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48D91111F9C545B6872583A00061CD31 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1129

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Feb 13, 2019      
Location Old State Library



HB19-1129 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


10:48:18 AM  
Representative Singer recessed the committee.
11:00:21 AM  
Representative Singer called the meeting back to order.
11:00:35 AM  

Representative Michaelson Jenet and Representative Esgar, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1129 to the committee.  This bill prohibits the use of conversion therapy by physicians specializing in psychiatry and licensed, certified, or registered mental health providers on a patient under the age of 18.  The bill defines conversion therapy as any practice that seeks to change an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity.

11:04:27 AM  
Representative Singer proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
11:08:20 AM  

Dr. Robert Werthwein, Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.  Dr. Werthwein responded to committee questions.

11:15:22 AM  
Brad Allen Reubendale, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
11:18:56 AM  
Owen Ziegler, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
11:20:08 AM  
Francis Lyon, representing themselves, testified in support of the bill.
11:23:52 AM  
Heather Lundy Nelson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
11:25:43 AM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
11:29:12 AM  
Carolyn Martin, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
11:31:50 AM  
Jeff Johnston, Focus on the Family, testified in opposition to the bill and distributed handouts (Attachment E).
11:34:20 AM  
Alyssa Khamma, Colorado Christian University,
testified in opposition to the bill.
11:37:25 AM  
Pam Brown, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
11:41:51 AM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
11:49:19 AM  
Cynthia Coffman, representing herself,
testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Coffman responded to committee
questions.
11:49:41 AM  
Rigoberto Mendez, Colorado Family Action,
testified in opposition to the bill.
12:02:48 PM  
Evie Hudak, Colorado PTA, testified in support of the bill.
12:05:11 PM  
Isaac Archuleta, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
12:09:00 PM  
Laura Reeves, Interfaith Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
12:11:34 PM  
Jill Wildenberg read the testimony of Michael
Hidalgo, Interfaith Alliance, in support of the bill.
12:12:22 PM  
Sue Torfin, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
12:14:51 PM  

Brad Bergford, Commission for Protection of Constitutional Rights, testified in opposition to the bill.  Mr. Bergford responded to committee questions.

12:25:15 PM  
Apryl Alexander, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
12:27:06 PM  
Dr. Jody Ryan, Mental Health of Denver and Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council, testified in support of the bill.
12:31:26 PM  
Dr. Sarah Burgamy, Colorado Psychological Association, testified in support of the bill.
12:35:13 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
12:35:39 PM  
A handout was distributed to committee members (Attachment F).
12:41:48 PM  
Jenna Ellis, Colorado Family Action, testified
in opposition to the bill.  Ms. Ellis responded to committee questions.
 
12:49:06 PM  
Johnny Hultzapple, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
12:51:49 PM  
Karen Langsley, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
12:53:44 PM  
Matthew Shurka, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
12:58:18 PM  
Benjamin Waters, LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, testified in support of the bill.
01:00:47 PM  

The witness panel responded to committee questions.

01:01:26 PM  
Troy Miller, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
01:09:13 PM  

Jenny Guenther read the testimony of an anonymous person, in support of the bill.

01:12:06 PM  

Amanda Chestnut read the testimony of an anonymous person, in support of the bill.

01:13:04 PM  
Jennifer Mitkowski, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
01:14:46 PM  
Dr. Dana Torpey-Newman, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
01:18:36 PM  
Mary Parker, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
01:20:00 PM  
Ken Couch, Interfaith Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
01:22:36 PM  
Kathleen Boyer, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
01:23:51 PM  
Kaelan Boyer, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
01:25:57 PM  
Susan Marine, National Alliance on Mental Illness, testified in support of the bill.
01:28:58 PM  
Dr. Karen Tonso, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
01:31:03 PM  
Representative Esgar distributed amendment
L.002 (Attachment G).


01:34:10 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment G).
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Gonzales-Gutierrez
Caraveo
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Kipp
Landgraf
Larson
Liston
Mullica
Pelton
Michaelson Jenet
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:34:10 PM  
Representatives Michaelson Jenet and Esgar gave closing remarks on the bill.
01:35:03 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


01:50:57 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1129, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Mullica
Caraveo Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Kipp Yes
Landgraf No
Larson Yes
Liston No
Mullica Yes
Pelton No
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS