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62113DFC3C9EA07B872586BF006F175D Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-236

SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date Apr 22, 2021      
Location SCR 357



SB21-236 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

02:13:27 PM  
Senator Story and
Senator Sonnenberg, co-sponsors, introduced Senate Bill 21-236, which concerns
increasing the capacity of quality early childhood education through grant
programs.  The co-sponsors answered questions from the committee.
 Written testimony submitted can be found as Attachment E.
02:35:03 PM  
Nicole Riehl, representing Executives Partnering to Invest in Children, testified in support of the bill.
02:38:33 PM  
Roseanne Evans, representing Evans Early Childhood Center, testified in support of the bill.
02:42:39 PM  
Michelle Barnes, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.
02:44:49 PM  
Mary Alice Cohen, Director of the Officer of Early Childhood in the Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.
02:47:27 PM  
Director Barnes and Director Cohen answered questions from the committee.
03:01:03 PM  
Suzanne Banning, President and CEO of Florence Crittenton Services, testified in support of the bill.
03:04:41 PM  
Alison Phillips, representing the Women's Foundation of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:11:56 PM  
Senator Story and Senator Sonnenberg distributed and explained amendment L.002 (Attachment F).
03:14:32 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
03:26:12 PM  
The committee came
back to order.  The committee continued to discuss amendment L.002.
 
03:27:00 PM  
The committee discussed
amending the bill before the appropriations committee meets to include
language stating that priority will be given to small early childhood care
providers.  


03:30:42 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Story
Seconded
Buckner Excused
Kirkmeyer
Liston
Lundeen
Pettersen
Story
Zenzinger
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:32:31 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-236, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Story
Seconded
Buckner Excused
Kirkmeyer Yes
Liston Yes
Lundeen Yes
Pettersen Yes
Story Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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