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h_bus_2017a_2017-02-16t13:34:40z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/16/2017

Location: LSB A


BILL SUMMARY for Staff Presentation on Colorado Liquor Law


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02:21 PM -- Staff Presentation on Colorado Liquor Law

Luisa Altmann and Anna Gerstle, Legislative Council Staff, introduced themselves and discussed two handouts related to Colorado liquor law. These documents can be found online at: and

Ms. Altmann gave a brief overview of licensing and permitting requirements, including those for on and off premise retail establishments, wholesalers, as well as liquor licensed drugstores.

02:33 PM

Ms. Gerstle explained the dual licensing structure between state licenses and local licensing authorities. She also discussed changes to state law related to retail liquor sales following the passage of Senate Bill 16-197.

02:40 PM

Patrick Maroney, Liquor Enforcement Division, discussed training efforts by the Division for licensees regarding new requirements of SB16-197 as well as regulatory changes in response to the new law. He responded to questions from the committee.

02:48 PM --
Joan Green, Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S., introduced herself.

02:48 PM -- Micki Hackenberger, Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of Colorado, introduced herself.

02:49 PM --
Jeanne McEvoy, Colorado Licensed Beverage Association, introduced herself.

02:51 PM --
Scott Chase, Coloradans for Safety, introduced himself. Mr. Chase responded to questions from the committee.

02:53 PM --
Chris Howes, Colorado Retail Council, introduced himself.

02:54 PM --
Larry Hudson, Safeway, introduced himself.

02:55 PM --
Jim Shpall and Tanya Kelly-Bowry, Applejacks, introduced themselves.

02:59 PM --
Jason Hopfer, Support Your Local Liquor Store, introduced himself.

02:59 PM --
Paul Baryames, PJ's Wine and Spirits, introduced himself.

03:03 PM

The committee adjourned.