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H_FIN_2016A 04/06/2016 01:36:00 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Date: 04/06/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:36 PM to 10:38 PM
Becker K.
X
Conti
*
Place: RM 271
Garnett
X
Kagan
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Pabon
X
Representative Court
Roupe
X
Sias
X
This Report was prepared by
Van Winkle
X
Katie Ruedebusch
Wilson
*
Foote
X
Court
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
SB16-016

SB16-080

HB16-1261

SB16-080
Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to Appropriations

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The committee was called to order. A quorum was present.



01:36 PM -- SB16-016



Speaker Hullinghorst and Representative Lawrence, co-prime sponsors, introduced Senate Bill 16-016. The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) funds scientific and cultural facilities within the seven-county Denver metropolitan area. Under current law, the 0.1 percent sales and use tax funding the SCFD is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2018. The SCFD is allowed to submit a ballot question to district voters at the 2016 or 2017 November election authorizing the extension of the tax for 12 years through June 30, 2030. Beginning in FY 2018-19, this bill makes several changes to the funding formula for SCFD Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 recipients.



01:43 PM -- Mr. Steve Wilson, representing the Mizel Arts and Culture Center and the SCFD, testified in support of the bill. He distributed resolutions in favor of the SCFD (Attachment A) and petition in support of the SCFD (Attachment B). Attachment A and Attachment B are filed with Legislative Council and can be viewed upon request.



16HouseFin0406AttachA.pdf16HouseFin0406AttachA.pdf 16HouseFin0406AttachB.pdf16HouseFin0406AttachB.pdf





















01:46 PM -- Mr. Dan Hopkins, representing the SCFD Board, testified in support of the bill.



01:50 PM -- Ms. Kathy Kusan, representing the SCFD Board, testified in support of the bill.



01:52 PM -- Ms. Lisa Rigsby Peterson, representing the Lone Tree Arts Center, testified in support of the bill.



01:57 PM -- Ms. Susan Honstein, Ms. Adriana Abarka, and Ms. Stella Yu, representing FACE, came to the table together and testified in support of the bill.



02:02 PM -- Ms. Jane Potts, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



02:04 PM -- Ms. Gena Dickey, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



02:08 PM -- Ms. Jennette Truijillo, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



02:12 PM -- Councilwoman Angela Lawson, representing the Aurora City Council, testified in support of the bill.



02:15 PM -- Mayor Suzanne Jones, representing the City of Boulder, testified in support of the bill.



02:17 PM -- Mayor Joe Gierlach, representing the City of Nederland, testified in support of the bill.



02:20 PM -- Commissioner Elize Jones, representing the Boulder County Board of County Commissioners, testified in support of the bill.



02:23 PM -- Dr. Jandel Allen-Davis, representing Kaiser Permanente, testified in support of the bill.



02:27 PM -- Mr. Tom Clark, representing the Denver Metro Economic Development Corporation, testified in support of the bill. He distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment C).



Attachment C is filed with Legislative Council and can be viewed upon request.



02:30 PM -- Ms. Cleo Parker Robinson, representing Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, testified in support of the bill.



02:36 PM -- Ms. Olga Garcia, representing the Museo de las Americas, testified in support of the bill.



02:38 PM -- Ms. Rebecca Miller and Mr. Max Miller, representing the Denver Art Museum, testified in support of the bill.



02:50 PM -- Ms. Pauline Herrera Seriani, representing the Denver Architectural Foundation, testified in support of the bill.



02:55 PM -- Ms. Maureen Ediger and Ms. Lucy Roucis, representing the Phamaly Theatre Company, testified in support of the bill.

















03:01 PM -- Ms. Susan Jenson, representing Downtown Aurora Visual Arts, testified in support of the bill. She distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment D).



Attachment D is filed with Legislative Council and can be viewed upon request.



03:04 PM -- Mr. Jaiver Torres, representing Downtown Aurora Visual Arts, testified in support of the bill.



03:08 PM -- Ms. Yvette Martinez, representing the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, testified in support of the bill.



03:10 PM -- Mr. Mike Yankovich, representing the Children's Museum of Denver, testified in support of the bill.



03:13 PM -- Mr. Shawn Coleman, representing the Colorado Youth Symphony, testified in support of the bill.



03:17 PM -- Mr. Brian Vogt, representing the Denver Botanic Gardens, testified in support of the bill.

BILL: SB16-016
TIME: 03:27:26 PM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-016 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.
SECONDED: Roupe
VOTE
Becker K.
Yes
Conti
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Roupe
Yes
Sias
Yes
Van Winkle
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Foote
Yes
Court
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





03:30 PM



The committee recessed.



















03:45 PM



The committee came back to order.





