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H_PHC_2016A 05/06/2016 11:24:09 AM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES

Date: 05/06/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 11:24 AM to 12:59 PM
Conti
X
Danielson
X
Place: HCR 0107
Everett
X
Ginal
*
This Meeting was called to order by
Joshi
X
Representative Primavera
Kraft-Tharp
X
Landgraf
X
This Report was prepared by
Leonard
*
Anne Wallace
Moreno
*
Tyler
X
Windholz
X
Singer
X
Primavera
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
SB16-146

SB16-150
Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Referred to the Committee of the Whole



11:25 AM -- SB 16-146



Representative Esgar, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 16-146 to the committee. The bill updates state law concerning sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and allows for all STIs to be treated uniformly. It also removes language specifically criminalizing HIV infection.



11:29 AM --
George Guzman, Stigma, testified in support of the bill.



11:34 AM --
Natalie Frei, Colorado Mod Squad, testified in support of the bill.



11:37 AM --
Melanie Mattson, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Mattson responded to questions from the committee.



11:40 AM



Representative Esgar distributed amendment L.017 (Attachment A) to the committee.



160506 AttachA.pdf160506 AttachA.pdf



11:43 AM --
Sarah Roisman, Colorado Association of Local Public Health Officials, testified in support of the bill









11:45 AM -- Lisa VanRaemdonck, Colorado Association of Local Public Health Officials, responded to questions on the bill.



11:46 AM -- Barb Cardell, Colorado Organizations Responding to AIDS, testified in support of the bill.



11:49 AM --
Kari Hartel, Colorado Mod Squad, testified in support of the bill.



11:54 AM



Representative Esgar explained amendment L.017 (Attachment A) to the committee. Committee discussion regarding amendment L.017 ensued.



12:12 PM



Kari Hartel and Lisa VanRaemdonck returned to the table to respond to questions regarding amendment L.017 (Attachment A).



12:30 PM



Committee discussion with Ms. Hartel and Representative Esgar ensued.



12:37 PM



Committee members continued to comment on amendment L.017 (Attachment A) .

BILL: SB16-146
TIME: 12:40:36 PM
MOVED: Danielson
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.017 (Attachment A). The motion passed on a vote of 7-6.
SECONDED: Ginal
VOTE
Conti
No
Danielson
Yes
Everett
No
Ginal
Yes
Joshi
No
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Landgraf
No
Leonard
No
Moreno
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Windholz
No
Singer
Yes
Primavera
Yes
YES: 7 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS













12:41 PM



Representative Esgar distributed amendment L.018 (Attachment B) to the committee. Representative Primavera explained amendment L.018.



160506 AttachB.pdf160506 AttachB.pdf

BILL: SB16-146
TIME: 12:42:39 PM
MOVED: Primavera
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.018 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Tyler
VOTE
Conti
Danielson
Everett
Ginal
Joshi
Kraft-Tharp
Landgraf
Leonard
Moreno
Tyler
Windholz
Singer
Primavera
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION:







12:43 PM



Representative Esgar gave concluding remarks on the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: SB16-146
TIME: 12:46:28 PM
MOVED: Danielson
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-146, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 7-6.
SECONDED: Ginal
VOTE
Conti
No
Danielson
Yes
Everett
No
Ginal
Yes
Joshi
No
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Landgraf
No
Leonard
No
Moreno
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Windholz
No
Singer
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



12:48 PM -- SB 16-150



Representative Esgar, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 16-150 to the committee. The bill amends state law concerning civil unions and marriage to do the following:

      • allow persons in a valid current civil union to marry each other without having to first dissolve the civil union;
      • specify that the Uniform Dissolution of Marriage Act applies to civil unions that are merged into marriage by operation of law;
      • specify that time spent in a civil union prior to it being converted to marriage is included when determining the duration of such a marriage during dissolution proceedings;
      • apply state bigamy laws to persons currently in a civil union who enter into marriage with someone other than the civil union partner or persons who enter into another civil union; and
      • require the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to update the marriage application form to capture certain information about any prior civil unions entered into or merged into marriage.

      Representative Esgar distributed a handout to the committee about the bill (Attachment C).



      160506 AttachC.pdf160506 AttachC.pdf







      12:50 PM -- Steve Lass, Colorado Bar Association, testified in support of the bill.



12:53 PM



Representative Esgar gave concluding remarks on the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: SB16-150
TIME: 12:57:32 PM
MOVED: Singer
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-150 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 8-5.
SECONDED: Ginal
VOTE
Conti
No
Danielson
Yes
Everett
No
Ginal
Yes
Joshi
No
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Leonard
No
Moreno
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Windholz
No
Singer
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



12:59 PM



The committee adjourned.




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