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h_jud_2016a_2016-02-16t13:34:51z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/16/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1094



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 16-1094 to the Committee of the W PASS







01:35 PM -- HB16-1094



The committee was called to order. A quorum was present. Representative Dore, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1094, concerning making references to the Attorney General in the Colorado Revised Statutes gender neutral. Representative Dore explained the effect of the bill.



The following persons testified regarding HB 16-1094:



01:39 PM --
Ms. Miranda House and Ms. Alyssa Dore, representing themselves, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Dore and Ms. House read statements in support of the bill.



01:43 PM --
Attorney General Cynthia Coffman testified in support of the bill. Attorney General Coffman recounted her aspirations as a youth, and discussed the merits of making certain language in statute gender neutral. Attorney General Coffman responded to questions regarding the potential for making other references in statute and the State Constitution gender neutral, and for accommodating all gender types. Discussion ensued regarding the merits of amending statutes to make them gender neutral.





01:53 PM



No amendments were offered to HB 16-1094.

BILL: HB16-1094
TIME: 01:53:37 PM
MOVED: Dore
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1094 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.
SECONDED: Lawrence
VOTE
Carver
Yes
Court
Yes
Dore
Yes
Foote
Yes
Lawrence
Yes
Lundeen
Yes
Melton
Yes
Salazar
Yes
Willett
Yes
Lee
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS










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