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S_BLT_2017A 02/21/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY

Date: 02/21/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 11:02 AM to 01:53 PM
Jahn
X
Kerr
X
Place: SCR 352
Priola
X
Smallwood
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Williams A.
X
Senator Tate
Neville T.
X
Tate
X
This Report was prepared by
Jeanette Chapman
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
SB17-063 Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only





11:02 AM -- SB 17-063



Senator Marble introduced Senate Bill 17-063, concerning licensing marijuana consumption clubs. The bill creates a marijuana consumption club license in the Colorado Retail Marijuana Code. Marijuana clubs will only be able to operate in local jurisdictions after voters or a majority of the governing board for the municipality, county, city or city and county approve such businesses. A marijuana club in operation when the bill becomes effective may continue to operate if it has filed an application for licensure or approval with the state and local government and has not been denied licensure or approval.



Senator Marble provided amendment L.002 to the committee (Attachment A).



170221 AttachA.pdf170221 AttachA.pdf



11:11 AM --
Kevin Bommer, Colorado Municipal League, spoke in opposition to the bill without amendment.



11:14 AM --
Eric Bergman, Colorado Counties, Inc., spoke in opposition to the bill without amendment.



11:15 AM --
Chief John Jackson, Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, spoke in opposition to the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



11:31 AM



Senator Marble commented on the preceding testimony.









11:34 AM --
Henny Lasley, Smart Colorado, spoke in opposition to the bill.



11:35 AM --
RJ Ours, American Cancer Society, spoke in opposition to the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



11:45 AM --
Bill Murray, representing himself, spoke in support of the bill.



11:48 AM --
Jason Warf, Southern Colorado Cannabis Council, spoke in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



11:53 AM --
Shawn Coleman, Terrapin Care Station, spoke in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



12:07 PM --
Sal Pace, Pueblo County Commissioner, spoke in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



12:13 PM --
Bob Doyle, American Lung Association, spoke in opposition to the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



12:23 PM --
Jim Burack, Department of Revenue, spoke in opposition to the bill.



12:27 PM --
Alicia Haywood, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, spoke in opposition to the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



12:31 PM --
David Wunderlich, McAllister Garfield, PC, spoke in support of the bill with amendments.



12:32 PM --
Fran Lanzer, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, discussed concerns with the bill.



12:40 PM --
Jeremiah Berry, Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to testimony from Mr. Wunderlich. He responded to questions from the committee.



12:45 PM --
Pete Bialick, Group to Alleviate Smoking Pollution, spoke in opposition to the bill. He provided a handout to the committee (Attachment B).



170221 AttachB.pdf170221 AttachB.pdf



12:49 PM --
William Chengalis, representing himself, spoke in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



12:50 PM --
Susan Kochevar, Colorado Republican Business Coalition, spoke in support of the bill.



12:55 PM --
Cindy Sovine-Miller, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



01:03 PM --
Christian Sederberg, Vicente Sederberg, spoke in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.















01:13 PM --
Amber Racek, Studio 64, spoke in support of the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



01:17 PM --
Wanda Stark, Studio 64, spoke in support of the bill.



01:19 PM --
Kenny Heldall, Studio 64, spoke in support of the bill.



01:30 PM --
Emmett Reistroffer, Denver Relief Consulting, spoke in support of the bill.

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01:33 PM --
Jessica LaRoux, representing herself, discussed concerns with the bill.



01:37 PM --
JT Jaquess, Studio 64, spoke in support of the bill.



01:39 PM --
JM Fay, representing herself, spoke in opposition to the bill.



01:42 PM --
Robert Corry, representing himself, spoke in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



01:53 PM



Senator Tate indicated his intent to lay the bill over for action at a later date. The committee adjourned.