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h_jud_2016a_2016-04-14t13:38:25z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/14/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1359



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C), as conceptua

Conceptually amend amendment L.002, page 1, line 6

Refer House Bill 16-1359, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

PASS







02:08 PM -- HB16-1359



Representative Salazar, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1359, concerning the use of medical marijuana while on probation. Representative Salazar explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Representative Salazar also explained the effect of amendment L.002 (Attachment C). Discussion ensued regarding the ability of a court to preclude a probationer from being able to use medical marijuana under amendment L.002. The following persons testified regarding HB 16-1359:



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02:14 PM --
Mr. Eric Philp, representing Colorado Probation within the Office of the State Court Administrator, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Philp discussed some issues encountered while administering HB 15-1267, which allows probationers to possess and use medical marijuana under certain circumstances. Mr. Philp responded to questions regarding the ability of his department to provide material evidence in accordance with amendment L.002.



02:21 PM --
Mr. Shawn Coleman, representing the Drug Policy Alliance, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Coleman quoted an official from the alliance in support of the bill, and discussed circumstances under which a probationer might responsibly use medical marijuana.



02:23 PM --
Ms. Jessica LeRoux, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. LeRoux discussed the medical needs of probationers.





02:25 PM



Representative Salazar further explained amendment L.002.

BILL: HB16-1359
TIME: 02:26:17 PM
MOVED: Salazar
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C), as conceptually amended. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Melton
VOTE
Carver
Court
Dore
Foote
Lawrence
Lundeen
Melton
Salazar
Willett
Lee
Kagan
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: HB16-1359
TIME: 02:26:30 PM
MOVED: Salazar
MOTION: Conceptually amend amendment L.002, page 1, line 6, before "material", insert "any". The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Melton
VOTE
Carver
Court
Dore
Foote
Lawrence
Lundeen
Melton
Salazar
Willett
Lee
Kagan
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





02:27 PM



Representative Salazar provided closing remarks in support of HB 16-1359.

BILL: HB16-1359
TIME: 02:27:49 PM
MOVED: Salazar
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1359, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.
SECONDED: Court
VOTE
Carver
Yes
Court
Yes
Dore
Yes
Foote
Yes
Lawrence
Yes
Lundeen
Yes
Melton
Yes
Salazar
Yes
Willett
Yes
Lee
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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