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H_SA_2020A 02/11/2020 01:34:30 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date 02/11/2020
Attendance
Duran X
Humphrey X
Lontine X
Sandridge X
Sirota X
Williams D. X
Woodrow X
Jaquez Lewis X
Kennedy X
Time 01:34:30 PM to 08:47:35 PM
Place LSB A
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Kennedy
This Report was prepared by Amanda King
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1177 Referred to House Appropriations
HB20-1289 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB20-1068 Postponed Indefinitely
HB20-1098 Postponed Indefinitely

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call

HB20-1177 - Referred to House Appropriations


01:35:36 PM  

Representative Arndt, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1177.  The bill makes several adjustments to statutes related to the enterprise zone program.  First, the bill removes obsolete provisions for contributions to enterprise zone administrators.  Second, the bill moves certain cross references that are incorrectly placed in the section of statute that allows for an investment tax credit in an enterprise zone.  Finally, the bill removes an incorrect cross reference in the section of statute for new enterprise zone employees.

01:35:43 PM  

No one testified on the bill.  Representative Arndt made concluding remarks about the bill.



01:36:32 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1177 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lontine
Seconded Duran
Duran Yes
Humphrey Yes
Lontine Yes
Sandridge Excused
Sirota Yes
Williams D. Yes
Woodrow Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1289 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:36:50 PM  

Representative Kennedy, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1289.  The bill clarifies that any elector who is 17 years of age, has preregistered to vote, and will be 18 years of age on the date of the next general election may vote at any caucus, assembly, or convention, even though the elector has been affiliated with the political party less than 22 days.

 

The bill changes the period that a candidate for precinct committee person must have been a resident of the precinct from 30 days to 22 days before the caucus.  Additionally, the bill changes the period during which the candidate must have been affiliated with the political party from two months to 22 days before the caucus.

 

Lastly, any person who became 18 years old or who became a naturalized citizen during the 22 days prior to a precinct caucus may be a candidate for the office of precinct committee person despite having been affiliated with the party for less than 22 days.

 

Representative Kennedy provided a handout to the committee (Attachment A).

01:39:56 PM  

No one testified on the bill.

01:40:02 PM  

Representative Kennedy further discussed the bill.

01:40:59 PM  

Representative Kennedy answered questions from the committee.  Committee members commented on the bill.



01:44:54 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1289 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Kennedy
Seconded Lontine
Duran Yes
Humphrey No
Lontine Yes
Sandridge Excused
Sirota Yes
Williams D. Yes
Woodrow Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1068 - Postponed Indefinitely


01:45:38 PM  

The committee recessed.

01:51:48 PM  

The committee came back to order.

01:52:07 PM  

Representative Sandridge, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1068.  The bill establishes a physician-patient relationship between a physician performing an abortion and a child born alive after or during an abortion.  The bill requires the physician to exercise the same degree of skill and care to preserve the life and health of the child as a reasonably diligent physician would.  A physician who fails to do so is liable for a civil penalty of at least $100,000, commits unprofessional conduct, and commits a class 3 felony.  Any person who has knowledge of any violations of this bill and fails to report it to the Attorney General commits a class 1 misdemeanor.

01:54:54 PM  

Jonathan Flora, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. He also read a statement from Jill Stanek.

02:01:00 PM  

Sofia Perez, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:03:15 PM  

Stephanie Christian, representing herself, testified in the support of the bill. She provided a handout to the committee (Attachment B).

02:03:54 PM  

Jeff Hunt, Centennial Institute, testified in support of the bill.

02:06:36 PM  

Dr. Kelly Sennholz, Cobalt, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:11:35 PM  

Dr. Kristina Tocce, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:14:22 PM  

Dr. Sennholz and Dr. Tocce answered questions from the committee.

02:20:38 PM  

Thomas Uebbing, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

02:24:41 PM  

Kristi Burton Brown, Colorado Republican Party, testified in support of the bill.

02:27:53 PM  

Brittany Raymer, Focus on the Family, testified in support of the bill.

