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09E252DF387BCBA1872582560076FCA3 Hearing Summary


Date Mar 20, 2018      
Location HCR 0112

SB18-172 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole

03:39:43 PM  

Representative Lee, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-172, concerning testing of horse racing licensees for the presence of prohibited substances.  Representative Lee explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Representative Lee responded to questions regarding the need for the legislation.

03:44:48 PM  

Mr. Bruce Seymore, representing Mile High Racing, Mr. Mark Hillman, representing the Colorado Horseracing Association, and Mr. Dan Hartman, representing the Division of Racing, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Hartman explained how the use of alcohol or drugs by jockeys creates safety issues, and discussed the penalties that the Colorado Racing Commission has levied for positive drug or alcohol tests. Mr. Hillman discussed the testing regimen for horse racing in Colorado, and the necessity of testing human racing licensees. Mr. Seymore discussed testing at the entertainment facilities under his purview. Discussion ensued regarding the need for legislation to maintain an alcohol and drug testing regime for horse racing, and the issues addressed by testing.

04:02:40 PM  
No amendments were offered to SB 18-172. Various committee members provided their positions on the bill. Representative Lee provided closing remarks in support of the bill.

04:06:10 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-172 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Lee
Seconded Herod
Benavidez Yes
Carver Yes
Herod Yes
Lundeen Yes
Melton Yes
Roberts Yes
Weissman Yes
Willett Yes
Wist Yes
Salazar Yes
Lee Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS