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1C26814CC8C743AD8725851A00779B8F Hearing Summary


Date Feb 26, 2020      
Location SCR 352

HB20-1014 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

02:46:30 PM  

Senator Gardner, sponsor, explained House Bill 20-1014, concerning unconsented use of donor gamete in fertility treatment.   He distributed a newspaper article about a Grand Junction doctor accused of using sperm to inseminate patients (Attachment C).  He also distributed Amendment L. 004 (Attachment D) and explained that it was a technical one to include other medical personnel. 

02:59:33 PM  

Amanda Gall, representing the Colorado District Attorneys' Council, answered questions from the committee about the need for this bill.

03:05:13 PM  

Cheryl Emmons, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She shared a personal story about her experience with artificial insemination. 

03:16:54 PM  

Maia Emmons-Boring, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She discussed DNA testing and infertility fraud. 


Jennifer Wilmeth, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill. She discussed being a victim of fertility fraud.

03:26:08 PM  

Erin Vanek, representing the Colorado LGBT Bar Association, testified in support of the bill. She provided a copy of her testimony (Attachment E). 


Senator Lee referenced a letter from Eve Wiley in support of the bill for the record (Attachment F). 

03:33:57 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment D)
Moved Gardner
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:35:14 PM  

Senator Gardner made closing remarks.

03:41:40 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1014, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gardner
Cooke Yes
Gardner Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lee Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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