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s_sa_2018a_2018-04-23t14:37:48z4 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1245

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Apr 23, 2018      
Location SCR 357



HB18-1245 - Postponed Indefinitely


08:39:37 PM  

Senator Fenberg, co-prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1245 to the committee. The bill prohibits physicians specializing in psychiatry or licensed, certified, or registered mental health providers from performing conversion therapy on a patient under the age of 18.

08:45:39 PM  

Mathew Shurka, representing Born Perfect, testified in support of the bill.

08:50:50 PM  
Dr. Apryl Alexander, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
08:51:13 PM  
Rev. Amanda Henderson, representing the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
08:53:16 PM  

Emma Shinn, representing the Colorado LGBT Bar Association, testified in support of the bill.

08:59:19 PM  
Laura Reinsch read testimony from Brad Reubendale, representing himself, in support of the bill.
09:02:38 PM  
Brianna Titone, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
09:07:04 PM  

Joshua Mak, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

09:07:21 PM  
Committee members received testimony from David Romer, representing American Atheists, in support of the bill [Attachment K].
09:08:12 PM  
Scott Irvin, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
09:14:44 PM  
Dr. John Brannon, representing himself, testified against the bill.
09:18:52 PM  
Jeff Johnston, representing Focus on the Family, testified against the bill. Committee members received a written copy of his testimony [Attachment L].
09:22:01 PM  
Jenna Ellis, representing Colorado Family Action, testified against the bill.
09:22:15 PM  
Dr. Brannon responded to committee member questions.
09:27:50 PM  
Olivia Rascon, representing herself, testified against the bill. Rigo Mendez interpreted Ms. Rascon's testimony.
09:37:20 PM  
Janna Anderson, representing herself, testified against the bill.
09:37:57 PM  
John McHugh, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
09:43:29 PM  

Angela Shah, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

09:46:57 PM  
Senator Fenberg wrapped up his presentation of the bill.
09:47:58 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


09:52:22 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1245 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Fenberg
Seconded
Court Yes
Fenberg Yes
Hill No
Sonnenberg No
Marble No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


09:52:50 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1245 indefinitely.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Court No
Fenberg No
Hill Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Marble Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS