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H_HI_2022A 03/09/2022 02:03:45 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date 03/09/2022
Attendance
Baisley X
Bradfield X
Kennedy X
Luck X
McCormick X
Mullica X
Neville X
Sirota X
Titone X
Ortiz X
Lontine X
Time 02:03:45 PM to 03:41:49 AM
Place Old State Library
This Meeting was called to order by Lontine
This Report was prepared by Matthu Beck
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB22-1279 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

HB22-1279 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole

02:04:11 PM  
Representatives Froelich and Esgar introduced House Bill 22-1279 regarding the reproductive health equity act.
02:06:54 PM  
The committee took
a brief recess.
02:09:19 PM  
The committee returned from recess.
02:09:27 PM  
The bill sponsors answered questions from the committee.
02:22:07 PM  
Discussion continued
between the bill sponsors and members of the committee.
02:27:13 PM  
Ms. Kyriaki  Council,
representing self, testified in support of the bill.

Lizzy  Hinkley, representing the Center for Reproductive Rights, testified
in support of the bill.

Hon. Karen Middleton, representing Cobalt, testified in support of the
bill.

Katherine Riley, representing the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity
and Reproductive Rights (COLOR), testified in support of the bill.
02:50:11 PM  
Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.
02:50:25 PM  
Dr. Donald Aptekar,
representing the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology-Colorado
Section, testified in support of the bill.

Dr. Kim Warner, representing  American College of Obstetricians and
Gynecologists-Colorado Section, testified in support of the bill.

Rabbi Joseph Black, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

Rev. Eric Banner, representing Jefferson Unitarian Church, testified in
support of the bill.
03:08:12 PM  
Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.
03:11:20 PM  
Dr. Nancy Fang, representing
self, testified in support of the bill.

Dani Newsum, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

Maggie Gomez, representing the State Innovation Exchange, testified in
support of the bill.

Winnie Ye, representing All* Above All, testified in support of the bill.
03:24:11 PM  
Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.
03:24:36 PM  
Tamara Boynton, representing
self, testified in support of the bill.

Ms. Selina Najar, representing Cobalt, testified in support of the bill.

Dr. Isadora Bielsky, representing the National Council of Jewish Women,
testified in support of the bill.

Lauren Smith, representing New Era Colorado, testified in support of the
bill.
03:42:41 PM  
Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.
03:42:56 PM  
Dr. Kristina Tocce,
representing Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, testified in support
of the bill.

Katie Leonard, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

Dr. Kate Coleman-Minahan, representing self, testified in support of the
bill.

Ms. Marlee Breakstone, representing Catholics for Choice, testified in
support of the bill.
04:03:03 PM  
Rev. Dr. Jenny Whitcher,
representing The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, testified in support
of the bill.

Amanda Carlson, representing Cobalt, testified in support of the bill.

S Pelecanos, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

Aubre Tompkins, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

Victoria Dadet, representing Soul 2 Soul Sisters and the Let My People
Vote Program, testified in support of the bill.

04:17:23 PM  
Christina Taylor,
representing self, testified in support of the bill.

Roy Taylor, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

Ms. Chelsea Augelli, representing the Colorado Women's Bar Association,
testified in support of the bill.

Kaitlin Altone, representing 9to5 Colorado, testified in support of the
bill.
04:27:48 PM  
Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.
04:28:07 PM  
Jaki Lawrence, representing
self, testified in support of the bill.

Professor Indra Lusero, representing the Elephant Circle, testified in
support of the bill.

Dr. Sabrina Holmquist, representing Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains,
testified in support of the bill.

Ann Herrold, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
04:46:37 PM  
Ms. Lorenne Gavish,
representing self, testified in support of the bill.

Ms. Isabel Cruz, representing the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative,
testified in support of the bill.

Marandah Field-Elliot, representing Advocates for Youth, testified in support
of the bill.

Ms. Claudia  Perez, representing Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains,
testified in support of the bill.

04:54:28 PM  
Ms. Marcella Schieffelin, representing The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
Brook Kramer, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
Sabrina Gomez, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
Nicole Cappellino, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
Ms. Daizha Brown, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
Kate Kelly, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
05:12:55 PM  
Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.
05:13:09 PM  
Ms. Elizabeth Bognanno,
representing self, testified in support of the bill.

Ms. Stephanie Smith, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

Gaythia Weis, representing the League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified
in support of the bill.

Elizabeth  Fashing, representing self, testified in support of the
bill.

Ms. Heather Crate, representing Boulder County Public Health, testified
in support of the bill.

Evan Kuzava, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

05:28:30 PM  
Dr. Stiawalleh Lavirraruoy, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
05:32:21 PM  
The committee recessed.
05:49:53 PM  
The committee came back to order.
05:50:03 PM  
Jack Teter, representing self, testified in support of the bill. The witness responded to committee questions.
05:54:23 PM  
Krista Hardin, representing
self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Mrs. Rosalinda Lozano, representing self, testified in opposition to the
bill.

Dr. Thomas Perille, representing Democrats for Life of Colorado, testified
in opposition to the bill.

