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s_hhs_2018a_2018-04-19t13:35:41z1 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1263

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Apr 19, 2018      
Location RM 271



HB18-1263 - Lay Over


02:00:32 PM  
Senator Coram, co-prime sponsor, presented
House Bill 18-1263.  The bill adds Autism Spectrum Disorder to the
list of disabling medical conditions for which medical marijuana may be
used.  

Amendment L.009 was distributed (Attachment
B).

02:03:15 PM  
Dr. Daniel Vigil, Colorado Department of
Public Health and Environment, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:04:38 PM  

Dr. Sheryl Stefaniak, Colorado Psychiatric Society and Colorado Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Society, testified in opposition to the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment C).

02:10:22 PM  
Dr. Vigil and Dr. Stefaniak responded to questions.
02:23:55 PM  
Senator Coram responded to committee questions.
02:31:01 PM  

Senator Fenberg, co-prime sponsor, responded to questions.

02:31:19 PM  

Michelle Walker, Mothers Advocating Medical Marijuana for Autism (MAMMA), testified in support of the bill and provided a handout (Attachment D).

02:37:42 PM  
Jordan Wellington, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:41:05 PM  

Jacqueline Bess, The Arc of Aurora, testified in support of the bill.

02:44:41 PM  

Margaret Rose Teralje, MAMMA, testified in support of the bill.

02:47:53 PM  
Scott Walker, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:50:23 PM  
Ms. Bess responded to questions from the committee.
02:56:38 PM  
Ms. Walker responded to questions from the committee.
02:58:34 PM  
Mr. Wellington responded to questions.
03:01:59 PM  

Mr. Walker responded to questions from the committee.

03:03:54 PM  

Ms. Terlaje responded to questions.

03:06:34 PM  
Committee questions and discussion continued.
03:22:45 PM  
Ozark Shaffett, representing himself, testified
in support of the bill.
03:27:40 PM  
Heather Shaffett, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:32:34 PM  

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

03:36:26 PM  

Alejandro Wirth, representing himself, testified in support of the bill and provided a copy of his testimony (Attachment E).

03:40:06 PM  
Vicky Pletka, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:45:05 PM  
Hanni Raley, The Arc of Aurora, testified
in support of the bill.
03:47:48 PM  
Dan Brandt, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:51:25 PM  
Mary Carniglia, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:53:02 PM  
Vicki Trujillo, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:56:39 PM  
Bridget Seritt, Canna Patient Resource
Connection of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:00:29 PM  
Mr. Brandt responded to questions.
04:02:35 PM  
Juanita Ramos, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:07:05 PM  

Stacey Linn, CannAbility Foundation, testified in support of the bill.

04:11:15 PM  
Spirit Wilson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:14:43 PM  
Jason Cranford, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:16:39 PM  
Deanna Grear, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:18:48 PM  
Mr. Cranford responded to questions.
04:23:06 PM  
Ms. Grear responded to questions.
04:26:07 PM  
Stanford Parks, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:31:13 PM  
Cindy Sovine, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:34:39 PM  
Dr. Stephanie Stewart, Colorado Psychiatric
Society, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:35:57 PM  
Marcus Najera, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:38:48 PM  
Dr. Stewart responded to committee questions.
04:41:00 PM  
Senator Coram gave concluding remarks on the bill.
04:42:17 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.
04:43:41 PM  
Senator Smallwood laid the bill over for action.