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A3372055B54E949887258694005D80CE Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-037

SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date Mar 10, 2021      
Location SCR 357



SB21-037 - Postponed Indefinitely

10:01:20 AM  
Senator Lundeen, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 21-037, which concerns financial support for parents to provide educational assistance for students who are subject to required periods of remote learning during a school year and requiring certain education providers to operate student equity education funding programs. Senator Lundeen explained the demographic note that Legislative Council Staff drafted for the bill (Attachment A), as well as amendments L.001 (Attachment B) and L.002 (Attachment C).
10:15:51 AM  
Senator Lundeen answered questions from the committee.
10:22:51 AM  
Kevin Vick, representing the Colorado Education Association, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Vick answered questions from the committee.
10:39:24 AM  
Dawn Fritz, representing the Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
10:43:45 AM  
Kathy Plomer, representing the Colorado Association of School Boards, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Plomer answered questions from the committee.
10:51:46 AM  
Eliza Hamrick, representing herself and Teachers United for Immigrant Rights, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Hamrick answered questions from the committee.
10:55:55 AM  
Additional written
testimony submitted can be found as Attachment D.  Senator Lundeen
explained amendment L.001 (Attachment B).


10:59:49 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Bridges
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Priola
Story
Zenzinger
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
11:00:04 AM  
Senator Lundeen explained amendment L.002 (Attachment C).
11:00:20 AM  
The committee discussed amendment L.002. Josh Abram, Legislative Council Staff, answered questions from the committee.


11:05:48 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Bridges
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Priola
Story
Zenzinger
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
11:07:31 AM  
Senator Lundeen answered questions from the committee. Committee discussion ensued.
11:11:57 AM  
Senator Lundeen gave closing comments on the bill. Committee members made comments on the bill.


11:25:01 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-037, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Bridges No
Buckner No
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Story No
Zenzinger No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
11:26:38 AM  
Senator Lundeen made
additional comments. Other members of the committee gave closing comments.


11:27:30 AM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 21-037 indefinitely.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Lundeen No
Priola No
Story Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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