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h_ed_2017a_2017-02-27t13:30:17z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/27/2017

Location: HCR 0112

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-123



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 17-123 to the Committee of the W PASS







03:36 PM -- SB17-123



Representative Wilson and Representative Hamner, co-sponsors, presented and summarized Senate Bill 17-123 concerning a high school diploma endorsement for biliteracy. The co-sponsors provided a handout to the committee (Attachment F).



17HouseEd0227AttachF.pdf17HouseEd0227AttachF.pdf



Representative Wilson answered questions from the committee regarding systems for testing students in biliteracy.



03:45 PM --
Jorge Garcia, Executive Director of the Colorado Association for Bilingual Education, testified in support of the bill. He answered a question from the committee regarding a body of evidence as proof for literacy in a language.



03:55 PM -- Becky Loftus, a teacher in Jefferson County Public Schools, testified in support of the bill.



03:57 PM --
Tomi Thelsen, representing the Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers, testified in support of the bill.



04:01 PM --
Ella Wilden, a student in Jefferson County, testified in support of the bill.



04:04 PM --
Janine Erickson, representing the Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers, testified in support of the bill.





04:08 PM



The co-sponsors provided closing comments on the bill.



The committee members provided closing comments on the bill.

BILL: SB17-123
TIME: 04:10:08 PM
MOVED: Wilson
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-123 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-2.
SECONDED: Buckner
VOTE
Bridges
Yes
Everett
No
Exum
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Lee
Yes
Leonard
No
Lundeen
Yes
McLachlan
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Sias
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







04:11 PM



The committee adjourned.








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