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S_ED_2023A 04/10/2023 01:39:40 PM Committee Summary

Date 04/10/2023
Baisley X
Fields X
Kolker X
Lundeen X
Rich X
Marchman X
Buckner X
Time 01:39:40 PM to 02:05:19 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Buckner
This Report was prepared by Rachel Kurtz-Phelan
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB23-258 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

SB23-258 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

01:39:50 PM  
Senator Buckner and Senator Lundeen, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 23-258, which concerns consolidating duties under the authorization process for Colorado educator preparation programs from the Department of Higher Education to the Department of Education. The co-sponsors provided opening remarks. They distributed and explained amendment L.001 (Attachment A) and answered questions from the committee.
01:45:49 PM  
Dr. Kim Poast, representing the Colorado Department of Higher Education, testified in support of the bill.
01:50:07 PM  
Dr. Katy Anthes,
Commissioner of Education, Colorado Department of Education, testified
in support of the bill.
01:51:47 PM  
Berrick Abramson, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
01:54:02 PM  
Dr. Curtis Garcia, Director of the School of Education at Adams State University, testified in support of the bill.
01:58:12 PM  
Dr. Robert Fulton, representing the Colorado Center for Rural Education, testified in support of the bill.
02:01:43 PM  
Dr. Colleen O'Neil, representing Colorado Department of Education, was available to answer committee questions.

02:03:09 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Buckner
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:03:29 PM  
The co-sponsors provided
closing comments on the bill.  Committee members made comments.

02:05:07 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-258, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Buckner
Baisley Yes
Fields Yes
Kolker Yes
Lundeen Yes
Rich Yes
Marchman Yes
Buckner Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

02:05:19 PM   The committee adjourned.

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