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388E019F32A5438E872583C1006C26C2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1129

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Mar 18, 2019      
Location SCR 357



HB19-1129 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:41:45 PM  

Senator Fenberg, sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1129 to the committee.  The bill prohibits a physician specializing in psychiatry or a licensed, certified, or registered mental health provider from performing conversion therapy on a patient under the age of 18.

01:48:05 PM  

Lindsay Callahan, representing the Family Resource Network, testified in support of the bill.

01:51:09 PM  

Owen Zeigler, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

01:54:04 PM  

Francis Lyon, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. He provided a handout to the committee (Attachment A).

01:56:04 PM  

Brad Reubendale, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

01:59:49 PM  

Brad Bergford, representing the Colorado Chapter of the National Lawyers Association and the Commission for the Protection of Constitutional Rights, testified against the bill.

02:01:11 PM  

Dr. Marc Barnes, representing himself, testified against the bill.

02:03:19 PM  

Stephen Black, representing Faith and Liberty Coalition and First Stone Ministries, testified against the bill. He provided a packet to committee members (Attachment B).

02:08:39 PM  

David Pickup, representing himself, testified against the bill. He provided a packet of information to committee members (Attachment C).

02:11:12 PM  

Mr. Bergford responded to committee member questions.

02:24:02 PM  

Cindy Gordon, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:26:10 PM  

Dr. Jody Ryan, representing Mental Health Center of Denver and the Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council, testified in support of the bill.

02:29:09 PM  

Dr. Sarah Burgamy, representing the Colorado Psychological Association, testified in support of the bill.

02:30:24 PM  

Dr. Laura Knudtson, representing the Colorado Psychological Association, testified in support of the bill.

02:36:06 PM  

Dr. Burgamy and Dr. Ryan responded to committee member questions.

02:38:28 PM  

Philip Frieze, representing Glory to Glory Christian Church, testified against the bill.

02:40:22 PM  

Devin Ells, representing himself, testified against the bill.

02:45:07 PM  

Anne Paulk, representing Restored Hope Network, testified against the bill.

02:50:03 PM  

Raenel Breucop, representing herself, testified against the bill.

02:50:36 PM  

Cynthia Coffman, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:01:19 PM  

Carolyn Martin, representing herself, testified against the bill.

03:12:22 PM  

Deborah Dooley, representing herself, testified against the bill.

03:12:35 PM  

Fr. Matthew Hartley, representing the Catholic Church, testified against the bill and provided a written copy of his testimony (Attachment D).

03:17:52 PM  

Rigo Mendez, representing Colorado Family Action, testified against the bill.

03:23:29 PM  

The previous panel responded to committee member questions.

03:28:34 PM  

Darin Smith, representing the Colorado LGBT Bar Association, testified in support of the bill.

03:30:12 PM  

Dr. Robert Werthwein, representing the Office of Behavioral Health, Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.

03:34:26 PM  

Benjamin Waters, representing the Colorado LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, testified in support of the bill.

03:35:06 PM  

Jill Wildenberg read testimony from Morgan Caruthers Fletcher, representing the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, in support of the bill.

03:40:18 PM  

Sue Torfin, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:40:32 PM  

Heather Lundy Nelson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:46:15 PM  

Tabbitha Cardinal, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:47:29 PM  

Sam Brinton, representing the Trevor Project, testified in support of the bill.

03:50:28 PM  

Joseph Shelton, representing Inside Out Youth Services, testified in support of the bill.

03:54:24 PM  

Johnny Hultzapple, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:56:41 PM  

Daniel Ramos, representing One Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

03:57:50 PM  

Matthew Shurka, representing the Born Perfect Campaign, testified in support of the bill.

04:02:03 PM  

Marty Rouse, representing the Human Rights Campaign, testified in support of the bill.  Committee members received a letter from the Human Rights Campaign (Attachment E).

04:02:19 PM  

Mr. Ramos responded to committee member questions.

04:07:41 PM  

Cherisse Davis, representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

04:08:44 PM  

Troy Miller, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

04:11:08 PM  

Kathleen Boyer, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:13:13 PM  

Kaelan Boyer, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

04:15:30 PM  

Susan Marine, representing the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, testified in support of the bill.

04:19:48 PM  

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

04:23:35 PM  

Talia Richard-Lande, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:26:41 PM  

Dr. Bill Porter, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

04:29:53 PM  

Kendall Ruhnow, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:33:53 PM  

Patricia Cooper, representing the Colorado Women's Bar Association, testified in support of the bill.

04:37:35 PM  

Mariana Galvez, representing the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, testified in support of the bill.

04:38:12 PM  

Karen Langsley, representing the LGBT Bar Association and the National Center for Lesbian Rights, testified in support of the bill.

04:44:20 PM  

Senator Fenberg wrapped up his presentation of the bill.

04:44:34 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


04:53:07 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1129 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Court
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble No
Sonnenberg No
Court Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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