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C73E98EA1F72AAD88725838B00714BB1 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1028

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date Jan 23, 2019      
Location Old State Library



HB19-1028 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:37:30 PM  

Representative Hooton and Representative Ransom, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1028 to the committee.  The bill adds autism spectrum disorder to the list of disabling medical conditions for which medical marijuana may be used. 

01:45:31 PM  
Representatives Hooton and Ransom responded to committee questions.
01:45:32 PM  

Representative Lontine proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.

01:47:15 PM  
Stacey Linn, Cannability Foundation, testified in support of the bill.
01:53:49 PM  
Wendi Carter, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
01:56:50 PM  
Autumn Brooks, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:00:11 PM  
Margaret Terlaje, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:02:59 PM  
Sarah Carrasco, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:06:36 PM  
Ms. Carrasco, Ms. Linn, and Ms. Brown responded to committee question.
02:17:44 PM  
Dr. Dave Downs, Colorado Medical Society,
testified in opposition to the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment
A).
02:22:03 PM  

Dr. Jennifer Hagman, Colorado Psychiatric Society (CPS) and Colorado Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Society (CCAPS), testified in opposition to the bill.  

02:25:16 PM  
Dr. Daniel Nicoli, CPS and CCAPS, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:30:07 PM  
Dr. Nicoli, Dr. Hagman, and Dr. Downs responded to committee questions.
02:51:37 PM  
Committee discussion with the witness panel continued.
02:51:38 PM  

Benjamin Waters, Native Roots, testified in support of the bill.

03:01:59 PM  
Art Way, Drug Policy Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
03:05:14 PM  

Mr. Waters and Mr. Way responded to committee questions.

03:12:37 PM  
Dr. Christopher Rogers, CPS and CCAPS,
testified in opposition to the bill.  Dr. Rogers responded to committee
questions.
03:18:06 PM  

Jeff Hunt, Colorado Christian University, testified in opposition to the bill.  Mr. Hunt responded to committee questions.

03:31:19 PM  
Don Cooper, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:35:18 PM  
Martha Montemayor, Cannabis Clinicians
Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:38:05 PM  
Dr. Stephen Elliot, representing himself,
testified in support of the bill.
03:41:34 PM  
Lisa Escalante, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:44:36 PM  
Ms. Montemayor and Dr. Elliot responded to committee questions.
03:57:10 PM  
Bridget Dandaraw, Canna-Patient Resource
Connections, testified in support of the bill.
04:14:43 PM  
Vicki Trujillo, Americans for Safe Access,
testified in support of the bill.
04:18:46 PM  
Amber Wann, Americans for Safe Access, testified in support of the bill.
04:21:18 PM  
Crystal Barker, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:25:18 PM  
Michelle Walker, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:28:48 PM  
Melissa Atchley, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:31:47 PM  
Jackie Bess, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:35:06 PM  
Spirit Wilson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:41:15 PM  
The panel of witnesses responded to committee questions, and committee discussion ensued.
04:58:52 PM  

Fran Maes, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

05:02:39 PM  
Jordan Wellington, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:03:26 PM  

Mary Carniglia, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

05:08:40 PM  
David Wasserman, Southern Colorado Cannabis Council, testified in support of the bill.
05:11:23 PM  
Diane Robinson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:15:58 PM  

Cindy Sovine, representing herself, testified regarding the bill.   Ms. Sovine responded to committee questions.

05:25:00 PM  
Ms. Sovine and committee members continued
to dialogue.  
05:34:04 PM  

Representative Caraveo distributed amendment L.001 and described it to the committee (Attachment C).

05:43:47 PM  

Committee members commented on the amendment.  Representative Caraveo responded to committee questions.

05:58:22 PM  
Committee members continued to dialogue
regarding the amendment.
06:01:22 PM  
Representatives Ransom and Hooton commented on the amendment.


06:09:36 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C).
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Mullica
Baisley No
Beckman No
Buckner No
Catlin No
Jackson No
Jaquez Lewis No
Mullica Yes
Soper Yes
Titone No
Caraveo Yes
Lontine No
YES: 3   NO: 8   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
06:09:37 PM  
Representatives Hooton and Ransom gave concluding remarks on the bill.
06:10:20 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


06:19:39 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1028 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Soper
Seconded Jaquez Lewis
Baisley Yes
Beckman Yes
Buckner Yes
Catlin Yes
Jackson Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Mullica Yes
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Caraveo No
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS