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s_sa_2018a_2018-04-23t14:37:48z3 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-241

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Apr 23, 2018      
Location SCR 357



SB18-241 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


07:00:16 PM  
The chair laid over Senate Bill 18-198 for action only.

The committee recessed.

07:01:03 PM  
The committee reconvened.
07:03:17 PM  
Senator Lundberg, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-241 to the committee. The bill prohibits the state government from taking certain adverse action against a person or organization for their religious beliefs in relation to adoptive and foster care services.
07:06:47 PM  
Adam Hebener, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
07:10:47 PM  
Stephanie Curry read testimony from Jeff
McGarrity, representing himself, in support of the bill.
07:14:03 PM  
Beth Woods, representing Hope's Promise, testified in support of the bill.
07:17:03 PM  
Laurence Gendelman, representing himself, testified against the bill.
07:21:28 PM  
Tamisha Macklin, representing herself, testified against the bill.
07:22:24 PM  
Laura Reinsch read testimony from Adrienne Elliot, representing Adoption Options, against the bill.
07:24:28 PM  
Mr. Gendelman responded to committee member questions.
07:29:42 PM  
Committee members received written testimony from David Romer, representing American Atheists, against the bill [Attachment J].
07:31:18 PM  
John McHugh, representing the Colorado LGBT Bar Association, testified against the bill.
07:31:53 PM  
Gena Ozols, representing NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado, testified against the bill.
07:35:26 PM  
Rachel Clark, representing the Colorado Women's Bar Association, testified against the bill.
07:39:19 PM  
Morgan Martin, representing herself, testified against the bill.
07:43:47 PM  
Appalenia Udell, representing herself, testified against the bill.
07:46:57 PM  
Ashley Chase, representing the Office of the Child's Representative, testified against the bill.
07:50:01 PM  
Autumn Leva, representing Family Policy Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
07:56:44 PM  
Adrian Collins, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
07:57:25 PM  
Barbara Monark, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
08:03:07 PM  
Brianna Titone, representing herself, testified against the bill.
08:06:16 PM  

Sharen Ford, representing Focus on the Family, testified in support of the bill.

08:10:34 PM  
Jenna Ellis, representing Colorado Family Action, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee member questions.
08:15:07 PM  
Rev. Sam Lopez, representing Amazing Love Sanctuary, testified against the bill.
08:20:41 PM  
Senator Lundberg wrapped up his presentation of the bill.
08:21:42 PM  
Committee members discussed the bill with
Senator Lundberg.


08:39:09 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-241 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Court No
Fenberg No
Hill Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Marble Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS