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H_ED_2021A 05/27/2021 01:35:28 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 05/27/2021
Attendance
Caraveo X
Exum X
Geitner X
Kipp X
Larson *
Michaelson Jenet *
Ransom X
Young X
McLachlan X
Time 01:35:28 PM to 07:15:44 PM
Place Old State Library
This Meeting was called to order by McLachlan
This Report was prepared by Nina Forbes
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB21-254 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB21-057 Referred to House Finance
SB21-172 Lay Over
HB21-1295 Postponed Indefinitely

SB21-254 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:35:38 PM  
Representatives Lynch
and Pico, co-sponsors, introduced Senate Bill 21-254.  The bill removes
obsolete language referencing an inactive advisory committee in the Department
of Human Services.
01:37:33 PM  
Representatives Pico and Lynch gave closing remarks on the bill.


01:39:23 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-254 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Kipp
Seconded Geitner
Caraveo Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Larson Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Ransom Yes
Young Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-172 - Committee Discussion Only




SB21-057 - Referred to House Finance


01:41:17 PM  
Representatives Gray
and Gonzales-Gutierrez introduced Senate Bill 21-057. This bill adds private
lenders, creditors, and collection agencies connected with student loans
to the Colorado Student Loan Servicers Act.

01:48:12 PM  
Hayley Banyai-Becker, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
01:48:24 PM  
Hiba Hussain, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
01:50:13 PM  
Karen Cody-Hopkins, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
01:52:28 PM  
Morgan Royal, representing New Era Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:03:36 PM  
Sarah Staron, representing Young Invincibles, testified in support of the bill.
02:03:40 PM  
Seth Frotman, representing Student Borrower Protection Center, testified in support of the bill.
02:06:34 PM  
The prior panel answered questions from the committee.
02:06:35 PM  
Written testimony can be found as Attachment A.
02:14:59 PM  
Representatives Gray and Gonzales-Gutierrez gave closing remarks on the bill.


02:25:40 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-057 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Kipp
Seconded Caraveo
Caraveo Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Larson No
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Ransom No
Young Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-172 - Lay Over


02:25:52 PM  
Representatives Gonzales-Gutierrez
and Ortiz, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 21-172, which was on the
table for action only.  The bill creates the Educator Pay Raise Cash
Fund. The sponsors requested that the bill be laid over again to a later
date.



HB21-1295 - Postponed Indefinitely

02:36:58 PM  
Representative Bacon,
sponsor, introduced House Bill 21-1295.  The bill creates a rebuttable
presumption for appeals to the State Board of Education that a local school
board’s decision related to a charter school was in the best interests
of students, the district, or the community.
03:19:19 PM  
Representative Bacon answered question from the committee.
03:42:02 PM  
Kathleen Gebhardt, representing Boulder Valley School District and the Colorado Association of School Boards, testified in support of the bill.
03:43:47 PM  
Ken Katkin, representing himself, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
03:48:51 PM  
Kathy Plomer, representing Advocates for Public Education Policy, testified in support of the bill.
03:49:01 PM  
Former Senator Sue Windels, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:51:51 PM  
The prior panel answered question from the committee.
03:59:44 PM  
Scott Baldermann, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:01:11 PM  
DJ Anderson, representing
Poudre School District Board of Education, testified in support of the
bill.
04:07:56 PM  
Scott Esserman, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:08:23 PM  
Kristen Seidel, representing
herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:11:25 PM  
Michael Reed, representing
Denver NAACP, testified in support of the bill.
04:13:05 PM  
Ian Coggins, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:15:43 PM  
The prior panel answered questions from the committee.
04:18:21 PM  
Dan Schaller, representing Colorado League of Charter Schools, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:26:14 PM  
Terry Croy Lewis, representing Colorado Charter School Institute (CSI), testified in opposition to the bill.
04:29:27 PM  
Ulysses Estrada, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:35:45 PM  
Kathryn Mullins, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:35:52 PM  
Amber Valdez, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:38:22 PM  
Jen Walmer, representing
Education Reform Now/ Democrats For Education Reform, testified in opposition
to the bill.
04:41:50 PM  
Marissa Walters, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:47:32 PM  
Leslie Colwell, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:47:37 PM  
Krista Spurgin, representing Stand for Children Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:49:51 PM  
Kiara Chavez, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:53:25 PM  
Kelly Caufield, representing Colorado Succeeds, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:56:38 PM  
The prior panel answered questions from the committee.
05:05:07 PM  
Maria Sierra, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:05:13 PM  
Pamela Kaspar, representing
herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:08:42 PM  
Tina Carroll, representing
herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:12:13 PM  
Veronica Booz, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:16:34 PM  
Yuzo Nieto, representing Radical Arts Academy of Denver (RAAD), testified in opposition to the bill.
05:16:50 PM  
Ariel Smith, representing
herself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Angela Oliva, representing
herself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Athalia Bufano, representing
herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:39:58 PM  
Emily Jackson, representing
herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:43:09 PM  
Jedidiah Link, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:45:01 PM  
Misty McCuen, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:48:37 PM  
Natalie Perez, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:51:59 PM  
Robert Giron, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:55:31 PM  
Jedidiah Link read testimony on behalf of Ian Stout, representing Loveland Classical Schools, in opposition to the bill.
06:02:12 PM  
Ryan Graham, representing Monument Academy, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:09:25 PM  
Rose Martinez, representing
The LIBRE Initiative Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.

06:10:24 PM  
Catherine Lees, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:10:32 PM  
Brenda Dickhoner, representing Common Sense Institute, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
06:13:42 PM  
Pamela Benigno, representing Independence Institute, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
06:19:49 PM  
Tina Marquis, representing Boulder Valley School District, testified in support of the bill.
06:20:05 PM  
Ali Larson, representing herself, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
06:23:33 PM  
The prior panel answered questions from the committee.
06:23:34 PM  
Written testimony can be found as Attachment B.
06:35:11 PM  
Representative Bacon
introduced and explained amendments L.002 (Attachment C) and L.004 (Attachment
D).
06:35:59 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.
06:36:14 PM  
Julie Pelegrin, Office of Legislative Legal Services, answered questions from the committee.


06:40:28 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004
Moved Kipp
Seconded Caraveo
Caraveo Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Larson No
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Ransom No
Young Yes
McLachlan Yes
YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:40:52 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Kipp
Seconded Caraveo
Caraveo
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
Michaelson Jenet
Ransom
Young
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:40:54 PM  
Representative Bacon gave closing remarks on the bill.


07:14:53 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1295, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Kipp
Seconded Caraveo
Caraveo Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Larson No
Michaelson Jenet No
Ransom No
Young Yes
McLachlan No
YES: 4   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


07:15:16 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 21-1295 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 Larson
Seconded Kipp
Caraveo No
Exum No
Geitner Yes
Kipp No
Larson Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Ransom Yes
Young No
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


07:15:44 PM   The committee adjourned.






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