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3288DFF19B3CCBCB872583AD00669B6D Hearing Summary


Date Feb 26, 2019      
Location HCR 0107

SB19-025 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole

11:41:08 AM  
Representative Hooton, bill sponsor, presented
Senate Bill 19-025 to the committee.  
bill adds age appropriate information on safe haven laws to the list of
topics that are included in the definition of comprehensive health education.
 Safe haven laws are state laws related to the safe abandonment of
a child at a fire station, hospital, or community clinic or emergency center
within the first 72 hours of a child's life.  A handout was distributed
(Attachment A).  
11:45:13 AM  
Representative Hooton responded to committee
questions.  Committee discussion ensued.  
11:49:08 AM  
Brita Darling, Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to committee questions.
11:53:26 AM  
Representative Lontine proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
11:54:05 AM  
Linda Prudhomme, Colorado Safe Haven for Newborns, testified in support of the bill.
11:57:53 AM  
Lori Horn, Colorado Safe Haven for Newborns, testified in support of the bill.
11:58:51 AM  
Halle Burke, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
12:00:30 PM  
John Burke, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
12:01:19 PM  
Richard Uhrlaub, Adoption Search Resource Connection, testified in opposition to the bill.
12:05:47 PM  
Representative Hooton gave closing remarks on the bill.
12:08:13 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.

12:13:05 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-025 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Beckman
Seconded Catlin
Baisley Yes
Beckman Yes
Buckner Yes
Catlin Yes
Jackson Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Mullica Yes
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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