Trish Gardiner, representing self, testified on the bill.





A news article was distributed to the committee. (Attachment A).

06:09:09 PM  
Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.
06:16:22 PM  
Dr. Lisa Van Bramer,
representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Mrs. Kristen Aucott, representing self, testified in opposition to the
bill.

Mrs. Brittany Vessely, representing the Colorado Catholic Conference, testified
in opposition to the bill.
06:27:09 PM  
Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.
06:27:42 PM  
Mrs. Alethea Wingert, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
Dr. Catherine Wheeler, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
Lori Engel, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
Scott Horak, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:40:06 PM  
Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.
06:40:15 PM  
Dr. Max Mitchell,
representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Mrs. Gina Hoff, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Mrs. Diane Trujillo, representing self, testified in opposition to the
bill.

Wayne Trujillo, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
07:04:17 PM  
Members of the panel answered questions from members of the committee.
07:04:32 PM  
Dr. Susan Gills, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
Mrs. Wendy Smith, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
Mrs. Janice Hunt, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
Mrs. Christie McCormack, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
07:22:14 PM  
Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.
07:22:24 PM  
Ms. Daria Nichols, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
Ms. Kateryna Zhuromska, representing Dunamis Revival, testified in opposition to the bill.
Paula Suhr, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
Anthony Oehling, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
07:35:43 PM  
Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.
07:36:00 PM  
Dr. Heidi Petak,
representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

William Duffy, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Mrs. Angela Eicher, representing the Colorado Life Initiative Committee,
testified in opposition to the bill.

07:52:12 PM  
Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.
07:52:20 PM  
Mrs. Patricia Lynch, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
Anita Abeyta, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
Giuliana Day, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
Ms. Karla Pendleton, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
08:02:23 PM  
Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.
08:08:30 PM  
Amy Stephens, representing
Save the Storks/For Every Woman, testified in opposition to the bill.

Ms. Diane Ferraro, representing Save the Storks/For Every Woman, testified
in opposition to the bill.

Mr. Jeff Hunt, representing The Centennial Institute, testified in opposition
to the bill.

Mr. David Chapman, representing the Mountain Area Community Coalition,
testified in opposition to the bill.

Lauren Castillo, representing Students for Life Action, testified in opposition
to the bill.
08:19:10 PM  
Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.
08:30:37 PM  
Mr. Gerard Klazura, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
Nicole McBurney, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
Lindsey Welch, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
Brooke Faulkner, representing Students for Life, testified in opposition to the bill.
Telsche Crandall, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
08:40:42 PM  
Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.
08:40:57 PM  
Jennifer Allen, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
Roxanne Duran, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
Mr. Doug Groothius, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
Ms. Siobhan Lundt, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
Mr. Ian Rutherford, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
08:57:00 PM  
Leslie Hanks, representing
American Right to Life, testified in opposition to the bill. Brian Enyart,
representing self, testified in opposition to the bill. Maxime Enyart,
representing self, testified in opposition to the bill. Janet Gillis, representing
self, testified in opposition to the bill.
09:07:56 PM  
Mr. Mike Enyart,
representing Colorado Right to Life, testified in opposition to the bill.





Mrs. Karlynn Piper, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill
read by Mr. Duffy.





Dr. Alexandra Hill, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.



Ms. Lori Schmidt, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.



Lori Saine, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.



09:22:21 PM  
Ms. Rosemarie Scoggin, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Verity Schramm, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Ms. Dolores Martinez Hernandez, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Marlene Strege, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Rachel Weir, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Katie Glenn, representing Americans United for Life, testified in opposition to the bill.

The panelists responded to questions from the committee.

09:42:18 PM  
Mrs. Caroline Briggs, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Mr. Sawyer Briggs, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Dr. Mary Jewell, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Danielle Duffy, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Gavin Duffy, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Ms. Kathryn Kirvan, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Mr. Ron Zapka, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Mr. Caleb Farnie, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

The panelists responded to questions from the committee.

10:06:23 PM  
Steven Ferrante,
representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.



Ms. Olivia Keane, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.



Mr. Dominic Enyart, representing KGOV Broadcasting, testified in opposition
to the bill.



Professor Teresa Collett, representing self, testified in opposition to
the bill.



Mr. Allan Parker, representing The Justice Foundation, The Moral Outcry,
and Operation Outcry, testified in opposition to the bill.



Teresa Diamond, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.



The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
10:34:12 PM  
Miss Lili Enyart, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Mrs. Carol Ward, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Mrs. Christine Reutter, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Mr. Adrian Park, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Ms. Jordan Booker, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

10:48:07 PM  
Ayden Billings, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Kristen Billings, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Ms. Frances Rossi, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Mrs. Karen Tallentire, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Ms. Juli Hobin, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Ms. Beth Byerlein, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

The panelists responded to questions from the committee.

11:08:20 PM  
Mrs. Cheryl Enyart, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Gretchen Smith, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Susan Sutherland, representing Colorado Right To Life, testified in opposition to the bill.

