,
representing the Colorado Independent Cattlegrowers, testified in support
of the bill.  Bill Bullard, resprenting R-Calf USA, testified in support
of the bill.  Linda Lewis, representing herself, testified in support
of the bill.
01:26:59 PM  
The panel responded to questions from the committee.
01:31:47 PM  
Julie Siegel, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill.  Ryan Sallee, representing himself, testified
in support of the bill.  Kay Schreiber, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill.  Nick Levendofsky, representing the Rocky
Mountain Farmer's Union, testified in support of the bill.
01:41:27 PM  
The panel responded to questions from the committee.
01:50:23 PM  
Representative Hooton discussed and distributed
an amendment (Attachment E).


01:51:22 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment E).
Moved Hooton
Seconded Geitner
Froelich
Geitner
Holtorf
Kipp
Neville
Saine
Sirota
Valdez A.
Weissman
Hooton
Jackson
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:52:04 PM  
The committee made concluding comments.


01:54:12 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1117, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Neville
Seconded Geitner
Froelich No
Geitner Yes
Holtorf Yes
Kipp Yes
Neville Yes
Saine Yes
Sirota No
Valdez A. No
Weissman Yes
Hooton Yes
Jackson No
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


01:54:28 PM   The committee adjourned.