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H_HIE_2018A 04/05/2018 01:53:59 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT
Date 04/05/2018
Attendance
Beckman X
Buckner X
Covarrubias X
Hooton X
Humphrey X
Kennedy *
Landgraf *
Lontine X
Ransom X
Singer X
Wilson X
Esgar X
Ginal X
Time 01:53:59 PM to 10:04:01 PM
Place RM 271
This Meeting was called to order by Ginal
This Report was prepared by Jimmy Reed
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB18-1307 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB18-1263 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB18-1286 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

HB18-1307 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:54:12 PM  

Representatives Singer and Lee, bill sponsors, explained House Bill 18-1307 to the committee.  The bill makes it unlawful to sell or knowingly dispense medication containing any quantity of dextromethorphan to a person under the age of 18.

01:59:33 PM  
Representatives Singer and Lee responded to committee questions.
01:59:50 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.
02:06:40 PM  

Carlos Gutierrez, representing the Colorado Health Plan Association, testified in support of the bill.

02:11:58 PM  

Chris Newman, representing Children's Hospital Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  A handout was distributed to the committee [Attachment A].

02:15:24 PM  
Mr. Newman and Mr. Gutierrez responded to committee questions.
02:22:27 PM  

Gino Arrendondo, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

02:28:51 PM  
Chris Howes, representing the Colorado Retail Council, testified in support of the bill.
02:29:56 PM  

Mr. Arrendondo and Mr. Howes responded to committee questions.

02:35:12 PM  
Representative Ginal concluded witness testimony.
02:39:05 PM  

Representative Singer made closing remarks.

02:39:27 PM  

Committee members commented on the bill.

02:45:02 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.


02:52:45 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1307 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Singer
Seconded Kennedy
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Covarrubias No
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Kennedy Yes
Landgraf Yes
Lontine Yes
Ransom No
Singer Yes
Wilson Yes
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1263 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:53:00 PM  

Representatives Hooton and Melton, bill sponsors, explained House Bill 18-1263 to the committee.  The bill adds Autism Spectrum Disorder and acute pain to the list of disabling medical conditions for which medical marijuana may be used.  Handouts were distributed [Attachments B, C, and D].

03:08:45 PM  

Representatives Hooton and Melton responded to committee questions.

03:16:36 PM  

Dr. Megan Schott, representing the Colorado Child and Adolescent Society, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:20:33 PM  
Dr. Sandra Fritsch, representing Children's Hospital Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:22:45 PM  

Dr. Jennifer Hagman, representing the Colorado Psychiatric Society, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:26:36 PM  
Dr. Schott, Dr. Fritsch, and Dr. Hagman responded to committee questions.
03:29:46 PM  
Larry Wolk, representing the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:46:07 PM  

Dr. Wolk responded to committee questions.

03:51:11 PM  

Amanda Bent, representing the Drug Policy Alliance, testified in support of the bill.  Handouts were distributed to the committee [Attachments E and F].

04:10:12 PM  
Shawn Coleman, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:12:51 PM  

Michelle Walker, representing Mothers Advocating Medical Marijuana for Autism, testified in support of the bill.  Handouts were distributed to the committee [Attachments G and H].

04:14:30 PM  

Ms. Bent, Mr. Coleman, and Ms. Walker responded to committee questions. 

04:19:01 PM  
Jamie Kropp, representing 420 Autism, testified in support of the bill.
04:32:32 PM  
Jackie Bess, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:38:17 PM  

Amy Dawn Bourlon-Hilterbran, representing American Medical Refugees, testified in support of the bill.

04:43:10 PM  

Ms. Bourlon-Hilterbran and Ms. Bess responded to committee questions.

04:53:12 PM  

Katherine Golden, representing Holos Health, testified in support of the bill.

04:56:24 PM  
Amber Wann, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:58:42 PM  
Nikodemus Rechul, representing Medical Alteratives Clinics, testified in support of the bill.
05:02:53 PM  
Ms. Golden and Mr. Rechul responded to committee questions.
05:11:41 PM  

Bridget Seritt, representing the Canna Patient Resource Connection of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

05:14:33 PM  
Christian Sederberg, representing Vicente Sederberg, testified in support of the bill.
05:17:25 PM  

Sarah Berke, representing Doctors of Natural Medicine, testified in support of the bill.  A handout was distributed [Attachment I].

05:20:41 PM  
Ms. Berke responded to committee questions.
05:28:48 PM  
Margaret Terlaje, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:30:46 PM  
Vicki Pletka, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:33:54 PM  
Alejandro Worth, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:41:32 PM  
Marcus Najera, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:44:17 PM  
Lisa Rittel, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:45:38 PM  
Jason Cranford, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:50:30 PM  
Mr. Cranford responded to committee questions.
05:59:37 PM  

Joshua Mak, representing the Public Interest Network, testified in support of the bill.

06:04:26 PM  
Christina Johnson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:07:26 PM  

Matthew Kahl, representing Veterans for Natural Rights, testified in support of the bill.

06:11:21 PM  

Jason Warf, representing the Southern Colorado Cannabis Council, testified in support of the bill.

06:14:32 PM  

Hanni Raley, representing the Arc of Aurora, testified in support of the bill.

06:17:35 PM  

Julie Richardson, representing Veedverks, testified in support of the bill.

