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s_agr_2018a_2018-02-28t10:24:50z2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-172

SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES, & ENERGY
Date Feb 28, 2018      
Location SCR 357



SB18-172 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


10:58:30 AM  
The committee recessed.
10:59:18 AM  
The committee returned from recess. Senator
Gardner,  prime sponsor, discussed the provisions of SB18-172 concerning
horse racing license alcohol and drug testing.  He also distributed
Amendment L.001 [Attachment C]. The introduced bill allows the Racing Division
in the Department of Revenue to perform random drug tests on human horse
racing licensees.  The Colorado Racing Commission must promulgate
rules to identify the license categories subject to testing and to identify
a list of prohibited substances.  The bill authorizes the division
or its certified contractors to collect testing samples.  Senator
Gardner responded to questions from the committee about the bill and potential
amendments to the bill.



The chair closed testimony and Senator Gardner closed his remarks on the
bill.
11:08:46 AM  
Committee discussion followed about potential
amendments to the bill including striking provisions of the legislative
declaration on Page 2 of the printed bill lines 19 through 21.  Senator
Sonnenberg distributed Amendment L.002 [Attachment D].

11:14:27 AM  
Bruce Seymore, Arapahoe Park, spoke in
support of the bill.  He also responded to questions from the committee
about the bill's legislative declaration and  Amendment L.002.

11:15:29 AM  
Mark Hillman, Colorado Horse Racing Association,
spoke in support of the bill and Amendment L.001.  He also responded
to questions from the committee about drug testing for riders and horses
and the bill's legislative declaration.
11:17:02 AM  
Dan Hartman, Division of Racing Events,
spoke in support of the bill and discussed drug testing conducted by the
division.  He responded to questions from the committee about the
bill's legislative declaration and Amendment L.002.  He also identified
the number of positive drug tests the division obtained in the past five
years.
11:38:05 AM  
The chair closed testimony and Senator
Garnder closed his remarks on the bill.


11:40:24 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Coram
Seconded
Cooke
Coram
Donovan
Fenberg
Fields Excused
Garcia
Jones
Marble
Scott
Baumgardner
Sonnenberg
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


11:41:37 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-172, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Coram
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Coram Yes
Donovan Yes
Fenberg Yes
Fields Excused
Garcia Yes
Jones Yes
Marble No
Scott Yes
Baumgardner Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS