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S_ED_2020A 02/05/2020 10:12:27 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 02/05/2020
Attendance
Bridges X
Hill E
Lundeen X
Story X
Todd X
Time 10:12:27 AM to 11:04:25 AM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Todd
This Report was prepared by Rachel Kurtz-Phelan
Hearing Items Action Taken
Presentation by StudyCO Committee Discussion Only
SB20-023 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

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

Presentation by StudyCO - Committee Discussion Only


10:12:39 AM  

Senator Todd invited Inta Morris, Deputy Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE), to the table to speak about Study Colorado, which is an initiative at CDHE to help public and private institutions in their internationalization efforts.  Ms. Morris distributed two handouts to the committee (Attachments A and B).  Students from Study Colorado came to the table and took turns introducing themselves and telling the committee what country they are from and where they are studying in Colorado.

10:18:59 AM  
Committee members made comments.



SB20-023 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


10:21:56 AM  

Senators Gardner and Gonzales, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 20-023, which concerns creating a multi-agency working group to address school safety.  Senator Garnder provided opening comments.  Amendments L.001, L.002, and L.003 were distributed to the committee (Attachments C, D, and E).  Senator Gardner explained amendment L.002.

10:29:29 AM  

Senator Gonzales provided opening comments on the bill.

10:31:06 AM  

The following people testified on the bill:

10:31:31 AM  

Paul Hutton, representing the Colorado Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, spoke in support of the bill and specifically amendment L.002 (Attachment D).

10:34:47 AM  

Doug Abernathy, representing himself as an architect, spoke in support of the bill and amendment L.002 (Attachment D).

10:38:16 AM  

Cheryl Mosier, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill.

10:44:16 AM  

Christine Harms, Director of the School Safety Resource Center, spoke in support of the bill.

10:50:12 AM  

The committee discussed the amendments and took a brief recess.



10:53:40 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges
Hill Excused
Lundeen
Story
Todd
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
10:54:00 AM  

Senator Todd explained amendment L.003 (Attachment E).



10:55:43 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Todd
Seconded
Bridges
Hill Excused
Lundeen
Story
Todd
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
10:56:02 AM  
The co-sponsors and committee members provided
closing comments on the bill.  Amendment L.001 (Attachment C) was
withdrawn.


11:03:51 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-023, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Todd
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Hill Excused
Lundeen Yes
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


11:04:25 AM   The committee adjourned.






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