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3EE53578981ED382872583E8007C9699 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB19-240

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RURAL AFFAIRS & AGRICULTURE
Date Apr 26, 2019      
Location HCR 0107



SB19-240 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


04:40:54 PM  

Representatives McLachlan and Saine, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-240.  The bill requires a wholesale food manufacturer that produces an industrial hemp product to pay a registration fee of $300, regardless of its gross annual sales.  The bill authorizes local governments to license and regulate the business activities of industrial hemp processing in a manner that does not conflict with state law.  

04:43:36 PM  
Representatives Saine and McLachlan responded to committee questions.
04:47:29 PM  
Hunter Buffington, representing Green Cherry Organics, testified in support of the bill.
04:48:50 PM  
Kevin Bommer, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.
04:50:08 PM  
Mara Brosy-Wiwcher, representing the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, testified in support of the bill.
04:52:10 PM  
The panel responded to committee questions.
04:54:30 PM  
Dianna Orf, representing the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
05:02:42 PM  
Representatives McLachlan and Saine made concluding remarks. Committee members commented on the bill.


05:06:45 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-240 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved McCluskie
Seconded Pelton
Buck Excused
Buentello Yes
Catlin Yes
McCluskie Yes
McLachlan Yes
Mullica Yes
Pelton Yes
Titone Yes
Will Yes
Arndt Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






Pursuant to HJR20-1007, the Second Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly is Temporarily Adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 30, 2020. 

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