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00D69EE59F9D8DB487258504007C4240 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB20-1128

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date Feb 4, 2020      
Location HCR 0107



HB20-1128 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


03:37:15 PM  

Representative McLachlan, Chair called the meeting to order. Representative Buentello introduced House Bill 20-1128 concerning educator education requirements for special education teachers. The bill requires that educators complete professional development related to students with disabilities in order to receive a professional educator license. The bill increases state workload and school district expenditures on an ongoing basis. Representative Buentello responded to questions from the committee.

04:04:46 PM  

Committee discussion ensued.

04:05:05 PM  

Representative McLachlan called the witnesses to the witness table. Kermit Snyder, representing the Rocky Ford School District, testified in support of the bill. George Welsh, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. The panel responded to questions from the committee.

04:10:17 PM  

Alison Butler, representing Disability Law CO, testified in support of the bill. Kristen DeBeer, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Robert Frantum-Allen, representing Denver Public Schools, testified in support of the bill. Nelson Boyle, representing himself, testified in favor of the bill. The panel responded to questions from the committee.

04:27:58 PM  

Jennifer Iversen, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Amy Debronyi, representing herself testified in support of the bill. Yael Cohen, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Cali Nichols, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. The panel responded to questions from the committee.

 



04:49:13 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A)
Moved Buentello
Seconded Wilson
Baisley
Bird
Buck
Buckner
Coleman
Cutter
Exum
Geitner
Larson
Michaelson Jenet
Wilson
Buentello
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:49:14 PM  

Christiano Sosa, representing The Arc of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Prateek Dutta, representing Democrats for Education Reform, testified in support of the bill.

04:51:21 PM  

Representative Buentello made concluding comments on the bill. Committee members made concluding comments.



04:58:06 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1128, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Buentello
Seconded Wilson
Baisley Yes
Bird Yes
Buck Yes
Buckner Yes
Coleman Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Larson Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Wilson Yes
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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