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S_ED_2021A 04/29/2021 01:37:53 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 04/29/2021
Attendance
Bridges X
Buckner X
Kirkmeyer X
Lundeen X
Priola *
Story X
Zenzinger X
Time 01:37:53 PM to 05:03:08 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Zenzinger
This Report was prepared by Rachel Kurtz-Phelan
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB21-1006 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1173 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB21-1059 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB21-1010 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1217 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

HB21-1006 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

01:38:15 PM  
President Garcia
and Senator Hisey, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1006, which concerns
fifth-day school week supplemental educational programs.  The co-sponsors
gave opening comments on the bill.  Written comments submitted can
be found as Attachment A.
01:44:11 PM  
Senator Evie Hudak,
representing the Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in opposition
to the bill.
01:46:57 PM  
Michelle Murphy, representing the Colorado Rural Schools Alliance, testified in a neutral position on the bill. Ms. Murphy answered questions from the committee.
01:52:11 PM  
Darcy Cole, representing Boys & Girls Clubs of Fremont County, testified in support of the bill.
01:56:21 PM  
Brian Beaulieu, representing Boys & Girls Clubs of Chaffee County, testified in support of the bill.
02:00:06 PM  
Patience Ruiz, representing Boys & Girls Clubs of Pueblo County, testified in support of the bill.
02:03:54 PM  
Patrick Gaines, Chief Development Officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, testified in support of the bill.
02:06:29 PM  
Linda Reiner, President & CEO of Caring for Colorado Foundation, testified in support of the bill.
02:10:27 PM  
Elaine Menardi, representing
Colorado AeroLab, testified in support of the bill.  She distributed
a handout to the committee (Attachment B).
02:14:26 PM  
Kelly Caufield, representing Colorado Succeeds, testified in support of the bill.
02:19:00 PM  
Ms. Menardi and Ms. Reiner answered questions from the committee.
02:20:00 PM  
Stephanie Perez-Carrillo, representing Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill.
02:22:11 PM  
Benjamin Waters, representing Stand for Children Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:23:13 PM  
Janelle Andrews, representing YMCA of Pueblo, testified in support of the bill.
02:27:56 PM  
The co-sponsors distributed amendment L.004 (Attachment C) and answered questions about the amendment.


02:29:41 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004
Moved Story
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Story No
Zenzinger Yes
YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
02:30:45 PM  
Senator Story distributed and explained amendment L.005 (Attachment D). Committee discussion ensued.


02:37:58 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005
Moved Story
Seconded
Bridges No
Buckner No
Kirkmeyer No
Lundeen No
Priola No
Story Yes
Zenzinger No
YES: 1   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
02:38:16 PM  
The co-sponsors and committee members provided closing comments on the bill.


02:42:42 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1006, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Story No
Zenzinger Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1173 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:42:55 PM  
Senator Pettersen
and Senator Bridges, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1173, which concerns
prohibiting higher education institutions from considering legacy preferences
in the admissions process.  The co-sponsors gave opening comments
and distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment E). They answered
questions from the committee.
02:47:37 PM  
Prateek Dutta, representing Democrats for Education Reform, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Dutta answered questions from the committee.
02:55:21 PM  
Julia Hunt, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:58:32 PM  
Laura Valle-Gutierrez, representing the Bell Policy Center, testified in support of the bill.
03:01:26 PM  
Molly Frommelt, Student
Body President of the University of Colorado Boulder, testified in support
of the bill.
03:05:52 PM  
Zoe Barley, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:10:11 PM  
Meha Khanna, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:12:46 PM  
Jennifer Munoz, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:16:22 PM  
Sarah Staron, representing Young Invincibles, testified in support of the bill.
03:19:05 PM  
Olja Kovacevic, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:22:18 PM  
Makaila Rosin, representing New Era Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:24:35 PM  
The co-sponsors gave closing comments on the bill and answered questions from the committee.


03:29:10 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1173 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
Story Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1059 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


03:29:29 PM  
Senator Lundeen,
sponsor, presented House Bill 21-1059, which concerns protections for students
who participate in online instruction.  He distributed and explained
amendment L.017 (Attachment F).


03:34:14 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.017
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Bridges
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Priola
Story
Zenzinger
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:35:12 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1059, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Bridges Excused
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Story Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1010 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


03:35:35 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
03:41:37 PM  
The committee came
back to order.  Senator Fields, sponsor, presented House Bill 21-1010,
which concerns increasing the diversity of Colorado's educators in elementary
and secondary public schools.  She distributed a handout to the committee
(Attachment G).
03:48:39 PM  
Jen Walmer, representing
Democrats for Education Reform, testified in support of the bill.
03:52:26 PM  
Nate Golich, representing the Colorado Education Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:56:06 PM  
Dr. Janelle Johnson, representing Metropolitan State University of Denver, testified in support of the bill.
03:58:20 PM  
Gene Fashaw, representing himself as a teacher, testified in support of the bill.
04:02:33 PM  
Senator Evie Hudak, representing Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in support of the bill.
04:04:02 PM  
Tom Brinegar, representing Colorado Succeeds, testified in support of the bill.
04:07:04 PM  
Stephanie Perez-Carrillo, representing Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill.
04:09:16 PM  
Noel Ginsburg, representing
CareerWise Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:12:32 PM  
Senator Fields provided closing comments on the bill. Committee members gave closing comments on the bill.


04:15:37 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1010 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Story
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



HB21-1217 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


04:16:04 PM  
Senator Lundeen and
Senator Fields, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1217, which concerns
active duty military family enrollment in public schools.  They distributed
amendment L.004 (Attachment H).  The co-sponsors answered questions
from the committee.
04:23:42 PM  
Alicia Pepper, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:30:02 PM  
Martin Dempsey, representing the United States Department of Defense, testified in support of the bill.
04:33:56 PM  
Tracey Manor, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:36:39 PM  
Stephanie Thien, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:39:41 PM  
Major Rachel Beard, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:42:29 PM  
Jennifer Spann, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:45:53 PM  
Jason Hopfer, representing Pikes Peak Area School District Alliance of Schools, testified in support of the bill.
04:47:18 PM  
Jenny Biggs, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:50:08 PM  
Jodi Bourquin, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:53:43 PM  
Jessica Norsky, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:56:59 PM  
Senator Fields explained
amendment L.004 (Attachment H).


04:57:21 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Priola
Story
Zenzinger
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:57:35 PM  
Senator Fields provided closing comments on the bill. Members of the committee gave closing comments.


05:02:49 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1217, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Story
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen Excused
Priola Yes
Story Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:03:08 PM   The committee adjourned.






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