02:30:04 PM  

Dr. Thomas Perille, Democrats for Life, testified in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee.

02:34:53 PM  

Ms. Burton Brown and Dr. Perille answered questions from the committee.

02:39:44 PM  

Katie Glenn, Americans United for Life, testified in support of the bill.

02:43:49 PM  

Dr. Lisa Van Bramer, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:49:23 PM  

Francisco La Rosa, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

02:52:51 PM  

Christine Yeargin, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:55:25 PM  

Matt Niedzielski, Pikes Peak Citizens for Life, testified in support of the bill.

02:58:38 PM  

Emma Van Bramer, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:59:51 PM  

Erik Van Bramer, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:03:12 PM  

Maria Lizarraga, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She provided a handout to the committee (Attachment C).

03:07:22 PM  

Robert Fox, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:11:06 PM  

Laila Riedell, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:11:58 PM  

Jack Brustkern, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:13:53 PM  

Dr. Linda Royall, PhD, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:18:01 PM  

Dr. Royall answered questions from the committee.

03:20:14 PM  

Samantha Koch, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:24:35 PM  

Dr. Kathleen Tate, representing herself, testified on the bill.  She answered questions from the committee.

03:29:07 PM  

Representative Sandridge explained amendment L.001 (Attachment D).



03:31:22 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment D).
Moved Sandridge
Seconded Humphrey
Duran No
Humphrey Yes
Lontine No
Sandridge Yes
Sirota No
Williams D. Yes
Woodrow No
Jaquez Lewis No
Kennedy No
YES: 3   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
03:31:23 PM  

Dr. Richard Vigh, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:35:17 PM  

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



03:41:51 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1068 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Sandridge
Seconded Humphrey
Duran No
Humphrey Yes
Lontine No
Sandridge Yes
Sirota No
Williams D. Yes
Woodrow No
Jaquez Lewis No
Kennedy No
YES: 3   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


03:42:09 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 20-1068 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 Lontine
Duran Yes
Humphrey No
Lontine Yes
Sandridge 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



HB20-1098 - Postponed Indefinitely

03:42:16 PM  

The committee recessed.

04:06:34 PM  

The committee came back to order.

04:06:53 PM  

Representative Williams, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1098. The bill requires physicians to make a determination of the probable gestational age before performing any abortion.  Under the bill, performing or attempting to perform an abortion after 22 weeks gestational age is a class 1 misdemeanor.  Persons convicted of this offense may only be subject to a fine penalty and not jail time.  Performing a prohibited abortion constitutes unprofessional conduct for the purposes of physician licensing.  A licensed physician found in violation will have his or her license suspended for at least three years.  Abortion after 22 weeks gestational age is not a crime if, in the reasonable medical judgement of the physician, it is necessary to save the life of the mother.  In addition, a woman who has an abortion performed or any person who fills a prescription or provides equipment used during an abortion does not commit an offense under this measure.

04:12:59 PM  

Dr. Alan Rastrelli, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

04:18:59 PM  

Dr. Carrie Diehl, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:22:17 PM  

Dr. Richard Vigh, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

04:24:33 PM  

Christina Coffman, Pro-Life Future, testified in support of the bill.

04:28:21 PM  

The panel responded to questions from the committee.

04:35:12 PM  

Christina Taylor, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:37:55 PM  

Roy Taylor, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:41:10 PM  

Reverend Eric Banner, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:45:07 PM  

The panel answered questions from the committee.

04:50:04 PM  

Sarah Kvenne, representing herself, read a statement on behalf of Heidi Treibel in support of the bill.

04:54:04 PM  

Deanne Wikler, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:58:23 PM  

Amanda Perreault, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She provided a handout to the committee (Attachment E).

05:02:38 PM  

The panel responded to questions from the committee.

05:05:57 PM  

Betty Boyd, American Association of University Women, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:09:43 PM  

Melanie Kesner, Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:12:16 PM  

The panel responded to committee questions.

05:17:25 PM  

Rob Rysavy, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

05:20:52 PM  

Michael Baxter, Regis University, testified in support of the bill.

