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h_sa_2018a_2018-02-28t13:33:26z0 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1121

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Feb 28, 2018      
Location LSB A



HB18-1121 - Postponed Indefinitely

01:37:24 PM  

Representative Leonard, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1121. The bill prohibits state funding for any institution of higher education that engages in the purchase, sale, harvesting, or trafficking of aborted human body parts. Each institution of higher education must submit a verified report to the Joint Budget Committee by December 1 each year that states whether the institution has directly or indirectly purchased, sold, harvested, or trafficked aborted human body parts. If a report states that the institution engaged in the purchase or trafficking of aborted human body parts, the General Assembly may not appropriate any money to that institution for the following fiscal year.

01:46:39 PM  
Representative Leonard answered questions from the committee.
01:48:48 PM  

Representative Leonard provided three handouts to the committee [Attachments A to C].

01:49:02 PM  

Winston Ives, 1776 Scholars at Colorado Christian University, testified in support of the bill.

01:50:26 PM  

Madison Ives, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

01:50:54 PM  

Betty Boyd, American Association of University Women, testified in opposition to the bill.

01:52:55 PM  

Yvonne Williams, Care Net, testified in support of the bill.

01:55:52 PM  

Karla Gonzales Garcia, Colorado Organization For Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, testified in opposition to the bill.

01:57:55 PM  
Gena Ozols, NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:00:56 PM  
Jerry Shoemaker, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:03:53 PM  
Brad Bergford, Commission for the Protection of Constitutional Rights, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Bergford answered questions from the committee.
02:10:24 PM  
Thomas Muldoon, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:14:02 PM  

Dr. Thomas Perille, Democrats for Life of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. He provided a handout to the committee [Attachment D].

02:17:25 PM  
Eleanor Cabell, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:20:26 PM  

Scott Horak, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

02:24:37 PM  
Amy Ross, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:29:33 PM  
Beverly Shoemaker, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:32:26 PM  
Kristi Brown, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Brown answered questions from the committee.
02:37:51 PM  
David Meek, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:41:15 PM  
Robert Lee Abenta, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:45:20 PM  

Maria Lizarraga, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She provided two handouts to the committee [Attachments E and F].

02:48:11 PM  

Deborah Harney, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Harney answered questions from the committee.

02:53:27 PM  

Denise Archuleta, Democrats for Life of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

02:55:17 PM  

Edward Fantauzzo, Loveland Students for Life of America, testified in support of the bill.

02:58:50 PM  

Bethany Janzen, Students for Life of America - Rocky Mountain Region, testified in support of the bill.

03:03:01 PM  

Carrie Diehl, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:07:49 PM  

Father Andrew Kemberling, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  He answered questions from the committee.

03:12:28 PM  
Joan Murphy, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:15:29 PM  
Representative Leonard made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.


03:23:49 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1121 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Leonard
Seconded Humphrey
Benavidez Excused
Hooton No
Humphrey Yes
Leonard Yes
Melton No
Weissman No
Williams D. Yes
Lontine No
Foote No
YES: 3   NO: 5   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


03:24:05 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1121 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Melton
Seconded Lontine
Benavidez Excused
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Leonard No
Melton Yes
Weissman Yes
Williams D. No
Lontine Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS