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0271BB13C53CE1298725895F00741F4F Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB23-1020

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS & LABOR
Date Feb 23, 2023      
Location HCR 0112



HB23-1020 - Amended, referred to House Finance


02:08:24 PM  
The committee took a recess.
02:08:39 PM  
The committee came back to order.
02:13:34 PM  
Representatives Ricks and English introduced House Bill 23-1020. The bill expands eligibility criteria for social equity licensees, expands the categories of marijuana accelerator licenses for which social equity licensees may apply, and requires additional incentives for social equity licensees and accelerator-endorsed licensees.
02:23:40 PM  
Committee members asked questions of the committee.
02:27:26 PM  
Dawn Reinfeld, representing Blue Rising, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:29:12 PM  
Mr. Michael Johnson, representing Dalwhinnie Farms, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:29:25 PM  
Ms. Henny Lasley, representing One Chance To Grow Up, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:34:00 PM  
Ms. Caroline Dodson, representing Pioneer Interests, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:34:49 PM  
Ms. Reinfeld responded to questions from the committee.
02:38:34 PM  
Mr. EK Breckenridge, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
02:41:45 PM  
Ms. Brittinie Sandoval,
representing Motivation Colorado, testified to amend the bill.
02:45:03 PM  
Bia Campbell, representing VS Strategies, testified to amend the bill.
02:48:47 PM  
Collins Thomas-Buckner, representing themself, testified to amend the bill.
02:53:11 PM  
Truman Bradley, representing
the Marijuana Industry Group (MIG), testified to amend the bill.
02:55:57 PM  
Mrs. Amy Andrle, representing L'Eagle Services, testified to amend the bill.
02:59:09 PM  
Mrs. Elizabeth Lo, representing Native Roots, testified to amend the bill.
02:59:12 PM  
Ms. Cherish St. Denis,
representing The Epic Remedy, testified to amend the bill.
03:02:55 PM  
Ms. St. Denis, Mr.
Bradley, and Ms. Andrle responded to questions from the committee.

03:08:26 PM  
Ms. Campbell responded
to questions from the committee.
03:08:46 PM  
Mr. Jason Hopfer, representing Columbia Care, testified to amend the bill.
03:11:37 PM  
Tom Scudder, representing themself, testified to amend the bill.
03:13:48 PM  
Mr. Scudder responded to questions from the committee.
03:21:12 PM  
Mr. Hopfer responded to questions from the committee.
03:21:28 PM  
Mrs. Sarah Woodson, representing the Color of Cannabis, testified in support of the bill.
03:25:06 PM  
Miss Hermine Ngnomire, representing Health Equity Holdings, testified in support of the bill.
03:31:59 PM  
Marpessa Allen, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
03:36:06 PM  
Jamana Jamison, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
03:38:54 PM  
Ms. Woodson responded to questions from the committee.
03:40:43 PM  
Representative Lieder provided comments on the bill.
03:42:15 PM  
Mrs. Desiree Duran, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
03:42:36 PM  
Mr. Clifford Stokes, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
03:45:04 PM  
Ms. A'Dazia Ferrell, representing Inner Journey LTD, testified in support of the bill.
03:47:56 PM  
Damon Washington, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
03:49:14 PM  
Darrell Watson, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
03:52:14 PM  
Mr. Nathan Rouson, representing Nature's Transport, testified in support of the bill.
03:58:00 PM  
Alisha Gallegos, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
04:00:57 PM  
Ms. Woodson responded to questions from the committee.
04:12:15 PM  
Mrs. Sheila Urquhart Moura, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
04:12:18 PM  
Gabriel Vieira, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
04:18:46 PM  
Mrs. Shanda Lecompte, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
04:23:29 PM  
Mr. Veira responded to questions from the committee.
04:23:53 PM  
Ms. Woodson responded to questions from the committee.
04:38:05 PM  
Mr. Viera responded to questions from the committee.
04:40:00 PM  
Mr. Scott Durrah, representing Simply Pure Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:45:30 PM  
Graydon Washington, representing the Color of Cannabis, testified in support of the bill.
04:49:38 PM  
Mr Terrence Hewing, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
04:53:20 PM  
Mr. Colin Connors, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
04:53:35 PM  
Councilmember Alison Coombs, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
04:59:38 PM  
Michael Diaz-Rivera,
representing themself, testified to amend the bill.

05:04:14 PM  
Ms Channon Ingram, representing Spherical Wysdom 360, LLC, testified in support of the bill.
05:07:49 PM  
Samantha Walsh, representing Tetra Public Affairs, testified in support of the bill.
05:10:36 PM  
David Michel, representing IgadI, Ltd., testified to amend the bill.
05:14:44 PM  
Nicholas Goodwin, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
05:17:43 PM  
The committee took a recess.
05:17:53 PM  
The committee came
back to order.
05:23:42 PM  
Representative Ricks
introduced amendment L.002 to the committee (Attachment D).



05:24:21 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Ricks
Seconded Weinberg
Armagost
English
Frizell
Lieder
Lindstedt
Mabrey
Mauro
Taggart
Weinberg
Ricks
Amabile
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:24:25 PM  
The bill sponsors
and committee members provided final comments on the bill.

05:27:51 PM  
All written public
testimony can be found in Attachment E.


05:34:20 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1020, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Ricks
Seconded English
Armagost No
English Yes
Frizell No
Lieder No
Lindstedt Yes
Mabrey Yes
Mauro Yes
Taggart Yes
Weinberg Yes
Ricks Yes
Amabile No
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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