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s_sa_2016a_2016-04-11t13:35:00z3 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/11/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1210



SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Postpone House Bill 16-1210 indefinitely. The moti

Refer House Bill 16-1210 to the Committee of the W
PASS

FAIL







03:27 PM -- HB16-1210



Senator Steadman presented House Bill 16-1210 to the committee. The bill prohibits physicians specializing in psychiatry and licensed or registered mental health professionals from engaging in conversion therapy with patients under 18 years of age. The bill defines "conversion therapy" as practices that seek to change an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity, including efforts to change behaviors or gender expressions or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attraction to individuals of the same sex. Violations of this prohibition are addressed through the existing disciplinary processes for these regulated professionals.



03:29 PM --
Estevan Lee-O'Neal, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



03:35 PM -- Dr. Megan Brennan, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



03:37 PM --
Michael Holtby, representing the National Association of Social Workers, testified in support of the bill.



03:40 PM --
Reverend Jim Mitulski, Reverend Nadia Bolz-Weber, and Reverend Reagan Humber, representing Metropolitan Community Church of the Rockies and House for All Sinners and Saints Church, testified in support of the bill.



03:49 PM --
Frank Cornelia, representing the Colorado Behavioral Health Council, testified in support of the bill.



03:57 PM --
Laura Rienish, representing One Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



04:00 PM --
Robin Goodspeed, representing herself, testified against the bill.



04:05 PM --
Brad Bergford, representing the Colorado Chapter of the National Lawyers Association, testified against the bill and presented a handout (Attachment C).



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04:08 PM --
Jeff Johnson, representing himself, testified against the bill and presented handouts (Attachments D and E).



16SenateState0411AttachD.pdf16SenateState0411AttachD.pdf 16SenateState0411AttachE.pdf16SenateState0411AttachE.pdf



04:13 PM --
Jayson Graves, representing himself, testified against the bill.



04:18 PM --
Elmerdeen Cousins, representing himself, testified against the bill.





04:21 PM



Senator Steadman wrapped up his presentation to the committee.

BILL: HB16-1210
TIME: 04:21:46 PM
MOVED: Donovan
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1210 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Donovan
Yes
Hill
No
Sonnenberg
No
Scott
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL






BILL: HB16-1210
TIME: 04:32:19 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1210 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
No
Donovan
No
Hill
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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