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C9FFA45B26065210872586940083758C Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-101

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Mar 10, 2021      
Location SCR 357



SB21-101 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


04:55:55 PM  
Senators Fields and
Story, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 21-101. The bill continues
the regulation of direct-entry midwives in the Department of Regulatory
Agencies, which is scheduled to repeal on September 1, 2021. The program
is continued through September 1, 2028.  
05:02:25 PM  
Dr. Autumn Orser, representing American Academy of Pediatrics, Colorado Chapter and Colorado Medical Society, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
05:05:53 PM  
Ms Jennifer Barr, representing Colorado Midwives Association, testified in support of the bill.
05:10:36 PM  
Ms. Linda Rosa, representing
herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:15:17 PM  
Dr. Heather Thompson,
representing Elephant Circle, testified in support of the bill.
05:18:40 PM  
Katherine Riley, representing Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR), testified in support of the bill.
05:23:48 PM  
Mrs  Brooke
Cates, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:26:00 PM  
Mrs Althea Hrdlichka, representing Colorado Midwives Association, testified in support of the bill.
05:29:58 PM  
Heather Prestridge,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:32:40 PM  
Ms.  Stephanie
Sibert, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and responded
to questions.
05:41:00 PM  
Ms. Briana Simmons, representing Soul 2 Soul Sisters, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.
05:45:48 PM  

Sam Espinoza, representing Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill.

Additional testimony may be found at Attachment I.

05:53:06 PM  
Senator Story presented
amendment L.003 (Attachment J).


05:55:05 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment J).
Moved Fields
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:55:25 PM  
Senator Fields presented
amendment L.004 (Attachment K).
05:55:58 PM  
Chris Gassen, Department
of Regulatory Agencies, explained the purpose of amendment L.004.

05:57:10 PM  
Senator Fields distibuted
amendment L.005 (Attachment K) but then stated she is withdrawing the amendment.



06:00:57 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment K).
Moved Fields
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:01:04 PM  
Senator Story presented
closing remarks about the bill.  


06:03:27 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-101, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Fields
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Excused
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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