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h_phc_2016a_2016-05-06t11:24:09z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 05/06/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-150



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 16-150 to the Committee of the W 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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