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s_blt_2016a_2016-05-03t13:11:08z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 05/03/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1079



SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Postpone House Bill 16-1079 indefinitely using a r

Refer House Bill 16-1079 to the Committee on Finan
PASS

FAIL







01:11 PM -- HB 16-1079



Senator Steadman introduced House Bill 16-1079, concerning organic cannabis products. The bill directs the Commissioner of Agriculture to promulgate rules, in consultation with the Marijuana Enforcement Division, for a program to enable consumers to identify organic retail and medical marijuana. The Colorado Department of Agriculture will certify third parties that can determine whether the marijuana that is cultivated or processed at a particular licensed premises is organic. In addition, the bill allows marijuana product labels to include a standardized notification that the marijuana has been certified as organic. Senator Steadman responded to questions from the committee.





01:19 PM --
Sarah Clark, Smart Colorado, spoke in opposition to the bill.



01:22 PM --
Shawn Coleman, 36 Solutions, spoke in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



01:31 PM --
Jason Worf, Southern Colorado Cannabis Council, spoke in support of the bill.



01:34 PM --
Ben Gelt, Organic Cannabis Association, spoke in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



01:47 PM --
Tyler Henson, Colorado Cannabis Chamber of Commerce, spoke in support of the bill.



01:49 PM --
Mitch Yergert, Colorado Department of Agriculture, responded to questions from the committee.


BILL: HB16-1079
TIME: 01:54:23 PM
MOVED: Hodge
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1079 to the Committee on Finance. 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: HB16-1079
TIME: 01:58:10 PM
MOVED: Woods
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1079 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely. The motion passed 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














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