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h_fin_2017a_2017-03-06t13:42:45z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/06/2017

Location: LSB A

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1221



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment U). The motion p

Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment V). The motion p

Refer House Bill 17-1221, as amended, to the Commi


Pass Without Objection

PASS







10:22 PM -- HB17-1221



The committee recessed.





10:28 PM



The committee came back to order.





10:28 PM



Representatives Willette and Pabon introduced House Bill 17-1221. The bill, recommended by the Committee on Cost-benefit Analysis of Legalized Marijuana in Colorado, creates a grant program to reimburse local governments for costs associated with training, education, law enforcement, and prosecution of offenses for the grey and black marijuana markets. The grant program is to be administered by the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) and is required to prioritize funding to local governments in rural areas that have limited law enforcement resources to address illegal, unlicensed marijuana cultivation operations.



The bill authorizes moneys from the Marijuana Tax Cash Fund to be used to fund the grant program and its administration. Any moneys not expended in a given fiscal year are for use in the next fiscal year.



On or before November 1, 2019, and each November 1 thereafter, the department is required to provide an update about the program in its annual State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent Government (SMART) Act hearing for the General Assembly.



Representative Willett distributed a strike-below amendment L.002 to the committee (Attachment U). Representative Pabon distributed amendment L.007 to the committee (Attachment V).



17HouseFin0306AttachU.pdf17HouseFin0306AttachU.pdf 17HouseFin0306AttachV.pdf17HouseFin0306AttachV.pdf



10:56 PM -- Mr. Mark Bolton, representing the Office of the Governor, testified in support of the bill.



10:59 PM -- Mr. Ron Sloane, representing the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, the County Sheriff's Association, and the Colorado District Attorney's Association, testified in support of the bill.



11:04 PM -- Mr. Kevin Bommer, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.



11:07 PM -- Mr. Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties Incorporated, testified in support of the bill.



11:19 PM -- Ms. Jessica LeRoux, representing herself, testified against the bill.



11:25 PM -- Mr. Nick Lovolo, representing himself, testified against the bill.

BILL: HB17-1221
TIME: 11:34:38 PM
MOVED: Pabon
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment V). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Lawrence
VOTE
Beckman
Benavidez
Covarrubias
Gray
Herod
Kennedy
Lawrence
Michaelson Jenet
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Williams D.
Foote
Pabon
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: HB17-1221
TIME: 11:34:57 PM
MOVED: Gray
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment W). The motion passed without objection.

17HouseFin0306AttachW.pdf17HouseFin0306AttachW.pdf
SECONDED: Williams
VOTE
Beckman
Benavidez
Covarrubias
Gray
Herod
Kennedy
Lawrence
Michaelson Jenet
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Williams D.
Foote
Pabon
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION:






BILL: HB17-1221
TIME: 11:34:57 PM
MOVED: Pabon
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment U). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Lawrence
VOTE
Beckman
Benavidez
Covarrubias
Gray
Herod
Kennedy
Lawrence
Michaelson Jenet
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Williams D.
Foote
Pabon
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION:




BILL: HB17-1221
TIME: 11:37:08 PM
MOVED: Pabon
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1221, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 12-1.
SECONDED: Van Winkle
VOTE
Beckman
Yes
Benavidez
No
Covarrubias
Yes
Gray
Yes
Herod
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Lawrence
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Van Winkle
Yes
Williams D.
Yes
Foote
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Final YES: 12 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







11:39 PM



The committee adjourned.