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S_FIN_2021A 05/28/2021 03:23:31 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 05/28/2021
Attendance
Hisey X
Holbert X
Lee X
Lundeen *
Winter *
Bridges X
Pettersen *
Time 03:23:31 PM to 08:35:51 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Pettersen
This Report was prepared by Katie Ruedebusch
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB21-290 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SB21-292 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1315 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1317 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

03:23:34 PM
Sen. Bridges explained
how the committee will be proceeding for the afternoon.



SB21-290 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


03:27:44 PM  
Sens. Danielson and
Buckner introduced Senate Bill 21-290. The bill creates the Area Agency
on Aging Grant Program
.  


03:40:08 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-290 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Holbert No
Lee Yes
Lundeen No
Winter Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-292 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


03:40:37 PM  
Sens. Winter and
Rankin introduced Senate Bill 21-292. The bill allocates a total of $15
million to be appropriated for victim's services programs and purposes
related to populations who have been disproportionately negatively affected
by the COVID-19 public health emergency, including those affected by domestic
violence and sexual assault.


03:51:27 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-292 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Hisey No
Holbert No
Lee Yes
Lundeen Yes
Winter Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1315 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


03:52:08 PM  
Sens. Moreno and Gonzales introduced House Bill 21-1315. The bill repeals the requirement that juveniles pay certain court related fees and fines.
03:53:38 PM  
Mr. Devan Shea, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Emma Atuire, representing
herself, testified in support of the bill.  Tristan Gorman, representing
the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, testified in support of the bill.


04:21:41 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1315 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Hisey No
Holbert Yes
Lee Yes
Lundeen Yes
Winter Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1317 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


04:22:05 PM  
Sens. Hansen and
Lundeen introduced House Bill 21-1317. The bill requires a study of high-potency
marijuana concentrates, and makes changes to state law related to physician
recommendations for medical marijuana, the sale of medical marijuana, and
the sale of marijuana concentrate.  The sponsors answered several
committee questions.  
04:26:42 PM  
Ms. Lafonna Pacheco, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Mrs. Laura Stack, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Christopher Rogers, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Matt Cook, representing the Colorado Association of School Boards, testified in support of the bill.
04:40:44 PM  
Dr. Brad Roberts,
representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  Dr. Libby
Stuyt, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Ms.
Connie Boyd, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Ms.
Stacey Harrison, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
Mr. Tate Harrison, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:26:29 PM  
Mr. Kyle Lambert,
representing the Colorado Department of Revenue - Marijuana Enforcement
Division, was available to answer committee questions.
05:26:36 PM  
Mrs. Amber Wann,
representing herself, testified to amend the bill.  Mr. Brad Wann,
representing himself, testified to amend the bill.  Ms. Ashley Weber,
representing CO NORML, testified to amend the bill.  Ms. Autumn Brooks,
representing Clear Creek School District Re-1, testified to amend the bill.
05:58:09 PM  
Committee discussion
with the witnesses continued.
06:08:41 PM  
Ms. Melissa Klein,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Mr Kirk Quitter,
representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  Dr Grace
Cheney, representing the Colorado Psychiatric Society, testified in support
of the bill.  Ms. Trina Faatz, representing herself, testified in
support of the bill.  
06:09:02 PM  
Ms. Stacey Linn, representing CannAbility, testified in support of the bill. Her testimony was read into the record by Ms. Jennifer Mello.
06:19:08 PM  
Ms. Fran Mae, representing Colorado Cross Disability Colation, testified to amend the bill. Mr. Robert Cohen, representing the Cohen Medical Centers, testified to amend the bill. Ms. Vicki Trujillo and Mr. Jonah Trujillo, representing themselves, testified against the bill.
06:33:35 PM  
Ms. Kara Miller, representing Marijuana Industry Group, testified to amend the bill. Ms. Martha Montemayor, representing the Cannabis Clinicians Colorado, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
07:13:34 PM  
Ms. Diane Carlson, representing Smart Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Ge'Swan Swanson, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Dawn Reinfeld, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
07:37:32 PM  
Dr. Shawn Morris, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Karen Randall, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms Ginny Bullard, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.


08:14:00 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.033 (Attachment A)
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Hisey
Holbert
Lee
Lundeen
Winter
Bridges
Pettersen
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


08:33:55 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1317, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Holbert Yes
Lee Yes
Lundeen Yes
Winter Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


08:35:51 PM   The committee adjourned.






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