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h_sa_2016a_2016-04-04t14:14:26z4 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/04/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1200



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Postpone House Bill 16-1200 indefinitely. The moti

Refer House Bill 16-1200 to the Committee of the W
PASS

FAIL







07:18 PM -- HB16-1200



Representative Ransom, sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1200 to the committee and provided a packet of information (Attachment L). Under current law, physicians and institutions that perform abortions are prohibited from transferring fetal tissue in exchange for valuable consideration to any organization or person that conducts research using fetal tissue or that transplants fetal tissue for therapeutic purposes. This bill transfers enforcement and investigative authority concerning this prohibition from the Department of Public Health and Environment to the Attorney General in the Department of Law. Under the bill, the Attorney General is tasked with investigating any alleged violation of this prohibition.



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Committee members discussed the bill with Representative Ransom.



07:34 PM --
Barry Arrington, representing himself, testified in support of the bill and provided a packet of information (Attachment M). He responded to committee member questions.



16HouseState0404AttachM.pdf16HouseState0404AttachM.pdf



07:42 PM --
Denise Maes, representing the ACLU of Colorado, testified against the bill and responded to committee member questions.



07:47 PM --
Scott Horak, representing himself, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee member questions.



07:54 PM --
Gena Ozols, representing NARAL Pro Choice Colorado, testified against the bill and provided a handout (Attachment N). She responded to committee member questions.



16HouseState0404AttachN.pdf16HouseState0404AttachN.pdf



08:01 PM --
Michael Norton, representing Colorado Family Action and the Alliance Defending Freedom, testified in support of the bill and provided a handout (Attachment O). He responded to committee member questions.



16HouseState0404AttachO.pdf16HouseState0404AttachO.pdf



08:12 PM --
Molly Swank, representing herself, testified against the bill.



08:16 PM --
Thomas Perille, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.





08:20 PM



Representative Ransom wrapped up her presentation of the bill.

BILL: HB16-1200
TIME: 08:27:22 PM
MOVED: Neville P.
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1200 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 4-5.
SECONDED: Humphrey
VOTE
Foote
No
Humphrey
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Neville P.
Yes
Primavera
No
Tyler
No
Wist
Yes
Lontine
No
Ryden
No
YES: 4 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL




BILL: HB16-1200
TIME: 08:27:52 PM
MOVED: Lontine
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1200 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 5-4.
SECONDED: Foote
VOTE
Foote
Yes
Humphrey
No
Leonard
No
Neville P.
No
Primavera
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Wist
No
Lontine
Yes
Ryden
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







08:28 PM



The committee adjourned.




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