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H_BUS_2016A 05/03/2016 01:38:20 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS AND LABOR

Date: 05/03/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:38 PM to 03:28 PM
Arndt
X
Garnett
*
Place: LSB A
Navarro
X
Nordberg
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Pabon
X
Representative Williams
Rosenthal
X
Roupe
X
This Report was prepared by
Sias
X
Luisa Altmann
Thurlow
X
Winter
X
Wist
X
Kraft-Tharp
X
Williams
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
SB16-040

HB16-1445

SB16-143

SB16-179

SB16-198
Referred to Finance

Postponed Indefinitely

Referred to Finance

Referred to Appropriations

Referred to the Committee of the Whole





01:39 PM -- SB 16-040



Representative Pabon, sponsor, introduced Senate Bill 16-040. The bill replaces the current statutory definition for owner of a licensed medical or retail marijuana business with two new ownership categories: direct beneficial interest owners and indirect beneficial interest owners.



Representative Pabon responded to questions from the committee.



01:54 PM --
Shawn Coleman, 36 Solutions, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Coleman responded to questions from the committee.



02:01 PM --
Jason Warf, Southern Colorado Cannabis Council, testified in opposition to the bill.



02:03 PM --
Meg Sanders, Mindful Dispensary, testified in support of the bill.



02:05 PM --
Dean Heizer, LivWell, testified in support of the bill.



02:08 PM



Mr. Heizer and Ms. Sanders responded to questions from the committee.









02:12 PM --
Brooke Gehring, Patients Choice and Marijuana Industry Group, testified in support of the bill.



02:16 PM --
Kara Miller, Marijuana Industry Group, testified in support of the bill.



02:17 PM



Ms. Gehring and Ms. Miller responded to questions from the committee.



02:21 PM --
Dan Anglin, AmeriCanna and Colorado Cannabis Chamber of Commerce, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Anglin responded to questions from the committee.



02:26 PM --
Lewis Koski, Marijuana Enforcement Division, responded to questions from the committee.



02:34 PM



Representative Pabon made closing remarks.

BILL: SB16-040
TIME: 02:34:54 PM
MOVED: Pabon
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-040 to the Committee on Finance. The motion passed on a vote of 12-0.
SECONDED: Winter
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Nordberg
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Rosenthal
Yes
Roupe
Yes
Sias
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Winter
Yes
Wist
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Excused
Williams
Yes
Final YES: 12 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS











02:37 PM -- HB 16-1445



Representative Ryden, sponsor, introduced House Bill 16-1445. Under the bill, it is unlawful for a retail liquor licensee to allow a person under 21 years old on the premises unless the person is accompanied by someone 21 years of age or older.



Representative Ryden provided the committee with a copy of amendment L.003 (Attachment A) and amendment L.004 (Attachment B).



160503 AttachA.pdf160503 AttachA.pdf160503 AttachB.pdf160503 AttachB.pdf



Representative Ryden responded to questions from the committee.



02:47 PM --
Kara Miller, Korean Retail Liquor Store Association, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Miller provided the committee with a handout (Attachment C). Ms. Miller responded to questions from the committee.



160503 AttachC.pdf160503 AttachC.pdf

BILL: HB16-1445
TIME: 02:51:53 PM
MOVED: Winter
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Williams
VOTE
Arndt
Garnett
Navarro
Nordberg
Pabon
Rosenthal
Roupe
Sias
Thurlow
Winter
Wist
Kraft-Tharp
Williams
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection






BILL: HB16-1445
TIME: 02:52:48 PM
MOVED: Winter
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.004. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Williams
VOTE
Arndt
Garnett
Navarro
Nordberg
Pabon
Rosenthal
Roupe
Sias
Thurlow
Winter
Wist
Kraft-Tharp
Williams
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection









02:54 PM



Representative Ryden made closing remarks.

BILL: HB16-1445
TIME: 02:57:38 PM
MOVED: Winter
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1445, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 3-9.
SECONDED: Garnett
VOTE
Arndt
No
Garnett
Yes
Navarro
No
Nordberg
No
Pabon
No
Rosenthal
No
Roupe
No
Sias
No
Thurlow
No
Winter
Yes
Wist
No
Kraft-Tharp
Excused
Williams
Yes
YES: 3 NO: 9 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL






BILL: HB16-1445
TIME: 02:58:43 PM
MOVED: Rosenthal
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1445 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 12-0.
SECONDED: Nordberg
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Nordberg
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Rosenthal
Yes
Roupe
Yes
Sias
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Winter
Yes
Wist
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Excused
Williams
Yes
Final YES: 12 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS











03:01 PM -- SB 16-143

BILL: SB16-143
TIME: 03:02:00 PM
MOVED: Williams
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-143 to the Committee on Finance. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.
SECONDED: Nordberg
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Nordberg
Yes
Pabon
Excused
Rosenthal
Yes
Roupe
Yes
Sias
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Winter
Yes
Wist
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Excused
Williams
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 0 EXC: 2 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



03:03 PM -- SB 16-179



Representative DelGrosso and Representative Lee, co-sponsors, introduced Senate Bill 16-179. The bill directs the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) to develop guidance on and establish a position to serve as a resource for employers on the proper classification of workers for unemployment insurance purposes, audit findings, and options for appealing or curing an audit.



The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.



03:13 PM --
Kathy White, Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill.



03:15 PM --
Loren Furman, Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry (CACI), testified in support of the bill.



03:15 PM --
Tony Gagliardi, National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), testified in support of the bill.





03:17 PM



The bill sponsors made closing remarks.

BILL: SB16-179
TIME: 03:20:39 PM
MOVED: Williams
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-179 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.
SECONDED: Roupe
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Nordberg
Yes
Pabon
Excused
Rosenthal
Yes
Roupe
Yes
Sias
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Winter
Yes
Wist
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Excused
Williams
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 0 EXC: 2 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



03:21 PM



The committee took a brief recess.



03:23 PM



The committee reconvened.



03:23 PM -- SB 16-198



Representative Kraft-Tharp, sponsor, introduced Senate Bill 16-198. The bill adds advisory organizations and rating organizations to the list of entities required to comply with current law regarding submission of policy forms, which may include any endorsement, rider, letter, notice, or other document affecting an insurance policy or contract.



03:25 PM --
Kelly Campbell, Property and Casualty Insurers Association, testified in support of the bill.





03:27 PM



Representative Kraft-Tharp made closing remarks.

BILL: SB16-198
TIME: 03:27:37 PM
MOVED: Kraft-Tharp
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-198 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 12-0.
SECONDED: Winter
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Nordberg
Yes
Pabon
Excused
Rosenthal
Yes
Roupe
Yes
Sias
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Winter
Yes
Wist
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Williams
Yes
Final YES: 12 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



03:28 PM



The committee adjourned.




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