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S_BLT_2021A 05/26/2021 06:29:19 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY
Date 05/26/2021
Attendance
Coleman X
Kolker X
Liston X
Priola X
Woodward X
Danielson X
Rodriguez X
Time 06:29:19 PM to 08:11:24 PM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Rodriguez
This Report was prepared by Jeanette Chapman
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 21-Workers' Compensation Cost Containment Board Lay Over
HB21-1216 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB21-1283 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1319 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB21-1302 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SB21-285 Lay Over

Conf 21-Workers' Compensation Cost Containment Board - Lay Over




HB21-1216 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


06:30:22 PM  
Senator Gonzales
introduced House Bill 21-1216, concerning marijuana licensing.  She
distributed two amendments to the committee, Amendment L.007 and L.008
(Attachments A and B).  The sponsor responded to questions from the
committee.
06:31:36 PM  
Mr. Aaron Bluse, representing Altitude Organic Cannabis and WildFlower Farms, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:44:12 PM  
Mr. Renze Waddington, representing The Epic Remedy LLC, testified to amend the bill.
06:46:04 PM  
Ms. Mya  Boisvert,
representing Bud Bum, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:49:13 PM  
Mr. Tom Scudder,
representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.  He responded
to questions from the committee.
06:50:21 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
07:01:41 PM  
Mr. Kevin Gallagher,
representing the Colorado Cannabis Manufacturers' Association (CCMA), testified
in support of the bill.
07:08:26 PM  
Ms. Shannon Fender, representing the Native Roots Cannabis Company, testified in support of the bill.
07:10:34 PM  
Mr. Joe Megyesy, representing Good Chemistry, testified in support of the bill.
07:12:49 PM  
Mr. Colin Mudd, representing CCMA, testified in support of the bill.
07:16:00 PM  
The panelists responded
to questions from the committee.
07:19:32 PM  
Mrs.  LeeAnn
Wiebe, representing Apothecary Farms and Apothecary Extracts, testified
in support of the bill.
07:38:10 PM  
Ms. Kara Miller, representing the Marijuana Industry Group, testified in support of the bill.
07:40:43 PM  
Mr. Nico Pento, representing
Terrapin, testified in support of the bill.  He responded to questions
from the committee.
07:42:07 PM  
Mr. Kyle Lambert, representing the Colorado Department of Revenue, Marijuana Enforcement Division, responded to questions from the committee.
07:46:30 PM  
Senator Gonzales discussed Amendment L.007.


07:50:15 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007
Moved Coleman
Seconded
Coleman
Kolker
Liston
Priola
Woodward
Danielson
Rodriguez
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:50:21 PM  
Senator Priola distributed and explained Amendment L.009 (Attachment C).


07:51:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009. Senator Priola withdrew the amendment.
Moved Priola
Seconded
Coleman
Kolker
Liston
Priola
Woodward
Danielson
Rodriguez
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Withdrawn
07:53:05 PM  
The sponsor and the committee members made closing comments on the merits of the bill.


07:59:19 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1216, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Coleman
Seconded
Coleman Yes
Kolker Yes
Liston No
Priola No
Woodward Excused
Danielson Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1283 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


08:00:01 PM  
Senator Fields introduced House Bill 21-1283, concerning consumer towing protections.


08:03:54 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1283 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Kolker
Seconded
Coleman Yes
Kolker Yes
Liston Yes
Priola Yes
Woodward Excused
Danielson Yes
Rodriguez Excused
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1319 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar




08:06:29 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1319 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Kolker
Seconded
Coleman Yes
Kolker Yes
Liston Yes
Priola Yes
Woodward Excused
Danielson Yes
Rodriguez Excused
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1302 - Referred to Senate Appropriations




08:09:34 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1302 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Kolker
Seconded
Coleman Yes
Kolker Yes
Liston Yes
Priola Yes
Woodward Excused
Danielson Yes
Rodriguez Excused
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-285 - Lay Over



08:11:24 PM   The committee adjourned.