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s_agr_2016a_2016-02-25t13:30:44z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/25/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-062



SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES, & ENERGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001, as amended by Amendment L.0

Adopt amendment L.006. The motion passed without o

Refer Senate Bill 16-062, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

PASS







01:58 PM -- SB 16-062



The committee returned from recess. Senator Marble, prime sponsor, discussed the provisions of Senate Bill 16 062 concerning veterinary pharmaceuticals and distributed Amendment L. 002 (Attachment C) and Amendment L. 005 (Attachment D). This bill requires the Governor to appoint at least two members to the State Board of Pharmacy (board) who are engaged in the practice of, or otherwise professionally interested in, veterinary medicine or animal agriculture. The bill prohibits the board from regulating the sale of veterinary devices. It also creates a reduced civil penalty of $50 to $500 for a single violation, and a maximum of $5,000 for multiple violations, for persons who unlawfully distribute a veterinary drug.



160225 AttachC.pdf160225 AttachC.pdf160225 AttachD.pdf160225 AttachD.pdf



Senator Sonnenberg also distributed Amendment L.003 (Attachment E).



160225 AttachE.pdf160225 AttachE.pdf



The following persons testified on the bill:



02:00 PM --
Ann Clement, Chain Retail Pharmacies, spoke in opposition to the bill.



02:07 PM --
Keith Roehr, Colorado Department of Agriculture, discussed the regulation of veterinarian pharmaceuticals and commented on the bill.



02:10 PM --
Gina Moore, University of Colorado, expressed concern about the bill and discussed the regulation of pharmacists.



02:14 PM --
Richard Schweigert, Colorado State University (CSU), spoke in support of the bill and discussed CSU veterinary medicine education program. He also discussed the regulation of veterinary medicines.



02:23 PM



Senator Scott moved moved SB16-062 to the Committee of the Whole and Amendment L.002 (Attachment C). Amendment L.002 was later withdrawn.



02:24 PM --
Curtis Crawford, Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, spoke in support of the bill and Amendment L.001 and submitted a letter of support for the bill (Attachment F).



160225 AttachF.pdf160225 AttachF.pdf



02:26 PM --
Don Shawcroft, Colorado Farm Bureau, spoke in support of the bill and discussed Colorado livestock industry and the responsibilities of livestock veterinarians.



02:30 PM --
Bill DeMoss, Mountain Vet Supply, representing himself, spoke in support of the bill and discussed the regulation of veterinary pharmaceuticals.



02:34 PM



The chair closed testimony and Senator Marble closed her remarks on the bill.



02:36 PM



Jennifer Berman, Office of Legislative Legal Services, discussed the provisions of Amendment L.002 (Attachment C).



02:37 PM



The committee recessed.



03:07 PM



The committee returned from recess. Jennifer Berman, Office of Legislative Legal Services, discussed the provisions of Amendment L.001 (Attachment G) and Amendment L.006 (Attachment H).



160225 AttachG.pdf160225 AttachG.pdf160225 AttachH.pdf160225 AttachH.pdf



03:11 PM



Senator Scott withdrew Amendment L.002 (Attachment C).


BILL: SB16-062
TIME: 03:11:37 PM
MOVED: Scott
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.006. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
Cooke
Donovan
Garcia
Hodge
Jones
Scott
Roberts
Sonnenberg
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: SB16-062
TIME: 03:12:30 PM
MOVED: Scott
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001, as amended by Amendment L.006. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
Cooke
Donovan
Garcia
Hodge
Jones
Scott
Roberts
Sonnenberg
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: SB16-062
TIME: 03:15:45 PM
MOVED: Scott
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-062, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 7-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
Yes
Cooke
Yes
Donovan
Yes
Garcia
No
Hodge
Yes
Jones
No
Scott
Yes
Roberts
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS









03:19 PM



The committee adjourned.




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