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h_hie_2018a_2018-04-05t13:53:59z2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1286

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



HB18-1286 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


07:51:05 PM  
The committee recessed.
07:51:43 PM  
The committee came back to order.
07:56:25 PM  

Representative Roberts, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1286.  Under current law, a primary caregiver may possess and administer medical marijuana to a student at school.  The student must have a valid recommendation for medical marijuana and the marijuana must be in nonsmokeable form.  The primary caregiver must remove any remaining medical marijuana from the school grounds after administering it.  The bill allows a school nurse or nurse's designee to also administer the medical marijuana to a student and provides an exception from criminal laws related to marijuana for this purpose.  Representative Roberts distributed and explained amendment L.002 [Attachment N].

08:00:09 PM  
Representative Roberts responded to committee questions.
08:06:09 PM  
Quintin Lovato, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
08:12:51 PM  
Hannah Lovato, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
08:14:49 PM  
Kelly Grennam, representing the Colorado Association of School Nurses, testified in opposition to the bill.
08:24:38 PM  
Cathy Kipp, representing the Poudre School
District, testified in opposition to the bill.
08:30:35 PM  
Nancy Webber, representing the Poudre School District, testified in opposition to the bill.
08:31:13 PM  
Ms. Webber, Ms. Kipp, and Ms. Grennam responded to committee questions.
08:43:40 PM  

Patti Rojec, representing the Colorado Association of School Nurses, came to the table to respond to committee questions.

08:48:13 PM  
Jenna Zerglnick, representing the Colorado
Association of School Boards, testified in opposition to the bill.
08:49:59 PM  
Ms. Zerglnick responded to committee questions.
08:52:48 PM  
Julie Richardson, representing Veedvorks, testified in support of the bill.
08:59:15 PM  
Katherine Golden, representing Holos Health, testified in support of the bill.
09:01:08 PM  
Michelle Walker, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
09:03:18 PM  

Stacey Linn, representing the Cannability Foundation, testified in support of the bill.

09:06:42 PM  
Ms. Golden and Ms. Linn responded to committee questions.
09:22:06 PM  
Amber Wann, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
09:23:16 PM  
Jason Cranford, representing Flowering Hope, testified in support of the bill.
09:26:04 PM  

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

09:27:25 PM  
Ms. Bourlon-Hilterbran and Mr. Cranford responded to committee questions.
09:36:30 PM  

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

09:38:34 PM  
Representative Ginal concluded witness testimony.
09:42:35 PM  

Representative Roberts explained L.002 to the committee [Attachment N].



09:47:03 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 [Attachment N].
Moved Esgar
Seconded Kennedy
Beckman
Buckner
Covarrubias
Hooton
Humphrey
Kennedy
Landgraf
Lontine
Ransom
Singer
Wilson
Esgar
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
09:47:04 PM  
Representative Roberts made final remarks.
09:47:37 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


10:03:54 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1286, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Esgar
Seconded Hooton
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Covarrubias Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Kennedy Yes
Landgraf No
Lontine Yes
Ransom Yes
Singer Yes
Wilson No
Esgar Yes
Ginal No
Final YES: 9   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS