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S_ED_2021A 04/01/2021 01:37:08 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 04/01/2021
Attendance
Bridges X
Buckner X
Kirkmeyer X
Lundeen X
Priola X
Pettersen *
Story X
Time 01:37:08 PM to 05:55:14 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Story
This Report was prepared by Rachel Kurtz-Phelan
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 21-Student Leaders Institute Executive Board — Colorado Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
SB21-191 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
SB21-116 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

Conf 21-Student Leaders Institute Executive Board — Colorado - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:37:20 PM  
Senator Story, chair,
invited Celeste Archer, Director of the Colorado Student Leaders Institute
(COSLI), to the table to introduce the appointees to the board: Ronald
Arguello, Nina Safane, Kristin Mason, and Kenneth Marquez.  The Governor's
appointment letter can be found as Attachment A.  The appointees took
turns introducing themselves and talking about why they would like to serve
on the board.
01:47:32 PM  
Committee members made comments about COSLI.


01:51:06 PM
Motion Refer the appointments of Ronald Arguello, Nina Safane, Kristin Mason, and Kenneth Marquez to the Colorado Student Leaders Institute Executive Board to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Buckner
Seconded
Bridges Excused
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Pettersen Yes
Story Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-191 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


01:51:14 PM  
Senator Donovan,
sponsor, presented Senate Bill 21-191, which concerns the removal of residency
requirements for student members to serve on the board of trustees for
Western Colorado University.
01:52:53 PM  
Greg Salsbury, President
of Western Colorado University, testified in support of the bill.  President
Salsbury answered questions from the committee.

01:53:11 PM  
Miriam Olvera, representing
herself as the board's current student trustee, testified in support of
the bill.


01:58:49 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-191 to the Committee of the Whole 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
Pettersen Yes
Story Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-116 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

01:58:55 PM  
Senator Danielson, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 21-116, which concerns the prohibition of American Indian mascots in Colorado. Committee members made comments on the bill.
02:05:20 PM  
Senator Danielson answered questions from the committee.
02:11:55 PM  
Manuel Heart, Chairman
of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, testified to amend the bill.
02:23:44 PM  
Melvin Baker, Chairman
of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, testified in support of the bill.
02:29:53 PM  
Gail Ridgely, representing
Northern Arapaho Tribal Sand Creek Massacre Representatives and Descendants,
testified to amend the bill.
02:34:33 PM  
Tanksi Chrisjohn, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:37:04 PM  
Talon Long, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Long answered questions from the committee.
02:45:46 PM  
Donna Chrisjohn, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Chrisjohn answered questions from the committee.
02:55:21 PM  
Danielle SeeWalker, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:00:02 PM  
Brody SeeWalker, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:03:53 PM  
Dallin Maybee, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:11:42 PM  
Hannah Strianese, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:14:21 PM  
Raven Payment, representing
herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:19:19 PM  
Jeanvieve Jerome, representing Lakota Way Healing Center, testified in support of the bill.
03:25:16 PM  
Kristina Maldonado Bad Hand, representing the Denver American Indian Commission, testified in support of the bill.
03:31:31 PM  
Taylor Kingsbery, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:34:24 PM  
Lee Bitsoi, representing Fort Lewis College, testified in support of the bill.
03:37:35 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
03:53:59 PM  
The committee came back to order.
03:54:27 PM  
Jacob Reed, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:57:33 PM  
Blake Mundell, representing LamarProud, testified in support of the bill.
03:58:18 PM  
Stephanie Davis, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:04:52 PM  
Jennifer Spires, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:09:13 PM  
Antonia Medina, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:13:10 PM  
Nathaniel Cradle, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:18:02 PM  
Paige Reilly, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:21:52 PM  
Chris Applegate, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:25:39 PM  
Renee Marino, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:29:52 PM  
Duane Brown, representing the Yuma School District , testified to amend the bill.
04:36:00 PM  
Sylvester Lee Roubideaux, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:39:26 PM  
Teresa Roubideaux, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:45:30 PM  
The prior panel of three witnesses answered questions from the committee.
04:59:51 PM  
Travis Roubideaux,
representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:04:29 PM  
Michelle Murphy, representing the Colorado Rural Schools Alliance, testified to amend the bill.
05:07:52 PM  
Senator Danielson distributed and explained amendments L.011, L.012, L.015, L.016, and L.019 (Attachments B through F).
05:14:13 PM  
Senator Danielson
continued to explain the amendments.  Committee discussion ensued.
 Senator Priola moved amendment L.020.


05:31:57 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.011
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Priola
Pettersen
Story
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:32:13 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.015
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Priola
Pettersen
Story
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:32:30 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.012
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Priola
Pettersen
Story
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:32:49 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.016
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Priola
Pettersen
Story
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:33:09 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.019
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Priola
Pettersen
Story
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:33:45 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.020
Moved Priola
Seconded
Bridges No
Buckner No
Kirkmeyer No
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Pettersen No
Story No
YES: 2   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
05:34:33 PM  
Senator Danielson provided closing comments on the bill. Committee members made comments on the bill.
05:40:15 PM  
Committee members
continued to give closing comments on the bill.


05:55:01 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-116, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Lundeen No
Priola Yes
Pettersen Yes
Story Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:55:14 PM   The committee adjourned.






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