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397B089B0C90BE9A872587CA005B48D0 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For UNIFORM PARENTAGE ACT

JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON COLORADO COMMISSION ON UNIFORM STATE LAWS
Date Jan 14, 2022      
Location HCR 0107



Uniform Parentage Act - Study group requested


09:37:06 AM  

Jeremy Ramp, CBA Family Law Section and Legislative Policy Committee, shared similar objections as in previous testimony from the section, including the redefining of the presumption of parentage, limiting the number of potential parents who can assert a claim, and creating a registry. Mr. Ramp noted that the CBA does not oppose the provisions regarding assisted reproduction technology and that surrogacy provisions similar to those in the act were enacted last session in a separate bill.

09:43:58 AM  

Commissioner Levy noted that the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) has indicated that the registry provisions could be eliminated and that the ULC is working on a compromised draft of the act that may be of interest. She added that there is value to Colorado law in incorporating the gender neutral and some of the parentage language. She added that if provisions in the act were to move forward it would need significant stakeholder involvement. Commissioner McGihon asked the CBA to assist the commission in convening a working group.

 

09:47:03 AM  

Tyler Mounsey, Director of Legislative Relations for the CBA, introduced himself to the commission and agreed to help establish the workgroup. The commission thanked Mr. Ramp for his testimony and Mr. Mounsey for his assistance.

          Commission consensus was that the Uniform Parentage Act would not move forward this legislative session.