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2645AF48074EB34387258ADD006E0EAF Hearing Summary


Date Mar 11, 2024      
Location Old Supreme Court

HB24-1103 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole

02:02:09 PM  

Senators Gonalez and Buckner, co prime sponsors, presented House Bill 24-1103, concerning prohibitions on the official use of the term "excited delirium". The bill sponsors explained the need to shift away from this term.  

Committee members asked questions about the bill and legislating medical terms. 

02:15:47 PM  

Mr. John Seward, representing EMSAC, testified to amend the bill.  He distributed a handout from the medical community that made suggested amendments (Attachment G).

Mr. Donnie Woodyard, representing themself, testified to amend the bill.

Dr. Jeffrey Beckman, representing self, testified to amend the bill.

Eric Hill, representing themself, testified to amend the bill.

Committee members asked questions to the panel about the suggested amendment and concerns raised about the bill as written. Further discussion ensued about defining medical terms in state law. 

02:49:54 PM  

Anaya Robinson, representing ACLU of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

Jefferey Riester, representing Department of Law , testified in support of the bill.

Bridget Anshus, representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

Written testimony about the bill may be found in Attachment H.


02:57:08 PM  

The bill sponsors made closing comments. 

Committee members made closing comments.

03:06:26 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1103 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Gonzales
Gardner No
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Van Winkle No
Roberts Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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