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B24815749699326A872586860071DD89 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1022

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date Feb 24, 2021      
Location HCR 0112



HB21-1022 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:43:44 PM  

Representative Froelich, bill sponsor, introduced HB21-1022.  This bill creates the Colorado Surrogacy Agreement Act to govern surrogacy agreements.  Specifically, the act:

  • creates eligibility requirements to execute an agreement;
  • defines the duties for parties of the agreement;
  • specifies the process for creating a surrogacy agreement, the content of such agreements, and parties’ right to legal representation;
  • establishes how agreements may be changed as a result of death or a change in marital status;
  • outlines the process and obligation of parties when terminating an agreement; and
  • authorizes the court to issue orders recognizing or enforcing surrogacy agreements, and to determine parentage.

Submitted written testimony on the bill can be found in Attachment A.

01:47:48 PM  
The bill sponsor responded to questions from the committee.
01:52:34 PM  

Jennifer Ayotte, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

01:56:42 PM  
Althea O'Shaughnessy, representing Colorado Fertility Advocates, testified in support of the bill.
02:01:11 PM  
The witness responded to questions from the committee.
02:03:20 PM  

Judy Beccera, representing herself, testified in favor of bill.

02:08:18 PM  

Ms. Beccera responded to questions from the committee.

02:10:18 PM  

Laura Koupal, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She responded to committee questions.

02:28:00 PM  

Shanna Shushereba, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:32:00 PM  

Amy McDevitt, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:36:38 PM  

Leea DiPentino, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:42:11 PM  

Judith Hoechst, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:46:41 PM  
Christina Ewoldt, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:50:43 PM  

Mary Sheohart, representing herself, testified about the bill.

02:54:41 PM  

Committee members made comments about public testimony.

02:58:44 PM  
Rep. Froelich introduced Amendment L.001
(Attachment A).


03:00:43 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B)
Moved Ortiz
Seconded Williams D.
Baisley
Hanks
Jackson
Kennedy
McCormick
Mullica
Ortiz
Soper
Titone Excused
Van Beber
Williams D.
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:01:01 PM  

Representative Froelich made closing comments on the bill.



03:06:17 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1022, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Ortiz
Seconded McCormick
Baisley Yes
Hanks No
Jackson Yes
Kennedy Yes
McCormick Yes
Mullica Yes
Ortiz Yes
Soper Excused
Titone Excused
Van Beber Yes
Williams D. No
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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