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BDA95C372D1A0F4D872586E100120CA4 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1304

SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date May 25, 2021      
Location SCR 352



HB21-1304 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

09:17:20 PM  
Majority Leader Fenberg
and Senator Buckner, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1304, which concerns
measures to establish a unified early childhood system in Colorado and
creating the Department of Early Childhood.  The co-sponsors distributed
amendment L.004 (Attachment A) and provided an overview of the bill.  Senator
Kirkmeyer distributed amendment L.007 (Attachment B).  Additional
written testimony can be found as Attachment C.  The co-sponsors answered
questions from the committee.
09:25:54 PM  
The co-sponsors continued to answer questions from the committee. The committee took a brief recess.
09:38:09 PM  
The committee came back to order.
09:38:59 PM  
Anna Jo Haynes, representing herself as President Emeritus of Mile High Early Learning, testified in support of the bill.
09:42:23 PM  
Diana Herrera, representing herself as an early childhood education provider, testified in support of the bill.
09:45:59 PM  
Bill Jaeger, representing the Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill.
09:50:07 PM  
Adeeb Khan, representing Colorado Succeeds, Early Childhood Leadership Council, and Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (EPIC), testified in support of the bill.
09:58:44 PM  
The co-sponsors explained amendment L.004 (Attachment A).


09:59:58 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004
Moved Buckner
Seconded
Bridges
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Priola
Story
Zenzinger
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
10:00:00 PM  
Senator Kirkmeyer explained amendment L.007 (Attachment B).


10:01:38 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007
Moved Kirkmeyer
Seconded
Bridges
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Priola
Story
Zenzinger
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
10:01:51 PM  
The co-sponsors gave closing comments on the bill.


10:05:25 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1304, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Buckner
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Story Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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