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S_HHS_2018A 04/19/2018 01:35:41 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 04/19/2018
Attendance
Aguilar X
Crowder X
Kefalas X
Martinez Humenik X
Smallwood X
Time 01:35:41 PM to 06:31:32 PM
Place RM 271
This Meeting was called to order by Smallwood
This Report was prepared by Elizabeth Haskell
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 18-Solid And Hazardous Waste Commission Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
HB18-1263 Lay Over
HB18-1286 Lay Over

Conf 18-Solid And Hazardous Waste Commission - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:35:50 PM  
Ms. Brandy Valdez Murphy, Colorado Department
of Public Health and Environment, introduced the appointees to the Solid
and Hazardous Waste Commission.
01:36:53 PM  

James Wilson, appointee, told the committee about his background and why he wants to be reappointed to the Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission.  Mr. Wilson responded to questions.

01:43:30 PM  

Garrett Clemons, appointee, told the committee about his background and why he wants to be reappointed.  Mr. Clemons responded to questions.  The Governor's letter appointing Mr. Wilson and Mr. Clemons to the commission is attached [Attachment A].  Their resumes and applications may be found at State Archives.

Committee discussion and questions followed.

 

 

 



01:55:03 PM
Motion Conf 18 - Refer the appointment of Garrett Clemons and James Wilson to the Solid And Hazardous Waste Commission to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Martinez Humenik
Seconded
Aguilar Yes
Crowder Yes
Kefalas Yes
Martinez Humenik Yes
Smallwood Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
01:55:04 PM  

Committee members commented on the activities of the Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission.



HB18-1263 - Lay Over


02:00:32 PM  
Senator Coram, co-prime sponsor, presented
House Bill 18-1263.  The bill adds Autism Spectrum Disorder to the
list of disabling medical conditions for which medical marijuana may be
used.  

Amendment L.009 was distributed (Attachment
B).

02:03:15 PM  
Dr. Daniel Vigil, Colorado Department of
Public Health and Environment, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:04:38 PM  

Dr. Sheryl Stefaniak, Colorado Psychiatric Society and Colorado Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Society, testified in opposition to the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment C).

02:10:22 PM  
Dr. Vigil and Dr. Stefaniak responded to questions.
02:23:55 PM  
Senator Coram responded to committee questions.
02:31:01 PM  

Senator Fenberg, co-prime sponsor, responded to questions.

02:31:19 PM  

Michelle Walker, Mothers Advocating Medical Marijuana for Autism (MAMMA), testified in support of the bill and provided a handout (Attachment D).

02:37:42 PM  
Jordan Wellington, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:41:05 PM  

Jacqueline Bess, The Arc of Aurora, testified in support of the bill.

02:44:41 PM  

Margaret Rose Teralje, MAMMA, testified in support of the bill.

02:47:53 PM  
Scott Walker, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:50:23 PM  
Ms. Bess responded to questions from the committee.
02:56:38 PM  
Ms. Walker responded to questions from the committee.
02:58:34 PM  
Mr. Wellington responded to questions.
03:01:59 PM  

Mr. Walker responded to questions from the committee.

03:03:54 PM  

Ms. Terlaje responded to questions.

03:06:34 PM  
Committee questions and discussion continued.
03:22:45 PM  
Ozark Shaffett, representing himself, testified
in support of the bill.
03:27:40 PM  
Heather Shaffett, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:32:34 PM  

Matthew Kahl, Veterans for Natural Rights, testified in support of the bill.

03:36:26 PM  

Alejandro Wirth, representing himself, testified in support of the bill and provided a copy of his testimony (Attachment E).

03:40:06 PM  
Vicky Pletka, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:45:05 PM  
Hanni Raley, The Arc of Aurora, testified
in support of the bill.
03:47:48 PM  
Dan Brandt, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:51:25 PM  
Mary Carniglia, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:53:02 PM  
Vicki Trujillo, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:56:39 PM  
Bridget Seritt, Canna Patient Resource
Connection of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:00:29 PM  
Mr. Brandt responded to questions.
04:02:35 PM  
Juanita Ramos, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:07:05 PM  

Stacey Linn, CannAbility Foundation, testified in support of the bill.

04:11:15 PM  
Spirit Wilson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:14:43 PM  
Jason Cranford, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:16:39 PM  
Deanna Grear, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:18:48 PM  
Mr. Cranford responded to questions.
04:23:06 PM  
Ms. Grear responded to questions.
04:26:07 PM  
Stanford Parks, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:31:13 PM  
Cindy Sovine, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:34:39 PM  
Dr. Stephanie Stewart, Colorado Psychiatric
Society, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:35:57 PM  
Marcus Najera, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:38:48 PM  
Dr. Stewart responded to committee questions.
04:41:00 PM  
Senator Coram gave concluding remarks on the bill.
04:42:17 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.
04:43:41 PM  
Senator Smallwood laid the bill over for action.



HB18-1286 - Lay Over


04:45:11 PM  

Senator Aguilar and Senator Marble, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1286 to the committee.  The bill allows a school nurse, nurse's designee, or school personnel designated by a parent to administer medical marijuana to a student at school.

04:48:27 PM  
Senator Aguilar responded to committee questions.
04:49:53 PM  
Senator Crowder distributed amendment L.008
to the committee (Attachment F).
04:51:54 PM  
Committee discussion continued with the bill sponsors.
04:54:45 PM  
Suzanne Oro, Cherry Creek Schools, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:03:11 PM  

Patti Rojek, Colorado Association of School Nurses (CASN), testified in opposition to the bill.

05:06:16 PM  
Kelly Grenham, CASN, testified in opposition
to the bill.
05:08:30 PM  
Jenna Zerylnick, Colorado Association of
School Boards, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:11:35 PM  
Ms. Oro, Ms. Rojek, and Ms. Zerylnick responded
to questions.
05:20:55 PM  
Dan Brandt, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:24:59 PM  
Vicki Pletka, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:26:17 PM  
Heather Shaffett, representing herself,
testified in support of the bill.
05:28:09 PM  
Jacqueline Bess, The Arc of Aurora, testified
in support of the bill.
05:30:33 PM  
Jason Cranford, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:32:29 PM  

Mr. Brandt, Ms. Shaffett, Ms. Bess, and Mr. Cranford responded to questions.

05:47:53 PM  

Margaret Rose Teralje, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

05:51:25 PM  
Matthew Kahl, Veterans for Natural Rights,
testified in support of the bill.
05:52:30 PM  
Vicki Trujillo, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:56:28 PM  
Quintin Lovato, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:58:18 PM  

Hannah Lovato, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

06:02:18 PM  
Stacey Linn, CannAbility Foundation, testified in support of the bill.
06:07:56 PM  
Hanni Raley, The Arc of Aurora, testified in support of the bill.
06:09:52 PM  
Meagan Cheney, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill.
06:13:51 PM  
Michelle Walker, MAMMA, testified in support of the bill.
06:16:22 PM  
Deanna Grear, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:22:27 PM  
Ron Lovato, representing himself, testified in support of the the bill.
06:24:20 PM  
Ms. Grear responded to questions.
06:26:09 PM  
Senators Aguilar and Marble made concluding
comments.
06:31:00 PM  
Senator Smallwood laid the bill over for
action.


06:31:32 PM   Committee Adjourned






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