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2AE095F220EEEB6A8725851400076AB8 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB20-1075

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date Feb 19, 2020      
Location HCR 0112



HB20-1075 - Postponed Indefinitely


06:21:06 PM  

Representative Lontine recessed the committee.

06:32:04 PM  

The committee came back to order.

06:32:23 PM  

Representative Saine and Representative Humphrey, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1075 to the committee.  The bill prohibits licensed physicians from performing abortions except:



•        when an abortion is necessary to preserve the life of the woman and the physician has made a reasonable medical effort to preserve both the life of the woman and her unborn child; or

•        when the physician provides medical treatment to a woman that results in the accidental injury or death of the unborn child.

Offenses under the bill are punishable as a class 1 felony, and a conviction constitutes unprofessional conduct for the purposes of physician licensing.

 

A handout was distributed to the committee (Attachment T).  

 

06:35:54 PM  

Representative Lontine proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.

06:36:22 PM  

Pat Miller, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

06:40:57 PM  

Iman Jodeh, Interfaith Alliance, testified in opposition to the bill.  Arriana Belkin, Planned Parenthood of the Rockies, testified in opposition to the bill.  Written testimony was submitted on behalf of Reverend Tawana Davis (Attachment U).  Justine Sandoval read the testimony of Amanda Carlson, representing Cobalt, in opposition to the bill.

06:48:48 PM  

Kat Watren, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Robert Fox, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  Samantha Koch, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Matt Niedzielski, Respect Life of Diocese of Colorado Springs, testified in support of the bill.

07:00:05 PM  

Dr. Kelly Sennholz, representing herself and Cobalt, testified in opposition to the bill.  Elizabeth Hinkley read the testimony of Dr. Sarah Green, in opposition to the bill.

07:09:21 PM  

Laurel Flahive, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Scott Horak, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

07:18:27 PM  

Eli Grimm, representing themselves, testified in opposition to the bill.  America Ramirez, Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR), testified in opposition to the bill.  Kassandra Morales, American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.   

07:26:13 PM  

Rebecca Klenda, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Christy Rodriguez, Colorado Campaign for Life, testified in support of the bill.  

07:33:08 PM  

Dana Villareal, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Saul Alfaro, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Isabel Rosales, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Gina Millan, COLOR, testified in opposition to the bill.  

07:41:07 PM  

Betty Boyd, American Association of University Women, testified in opposition to the bill.  Linda Levy, Interfaith Alliance, testified in opposition to the bill.  Melanie Kesner, Interfaith Alliance, testified in opposition to the bill.  Dilpreet Jammy, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.

07:56:26 PM  

Millie McCloy, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  

08:00:53 PM  

Representative Saine read the testimony of Jeff Hunt into the record.  A handout was distributed (Attachment V).

08:07:10 PM  

The bill sponsors gave closing remarks on the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.



08:15:06 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1075 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Baisley
Seconded Soper
Baisley Yes
Buckner Excused
Champion Yes
Jackson No
Mullica No
Soper Yes
Tipper No
Titone No
Will Yes
Caraveo No
Lontine No
YES: 4   NO: 6   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


08:15:46 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 20-1075 indefinitely.
Moved Tipper
Seconded Caraveo
Baisley No
Buckner Excused
Champion No
Jackson Yes
Mullica Yes
Soper No
Tipper Yes
Titone Yes
Will No
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 4   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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