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F613880DF23FC1778725851A006331F3 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB20-166

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Feb 26, 2020      
Location LSB B



SB20-166 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


11:03:31 AM  

Senator Moreno, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 20-166.  Under current law, for a person under the age of 18 to obtain a birth certificate that reflects a change in gender designation, the state registrar must receive a request and statement from the minor's parents, guardian, or legal representative.  Additionally, the state registrar must receive a statement from a professional medical or mental health care provider that either the minor has undergone treatment for gender transition or the person has an intersex condition, and that in the provider's professional opinion, the minor's gender designation should be changed accordingly.



Under the bill, for a person under the age of 18 to obtain a birth certificate with a change in gender designation, the state registrar must receive:

  • a written request from the minor's parent, legal guardian, or legal representative to issue a new birth certificate with a gender designation that differs from the sex designated on the minor's original birth certificate; and
  • a statement from a professional medical or mental health care provider stating that the sex designation on the original birth certificate does not align with the minor's gender identity.
11:05:41 AM  

Brittany Wirth, Colorado Department of Revenue, testified in support of the bill.

11:10:00 AM  

Committee discussion and questions followed.

11:10:20 AM  

Shelby Ross, Office of Legislative Legal Services, discussed the amendments.

11:11:09 AM  

Chris Wells, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, testified in support of the bill.

11:11:10 AM  

Senator Moreno discussed amendments L.001, L002 and L.003 (Attachments A, B, and C).



11:12:55 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Crowder
Ginal
Smallwood
Winter
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


11:13:11 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B).
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Crowder
Ginal
Smallwood
Winter
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


11:13:31 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment C).
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Crowder
Ginal
Smallwood
Winter
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
11:15:07 AM  

Ms. Ross returned to the table to respond to questions.



11:16:21 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-166, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Crowder No
Ginal Yes
Smallwood Excused
Winter Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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