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S_AGR_2023A 03/16/2023 03:09:05 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date 03/16/2023
Attendance
Kolker X
Pelton B. X
Pelton R. X
Priola X
Simpson X
Hinrichsen X
Roberts X
Time 03:09:05 PM to 03:37:52 PM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Roberts
This Report was prepared by Julia Jackson
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB23-059 Amended, referred to Senate Finance
HB23-1179 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

03:17:43 PM
The committee recessed and reconvened.



SB23-059 - Amended, referred to Senate Finance


03:18:24 PM  
Senator Baisley and
Senator Roberts, co-prime sponsors, discussed Senate Bill 23-059 and reminded
the committee that they took testimony on the bill on February 9, 2023.
 The bill creates the State Park and Wildlife Area Access Grant Program,
diverts Keep Colorado Wild Pass revenue to the program, and authorizes
the collection of fees to support local governments with the cost of maintaining
access routes to state parksand wildlife areas. Senator Roberts discussed
amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
03:22:49 PM  
Committee members discussed amendment L.001 with the bill sponsors.


03:26:26 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Roberts
Seconded
Kolker
Pelton B.
Pelton R.
Priola
Simpson
Hinrichsen
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:27:23 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-059, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Roberts
Seconded
Kolker Yes
Pelton B. No
Pelton R. No
Priola Yes
Simpson No
Hinrichsen Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB23-1179 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


03:27:39 PM  
Senator Simpson and Senator Hinrichsen, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 23-1179. The bill excludes the Agricultural Products Inspection Cash Fund from the limitations on uncommitted reserves and allows for an uncommitted balance of up to 50 percent of the amount spent during the fiscal year. The sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
03:33:33 PM  
Mr. Brian Pauley, representing the Colorado Department of Agriculture, testified in support of the bill.
03:36:58 PM  
Senators Simpson and Hinrichsen wrapped up their presentation of the bill.


03:37:44 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1179 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Simpson
Seconded
Kolker Yes
Pelton B. Yes
Pelton R. Yes
Priola Yes
Simpson Yes
Hinrichsen Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:37:52 PM   The committee adjourned.






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