Representative Froelich, bill sponsor, introduced HB21-1022. This bill creates the Colorado Surrogacy Agreement Act to govern surrogacy agreements. Specifically, the act:
- creates eligibility requirements to execute an agreement;
- defines the duties for parties of the agreement;
- specifies the process for creating a surrogacy agreement, the content of such agreements, and parties’ right to legal representation;
- establishes how agreements may be changed as a result of death or a change in marital status;
- outlines the process and obligation of parties when terminating an agreement; and
- authorizes the court to issue orders recognizing or enforcing surrogacy agreements, and to determine parentage.
Submitted written testimony on the bill can be found in Attachment A.