Senators Mourn Passing of Teen Who Inspired "Jack's Law"

Denver, CO -- The passion and conviction State Senators Chris Holbert (R-District 30) and Vicki Marble (R-District 23) poured into last session’s passage of "Jack's Law," a measure requiring school districts to adopt policies allowing parents or adult guardians to administer medical marijuana on school grounds, sprang in part from their personal affection for Jack Splitt, the cool and feisty 15-year-old for whom the law is named. So news of Jack’s death this week hit Holbert, Marble and other supporters of the groundbreaking law especially hard.

Holbert released the following statement Friday on behalf of himself and Senator Marble:

"Jack’s Law stands as a testament to his ability to change hearts and minds at the Capitol, including my own. It was an honor to work with Jack and Senator Vicki Marble to pass "Jack's Law" through the State Senate unanimously, 35-0, and to be with Jack when Governor Hickenlooper signed his bill into law.

Our heart's break for Jack's mom, Stacey. God bless you, Mrs. Linn. And I want to extend prayers and condolences to Jack's family and friends on behalf of Senator Vicki Marble and the rest of my Senate colleagues.

Rest in peace, Jack. You are a hero.”

Please contact Sean Paige at 719-337-0355 with any questions. 

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