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1746433475A21368872587E50075644D Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB22-1049

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date Feb 10, 2022      
Location HCR 0107



HB22-1049 - Committee Discussion Only


02:22:15 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
02:23:19 PM  
The committee reconvened.
02:25:09 PM  
Representatives Bacon
and Ricks, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 22-1049, Prohibiting Transcript
& Diploma Withholding.  The bill prohibits an institution of higher
education from withholding a transcript or diploma from a student because
the student owes a debt to the institution.  
02:41:11 PM  
Members of the committee asked the bill sponsors questions about the bill and its amendments.
02:42:02 PM  
Amy Czulada, representing
Student Borrower Protection Center, testified in support of the bill.  Laura
Valle-Gutierrez, representing Bell Policy Center, testified in support
of the bill.  Karen Cody-Hopkins, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill.
03:02:17 PM  
Members of the committee asked questions regarding the fiscal note.
03:12:50 PM  
Lauren Smith, representing
herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:18:13 PM  
Lorenne Gavish, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:22:26 PM  
Alainna Belknap, testifying on behalf of Kim Johnson, testified in support of the bill.
03:25:48 PM  
Members of the committee asked questions of the witnesses.
03:33:14 PM  
Sarah Staron, representing Young Invincibles, testified in support of the bill.
03:33:19 PM  
Branden Shafer, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:39:53 PM  
Vanessa Garcia, representing
herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:39:56 PM  
Morgan Royal, representing
New Era Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:46:39 PM  
Members of the committee asked questions of the witnesses.
03:47:19 PM  
Dhivahari Vivek,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Gianella
Millan, representing Young Invincibles, testified in support of the bill.
 Zoe Barley, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
Talaya Banks, representing Soul 2 Soul Sisters, testified in support of
the bill.
04:00:08 PM  
Julie Basler, representing
the Colorado Association of Career Colleges and Schools (CACCS), testified
in opposition of the bill.  

04:03:37 PM  
Peter Han, representing Colorado School of Mines, appeared for questions only.
04:05:31 PM  
Members of the committee asked questions of the witnesses.
04:05:48 PM  
Kevin MacLennan,
representing University of Colorado, was available to answer committee
questions.
04:15:53 PM  
Members of the committee asked questions of the witness.
04:17:29 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
04:40:49 PM  
The committee reconvened.
 Committee discussion ensued.
04:51:45 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
04:52:56 PM  
The committee reconvened.
04:54:04 PM  
The chair laid over
HB22-1049 for further action at a future date.






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