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S_ED_2020A 03/12/2020 01:35:09 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 03/12/2020
Attendance
Bridges X
Hill *
Lundeen X
Story *
Todd X
Time 01:35:09 PM to 02:51:25 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-Higher Education — Colorado Commission On Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
HB20-1128 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB20-1032 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB20-1301 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

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

Conf 20-Higher Education — Colorado Commission On - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:35:30 PM  

Senator Todd invited the appointees to the Colorado Commission on Higher Education to the table. Ben Boggs, Chief of Staff, Colorado Department of Higher Education, introduced Eric Tucker, Charlotte "Charley" Olena, and Steven Trujillo. A copy of the Governor's appointment letter can be found as Attachment A. The appointees took turns telling the committee about themselves and about why they would like to be appointed to the commission.

01:41:58 PM  

The appointees answered questions from the committee.



01:53:05 PM
Motion Refer the appointments of Charlotte "Charley" Olena, Eric Tucker, and Steven Trujillo to the Colorado Commission on Higher Education to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation 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



HB20-1128 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:53:37 PM  

Senator Zenzinger, sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1128, which concerns education requirements for educators to increase awareness of special education issues. She distributed amendment L.004 (Attachment B).

01:58:06 PM  

Jennifer Iverson, representing herself as a parent, spoke in support of the bill.

02:01:03 PM  

Ms. Iverson read written testimony in support of the bill from Nara Altman, who represented herself as a parent.

02:04:28 PM  

Cali Nichols, representing Colorado Kids Identified with Dyslexia (COKID), spoke in support of the bill.

02:07:23 PM  

Amy Dubronyi, representing COKID, spoke in support of the bill.

02:10:21 PM  

The panel answered questions from the committee.

02:11:37 PM  

Ms. Iverson read written testimony in support of the bill from Jayma Wessling, who represented herself as a parent.

02:13:03 PM  

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

02:16:01 PM  

Nate Golich, representing the Colorado Education Association, spoke in support of the bill.

02:17:53 PM  

Cristiano Sosa, Executive Director of the Arc of Colorado, spoke in support of the bill and amendment L.004 (Attachment B).

02:19:35 PM  

Robert Frantum-Allen, Director of Special Education for Denver Public Schools, spoke in support of the bill.



02:24:22 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004
Moved Todd
Seconded
Bridges
Hill
Lundeen
Story
Todd
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:24:24 PM  

Senator Zenzinger answered questions from the committee.



02:32:36 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1128, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Story
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Hill No
Lundeen No
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1032 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:33:01 PM  

Senators Ginal and Coram, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1032, which concerns the timing of education standards review.

02:35:53 PM  

The following people testified on the bill:

02:36:03 PM  

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

02:38:24 PM  

Ben Lausten, Coordinator of Curriculum and Professional Development for Summit County School District, spoke in support of the bill. He distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment C).

02:42:13 PM  

The co-sponsors gave closing comments on the bill.



02:43:19 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1032 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Todd
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Hill Excused
Lundeen Excused
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1301 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:47:56 PM  

The committee took up House Bill 20-1301, sponsored by Senator Sonnenberg, which concerns electronic attendance in meetings of school district boards of education.

02:48:17 PM  

Tim Taplin, representing the Ridgway School Board, spoke in support of the bill.

02:49:47 PM  

Matt Cook, representing the Colorado Association of School Boards, spoke in support of the bill.

02:50:23 PM  

Michelle Murphy, representing the Rural Schools Alliance, spoke in support of the bill.



02:51:14 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1301 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


02:51:25 PM   The committee adjourned.






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