Mrs. Christine Yeargin, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Mrs. Tara Menza, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Mr. Lucas Menza, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

11:24:48 PM  
Lurie Hockenberry Byron, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Mrs. Kassandra Garrison, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Mrs. Mary Pott, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Mrs. Nancy Eason, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

11:37:35 PM  
Hudson Nyhart, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Mrs. Ambryn Moffitt, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Scott Shamblin, representing Colorado Right to Life, testified in opposition to the bill.

Zoe McBurney, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Dr. Joy Ruff, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

11:52:07 PM  
Ms. Kristine Hunerwadel,
representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.



Mr. Matthew  Smith, representing self, testified in opposition to
the bill.



Kiley Crossland, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.



Mrs. Kathryn Hahn, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.



Mr. Karl Oehling, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
12:06:37 AM  
Dr. Cara Brown, representing
self, testified in opposition to the bill.  She provided a handout
(Attachment B).



Mrs. Judith Dickson, representing self, testified in opposition to the
bill.



Mrs. Victoria Clarke, representing self, testified in opposition to the
bill.



Mrs. Julia Brown, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.



Matt Stack, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.



The panelists responded to questions from the committee.

12:29:21 AM  
Rev. Nathan Steadman,
representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.



Dmitri Oehling, representing Colorado Right to Life, testified in opposition
to the bill.



Catherine Bernhardt, representing self, testified in opposition to the
bill.



The committee recessed.
12:39:24 AM  
The committee came
back to order.
12:40:22 AM  
Emily Downs, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Mrs. Rebekah Quinlan, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

12:45:29 AM  
Candace Phipps, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Mr. Dave Bernhardt, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Mr. Ryan Secrist, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Joanna Rosa-Saenz, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Keely Gililland, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

01:00:26 AM  
Dr. Biff Gore, representing
Colorado Right To Life, testified in opposition to the bill.



Mr. Gordon  Carroll, representing self, testified in opposition to
the bill.



Dr. Caroline Hedges, representing self, testified in opposition to the
bill.



Ms. Marilyn Gore, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
01:14:54 AM  
Mrs. Rachel Wills, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Kim Caulfield, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Laura Summers, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Mrs. Dede Wagner, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

01:26:49 AM  
Matt Niedzielski,
representing Pikes Peak Citizens for Life, testified in opposition to the
bill.



Mr. Mark Aughenbaugh, representing Colorado Right to Life, testified in
opposition to the bill.



Sandy Utz, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.



Michael Enyart read a statement in opposition to the bill from Stefanie
Vesci, representing self
.
01:38:52 AM  
Mrs. Natalie Hall, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
01:43:11 AM  
Mark Feliz, representing
self, testified in opposition to the bill.



Dr. David Simon, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.



Mrs. Erin Meschke, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.



Mr. Lance McMullin, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.



01:53:21 AM  
Dr. John Brown, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
01:55:57 AM  
Mrs. Marla Reichert, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Mr. Jeremy Ueberroth, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Ms. Lisa Lopez, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Simon Shamblin, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:08:52 AM  
Mrs. Linda Pace Saccomano,
representing the Alternatives Pregnancy Center, testified in opposition
to the bill.



Mr. Jono Scott, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.



Ronald Aguiar, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.



Mrs. Angela Davis, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.



Ms. Nicole Hunt, representing Focus on the Family, testified in opposition
to the bill.



The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
02:29:22 AM  
Gemma Howard, representing
self, testified in opposition to the bill.



Zachary Enyart, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.



Brielle Dagon, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.



Mr. Ted Harvey, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:38:18 AM  
Ms. Sylvie Johnson,
representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.



Caelyn Duffy, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.



Mr. Brandon Glander, representing the Grace Covenant Church of Lakewood,
testified in opposition to the bill.



Mr. John Huth, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:48:46 AM  
Maria Lizarraga,
representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.



Ms. Denise Kmilek , representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.



Mrs. Kaydee Van Deren, representing self, testified in opposition to the
bill.



LaurelAnne Flahive, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.



03:00:36 AM  
Kristy Neeley, representing
self, testified in opposition to the bill.




Dr.  Michael Leins, representing self, testified in opposition to
the bill.



Mr. Thomas Aanerud, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.



Written testimony was submitted to the committee (Attachment C).

03:10:27 AM  
Representative Baisley
moved to introduce amendment L.020 (Attachment D).  Representative
Lontine ruled that the amendment did not fit under the title of the bill.

03:12:07 AM  
Representative Neville
discussed amendment L.005 (Attachment E).



Committee recessed.
03:13:26 AM  
The committee came
back to order.



The committee recessed.



The committee came back to order.



03:19:03 AM  
Shelby Ross, Office
of Legislative Legal Services, responded to questions from the committee.




Representative Neville elected not to introduce amendment L.005.
03:24:17 AM  
Majority Leader Esgar and Representative Froelich made concluding remarks on the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.


03:41:38 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1279 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Sirota
Seconded Titone
Baisley No
Bradfield No
Kennedy Yes
Luck No
McCormick Yes
Mullica Yes
Neville No
Sirota Yes
Titone Yes
Ortiz Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:41:49 AM   The committee adjourned.






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