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H_BUS_2016A 04/19/2016 01:32:32 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS AND LABOR

Date: 04/19/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:32 PM to 03:49 PM
Arndt
X
Garnett
X
Place: LSB A
Navarro
X
Nordberg
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Pabon
X
Representative Williams
Rosenthal
*
Roupe
X
This Report was prepared by
Sias
X
Luisa Altmann
Thurlow
X
Winter
X
Wist
X
Kraft-Tharp
X
Williams
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB16-1431

SB16-134

HB16-1436
Postponed Indefinitely

Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole





01:33 PM -- HB 16-1431



Representative Winter and Representative Wist introduced House Bill 16-1431. The bill sponsors asked for the committee to postpone the bill indefinitely.

BILL: HB16-1431
TIME: 01:35:20 PM
MOVED: Winter
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1431 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 10-2.
SECONDED: Nordberg
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Garnett
No
Navarro
Yes
Nordberg
Yes
Pabon
Excused
Rosenthal
No
Roupe
Yes
Sias
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Winter
Yes
Wist
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Williams
Yes
Final YES: 10 NO: 2 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



01:36 PM -- SB 16-134



Representative Kagan and Representative Danielson introduced Senate Bill 16-134. The reengrossed version of the bill requires that a military veteran's service experience be considered toward commercial driver's license (CDL) qualifications. Specifically, the Department of Revenue (DOR) must consider a military veteran's training, education, or experience during the CDL licensing process, and may provide credit toward a CDL for those qualifications. The Division of Veterans Affairs in the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is required to make reasonable efforts to notify military veterans returning home or planning to relocate to Colorado of the DOR's requirements under the bill and of similar requirements under current law for the Division of Professions and Occupations in the Department of Regulatory Agencies to consider military service as a qualifier for licensing and certification for the 50 professions it regulates.



01:43 PM --
Francis McCurdy, United Veterans Committee, testified in support of the bill.



02:08 PM



Because of audio issues, the committee moved to Room 271.



02:12 PM



The committee continued with the testimony of Mr. McCurdy.









02:13 PM --
Bill Hanne, United Veterans Committee, testified in support of the bill.



02:15 PM



The bill sponsors made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: SB16-134
TIME: 02:15:49 PM
MOVED: Kraft-Tharp
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-134 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 12-0.
SECONDED: Williams
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Nordberg
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Rosenthal
Yes
Roupe
Yes
Sias
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Winter
Excused
Wist
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Williams
Yes
Final YES: 12 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



02:17 PM -- HB 16-1436



Representative Ginal and Representative Pabon introduced House Bill 16-1436. The bill as introduced requires the Marijuana Enforcement Division in the Colorado Department of Revenue to promulgate rules that prohibit the production and sale of edible medical and retail marijuana products that resemble a human, animal, or fruit.



The bill sponsors also provided the committee with amendment L.008 (Attachment A).



160419 AttachA.pdf160419 AttachA.pdf



The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.



02:45 PM --
Dr. Larry Wolk, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), testified in support of the bill. Dr. Wolk responded to questions from the committee.













02:49 PM --
Dr. Desmond Runyan, University of Colorado Kempe Center, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Runyan responded to questions from the committee.



02:54 PM --
Gina Carbone, Smart Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Ms Carbone provided a handout to the committee (Attachment B). Ms. Carbone responded to questions from the committee.



160419 AttachB.pdf160419 AttachB.pdf



03:02 PM --
Lewis Kosky, Colorado Department of Revenue, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Koski responded to questions from the committee.



03:05 PM --
Holly Keating, TGS Management, testified against the bill unless amended.



03:06 PM --
Dave Maggio, Cheeba Chews, testified against the bill unless amended.



03:08 PM --
Michael Pickens, Libertarian Party, testified against the bill.



03:11 PM --
Nathan Grabo, Libertarian Party, testified against the bill. Mr. Grabo responded to questions from the committee.



03:13 PM



The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.



03:16 PM --
Shirlee McDaniels, Gaias Garden, testified against the bill.



03:17 PM --
Dan Anglin, Americanna and the Colorado Cannabis Chamber of Commerce, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Anglin, responded to questions from the committee.



03:31 PM --
Stephanie Hopper, BallPark Holistic Dispensary, testified in opposition to the bill unless amended. Ms. Hopper responded to questions from the committee.





03:33 PM --
Tyler Henson, Colorado Cannabis Chamber of Commerce, testified in opposition to the bill unless amended. Mr. Henson responded to questions from the committee.

BILL: HB16-1436
TIME: 03:38:18 PM
MOVED: Pabon
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.008. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Roupe
VOTE
Arndt
Garnett
Navarro
Nordberg
Pabon
Rosenthal
Roupe
Sias
Thurlow
Winter
Wist
Kraft-Tharp
Williams
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection









03:40 PM



The bill sponsors and committee members made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1436
TIME: 03:48:28 PM
MOVED: Pabon
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1436, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 10-2.
SECONDED: Kraft-Tharp
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Nordberg
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Rosenthal
Yes
Roupe
Yes
Sias
No
Thurlow
Yes
Winter
Excused
Wist
No
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Williams
Yes
Final YES: 10 NO: 2 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



03:49 PM



The committee adjourned.




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