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H_BUS_2019A 03/27/2019 01:29:59 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS & LABOR
Date 03/27/2019
Attendance
Arndt X
Bird X
Duran X
McKean X
Sandridge X
Snyder X
Sullivan X
Van Winkle *
Williams D. *
Coleman X
Kraft-Tharp X
Time 01:29:59 PM to 06:59:21 PM
Place LSB A
This Meeting was called to order by Kraft-Tharp
This Report was prepared by Luisa Altmann
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1227 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB19-1234 Committee Discussion Only
HB19-1230 Amended, referred to House Finance

HB19-1227 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:30:36 PM  
Representative Kraft-Tharp made introductory remarks.
01:31:57 PM  

Representative Benavidez introduced House Bill 19-1227. The bill creates a working group to study implementing prevailing wage requirements for state construction contracts. Representative Benavidez provided a handout to the committee (Attachment A).

01:33:30 PM  
Representative Benavidez responded to questions from the committee.
01:34:16 PM  

Jon Alvino, Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers Union Local Number 9, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Alvino responded to questions from the committee.

01:46:45 PM  
Representative Benavidez and committee members made closing remarks.
01:52:22 PM  
Representative Benavidez responded to questions from the committee.


01:56:34 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1227 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Coleman
Seconded Duran
Arndt Yes
Bird Yes
Duran Yes
McKean No
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Van Winkle No
Williams D. No
Coleman Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1234 - Committee Discussion Only

01:57:25 PM  

Representatives Valdez and Singer introduced House Bill 19-1234. The bill phases in a marijuana delivery permit for licensed medical and retail marijuana businesses and transorters.

02:03:18 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
02:24:10 PM  

The committee recessed.

02:25:49 PM  

The committee reconvened.

02:26:19 PM  
Representative Kraft-Tharp made introductory comments and committee discussion ensued.
02:32:33 PM  
Rob Holmes, Roots Rx, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:36:24 PM  
Abbey Borchers, The Green Solution, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:39:46 PM  
Ms. Borchers and Mr. Holmes responded to questions from the committee.
02:44:27 PM  
Kevin Bommer, Colorado Municipal League, testified on the bill from a neutral position if proposed amendment L.006 is adopted.
02:47:56 PM  
Eric Bergman, Colorado Counties, Inc., testified on the bill from a neutral position if proposed amendment L.006 is adopted.
02:50:17 PM  
Ron Sloan, Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Sloan responded to questions from the committee.
03:08:22 PM  
Kristi Kelly, Marijuana Industry Group, testified in support of the bill if amended.
03:11:25 PM  

Jared Penman, Rhino Supply Company, discussed his concerns related to the bill.

03:12:37 PM  

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

03:15:58 PM  
Ms. Kelly, Mr. Gallagher, and Mr. Penman responded to questions from the committee.
03:31:46 PM  

Mattie Gullixson, City of Colorado Springs, testified on the bill.

03:33:20 PM  

Thomas Bowler, Rocky Road Remedies, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:36:28 PM  

Jonathan Salfeld, Local Product of Colorado Dispensary, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:40:01 PM  

Ms. Gullixson and Mr. Salfeld responded to questions from the committee.

03:42:57 PM  

David Michel, IgadI, Ltd., testified in support of the bill with limitations. Mr. Michel provided a handout to the committee (Attachment B).

03:47:57 PM  
Layton White, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:49:36 PM  
Larissa Bolivar, Cannabis Consumers Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
03:51:25 PM  
Mr. Michel responded to questions from the committee.
03:54:33 PM  

Jordan Wellington, 1906 and QRCL, LLC, testified in support of the bill.

03:57:08 PM  

Peter Barsoom, 1906, testified in support of the bill.

04:00:08 PM  

Matt Kahl, Veterans for Natural Rights, testified in support of the bill.

04:03:21 PM  
Mr. Barsoom and Mr. Wellington responded to questions from the committee.
04:08:35 PM  
Sarah Klein, Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:11:59 PM  

David LaRose, Veterans for Natural Rights, testified in support of the bill.

04:14:57 PM  

Christian Sederberg, Vicente Sederberg, testified in support of the bill.

04:18:24 PM  
Mr. Sederberg, Mr. LaRose, and Ms. Klein responded to questions from the committee.
04:26:22 PM  

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

04:29:58 PM  
Joe Megyesy, Good Chemistry, testified in support of the bill.
04:33:08 PM  
Laurent Crenshaw, Eaze Solutions, testified in support of the bill.
04:36:44 PM  
Mr. Crenshaw responded to questions from the committee.
04:38:11 PM  
Kenny Breeding, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:41:57 PM  
Representative Kraft-Tharp laid the bill over for action only at a future date.
04:45:35 PM  

The committee recessed.

