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s_sa_2017a_2017-03-27t13:34:18z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/27/2017

Location: SCR 357

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1122



SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Postpone House Bill 17-1122 indefinitely. The moti

Refer House Bill 17-1122 to the Committee of the W
PASS

FAIL







02:20 PM -- HB17-1122



Senator Moreno, sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1122 which concerns the issuance of a new birth certificate with a gender designation that differs from the gender designated on the person's original birth certificate.



02:24 PM --
Michael Nicoletti, Legislative Liaison for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, spoke in favor of the bill.



02:27 PM --
Dr. Alexis Chavez, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.



02:30 PM --
Shari Zabel, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.





02:32 PM



The preceding witnesses answered questions from the committee.



02:33 PM --
Mick Hartley, representing the Family Policy Alliance, spoke in opposition to the bill. He distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment F).



17SenateState0327AttachF.pdf17SenateState0327AttachF.pdf



02:40 PM --
Lynn Grandon, representing the Respect Life Office of the Diocese of Colorado Springs, spoke in opposition to the bill. She distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment G).



17SenateState0327AttachG.pdf17SenateState0327AttachG.pdf



02:42 PM --
Emma Shinn, representing the Colorado Name Change Project, spoke in favor of the bill.



02:46 PM --
Jenna Clinchard, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.



02:49 PM --
Jude Clinchard, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.



02:50 PM --
Jack Teter, representing himself, spoke in favor of the bill.



02:54 PM --
Karen Axe, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.



02:57 PM --
Michael Norton, representing the Colorado Freedom institute, spoke in opposition of the bill. He distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment H).



17SenateState0327AttachH.pdf17SenateState0327AttachH.pdf



03:00 PM --
Carolyn Martin, representing Laura Thomas, a Douglas County Commissioner, spoke in opposition to the bill.



03:02 PM --
Lucia Bennet Leighton, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.



03:06 PM --
Laura MacWaters, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.



03:09 PM --
Heather De La Fuente, representing the Colorado Psychological Association, spoke in favor of the bill.



03:13 PM --
Rachel Clark, representing the Colorado Women's Bar Association, spoke in favor of the bill.



03:17 PM --
Matisse Ravenhart, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.



03:19 PM --
Sheri Proctor, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.



03:22 PM --
Erik Kluzek, representing himself and PFLAG, spoke in favor of the bill.



03:26 PM --
Karen Langley, representing the LGBT Bar Association, spoke in favor of the bill.



03:30 PM --
Courtney Gray, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.



03:33 PM --
Rosina Kovar, representing herself, spoke in opposition to the bill. She distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment I).



17SenateState0327AttachI.pdf17SenateState0327AttachI.pdf



03:38 PM



There were no more witnesses and Senator Marble closed public testimony. Senator Moreno gave closing comments to the bill. Committee members gave closing comments to the bill. Committee discussion ensued.

BILL: HB17-1122
TIME: 03:53:39 PM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1122 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Yes
Fenberg
Yes
Hill
No
Sonnenberg
No
Marble
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL


BILL: HB17-1122
TIME: 03:53:52 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 17-1122 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
No
Fenberg
No
Hill
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Marble
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







03:55 PM



The committee adjourned.








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