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S_ED_2022A 02/16/2022 01:10:08 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 02/16/2022
Attendance
Bridges X
Buckner X
Kirkmeyer X
Lundeen *
Priola X
Story X
Zenzinger X
Time 01:10:08 PM to 02:32:19 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Zenzinger
This Report was prepared by Rachel Kurtz-Phelan
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB22-127 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SB22-088 Postponed Indefinitely

SB22-127 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


01:10:21 PM  
Senator Zenzinger
and Senator Kirkmeyer, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 22-127, which
concerns funding for special education services.  The co-sponsors
made opening comments.
01:17:52 PM  
JonPaul Burden, representing the Consortium of Directors of Special Education, testified in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee.
01:28:41 PM  
Dr. Chris Fiedler, representing the Colorado Association of School Executives, the Colorado Association of School Boards, and Colorado Rural Schools Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
01:30:48 PM  
Tamara Durbin, representing
the Colorado Boards of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES) Association
and Colorado Northeast BOCES, testified in support of the bill.
01:34:59 PM  
Connor Long, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Long answered questions from the committee.
01:38:24 PM  
Benjamin Teevan, representing Stand for Children Colorado and the Opportunity Coalition, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Teevan answered questions from the committee.
01:40:16 PM  
Additional written
comments submitted can be found as Attachment A.  The co-sponsors
gave closing comments on the bill. Committee members gave closing comments
on the bill.


01:46:12 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-127 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Zenzinger
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



SB22-088 - Postponed Indefinitely

01:46:19 PM  
Senator Liston, sponsor,
presented Senate Bill 22-088, which concern tuition assistance for building
trade certificates.  He distributed amendment L.003 (Attachment B)
and explained the amendment.
01:51:12 PM  
Benjamin Murrey, representing the Independence Institute, testified in a neutral position on the bill. Mr. Murrey answered questions from the committee.
02:00:29 PM  
Phil Hayes, representing the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, and the National Electrical Contractors Association, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Hayes answered questions from the committee.
02:09:34 PM  
Tamara Mohamed, representing the Colorado Association of Career Colleges and Schools, testified in support of amending the bill.
02:12:49 PM  
Autumn Brooks, representing the Clear Creek School District Re-1, testified in support of the bill.
02:16:54 PM  
Wells Squier, representing the Colorado Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, testified in support of the bill.
02:19:29 PM  
Additional written
testimony submitted can be found as Attachment C.  Senator Liston
discussed amendment L.003.


02:22:53 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Bridges
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Priola
Story
Zenzinger
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:22:54 PM  
Senator Liston provided closing comments on the bill. Committee members made comments.


02:31:18 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-088, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Bridges No
Buckner No
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Story No
Zenzinger No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


02:31:51 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 22-088 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
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


02:32:19 PM   The committee adjourned.






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