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S_AGR_2020A 05/27/2020 12:14:48 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date 05/27/2020
Attendance
Coram *
Sonnenberg X
Story X
Rodriguez X
Donovan X
Time 12:14:48 PM to 01:16:56 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Donovan
This Report was prepared by Matt Becker
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 20-Coal Mine Board Of Examiners Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 20-Mined Land Reclamation Board Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 20-State Fair Authority Board Of Commissioners Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 20-Water Quality Control Commission Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
HB20-1072 Postponed Indefinitely
HB20-1191 Postponed Indefinitely
SB20-121 Postponed Indefinitely
SB20-201 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
SB20-197 Referred to Senate Finance
SB20-189 Postponed Indefinitely

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

Conf 20-Coal Mine Board Of Examiners - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar




12:15:24 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Mike Zimmerman to the Conf 20-Coal Mine Board Of Examiners to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Rodriguez
Seconded
Coram Excused
Sonnenberg Yes
Story Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 20-Mined Land Reclamation Board - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar




12:15:58 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Lauren Duncan to the Conf 20-Mined Land Reclamation Board to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Rodriguez
Seconded
Coram Excused
Sonnenberg Yes
Story Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 20-State Fair Authority Board Of Commissioners - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar




12:16:25 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Brian Coppom to the Conf 20-State Fair Authority Board Of Commissioners to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Rodriguez
Seconded
Coram Excused
Sonnenberg Yes
Story Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 20-Water Quality Control Commission - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar




12:17:03 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Charles Weber, Michael Gooseff, John Ott to the Conf 20-Water Quality Control Commission to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Rodriguez
Seconded
Coram Excused
Sonnenberg Yes
Story Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1072 - Postponed Indefinitely


12:18:20 PM  
Senator Sonnenberg requested that House
Bill 20-1072 be postponed indefinitely.


12:19:35 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 20-1072 indefinitely.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Coram Excused
Sonnenberg Yes
Story Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1191 - Postponed Indefinitely


12:20:16 PM  
Senator Story requested that House Bill
20-1191 be postponed indefinitely.


12:21:42 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 20-1191 indefinitely.
Moved Story
Seconded
Coram Excused
Sonnenberg Yes
Story Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-121 - Postponed Indefinitely


12:22:19 PM  
Senator Donovan presented Senate Bill 20-121,
which requires Colorado Parks and Wildlife to develop a reintroduction
plan for gray wolves.


12:26:46 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Coram Excused
Sonnenberg No
Story Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Donovan Yes
YES: 3   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


12:27:39 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 20-121 indefinitely.
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Coram Excused
Sonnenberg Yes
Story Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-201 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


12:28:04 PM  
Senator Donovan presented Senate Bill 20-201,
which authorizes expenditures in the Department of Natural Resources for
a designated list of projects to conserve native species.


12:30:06 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B).
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Coram Excused
Sonnenberg
Story
Rodriguez
Donovan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


12:30:53 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-201, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Coram Excused
Sonnenberg Yes
Story Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-197 - Referred to Senate Finance


12:35:38 PM  
Senators Fenberg and Marble presented Senate
Bill 20-197, which aligns state and federal hemp laws.
12:36:25 PM  
Dene Heizer, Marijuana Industry Group, testified on the bill.
12:44:11 PM  

Kristen Thomson, Green Solution, testified on the bill.  Mr. Heizer and Ms. Thomson responded to committee questions.

12:54:09 PM  
Benjamin Waters, Hemp Agricultural Advancement
Guild, testified on the bill.
Written testimony submitted
on the bill can be found in Attachment C.  


01:14:25 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-197 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Rodriguez
Seconded
Coram Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Story Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-189 - Postponed Indefinitely


01:14:50 PM  
Senator Fenberg requested that Senate Bill
20-189 be postoned indefinitely.


01:16:36 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 20-189 indefinitely.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Coram Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Story Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


01:16:56 PM   The committee adjourned.