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4E058F21FAF8C347872587F30075073D Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB22-039

SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date Feb 24, 2022      
Location SCR 357



SB22-039 - Postponed Indefinitely

02:18:18 PM  
Senator Lundeen and
Senator Kirkmeyer, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 22-039, which concerns
funding for educational opportunities and creates a scholarship program
for students to pursue educational opportunities.  They provided opening
comments on the bill.
02:34:43 PM  
Savannah Wolfson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:37:21 PM  
Brenda Dickhoner,
representing Ready Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:40:51 PM  
Joanna Rosa-Saenz,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  She distributed
a handout to the committee (Attachment E).
02:45:30 PM  
Brittany Vessely, representing the Colorado Catholic Conference, testified in support of the bill.
02:55:09 PM  
Ms. Vessely and Ms. Rosa-Saenz answered questions from the committee.
02:55:58 PM  
Kevin Vick, representing Colorado Education Association, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Vick answered questions from the committee.
03:00:58 PM  
Dawn Fritz, representing Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Fritz answered questions from the committee.
03:06:36 PM  
Rosa Martinez, representing the LIBRE Initiative, testified in support of the bill.
03:10:18 PM  
Autumn Brooks, representing the Clear Creek School District Re-1, testified to amend the bill.
03:13:53 PM  
Cory Gaines, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Gaines answered questions from the committee.
03:18:27 PM  
Katie Bowen, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:21:55 PM  
Jessica De Feyter, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:24:25 PM  
The prior two witnesses answered questions from the committee.
03:26:35 PM  
Bret Miles, representing the Colorado Association of School Executives, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:29:27 PM  
Antonette Smith, representing Americans for Prosperity Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:34:19 PM  
Senator Lundeen and Senator Kirkmeyer distributed and explained amendments L.001, L.002, L.003, L.004, and L.005 (Attachment F, G, H, I, and J).


03:37:37 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Moreno
Priola
Bridges
Story
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:38:09 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Moreno
Priola
Bridges
Story
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:38:21 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Kirkmeyer
Seconded
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Moreno
Priola
Bridges
Story
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:39:10 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004
Moved Kirkmeyer
Seconded
Buckner No
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen Yes
Moreno No
Priola Yes
Bridges No
Story No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


03:39:33 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005
Moved Kirkmeyer
Seconded
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Moreno
Priola
Bridges
Story
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:39:34 PM  
The co-sponsors gave closing comments on the bill. Committee members made comments on the bill.


03:57:23 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-039, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Buckner No
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen Yes
Moreno No
Priola Yes
Bridges No
Story No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


03:57:45 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 22-039 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 Bridges
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Lundeen No
Moreno Yes
Priola No
Bridges Yes
Story Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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