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6B6265F97AB6501787258257006F83BB Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-198

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Mar 21, 2018      
Location SCR 357



SB18-198 - Committee Discussion Only


02:18:03 PM  
The committee reconvened.



Senator Scott, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-198 to the committee.
 The bill establishes the difference between 3.2 and full-strength
beer and creates a new expanded retailer's license to allow for the sale
of 3.2 and full-strength beer for off-premises consumption.



Senator Scott provided three handouts to the committee  [Attachments
D, E, and F].

Committee members discussed the bill
with Senator Scott.

02:24:31 PM  
Chris Howes, representing the Colorado Retail Council, testified against the bill.
02:27:42 PM  

Grier Bailey, representing the Colorado Wyoming Petroleum Marketers Association (CWPMA), testified against the bill.

02:31:13 PM  
Jabran Khan, representing 7-Eleven franchises in Colorado, testified against the bill.
02:35:19 PM  
Mr. Howes and Mr. Bailey responded to committee member questions.
02:36:31 PM  
Scott Paulson, representing Silco Fuels
and CWPMA, testified against the bill.
02:37:51 PM  
Erin Launspach, representing Kum & Go, testified against the bill.
02:44:12 PM  
Mary Lou Chapman, representing the Rocky Mountain Food Industry Association, testified against the bill.
02:46:24 PM  
Ms. Launspach, Ms. Chapman, and Senator Scott responded to committee member questions.
02:53:45 PM  
David Montoya, representing Safeway, testified against the bill.
02:54:16 PM  
Kelli McGannon, representing King Soopers, testified against the bill.
03:00:10 PM  
Kevin Bommer, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified against the bill. He responded to committee member questions.
03:06:41 PM  
Ms. McGannon responded to committee member questions.
03:07:18 PM  
Steve Findley, representing the Colorado Beer Distributors Association, testified against the bill.
03:09:20 PM  
Patrick Maroney, representing Liquor Enforcement, Colorado Department of Revenue, responded to committee member questions.
03:16:00 PM  
Jennifer Tracy, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:19:26 PM  
Jacqui Shumway, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:21:43 PM  
Celeste Archer, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:24:15 PM  
Ms. Archer, Ms. Shumway, and Ms. Tracy responded to committee member questions.
03:28:19 PM  
Brandi Pollock, representing Fisher's Liquor Barn, testified in support of the bill.
03:30:59 PM  
Leo Bortolotto, representing himself and his wine shop, testified in support of the bill.
03:34:44 PM  
Carolyn Joy, representing Joy Liquors, testified in support of the bill.
03:38:19 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.
03:38:28 PM  
Ms. Joy and Ms. Pollock made additional comments on the bill.
03:44:29 PM  
Stephen Gould, representing the Colorado Distillers Guild and Golden Moon Distillery, testified in support of the bill.
03:49:51 PM  
Kara Miller, representing the Colorado Distillers Guild, testified in support of the bill.
03:51:10 PM  
Jeanne McEvoy, representing the Colorado Licensed Beverage Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:57:29 PM  
Scott Chase, representing Coloradans for Safety, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee member questions.
04:03:26 PM  
Joan Green Turner, representing the Distillers
Council of the United States, testified on the bill from a neutral position.
04:12:41 PM  

Andres Gil Zaldana, representing the Colorado Brewers Guild, testified against the bill.

04:17:01 PM  
Senator Scott wrapped up his presentation of the bill.
04:20:56 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.

The chair laid the bill over to a future date.






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