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h_fin_2016a_2016-04-06t13:36:00z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/06/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-080



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment G). The motion p Pass Without Objection







03:30 PM



The committee recessed.





03:45 PM



The committee came back to order.





03:45 PM -- SB16-080



Representative Wist and Representative Pabon, co-prime sponsors, introduced Senate Bill 16-080. The reengrossed bill removes an exemption from certain offenses relating to marijuana and marijuana concentrate provided for lawfully cultivated medical marijuana. Under the bill, residential growers of medical marijuana will be subject to the same requirements as other growers to lawfully cultivate in an enclosed and locked space and to restrict the access of persons under the age of 21, unless that person is at least 18 years old and holds a valid medical marijuana card or is a registered primary caregiver. The bill also clarifies that if a person is lawfully cultivating medical marijuana, that fact alone is not sufficient to require a referral to child protection services. The sponsors answered several questions from the committee.



03:56 PM -- Mr. Jason Warf, representing the Southern Colorado Cannabis Council, testified against the bill. He answered several questions from the committee.



04:02 PM -- Mr. William Chengelis, representing the U.S. Marijuana Party, testified against the bill.



04:03 PM -- Mr. Warren Jenkins, representing Citizens for Marijuana, testified against the bill.



04:06 PM -- Ms. Myra "Little Tree" Oppy, representing herself, testified against the bill. She answered several questions from the committee.



04:11 PM -- Mr. Justin Duncan, representing himself, testified against the bill.



04:12 PM -- Mr. Mike Wise, representing himself, testified against the bill.



04:15 PM -- Mr. Shawn Coleman, representing 36 Solutions, testified against the bill.



04:26 PM -- Ms. Jessica LeRoux, representing herself, testified against the bill.



04:32 PM -- Mr. Ryan Skidmore, representing himself, testified against the bill.



04:38 PM -- Mr. James Scruggs, representing himself, testified against the bill.



04:39 PM -- Sergeant Jim Gerhardt, representing the Colorado Drug Investigators and the Colorado Chiefs of Police, testified in support of the bill. He distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment E). He answered several questions from the committee.



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05:08 PM -- Mr. Kevin Bommer, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill. He answered several committee questions.



05:11 PM -- Mr. Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties Inc, testified in support of the bill. He distributed a news article to the committee (Attachment F).



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05:15 PM -- Ms. Henny Lasley, representing Smart Colorado, testified in support of the bill.





05:25 PM



Committee discussion with the bill sponsors ensued.





05:33 PM



The committee recessed.





05:54 PM



The committee came back to order.

BILL: SB16-080
TIME: 05:57:14 PM
MOVED: Pabon
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment G). The motion passed without objection.

16HouseFin0406AttachG.pdf16HouseFin0406AttachG.pdf
SECONDED: Court
VOTE
Becker K.
Conti
Garnett
Kagan
Pabon
Roupe
Sias
Van Winkle
Wilson
Foote
Court
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





06:18 PM



The bill was laid over till the end of the calendar.








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