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h_phc_2016a_2016-03-08t13:36:33z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/08/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1210



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 16-1210 to the Committee of the W PASS





03:58 PM -- HB 16-1210



Representative Rosenthal, sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1210 to the committee. The bill prohibits physicians specializing in psychiatry and licensed or registered mental health professionals from engaging in conversion therapy with patient under 18 years of age. Conversion therapy is defined as practices that seek to change an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity, including efforts to change behaviors or gender expressions or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attraction to individuals of the same sex.



04:07 PM --
Brad Allen, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Allen responded to questions from the committee.



04:11 PM --
Dr. Laura Knudtson, Colorado Psychological Association, testified in support of the bill.



04:14 PM --
Dr. Sarah Burgamy, Colorado Psychological Association, testified in support of the bill.



04:17 PM



Dr. Knudtson and Dr. Burgamy responded to questions from the committee.



04:29 PM --
Sarah Musick, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Musick answered questions from the committee.



04:42 PM --
Dr. Jody Ryan, Colorado Behavioral Health Care Council, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Ryan responded to questions from the committee.



05:03 PM --
Reverend Mark Tidd, Highlands Church Denver, testified in support of the bill. Reverend Tidd responded to questions from the committee.



05:06 PM --
Esteban Lee-O'Neal, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



05:10 PM --
Dave Montez, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Montez responded to questions from the committee.



05:16 PM --
Michael Lott-Manier, Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Lott-Manier responded to questions from the committee.



05:23 PM --
Michael Norton, Colorado Freedom Institute, testified against the bill. He distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment D). Mr. Norton responded to questions from the committee.



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05:36 PM --
Robin Goodspeed, representing herself, testified against the bill. Ms. Goodspeed responded to questions from the committee.



05:45 PM --
Jeff Johnston, Focus on the Family, testified against the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment E). Mr. Johnston responded to questions from the committee.



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05:55 PM --
David Pickup, representing himself, testified against the bill. Mr. Pickup responded to questions from the committee

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06:09 PM -- Bishop John Brannon, representing himself, testified against the bill. Bishop Brannon responded to questions from the committee.



06:19 PM



Representative Rosenthal responded to questions from committee.



06:21 PM



Bishop Brannon continued to respond to questions from the committee.



06:28 PM



Representative Rosenthal gave concluding remarks on the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.



BILL: HB16-1210
TIME: 06:37:25 PM
MOVED: Ginal
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1210 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 7-6.
SECONDED: Moreno
VOTE
Conti
No
Danielson
Yes
Everett
No
Ginal
Yes
Joshi
No
Landgraf
No
Leonard
No
Moreno
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Windholz
No
Singer
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





06:38 PM



Representative Primavera recessed the committee briefly.








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