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S_ED_2021A 04/28/2021 10:59:43 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 04/28/2021
Attendance
Bridges X
Buckner X
Kirkmeyer *
Lundeen X
Priola X
Story X
Zenzinger X
Time 10:59:43 AM to 01:00:58 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Zenzinger
This Report was prepared by Rachel Kurtz-Phelan
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB21-1087 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1133 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB21-1067 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

HB21-1087 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


11:00:01 AM  
Senator Danielson,
sponsor, presented House Bill 21-1087, which concerns authorizing education
support professionals to participate in the teaching and learning conditions
survey administered by the Colorado Department of Education.
11:01:59 AM  
Jennifer Latham, representing herself as an education support professional, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Latham answered questions from the committee.
11:06:24 AM  
Amie Baca-Oehlert, representing the Colorado Education Association, testified in support of the bill.
11:09:56 AM  
Devani Lemmon, representing herself as an education support professional, testified in support of the bill.
11:12:23 AM  
Lara Center, representing the Jefferson County Education Support Professional Association, testified in support of the bill.
11:16:01 AM  
Senator Danielson answered questions from the committee.


11:18:09 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1087 to the Committee on Appropriations.
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



HB21-1133 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


11:18:23 AM  
Senator Pettersen
and Senator Priola, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1133, which concerns
strategic resources for kindergarten through twelfth grade schools to provide
a safer environment students who have been diagnosed with a seizure disorder.
11:20:50 AM  
Emily Marle, representing herself as a parent, testified in support of the bill. She distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment A).
11:24:47 AM  
Marcee Aude, representing the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
11:27:32 AM  
Kirsten Braun, representing Joey’s Law and herself as a teacher, testified in support of the bill.
11:31:06 AM  
Joey Quintana, representing himself and the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
11:35:18 AM  
Kendal Wuensche, representing herself, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
11:43:08 AM  
Senator Pettersen and Senator Priola provided closing comments on the bill.


11:44:40 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1133 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Priola
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



HB21-1067 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

11:44:55 AM  
Senator Story and
Senator Buckner, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1067, which concerns
a national assessment test score as an eligibility criterion for admission
to a Colorado institution of higher education.  The co-sponsors answered
questions from the committee.  Written testimony submitted can be
found as Attachment B.
12:05:12 PM  
Sue Sharkey, representing the University of Colorado Board of Regents, testified in support of the bill.
12:09:23 PM  
Ilana Spiegel, representing the University of Colorado Board of Regents, testified in support of the bill.
12:12:32 PM  
Rico Munn, Superintendent
of Aurora Public Schools, testified in support of the bill.  Superintendent
Munn answered questions from the committee.
12:16:55 PM  
Senator Evie Hudak, representing the Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in support of the bill.
12:18:48 PM  
Dale Gaubatz, Executive Director of Admissions for the Colorado School of Mines, testified in support of the bill.
12:25:03 PM  
Clark Brigger, Executive Director of Admissions at the University of Colorado Boulder, testified in support of the bill.
12:28:33 PM  
Leslie Taylor, Vice President for Enrollment and Access at Colorado State University, testified in support of the bill.
12:33:12 PM  
Jess Savage, Director of Admissions for Fort Lewis College, testified in support of the bill.
12:36:44 PM  
Allyson Garcia, representing Metropolitan State University of Denver, testified in support of the bill.
12:40:23 PM  
Molly Frommelt, Student
Body President at the University of Colorado Boulder, testified in support
of the bill.
12:45:07 PM  
Andrew Ruhland, representing himself as a student at Metropolitan State University of Denver, testified in support of the bill.
12:48:53 PM  
Sarah Staron, representing
Young Invincibles, testified in support of the bill.
12:52:13 PM  
Marisa Beltran, representing Young Invincibles, testified in support of the bill.
12:54:52 PM  
Prateek Dutta, Policy Director for Democrats for Education Reform, testified in an amend position on the bill.
12:57:58 PM  
The co-sponsors distributed
and explained amendment L.015 (Attachment C).


12:59:37 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.015
Moved Story
Seconded
Bridges
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Priola
Story
Zenzinger
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:00:41 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1067, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Story
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen No
Priola No
Story Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


01:00:58 PM   The committee adjourned.






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