Pro 15 Ag and Water





BILL HB18-1235

Partner Positions:

Concerning the continuation of the regulation of custom meat processors, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations of the 2017 sunset report of the department of regulatory agencies.

Short Title: Sunset Custom Meat Processing
Sponsors: C. Hansen | H. McKean / R. Scott

Sunset Process - House Agriculture, Livestock, and Natural Resources Committee. The bill implements the recommendations of the department of regulatory agencies in its sunset review and report on the 'Custom Processing of Meat Animals Act' (act) by:



Status
2/7/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
2/26/2018 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/16/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/20/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/21/2018 - No Amendments
3/21/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/22/2018 - No Amendments
3/22/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/23/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/26/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
4/10/2018 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/17/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/18/2018 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/19/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Fiscal Note


Date Introduced: 2018-02-07

Amendments


BILL HB18-1295


Partner Positions:

Concerning modifications to the "Colorado Food and Drug Act" to allow products containing industrial hemp, and, in connection therewith, establishing that products containing industrial hemp are not adulterated or misbranded by virtue of containing industrial hemp.

Short Title: Hemp Products Deemed Not Adulterated Or Misbranded
Sponsors: J. Salazar | D. Esgar / D. Coram

The bill establishes that food and cosmetics are not adulterated or misbranded by virtue of containing industrial hemp. The bill also sets forth the department of public health and environment's powers with regard to applicants and registrants engaged in, or attempting to engage in, the wholesale food selling, manufacturing, processing, or storage of an industrial hemp product, as that term is defined in the bill.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)



Status
3/15/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
4/2/2018 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/5/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/06/2018 - No Amendments
4/6/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/9/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/9/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
4/19/2018 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole

Fiscal Note


Date Introduced: 2018-03-15

Amendments


BILL SB18-134


Partner Positions:
Position: Monitor

Concerning the exemption of nonprofit water companies from regulation by the public utilities commission.

Short Title: Public Utilities Commission Deregulate Nonprofit Water Utilities
Sponsors: J. Cooke / J. Arndt

Under current law, the public utilities commission is directed to grant simplified regulatory treatment to water companies that serve fewer than 1,500 customers. The bill expands on this concept by deregulating water companies that are registered as nonprofits, so long as their rates, charges, and terms and conditions of service are just and reasonable. The commission retains the right to entertain a complaint of unjust or unreasonable rates or practices, and to take remedial action, if the complaint is authorized by specified public officials or other persons.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)



Status
1/29/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
2/8/2018 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/13/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
2/14/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/20/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
3/12/2018 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/15/2018 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/16/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/21/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
3/22/2018 Sent to the Governor
3/22/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/2/2018 Governor Signed

Fiscal Note


Date Introduced: 2018-01-29

Amendments


BILL SB18-205


Partner Positions:

Concerning the regulation of industrial hemp as an agricultural product, and, in connection therewith, identifying the unprocessed seeds of industrial hemp as a commodity under the "Commodity Handler Act" and industrial hemp as a farm product under the "Farm Products Act".

Short Title: Industrial Hemp Designation Agricultural Product
Sponsors: V. Marble | D. Coram / M. Catlin | B. McLachlan

Section 1 of the bill includes the unprocessed seeds of industrial hemp in the definition of 'commodity' within the 'Commodity Handler Act', thus subjecting a person who acts as a commodity handler with respect to the unprocessed seeds of industrial hemp to the licensing requirements set forth in the 'Commodity Handler Act'.

Section 2 includes industrial hemp in the definition of 'farm products' within the 'Farm Products Act', thus subjecting a person who acts as a farm products dealer, small-volume dealer, or agent to the licensing requirements set forth in the 'Farm Products Act'.

Section 3 reiterates these licensing requirements within the act governing industrial hemp cultivation in Colorado.

Section 4 authorizes the commissioner to set a fee schedule for industrial hemp cultivation registration.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)



Status
3/12/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
3/22/2018 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
3/27/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/28/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/3/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources

Fiscal Note


Date Introduced: 2018-03-12