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PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB20-166

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Mar 13, 2020      
Location HCR 0112



SB20-166 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


10:41:17 AM  

Representative Esgar, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 20-166. Under current law, for a person under the age of 18 to obtain new identification documents, including a birth certificate, driver's license, identification card, or instruction permit, that reflects a change in gender designation, the state department must receive a request and statement from the minor's parents, guardian, or legal representative.  Additionally, the state department must receive a statement from a professional medical or mental health care provider that either the minor has undergone treatment for gender transition or the person has an intersex condition, and that in the provider's professional opinion, the minor's gender designation should be changed accordingly.  



Under the bill, for a person under the age of 18 to obtain a new birth certificate, the Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) must receive:

  • a written request from the minor's parent, legal guardian, or legal representative to issue a new birth certificate with a gender designation that differs from the sex designated on the minor's original birth certificate; and
  • a statement from a professional medical or mental health care provider stating that the sex designation on the original birth certificate does not align with the minor's gender identity.

Additionally, for an individual under the age of 18 to receive new identification documents from the Department of Revenue (DOR), including a driver's license, identification card, or instruction permit, the DOR must receive either a new birth certificate or the documentation cited above.

10:43:31 AM  

Mara Brosy-Wiwchar, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, testified in favor of the bill.

10:44:44 AM  

The bill sponsor made final comments on the bill.



10:50:53 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-166 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Kipp
Baisley No
Caraveo Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Holtorf No
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Larson No
Liston No
Mullica Yes
Pelton No
Young Yes
Kipp Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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