House Bill 18-1302 – “Toxicology Lab Certification Waiver Colorado Department of Public Health And Environment”

Concerning the allowance of the department of public health and environment to waive certification requirements for toxicology laboratories that have been accredited by an entity using recognized forensic standards.

Summary:

Current law allows the department of public health and environment (department) to waive certain certification requirements for toxicology laboratories that are accredited by the American board of forensic toxicology or the international standards organization. The bill changes the waiver requirement to allow the department to waive certification requirements if the laboratory is accredited by an entity using nationally or internationally recognized forensic standards.

Sponsors:

Senator Vicki Marble | Representative Lois Landgraf | Representative Joann Ginal

Signed on June 6th 2018 By: Crisanta Duran (Speaker of The House of Representatives) ; Kevin J. Grantham (President of The Senate) ; Marilyn Eddins (Chief Clerk of The House of Representatives) ; Effie Ameen (Secretary of The Senate) ; John W. Hickenlooper (Governor of The State of Colorado)

House Bill 18-1353 – “Defense Counsel In Municipal Court Grant Program”

Concerning the creation of a grant program to reimburse local governments for costs associated with the provision of defense counsel to certain defendants at their first appearances in municipal courts, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

Summary:

The bill creates the defense counsel on first appearance grant program (program) in the division of local government (division) within the department of local affairs. The division shall award grants from the program to reimburse local governments, in part or in full, for costs associated with the provision of defense counsel to defendants at their first appearances in municipal courts.

The program is repealed, effective September 1, 2023. Before such repeal, the department of regulatory agencies shall review the program.

Sponsors:

Senator Vicki Marble | Representative Susan Lontine | Representative Terri Carver

Signed on May 30th 2018 By: Crisanta Duran (Speaker of The House of Representatives) ; Kevin J. Grantham (President of The Senate) ; Marilyn Eddins (Chief Clerk of The House of Representatives) ; Effie Ameen (Secretary of The Senate) ; John W. Hickenlooper (Governor of The State of Colorado)

Senate Bill 18-187 – “Marijuana Waste Recycling”

Concerning transferring marijuana fibrous waste for the purpose of producing industrial fiber products.

Summary:

The bill gives the state licensing authority rule-making authority to address conditions under which a medical or retail marijuana licensee is authorized to transfer marijuana fibrous waste to a person for the purpose of producing only industrial fiber products.

Sponsors:

Senator Vicki Marble | Senator Jack Tate | Representative Jeni James Arndt

Signed on April 24th 2018 By: Crisanta Duran (Speaker of The House of Representatives) ; Kevin J. Grantham (President of The Senate) ; Marilyn Eddins (Chief Clerk of The House of Representatives) ; Effie Ameen (Secretary of The Senate) ; John W. Hickenlooper (Governor of The State of Colorado)

Paid for by Marble for Senate District 23.
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