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h_hie_2018a_2018-04-05t13:53:59z1 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1263

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT
Date Apr 5, 2018      
Location RM 271



HB18-1263 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:53:00 PM  

Representatives Hooton and Melton, bill sponsors, explained House Bill 18-1263 to the committee.  The bill adds Autism Spectrum Disorder and acute pain to the list of disabling medical conditions for which medical marijuana may be used.  Handouts were distributed [Attachments B, C, and D].

03:08:45 PM  

Representatives Hooton and Melton responded to committee questions.

03:16:36 PM  

Dr. Megan Schott, representing the Colorado Child and Adolescent Society, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:20:33 PM  
Dr. Sandra Fritsch, representing Children's Hospital Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:22:45 PM  

Dr. Jennifer Hagman, representing the Colorado Psychiatric Society, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:26:36 PM  
Dr. Schott, Dr. Fritsch, and Dr. Hagman responded to committee questions.
03:29:46 PM  
Larry Wolk, representing the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:46:07 PM  

Dr. Wolk responded to committee questions.

03:51:11 PM  

Amanda Bent, representing the Drug Policy Alliance, testified in support of the bill.  Handouts were distributed to the committee [Attachments E and F].

04:10:12 PM  
Shawn Coleman, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:12:51 PM  

Michelle Walker, representing Mothers Advocating Medical Marijuana for Autism, testified in support of the bill.  Handouts were distributed to the committee [Attachments G and H].

04:14:30 PM  

Ms. Bent, Mr. Coleman, and Ms. Walker responded to committee questions. 

04:19:01 PM  
Jamie Kropp, representing 420 Autism, testified in support of the bill.
04:32:32 PM  
Jackie Bess, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:38:17 PM  

Amy Dawn Bourlon-Hilterbran, representing American Medical Refugees, testified in support of the bill.

04:43:10 PM  

Ms. Bourlon-Hilterbran and Ms. Bess responded to committee questions.

04:53:12 PM  

Katherine Golden, representing Holos Health, testified in support of the bill.

04:56:24 PM  
Amber Wann, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:58:42 PM  
Nikodemus Rechul, representing Medical Alteratives Clinics, testified in support of the bill.
05:02:53 PM  
Ms. Golden and Mr. Rechul responded to committee questions.
05:11:41 PM  

Bridget Seritt, representing the Canna Patient Resource Connection of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

05:14:33 PM  
Christian Sederberg, representing Vicente Sederberg, testified in support of the bill.
05:17:25 PM  

Sarah Berke, representing Doctors of Natural Medicine, testified in support of the bill.  A handout was distributed [Attachment I].

05:20:41 PM  
Ms. Berke responded to committee questions.
05:28:48 PM  
Margaret Terlaje, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:30:46 PM  
Vicki Pletka, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:33:54 PM  
Alejandro Worth, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:41:32 PM  
Marcus Najera, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:44:17 PM  
Lisa Rittel, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:45:38 PM  
Jason Cranford, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:50:30 PM  
Mr. Cranford responded to committee questions.
05:59:37 PM  

Joshua Mak, representing the Public Interest Network, testified in support of the bill.

06:04:26 PM  
Christina Johnson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:07:26 PM  

Matthew Kahl, representing Veterans for Natural Rights, testified in support of the bill.

06:11:21 PM  

Jason Warf, representing the Southern Colorado Cannabis Council, testified in support of the bill.

06:14:32 PM  

Hanni Raley, representing the Arc of Aurora, testified in support of the bill.

06:17:35 PM  

Julie Richardson, representing Veedverks, testified in support of the bill.

06:19:52 PM  
Martha Montemayor, representing Cannabis Clinicians Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
06:25:43 PM  
Pam Long, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:29:28 PM  
Cheri Hackett, representing the Hackett Foundation, testified in support of the bill.
06:33:58 PM  
Stacey Linn, representing the Cannability Foundation, testified in support of the bill.
06:34:49 PM  
Ms. Linn and Ms. Montemayor responded to committee questions.
06:45:27 PM  
Representative Ginal concluded witness testimony.
06:49:44 PM  

Representative Lontine distributed and explained amendment L.001 to the committee [Attachment J].  Representative Hooton distributed and explained amendment L.007 to the committee [Attachment K].

07:02:35 PM  
Michael Dohr, Office of Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to respond to committee questions.
07:03:08 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.
07:05:05 PM  

Representatives Lontine and Hooton responded to committee questions.



07:22:48 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 [Attachment K].
Moved Esgar
Seconded Buckner
Beckman No
Buckner No
Covarrubias No
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Kennedy Yes
Landgraf No
Lontine No
Ransom No
Singer Yes
Wilson No
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
YES: 6   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


07:23:46 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 [Attachment J].
Moved Lontine
Seconded Wilson
Beckman Yes
Buckner Yes
Covarrubias Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Kennedy No
Landgraf Yes
Lontine Yes
Ransom Yes
Singer No
Wilson Yes
Esgar No
Ginal Yes
YES: 10   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
07:23:46 PM  

Representative Ginal distributed and explained amendment L.005 to the committee [Attachment L].

07:25:30 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.


07:26:44 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 [Attachment L].
Moved Ginal
Seconded Wilson
Beckman No
Buckner No
Covarrubias No
Hooton No
Humphrey No
Kennedy No
Landgraf No
Lontine No
Ransom No
Singer No
Wilson Yes
Esgar No
Ginal Yes
YES: 2   NO: 11   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
07:26:45 PM  

Representative Ransom distributed and explained amendment L.006 to the committee [Attachment M].



07:29:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 [Attachment M].
Moved Ransom
Seconded Beckman
Beckman Yes
Buckner No
Covarrubias No
Hooton No
Humphrey Yes
Kennedy No
Landgraf No
Lontine No
Ransom Yes
Singer No
Wilson No
Esgar No
Ginal No
YES: 3   NO: 10   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
07:29:55 PM  
Representative Hooton made closing remarks.
07:30:49 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


07:50:08 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1263, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Hooton
Seconded Singer
Beckman Yes
Buckner Yes
Covarrubias Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Kennedy Yes
Landgraf Yes
Lontine Yes
Ransom Yes
Singer Yes
Wilson Yes
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS