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6D5302654A51BD2C872583ED007F1AF0 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1333

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date May 1, 2019      
Location HCR 0112



HB19-1333 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


05:08:21 PM  
Senator Fields, bill sponsor, introduced House Bill 19-1333.
 The bill increases the tax on cigarette, tobacco, and nicotine products,
and dedicates new revenue for behavioral health services and educational
programs.  Senator Fields also distributed amendment L.103 (Attachment
C).
05:16:45 PM  

Committee discussion ensued.

05:21:22 PM  

Jodi Radke, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, testified in support of the bill.

05:23:30 PM  

Gloria Higgins, Executives Partnering to Invest in Children, testified in support of the bill.

05:25:51 PM  

Alison Riedmohr, Department of Public Health and Environment, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment D).

05:27:46 PM  

Lauren Snyder, Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

05:29:40 PM  

Frank Cornelia, Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council, testified in support of the bill.

05:31:56 PM  

The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

05:38:43 PM  

Shaune Walter, Rocky Mountain Smoke-Free Alliance, testified against the bill.

05:40:45 PM  

Francesca Gettler, Vapor Source and Rocky Mountain Smoke-Free Alliance, testified against the bill.

05:43:16 PM  

James Beutler, Rocky Mountain Smoke-Free Alliance, testified against the bill.

05:45:14 PM  

Joshua Sprague, Rocky Mountain Smoke-Free Alliance, testified against the bill.

05:47:39 PM  

The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

05:54:12 PM  

Sam Budoff, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

05:55:37 PM  

Sunny Collins, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

05:57:31 PM  

Brynja Seagram, Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver, testified in support of the bill.

05:59:44 PM  

Danielle Felder, Colorado Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs, testified in support of the bill.

06:01:57 PM  

The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

06:05:32 PM  

Grier Bailey, Colorado Wyoming Petroleum Marketers Association, testified against the bill.

06:08:35 PM  

Wilson Croom, Colorado Association of Distributors, testified against the bill.

06:10:51 PM  

Mary Szarmach, Smoker Friendly, testified against the bill.

06:13:03 PM  

Ken Kramer, Smoker Friendly, testified against the bill.

06:15:19 PM  

Tyler Henson, International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association, testified against the bill, and distributed a handout (Attachment E).

06:17:38 PM  

The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

06:23:06 PM  

Rebecca Dubroff, American Heart Association, testified in support of the bill.

06:26:36 PM  

Andrea Stojsavljevic, Healthier Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

06:28:40 PM  

Zach Zaslow, Children's Hospital Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

06:30:52 PM  

The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

06:37:04 PM  

Ginger Tanner, Retail Boulder Vapor House, testified against the bill.

06:39:55 PM  

Niko Pappas, Retail Boulder Vapor House, testified against the bill.

06:41:37 PM  

Cory Vigil, Boosted eJuice, testified against the bill.

06:43:46 PM  

Dylan Sylvest, representing himself, testified against the bill.

06:45:29 PM  

Clayton Kelley, Vape Loft - Denver, testified against the bill.

06:46:41 PM  

Noah Leuer, Absolute Vapor Lounge and Vapor Source, testified against the bill.

06:49:25 PM  

Morgan Julian, J Vapes, testified against the bill.

06:51:19 PM  

Alex Smelser, Cignot Denver, testified against the bill.

06:53:37 PM  

Ryan McKibben, representing himself, testified against the bill.

06:55:53 PM  

Jordan Wheeler, representing himself and J Vapes, testified against the bill.

06:58:21 PM  

James Howard, Vapor Uprising, testified against the bill.

07:02:11 PM  

Kevin Kirkpatrick, Sicboy Industries, testified against the bill.

07:04:25 PM  

Kateri Hillis, The Vapor Shop, testified against the bill.

07:06:46 PM  

Zackary Blanc, Vapor Source, testified against the bill.

07:09:01 PM  

Sarah Walter, representing herself, testified against the bill.

07:11:30 PM  

Tanner James Brainard, JVapes, testified against the bill.

07:13:51 PM  

Jennifer Myers, representing herself, testified against the bill.

07:15:52 PM  

Reece Davis, Front Range Vapor, testified against the bill.

07:17:47 PM  

Brandon Tall, Dragons Lair Vapors, testified against the bill.

07:19:45 PM  

Miles Metzler, Denver Vapor, testified against the bill.

07:19:46 PM  

Written testimony collected due to time constraints is included as Attachment F.

07:21:13 PM  

Committee members made remarks.

07:24:28 PM  

The committee discussed L.103 (Attachment C).



07:26:09 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.103 (Attachment C)
Moved Lee
Seconded
Gonzales
Hill
Lundeen
Todd
Woodward
Lee
Court
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:27:25 PM  

Senator Fields and committee members made closing remarks.



07:50:14 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1333, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lee
Seconded
Gonzales Yes
Hill No
Lundeen No
Todd Yes
Woodward No
Lee Yes
Court Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS