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S_ED_2021A 03/25/2021 01:43:50 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 03/25/2021
Attendance
Bridges X
Buckner X
Kirkmeyer X
Lundeen X
Priola X
Story E
Zenzinger X
Time 01:43:50 PM to 03:37:19 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Zenzinger
This Report was prepared by Rachel Kurtz-Phelan
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 21-School Of Mines Board Of Trustees Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
SB21-151 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
SB21-167 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

Conf 21-School Of Mines Board Of Trustees - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:44:43 PM  
Senator Zenzinger,
chair, invited Paul Johnson, President of the Colorado School of Mines,
and Tom Jorden, Chair of the School of Mines Board of Trustees (board),
to introduce the appointees and reappointee to the board: Bruce Grewcock,
Judith Steinberg, and Jesus Salazar.  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 serve on the
board.


01:57:24 PM
Motion Refer the appointments of Bruce Grewcock and Judith Steinberg, and the reappointment of Jesus Salazar, to the Colorado School Of Mines Board Of Trustees 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
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Story Excused
Zenzinger Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-151 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

01:57:42 PM  
Senator Buckner and
Senator Rankin, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 21-151, which concerns
transparency in reading programs implemented in public schools.  The
co-sponsors provided opening comments on the bill, and distributed and
explained amendments L.001 and L.002 (Attachments B and C).
02:05:57 PM  
Amy Dobronyi, representing Colorado Kids Identified with Dyslexia (COKID), testified in support of the bill.
02:10:05 PM  
Karin Johnson, representing
COKID, testified in support of the bill.
02:14:03 PM  
Lindsay Drakos, representing COKID, testified in support of the bill.
02:19:57 PM  
Laura Mitchell, representing COKID, testified in support of the bill.
02:24:18 PM  
Bret Miles, representing the Colorado Association of School Executives, testified in support of the bill.
02:27:23 PM  
Benjamin Waters,
representing Stand for Children Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



02:29:21 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Buckner
Seconded
Bridges
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Priola
Story Excused
Zenzinger
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:29:43 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Buckner
Seconded
Bridges
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Priola
Story Excused
Zenzinger
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:29:54 PM  
Senator Buckner provided
closing comments on the bill and answered questions from the committee.
 Committee members made comments on the bill.


02:35:25 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-151, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Buckner
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Story Excused
Zenzinger Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-167 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

02:35:33 PM  
Minority Leader Holbert
and Senator Bridges, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 21-167, which concerns
the regulation of child care centers.  The co-sponsors distributed
and explained amendments L.002, L.003, L.006, and L.007 (Amendments D,
E, F, and G).
02:43:01 PM  
Janelle Andrews, representing the YMCA of Pueblo, testified in support of the bill.
02:44:33 PM  
Susan Zimmerman, representing St. Vrain Valley School District, testified in support of the bill.
02:47:28 PM  
Kim Schulz, representing the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver, testified in support of the bill.
02:51:52 PM  
Bill Jaeger, representing
Colorado Children's Campaign, testified to amend the bill.
02:56:18 PM  
Taran Schneider, representing Healthy Child Care Colorado, testified to amend the bill.
02:59:56 PM  
Becky Edwards, representing herself, testified to amend the bill.
03:03:28 PM  
MaryAlice Cohen, representing the Colorado Department of Human Services, testified to amend the bill.
03:05:02 PM  
Chris Coker, representing the YMCA of Northern Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:08:42 PM  
The co-sponsors reviewed amendments L.002, L.003, L.006, and L.007 (Attachments D through G).
03:13:28 PM  
Jacob Baus, Office of Legislative Legal Services, answered questions from the committee regarding the amendments.
03:16:38 PM  
The co-sponsors answered questions from the committee.
03:21:34 PM  
Riley Kitts, representing the Colorado Children's Campaign, answered questions from the committee on amendments L.002 and L.003 (Attachments D and E).
03:23:18 PM  
Mr. Jaeger came back
to answer questions from the committee about the amendments.


03:25:17 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Priola
Story Excused
Zenzinger
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:25:31 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Priola
Story Excused
Zenzinger
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:28:09 PM  
The committee discussed
amendment L.006 (Attachment F).


03:28:41 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Priola
Story Excused
Zenzinger
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:29:29 PM  
The committee discussed
amendment L.007 (Attachment G).


03:32:05 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Priola
Story Excused
Zenzinger
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:32:33 PM  
The co-sponsors provided
closing comments on the bill.  Committee discussion ensued.


03:36:51 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-167, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Story Excused
Zenzinger Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:37:19 PM   The committee adjourned.






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