03:45 PM -- SB16-080



Representative Wist and Representative Pabon, co-prime sponsors, introduced Senate Bill 16-080. The reengrossed bill removes an exemption from certain offenses relating to marijuana and marijuana concentrate provided for lawfully cultivated medical marijuana. Under the bill, residential growers of medical marijuana will be subject to the same requirements as other growers to lawfully cultivate in an enclosed and locked space and to restrict the access of persons under the age of 21, unless that person is at least 18 years old and holds a valid medical marijuana card or is a registered primary caregiver. The bill also clarifies that if a person is lawfully cultivating medical marijuana, that fact alone is not sufficient to require a referral to child protection services. The sponsors answered several questions from the committee.



03:56 PM -- Mr. Jason Warf, representing the Southern Colorado Cannabis Council, testified against the bill. He answered several questions from the committee.



04:02 PM -- Mr. William Chengelis, representing the U.S. Marijuana Party, testified against the bill.



04:03 PM -- Mr. Warren Jenkins, representing Citizens for Marijuana, testified against the bill.



04:06 PM -- Ms. Myra "Little Tree" Oppy, representing herself, testified against the bill. She answered several questions from the committee.



04:11 PM -- Mr. Justin Duncan, representing himself, testified against the bill.



04:12 PM -- Mr. Mike Wise, representing himself, testified against the bill.



04:15 PM -- Mr. Shawn Coleman, representing 36 Solutions, testified against the bill.



04:26 PM -- Ms. Jessica LeRoux, representing herself, testified against the bill.



04:32 PM -- Mr. Ryan Skidmore, representing himself, testified against the bill.



04:38 PM -- Mr. James Scruggs, representing himself, testified against the bill.



04:39 PM -- Sergeant Jim Gerhardt, representing the Colorado Drug Investigators and the Colorado Chiefs of Police, testified in support of the bill. He distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment E). He answered several questions from the committee.



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05:08 PM -- Mr. Kevin Bommer, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill. He answered several committee questions.



05:11 PM -- Mr. Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties Inc, testified in support of the bill. He distributed a news article to the committee (Attachment F).



16HouseFin0406AttachF.pdf16HouseFin0406AttachF.pdf



05:15 PM -- Ms. Henny Lasley, representing Smart Colorado, testified in support of the bill.





05:25 PM



Committee discussion with the bill sponsors ensued.





05:33 PM



The committee recessed.





05:54 PM



The committee came back to order.






















































BILL: SB16-080
TIME: 05:57:14 PM
MOVED: Pabon
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment G). The motion passed without objection.

16HouseFin0406AttachG.pdf16HouseFin0406AttachG.pdf
SECONDED: Court
VOTE
Becker K.
Conti
Garnett
Kagan
Pabon
Roupe
Sias
Van Winkle
Wilson
Foote
Court
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





06:18 PM



The bill was laid over till the end of the calendar.





06:14 PM -- HB16-1261



Representative Pabon, sponsor, returned to the table to discuss House Bill 16-1261. The bill was previously heard by the committee on March 24, 2016.



06:16 PM -- Mr. Tristan Syron, representing himself, testified in support of the bill with amendments. He answered a question from the committee.



06:20 PM -- Mr. Carter Baird, representing The Pot Scientist, testified against several proposed amendments to the bill. He answered several committee questions.



06:26 PM -- Mr. Matt Montgomery, representing the Colorado Association of School Resource Officers, testified in support of the bill with certain amendments.























06:33 PM -- Mr. Taylor Fraley, representing himself, testified against a proposed amendment to the bill.



06:42 PM -- Mr. Ted Harms, representing the Anschutz Foundation, testified in support of the bill with certain amendments.



06:49 PM -- Mr. Jason Warf, representing the Southern Colorado Cannabis Council, testified in support of the bill and expressed some reservations on certain proposed amendments.



06:56 PM -- Ms. Lynn Reimer, representing the North Metro Drug Task Force, testified in support of the bill.



07:06 PM -- Ms. Elizabeth Fraker, representing herself, testified in support of the bill with an amendment.



07:10 PM -- Ms. Elizabeth O'Donnell, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



07:14 PM -- Mr. William Chengelis, representing the U.S. Marijuana Party, testified against a proposed potency amendment.



07:17 PM -- Ms. Alana Shay Freeman, representing herself, testified in support of a proposed potency amendment.



07:21 PM -- Mr. Warren Jenkins, representing himself, testified against a possible potency amendment.



07:26 PM -- Mr. Paul Scudo, representing Step 13, testified in support of a proposed potency amendment.



07:35 PM -- Ms. Mary Carniglia, representing Healthy Cannabis Unlimited, testified against a proposed potency amendment.



