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3E9EA4DBD476763187258242007B108B Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1120

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Feb 28, 2018      
Location LSB A



HB18-1120 - Postponed Indefinitely


03:24:14 PM  

The committee recessed.

03:24:28 PM  
The committee came back to order.
03:37:06 PM  

Representative Neville, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1120. The bill prohibits abortions that intentionally involve the dismemberment of a fetus, unless such a procedure is performed during a medical emergency. Any person who performs such a procedure commits a misdemeanor offense. Any physician conducting the procedure commits unprofessional conduct and must have their license suspended for one year. A woman on whom a dismemberment abortion is performed is not criminally liable. The bill describes the prohibited procedure and includes various provisions concerning the interpretation and enforcement of the measure if challenged in court.

03:41:16 PM  
Father Andrew Kemberling, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:44:49 PM  

Reverend Amanda Henderson, Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:48:10 PM  

Carrie Diehl, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She answered questions from the committee.

03:57:50 PM  
Rebecca Cohen, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:01:30 PM  

Wendy Smith, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  She provided a handout to the committee [Attachment G].

04:06:05 PM  

Allegra Twichell, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:09:39 PM  

Janson Requist, 1776 Scholars at Colorado Christian College, testified in support of the bill.

04:12:49 PM  
Elizabeth Hinkley, American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:16:09 PM  

Brad Bergford, Commission for the Protection of Constitutional Rights, testified in support of the bill.

04:19:58 PM  
Jennifer Parker, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:23:08 PM  

Yvonne Williams, Care Net, testified in support of the bill.

04:25:55 PM  

Virginia Axon, Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:29:10 PM  

Edward Fantauzzo, Loveland Students for Life of America, testified in support of the bill.

04:32:43 PM  

Lindsey Rasmussen, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:36:22 PM  

Rigoberto Mendez, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  

04:40:21 PM  
Betty Boyd, American Association of University Women, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:42:59 PM  

Bethany Janzen, Students for Life of America - Rocky Mountain Region, testified in support of the bill.

04:47:11 PM  

Amanda Carlson, NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:51:20 PM  

Jaylem Durousseau, Community College of Aurora Students for Life, testified in support of the bill.

04:55:01 PM  
Amy Ross, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. She read a statement from her husband, John Ross.
05:04:33 PM  

Scott Horak, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

05:09:01 PM  

Gena Ozols, NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:12:10 PM  

Karla Gonzales Garcia, Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:14:27 PM  

Kristi Brown, Charlotte Lozier Institute, testified in support of the bill.  She answered questions from the committee.

05:19:29 PM  
Eleanor Cabell, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:22:18 PM  

Maria Lizarraga, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She provided two handouts to the committee [Attachments H and I].

05:27:24 PM  

Kristina Tocce, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:31:52 PM  

Deborah Harney, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

05:34:58 PM  

Denise Archuleta, Democrats for Life of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

05:39:10 PM  

Dr. Thomas Perille, Democrats for Life of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. He provided a handout to the committee [Attachment J]. Dr. Perille answered a question from the committee.

05:44:10 PM  
Albany Rose, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:46:22 PM  

Danielle Iwanicki, Students for Life of America, testified in support of the bill.

05:48:42 PM  

Abigail Miller, Students for Life of America, testified in support of the bill.

05:52:16 PM  

Caitlyn Achilles, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

05:53:48 PM  
Representative Neville made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.


06:03:15 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1120 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Williams D.
Seconded Leonard
Benavidez No
Hooton No
Humphrey Yes
Leonard Yes
Melton No
Weissman No
Williams D. Yes
Lontine No
Foote No
YES: 3   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


06:03:27 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1120 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Melton
Seconded Lontine
Benavidez Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Leonard No
Melton Yes
Weissman Yes
Williams D. No
Lontine Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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