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S_ED_2021A 04/15/2021 01:31:13 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 04/15/2021
Attendance
Bridges X
Buckner X
Kirkmeyer X
Lundeen *
Priola X
Story X
Zenzinger X
Time 01:31:13 PM to 02:57:24 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-Colorado School For The Deaf And The Blind Board Of Trustees Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 21-Collegeinvest Favorably Refer to Full Senate
SB21-202 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1129 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Conf 21-Colorado School For The Deaf And The Blind Board Of Trustees - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:31:25 PM  
Nancy Benham, Superintendent of the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), introduced the appointee to the board, Martin Becerra-Miranda. The Governor's appointment letter can be found as Attachment A. Mr. Becerra-Miranda spoke about his background and about why he would like to be appointed to the board.


01:35:57 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Martin Becerra-Miranda to the Colorado School For The Deaf And The Blind Board Of Trustees 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
Buckner Excused
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen Excused
Priola Yes
Story Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 21-Collegeinvest - Favorably Refer to Full Senate


01:36:07 PM  
Angela Baier, Chief
Executive Officer of CollegeInvest, introduced the appointees to the CollegeInvest
Board of Directors: Frederick Taylor, Jane Ingalls, and Paul Washington.
 The Governor's appointment letter can be found as Attachment B.  The
appointees took turns introducing themselves and telling the committee
why they would like to serve on the board.


01:42:14 PM
Motion Refer the appointments of Jane Ingalls and Paul Washington, and the reappointment of Frederick Taylor, to the CollegeInvest 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
Buckner Excused
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Story Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-202 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


01:42:53 PM  
Senator Moreno and
Senator Lundeen, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 21-202, which concerns

a transfer
from the General Fund to the Public School Capital Construction Assistance
Fund to provide grants for public school air quality improvement projects.
 The co-sponsors gave opening comments on the bill and answered questions
from the committee.
01:47:58 PM  
Rajari Vijayakumar,
representing Aerfil, testified in support of the bill.
01:50:56 PM  
George Welsh, Superintendent of Canon City Schools, testified in support of the bill.
01:55:00 PM  
Brenda Krage, Superintendent of Fremont Re-2 School District, testified in support of the bill.
01:58:03 PM  
Douglas Bissonette, Superintendent of Elizabeth Schools, testified in support of the bill.
02:01:27 PM  
Elisabeth Rosen, representing the Colorado Association of School Executives, testified in support of the bill.
02:02:58 PM  
The co-sponsors answered questions from the committee and provided closing comments on the bill.


02:09:12 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-202 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Story Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1129 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:09:23 PM  
Senator Story and
Senator Bridges, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1129, which concerns
extending the deadline by which teachers must complete training in teaching
reading.  The co-sponsors gave opening comments and answered questions
from the committee.
02:35:10 PM  
The co-sponsors continued to answer questions from the committee.
02:38:45 PM  
Tiffany Choi, representing the Colorado Education Association, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Choi answered questions from the committee.
02:45:29 PM  
Jenny Buster, representing the Colorado Association of School Executives, testified in support of the bill.
02:48:28 PM  
The co-sponsors gave closing comments on the bill.
02:51:44 PM  
Committee members made comments on the bill.


02:57:10 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1129 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Story
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Lundeen No
Priola No
Story Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:57:24 PM   The committee adjourned.






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