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S_ED_2022A 03/17/2022 01:33:25 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 03/17/2022
Attendance
Buckner X
Kirkmeyer X
Kolker X
Lundeen X
Priola X
Story *
Bridges X
Time 01:33:25 PM to 06:03:43 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Bridges
This Report was prepared by Rachel Kurtz-Phelan
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 22-Institute Of Cannabis Research Governing Board Favorably Refer to Full Senate
SB22-087 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1032 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB22-1049 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

Conf 22-Institute Of Cannabis Research Governing Board - Favorably Refer to Full Senate


01:33:35 PM  
Senator Bridges,
chair, invited the appointees to the Institute for Cannabis Research Governing
Board to introduce themselves to the committee.  A copy of the Governor's
appointment letter can be found as Attachment A.  Dr. Chad Kinney,
Director of the Institute of Cannabis Research, spoke about the work of
the board and the institute.  Appointees Malik Hasan, Joanna Zeiger,
and Sherard Rogers took turns telling the committee about their background
and why they would like to serve on the board.  The panel answered
questions from the committee.


01:55:07 PM
Motion Refer the appointment Joanna Zeiger, and the reappointments of Malik Hasan and Sherard Rogers, to the Institute Of Cannabis Research Governing Board to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation.
Moved Story
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Kolker Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Story Yes
Bridges Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-087 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

01:56:49 PM  
The committee took
a brief recess.
02:00:29 PM  
The committee came
back to order.  Senator Fields, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 22-087,
which was on the table for action only.  The bill concerns providing
healthy meals to public school students.  Senator Fields distributed
and explained amendments L.005 and L.006 (Attachments B and C).


02:04:16 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005
Moved Story
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Kolker Yes
Lundeen No
Priola Yes
Story Yes
Bridges Yes
YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:04:49 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006
Moved Story
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Kolker Yes
Lundeen No
Priola Yes
Story Yes
Bridges Yes
YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
02:04:51 PM  
Senator Lundeen distributed and explained amendment L.002 (Attachment D). Senator Fields made comments about the amendment.


02:09:37 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Buckner No
Kirkmeyer Yes
Kolker No
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Story No
Bridges No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
02:10:26 PM  
Committee members made comments on the bill.


02:14:34 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-087, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Story
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Kolker Yes
Lundeen No
Priola Yes
Story Yes
Bridges Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1032 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:14:42 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
02:16:30 PM  
The committee came
back to order.  Senator Bridges and Senator Kirkmeyer, co-sponsors,
presented House Bill 22-1032, which concerns jury duty postponement for
a student enrolled in an institution of higher education outside of the
state of Colorado.  The co-sponsors made opening comments and answered
questions from the committee.  Committee discussion ensued.
02:20:53 PM  
The committee members
gave closing comments.


02:24:35 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1032 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Kirkmeyer
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Kolker Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Story Yes
Bridges Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1049 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

02:24:41 PM  
Senator Bridges,
sponsor, presented House Bill 22-1049, which concerns prohibiting a postsecondary
institution from making a payment of an outstanding balance on a student's
account a condition of issuing the student's documents.  Senator Bridges
gave opening comments and answered questions from the committee.  Committee
discussion ensued.
02:47:38 PM  
The committee continued to discuss the bill.
02:55:38 PM  
Jeremy DeLeon, representing
Colorado Christian University, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:58:31 PM  
Jeremy Wallace, representing
Colorado Christian University, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:05:33 PM  
The prior two witnesses answered questions from the committee.
03:29:18 PM  
President John Marshall, representing Colorado Mesa University, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:35:31 PM  
Roger Patrizio, representing Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:38:35 PM  
Tom Twardowski, representing International Salon and Spa Academy, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:42:15 PM  
The prior panel of witnesses answered questions from the committee.
03:44:04 PM  
Joshua Zalmanek, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:46:44 PM  
Kay Rendleman, representing Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:49:52 PM  
Ryan Shroyer, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:51:22 PM  
Mike Feeley, representing the Colorado State University System, testified to amend the bill. Mr. Feeley answered questions from the committee. Committee discussion ensued.
04:14:31 PM  
Winston Berkman-Breen, representing the Student Borrower Protection Center, testified in support of the bill.
04:18:48 PM  
Lauren Smith, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:21:41 PM  
Aly Belknap, representing the Legislative Strategy Advisory Board of the Associated Students of Colorado University (ASCSU), testified in support of the bill.
04:24:29 PM  
The panel of witnesses answered questions from the committee.
04:38:40 PM  
Karly Schwab, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:42:14 PM  
Talaya Banks, representing Soul 2 Soul Sisters, testified in support of the bill.
04:44:28 PM  
Kate Kelly, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:46:36 PM  
Kelly Caufield, representing Colorado Succeeds, testified in support of the bill.
04:52:48 PM  
Vanessa Garcia, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:55:43 PM  
Branden Shafer, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:58:07 PM  
Karen Cody-Hopkins, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:01:09 PM  
The prior panel answered questions from the committee.
05:07:23 PM  
Sarah Staron, representing Young Invincibles, testified in support of the bill.
05:14:20 PM  
Paulina Castle, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:17:36 PM  
Melissa Santos, representing New Era Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
05:21:03 PM  
Zachariah Morris,
representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:23:52 PM  
Hayley Banyai-Becker, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:28:46 PM  
Morgan Royal, representing New Era Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
05:31:36 PM  
Senator Bridges distributed
and explained amendment L.010 (Attachment E).
05:33:35 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
05:34:54 PM  
The committee came back to order.


05:37:27 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Kolker
Lundeen
Priola
Story
Bridges
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:37:29 PM  
Senator Priola distributed
and explained amendment L.013 (Attachment F).  Committee discussion
ensued.


05:42:18 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.013
Moved Priola
Seconded
Buckner No
Kirkmeyer Yes
Kolker No
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Story No
Bridges No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
05:42:19 PM  
Senator Kirkmeyer
distributed and explained amendment L.011 (Attachment G).  Committee
discussion ensued.
05:54:02 PM  
The committee continued to discuss the amendment.


05:59:19 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.011
Moved Kirkmeyer
Seconded
Buckner No
Kirkmeyer Yes
Kolker No
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Story No
Bridges No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
05:59:20 PM  
Senator Bridges gave closing comments on the bill. Committee members gave closing comments on the bill.


06:02:55 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1049, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Buckner No
Kirkmeyer Yes
Kolker No
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Story No
Bridges No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


06:03:32 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1049, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Kolker Yes
Lundeen No
Priola No
Story Yes
Bridges Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:03:43 PM   The committee adjourned.






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