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h_phc_2018a_2018-03-20t13:31:56z4 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1245

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Mar 20, 2018      
Location HCR 0107



HB18-1245 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:17:11 PM  

Representative Rosenthal and Representative Michaelson Jenet, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1245 to the committee.  The bill prohibits physicians specializing in psychiatry or a licensed, certified, or registered mental health provider from preforming conversion therapy on a patient under the age of 18.

02:17:12 PM  

Representative Singer proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.

02:21:26 PM  

Jody Ryan, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  

02:31:00 PM  
Dr. Apryl Alexander, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:36:06 PM  
Representative Rosenthal responded to committee questions.
02:38:11 PM  
Annika Spilde, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:39:05 PM  
Matthew Shurka, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:41:01 PM  
Mr. Shurka responded to committee questions.
02:43:58 PM  
Guyleen Castriotta, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:50:32 PM  
Sharon Tessier, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:53:07 PM  

Bette Erickson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:57:13 PM  
Megan Brundage, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:59:16 PM  

Chris Gard, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:00:28 PM  
Brianna Titone, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:05:05 PM  
Dr. Christopher Rogers, Colorado Psychiatric Society, testified in support of the bill.
03:05:51 PM  
Silas Musick, representing self, testified
in support of the bill.
03:09:46 PM  
Mike Holtby, representing himself, testified regarding the bill.
03:16:27 PM  
Moses Gur, Colorado Behavioral Health Council, testified in support of the bill.
03:19:46 PM  

Rose Henley, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:21:11 PM  
Chase Jones, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:23:32 PM  
Kat Montanez, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:26:22 PM  
Evie Hudak, Colorado PTA, testified in support of the bill.
03:30:15 PM  
Ms. Hudak and Mr. Jones responded to committee questions.
03:31:03 PM  

Two handouts were distributed to the committee (Attachment A and B).

03:35:03 PM  

Robin Goodspeed, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:35:28 PM  
Jeff Johnston, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:39:53 PM  
Jeff Hunt, Colorado Christian University, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:43:08 PM  

Mr. Johnston and Mr. Hunt responded to committee questions.  

03:45:45 PM  
Representative Michaelson Jenet responded to committee questions.
03:50:00 PM  
Susan Kerkhoff, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:57:03 PM  

David DeJiacomo, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:58:54 PM  

Tristan Reyez, Inside/Out Youth Services, testified in support of the bill.

04:05:05 PM  
Theresa Schiavone, National Alliance on Mental Illness - Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:09:42 PM  
Cory Marchi, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:10:15 PM  
Mr. Reyez responded to committee questions.
04:14:44 PM  
Rachel Catt, Colorado Women's Bar Association, testified in support of the bill.
04:15:49 PM  
Emma Shinn, LGBT Bar Association, testified in support of the bill.
04:19:17 PM  
Jennifer Carty, Colorado Women's Bar Association, testified in support of the bill.
04:23:25 PM  
Karen Langsley, LGBT Bar Association, testified in support of the bill.
04:27:08 PM  
Ms. Shinn, Ms. Langsley, and Ms. Catt responded to committee questions.
04:43:44 PM  

Representative Michaelson Jenet responded to committee questions.

04:44:45 PM  
Representative Michaelson Jenet and Representative Rosenthal gave concluding remarks on the bill.
04:51:24 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


05:01:02 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1245 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Ginal
Beckman No
Catlin No
Everett No
Ginal Yes
Hooton Yes
Landgraf No
Lontine Yes
McKean No
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Pettersen Yes
Ransom No
Danielson Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
05:01:03 PM  

Representative Singer recessed the committee briefly.