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s_ed_2017a_2017-02-08t11:46:08z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/08/2017

Location: RM 271

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-123



SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION


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







11:46 AM -- SB17-123



Senator Hill, chair, called the meeting to order. Senator Priola and Senator Zenzinger, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 17-123 which concerns a high school diploma endorsement for biliteracy.



The following people testified on the bill:



11:48 AM --
Jorge Garcia, representing the Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers and the Colorado Association of Bilingual Education, spoke in support of the bill. Mr. Garcia answered questions from the committee.



11:54 AM --
Jorge Robles, representing Denver Public Schools, spoke in support of the bill. Mr. Robles answered questions from the committee.





12:00 PM



Senator Zenzinger and Senator Priola answered questions from the committee. Committee discussion ensued.



12:05 PM --
Leslie Colwell, Vice President of Education Initiatives at Colorado Children's Campaign, spoke in support of the bill.



12:07 PM --
Travis Berry, representing the Colorado Competitive Council, spoke in support of the bill.





12:08 PM



There were no more witnesses so Senator Hill closed public testimony. The bill co-sponsors gave closing comments to the bill. Committee discussion ensued.

BILL: SB17-123
TIME: 12:09:18 PM
MOVED: Priola
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-123 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 6-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Gardner
Yes
Merrifield
Yes
Neville T.
No
Todd
Yes
Zenzinger
Yes
Priola
Yes
Hill
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







12:11 PM



The committee adjourned.








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