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H_ED_2020A 03/12/2020 01:32:50 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 03/12/2020
Attendance
Baisley X
Buck X
Buckner *
Coleman X
Cutter X
Exum X
Geitner X
Kipp X
Larson *
Michaelson Jenet X
Wilson X
Buentello *
McLachlan X
Time 01:32:50 PM to 05:42:24 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Representative McLachlan
This Report was prepared by Annie Kitch
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1336 Referred to House Appropriations
HB20-1288 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB20-1312 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

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

HB20-1336 - Referred to House Appropriations


01:33:45 PM  

Representatives Sirota and Michaelson Jenet, co-sponsors, introduced House Bill 20-1336, which concerns Holocaust & Genocide in Public Schools.

01:45:31 PM  

Representatives Sirota and Michaelson Jenet answered questions from the committee.

01:49:44 PM  
David Foster, read testimony from Fanny Starr, Colorado's oldest Holocaust survivor, who testified in favor of the bill.
01:54:14 PM  
Diana Anderson, read testimony from Oscar Sladek, who testified in support of the bill.
01:57:59 PM  

Rabbi Jay Strear, representing Jewish Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

02:01:50 PM  
Roz Duman, representing the Coalition Against Global Genocide, testified in support of the bill.
02:05:12 PM  
Simon Maghakyan, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:08:16 PM  
Laura Perlov, representing the Anti-Defamation League, testified in support of the bill.
02:09:00 PM  
Terry Fostvedt, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:15:50 PM  
Anahid Ktchian, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:19:33 PM  
Kim Christianian, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:26:08 PM  
Sari Lansky, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:28:47 PM  
Lori Goldstein, director of the Colorado Education Association Retired, testified in support of the bill.
02:30:17 PM  
Kasey Ellis, Vice President of the Cherry Creek Education Association, testified in support of the bill.
02:34:04 PM  

Jeff Rasp, representing Strasburg High School, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Rasp distributed a fact sheet on discrimination (Attachment A).

02:35:19 PM  
The panel responded to questions from the committee.
02:44:53 PM  
Michael Neil, representing the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
02:45:45 PM  

Cara Wilson-Granat, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:51:48 PM  
Lhoppon Rinpoche, representing the Interfaith Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
02:59:05 PM  

Peter Granat, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:02:07 PM  

Russell Haas, representing himself, testified against the bill. Mr. Haas distributed information on the Holocaust (Attachment B).

03:08:27 PM  
Jeremy Shaver, representing the Anti-Defamation League, testified in support of the bill.
03:13:40 PM  
Representatives Sirota and Michaelson Jenet gave closing remarks.
03:19:42 PM  
Representatives Sirota and Michaelson Jenet answered questions from the committee.
03:19:43 PM  

Committee discussion and



03:26:18 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1336 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Buck
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



HB20-1288 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


03:26:39 PM  
The committee took a 5 minute recess.
03:33:30 PM  

The committee came back to order.  Representative Rich introduced House Bill 20-1288 which concerns an increase in curriculum transparency for school literacy and distributed and explained Amendment L.002 (Attachment C).

03:38:46 PM  
Representative Rich responded to questions from the committee.
03:38:57 PM  
Dr. Todd Porter, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:43:52 PM  
Brad Galbraith, representing Excel in Education in Action, testified in support of the bill.
03:46:10 PM  
Thalia Drakas, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:49:12 PM  
The panel responded to questions from the committee.
03:49:34 PM  
Kaden Forsha, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:52:38 PM  

Jenifer Forsha, representing Jefferson County Kids Identified with Dyslexia, testified in support of the bill.

03:54:18 PM  

Lindsay Drakes, representing Colorado Kids Identified with Dyslexia, testified in support of the bill.

03:58:15 PM  
Lisa Escarcega, representing CASE, testified in support of the bill.
04:00:12 PM  
The panel responded to questions from the committee.
04:03:49 PM  

Amy Dobronyi, representing Colorado Kids Identified with Dyslexia, testified in support of the bill.

04:07:41 PM  
Derek Johnson read the testimony of Carin Johnson, representing Colorado KID, who is in support of the bill.
04:10:38 PM  

Cali Nichols, representing Colorado Kids Identified with Dyslexia, testified in support of the bill.

04:11:38 PM  
Annie Sandburg, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:17:06 PM  
The panel responded to questions from the committee.
04:19:25 PM  

Michael Bucey, representing Colorado Kids Identified with Dyslexia, testified in support of the bill.

04:21:01 PM  
Cali Nichols read the testimony of Danielle Kolojay, who testified in support of the bill
04:25:43 PM  
Representative McLachlan asked the committee if there were comments or objections to the amendment.


04:26:25 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Buck
Seconded Michaelson Jenet
Baisley
Buck
Buckner
Coleman
Cutter
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
Michaelson Jenet
Wilson
Buentello
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:26:26 PM  
Representative Rich gave closing remarks and responded to questions from the committee.


04:28:55 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1288, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Buck
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



HB20-1312 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

04:29:09 PM  

Representatives Michaelson Jenet and Titone, co-sponsors, introduced HB20-1312, which concerns behavioral health training requirements for an educator license. Representatives Michaelson Jenet and Titone distributed and explained Amendment L.001 (Attachment D).

04:35:38 PM  
Representatives Michaelson Jenet and Titone distributed witness testimony on the bill (Attachment E).
04:38:54 PM  
Representatives Michaelson Jenet and Titone responded to questions from the committee.
04:42:02 PM  
Andrew O'Connor, representing himself, testified against the bill. Mr. O'Connor distributed a hard copy of his testimony (Attachment F).
04:44:46 PM  
Ashley Nguyen, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:47:44 PM  

Brooke O'Drobinak, representing Public Education & Business Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

04:51:42 PM  
Sarah Davidon, representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:54:45 PM  
Nate Golich, representing the Colorado Education Association, testified in support of the bill.
04:56:49 PM  
The panel responded to questions from the committee.
05:08:16 PM  
Tazia Bazarian-Chestine, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:10:36 PM  
Ashley O'Day, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:13:00 PM  
Karin Parks, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and distributed
05:16:51 PM  
Isabella Chambers, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.


05:21:30 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Coleman
Baisley
Buck
Buckner
Coleman
Cutter
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
Michaelson Jenet
Wilson
Buentello
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:21:31 PM  
Representatives Michaelson Jenet and Titone gave closing remarks.
05:30:53 PM  
Representatives Michaelson Jenet and Titone responded to questions from the committee.


05:42:17 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1312, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Cutter
Baisley No
Buck No
Buckner Yes
Coleman Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Larson No
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Wilson No
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:42:24 PM   The committee adjourned.






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