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3FD8942E2D563EEF87258529006B7518 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB20-1336

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date Mar 12, 2020      
Location HCR 0107



HB20-1336 - Referred to House Appropriations


01:33:45 PM  

Representatives Sirota and Michaelson Jenet, co-sponsors, introduced House Bill 20-1336, which concerns Holocaust & Genocide in Public Schools.

01:45:31 PM  

Representatives Sirota and Michaelson Jenet answered questions from the committee.

01:49:44 PM  
David Foster, read testimony from Fanny Starr, Colorado's oldest Holocaust survivor, who testified in favor of the bill.
01:54:14 PM  
Diana Anderson, read testimony from Oscar Sladek, who testified in support of the bill.
01:57:59 PM  

Rabbi Jay Strear, representing Jewish Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

02:01:50 PM  
Roz Duman, representing the Coalition Against Global Genocide, testified in support of the bill.
02:05:12 PM  
Simon Maghakyan, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:08:16 PM  
Laura Perlov, representing the Anti-Defamation League, testified in support of the bill.
02:09:00 PM  
Terry Fostvedt, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:15:50 PM  
Anahid Ktchian, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:19:33 PM  
Kim Christianian, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:26:08 PM  
Sari Lansky, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:28:47 PM  
Lori Goldstein, director of the Colorado Education Association Retired, testified in support of the bill.
02:30:17 PM  
Kasey Ellis, Vice President of the Cherry Creek Education Association, testified in support of the bill.
02:34:04 PM  

Jeff Rasp, representing Strasburg High School, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Rasp distributed a fact sheet on discrimination (Attachment A).

02:35:19 PM  
The panel responded to questions from the committee.
02:44:53 PM  
Michael Neil, representing the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
02:45:45 PM  

Cara Wilson-Granat, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:51:48 PM  
Lhoppon Rinpoche, representing the Interfaith Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
02:59:05 PM  

Peter Granat, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:02:07 PM  

Russell Haas, representing himself, testified against the bill. Mr. Haas distributed information on the Holocaust (Attachment B).

03:08:27 PM  
Jeremy Shaver, representing the Anti-Defamation League, testified in support of the bill.
03:13:40 PM  
Representatives Sirota and Michaelson Jenet gave closing remarks.
03:19:42 PM  
Representatives Sirota and Michaelson Jenet answered questions from the committee.
03:19:43 PM  

Committee discussion and



03:26:18 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1336 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Buck
Baisley Yes
Buck Yes
Buckner Yes
Coleman Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp 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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