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8EC50FB3DB139ADB8725850E00012851 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB20-1063

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Feb 13, 2020      
Location Old Supreme Court Chamber



HB20-1063 - Postponed Indefinitely

05:12:43 PM  

The committee recessed.

05:29:55 PM  

The committee came back to order.

05:30:12 PM  

Representative Geitner, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1063. The bill establishes fundamental parental rights in Colorado, on which the state cannot place burdens, unless certain conditions are met.  Representative Geitner provided a handout to the committee (Attachment E).  He also submitted statements in support of the bill into the record (Attachment F).

05:34:00 PM  

Representative Geitner responded to questions from the committee.

05:37:40 PM  

Crystal Bryant, representing herself testified in support of the bill.

Jarvis Bryant, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

Mr. and Mrs. Bryant responded to questions from the committee.

05:50:22 PM  

Karla Gonzales Garcia, Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, testified in opposition to the bill. 

Elizabeth Hinkley, American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.  

Sheena Kadi, One Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.  

Karen Langsley, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.  

The panel responded to questions from the committee.

06:11:59 PM  

Colene Prine, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

Carmen Bontrager, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

Margaret Sachsenmaier, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

Beth Fisher, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

06:24:25 PM  

Candace Woods, Inside Out Youth Services, testified in opposition to the bill.

Reverend Sam Lopez, Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, read a statement from Lou Ortiz Grabe in opposition to the bill.

Lorena Garcia, Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition, testified in opposition to the bill.

Stephanie James, Colorado Parents for Vaccinated Communities, testified in opposition to the bill.

06:36:12 PM  

Carolyn Martin, Christian Home Educators of Colorado, read a statement from Michael Ramey of ParentalRights.org in support of the bill.

Amanda Vlasak, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

Denice Dirks, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

Katie Adams, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

The panel responded to questions from the committee.

06:48:57 PM  

Reverend Asher O'Callaghan, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.

Mary Parker, representing herself, testified on the bill in a neutral capacity.

The panel responded to questions from the committee.

06:56:48 PM  

Elena Laura, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

Rebekah Quinlan, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She provided two handouts to the committee (Attachments G and H).

Trisha Winslow, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

Adrienne Roecker, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

Committee members commented on the panelist testimony.

07:13:12 PM  

Aaron Salt, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

Cortney Salt, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

Audrey Herman, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

Karen Romano, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

The panel responded to questions from the committee.

07:27:37 PM  

Deborah Flora, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

Andrea Galek, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

Kimberly M., representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

Giuliana Day, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

07:43:37 PM  

Nicole Hunt, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  She provided a written statement for the record (Attachment I).

Mike Vidales, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

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

Cinthia Willamson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

08:00:10 PM  

Dave Sanders, resenting himself,testified in support of the bill.

Els Vleugels Soxman, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

The panel responded to questions from the committee.

08:07:56 PM  

Representative Geitner made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members made comments regarding the bill.

08:25:32 PM  

Representative Geitner responded to comments from the committee. Committee members made additional comments regarding the bill.

Written statements from the following members of the public were submitted for the public record (Attachment J):

  • Alison Herrington;
  • Jeff Hunt; and
  • Stacy Trefethen.


08:29:51 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1063 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Williams D.
Seconded Humphrey
Duran No
Humphrey Yes
Lontine No
Rich Yes
Sirota No
Williams D. Yes
Woodrow No
Jaquez Lewis No
Kennedy No
YES: 3   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


08:30:07 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 20-1063 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 Jaquez Lewis
Seconded Duran
Duran Yes
Humphrey No
Lontine Yes
Rich No
Sirota Yes
Williams D. No
Woodrow Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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