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h_bus_2016a_2016-02-11t13:31:07z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/11/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1007



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS AND LABOR


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Postpone House Bill 16-1007 indefinitely. The moti

Refer House Bill 16-1007 to the Committee on Judic
PASS

FAIL











01:52 PM



The committee took a brief recess.



01:57 PM



The committee reconvened.





01:57 PM -- HB 16-1007




Representative Joshi, sponsor, introduced House Bill 16-1007. The bill allows for additional charges to be filed if any crime committed is the proximate cause of injury or death to an unborn child.



Representative Joshi responded to questions from the committee.



02:08 PM



Committee members discussed the motion made by Representative Sias to move the bill to Judiciary.

BILL: HB16-1007
TIME: 02:11:01 PM
MOVED: Sias
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1007 to the Committee on Judiciary. The motion failed on a vote of 5-7.
SECONDED: Nordberg
VOTE
Arndt
No
Garnett
No
Navarro
Yes
Nordberg
Yes
Pabon
No
Rosenthal
No
Roupe
Excused
Sias
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Winter
No
Wist
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
No
Williams
No
YES: 5 NO: 7 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL







02:12 PM



Rep. Joshi continued to respond to questions from the committee.



02:15 PM



Rep. Williams explained the process that will be used for witness testimony.



02:16 PM --
Yvonne Williams, Care Net, testified in support of the bill.



02:18 PM --
Ed Hanks, Colorado Right to Life, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Hanks responded to questions from the committee.



02:28 PM --
Dan May, District Attorney for the 4th Judicial District, testified in support of the bill.



02:31 PM --
Leslie Chomic, League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.



02:33 PM --
Melinda Quiat, Anti-Defamation League, testified in opposition to the bill.



02:35 PM --
Kevin Paul, Planned Parenthood, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Paul responded to questions from the committee.



02:43 PM --
Dr. Aaron Lazorwitz, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Lazorwitz provided the committee with a copy of his testimony (Attachment A). Mr. Lazorwitz responded to questions from the committee.



160211 AttachA.pdf160211 AttachA.pdf



02:48 PM --
Christina Aguilar, Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR), testified in opposition to the bill.



02:51 PM -- Reverand Greg Garland, Colorado Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, testified in opposition to the bill.



02:53 PM --
Rabbi Birdie Becker, Colorado Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, testified in opposition to the bill. Rabbi Becker provided the committee with a copy of her testimony (Attachment B). Rabbi Becker responded to questions from the committee.



160211 AttachB.pdf160211 AttachB.pdf



02:57 PM --
Stephen Meswarb, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Meswarb responded to questions from the committee.



03:01 PM --
Sophia SanMiguel, representing herself, testified on the bill.



03:04 PM --
Nathan Fletcher, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



03:06 PM --
Karen Middleton, NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.



03:09 PM



The committee took a brief recess.



03:37 PM



The committee reconvened.



03:38 PM



Representative Joshi and committee members made closing remarks on the bill.


BILL: HB16-1007
TIME: 03:39:04 PM
MOVED: Kraft-Tharp
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1007 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 8-4.
SECONDED: Winter
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Navarro
No
Nordberg
No
Pabon
Yes
Rosenthal
Yes
Roupe
Excused
Sias
No
Thurlow
Yes
Winter
Yes
Wist
No
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Williams
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 4 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS









03:40 PM



The committee adjourned.




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