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S_ED_2021A 05/06/2021 02:17:14 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 05/06/2021
Attendance
Bridges *
Buckner *
Kirkmeyer X
Lundeen X
Woodward X
Story X
Zenzinger X
Time 02:17:14 PM to 04:05:00 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-Private Occupational School Board Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 21-Educational And Cultural Facilities Authority — Colorado Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
HB21-1259 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB21-1221 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB21-1200 Referred to Senate Appropriations

Conf 21-Private Occupational School Board - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


02:17:53 PM  
Lorna Candler, Director
of the Division of Private Occupational Schools, introduced the appointee
and reappointee to the Private Occupational School Board: Jessica Houtz
and Barbara Kearns.  The Governor's appointment letter can be found
as Attachment A.  The appointee and reappointee introduced themselves
and spoke about why they would like to serve on the board.


02:27:56 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Jessica Houtz and the reappointment of Barbara Kearns to the Private Occupational School Board 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 Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen Yes
Woodward 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


02:28:11 PM  
Mark Heller, Executive
Director of the Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Authority
(CECFA), introduced the appointee, Morris Price, Jr.  The Governor's
appointment letter can be found as Attachment B.


02:31:34 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Morris Price, Jr. 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 Story
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen Yes
Woodward Yes
Story Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1259 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:31:50 PM  
Senator Fields and
Senator Sonnenberg, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1259, which concerns
the process for funding local education providers for extended learning
opportunities to address disrupted learning.  The co-sponsors gave
opening comments on the bill.


02:36:54 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1259 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 Yes
Woodward Yes
Story Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1221 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:37:13 PM  
Senator Coram, sponsor,
presented House Bill 21-1221, which concerns measures to prevent bullying
in schools.  Senator Coram provided opening comments on the bill.
02:45:31 PM  
Rick Padilla, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:50:19 PM  
Maya Haynes, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:52:56 PM  
Todd Haynes, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:56:59 PM  
The prior three witnesses answered questions from the committee.
03:03:10 PM  
Nina Petros, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:06:16 PM  
Giovani Villagrana, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:08:02 PM  
Lily Osborne, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:09:56 PM  
The prior three witnesses answered questions from the committee.
03:14:36 PM  
Kylie Cannon, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:17:42 PM  
Thomas Ahlborg, representing the Bullying Recovery Resource Center, testified in support of the bill.
03:20:14 PM  
Dru Ahlborg, representing the Bullying Recovery Resource Center, testified in support of the bill.
03:23:17 PM  
Barbara Coloroso, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Coloroso answered questions from the committee.
03:34:12 PM  
Moe Keller, representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:36:58 PM  
John Padilla, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:40:22 PM  
Senator Evie Hudak, representing Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:43:03 PM  
Senator Coram gave closing remarks.


03:45:59 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1221 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Story
Seconded
Bridges Excused
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen Yes
Woodward Yes
Story Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1200 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


03:46:37 PM  
Senator Lundeen,
sponsor, presented House Bill 21-1200, which concerns financial literacy
standards for public schools.  Senator Lundeen provided opening comments
on the bill.  Written testimony submitted can be found as Attachment
C.
03:55:28 PM  
Jennifer Waller, representing the Colorado Bankers Association and the Independent Bankers Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:56:28 PM  
Benjamin Waters, representing Stand for Children Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:57:26 PM  
Sara Navidi, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:00:21 PM  
Kassandra Smith, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:03:27 PM  
Senator Lundeen gave closing comments on the bill.


04:04:34 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1200 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Bridges Excused
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen Yes
Woodward Yes
Story Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:05:00 PM   The committee adjourned.






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