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h_fin_2017a_2017-04-17t13:32:00z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/17/2017

Location:

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-111



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 17-111, as amended, to the Commi

This is a conceptual amendment: Amend reengrossed
PASS

PASS







04:38 PM -- SB17-111



The committee returned to order. Representatives Michaelson Jenet and Gray, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 17-111. The reengrossed bill increases the amount of total on-hand inventory of medical marijuana that a medical marijuana licensee can purchase from another medical marijuana center from 30 percent to a percentage of a least 30 percent set in rule by the Marijuana Enforcement Division in the Department of Revenue. The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.



05:01 PM --
Mr. Ron Kammerzell, representing the Department of Revenue, addressed a question about information in the bill's prepared fiscal note.



05:07 PM --
Ms. Stacey Linn, representing the CannAbility Foundation, testified in support of the bill.



05:10 PM --
Ms. Meg Sanders, representing Mindful, testified in support of the bill.



05:13 PM --
Ms. Jennifer Kealy, representing Mindful, testified in support of the bill.





05:16 PM



Ms. Sanders, Ms. Kealy, and Ms. Linn responded to questions from the committee.





05:33 PM



Ms. Clare Pramuk, representing Legislative Council Staff, addressed questions about the fiscal note.



05:35 PM --
Mr. Renze Waddington, representing Epic Remedy and The Refinery, testified in opposition to the bill. Committee members received a copy of the highlights of Mr. Waddington's testimony (Attachment F).



17HouseFin0417AttachF.pdf17HouseFin0417AttachF.pdf



05:39 PM --
Mr. Tom Scudder, representing Wellness Centers, testified in opposition to parts of the bill. Committee members received a summary of Mr. Scudder's testimony (Attachment G).



17HouseFin0417AttachG.pdf17HouseFin0417AttachG.pdf



05:45 PM



Mr. Waddington and Mr. Scudder responded to committee questions.



05:49 PM --
Ms. Julie Lee and Mr. Freddie Lee, representing Herb's Place, testified in opposition to the bill.



05:54 PM --
Mr. Andrew Heaton, representing WTJ MMJ Supply, testified in opposition to the bill.





05:57 PM



Mr. Heaton and Ms. Lee responded to committee questions.



05:59 PM --
Mr. Kammerzell returned to the table to testify in opposition to the bill and responded to questions from the committee. Representative Gray also responded to questions. Committee discussion ensued on the effect of the changes under the bill.





06:17 PM



Mr. Kammerzell continued to address committee questions.



06:22 PM --
Ms. Shannon Fender, representing Native Roots and the Colorado Cannabis Chamber, testified in support of the bill and in opposition to any amendments.



06:27 PM --
Mr. Dave Questa, representing Native Roots Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



06:28 PM --
Mr. Kevin Gallagher, representing Craft Concentrates, testified in support of the bill. Committee members received a list of individuals and businesses that support the bill (Attachment H).



17HouseFin0417AttachH.pdf17HouseFin0417AttachH.pdf



06:30 PM



Ms. Fender, Mr. Questa, and Mr. Gallagher responded to questions from the committee.



06:35 PM --
Ms. Kara Miller, representing the Marijuana Industry Group, testified from a neutral position on the bill and in opposition to any amendments and responded to questions from the committee. Representative Gray also responded to committee questions.





06:48 PM



The committee recessed.





07:00 PM



The committee returned to order.

BILL: SB17-111
TIME: 07:00:48 PM
MOVED: Benavidez
MOTION: This is a conceptual amendment: Amend reengrossed bill, page 2, strike lines 21 through 23, and page 3, strike lines 1 through 4. The motion passed on a vote of 8-3.
SECONDED: Pabon
VOTE
Beckman
Yes
Benavidez
Yes
Catlin
No
Covarrubias
Excused
Gray
Yes
Herod
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Lawrence
No
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Van Winkle
No
Foote
Excused
Pabon
Yes
YES: 8 NO: 3 EXC: 2 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





07:04 PM



The bill sponsors made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: SB17-111
TIME: 07:09:00 PM
MOVED: Michaelson Jenet
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-111, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 8-3.
SECONDED: Gray
VOTE
Beckman
Yes
Benavidez
Yes
Catlin
No
Covarrubias
Excused
Gray
Yes
Herod
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Lawrence
No
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Thurlow
No
Van Winkle
Yes
Foote
Excused
Pabon
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 3 EXC: 2 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







07:10 PM



The committee adjourned.








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