05:24:36 PM  

Anna Keating, Colorado College, testified in support of the bill.

05:26:55 PM  

Lauren Castillo, Students for Life Action, testified in support of the bill.

05:30:26 PM  

Nina Ball, representing herself, read a statement from Kathryn K in opposition to the bill.

05:37:05 PM  

Dr. Kierstan Williams, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:41:39 PM  

Dr. Rhonda Pohlman, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:44:54 PM  

Dr. Lisa Becker, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:48:52 PM  

The panel answered questions from the committee.

05:52:23 PM  

Brittany Raymer, Focus on the Family, testified in support of the bill.

05:55:32 PM  

Kathleen Houston, Democrats for Life of America - Colorado Chapter, testified in support of the bill.

05:58:14 PM  

Elise Neff, Students for Life, testified in support of the bill.

06:02:09 PM  

Fawn Bullock, representing herself, read a statement from Erika Christensen in opposition to the bill.

06:06:46 PM  

Dr. Kristina Tocce, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, testified in opposition to the bill.

06:10:54 PM  

Amy Lynn, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

06:13:52 PM  

The panel answered questions from the committee.

06:19:16 PM  

Hannah Wilson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

06:23:07 PM  

Annie Zeiler, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

06:25:48 PM  

Dr. Kathleen Tate, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

06:28:13 PM  

Iman Jodeh, Women's Lobby of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.

06:31:53 PM  

Reverend Amanda Henderson, Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.

06:34:23 PM  

Rabbi Rachel Kobrin, Congregation Rodef Shalom, testified in opposition to the bill.

06:39:52 PM  

The panel responded to questions from the committee.

06:42:58 PM  

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

06:47:04 PM  

Kristi Burton Brown, Colorado Republican Party, testified in support of the bill.

06:50:46 PM  

Michael Moubarek, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

06:55:29 PM  

The panel responded to questions from the committee.

06:59:30 PM  

Amy Brown, Colorado Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, testified in opposition to the bill.

07:03:42 PM  

Reverend Tamara Boynton, Colorado Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, testified in opposition to the bill.

07:07:24 PM  

Reverend Wayne Laws, representing himself, testified in opposition of the bill.

07:10:46 PM  

Dilpreet Jammu, Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.

07:14:42 PM  

Matt Niedzielski, Pikes Peak Citizens for Life, testified in support of the bill.

07:18:51 PM  

Maria Lizarraga, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She provided a handout to the committee (Attachment F).

07:22:23 PM  

Dr. Thomas Perille, Democrats for Life of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. He provided a handout to the committee (Attachment G).

07:29:16 PM  

The panel answered questions from the committee.

07:34:38 PM  

Jack Teter, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, testified in opposition to the bill.

07:38:17 PM  

Selina Najar, Cobalt, testified in opposition to the bill.

07:41:50 PM  

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

07:44:52 PM  

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

07:48:02 PM  

The panel responded to questions from the committee.

07:49:41 PM  

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

07:56:22 PM  

Jeff Hunt, Centennial Institute, testified in support of the bill.

07:58:42 PM  

Dr. Lisa Van Bramer, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

08:03:58 PM  

Francisco La Rosa, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

08:10:37 PM  

The panel responded to questions from the committee.

08:15:16 PM  

Katie Glenn, Americans United for Life, testified in support of the bill.

08:19:03 PM  

Monica Hernandez, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

08:23:11 PM  

Roger Morin, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

08:26:55 PM  
Representative Williams made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members made comments regarding the bill. Representative Sirota submitted a letter from Erika Christensen into the record (Attachment H).


08:47:12 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1098 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Williams D.
Seconded Humphrey
Duran No
Humphrey Yes
Lontine No
Sandridge Yes
Sirota No
Williams D. Yes
Woodrow No
Jaquez Lewis No
Kennedy No
YES: 3   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


08:47:26 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 20-1098 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 Sirota
Duran Yes
Humphrey No
Lontine Yes
Sandridge 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


08:47:35 PM   The committee adjourned.






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