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9FB357B8E9DD271C87258693007121DF Hearing Summary


Date Mar 9, 2021      
Location HCR 0107

HB21-1090 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

01:35:48 PM  

The committee was called to order. All members were present. Representative A. Valdez, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 21-1090, concerning certain criminal marijuana offenses. Representative Valdez explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Representative Valdez responded to questions about laws that have been passed in recent years with respect to recreation marijuana.

01:45:30 PM  
The following persons testified regarding HB 21-1090:

Jason Adelstone, representing Vicente Sederberg, testified in support of the bill.

Hashim Coates, representing Black Brown and Red Badged, testified in support of the bill.

01:52:12 PM  
Michael Diaz-Rivera, representing himself, testified in support of HB 21-1090.

Tristan Gorman, representing the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Gorman responded to questions regarding the scope of the bill, and record-sealing provisions of the bill. Representative Weissman provided clarification on these issues. Ms. Gorman responded to questions regarding the populations that would be impacted by the bill in terms of demography. Ms. Gorman responded to further questions regarding the record-sealing process, and the impact of having a marijuana conviction on one's record. Discussion ensued regarding record sealing for marijuana cultivation crimes under the bill.

02:32:17 PM  
Jordan Wellington, representing VS Strategies, testified in support of HB 21-1090.
02:36:42 PM  
Tim Lane, representing the Colorado District Attorney's Council, clarified his organization's position on HB 21-1090. Discussion ensued regarding amendment L.001 (Attachment C). Mr. Lane responded to questions regarding how the bill impacts previous legislation concerning record sealing.
02:44:22 PM  
Representative Valdez further explained the effect of amendment L.001.

02:46:33 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Woodrow
Seconded Tipper
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:46:35 PM  
Representative Valdez provided closing remarks in support of HB 21-1090. Various committee members provided their positions on the bill.

02:50:07 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1090, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Tipper
Seconded Daugherty
Bacon Yes
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Carver No
Daugherty Yes
Luck No
Lynch No
Roberts Yes
Woodrow Yes
Tipper Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details