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H_ED_2020A 03/03/2020 01:31:44 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 03/03/2020
Attendance
Baisley X
Buck X
Buckner X
Coleman X
Cutter X
Exum X
Geitner X
Kipp X
Larson X
Michaelson Jenet X
Wilson X
Buentello *
McLachlan X
Time 01:31:44 PM to 06:18:47 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Representative McLachlan
This Report was prepared by Annie Kitch
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1058 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB20-014 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call

HB20-1058 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

01:37:26 PM  

Representative Froelich introduced House Bill20-1058, which concerns increasing behavior analysis services in public schools.

 

01:37:27 PM  

Representative Froelich distributed and explained Amendment L.001 (Attachment A) as well as letters of personal testimony from consituents (Attachments B, C, and D).

01:38:21 PM  
Representative Froelich responded to questions from the committee.
01:50:30 PM  

Representative McLachlan, Chair, asked the committee to move Amendment L.001 prior to witness testimony. Representative Larson motioned to adopt the amendment and Representative Michaelson Jenet seconded the motion.

01:51:46 PM  
Sandra Mikesell, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
01:52:22 PM  

Katie Svihlik Burpo, representing the Behavior Analyst Certification Board Agency, testified in support of the bill.

01:58:23 PM  

Lisa Hubbard, representing Special Education, Colorado Association of School Executives, Colorado Association of School Boards, and the Rural Alliance, provided neutral testimony on the bill.

02:00:24 PM  

Erin DeAngelo, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:03:04 PM  
The panel responded to questions from the committee.
02:19:11 PM  
David Quinlan, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:22:11 PM  
Jen Iversen, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:25:00 PM  
Ken Winn, representing Firefly Autism, testified in support of the bill.
02:28:46 PM  
Rosa Aguilera, representing herself, testified in support of bill.
02:29:01 PM  

The panel responded to questions from the committee.

02:41:43 PM  

Erica Adkins, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:47:02 PM  
John Mikesell, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:49:40 PM  

Jennifer Hartman, representing Therapy and Beyond, testified in support of the bill.

02:52:01 PM  
Mary Babb, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:54:42 PM  
The panel responded to questions from the committee.
02:55:37 PM  
Arnie Clark, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:59:27 PM  
Autumn Brooks, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:03:17 PM  
Maureen Elliot, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:06:27 PM  
Nadia Mikesell, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:09:39 PM  
The panel responded to questions from the committee.
03:15:29 PM  
Katherine Kane, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:17:35 PM  

Carlee Smith, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:22:02 PM  
Carl Mikesell, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:24:22 PM  

Chris Ekones, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Ekones distributed letters of personal testimony (Attachment E).

03:30:27 PM  
The panel responded to questions from the committee.
03:36:21 PM  
Jesus Lopez, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:38:36 PM  

Senator Evie Hudak, representing the Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in support of the bill.

03:40:01 PM  
Sarah Lansing, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:42:46 PM  
Suzanna Phillips, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:45:07 PM  
The panel responded to questions from the committee.
03:48:14 PM  

Representative Froelich gave remarks on Amendment L.001 and answered questions from the committee.

03:48:47 PM  

The committee asked questions about Amendment L.001.

04:01:38 PM  

Representative McLachlan called the bill drafter, Shelby Ross from the Office of Legislative Legal Services, to the witness table to answer questions from the committee.

04:05:05 PM  
Committee discussion and questions ensued.


04:32:31 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Larson
Seconded Michaelson Jenet
Baisley No
Buck No
Buckner Yes
Coleman Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Excused
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Larson No
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Wilson Yes
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
YES: 8   NO: 4   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:33:36 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1058, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Cutter
Baisley Yes
Buck Yes
Buckner Yes
Coleman Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Excused
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Larson Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Wilson Yes
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-014 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


04:33:59 PM  
The committee took a 5 minute recess.
04:43:21 PM  

Representatives Michaelson Jenet and Cutter, co-sponsors, introduced Senate Bill 20-014, which concerns requiring schools to adopt an attendance policy that allows for excused abscenses for behavioral health concerns.

04:52:22 PM  
Representatives Michaelson Jenet and Cutter answered questions from the committee.
05:02:10 PM  

Senator Evie Hudak, representing the Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in support of the bill.

05:03:57 PM  
Valerie Schlecht, representing the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
05:05:18 PM  
Lauren Holsombeck, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:07:52 PM  
Tazia Bazarian-Chestine, representing the Youth Action Board at the Colorado Children's Hospital, testified in support of the bill.
05:15:11 PM  
The panel responded to questions from the committee.
05:20:01 PM  

Chris Ekenberg, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

05:24:01 PM  

Kendra Villerreal, representing the Colorado Education Association, testified in support of the bill.

05:29:08 PM  

Kari Eckert, representing Robbie's Hope, testified in support of the bill.

05:29:50 PM  
Lucy Kohara, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:30:10 PM  

Kaitlyn McMullen, representing her friend Lauren Kracer, testified in support of the bill.

05:49:05 PM  
Kaitlyn Hickman, representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
05:50:49 PM  
Hailey Kreiling, representing herself, testified in support the bill.
05:53:06 PM  
Bailey Sheldon, representing the Youth Action Board at Colorado Children's Hospital, testified in support of the bill.
05:55:20 PM  
Representatives Michaelson Jenet and Cutter read witness testimony and gave closing remarks.


06:18:33 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-014 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Cutter
Baisley Yes
Buck Yes
Buckner Yes
Coleman Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Larson Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Wilson Yes
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:18:47 PM   The committee adjourned.






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