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0ADECF9976E97E50872586A1005E215D Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1169

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date Mar 23, 2021      
Location HCR 0112



HB21-1169 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


11:08:11 AM  

Representative Van Beber, bill co-sponsor, introduced HB21-1169. The bill prohibits health care providers, facilities, and insurers from limiting access to organ transplants based solely on an individual’s disability.  The bill authorizes an aggrieved person to bring a civil action in a district court for injunctive or other equitable relief. She distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment E).

Public testimony for HB21-1169 can be found in Attachment F.

11:11:32 AM  

The committee took a short recess.

11:11:44 AM  

Representative Van Beber, bill co-sponsor, introduced HB21-1169 again for the members on Webex who were previously unable to hear due to technical difficulties.

11:17:45 AM  
Representative Ortiz, bill co-sponsor, continued introducing HB21-1169.
11:21:31 AM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
11:28:16 AM  
Karissa McCoy, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Mrs. Arika Baal, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
11:36:54 AM  
Mrs. Kayla Daggett, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Isaac Sargent, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Abby Heasley, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
11:47:16 AM  
Wayne Pearl, representing National Down Syndrome Society, testified in support of the bill. Mrs. Valerie Trujillo, representing Triangle Cross Ranch, testified in support of the bill.
11:56:06 AM  
The bill sponsors provided closing comments on the bill.


12:01:19 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1169 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Van Beber
Seconded Ortiz
Baisley Yes
Williams D. No
Hanks Yes
Jackson Yes
Kennedy Yes
McCormick Yes
Mullica Yes
Ortiz Yes
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Van Beber Yes
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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