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34D07183DC82F145872583E0006D6CEF Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB19-240

SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date Apr 18, 2019      
Location SCR 357



SB19-240 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:57:38 PM  
Senators Fenberg and Marble, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-240, which requires a wholesale food manufacturer that produces an industrial hemp product to pay a registration fee of $300, regardless of its gross annual sales. Senator Marble discussed amendments L.001 and L.002 (Attachments A and B).
02:06:55 PM  
Veronica Carpi, representing Grow Hemp Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:09:11 PM  
Alan Lewis, representing Natural Grocers, testified in support of the bill.
02:09:30 PM  
Dr. Sean Callan, representing Ellipse Analytics, testified on the bill.
02:13:25 PM  
Kevin Bommer, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.
02:14:48 PM  
Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill.
02:17:00 PM  
Hunter Buffington, representing the Hemp Feed Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
02:17:22 PM  
Mara Brosy-Wiwchar, representing the Colorado
Department of Public Health and Environment, testified in support of the
bill.
02:21:09 PM  
Cindy Sovine, representing several industry groups, testified in support of the bill.
02:22:46 PM  
Ms. Brosy-Wiwchar and Jeff Lawrence, CDPHE,
responded to committee questions.  Hollis Glenn, representing the
Colorado Department of Agriculture, responded to committee questions.

02:24:50 PM  
Duane Stjernholm, representing the Colorado
Hemp Processing Cooperative, testified against the bill.

02:43:37 PM  
Das Ellis, representing Hemp Producers,
Inc., testified on the bill.
02:46:33 PM  
Mr. Lawrence responded to committee questions.


03:01:47 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Coram Excused
Ginal Yes
Sonnenberg No
Danielson Excused
Donovan Yes
YES: 2   NO: 1   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:02:05 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B).
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Coram Excused
Ginal
Sonnenberg
Danielson Excused
Donovan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:06:14 PM  
Senators Fenberg and Marble provided closing comments on the bill.


03:07:02 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-240, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Coram Yes
Ginal Yes
Sonnenberg No
Danielson Excused
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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