04:49:31 PM  
The committee reconvened.
04:49:55 PM  

Representative Valdez provided a summary of the proposed amendments, including: amendment L.006 (Attachment C); amendment L.003 (Attachment D); amendment L.011 (Attachment E); amendment L.007 (Attachment F); amendment L.012 (Attachment G); and amendment L.001 (Attachment H).



HB19-1230 - Amended, referred to House Finance


05:05:15 PM  

The committee recessed.

05:06:33 PM  
The committee reconvened.
05:08:10 PM  

Representatives Singer and Melton introduced House Bill 19-1230. The bill allows for the operation of legal cannabis hospitality establishments and retail cannabis hospitality and sales establishments, with local government approval.

05:14:29 PM  

The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.

05:14:51 PM  

Layton White, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

05:19:10 PM  

Ed Wood, DUID Victim Voices, testified in opposition to the bill. He provided a handout to the committee (Attachment I).

05:22:37 PM  

Kevin Bommer, Colorado Municipal League, testified on the bill from a neutral position if proposed amendment L.003 is adopted.

05:25:35 PM  

Ellen Penrod, American Lung Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:28:41 PM  

Henny Lasley, SMART Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Lasley provided a handout to the committee (Attachment J).

05:32:10 PM  

Ms. Penrod and Ms. Lasley responded to questions from the committee.

05:37:34 PM  
RJ Ours, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:41:44 PM  

Pete Bialick, Group to Alleviate Smoking Pollution, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Balick provided a handout to the committee (Attachment K).

05:44:58 PM  

Jodi Radke, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:47:11 PM  
Mr. Ours responded to questions from the committee.
05:48:56 PM  

Eric Bergman, Colorado Counties, Inc., testified on the bill from a neutral position if amended.

05:49:41 PM  

Fran Lanzer, Mothers Against Drunk Driving Colorado, testified on the bill from a neutral position.

05:50:34 PM  

Shawn Coleman, 36 Solutions, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Coleman provided two handouts to the committee (Attachments L and M).

05:53:32 PM  

Chris Chiari, Patterson Inn, testified in support of the bill.

05:56:04 PM  
Melanie Rose Rogers, Safe Access Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
05:58:10 PM  
Jason Warf, Southern Colorado Cannabis Council, testified in support of the bill.
06:01:20 PM  
Mr. Chiari responded to questions from the committee.
06:02:45 PM  

William Chengelis, U.S. Marijuana Party, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Chengelis provided two handouts to the committee (Attachments N and O).

06:07:50 PM  

Ashley Weber, Colorado NORML, testified in support of the bill.

06:10:05 PM  

Cindy Sovine, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

06:12:05 PM  
Matt Kahl, Veterans for Natural Rights, testified in support of the bill.
06:13:41 PM  
Logan Campbell, My 420 Tours, testified in support of the bill.
06:17:00 PM  

Michael Eymer, Colorado Cannabis Tours, testified in support of the bill.

06:18:50 PM  
John McCaskill, HTBX International, testified in support of the bill.
06:21:29 PM  

Nico Pento, Terrapin Care Station, testified in support of the bill.

06:22:13 PM  
Michael Polansky, The Honeypot Lounge, testified in support of the bill.
06:24:56 PM  
Kenny Breeding, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
06:26:33 PM  
Alyssa Ufer, Kaya Event Designs, testified in support of the bill.
06:30:07 PM  

Julie Richardson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

06:32:12 PM  
Mr. Polansky responded to questions from the committee.
06:33:53 PM  
Kevin Gallagher, Colorado Cannabis Manufacturers Association, testified in support of the bill.
06:34:51 PM  
Erica Brown, Colorado NORML, testified in support of the bill.
06:37:32 PM  
Vicki Truijillo, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:40:32 PM  

Jim Burack and Kyle Lambert, Department of Revenue Marijuana Enforcement Division, testified on the bill from a neutral position and discussed several concerns the department has with the bill. Mr. Burack responded to questions from the committee.

06:46:41 PM  
Jordan Dietrick, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.


06:53:06 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment P)
Moved Coleman
Seconded Duran
Arndt
Bird
Duran
McKean
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Van Winkle
Williams D.
Coleman
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:53:29 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment Q)
Moved Coleman
Seconded Duran
Arndt
Bird
Duran
McKean
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Van Winkle
Williams D.
Coleman
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:54:17 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment R)
Moved Coleman
Seconded Duran
Arndt
Bird
Duran
McKean
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Van Winkle
Williams D.
Coleman
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:54:58 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment S)
Moved Coleman
Seconded Duran
Arndt
Bird
Duran
McKean
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Van Winkle
Williams D.
Coleman
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:58:59 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1230, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Coleman
Seconded Duran
Arndt Yes
Bird Yes
Duran Yes
McKean No
Sandridge No
Snyder No
Sullivan Yes
Van Winkle No
Williams D. Yes
Coleman Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:59:21 PM   The committee adjourned.