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3B87641226D30D64872583BD006C22B7 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1194

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date Mar 14, 2019      
Location HCR 0107



HB19-1194 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

01:41:10 PM  

Representatives Lontine and Larson, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1194, concerning school discipline for preschool through second grade students.  Under the bill, a school district, charter school, or state funded preschool may only suspend or expel a student in preschool through second grade if certain conditions are met.  Representative Lontine distributed information about the bill (Attachments A and B) and several amendments (Attachments C through G).  She also distributed a memorandum prepared by Legislative Council staff stating that the bill does not require an appropriation if Amendment L.007 passes (Attachment H).

01:56:29 PM  

Representative Larson discussed Amendments L.001 (Attachment C), L.003 (Attachment D), L.004 (Attachment E), L.005 (Attachment F), and L.007 (Attachment G). Representative Larson also discussed the memorandum from Legislative Council Staff.

01:59:38 PM  

The sponsors answered committee questions about the bill.

02:21:06 PM  

The following people provided testimony:

02:21:21 PM  

Jake Cousins, Padres and Jovenes Unidos, testified in support of the bill.

02:24:56 PM  

Christina Walker, Director of Policy and Advocacy at Clayton Early Learning, testified in support of the bill.

02:28:36 PM  

Christiano Sosa, The Arc Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

02:31:48 PM  

Dawn Fritz, Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in support of the bill.

02:38:34 PM  

The above four-person panel responded to committee questions.

02:46:24 PM  

Dr. Rosemarie Allen, Institute for Racial Equality, testified in support of the bill.

02:51:00 PM  

Dr. Matthew Pesko, Colorado Psychiatric Society, testified in support of the bill and distributed a copy of his testimony to the committee (Attachment I).

02:53:06 PM  

The above two-person panel responded to questions from the committee and discussed the racial disproportion of students who are expelled.

03:05:12 PM  

Amie Baca-Oehlert, Colorado Education Association, testified in support of the bill.

03:09:04 PM  

Bill Jaeger, Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill.

03:11:45 PM  

The above two-person panel answered committee questions.

03:23:02 PM  

Representative Larson and Lontine discussed Amendment L.001 and responded to committee questions.



03:24:42 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Larson
Seconded Exum
Baisley
Buckner
Buck
Catlin
Coleman
Cutter
Exum
Larson
McCluskie
Michaelson Jenet
Wilson
Buentello
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:25:01 PM  

Representative Larson discussed Amendment L.003.



03:25:31 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Larson
Seconded Cutter
Baisley
Buckner
Buck
Catlin
Coleman
Cutter
Exum
Larson
McCluskie
Michaelson Jenet
Wilson
Buentello
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:25:44 PM  

Representatives Larson and Lontine discussed Amendment L.004 and answered committee questions.



03:27:49 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004
Moved Larson
Seconded Michaelson Jenet
Baisley No
Buckner Yes
Buck No
Catlin Yes
Coleman Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Larson Yes
McCluskie Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Wilson Yes
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
YES: 11   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
03:27:50 PM  

Representative Larson discussed Amendment L.005 and answered committee questions.



03:29:55 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005
Moved Larson
Seconded Buckner
Baisley
Buckner
Buck
Catlin
Coleman
Cutter
Exum
Larson
McCluskie
Michaelson Jenet
Wilson
Buentello
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:30:12 PM  

Representative Larson discussed Amendment L.007 and answered committee questions.



03:31:30 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007
Moved Larson
Seconded Cutter
Baisley
Buckner
Buck
Catlin
Coleman
Cutter
Exum
Larson
McCluskie
Michaelson Jenet
Wilson
Buentello
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:31:32 PM  

The sponsors made concluding comments on the bill, and committee discussion ensued.



04:04:21 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1194, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Larson
Seconded Michaelson Jenet
Baisley No
Buckner Yes
Buck No
Catlin Yes
Coleman Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Larson Yes
McCluskie Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Wilson Yes
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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