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H_FIN_2021A 05/20/2021 11:51:55 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 05/20/2021
Attendance
Benavidez X
Bradfield X
Daugherty X
Gonzales-Gutierrez *
Gray *
Kipp X
Luck X
Ransom X
Sandridge X
Snyder X
Bird X
Time 11:51:55 AM to 03:38:28 PM
Place Old State Library
This Meeting was called to order by Bird
This Report was prepared by Katie Ruedebusch
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB21-1175 Postponed Indefinitely
HB21-1317 Referred to House Appropriations
SB21-250 Referred to House Appropriations
SB21-094 Referred to House Appropriations
HB21-1058 Postponed Indefinitely

HB21-1175 - Postponed Indefinitely




12:02:03 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 21-1175 indefinitely.
Moved Snyder
Seconded Gonzales-Gutierrez
Benavidez Yes
Bradfield Yes
Daugherty Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Gray Yes
Kipp Yes
Luck No
Ransom No
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Bird Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1317 - Referred to House Appropriations


12:07:17 PM  
Representatives Garnett
and Caraveo introduced House Bill 21-1317.  The bill requires a study
of high-potency marijuana concentrates, and makes changes to state law
related to physician recommendations for medical marijuana, the sale of
medical marijuana, and the sale of marijuana concentrate.  Written
testimony on the bill is included as Attachment A.
12:09:18 PM  
Jeri Shepard, representing
Colorado NORML, testified against the bill.  Ashley Webber, representing
Colorado NORML, testified against the bill.  Stacey Linn, representing
CannAbility Foundation, testified to amend the bill.
12:46:50 PM  
Dean Heizer, representing
Marijuana Industry Group, testified to amend the bill.  Jason Warf,
representing Southern Colorado Cannabis Council, testified in opposition
to the bill.  Kevin Gallagher, Colorado Cannabis Manufacturing Association,
testified to amend the bill.  
12:54:07 PM  
Brandy Johnson, representing
herself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Amber Wann, representing
herself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Chandra Wilkins, representing
herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
01:12:11 PM  
Lafonna Pacheco,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Connie Boyd, representing
herself, testified in support of the bill.  Dr. Chris Rogers, representing
Colorado Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Society; Colorado Psychiatric
Society, testified in support of the bill.
01:22:59 PM  
Andrea Stojsavljevic,
representing Healthier Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Laura
Stack, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Shawn
Morris, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
01:36:26 PM  
Avani Dilger, representing
herself, testified in support of the bill.


01:55:43 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1317 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Snyder
Seconded Kipp
Benavidez Yes
Bradfield Yes
Daugherty Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Gray No
Kipp Yes
Luck No
Ransom No
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Bird Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-250 - Referred to House Appropriations


01:55:55 PM  
Representatives Caraveo
and Lontine introduced Senate Bill 21-250.  This bill makes modifications
to a number of election provisions.


02:07:02 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-250 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Snyder
Seconded Gonzales-Gutierrez
Benavidez Yes
Bradfield No
Daugherty Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Gray Yes
Kipp Yes
Luck No
Ransom No
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Bird Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-094 - Referred to House Appropriations


02:07:14 PM  
Representatives Robert
and Ortiz introduced Senate Bill 21-094. The bill continues the State Board
of Pharmacy in the Department of Regulatory Agencies, which is scheduled
to repeal on September 1, 2021.
02:08:19 PM  
Dr. Emily Zadvorny,
representing Colorado Pharmacists Society, testified in support of the
bill.  Tom  Davis, representing RxPlus Pharmacies, testified
in support of the bill.


02:16:14 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-094 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Snyder
Seconded Gray
Benavidez Yes
Bradfield Yes
Daugherty Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Excused
Gray Yes
Kipp Yes
Luck Excused
Ransom No
Sandridge Excused
Snyder Yes
Bird Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 1   EXC: 3   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1058 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:16:24 PM  
Representative Gray
introduced House Bill 21-1058.
The
bill allows a physician to examine a patient remotely to determine whether
the patient would benefit from medical marijuana, and removes language
prohibiting online and delivery sales for retail marijuana stores.
 Written
testimony on the bill is included as Attachment B.  Amendment L.005
was distributed (Attachment C).
02:23:09 PM  
Dr. Libby Stuyt, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. Dr. Karen Randall, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:36:19 PM  
Grace Cheney, representing
the Colorado Psychiatric Society, testified against the bill.  Dr.
Ken Finn, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:42:09 PM  
Henny Lasley, representing
Smart Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:46:52 PM  
Michelle Walker,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Stacey Linn,
representing CannAbility Foundation, testified in support of the bill.
Ashley Weber, representing Colorado NORML, testified in support of the
bill.
02:49:01 PM  
Dr. Joe Cohen, representing
Holos Health, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Sharon Montes, representing
herself, testified in support of the bill.  Hashim Coates, representing
Black Brown Red Badged - Cannabis Social Equity, testified in support of
the bill.
03:01:04 PM  
Sarah Woodson, representing
The Color of Cannabis, testified in support of the bill.  Eden Sayers,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Jason Warf,
representing Southern Colorado Cannabis Council, testified in support of
the bill.  Shannon Fender, representing the Marijuana Industry Group
and Native Roots, testified in support of the bill.


03:25:09 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment A)
Moved Gray
Seconded Snyder
Benavidez
Bradfield
Daugherty
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Gray
Kipp
Luck
Ransom
Sandridge
Snyder
Bird
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:37:01 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1058, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gray
Seconded Snyder
Benavidez No
Bradfield No
Daugherty No
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Gray Yes
Kipp No
Luck No
Ransom No
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Bird No
YES: 4   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


03:38:00 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 21-1058 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Snyder
Seconded Benavidez
Benavidez Yes
Bradfield Yes
Daugherty Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez No
Gray No
Kipp Yes
Luck Yes
Ransom Yes
Sandridge No
Snyder No
Bird Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:38:28 PM   The committee adjourned.






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