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8539F9EC45DDC117872586A20083554A Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1017

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date Mar 24, 2021      
Location HCR 0112



HB21-1017 - Postponed Indefinitely


06:16:13 PM  
Representative Neville,
bill sponsor, introduced HB21-1017.  This 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.




Public testimony submitted for HB21-1017 can be found in Attachment K.
06:17:42 PM  
Matthew Server, representing
Colorado Catholic Conference, testified in support of the bill.  Mr.
Jeff Hunt, representing The Centennial Institute, testified in support
of the bill.
06:22:07 PM  
Ms. Yasman Azimi, representing Cobalt, testified in opposition to the bill. Arianna Morales, representing New Era Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms Arriana Belkin, representing Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, testified in opposition to the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
06:32:47 PM  
Scott Horak, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Matt Niedzielski,
representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
06:41:49 PM  
Ms. Jordan Mulholland,
representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.  Reverend
Heather Haginduff, representing Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, testified
in opposition to the bill.
06:47:57 PM  
Daniel Binette, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Robert Fox, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill.
06:56:12 PM  
Representative Neville
provided closing comments on the bill.
06:57:40 PM  
Committee members made closing comments on the bill.
07:07:10 PM  
Committee members continued to make comments on the bill.


07:10:32 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1017 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Neville
Seconded Baisley
Baisley Yes
Williams D. Yes
Hanks Yes
Jackson No
Kennedy No
McCormick No
Mullica No
Neville Yes
Ortiz No
Titone No
Van Beber Yes
Lontine No
Caraveo No
YES: 5   NO: 8   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


07:10:48 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 21-1017 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.
Moved Lontine
Seconded Kennedy
Baisley No
Williams D. No
Hanks No
Jackson Yes
Kennedy Yes
McCormick Yes
Mullica Yes
Neville No
Ortiz Yes
Titone Yes
Van Beber No
Lontine Yes
Caraveo Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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