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S_ED_2020A 03/05/2020 01:36:56 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 03/05/2020
Attendance
Bridges X
Hill E
Lundeen X
Story X
Todd X
Time 01:36:56 PM to 03:47:04 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
Conf 20-Community Colleges And Occupational Education — State Board For Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 20-State Historical Society — Board Of Directors Of The Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
HB20-1007 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SB20-184 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB20-1135 Referred to Senate Appropriations

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

Conf 20-Community Colleges And Occupational Education — State Board For - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:37:29 PM  

Senator Todd invited the appointee and reappointee to the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE) to come to the table.  Joe Garcia, Chancellor of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), and Rollie Heath, Vice Chair of the SBCCOE, provided background information about CCCS and SBCCOE.  Hanna Skandera and Richard Garcia introduced themselves and spoke about why they would like to be serve on the board.  A copy of the Governor's appointment letter can be found as Attachment A.



01:46:45 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Richard Garcia and the reappointment of Hanna Skandera to the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Hill Excused
Lundeen Yes
Story Yes
Todd Excused
Final YES: 3   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 20-State Historical Society — Board Of Directors Of The - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:46:50 PM  

The panel from the State Historical Society Board of Directors came to the table.  Steve Turner, CEO of History Colorado, and Cathy Finlon, Chair of the board, introduced Cathy Carpenter Dea.  A copy of the Governor's appointment letter can be found as Attachment B. Ms. Dea told the committee about her background and about why she would like to be reappointed to the board.



01:54:56 PM
Motion Refer the reappointment of Cathy Carpenter Dea to the State Historical Society Board Of Directors to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Hill Excused
Lundeen Yes
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1007 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


01:55:08 PM  

Senators Fields and Lundeen, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1007, which concerns increasing the diversity of Colorado's educators in elementary and secondary public schools. They made opening comments.

02:00:34 PM  

The following people testified on the bill:

02:00:56 PM  

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

02:04:03 PM  

Aya Saad-Masri, representing herself as a student, spoke in support of the bill.

02:06:32 PM  

Paula Gallegos, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill.

02:09:23 PM  

Krista Spurgin, representing Stand For Children, spoke in support of the bill.

02:11:33 PM  

The panel answered questions from the committee.

02:12:28 PM  

Stephanie Perez-Carillo, representing the Colorado Children's Campaign, spoke in support of the bill.

02:14:59 PM  

Samantha Nuechterlein, representing Education Reform Now and Democrats for Education Reform, spoke in support of the bill.  She stated that Colorado Succeeds also supports the bill.

02:18:32 PM  

Sophia San Miguel, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill.

02:23:46 PM  

Maggie Miller, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill.

02:26:43 PM  

The co-sponsors provided closing comments on the bill.



02:31:02 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1007 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Hill Excused
Lundeen Yes
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-184 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:31:46 PM  

Senators Bridges and Lundeen, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 20-184, which concerns financial literacy standards for public schools.  The co-sponsors distributed a letter in support of the bill (Attachment C).

02:35:32 PM  

The following people testified on the bill:

02:35:43 PM  

Michael Van Norstrand, representing the Independent Bankers of Colorado, spoke in support of the bill.  

02:38:03 PM  

Cindy Ficklin, representing herself as a realtor and former teacher, spoke in support of the bill.

02:40:33 PM  

Victoria Dadet, representing New Era Colorado, spoke in support of the bill.

02:43:30 PM  

Eli Grimm, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill.

02:45:58 PM  

The panelists answered questions from the committee.

02:55:19 PM  

Ethan Hollar, representing himself, spoke in support of the bill.

02:59:00 PM  

Britta Schwochau, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill.

03:01:12 PM  

Helen Gibson, representing the Mountain West Credit Union Association, spoke in support of the bill.

03:03:00 PM  

The panel answered questions from the committee.

03:14:06 PM  

Jennifer Roberts, representing the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, spoke in support of the bill.

03:17:18 PM  

Melanie Layton, representing the Colorado Bankers Association, spoke in support of the bill.

03:19:20 PM  

Maggie Miller, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill.

03:23:03 PM  

The co-sponsors and committee members provided closing comments on the bill.



03:27:49 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-184 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Hill Excused
Lundeen Yes
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1135 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


03:28:03 PM  

Senators Lundeen and Todd, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1135, which concerns removing the requirement for the department of education to administer a state assessment in social studies to high school students. The co-sponsors provided opening comments on the bill.

03:31:23 PM  

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

03:33:43 PM  

Kevin Vick, representing the Colorado Education Association, spoke in support of the bill.

03:36:45 PM  

The panel answered questions from the committee. Committee members made comments.

03:43:59 PM  

Kristi Hargrove, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill.

03:45:38 PM  

The co-sponsors provided closing comments on the bill.



03:46:42 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1135 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


03:47:04 PM   The committee adjourned.






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