06:19:52 PM  
Martha Montemayor, representing Cannabis Clinicians Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
06:25:43 PM  
Pam Long, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:29:28 PM  
Cheri Hackett, representing the Hackett Foundation, testified in support of the bill.
06:33:58 PM  
Stacey Linn, representing the Cannability Foundation, testified in support of the bill.
06:34:49 PM  
Ms. Linn and Ms. Montemayor responded to committee questions.
06:45:27 PM  
Representative Ginal concluded witness testimony.
06:49:44 PM  

Representative Lontine distributed and explained amendment L.001 to the committee [Attachment J].  Representative Hooton distributed and explained amendment L.007 to the committee [Attachment K].

07:02:35 PM  
Michael Dohr, Office of Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to respond to committee questions.
07:03:08 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.
07:05:05 PM  

Representatives Lontine and Hooton responded to committee questions.



07:22:48 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 [Attachment K].
Moved Esgar
Seconded Buckner
Beckman No
Buckner No
Covarrubias No
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Kennedy Yes
Landgraf No
Lontine No
Ransom No
Singer Yes
Wilson No
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
YES: 6   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


07:23:46 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 [Attachment J].
Moved Lontine
Seconded Wilson
Beckman Yes
Buckner Yes
Covarrubias Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Kennedy No
Landgraf Yes
Lontine Yes
Ransom Yes
Singer No
Wilson Yes
Esgar No
Ginal Yes
YES: 10   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
07:23:46 PM  

Representative Ginal distributed and explained amendment L.005 to the committee [Attachment L].

07:25:30 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.


07:26:44 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 [Attachment L].
Moved Ginal
Seconded Wilson
Beckman No
Buckner No
Covarrubias No
Hooton No
Humphrey No
Kennedy No
Landgraf No
Lontine No
Ransom No
Singer No
Wilson Yes
Esgar No
Ginal Yes
YES: 2   NO: 11   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
07:26:45 PM  

Representative Ransom distributed and explained amendment L.006 to the committee [Attachment M].



07:29:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 [Attachment M].
Moved Ransom
Seconded Beckman
Beckman Yes
Buckner No
Covarrubias No
Hooton No
Humphrey Yes
Kennedy No
Landgraf No
Lontine No
Ransom Yes
Singer No
Wilson No
Esgar No
Ginal No
YES: 3   NO: 10   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
07:29:55 PM  
Representative Hooton made closing remarks.
07:30:49 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


07:50:08 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1263, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Hooton
Seconded Singer
Beckman Yes
Buckner Yes
Covarrubias Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Kennedy Yes
Landgraf Yes
Lontine Yes
Ransom Yes
Singer Yes
Wilson Yes
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1286 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


07:51:05 PM  
The committee recessed.
07:51:43 PM  
The committee came back to order.
07:56:25 PM  

Representative Roberts, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1286.  Under current law, a primary caregiver may possess and administer medical marijuana to a student at school.  The student must have a valid recommendation for medical marijuana and the marijuana must be in nonsmokeable form.  The primary caregiver must remove any remaining medical marijuana from the school grounds after administering it.  The bill allows a school nurse or nurse's designee to also administer the medical marijuana to a student and provides an exception from criminal laws related to marijuana for this purpose.  Representative Roberts distributed and explained amendment L.002 [Attachment N].

08:00:09 PM  
Representative Roberts responded to committee questions.
08:06:09 PM  
Quintin Lovato, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
08:12:51 PM  
Hannah Lovato, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
08:14:49 PM  
Kelly Grennam, representing the Colorado Association of School Nurses, testified in opposition to the bill.
08:24:38 PM  
Cathy Kipp, representing the Poudre School
District, testified in opposition to the bill.
08:30:35 PM  
Nancy Webber, representing the Poudre School District, testified in opposition to the bill.
08:31:13 PM  
Ms. Webber, Ms. Kipp, and Ms. Grennam responded to committee questions.
08:43:40 PM  

Patti Rojec, representing the Colorado Association of School Nurses, came to the table to respond to committee questions.

08:48:13 PM  
Jenna Zerglnick, representing the Colorado
Association of School Boards, testified in opposition to the bill.
08:49:59 PM  
Ms. Zerglnick responded to committee questions.
08:52:48 PM  
Julie Richardson, representing Veedvorks, testified in support of the bill.
08:59:15 PM  
Katherine Golden, representing Holos Health, testified in support of the bill.
09:01:08 PM  
Michelle Walker, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
09:03:18 PM  

Stacey Linn, representing the Cannability Foundation, testified in support of the bill.

09:06:42 PM  
Ms. Golden and Ms. Linn responded to committee questions.
09:22:06 PM  
Amber Wann, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
09:23:16 PM  
Jason Cranford, representing Flowering Hope, testified in support of the bill.
09:26:04 PM  

Amy Bourlon-Hilterbran, representing American Medical Refugees, testified in support of the bill.

09:27:25 PM  
Ms. Bourlon-Hilterbran and Mr. Cranford responded to committee questions.
09:36:30 PM  

Jason Warf, representing the Southern Colorado Cannabis Council, testified in support of the bill.

09:38:34 PM  
Representative Ginal concluded witness testimony.
09:42:35 PM  

Representative Roberts explained L.002 to the committee [Attachment N].



09:47:03 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 [Attachment N].
Moved Esgar
Seconded Kennedy
Beckman
Buckner
Covarrubias
Hooton
Humphrey
Kennedy
Landgraf
Lontine
Ransom
Singer
Wilson
Esgar
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
09:47:04 PM  
Representative Roberts made final remarks.
09:47:37 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


10:03:54 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1286, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Esgar
Seconded Hooton
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Covarrubias Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Kennedy Yes
Landgraf No
Lontine Yes
Ransom Yes
Singer Yes
Wilson No
Esgar Yes
Ginal No
Final YES: 9   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


10:04:01 PM   Committee Adjourned






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