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S_ED_2021A 04/22/2021 01:34:23 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 04/22/2021
Attendance
Buckner X
Kirkmeyer X
Liston X
Lundeen X
Pettersen X
Story X
Zenzinger X
Time 01:34:23 PM to 05:15:43 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-Charter School Institute Board, State Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 21-Educational And Cultural Facilities Authority — Colorado Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 21-Western Colorado University Board Of Trustees Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 21-Colorado State University System — Board Of Governors Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
SB21-236 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1103 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB21-1055 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

Conf 21-Charter School Institute Board, State - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:34:38 PM  
Terry Croy Lewis, Executive Director of the Charter School Institute (CSI), introduced the appointees to the CSI board: Maribel Obreque and Eric Lerum. The Governor's appointment letter can be found as Attachment A. The appointees took turns introducing themselves and telling the committee why they would like to serve on the board.


01:42:47 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Maribel Obreque and the reappointment of Eric Lerum to the Charter School Institute Board to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Story
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Liston Yes
Lundeen Yes
Pettersen Yes
Story Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 21-Educational And Cultural Facilities Authority — Colorado - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:43:23 PM  
Mark Heller, Executive
Director of the Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Authority
(CECFA), introduced the reappointees: Margaret Henry and Marianne Virgili.
 The Governor's appointment letter can be found as Attachment B.  Ms.
Henry and Ms. Virgili introduced themselves and told the committee why
they would like to continue to serve on CECFA.


01:50:46 PM
Motion Refer the reappointments of Margaret Henry and Marianne Virgili to the Colorado Educational And Cultural Facilities Authority to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Liston Yes
Lundeen Yes
Pettersen Yes
Story Excused
Zenzinger Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 21-Western Colorado University Board Of Trustees - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:51:24 PM  
Greg Salsbury, President
of Western Colorado University, introduced the appointees to the Western
Colorado University Board of Trustees: Alvina Vasquez and Theresa Szczurek.
 The Governor's appointment letter can be found as Attachment C.  The
appointees took turns introducing themselves to the committee and speaking
about why they would like to be appointed to the board.


02:00:18 PM
Motion Refer the appointments of Alvina Vasquez and Theresa Szczurek to the Western Colorado University Board Of Trustees to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Liston Yes
Lundeen Yes
Pettersen Yes
Story Excused
Zenzinger Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 21-Colorado State University System — Board Of Governors - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


02:00:29 PM  
Tony Frank, Chancellor
of the Colorado State University (CSU) System, introduced the appointee
and reappointee to the CSU Board of Governors: Kimberely Jordan and John
Fischer.  The Governor's appointment letter can be found as Attachment
D.  The appointee and reappointee introduced themselves and spoke
about why they would like to serve on the board.


02:11:56 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of John Fischer and the reappointment of Kimberley Jordan to the Colorado State University System Board Of Governors to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Buckner Excused
Kirkmeyer Yes
Liston Yes
Lundeen Yes
Pettersen Yes
Story Excused
Zenzinger Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-236 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

02:13:27 PM  
Senator Story and
Senator Sonnenberg, co-sponsors, introduced Senate Bill 21-236, which concerns
increasing the capacity of quality early childhood education through grant
programs.  The co-sponsors answered questions from the committee.
 Written testimony submitted can be found as Attachment E.
02:35:03 PM  
Nicole Riehl, representing Executives Partnering to Invest in Children, testified in support of the bill.
02:38:33 PM  
Roseanne Evans, representing Evans Early Childhood Center, testified in support of the bill.
02:42:39 PM  
Michelle Barnes, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.
02:44:49 PM  
Mary Alice Cohen, Director of the Officer of Early Childhood in the Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.
02:47:27 PM  
Director Barnes and Director Cohen answered questions from the committee.
03:01:03 PM  
Suzanne Banning, President and CEO of Florence Crittenton Services, testified in support of the bill.
03:04:41 PM  
Alison Phillips, representing the Women's Foundation of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:11:56 PM  
Senator Story and Senator Sonnenberg distributed and explained amendment L.002 (Attachment F).
03:14:32 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
03:26:12 PM  
The committee came
back to order.  The committee continued to discuss amendment L.002.
 
03:27:00 PM  
The committee discussed
amending the bill before the appropriations committee meets to include
language stating that priority will be given to small early childhood care
providers.  


03:30:42 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Story
Seconded
Buckner Excused
Kirkmeyer
Liston
Lundeen
Pettersen
Story
Zenzinger
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:32:31 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-236, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Story
Seconded
Buckner Excused
Kirkmeyer Yes
Liston Yes
Lundeen Yes
Pettersen Yes
Story Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1103 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

03:32:43 PM  
Senator Pettersen
and Senator Coram, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1103, which concerns
implementing the recommendations of the Media Literacy Advisory Committee
in elementary and secondary education standards.  The co-sponsors
gave opening comments on the bill and answered questions from the committee.
 Written testimony submitted can be found as Attachment G.
03:40:41 PM  
The co-sponsors continued to answer questions from the committee.
03:55:44 PM  
Nathan Blumenthal,
representing the Colorado Secretary of State, testified in support of the
bill.  Mr. Blumenthal answered questions from the committee.
04:02:46 PM  
Kevin Vick, representing the Colorado Education Association, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Vick answered questions from the committee.
04:12:20 PM  
Tim Regan-Porter, representing the Colorado Press Association, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Regan-Porter answered questions from the committee.
04:21:19 PM  
Benjamin Waters, representing Stand for Children Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:24:10 PM  
Doug Bell, representing
the Colorado Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and
the Colorado Press Association, testified in support of the bill.  Mr.
Bell answered questions from the committee.
04:36:47 PM  
Bethany Fulmer, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:49:26 PM  
The co-sponsors distributed and explained amendment L.021 (Attachment H). Committee discussion ensued.


04:52:38 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.021
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Liston Yes
Lundeen Yes
Pettersen No
Story No
Zenzinger No
YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:54:20 PM
Motion Reconsider amendment L.021
Moved Buckner
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Liston No
Lundeen No
Pettersen Yes
Story Yes
Zenzinger Yes
YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:57:42 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.021
Moved Liston
Seconded
Buckner No
Kirkmeyer Yes
Liston Yes
Lundeen Yes
Pettersen Yes
Story Yes
Zenzinger No
YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
05:00:19 PM  
The co-sponsors gave closing comments on the bill.


05:05:13 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1103, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Liston No
Lundeen No
Pettersen Yes
Story Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1055 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


05:05:21 PM  
Senator Pettersen,
sponsor, presented House Bill 21-1055, which concerns allowing compensation
for a school district board of education by written resolution.  Senator
Pettersen distributed and explained amendment L.006 (Attachment I) and
answered questions from the committee.


05:12:25 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Liston Excused
Lundeen Yes
Pettersen Yes
Story Yes
Zenzinger Yes
YES: 5   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
05:12:42 PM  
Senator Pettersen
gave closing comments on the bill.  Committee members gave closing
comments on the bill.  


05:15:31 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1055, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Liston No
Lundeen No
Pettersen Yes
Story Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:15:43 PM   The committee adjourned.






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