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6B5746E7CB12C7D6872583D700800E35 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB19-224

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date Apr 9, 2019      
Location SCR 357



SB19-224 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


05:18:46 PM  

The committee recessed.

05:38:34 PM  
The committee reconvened.
05:38:46 PM  

Senator Fenberg, bill sponsor, introduced Senate Bill 19-224.  The bill implements recommendations from the sunset report of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) regarding marijuana regulation.  Senator Gonzales, bill sponsor, also commented.  She distributed and described amendments L.001, L.002, L.004, L.005, L.006, L.020, L.021, L.022, L.025, L.026, L.028, and L.013. (Attachments U-FF, respectively).

05:48:30 PM  

The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.

05:49:24 PM  

Randy Tiffey, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7, gave neutral testimony on the bill.

05:54:08 PM  

Martha Montemayor, Cannabis Clinicians Colorado, gave neutral testimony on the bill.

05:58:34 PM  

Dr. Jeff Hanson, representing himself, gave neutral testimony on the bill.

06:02:11 PM  

Kati Scheibeler, representing herself, gave neutral testimony on the bill.

06:04:58 PM  

Amendment L.011 was distributed (Attachment GG).

06:06:25 PM  

Kristi Kelly , Marijuana Industry Group, testified in support of the bill.

06:12:01 PM  

Kevin Gallagher, Colorado Cannabis Manufacturers Association, testified in support of the bill.

06:14:50 PM  

Abbey Borchers, The Green Solution, testified in support of the bill.

06:17:06 PM  

The panel responded to questions from the committee regarding amendments L.022 and L.013 (Attachments BB and FF.

06:21:48 PM  

Dr. Tyrell Towle, MedPharm Holdings, testified in support of the bill

06:25:16 PM  

Shannon Fender, Native Roots Dispensary, testified in support of the bill.

06:27:59 PM  

Dr. Towle responded to questions from the committee regarding medical research.  Senator Gonzales also commented.

06:31:10 PM  

Art Way, Cannabis Equity Coalition and Drug Policy Alliance, testified in support of the bill.

06:35:15 PM  

Rosalie Flores, Cannabis Equity Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

06:37:42 PM  

Shawn Coleman, Drug Policy Alliance, testified in support of the bill.

06:41:10 PM  

The panel responded to questions from the committee regarding accelerator licenses.

06:45:04 PM  

Dean Heizer, LivWell Enlightened Health, testified in support of the bill.

06:50:07 PM  

Sarah Mercer, Smart Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

06:53:09 PM  

Jason Warf, Southern Colorado Cannabis Council, testified in support of the bill.

06:56:56 PM  

Jim Burack, Department of Revenue, testified in support of the bill.

07:02:21 PM  

Kyle Lambert, Department of Revenue, testified in support of the bill.

07:07:53 PM  

Senator Gonzales described amendment L.001 (Attachment U).  She responded to a question from the committee.  Mr. Gallagher returned to also respond.

07:11:49 PM  

Dominique Mendiola, Department of Revenue, responded to a question from the committee regarding the amendment.



07:16:16 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment U)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Gonzales Yes
Lundeen No
Tate Yes
Todd Yes
Woodward No
Lee Yes
Court No
YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
07:16:38 PM  

Senator Gonzales described amendment L.002 (Attachment V).



07:17:21 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment V)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Gonzales
Lundeen
Tate
Todd
Woodward
Lee
Court
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:19:05 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment W)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Gonzales
Lundeen
Tate
Todd
Woodward
Lee
Court
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:19:23 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment X)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Gonzales
Lundeen
Tate
Todd
Woodward
Lee
Court
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:20:10 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment Y)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Gonzales
Lundeen
Tate
Todd
Woodward
Lee
Court
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:21:17 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.011 (Attachment GG)
Moved Tate
Seconded
Gonzales
Lundeen
Tate
Todd
Woodward
Lee
Court
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:22:44 PM  

Senator Lundeen distributed and described amendment L.010 (Attachment HH).  The bill sponsors commented on the amendment.

07:24:06 PM  

Committee discussion ensued.



07:26:09 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment HH)
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Gonzales No
Lundeen Yes
Tate Yes
Todd No
Woodward Yes
Lee No
Court No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
07:26:42 PM  

Senator Gonzales described amendment L.013 (Attachment FF) and the bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.

07:29:46 PM  

The committee recessed.

07:39:17 PM  

The committee reconvened.



07:39:51 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.013 (Attachment FF)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Gonzales
Lundeen
Tate
Todd
Woodward
Lee
Court
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Withdrawn
07:39:52 PM  

Senator Lundeen distributed and described amendment L.015 (Attachment II).  Committee discussion ensued.



07:43:56 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.015 (Attachment II)
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Gonzales No
Lundeen Yes
Tate Yes
Todd No
Woodward Yes
Lee No
Court No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
07:43:57 PM  

Senator Gonzales distributed and described amendment L.014 (Attachment JJ).



07:44:52 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.014 (Attachment JJ)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Gonzales
Lundeen
Tate
Todd
Woodward
Lee
Court
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:45:55 PM  

Senator Gonzales described amendment L.020 (Attachment Z).



07:47:17 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.020 (Attachment Z)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Gonzales Yes
Lundeen No
Tate Yes
Todd Yes
Woodward No
Lee Yes
Court Yes
YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
07:47:36 PM  

Senator Gonzales described amendment L.021 (Attachment AA).



07:47:56 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.021 (Attachment AA)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Gonzales
Lundeen
Tate
Todd
Woodward
Lee
Court
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:48:26 PM  

Senator Gonzales described amendment L.022 (Attachment BB).



07:49:07 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.022 (Attachment BB)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Gonzales
Lundeen
Tate
Todd
Woodward
Lee
Court
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:49:34 PM  

Senator Gonzales described amendment L.025 (Attachment CC) and responded to questions from the committee.



07:51:20 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.025 (Attachment CC)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Gonzales
Lundeen
Tate
Todd
Woodward
Lee
Court
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:51:41 PM  

Senator Gonzales described amendment L.026 (Attachment DD).



07:52:08 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.026 (Attachment DD)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Gonzales
Lundeen
Tate
Todd
Woodward
Lee
Court
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:52:31 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.028 (Attachment EE)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Gonzales
Lundeen
Tate
Todd
Woodward
Lee
Court
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:52:55 PM  

The bill sponsors made closing comments on the bill.  Committee members made closing comments on the bill.



07:56:41 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-224, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Gonzales Yes
Lundeen No
Tate Yes
Todd Yes
Woodward No
Lee Yes
Court Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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