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93CBA86FB79FCB4C872587DE0072D627 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB22-008

SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date Feb 3, 2022      
Location SCR 357



SB22-008 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

01:54:21 PM  
Senator Zenzinger,
co-sponsor, presented Senate Bill 22-008, which concerns higher education
support for foster youth.  She provided introductory comments on the
bill.  Senator Priola, co-sponsor, also provided opening comments
on the bill.
02:02:09 PM  
John Marshall, President of Colorado Mesa University, testified in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee.
02:15:16 PM  
Minna Castillo-Cohen, representing the Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.
02:18:55 PM  
Livi Christiansen, representing the Colorado Youth Advisory Council, testified in support of the bill.
02:21:39 PM  
Tori Shuler, Director of Advocacy for Fostering Great Ideas, testified in support of the bill.
02:24:24 PM  
Ashley Chase, representing the Office of the Child's Representative, testified in support of the bill.
02:30:28 PM  
Emma Fedorchuk, representing
the Colorado Department of Higher Education, was available to answer committee
questions.
02:32:36 PM  
Dr. Braelin Pantel, representing Metropolitan State University of Denver, testified in support of the bill.
02:34:40 PM  
Kathlyne Trevino, representing Mile High United Way, testified in support of the bill.
02:38:08 PM  
Dawn Fritz, representing
Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in support of the bill.
02:40:29 PM  
Keaton Sheagley, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:45:12 PM  
Krystal Robles, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:48:07 PM  
Benjamin Teevan, representing Fostering Colorado, Colorado Association of Family & Children's Agencies, and Stand for Children Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:50:54 PM  
Senator Zenzinger
distributed amendment L.001 (Attachment B) and explained the amendment.
 She answered questions from the committee.


02:59:04 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Lundeen No
Priola Yes
Story Yes
Zenzinger Yes
YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
02:59:06 PM  
Senator Zenzinger distributed amendment L.004 (Attachment C) and explained the amendment. She answered questions about the amendment from the committee.


03:04:09 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Bridges
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Priola
Story
Zenzinger
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:04:23 PM  
Senator Priola gave closing comments. Senator Zenzinger answered questions and gave closing comments on the bill.
03:06:15 PM  
Committee members
provided comments on the bill.


03:10:27 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-008, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Lundeen No
Priola Yes
Story Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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