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H_PHC_2019A 02/13/2019 09:52:53 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 02/13/2019
Attendance
Caraveo X
Cutter X
Gonzales-Gutierrez X
Kipp X
Landgraf X
Larson X
Liston *
Mullica X
Pelton X
Michaelson Jenet X
Singer X
Time 09:52:53 AM to 01:51:19 PM
Place Old State Library
This Meeting was called to order by Singer
This Report was prepared by Anne Wallace
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1122 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB19-1129 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

HB19-1122 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

09:53:10 AM  
Representative Buckner and Representative
Landgraf, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1122 to the committee.
 
This bill creates the Colorado
Maternal Mortality Review Committee in the Department of Public Health
and Environment (CDPHE).  The committee must review maternal
deaths that occur in the state, identify the causes of maternal mortality,
and develop recommendations to address preventable maternal deaths.  CDPHE
is required to compile aggregated reports on a routine basis to further
study the causes of maternal mortality; participate in regional and national
maternal mortality review efforts; and request feedback from stakeholders.
 Amendment
L.001 was distributed to the committee (Attachment A).
10:00:05 AM  
Representative Singer proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
10:00:54 AM  
Scott Horak, representing himself, testified regarding the bill.
10:06:50 AM  
Erin Miller, Colorado Children's Campaign,
testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment
B).
10:09:36 AM  
Shiuani Bhatia, CDPHE, testified in support
of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment C).  

10:12:05 AM  
Jessica Anderson, American College of Nurse
Midwives, testified in support of the bill.  

10:15:56 AM  

Karla Gonazales Garcia, Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, testified in support of the bill.

10:16:36 AM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
10:19:25 AM  
Sarah Wilkerson, March of Dimes, testified in support of the bill.
10:23:17 AM  
Amanda Curtis, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
10:28:01 AM  

Adele Marshall, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment D).

10:36:53 AM  
Committee members commented.
10:37:47 AM  
Representative Landgraf discussed amendment
L.001 (Attachment A).


10:41:36 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
Moved Landgraf
Seconded Michaelson Jenet
Caraveo
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Kipp
Landgraf
Larson
Liston
Mullica
Pelton
Michaelson Jenet
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
10:42:05 AM  
Representatives Landgraf and Buckner gave closing remarks on the bill.
10:42:33 AM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


10:48:10 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1122, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Landgraf
Seconded Michaelson Jenet
Caraveo Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Kipp Yes
Landgraf Yes
Larson Yes
Liston Yes
Mullica Yes
Pelton Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1129 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

10:48:18 AM  
Representative Singer recessed the committee.
11:00:21 AM  
Representative Singer called the meeting back to order.
11:00:35 AM  

Representative Michaelson Jenet and Representative Esgar, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1129 to the committee.  This bill prohibits the use of conversion therapy by physicians specializing in psychiatry and licensed, certified, or registered mental health providers on a patient under the age of 18.  The bill defines conversion therapy as any practice that seeks to change an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity.

11:04:27 AM  
Representative Singer proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
11:08:20 AM  

Dr. Robert Werthwein, Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.  Dr. Werthwein responded to committee questions.

11:15:22 AM  
Brad Allen Reubendale, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
11:18:56 AM  
Owen Ziegler, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
11:20:08 AM  
Francis Lyon, representing themselves, testified in support of the bill.
11:23:52 AM  
Heather Lundy Nelson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
11:25:43 AM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
11:29:12 AM  
Carolyn Martin, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
11:31:50 AM  
Jeff Johnston, Focus on the Family, testified in opposition to the bill and distributed handouts (Attachment E).
11:34:20 AM  
Alyssa Khamma, Colorado Christian University,
testified in opposition to the bill.
11:37:25 AM  
Pam Brown, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
11:41:51 AM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
11:49:19 AM  
Cynthia Coffman, representing herself,
testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Coffman responded to committee
questions.
11:49:41 AM  
Rigoberto Mendez, Colorado Family Action,
testified in opposition to the bill.
12:02:48 PM  
Evie Hudak, Colorado PTA, testified in support of the bill.
12:05:11 PM  
Isaac Archuleta, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
12:09:00 PM  
Laura Reeves, Interfaith Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
12:11:34 PM  
Jill Wildenberg read the testimony of Michael
Hidalgo, Interfaith Alliance, in support of the bill.
12:12:22 PM  
Sue Torfin, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
12:14:51 PM  

Brad Bergford, Commission for Protection of Constitutional Rights, testified in opposition to the bill.  Mr. Bergford responded to committee questions.

12:25:15 PM  
Apryl Alexander, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
12:27:06 PM  
Dr. Jody Ryan, Mental Health of Denver and Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council, testified in support of the bill.
12:31:26 PM  
Dr. Sarah Burgamy, Colorado Psychological Association, testified in support of the bill.
12:35:13 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
12:35:39 PM  
A handout was distributed to committee members (Attachment F).
12:41:48 PM  
Jenna Ellis, Colorado Family Action, testified
in opposition to the bill.  Ms. Ellis responded to committee questions.
 
12:49:06 PM  
Johnny Hultzapple, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
12:51:49 PM  
Karen Langsley, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
12:53:44 PM  
Matthew Shurka, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
12:58:18 PM  
Benjamin Waters, LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, testified in support of the bill.
01:00:47 PM  

The witness panel responded to committee questions.

01:01:26 PM  
Troy Miller, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
01:09:13 PM  

Jenny Guenther read the testimony of an anonymous person, in support of the bill.

01:12:06 PM  

Amanda Chestnut read the testimony of an anonymous person, in support of the bill.

01:13:04 PM  
Jennifer Mitkowski, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
01:14:46 PM  
Dr. Dana Torpey-Newman, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
01:18:36 PM  
Mary Parker, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
01:20:00 PM  
Ken Couch, Interfaith Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
01:22:36 PM  
Kathleen Boyer, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
01:23:51 PM  
Kaelan Boyer, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
01:25:57 PM  
Susan Marine, National Alliance on Mental Illness, testified in support of the bill.
01:28:58 PM  
Dr. Karen Tonso, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
01:31:03 PM  
Representative Esgar distributed amendment
L.002 (Attachment G).


01:34:10 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment G).
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Gonzales-Gutierrez
Caraveo
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Kipp
Landgraf
Larson
Liston
Mullica
Pelton
Michaelson Jenet
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:34:10 PM  
Representatives Michaelson Jenet and Esgar gave closing remarks on the bill.
01:35:03 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


01:50:57 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1129, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Mullica
Caraveo Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Kipp Yes
Landgraf No
Larson Yes
Liston No
Mullica Yes
Pelton No
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


01:51:19 PM   The committee adjourned.