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S_ED_2022A 03/02/2022 09:39:09 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 03/02/2022
Attendance
Buckner X
Kirkmeyer X
Lundeen X
Priola X
Zenzinger X
Story X
Bridges X
Time 09:39:09 AM to 01:10:26 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Bridges
This Report was prepared by Rachel Kurtz-Phelan
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB22-1101 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB22-1057 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB22-087 Committee Discussion Only

HB22-1057 - Committee Discussion Only


09:39:17 AM  
Senator Bridges,
Chair, called the meeting to order and explained that testimony would be
taken on the first two bills at the same time, House Bill 22-1101 and House
Bill 22-1057.  



HB22-1101 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


10:04:31 AM  
Senator Sonnenberg
and Senator Zenzinger, co-sponsors, gave opening comments on House Bill
22-1101, which concerns the expansion of a program that allows a Public
Employees' Retirement Association (PERA) service retiree to work full-time
without any reduction in the service retiree's benefits for a rural school
district that has a critical shortage of qualified individudals with specific
experience, skills, or qualifications that the service retiree has.  Senator
Zenzinger answered questions from the committee.  Committee discussed
ensued.  
10:08:53 AM  
Michelle Murphy, representing the Colorado Rural Schools Alliance, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Murphy answered questions from the committee. Committee discussion ensued.
10:20:07 AM  
Ron Baker, representing the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA), testified in opposition to House Bill 22-1101 and House Bill 22-1057. Mr. Baker answered questions from the committee.
10:28:11 AM  
Matt Cook, representing
the Colorado Association of School Boards, testified in support of both
House Bill 22-1101 and House Bill 22-1057.
10:29:33 AM  
Bret Miles, representing the Colorado Association of School Executives, testified in support of both House Bill 22-1101 and House Bill 22-1057.
10:31:52 AM  
The prior two witnesses answered questions from the committee.
10:35:22 AM  
Dawn Fritz, representing the Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in support of both House Bill 22-1101 and House Bill 22-1057.
10:38:25 AM  
Carol Pace, representing the American Association of Retired Persons Colorado, testified in support of both House Bill 22-1101 and House Bill 22-1057.
10:42:30 AM  
Additional written
testimony submitted can be found as Attachment A.  Senator Zenzinger
gave closing comments on the bill.  Committee members made comments.



10:51:07 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1101 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola No
Zenzinger Yes
Story Yes
Bridges Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1057 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


10:51:14 AM  
Senator Zenzinger,
sponsor, presented House Bill 22-1057, which concerns Public Employees'
Retirement Association employment after retirement limitations.  She
spoke about the differences between HB 22-1057 and the prior bill heard
by the committee, HB 22-1101, and answered questions.


10:56:07 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1057 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola No
Zenzinger Yes
Story Yes
Bridges Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-087 - Committee Discussion Only


10:56:14 AM  
Senator Fields and
Senator Pettersen, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 22-087, which concerns
providing healthy meals to public school students.  The co-sponsors
provided opening comments on the bill and answered questions from the committee.
11:18:49 AM  
Aya Saad-Masri, representing Colorado Youth Congress, testified in support of the bill.
11:23:10 AM  
Emeline Smith, representing Colorado Youth Congress, testified in support of the bill.
11:25:20 AM  
Anoushka Jani, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
11:26:42 AM  
Daniel Cieraszynski, representing Save the Children Action Network, testified in support of the bill.
11:29:50 AM  
Ana Pumayalli, representing herself as a student at Telluride High School, testified in support of the bill.
11:32:00 AM  
Logan Walsg, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
11:33:56 AM  
James Hicks, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
11:36:42 AM  
Marc Jacobson, representing Hunger Free Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
11:39:33 AM  
Jessica Wright, representing Nourish Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
11:42:01 AM  
Cody Ostenson, representing Great Education Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
11:44:05 AM  
Leslie Colwell, representing Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill.
11:46:34 AM  
Meighen Lovelace, representing Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger, testified in support of the bill.
11:48:30 AM  
The prior panelists answered questions from the committee.
11:58:51 AM  
Gaby Medina, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She provided her testimony in Spanish, which was translated into English by Karla Gonzales Garcia.
12:05:50 PM  
Maria Alvarez, representing
Safe and Abundant Nutrition Alliance (SANA), testified to amend the bill.
 She provided her testimony in Spanish, which was translated into
English by Karla Gonzales Garcia.
12:09:23 PM  
Ximena Rebolledo Leon, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
12:11:36 PM  
Taylor Hubbard, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
12:13:50 PM  
Rachel Phillips, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
12:17:18 PM  
Jasmin Rodriguez, Roaring Fork School Board Member, testified to amend the bill.
12:19:36 PM  
Kelly Bowman von Stroh, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
12:22:06 PM  
Kayla McCarnes, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
12:25:16 PM  
Derrick Hoffman, representing Hoffman Farms, testified in support of the bill.
12:28:00 PM  
Roberto Meza, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
12:30:04 PM  
Commander Dean Vidal, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
12:32:59 PM  
Irving Reza, representing Sugar Moon Mushrooms Farm, testified in support of the bill.
12:36:02 PM  
Chef Ann Cooper, representing Chef Ann Foundation, testified in support of the bill.
12:38:16 PM  
Dan Sharp, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill.  He answered questions
from the committee.
12:40:43 PM  
Cady Frazier, representing Brigaid, testified in support of the bill.
12:42:49 PM  
Edith Mata, representing 9to5 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
12:49:25 PM  
Haley Anderson, representing the Colorado Council of Churches, testified in support of the bill.
12:51:33 PM  
Christopher Roller, representing the American Heart Association, testified in support of the bill.
12:54:14 PM  
Caroline Nutter, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill.
12:56:09 PM  
Patience Kabwasa, representing herself and Food to Power, testified in support of the bill.
12:58:35 PM  
Christina Knickerbocker, representing the La Plata Family Centers Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
01:01:44 PM  
Hallie Venaglia, representing the Juniper School, testified in support of the bill.
01:03:36 PM  
Dawn Fritz, representing the Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in support of the bill.
01:04:59 PM  
Additional written
testimony submitted can be found as Attachment B.  Senator Bridges
laid the bill over for amendments and final action to a later date.  Senator
Pettersen and Senator Fields provided closing comments on the bill.


01:10:26 PM   The committee adjourned.






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