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5FDB6990F4AF1F6A8725852A005C8EEB Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB20-1316

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Mar 13, 2020      
Location HCR 0112



HB20-1316 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


10:51:01 AM  

Representative Froelich, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1316. This bill repeals a section of the Uniform Parentage Act concerning assisted reproduction and creates the Colorado Surrogacy Agreement Act to govern surrogacy agreements.  Specifically, the act:

  • creates eligibility requirements to execute an agreement;
  • specifies the process for creating a surrogacy agreements, the content of such agreements, and parties' right to legal representation;
  • establishes how agreements may be changed as a result of a change in marital status;
  • outlines the process and obligation of parties when terminating an agreement; and
  • authorizes the court to issue orders pertaining to matters arising for surrogacy agreements.
10:54:43 AM  

The bill sponsor described and distributed amendment L.003 (Attachment A).

10:55:08 AM  

The bill sponsor responded to questions from the committee.

10:57:22 AM  

Dr. Althea O'Shaughnessy, Colorado Fertility Advocates, testified in favor of the bill.

11:03:48 AM  
Judy Becerra, representing herself, testified in favor of the bill.
11:08:37 AM  

Laura Konpal, representing herself, testified in favor of the bill.

11:11:45 AM  

Ellen Trachman, Colorado Women's Bar Association, testified in favor of the bill.

11:14:20 AM  

The previous panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

11:21:51 AM  

Shanna Shushereba, representing herself, testified in favor of the bill.

11:24:33 AM  

Emily McArthur read the testimony of Mark Delgado in favor of the bill.

11:26:46 AM  

Leea DiPentino, representing herself, testified in favor of the bill.

11:30:51 AM  

Judith Hoechst, representing herself, testified in favor of the bill.

11:36:12 AM  
The previous panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
11:39:24 AM  

Christina Ewoldt, representing herself, testified in favor of the bill.

11:43:54 AM  

Peter Sherlock, representing himself, testified in favor of the bill.

11:47:37 AM  

The previous panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

11:49:25 AM  

The bill sponsor responded to questions about amendment L.003 (Attachment A).

11:52:10 AM  

Dr. O'Shaughnessy responded to questions about amendment L.003 (Attachment A).



11:52:44 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment A).
Moved Kipp
Seconded Cutter
Baisley
Caraveo
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Holtorf
Jaquez Lewis
Larson
Liston
Mullica
Pelton
Young
Kipp
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
11:52:58 AM  

The bill sponsor made final comments on the bill.



11:55:33 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1316, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Kipp
Seconded Gonzales-Gutierrez
Baisley Yes
Caraveo Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Larson Yes
Liston Yes
Mullica Yes
Pelton Yes
Young Yes
Kipp Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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