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h_hie_2016a_2016-02-09t11:31:00z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/09/2016



Final

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.



12:13 PM



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).



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12:18 PM



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.



12:37 PM



Representative Klingenschmitt answered questions from the committee.



12:39 PM



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.



12:58 PM



Representative Klingenschmitt made additional comments.



12:59 PM



Ms. Vondruska answered additional questions from the committee.



01:10 PM



Representative McCann laid over House Bill 16-1137 until February 11, 2016.



01:11 PM



The committee adjourned.




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