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S_BLT_2016A 05/04/2016 02:03:16 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY

Date: 05/04/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 02:03 PM to 03:58 PM
Baumgardner
*
Heath
X
Place: SCR 354
Hodge
X
Jahn
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Neville T.
X
Senator Woods
Newell
X
Tate
X
This Report was prepared by
Woods
X
Jeanette Chapman
Holbert
*
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
Conf 16-Statewide Internet Portal Authority (Sipa) Board

HB16-1436

HB16-1366
Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent

Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Postponed Indefinitely





02:04 PM -- Confirmation of Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA) Board



Jack Arrowsmith, Executive Director of the Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA), introduced the appointees for the board. Louis Lago and Gregg Rippy, appointees, came to the table. The appointment letter may be found in Attachment A. Their applications and resumes are available at the State Archives. Mr. Lago and Mr. Rippy introduced themselves and discussed their work with SIPA and responded to comments from the committee.



160504 AttachA.pdf160504 AttachA.pdf

BILL: Conf 16-Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA) Board
TIME: 02:09:12 PM
MOVED: Woods
MOTION: Refer the appointment of Louis Lago to the Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA) Board to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that is be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 8-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
Excused
Heath
Yes
Hodge
Yes
Jahn
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Newell
Yes
Tate
Yes
Woods
Yes
Holbert
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS






BILL: Conf 16-Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA) Board
TIME: 02:10:08 PM
MOVED: Woods
MOTION: Refer the appointment of Gregg Rippy to the Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA) Board to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 8-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
Excused
Heath
Yes
Hodge
Yes
Jahn
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Newell
Yes
Tate
Yes
Woods
Yes
Holbert
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



02:11 PM -- HB 16-1436



Senator Newell introduced House Bill 16-1436, concerning edible marijuana products. The bill requires the Marijuana Enforcement Division in the Department of Revenue to promulgate rules that prohibit the production and sale of edible medical marijuana-infused and retail marijuana products shaped like a human, animal, or fruit.



02:13 PM --
Tyler Henson, Colorado Cannabis Chamber of Commerce, spoke about the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



02:18 PM --
Lewis Koski, Department of Revenue, Marijuana Enforcement Division, spoke in favor of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



02:28 PM --
Dr. Larry Wolk, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, spoke in favor of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



02:40 PM --
John Faught, The Kempe Foundation, spoke in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



02:50 PM



The committee members made closing comments on the merits of the bill.





02:53 PM



Senator Holbert made closing comments.

BILL: HB16-1436
TIME: 02:55:28 PM
MOVED: Newell
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1436 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 7-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
Yes
Heath
Yes
Hodge
Yes
Jahn
No
Neville T.
No
Newell
Yes
Tate
Yes
Woods
Yes
Holbert
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



02:57 PM -- HB 16-1366



Senator Steadman introduced House Bill 16-1366, concerning hearing aid user protections. The bill requires the director of the Division of Professions and Occupations in the Department of Regulatory Agencies to adopt rules and require licensed hearing aid providers and audiologists to make disclosures related to hearing aid pricing and other communication options. The bill also makes violating these rules a deceptive trade practice for which the Attorney General and district attorneys may seek civil penalties for a violation. Senator Steadman provided amendment L.006 (Attachment B).



160504 AttachB.pdf160504 AttachB.pdf



02:59 PM -- Bernard Steinberg, representing himself, spoke in favor of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



03:10 PM --
Malcolm Jewell, Colorado Hearing Society, spoke in favor of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



03:16 PM --
Samantha Warren, Colorado Audiology Association, spoke in favor of the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



03:32 PM



The committee took a brief recess.









03:35 PM



The committee came back to order.



03:35 PM --
Wynne Whyman, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill. She provided a handout to the committee (Attachment C). She responded to questions from the committee.



160504 AttachC.pdf160504 AttachC.pdf



03:39 PM



Senator Steadman responded to questions from the committee.



03:39 PM --
Randy Holyfield, representing himself, spoke about the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.

BILL: HB16-1366
TIME: 03:51:04 PM
MOVED: Hodge
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.006. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
Heath
Hodge
Jahn
Neville T.
Newell
Tate
Woods
Holbert
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection








BILL: HB16-1366
TIME: 03:51:21 PM
MOVED: Hodge
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1366, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 4-5.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
No
Heath
Yes
Hodge
Yes
Jahn
Yes
Neville T.
No
Newell
Yes
Tate
No
Woods
No
Holbert
No
YES: 4 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL
BILL: HB16-1366
TIME: 03:55:08 PM
MOVED: Woods
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1366 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection, the bill was postponed indefinitely on a vote of 5-4.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
Yes
Heath
No
Hodge
No
Jahn
No
Neville T.
Yes
Newell
No
Tate
Yes
Woods
Yes
Holbert
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



03:57 PM



The committee laid over Senate Bill 16-197. The committee adjourned.


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