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9A54270D99C03272872586A0006B81F2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-009

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Mar 22, 2021      
Location SCR 357



SB21-009 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


01:34:21 PM  
Senator Jaquez Lewis,
bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 21-009.  The bill creates a reproductive
health care program to provide contraceptive services and counseling to
eligible individuals at no cost.
01:39:52 PM  
Senator Fields proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
01:40:11 PM  

Dr. Stephen Scott, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

01:42:34 PM  

Dr. Christine Mahoney, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

01:48:50 PM  

Ximena Rebolledo Leon, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

01:55:08 PM  
Dr. Kelly McMullen, representing Colorado Academy of Family Physicians, testified in support of the bill.
02:01:22 PM  

Jack Teter, representing Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.

02:05:25 PM  
Katherine Riley,
representing COLOR, testified in support of the bill and read the testimonies
of other witnesses.  Senator Jaquez Lewis commented.
02:11:19 PM  

Ms. America Ramirez, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and read other witness testimony.

02:15:58 PM  
Yadira Solis, representing COLOR, testified in support of the bill and read other witness testimony.
02:18:02 PM  
Rayna Hetlage, representing Center for Health Progress, testified in support of the bill.
02:20:48 PM  

Kate Kelly, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:24:06 PM  
Ms. Erin Miller, representing Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill.
02:28:02 PM  
Ms. Brenda Negrete, representing Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, testified in support of the bill.
02:31:12 PM  

Karla Gonzales Garcia, representing Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, testified in support of the bill.

Additional written testimony may be found at Attachment A. 

02:35:44 PM  
Tracy Johnson, representing
Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, was available
to answer committee questions.
02:40:57 PM  
Committee discussion ensued. Matt Bishop, Legislative Council Staff, responded to committee questions.
02:47:02 PM  
Ms. Gonzales Garcia returned to the table to respond to committee questions.


02:58:45 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-009 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Simpson No
Smallwood No
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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