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S_BLT_2018A 04/18/2018 02:06:49 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY
Date 04/18/2018
Attendance
Jahn X
Kerr X
Priola *
Smallwood X
Williams A. X
Neville T. X
Tate X
Time 02:06:49 PM to 04:16:11 PM
Place SCR 354
This Meeting was called to order by Tate
This Report was prepared by Jeanette Chapman
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB18-1187 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB18-219 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB18-236 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

HB18-1187 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:06:58 PM  
Senator Moreno introduced House Bill 18-1187,
concerning Food and Drug Administration approval for certain types of cannabidiol
drugs.  The bill amends the definition of marijuana to exclude prescription
drug products approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration and
dispensed by a pharmacy or prescription drug outlet registered in Colorado.

02:09:35 PM  
Kevin Gallagher, Cannabis Business Alliance, spoke neutrally about the bill.
02:10:22 PM  
Craig Brand, Colorado Biosciences, spoke about a potential amendment to the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.
02:15:12 PM  
Julie Milder, Greenwich Biosciences, spoke in favor of the bill.
02:19:08 PM  
Michelle Walker, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.
02:21:04 PM  
Stacey Linn, Cannability, spoke in favor
of the bill.
02:23:55 PM  
Dr. Milder responded to questions from the committee.
02:26:51 PM  
Amber Wann, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.
02:27:15 PM  
Hunter Buffington, Colorado Hemp Industries
Association, spoke neutrally about the bill.  She provided a handout
to the committee (Attachment A).
02:30:26 PM  
Garrett Graff, Hoban Law Group, spoke neutrally
about the bill.
02:33:03 PM  
Ms. Buffington responded to questions from the committee.
02:34:04 PM  
Tim Gordon, Colorado Hemp Roundtable, spoke
neutrally about the bill.
02:35:20 PM  
Russell Orsborn, representing himself, spoke in opposition to the bill without amendment.
02:36:04 PM  
Bob Hoban, Hoban Law Group, spoke neutrally
about the bill.  He responded to questions from the committee.
02:37:02 PM  
Mr. Gordon responded to questions from the committee.
02:42:22 PM  
Gina Moore, Colorado Pharmacists Society,
spoke in favor of the bill.
02:45:13 PM  
Chris Wood, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.
02:46:25 PM  
Christian Sederberg, Vicente Sederberg, spoke in favor of the bill.
02:50:11 PM  
Jessica Wolfe, Greenwich Biosciences, spoke in favor of the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.
02:54:17 PM  
Senator Cooke made closing comments on the merits of the bill.
02:57:16 PM  
Senator Moreno made closing comments on the merits of the bill.
03:01:22 PM  
Senator Smallwood asked questions of the sponsors.
03:01:38 PM  
Mr. Graff returned to the table to respond
to questions from the committee.


03:06:17 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1187 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Priola
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kerr Yes
Priola Yes
Smallwood Yes
Williams A. Yes
Neville T. Yes
Tate Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



03:06:18 PM
The committee took a recess.



SB18-219 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

03:21:34 PM  
The committee came back to order.  Senator
Tate, sponsor, began discussion of amendments to Senate Bill 18-219, concerning
auto dealers and manufacturers.  Public testimony on the bill was
heard on Monday, April 16, 2018. Senator Tate distributed Amendment L.018
(Attachment B).  The committee also received Amendments L.014, L.016,
L.019, and L.020 (Attachments C, D, E, and F).


03:24:59 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.018
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn
Kerr
Priola
Smallwood
Williams A.
Neville T.
Tate
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:25:00 PM  
Senator Neville explained Amendment L.014.
03:28:24 PM  
Senator Tate made comments regarding Amendment
L.014.


03:30:46 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.014
Moved Neville T.
Seconded
Jahn No
Kerr No
Priola Yes
Smallwood Yes
Williams A. Yes
Neville T. Yes
Tate No
YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
03:30:48 PM  
Senator Smallwood introduced Amendment
L.015 (Attachment G).  He responded to questions from the committee.


03:35:17 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.015
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kerr Yes
Priola Yes
Smallwood Yes
Williams A. No
Neville T. Yes
Tate No
YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
03:35:18 PM  
Senator Priola explained Amendment L.016.


03:37:18 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.016
Moved Priola
Seconded
Jahn No
Kerr No
Priola Yes
Smallwood No
Williams A. No
Neville T. Yes
Tate No
YES: 2   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
03:37:20 PM  
Senator Jahn explained Amendment L.019.
 The committee discussed the amendment.


03:43:13 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.019
Moved Jahn
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kerr No
Priola Yes
Smallwood Yes
Williams A. Yes
Neville T. Yes
Tate No
YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
03:43:14 PM  
Senator Williams explained Amendment L.020.
 The committee discussed the amendment.


03:52:24 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.020
Moved Williams A.
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kerr No
Priola Yes
Smallwood Yes
Williams A. Yes
Neville T. Yes
Tate No
YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:53:26 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-219, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kerr Yes
Priola Yes
Smallwood Yes
Williams A. Yes
Neville T. Yes
Tate Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-236 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:54:08 PM  
Senator Neville introduced Senate Bill
18-236, concerning requirements of the sunrise and sunset review process.
 The bill requires the Department of Regulatory Agencies to presume
that consumers are sufficiently protected by market competition and private
remedies, and to create occupational regulations only where the department
finds credible evidence for a present, significant, and substantiated harm
to consumers.  Senator Neville also distributed Amendment L.001 (Attachment
H).
04:00:05 PM  
Brian Tobias, Department of Regulatory
Agencies, spoke in opposition to the bill.  Mr. Tobias responded to
questions from the committee regarding potential amendments to the bill.
 He responded to questions from the committee.
04:08:52 PM  
Loren Furman, Colorado Association of Commerce
and Industry, spoke in favor of the bill.
04:09:54 PM  
Steve Conklin, National Society of Professional
Engineers - Colorado, spoke neutrally about the bill. He responded to comments
from the committee.


04:15:28 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Neville T.
Seconded
Jahn
Kerr
Priola
Smallwood
Williams A.
Neville T.
Tate
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:15:57 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-236, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Neville T.
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kerr No
Priola Yes
Smallwood Yes
Williams A. No
Neville T. Yes
Tate Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:16:11 PM   Committee Adjourned






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