07:45 PM -- Ms. Wendi Chamberlain, representing herself, testified in support of a proposed potency amendment.



07:52 PM -- Dr. Leah Horstman, representing Arapahoe House, testified in support of proposed potency amendments.



07:55 PM -- Mr. Kevin Bommer, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill. He also discussed several possible amendments and answered several committee questions.



08:06 PM -- Mr. Mark Slaugh, representing iComply, testified in support of amendment L.002 (Attachment H).



























08:11 PM -- Mr. Mark Slaugh read a statement from Peggy Moore. Ms. Moore supported amendment L.002 (Attachment H) and amendment L.011 (Attachment L).



08:15 PM -- Ms. Ellen Stern, representing the Children's Hospital of Colorado, testified in support of the bill and proposed amendment L.027 (Attachment M). She answered several committee questions.



08:22 PM -- Ms. Myra "Little Tree" Oppy, representing herself, testified against several proposed amendments.



08:26 PM -- Mr. Shawn Coleman, representing 36 Solutions, testified in support of amendment L.002 (Attachment H) and against a proposed potency amendment. He answered several questions from the committee.



08:38 PM -- Mr. James Scruggs, representing himself, testified against possible amendments.



08:41 PM -- Ms. Stephanie Hopper, representing Ballpark and the Colorado Cannabis Chamber of Council, testified in support of the bill and with the proposed amendments.



08:47 PM -- Ms. Jessica LaRoux, representing herself, testified from a neutral position on the bill.



08:52 PM -- Ms. Kristin Amescua, representing herself, testified against the possible potency amendment.



08:56 PM -- Mr. Tyler Henson, representing the Colorado Cannabis Chamber of Commerce, testified in support of the bill and the proposed amendments.



08:57 PM -- Ms. Dana Scruggs, representing herself, testified against the statements of other witnesses.



09:01 PM -- Mr. Justin Duncan, representing himself, testified against a possible potency amendment.



09:04 PM -- Mr. Ron Kammerzell, representing the Colorado Department of Revenue, came to the table to answer committee questions.

















































09:20 PM



Representative Pabon distributed and discussed several amendments with the committee.

BILL: HB16-1261
TIME: 09:23:46 PM
MOVED: Pabon
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment H). The motion passed on a vote of 6-5.

16HouseFin0406AttachH.pdf16HouseFin0406AttachH.pdf
SECONDED: Becker K.
VOTE
Becker K.
Yes
Conti
No
Garnett
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Roupe
No
Sias
No
Van Winkle
No
Wilson
No
Foote
Yes
Court
Yes
YES: 6 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS
















































BILL: HB16-1261
TIME: 09:34:36 PM
MOVED: Pabon
MOTION: Adopt Amendment L.006 (Attachment I). The motion passed without objection.

16HouseFin0406AttachI.pdf16HouseFin0406AttachI.pdf
SECONDED: Foote
VOTE
Becker K.
Conti
Garnett
Kagan
Pabon
Roupe
Sias
Van Winkle
Wilson
Foote
Court
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection
























































BILL: HB16-1261
TIME: 09:35:44 PM
MOVED: Pabon
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment J). The motion passed without objection.

16HouseFin0406AttachJ.pdf16HouseFin0406AttachJ.pdf
SECONDED: Kagan
VOTE
Becker K.
Conti
Garnett
Kagan
Pabon
Roupe
Sias
Van Winkle
Wilson
Foote
Court
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


























































BILL: HB16-1261
TIME: 09:36:13 PM
MOVED: Pabon
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.010 (Amendment K). The motion passed without objection.

16HouseFin0406AttachK.pdf16HouseFin0406AttachK.pdf
SECONDED: Becker K.
VOTE
Becker K.
Conti
Garnett
Kagan
Pabon
Roupe
Sias
Van Winkle
Wilson
Foote
Court
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


























































BILL: HB16-1261
TIME: 09:37:00 PM
MOVED: Pabon
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.011 (Attachment L). Because amendment L.027 was adopted, no vote was taken on this motion.

16HouseFin0406AttachL.pdf16HouseFin0406AttachL.pdf
SECONDED: Garnett
VOTE
Becker, K.
Conti
Garnett
Kagan
Pabon
Roupe
Sias
Van Winkle
Wilson
Foote
Court
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION:




















































BILL: HB16-1261
TIME: 09:37:05 PM
MOVED: Garnett
MOTION: Adopt substitute amendment L.027 (Attachment M). The motion passed without objection.

16HouseFin0406AttachM.pdf16HouseFin0406AttachM.pdf
SECONDED: Pabon
VOTE
Becker K.
Conti
Garnett
Kagan
Pabon
Roupe
Sias
Van Winkle
Wilson
Foote
Court
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


























































BILL: HB16-1261
TIME: 09:40:14 PM
MOVED: Pabon
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.013 (Attachment N). The motion passed without objection.

