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288993025FE2DBD4872586A9007AFEB2 Hearing Summary


Date Mar 31, 2021      
Location LSB A

HB21-1235 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole

04:28:32 PM  
Representatives Bird
and Benavidez, co-prime sponsor, introduced House Bill 21-1235 concerning
measures to improve public safety through the modification of the regulation
of fireworks.  The bill clarifies that individuals that are licensed
to sell, display, or import fireworks may not provide fireworks outside
of what their license allows.  In addition, exporters may no longer
sell to purchasers outside of the state, according to the bill, unless
a buyer is a licensed retailer and shows a valid out-of-state license and
04:32:43 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
04:33:38 PM  
AAeron Calkins, representing Olde Glory Fireworks, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:38:52 PM  
Carmen Olivarez,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Letters of
testimony and text about the bill were submitted (Attachment G).
04:46:44 PM  
Councilmember Heidi Henkel, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Meghan MacKillop, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill. Roland Halpern, representing Colorado Voters for Animals, testified in support of the bill. Commissioner Steve O'Dorisio, representing his district in Adams County, testified in support of the bill.
04:57:00 PM  
The committee made closing remarks.
05:01:37 PM  
The committee made comments about the bill.

05:06:47 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1235 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Gray
Seconded Arndt
Arndt Yes
Catlin No
Froelich Yes
Hooton Yes
Pico No
Rich No
Sullivan Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Van Winkle Excused
Gray Yes
Exum Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS