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s_jud_2017a_2017-03-22t13:37:05z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/22/2017

Location: Old Supreme Court Chamber

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1220



SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt Amendment L.025 (Attachment L). The motion

Adopt amendment L.026 (Attachment M). The motion

Adopt amendment L.027 (Attachment N). The motion

Adopt amendment L.028 (Attachment O). The motion

Refer House Bill 17-1220, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

PASS







03:55 PM



The committee recessed.





04:07 PM -- HB17-1220



The committee returned to order. Senator Gardner and Senator Fields, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1220, concerning measures to stop diversion of legal marijuana to the illegal market.



04:11 PM --
Mr. Mark Bolton, representing the Office of Governor Hickenlooper, testified in support of the bill.



04:13 PM --
Mr. Stan Hilkey, Executive Director of the Department of Public Safety, testified in support of the bill.



04:16 PM --
Mr. Sal Pace, Pueblo County Commissioner, testified in support of the bill. He discussed the work of the Pueblo County Commissioners.



04:19 PM --
Ms. Jessica LeRoux, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



04:22 PM --
Mr. Jason Warf, representing the Southern Colorado Cannabis Council, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Warf responded to questions concerning municipal ordinances.



04:27 PM --
Cindy Sovine-Miller, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She discussed health issues in her family.



04:29 PM --
Ms. Stacey Linn, representing the CannAbility Foundation, testified in support of the bill. She discussed forthcoming amendments.



04:31 PM --
Mr. Jim Lenderts, representing the Fort Collins Police Department and the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, testified in support of the bill.



04:32 PM --
Greenwood Village Police Chief John Jackson testified in support of the bill. He discussed the prevalence of residential marijuana grows. Mr. Lenderts and Chief Jackson responded to questions about enforcing marijuana laws for both residential and commercial grows.



04:39 PM --
Mr. Robert Chase, representing Colorado Coalition for Patients and Caregivers, testified in opposition to the bill.



04:41 PM --
Lt. Joe Roybal, representing the El Paso County Sheriff's Office and the County Sheriffs of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. He discussed specific incidents where people violated laws related to marijuana, and provided information on marijuana enforcement.



04:44 PM --
Ms. Janet Huffor, representing the El Paso County Sheriff's Office and the County Sheriffs of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. She discussed enforcing marijuana laws in El Paso County.



04:47 PM --
Mr. Arnold Hanuman, representing the Colorado District Attorneys' Council, testified in support of the bill.



04:49 PM --
Ms. Bridget Siritt, representing Canni-Patient Resource Connection, testified in support of the bill. She discussed how the bill would affect her and others.



04:52 PM --
Mr. Kevin Bommer, representing the Colorado Municipal League and Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill. He distributed written testimony to the committee (Attachments I and J).



17SenateJud0322AttachI.pdf17SenateJud0322AttachI.pdf 17SenateJud0322AttachJ.pdf17SenateJud0322AttachJ.pdf



04:54 PM --
Mr. John Harding, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



04:57 PM --
Mr. Mark Hays, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



04:59 PM --
Matthew Kahl, representing Veterans for Natural Rights, testified in support of the bill. He distributed information to the committee (Attachment K).



17SenateJud0322AttachK.pdf17SenateJud0322AttachK.pdf



05:01 PM --
Mr. Christian Sederberg, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. He responded to a question concerning the difference between residential, commercial, and medical marijuana grow operations.



05:05 PM --
Mr. Mike Van Dyke, representing the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, testified in support of the bill. He discussed the effects of growing marijuana indoors, and responded to a question concerning the effect of growing other kinds of plants indoors.



05:09 PM --
Ms. Terri Robnet, representing the Cannabis Patients Alliance, testified in support of the bill.



05:11 PM --
Mr. Greg Duran, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Robnet and Mr. Duran responded to questions concerning residential marijuana growing.



05:16 PM --
Ms. Henny Lasley, representing SMART Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



05:19 PM --
Mr. John Faught, representing the Kempe Foundation, testified in support of the bill.



05:21 PM --
Mr. Scott Peterson, representing the Colorado Association of Realtors, testified in support of the bill. He discussed property rights.



05:25 PM --
Ms. Jessica Asplund, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. She discussed enforcement of marijuana laws.





05:27 PM



Senator Fields provided closing remarks on the bill. Senator Gardner moved amendment L.025 (Attachment L).



17SenateJud0322AttachL.pdf17SenateJud0322AttachL.pdf

BILL: HB17-1220
TIME: 05:29:40 AM
MOVED: Gardner
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.025 (Attachment L). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Coram
Fields
Kagan
Cooke
Gardner
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





Senator Kagan moved and explained L.026 (Attachment M).



17SenateJud0322AttachM.pdf17SenateJud0322AttachM.pdf

BILL: HB17-1220
TIME: 05:30:46 AM
MOVED: Kagan
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.026 (Attachment M). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Coram
Fields
Kagan
Cooke
Gardner
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





Senator Fields moved and explained amendment L.027 (Attachment N). Senator Gardner commented.



17SenateJud0322AttachN.pdf17SenateJud0322AttachN.pdf

BILL: HB17-1220
TIME: 05:31:33 PM
MOVED: Fields
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.027 (Attachment N). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Coram
Fields
Kagan
Cooke
Gardner
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





Senator Fields moved and explained amendment L.028 (Attachment O).



17SenateJud0322AttachO.pdf17SenateJud0322AttachO.pdf

BILL: HB17-1220
TIME: 05:32:16 PM
MOVED: Fields
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.028 (Attachment O). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Coram
Fields
Kagan
Cooke
Gardner
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: HB17-1220
TIME: 05:34:05 PM
MOVED: Gardner
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1220, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Coram
Yes
Fields
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Cooke
Yes
Gardner
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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