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25CE568643D25546872586BF007CB753 Hearing Summary


Date Apr 22, 2021      
Location SCR 352

HB21-1090 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole

04:42:19 PM  

Senator Gonzales, bill sponsor, explained House Bill 21-1090, concerning certain criminal marijuana offenses.  She discussed the merits of the bill, law enforcement interactions and record sealing.  She answered questions from the committee about law enforcement and people of color.  

04:47:18 PM  

Jason Adelstone, representing Vicente Sederberg, testified in support of the bill. He discussed the benefits of record sealing for small amounts of marijuana. 


Committee members asked questions about strict liability. 



04:51:28 PM  

Michael Diaz-Rivera, representing self, testified in support of the bill. He discussed small marijuana charges and disruption to employment, housing, and other stability factors. 


Tristian Gorman, representing Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, testified in support of the bill.  She discussed the bill's application to petty drug offenses of less than two ounces of marijuana and record sealing. 


Committee members asked questions about strict liability and minors in possession. 



05:04:39 PM  

Committee members asked questions about other drug crimes that have been changed over the years. 


Written testimony about the bill is in Attachment M. 

05:07:02 PM  

Senator Gonzales made closing remarks. 

05:08:03 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1090 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Gonzales
Cooke No
Gardner No
Rodriguez Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lee Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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