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h_bus_2018a_2018-03-15t13:33:01z1 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1234

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS AND LABOR
Date Mar 15, 2018      
Location LSB A



HB18-1234 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:55:09 PM  

Representatives Becker and Lundeen introduced House Bill 18-1234. The bill clarifies laws related to simulated gambling activity. Amendment L.001, a strike-below amendment, was distributed to the committee (Attachment C). Representative Becker reviewed the legislative history of the issue. The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.

02:06:17 PM  
Representatives Becker and Lundeen continued to respond to questions from the committee. The committee discussed the definition of slot machines, and whether the bill expands gambling.
02:09:59 PM  

Chris Howes, Colorado Skill Games and Entertainment Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:15:22 PM  

Tammy Garamova, Colorado Skill Games and Entertainment Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:19:33 PM  

Robert Mirelez, Eagles 4471, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:21:31 PM  
Ms. Garamova responded to questions from the committee.
02:29:21 PM  
Rick Kilpatrick, Steel City Eagles 3367, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:33:04 PM  

Nick Gonzales, Colorado Skill Games and Entertainment Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:35:50 PM  

Scott Martinez, Colorado Skill Games and Entertainment Association, testified in opposition to the bill. He discussed the differences between skill games and games of chance.

02:42:22 PM  
Mr. Martinez responded to questions from the committee.
02:53:46 PM  

Doyle Baker, Deputy District Attorney for the Fourth Judicial DIstrict, testified regarding the law concerning simulated gambling devices, and discussed the activities that constitute gambling.

02:57:09 PM  

Rose Pugliese, representing Mesa County and Colorado Counties Inc., testified in support of the bill and regarding illegal gaming activities in communities.

02:58:19 PM  

Mark Grueskin, Colorado Gaming Association, testified in support of the bill and provided a handout to the committee (Attachment D).

03:02:29 PM  
Mr. Baker and Mr. Grueskin responded to questions from the committee.
03:20:16 PM  
Flavio Quintana, Department of Revenue, responded to questions from the committee.
03:27:20 PM  
Representatives Lundeen and Becker gave concluding remarks regarding the bill and discussed amendment L.001.
03:29:13 PM  
The committee discussed the language "per occasion" in amendment L.001.


03:32:07 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Gray
Seconded Rosenthal
Arndt
Coleman
Garnett
Gray
McKean
Rosenthal
Sandridge
Sias
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Williams D.
Winter
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:32:16 PM  
Representatives Lundeen and Becker gave concluding remarks regarding the bill.


03:34:18 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1234, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Gray
Seconded McKean
Arndt Yes
Coleman Yes
Garnett Yes
Gray Yes
McKean Yes
Rosenthal Yes
Sandridge Yes
Sias Excused
Thurlow Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Williams D. Yes
Winter Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS