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S_FIN_2018A 04/17/2018 02:01:29 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 04/17/2018
Attendance
Court X
Jahn X
Tate X
Smallwood X
Neville T. X
Time 02:01:29 PM to 04:50:47 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Neville T.
This Report was prepared by Matt Becker
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 18-Banking Board Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
HB18-1280 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB18-1283 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB18-1155 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB18-1258 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

HB18-1280 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:04:51 PM  
Senator Coram, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1280, which creates requirements for court-appointed receivers of licensed marijuana businesses.
02:06:34 PM  

Dominique Mendiola, representing the Department of Revenue Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED), testified in support of the bill.

02:07:10 PM  
Jim Burack, representing MED, testified in support of the bill.
02:10:53 PM  
Kara Miller, representing the Marijuana Industry Group, testified in support of the bill.
02:11:16 PM  
Ms. Mendiola and Mr. Burack responded to committee questions.


02:19:02 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1280 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Court Yes
Jahn Yes
Tate Yes
Smallwood Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 18-Banking Board - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


02:01:37 PM  
Patty Salazar, State Financial Services Commissioner, introduced G. Timothy Laney, appointee to the Colorado Banking Board. Mr. Laney explained his qualifications to serve on the board.


02:04:43 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of G. Timothy Laney to the Colorado Banking Board to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Court Yes
Jahn Yes
Tate Yes
Smallwood Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1283 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:19:41 PM  
Senator Neville, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1283, which allows land to retain a residential classification for two years after residential improvements are destroyed, demolished, or relocated.
02:21:36 PM  
Keith Erffmeyer, representing the Colorado Assessors Association, testified in support of the bill.
02:25:34 PM  

Susan Pinkowitz, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



02:32:21 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1283 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Neville T.
Seconded
Court Yes
Jahn Yes
Tate Yes
Smallwood Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1155 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


02:32:29 PM  
Senator Martinez Humenik, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1155, which continues the regulation of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants by the Physical Therapy Board.
02:36:44 PM  
Senator Smallwood distributed and explained amendment L.024 [Attachment A].
02:37:59 PM  
Eliza Schultz, representing the Colorado Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, came to the table to respond to committee questions.


02:51:30 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.024 [Attachment A].
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Court No
Jahn Yes
Tate Yes
Smallwood Yes
Neville T. Yes
YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:53:10 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1155, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Court Yes
Jahn Yes
Tate Yes
Smallwood Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1258 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


02:53:23 PM  

Senators Neville and Fenberg, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1258, which allows the operation of retail marijuana accessory consumption establishments where customers may consume, without smoking, one serving of marijuana.  Senator Neville distributed a fact sheet about the bill [Attachment B].

02:55:57 PM  
RJ Ours, representing the American Cancer Society, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:06:37 PM  
David Wasserman, representing the Southern Colorado Cannabis Council, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:10:37 PM  
Mark Davies, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:14:27 PM  

Pete Bialick, representing the Group to Alleviate Smoking Pollution of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:19:29 PM  
Mr. Bialick, Mr. Ours, and Mr. Wasserman responded to committee questions.
03:27:12 PM  

Rosanna Atencio testified in opposition to the bill.

03:36:14 PM  

Sarah Mercer, representing Smart Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:38:21 PM  

Henny Lasley, representing Smart Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:43:13 PM  

Major Steve Garcia, representing the Colorado State Patrol, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:53:55 PM  

Goldie Soloder, representing City Sessions Denver, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:59:50 PM  

Danny Schaefer, representing Pioneer Industries, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:59:55 PM  

Erik Bowman, representing himself, testified on the bill.

04:04:25 PM  

Michael Eymer, representing Colorado Cannabis Tours, testified on the bill.

04:04:58 PM  

Ms. Soloder, Mr. Schaefer, Mr. Bowman, and Mr. Eymer responded to committee questions.

04:23:40 PM  

Max Schnurrenberger, representing Go Fire Inc., testified in support of the bill.

04:23:47 PM  

Chris Woods, representing Terrapin Care Station, testified in support of the bill.

04:27:19 PM  

Shawn Coleman, representing Terrapin Care Station, testified in support of the bill.

04:35:54 PM  

Mr. Schnurrenberger and Mr. Coleman responded to committee questions.

04:36:24 PM  

Joe Megyesy, representing Good Chemistry, testified in support of the bill.

04:39:42 PM  
Senators Neville and Fenberg provided closing comments on the bill.
04:43:08 PM  
Senator Tate distributed and explained amendments L.017 and L.020 [Attachments C and D].


04:46:58 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.017 [Attachment C].
Moved Tate
Seconded
Court
Jahn
Tate
Smallwood
Neville T.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:47:19 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.020 [Attachment D].
Moved Tate
Seconded
Court
Jahn
Tate
Smallwood
Neville T.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:50:41 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1258, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Court No
Jahn Yes
Tate Yes
Smallwood Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:50:47 PM   Committee Adjourned