16HouseFin0406AttachN.pdf16HouseFin0406AttachN.pdf
SECONDED: Court
VOTE
Becker K.
Conti
Garnett
Kagan
Pabon
Roupe
Sias
Van Winkle
Wilson
Foote
Court
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection






















































BILL: HB16-1261
TIME: 09:42:25 PM
MOVED: Pabon
MOTION: Adopt Amendment L.015 (Attachment O). The motion passed without objection.

16HouseFin0406AttachO.pdf16HouseFin0406AttachO.pdf
SECONDED: Becker K.
VOTE
Becker K.
Conti
Garnett
Kagan
Pabon
Roupe
Sias
Van Winkle
Wilson
Foote
Court
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection
























































BILL: HB16-1261
TIME: 09:46:01 PM
MOVED: Pabon
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.018 (Attachment P). The motion passed without objection.

16HouseFin0406AttachP.pdf16HouseFin0406AttachP.pdf
SECONDED: Court
VOTE
Becker K.
Conti
Garnett
Kagan
Pabon
Roupe
Sias
Van Winkle
Wilson
Foote
Court
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection
























































BILL: HB16-1261
TIME: 09:48:01 PM
MOVED: Pabon
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.019 (Attachment Q). The motion passed on a vote of 10-1.

16HouseFin0406AttachQ.pdf16HouseFin0406AttachQ.pdf
SECONDED: Garnett
VOTE
Becker K.
Yes
Conti
No
Garnett
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Roupe
Yes
Sias
Yes
Van Winkle
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Foote
Yes
Court
Yes
YES: 10 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS
























































BILL: HB16-1261
TIME: 09:59:08 PM
MOVED: Garnett
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.022 (Attachment R). The motion passed without objection.

16HouseFin0406AttachR.pdf16HouseFin0406AttachR.pdf
SECONDED: Pabon
VOTE
Becker K.
Conti
Garnett
Kagan
Pabon
Roupe
Sias
Van Winkle
Wilson
Foote
Court
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection
























































BILL: HB16-1261
TIME: 10:10:35 PM
MOVED: Conti
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.016 (Attachment S). The motion failed on a vote of 5-6.

16HouseFin0406AttachS.pdf16HouseFin0406AttachS.pdf
SECONDED: Wilson
VOTE
Becker K.
No
Conti
Yes
Garnett
No
Kagan
No
Pabon
No
Roupe
Yes
Sias
Yes
Van Winkle
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Foote
No
Court
No
YES: 5 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL
























































BILL: HB16-1261
TIME: 10:25:43 PM
MOVED: Conti
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.017 (Attachment T). After discussion, this amendment was withdrawn.

16HouseFin0406AttachT.pdf16HouseFin0406AttachT.pdf
SECONDED: Wilson
VOTE
Becker K.
Conti
Garnett
Kagan
Pabon
Roupe
Sias
Van Winkle
Wilson
Foote
Court
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION:
BILL: HB16-1261
TIME: 10:33:22 PM
MOVED: Pabon
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1261, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.
SECONDED: Court
VOTE
Becker K.
Yes
Conti
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Roupe
Yes
Sias
Yes
Van Winkle
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Foote
Yes
Court
Yes
FINAL YES: 11 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS











10:35 PM -- SB16-080



Representative Pabon and Representative Wist returned to the table to discuss Senate Bill 16-080. Representative Wist distributed and discussed amendment L.006 (Attachment U).



16HouseFin0406AttachU.pdf16HouseFin0406AttachU.pdf












































BILL: SB16-080
TIME: 10:36:22 PM
MOVED: Pabon
MOTION: Reconsider adoption of amendment L.005 (Attachment G). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Court
VOTE
Becker K.
Conti
Garnett
Kagan
Pabon
Roupe
Sias
Van Winkle
Wilson
Foote
Court
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



































































10:37 PM



Representative Pabon withdrew amendment L.005 and Representative Court withdrew her second.

BILL: SB16-080
TIME: 10:45:03 PM
MOVED: Pabon
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment U). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Court
VOTE
Becker K.
Conti
Garnett
Kagan
Pabon
Roupe
Sias
Van Winkle
Wilson
Foote
Court
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection
BILL: SB16-080
TIME: 10:47:42 PM
MOVED: Pabon
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-080, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 9-2.
SECONDED: Court
VOTE
Becker K.
Yes
Conti
No
Garnett
No
Kagan
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Roupe
Yes
Sias
Yes
Van Winkle
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Foote
Yes
Court
Yes
FINAL YES: 9 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





10:48 PM



The committee adjourned.


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