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962A84722A8D71B9872589800060F7ED Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB23-189

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date Mar 28, 2023      
Location HCR 0112



SB23-189 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


11:39:11 AM  
Representatives Garcia
and Michaelson Jenet, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 23-189
regarding increasing access to reproductive health-care services.
11:56:01 AM  
Ms. Shara Smith,
representing the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, testified in support
of the bill.




Barb Cardell,
representing themself, testified in support of the bill.




Jack Teter, representing
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, testified in support of the
bill.




Ms. Hunter Nelson,
representing the Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of
the bill.




Ms. Candace Woods,
representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
12:06:41 PM  
Ms. Mannat Singh,
representing the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in support
of the bill.




Ms. Leah Audin,
representing themself, testified in support of the bill.




Dr. Dan Scales,
representing Vivent Health, testified in support of the bill.




Mrs. Annmarie
Evans, representing the Northern Colorado Chapter for the National Organization
for Women, testified in support of the bill.




Members of the
panel answered questions from the committee.
12:18:12 PM  
Ms. MaryJane Maestas,
representing the Positive Women's Network Colorado, testified in support
of the bill.




Ali Altman, representing
themself, testified in support of the bill.




Tamara Paquette,
representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
12:25:49 PM  
Mrs. Paula Suhr,
representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.




Mrs. Melissa Ogburn,
representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.




Mrs. Donna LaBelle,
representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.




Mrs. Vicki Morgan,
representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.




Kristy Neely,
representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.




Members of the
panel answered questions from the committee.
12:42:24 PM  
Dr. Catherine Wheeler,
representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.




Mr. Lloyd Benes,
representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.




Dr. Thomas Perille,
representing Democrats for Life of Colorado, testified in opposition to
the bill.




Mrs. Erin Meschke,
representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.




Mrs. Brittany
Vessely, representing the Colorado Catholic Conference, testified in opposition
to the bill.




Members of the
panel answered questions from the committee.
12:54:16 PM  
Greg Lopez, representing
themself, testified in opposition of the bill.




Mrs. Tamra Axworthy,
representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.




Mr. Jeff Hunt,
representing the Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University,
testified in opposition to the bill.




Ms. Nicole Hunt,
representing Focus on the Family, testified in opposition to the bill.




Mr. Brandon Arnold,
representing the Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified to amend
the bill.




Patricia Weber,
representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.
01:13:43 PM  
Andrew Nussbaum,
representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.




Lori Goebel, representing
themself, testified in opposition to the bill.
01:21:35 PM  
Angelique Espinoza, representing Good Business Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
01:22:18 PM  
Mr. Bob Bongiovanni,
representing Colorado Individuals and Organizations Responding to HIV/AIDS,
testified in support of the bill.




Ms. Dolores Mendez,
representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.




Mar Galvez Seminario,
representing the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive
Rights, testified in support of the bill.




Mr. Tim Northrup,
representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.




Stacy Swagger,
representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.




Tash Berwick,
representing New Era Colorado, testified in support of the bill.




Members of the
panel answered questions from the committee.
01:38:38 PM  
Melisa Hidalgo-Cuellar,
representing themself, testified in support of the bill.




Mrs. Ashley Blinkhorn,
representing themself, testified in support of the bill.




Written testimony
was submitted to the committee (Attachment M).
01:42:35 PM  
Representative Michaelson
Jenet explained amendment L.029 (Attachment N).


01:44:13 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.029 (Attachment N).
Moved deGruy Kennedy
Seconded Dickson
Brown
Dickson
Hartsook
Kipp
Lieder
Ortiz
Soper
Velasco
Weinberg
deGruy Kennedy
Daugherty
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:44:14 PM  
Representative Michaelson
Jenet gave closing comments on Senate Bill 23-189.




Committee members
commented on the bill.


01:50:15 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-189, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved deGruy Kennedy
Seconded Brown
Brown Yes
Dickson Yes
Hartsook No
Kipp Yes
Lieder Yes
Ortiz Yes
Soper No
Velasco Yes
Weinberg No
deGruy Kennedy Yes
Daugherty Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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