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H_BUS_2017A 03/07/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS AND LABOR

Date: 03/07/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:30 PM to 02:04 PM
Arndt
E
Coleman
X
Place: LSB A
Garnett
X
Gray
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Navarro
X
Representative Winter
Nordberg
X
Rosenthal
X
This Report was prepared by
Sias
X
Luisa Altmann
Thurlow
X
Van Winkle
X
Williams D.
*
Winter
X
Kraft-Tharp
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
SB17-077

SB17-134
Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole





01:31 PM -- SB 17-077



Representative Kraft-Tharp and Representative Willett, co-sponsors, introduced House Bill 17-077. The bill allows the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board, or state or local agencies that have a statutory mandate to promote alcohol beverages manufactured in Colorado or to promote tourism to an area of the state that manufactures alcohol beverages, to apply for a special event permit.



01:33 PM --
Doug Caskey, Colorado Wine Industry Development Board, testified in support of the bill.



01:35 PM --
Richard Orf, Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in support of the bill.





01:36 PM --
Kevin Bommer, Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.

BILL: SB17-077
TIME: 01:37:48 PM
MOVED: Kraft-Tharp
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-077 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 12-0.
SECONDED: Van Winkle
VOTE
Arndt
Excused
Coleman
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Gray
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Nordberg
Yes
Rosenthal
Yes
Sias
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Van Winkle
Yes
Williams D.
Yes
Winter
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Final YES: 12 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



01:38 PM -- SB 17-134



Representative Nordberg and Representative Herod, co-sponsors, introduced Senate Bill 17-134. Under current law, when the state or local licensing authority suspends a liquor license, the licensee may petition to pay a fine instead of serving the suspension. If the petition is approved by the state or local licensing authority, the fine amount is equivalent to 20 percent of a liquor licensee's estimated gross revenue from the sale of alcohol during a proposed license suspension, except that it must range from $200 to $5,000.



For specified licensees operating a sales room or retail establishment in addition to either manufacturing or wholesaling activities that violate the prohibition on serving to a person under 21 years of age or someone visibly intoxicated, the bill stipulates that:



- the fine assessed must be based solely on the estimated gross revenue from the sales room or retail establishment, not on any manufacturing or wholesale activities;

- the fine must still range from $200 to $5,000; and

- a suspension of the license must be limited to the sales room or retail activities, without extending to the manufacturing or wholesaling activities of the licensee.



The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.



01:44 PM --
Patrick Maroney, Liquor Enforcement Division, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Maroney responded to questions from the committee.









01:50 PM --
Tommy Bibliowicz, 4 Noses Brewing Company, testified in support of the bill.



01:54 PM --
Kara Miller, Colorado Distiller's Guild, testified in support of the bill.



01:57 PM --
Doug Caskey, Colorado Wine Industry Development Board, testified in support of the bill.

BILL: SB17-134
TIME: 01:59:17 PM
MOVED: Nordberg
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Kraft-Tharp
VOTE
Arndt
Excused
Coleman
Garnett
Gray
Navarro
Nordberg
Rosenthal
Sias
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Williams D.
Winter
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



170307 AttachA.pdf170307 AttachA.pdf




BILL: SB17-134
TIME: 02:00:07 PM
MOVED: Nordberg
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Garnett
VOTE
Arndt
Excused
Coleman
Garnett
Gray
Navarro
Nordberg
Rosenthal
Sias
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Williams D.
Winter
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



170307 AttachB.pdf170307 AttachB.pdf







02:00 PM



The bill sponsors made closing remarks.

BILL: SB17-134
TIME: 02:01:18 PM
MOVED: Nordberg
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-134, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 12-0.
SECONDED: Kraft-Tharp
VOTE
Arndt
Excused
Coleman
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Gray
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Nordberg
Yes
Rosenthal
Yes
Sias
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Van Winkle
Yes
Williams D.
Yes
Winter
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Final YES: 12 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



02:04 PM



The committee adjourned.




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