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s_sa_2016a_2016-02-03t13:36:00z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/03/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-025



SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Postpone Senate Bill 16-025 indefinitely using a r

Refer Senate Bill 16-025 to the Committee of the W
PASS

FAIL







02:09 PM -- SB16-025



Senator Merrifield presented Senate Bill 16-025 to the committee. The bill creates the "Colorado End-of-Life Options act," which allows individuals with a terminal illness to request, and self-administer, life-ending medication from a physician under certain conditions. Specifically, for an individual to be eligible to request life-ending mediation, he or she must be a Colorado resident aged 18 or older; be capable of making and communicating health care decisions; have a terminal illness that has been confirmed by two physicians, including the individual's primary physician and a second consulting physician; and voluntarily express his or her wish to receive life-ending medication.



02:18 PM --
Roland Halpern, representing Compassion & Choices, testified in support of the bill and presented a handout (Attachment A).



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02:23 PM --
Dr. John Lobitz, representing Compassion & Choices, testified in support of the bill.



02:26 PM --
Joellyn Duesberry, representing Compassion & Choices, testified in support of the bill and presented a handout (Attachment B).



16SenateState0203AttachB.pdf16SenateState0203AttachB.pdf



02:34 PM --
Dr. Lauri Costello, representing Compassion & Choices, testified in support of the bill and presented a handout (Attachment C).



16SenateState0203AttachC.pdf16SenateState0203AttachC.pdf



02:38 PM -- Patricia James, representing Compassion & Choices, testified in support of the bill.



02:44 PM --
Jim Sack, representing himself, testified in support of the bill and presented a handout (Attachment D).



16SenateState0203AttachD.pdf16SenateState0203AttachD.pdf



02:48 PM --
Melissa Brenkert, representing Compassion & Choices, testified in support of the bill.



02:53 PM --
John Spangler, PhD., representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



03:01 PM --
Nancy Stocker, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



03:05 PM --
Joan Stearns, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and presented a handout (Attachment E).



16SenateState0203AttachE.pdf16SenateState0203AttachE.pdf



03:09 PM -- Ray Hockedy, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



03:13 PM --
Reverend Dr. Pamela Law, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



03:17 PM --
Linda King, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and presented a handout (Attachment F).



16SenateState0203AttachF.pdf16SenateState0203AttachF.pdf



03:21 PM --
Lance Wright, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



03:26 PM -- Dr. Ira Kowal, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



03:30 PM --
Bob Carlsten, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



03:33 PM --
Dr. Roswitha Moehring, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



03:38 PM --
Elaine Salsberg, representing Compassion & Choices, testified in support of the bill.



03:42 PM -- Dr. David Hibbard, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



03:50 PM --
Ben Temple, representing Julie Selsburg, testified in support of the bill and presented a handout (Attachment G).



16SenateState0203AttachG.pdf16SenateState0203AttachG.pdf



03:54 PM --
Kaye Cantwell, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and presented a handout (Attachment H).



16SenateState0203AttachH.pdf16SenateState0203AttachH.pdf



03:59 PM --
Roland Halpern returned to the table to answer questions from the committee and presented a handout (Attachment I).



16SenateState0203AttachI.pdf16SenateState0203AttachI.pdf



04:00 PM --
Ed Shackelford, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



04:04 PM --
Whitey Powers, representing Compassion & Choices, testified in support of the bill.



04:08 PM --
Dr. Patrick Strange, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



04:11 PM --
Dr. Nathan Pollack, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



04:14 PM -- Dr. Peter Mayerson, representing Compassion & Choices, testified in support of the bill.





04:19 PM



The committee took a brief recess.





04:30 PM



The committee came back to order.





04:30 PM --
Francesca Maes, representing Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, testified against the bill.



04:34 PM --
Dr. Thomas Newman, representing himself, testified against the bill and presented a handout (Attachment J).



16SenateState0203AttachJ.pdf16SenateState0203AttachJ.pdf



04:37 PM --
Carrie Ann Lucas, representing Not Dead Yet, testified against the bill and presented two handouts (Attachments K and L).



16SenateState0203AttachK.pdf16SenateState0203AttachK.pdf 16SenateState0203AttachL.pdf16SenateState0203AttachL.pdf



04:44 PM --
Michael Norton, representing the Colorado Freedom Institute, testified against the bill and presented a handout (Attachment M).



16SenateState0203AttachM.pdf16SenateState0203AttachM.pdf



04:48 PM --
Dr. Bill Bolthouse, representing himself, testified against the bill.



04:55 PM --
Josh Winkler, representing ADAPT, testified against the bill.



04:59 PM --
Dr. Alan Rastrelli, representing himself, testified against the bill.



05:10 PM --
Dr. Ken Stone, representing himself, testified against the bill and presented a handout (Attachment N).



16SenateState0203AttachN.pdf16SenateState0203AttachN.pdf



05:23 PM --
Dr. Gary Jewell, representing himself, testified against the bill and presented a handout (Attachment O).



16SenateState0203AttachO.pdf16SenateState0203AttachO.pdf



05:28 PM --
Dr. Michelle Stanford, representing herself, testified against the bill and presented two handouts (Attachments P & Q).



16SenateState0203AttachP.pdf16SenateState0203AttachP.pdf 16SenateState0203AttachQ.pdf16SenateState0203AttachQ.pdf



05:33 PM --
Stephanie Luck, representing herself, testified against the bill and presented two handouts (Attachments R & S).



16SenateState0203AttachR.pdf16SenateState0203AttachR.pdf 16SenateState0203AttachS.pdf16SenateState0203AttachS.pdf



05:38 PM -- Evan Hyatt, representing Hospice and Palliative Care of the Rockies, testified against the bill.



05:42 PM --
Margaret Dore, representing Choice Is An Illusion, testified against the bill and presented two handouts (Attachments T & U).



16SenateState0203AttachT.pdf16SenateState0203AttachT.pdf 16SenateState0203AttachU.pdf16SenateState0203AttachU.pdf



05:52 PM --
Dr. Oswald Garagorry, representing Aliyah Congregation, testified against the bill.



05:58 PM --
Francisco La Rosa, representing himself, testified against the bill.



06:04 PM --
Deborah Dooley, representing herself, testified against the bill.



06:09 PM --
Scott Horak, representing Citizens United For Life, testified against the bill.



06:17 PM --
Ed Hanks, representing Colorado Right to Life, testified against the bill.



06:21 PM -- Dr. Joe Lopez, representing himself, testified against the bill.



06:26 PM --
James Maguire, representing himself, testified against the bill.



06:31 PM --
Marijo Rymer, representing the Arc of Colorado, testified against the bill.



06:33 PM --
Lexi Tsoi, representing herself, testified against the bill.





06:41 PM



Senator Merrifield wrapped up his presentation of the bill.

BILL: SB16-025
TIME: 06:52:49 PM
MOVED: Ulibarri
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-025 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
No
Jones
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Sonnenberg
No
Scott
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL




BILL: SB16-025
TIME: 07:05:15 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Postpone Senate Bill 16-025 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
Yes
Jones
No
Ulibarri
No
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







07:07 PM



Committee adjourned.


The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details