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h_fin_2017a_2017-03-20t13:34:00z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/20/2017

Location: LSB A

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-184



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 17-184 to the Committee of the W PASS







01:34 PM -- SB17-184



The committee was called to order. A quorum was present. Representative Pabon, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-184. The reengrossed bill authorizes the operation of marijuana membership clubs that allow for the on-site consumption of medical or retail marijuana in local jurisdictions that adopt ordinances or resolutions authorizing marijuana membership clubs. Marijuana membership clubs are membership-based and not open to the general public.



01:57 PM --
Mr. Jason Warf, representing the Southern Colorado Cannabis Council, testified in opposition to the bill and answered questions from the committee.



02:04 PM --
Mr. Bob Doyle, representing the American Lung Association of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill and answered questions from the committee.



02:11 PM --
Ms. Rachel O'Bryan, representing the Social Consumption Advisory Committee, testified in opposition to the bill and answered questions from the committee.



02:18 PM --
Mr. R.J. Ours, representing the American Cancer Society, testified in opposition to the bill and answered questions from the committee.



02:25 PM --
Mr. Peter Bialick, representing the Group to Alleviate Smoking Pollution, testified from a neutral position on the bill. Mr. Bialick distributed a list of local laws that are tougher than the Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act (Attachment A).



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02:29 PM --
Ms. Jessica LeRoux, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. Representative Pabon responded to a question from the committee. Ms. LeRoux commented on the question as well.



02:38 PM --
Mr. Robert Chase, representing the Colorado Coalition of Patients and Caregivers, testified in opposition to the bill.



02:43 PM --
Ms. Sophia San Miguel, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



02:46 PM --
Mr. Judd Golden, representing the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), testified in support of the bill. Mr. Golden responded to questions from the committee. In response to a question, he distributed a memo about food preparation in marijuana membership clubs (Attachment B).



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02:53 PM --
Mr. Kevin Mahmalji, representing NORML, testified in support of the bill.



02:56 PM --
Ms. Ashley Weber, representing the Colorado NORML, testified in support of the bill.



02:59 PM --
Ms. Lisa Tran, representing Denver NORML, testified in support of the bill.



03:02 PM --
Ms. Jordan Person, representing Denver NORML, testified in support of the bill.



03:04 PM --
Mr. Kenny Breeding, representing Denver NORML, testified in support of the bill.



03:07 PM --
Ms. Jennessa Lea, representing Denver NORML, testified in support of the bill.



03:10 PM --
Mr. Jimmy Smrz, representing Yoga on the Green, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee.



03:16 PM --
Mr. Emmett Reistroffer, representing Denver Relief Consulting, testified in support of the bill.



03:20 PM --
Mr. Christian Sederberg, representing Vicente Sederberg, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee. Representative Pabon also responded to committee questions. Discussion ensued on local control.



03:35 PM --
Ms. Stacey Linn, representing the CannAbility Foundation, testified in support of the bill.



03:39 PM --
Mr. Shawn Coleman, representing the Terrapin Care Station, testified in support of the bill.



03:42 PM --
Mr. Kevin Bommer, representing the Colorado Municipal League (CML), testified in support of the bill. Committee members received a fact sheet about the bill, prepared by CML (Attachment C). Mr. Bommer responded to questions from the committee about Attachment C.



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03:53 PM --
Mr. Nick Phillips, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.





03:57 PM



Representative Pabon made some closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: SB17-184
TIME: 03:58:47 PM
MOVED: Pabon
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-184 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 8-3.
SECONDED: Gray
VOTE
Beckman
No
Benavidez
Yes
Catlin
No
Covarrubias
Excused
Gray
Yes
Herod
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Lawrence
Excused
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Van Winkle
No
Foote
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 3 EXC: 2 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







04:01 PM



The committee adjourned.








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