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S_AGR_2020A 03/12/2020 01:37:32 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date 03/12/2020
Attendance
Coram X
Rodriguez X
Sonnenberg X
Danielson X
Donovan X
Time 01:37:32 PM to 03:15:01 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Donovan
This Report was prepared by Matt Becker
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1047 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB20-1215 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB20-1223 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB20-1300 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB20-1208 Referred to Senate Appropriations

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

HB20-1047 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


01:37:57 PM  
Senator Priola presented House Bill 20-1047,
which
requires the Executive Director
of the Department of Public Health and Environment to collaborate with
the Commissioner of Agriculture to develop an organics management plan.
01:38:51 PM  
Sarah Jones, Steamboat Ski, testified remotely from Steamboat Springs in support of the bill. Madison Muxworthy, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, testified remotely from Steamboat Springs in support of the bill. Gail Garey testified remotely from Steamboat Springs in support of the bill.
01:45:17 PM  
Shawn Bruckman, Colorado Compost Council, testified remotely from Edwards in support of the bill.
01:50:03 PM  
Kris Holstrom, San Miguel County Commissioner, testified remotely from Grand Junction in support of the bill.
01:55:15 PM  
Dan Matsch, Ecocycle, testified in support of the bill. Clinton Sander, A1 Organics, testified in support of the bill. Eliza Schultz, Colorado Communities for Climate Action, testified in support of the bill.
02:12:22 PM  
Senator Priola provided closing comments and responded to committee questions.


02:18:49 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1047 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Coram Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Sonnenberg No
Danielson Yes
Donovan Excused
Final YES: 3   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1215 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:19:05 PM  

Senator Foote presented House Bill 20-1215, which continues the Water and Wastewater Facility Operators Certification Board in the Department of Public Health and Environment, which is scheduled to repeal on September 1, 2020.

02:22:54 PM  
Senator Sonnenberg discussed amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
02:27:41 PM  
Sean Lieske, Aurora Water, Denver Water, and Colorado Water Congress, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:34:25 PM  
Brandy Valdez Murphy, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee questions.


02:48:44 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Coram Yes
Rodriguez No
Sonnenberg Yes
Danielson No
Donovan No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


02:50:44 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1215 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Coram Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Sonnenberg No
Danielson Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1223 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


02:51:17 PM  
Senators Hisey and Todd presented House Bill 20-1223, which creates a rural arts grant program within the Creative Industries Division of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade. Senator Hisey explained amendment L.004 (Attachment B).
03:01:14 PM  
Morgan Cullen, Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill. Jay Seller, Arts for Colorado, testified in support of the bill.


03:06:01 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment B).
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Coram
Rodriguez
Sonnenberg
Danielson
Donovan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:06:43 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1223, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Coram Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Danielson Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1300 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


03:07:43 PM  
Senators Bridges and Coram presented House
Bill 20-1300, which
modifies aspects of a grant program
in the Colorado Department of Education that encourages public schools
to use Colorado produced foods for school meal programs.


03:09:56 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1300 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Coram
Seconded
Coram Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Danielson Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1208 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


03:10:09 PM  
Senator Donovan presented House Bill 20-1208,
which
continues the Coal Mine Board of Examiners in
the Department of Natural Resources, which is scheduled to repeal on July
1, 2020.


03:14:45 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1208 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Coram Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Danielson Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:15:01 PM   The committee adjourned.