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S_ED_2020A 03/04/2020 11:04:00 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 03/04/2020
Attendance
Bridges X
Hill X
Lundeen X
Story X
Todd X
Time 11:04:00 AM to 12:49:37 PM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Todd
This Report was prepared by Rachel Kurtz-Phelan
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1108 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB20-1062 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
SB20-185 Referred to Senate Appropriations

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

HB20-1108 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


11:04:11 AM  

Senator Coram, sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1108, which concerns the composition of the board of trustees for Fort Lewis College.  Senator Coram provided opening comments on the bill, explaining that the bill will increase the board from seven to nine members and remove the cap on the number of members appointed from southwest Colorado.

11:06:32 AM  

The following people testified on the bill:

11:07:37 AM  

Dick Kaufman, Vice Chair of the Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees, spoke in support of the bill.

11:09:13 AM  

Tom Stritikus, President of Fort Lewis College, spoke in support of the bill.



11:11:47 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1108 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Story
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Hill Yes
Lundeen Yes
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1062 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


11:12:00 AM  

Senator Coram, sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1062, which concerns the Colorado Student Free Expression Law.

11:13:19 AM  

The following people testified on the bill:

11:13:58 AM  

Nicole Hunt, representing herself as an attorney, spoke in support of the bill.

11:16:24 AM  

Laura Sudik Varble, representing herself as a former newspaper advisor, spoke in support of the bill.

11:19:55 AM  

Patrick Moring, representing the Colorado Student Media Association, spoke in support of the bill.

11:23:14 AM  

The committee members made comments about the bill.

11:25:17 AM  

Lori Schafer, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill.

11:32:14 AM  

Marta Hedde, representing herself as a retired journalism and publications advisor, spoke in support of the bill.

11:36:45 AM  

Jack Kennedy, Executive Director of the Colorado Student Media Association, spoke in support of the bill.

11:40:17 AM  

The panel answered questions from the committee.

11:43:50 AM  

Kevin Vick, representing the Colorado Education Association, spoke in support of the bill.  He read prepared statements in support of the bill from two teachers.

11:47:48 AM  

Sheila Jones, representing the Colorado Student Media Association and the Journalism Education Association, spoke in support of the bill.



11:53:38 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1062 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Story
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Hill Yes
Lundeen Yes
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-185 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


11:54:28 AM  

Senators Bridges and Tate, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 20-185, which concerns the Colorado Imagination Library Program.  The co-sponsors gave opening comments on the bill and distributed materials to the committee (Attachment A).

11:57:29 AM  

Kathryn Tower, representing herself as a speech language pathologist, spoke in support of the bill.

11:59:21 AM  

Matt Canella, representing himself, spoke in support of the bill.

12:00:59 PM  

Leah Charney, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill.

12:04:35 PM  

Zoe Shale, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill.

12:07:33 PM  

Gary Cooper, representing the Westminster 710 Rotary Club, spoke in support of the bill.

12:12:49 PM  

Roger Gudenkauf, representing the Westminster 710 Rotary Club, spoke in support of the bill.

12:17:05 PM  

Sara Randall, Director of Imagination Library Denver, spoke in support of the bill.

12:22:06 PM  

The panelists answered questions from the committee.

12:26:36 PM  

Donovan Cobbins, a member of the Imagination Library Denver board, spoke in support of the bill.

12:30:41 PM  

Senator Bridges answered questions from the committee on the bill's fiscal note.

12:40:28 PM  

Committee members gave closing comments on the bill.

12:47:14 PM  

Senator Bridges gave closing comments on the bill.



12:49:06 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-185 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Hill Yes
Lundeen Yes
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


12:49:37 PM   The committee adjourned.






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