BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1137
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT
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12:12 PM -- HB 16-1137
Representative McCann announced that the committee would adjourn at 1 p.m., and at that time House Bill 16-1137 would be laid over, if necessary. Amanda King, Legislative Council Staff, stated that a research note had been prepared for House Bill 16-1137.
Representative Klingenschmitt presented House Bill 16-1137. The bill requires, on and after January 1, 2017, all packaged nicotine products that do not contain tobacco to have a specified warning label. The penalties for not properly labeling these types of nicotine products are the same as the penalties for selling nicotine products to a minor. The penalties range from a written warning up to a $1,500 fine. Representative Klingenschmitt provided a handout (Attachment B).
Representative Klingenschmitt answered questions from the committee. He distributed amendments L.002, L.003, and L.004 (Attachment C, D, and E).
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12:27 PM -- Ruth Aponte, National Jewish Health, testified in support of the bill. She read a statement from Dr. David Tinkelman (Attachment F). Ms. Aponte provided two handouts (Attachments G and H).
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12:31 PM -- Dr. Jamaiya James, Colorado Chapter of the Academy of American Pediatrics and Children's Hospital Colorado, testified in support of the bill. She answered questions from the committee.
Representative Klingenschmitt answered questions from the committee.
Dr. James, Ms. Aponte, and Representative Klingenschmitt answered questions from the committee.
12:52 PM -- Monica Vondruska, Cignot Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. She answered questions from the committee.
Representative Klingenschmitt made additional comments.
Ms. Vondruska answered additional questions from the committee.
Representative McCann laid over House Bill 16-1137 until February 11, 2016.
The committee adjourned.