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s_blt_2018a_2018-04-30t14:38:52z5 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1234

SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY
Date Apr 30, 2018      
Location SCR 354



HB18-1234 - Committee Discussion Only


03:05:34 PM  

The committee came back to order.  Senator Gardner introduced House Bill 18-1234, concerning the definition of gambling devices.  The bill clarifies the definitions of key terms related to simulated gambling and simulated gambling devices. It specifies that unlawful offering of a simulated gambling device can be direct or indirect, regardless of whether consideration is monetary or nonmonetary and regardless of whether consideration is received before the device is used.

03:08:20 PM  
Nancy Sharpe, Arapahoe County Commissioner, spoke in favor of the bill.
03:10:14 PM  
Jim Maloney, Town of Parker, spoke in favor of the bill.
03:11:51 PM  
Melissa Trenary, Cripple Creek City Council,
spoke in favor of the bill.
03:12:28 PM  
Trey Franzoy, representing himself, spoke
in opposition to the bill.
03:17:33 PM  
Cindy Compton, representing herself, spoke in support of Mr. Franzoy.
03:21:01 PM  
Angel Rodriguez, representing himself, spoke in opposition to the bill.
03:24:12 PM  
Shimon Kohn, representing himself, spoke
in opposition to the bill.  He responded to questions from the committee.
03:24:34 PM  
Nick Gonzalez, representing himself, spoke in opposition to the bill.
03:31:57 PM  

Denise Maes, American Civil Liberties Union-Colorado, spoke in opposition to the bill.

03:35:17 PM  

Chris Howes, Colorado Skill Games and Entertainment Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.

03:37:52 PM  

Scott Martinez, Colorado Skill Games and Entertainment Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.  He responded to questions from the committee.

03:40:36 PM  
Mr. Gonzalez commented on the preceding testimony.
03:46:12 PM  

Tammy Garamova, Colorado Skill Games and Entertainment Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.

03:47:50 PM  
Nick Farley, representing himself, spoke in opposition to the bill.
03:51:54 PM  

Dan May, Fourth Judicial District Attorney, spoke in favor of the bill.

03:58:17 PM  
Mark Grueskin, Colorado Gaming Association,
spoke in favor of the bill.  He provided a handout to the committee
(Attachment D).  Mr. Grueskin responded to questions from the committee.
04:09:41 PM  
Mr. May responded to questions from the committee.
04:28:05 PM  

Flavio Quintana, Division of Gaming, Department of Revenue, responded to questions from the committee.

04:56:20 PM  
The committee recessed.