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28601A4A9AFDF6A68725881A007074A3 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB22-1064

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date Apr 4, 2022      
Location HCR 0112



HB22-1064 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

02:28:24 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
02:29:07 PM  

The committee returned to order. Representatives Bacon and Mullica, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 22-1064. The bill prohibits retailers from selling, advertising, displaying, or marketing flavored cigarettes, tobacco products, and nicotine products, except by eligible retailers that obtain a permit. It also creates a grant program for communities disproportionately impacted by such products. The sponsors provided a packet of information about the bill (Attachment B). Written testimony is attached (Attachment C).

02:36:50 PM  
Members of the committee asked a number of questions about the bill.
02:57:40 PM  
The committee continued
to discuss the bill with the sponsors.  A memorandum from the Colorado
Attorney General was entered into the record (Attachment D).
03:20:12 PM  
Dr. Jessica Barrington-Trimis, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Professor Geoffrey Fong, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Stanton Glantz, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. The witness panel responded to questions from the committee.
03:46:00 PM  

Mr. Grier Bailey, representing the Colorado Convenience Store Assocation, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms Mary Szarmach, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. Maurine DesJardine, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:57:13 PM  

Mayor Jonathan Godes, representing the City of Glenwood Springs, testified in support of the bill. Councilwoman Amanda Sawyer, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Mayor Pro Tem JJ Trout, representing the Golden City Council, testified in support of the bill. The panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

04:12:05 PM  
Mr. Ed Smith, representing the Wild Card Casino, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Luis Pedroza , representing Sasquatch Station, testified in opposition to the bill. Erin Morben, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. The witness panel responded to questions from the committee.
04:25:13 PM  

Ms. Leanne Wheeler, representing Wheeler Advisory Group LLC, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Alexandra Simon, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Nadine Bridges, representing One Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Jim Garcia, representing the Tepeyac Community Health Center, testified in support of the bill.

04:37:03 PM  
Mr. Don Buck, representing
Diversified Management Group, Inc, testified in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. Joshua Torgler, representing J.R.‘s Country Store, testified
in opposition to the bill.  The witnesses responded to questions from
the committee.
04:51:38 PM  
Valarie Ruybal-Montoya, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Donald Moore, representing Pueblo Community Health Center, Inc., testified in support of the bill.
04:58:05 PM  
Ms. Jillian Dreyer, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. Mrs. Michelle Niccoli, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Manny Singh, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Xavier Castanon, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:11:43 PM  
Mr. Dylan Lindsey,
representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Kalina
Kulig, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Mr.
Kevin  O'Flaherty, representing the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids,
testified in support of the bill.  The witnesses answered several
committee questions.
05:53:46 PM  
Mrs, Dawn Owens, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Aasim Choudhry, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:02:12 PM  

Ms. Morgan Richards, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Trace Faust, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

06:19:08 PM  
Mr. Vonley Starkey, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Ramin Delsouz, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:25:27 PM  

Mr. Zach Zaslow, representing Children's Hospital Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Dr.Ted Maynard, representing the Colorado Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Thomas Ylioja, representing National Jewish Health, testified in support of the bill. The witness panel responded to questions from the committee.

06:37:56 PM  
Mr. Eric Roy, representing Mountain View Vapes, testified in opposition to the bill. Bret Goodman, representing Premium Tobacco, testified in opposition to the bill. Heather Heritage, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. Alaa Sawaged, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
06:57:13 PM  
Matt Cook, representing the Colorado Association of School Boards, testified in support of the bill. MaryPat DeWald, representing the Colorado Nurses Association, testified in support of the bill. Angelina Sierra-Sandoval, representing the Colorado League of Charter Schools, testified in support of the bill.
07:05:29 PM  
Ms. Serenity Martinez,
representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Krystyn
Hartman, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Mr.
Logan Mason, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
 Thomas Briant, representing the National Association of Tobacco Outlets,
testified in opposition to the bill.

07:21:14 PM  
Josh Blanchard, representing the Summit County Board of Commissioners, testified in support of the bill. Heather Crate, representing Boulder County and Boulder County Public Health, testified in support of the bill. Commissioner Jeanne McQueeny, representing the Eagle County Board of Commissioners, testified in support of the bill.
07:31:10 PM  
Mr. Timothy Andrews, representing Americans for Tax Reform, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. David Hancox, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. Jason Casados, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. Amanda Wheeler, representing the Rocky Mountain Smoke Free Alliance, testified in opposition to the bill. The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
07:45:59 PM  
Mr. Philip Guerin, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. The committee committee took a brief recess.
07:58:15 PM  
The committee returned
to order. Mr. Joshua Sprague, representing Absolute Vapor, testified in
opposition to the bill. Mrs Christina Casados, representing herself, testified
in opposition to the bill. Mr. David Harper, representing himself, testified
in opposition to the bill. The witnesses responded to questions from the
committee.
08:12:59 PM  
Mr. Christopher Hudgins, representing the National Hookah Community Association, testified to amend the bill. Guy Bentley, representing the Reason Foundation, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
08:19:31 PM  

Dr. Phillip Gardiner, representing the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Carolyn Dresler, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

08:26:28 PM  
Mr. Christopher Roller, representing the American Heart Association, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Jodi Radke, representing the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Nick Torres, representing the American Lung Association, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Kendall Stagg, representing Kaiser Permanente, testified to amend the bill. The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
08:53:36 PM  
The bill sponsors
returned to the table. They discussed amendments L.018 (Attachment E),
L.020 (Attachment F), L.024 (Attachment G), and L.023 (Attachment H).


08:53:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.020 (Attachment F).
Moved Snyder
Seconded Tipper
Benavidez
Daugherty
Gray
Kipp
Luck
Rich
Sandridge
Soper
Tipper
Snyder
Bird
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


08:54:40 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.024 (Attachment G).
Moved Snyder
Seconded Kipp
Benavidez
Daugherty
Gray
Kipp
Luck
Rich
Sandridge
Soper
Tipper
Snyder
Bird
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


08:55:33 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.018 (Attachment E).
Moved Snyder
Seconded Sandridge
Benavidez
Daugherty
Gray
Kipp
Luck
Rich
Sandridge
Soper
Tipper
Snyder
Bird
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


08:57:50 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.023 (Attachment H).
Moved Snyder
Seconded Kipp
Benavidez
Daugherty
Gray
Kipp
Luck
Rich
Sandridge
Soper
Tipper
Snyder
Bird
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
09:08:59 PM  
Jennifer Berman,
representing the Office of Legislative Legal Services, joined the committee
to respond to questions about amendment L.021 (Attachment I).  Representative
Soper discussed the amendment with the bill sponsors and other members
of the committee.


09:15:51 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.021 (Attachment I).
Moved Soper
Seconded Snyder
Benavidez No
Daugherty No
Gray Yes
Kipp No
Luck No
Rich Yes
Sandridge Yes
Soper Yes
Tipper No
Snyder Yes
Bird Yes
YES: 6   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
09:15:53 PM  
The sponsors wrapped up their presentation of the bill and asked for a favorable recommendation.
09:28:40 PM  
Members of the committee commented about their positions on the bill.


09:51:06 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1064, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Snyder
Seconded Kipp
Benavidez Yes
Daugherty Yes
Gray Yes
Kipp Yes
Luck No
Rich No
Sandridge No
Soper No
Tipper Yes
Snyder Yes
Bird Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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