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S_ED_2022A 02/17/2022 01:42:57 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 02/17/2022
Attendance
Bridges X
Buckner X
Kirkmeyer X
Lundeen X
Priola X
Story *
Zenzinger X
Time 01:42:57 PM to 03:32:35 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 22-University Of Northern Colorado — Board Of Trustees Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 22-Colorado State University System — Board Of Governors Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 22-Student Leaders Institute Executive Board — Colorado Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
SB22-121 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
SB22-071 Postponed Indefinitely

Conf 22-University Of Northern Colorado — Board Of Trustees - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:43:33 PM  
Senator Zenzinger invited Dr. Andy Feinstein, President of the University of Northern Colorado (UNC), to come to the table to introduce the appointee to the UNC Board of Trustees, Annette Martinez. A copy of the Governor's appointment letter can be found as Attachment A. Ms. Martinez introduced herself and told the committee about her background and why she would like to serve on the board.


01:49:53 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Annette Martinez to the University Of Northern Colorado Board Of Trustees 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
Priola Yes
Story Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 22-Colorado State University System — Board Of Governors - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:50:08 PM  
Senator Zenzinger invited Tony Frank, Chancellor of the Colorado State University (CSU) System, to come to the table to introduce the appointees to the CSU Board of Governors: Louis Martin, Kenzo Kawanabe, and Elizabeth "Betsy" Markey. A copy of the Governor's appointment letter can be found as Attachment B. The appointees took turns introducing themselves to the committee and speaking about their background and why they would like to serve on the board. The appointees answered questions from the committee.


02:04:18 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Louis Martin, Kenzo Kawanabe, and Elizabeth "Betsy" Markey 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 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



Conf 22-Student Leaders Institute Executive Board — Colorado - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


02:04:37 PM  
Senator Zenzinger asked Oscar Felix, reappointee to the Colorado Student Leaders Institute Executive Board, to introduce himself and speak about why he would like to be reappointed to the board. A copy of the Governor's appointment letter can be found as Attachment C.


02:07:53 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Oscar Felix to the Colorado Student Leaders Institute Executive 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 Excused
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Story Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-121 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:08:33 PM  
The committee took
a brief recess.
02:12:50 PM  
The committee came
back to order.  Senator Zenzinger and Senator Simpson, co-sponsors,
presented Senate Bill 22-121, which concerns increasing the amount of tuition
revenues pledged by an institution of higher education.
02:18:00 PM  
Laura Glatt, representing Colorado Mesa University, testified in support of the bill.
02:22:07 PM  
Brad Baca, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Western Colorado University, testified in support of the bill.
02:25:31 PM  
Senator Simpson provided closing comments on the bill. Committee members made comments.


02:27:32 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-121 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
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



SB22-071 - Postponed Indefinitely

02:27:48 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
02:30:13 PM  
The committee came
back to order.  Senator Woodward, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 22-071,
which concerns authorization of the use of learning pods by nonpublic,
home-based educational programs.  Senator Woodward distributed amendment
L.003 (Attachment D) and explained the amendment.

02:33:25 PM  
Joanna Rosa-Saenz, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Rosa-Saenz answered questions from the committee.
02:42:50 PM  
Matthew Server, representing the Colorado Catholic Conference, testified in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee.
02:49:22 PM  
Matt Cook, representing the Colorado Association of School Boards and the Colorado Association of School Executives, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Cook answered questions from the committee.
02:54:02 PM  
Meghan Raynes Matthews, Director of Government Affairs for the Colorado Education Association, read into the record written testimony from Kevin Vick, Vice President of the Colorado Education Association, in opposition to the bill. Ms. Raynes Matthews answered questions from the committee.
02:59:08 PM  
Former senator Evie
Hudak, representing the Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified
in opposition to the bill.  She answered questions from the committee.
03:06:52 PM  
Additional written
testimony submitted can be found as Attachment E.  Senator Woodward
discussed amendment L.003 (Attachment D) and answered questions from the
committee.  Julie Pelegrin, Office of Legislative Legal Services,
came to the table to answer questions about the amendment.


03:21:15 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
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
03:21:18 PM  
Committee members gave comments on the bill. Senator Woodward gave closing comments on the bill.


03:27:37 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-071 to the Committee of the Whole.
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


03:27:55 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 22-071 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


03:32:35 PM   The committee adjourned.






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