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s_blt_2016a_2016-02-16t11:28:28z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/16/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-080



SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 16-080 to the Committee of the W PASS







11:37 AM -- SB 16-080



Senator Newell introduced Senate Bill 16-080, concerning secured marijuana cultivation requirements. This 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.



11:41 AM --
Kevin Bommer, Colorado Municipal League, spoke in favor of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



11:49 AM --
Shawn Coleman, 36 Solutions, spoke in opposition to the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



12:02 PM --
Presence Mercier, representing herself, spoke in opposition to the bill.



12:05 PM --
Jason Warf, Southern Colorado Cannabis Council, spoke in opposition to the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



12:12 PM --
John Schutz, representing himself, spoke in opposition to the bill.



12:18 PM --
Jessica LeRoux, Park County Patients, spoke in opposition to the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



12:34 PM --
Terri Robnett, Cannabis Patients Alliance, spoke in opposition to the bill.



12:41 PM --
Greg Duran, representing himself, spoke in opposition to the bill.



12:45 PM --
Henny Lasley, Smart Colorado, spoke in support of the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



12:53 PM --
Eric Bergman, Colorado Counties, Inc, spoke in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



12:58 PM --
Ron Sloan, Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, spoke in support of the bill.



12:59 PM --
Jim Gerhardt, Colorado Drug Investigation Association, spoke in support of the bill. He provided a handout to the committee (Attachment A). Sergeant Gerhardt responded to questions from the committee.



160216 AttachA.pdf160216 AttachA.pdf



01:12 PM



Senator Newell made closing comments on the merits of the bill.




BILL: SB16-080
TIME: 01:17:23 PM
MOVED: Newell
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-080 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 5-4.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
No
Heath
Yes
Hodge
Yes
Jahn
Yes
Neville T.
No
Newell
Yes
Tate
Yes
Woods
No
Holbert
No
Final YES: 5 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS









01:26 PM



The committee adjourned.




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