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S_ED_2022A 04/07/2022 01:33:04 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 04/07/2022
Attendance
Buckner X
Holbert X
Lundeen *
Priola X
Zenzinger X
Story X
Bridges X
Time 01:33:04 PM to 03:24:31 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Bridges
This Report was prepared by Rachel Kurtz-Phelan
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB22-165 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1280 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB22-1276 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB22-1294 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

HB22-1276 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


01:33:14 PM  
Senator Moreno, sponsor,
presented House Bill 22-1276, which concerns the Second Chance Scholarship
Program sunset. He gave opening comments on the bill.
01:36:22 PM  
Cynthia Armendariz,
representing the Colorado Department of Higher Education and the Colorado
Opportunity Scholarship Initiative, testified in support of the bill.


01:38:16 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1276 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Story
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Holbert Yes
Lundeen Excused
Priola Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Story Yes
Bridges Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-165 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


01:40:47 PM  
Senator Bridges,
sponsor, presented Senate Bill 22-165, which concerns the creation of the
Colorado Career Advisor Training Program.  Senator Bridges gave opening
comments on the bill.
01:42:21 PM  
Elina Medina, representing Denver Public Schools, testified in support of the bill.
01:45:39 PM  
Traci Sanchez, representing the Colorado Association of Career and Technical Education, testified in support of the bill.
01:49:12 PM  
Kelly Caufield, representing Colorado Succeeds, testified in support of the bill.
01:50:48 PM  
Sarah Heath, representing the Colorado Community College System Career and Technical Education program, testified in support of the bill.
01:54:44 PM  
Britta Blodgett, representing the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, testified in support of the bill.
01:57:14 PM  
Danielle Ongart, representing the Colorado Department of Education, answered questions from the committee.
01:58:25 PM  
Senator Bridges distributed amendment L.001 (Attachment A) and explained the amendment.


02:02:17 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Buckner
Holbert
Lundeen
Priola
Zenzinger
Story
Bridges
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:02:32 PM  
Senator Bridges gave closing comments on the bill.


02:05:29 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-165, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Holbert No
Lundeen No
Priola No
Zenzinger Yes
Story Yes
Bridges Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1280 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:05:44 PM  
Senator Lundeen and Senator Lee, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1280, which concerns changing the name of Pikes Peak Community College to Pikes Peak State College. The sponsors answered questions from the committee.
02:14:04 PM  
Lance Bolton, President of Pikes Peak Community College, testified in support of the bill.
02:17:14 PM  
Jalen Johnson, representing Pikes Peak Community College, testified in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee.
02:22:09 PM  
The sponsors gave closing comments on the bill.


02:23:09 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1280 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Holbert Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Story Yes
Bridges Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1276 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:24:47 PM  
The committee moved
to reconsider House Bill 22-1276.


02:25:45 PM
Motion Move to reconsider House Bill 22-1276
Moved Story
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Holbert Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Story Yes
Bridges Yes
YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:26:14 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1276 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Story
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Holbert Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Story Yes
Bridges Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1294 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

02:26:26 PM  
Senator Zenzinger
and Senator Gardner, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 22-1294, which concerns
special education services in charter schools.  The sponsors provided
opening comments on the bill and distributed amendment L.005 (Attachment
B).
02:37:10 PM  
Angelina Sierra-Sandoval, representing the Colorado League of Charter Schools, testified in support of the bill.
02:40:27 PM  
Terry Croy Lewis, Executive Director of the Charter School Institute, testified in support of the bill.
02:43:39 PM  
Jen Walmer, representing Democrats for Education Reform, testified in support of the bill.
02:45:08 PM  
Chris Gibbons, Founder and CEO of Strive Prep Charter Schools, testified in support of the bill.
02:48:28 PM  
The panel answered questions from the committee.
02:52:06 PM  
Kathryn Mullins, Founder and Executive Director of the Vega Collegiate Academy, testified in support of the bill.
02:55:53 PM  
Brenda Dickhoner, President of Ready Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:57:40 PM  
Tim Matlick, Executive Director of the Jefferson Academy Charter School, testified in support of the bill.
03:00:25 PM  
Benjamin Teevan, representing Stand for Children, testified in support of the bill.
03:00:54 PM  
William Bethke, representing himself, was available to answer committee questions.
03:02:17 PM  
Additional written
testimony submitted can be found ast Attachment C.  The co-sponsors
discussed amendment L.005 (Attachment B).


03:03:49 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Buckner
Holbert
Lundeen
Priola
Zenzinger
Story
Bridges
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:03:51 PM  
The co-sponsors gave
closing comments on the bill and answered questions from the committee.
03:04:33 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.
03:11:28 PM  
The co-sponsors continued to answer questions from the committee.


03:24:06 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1294, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Holbert Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Story No
Bridges Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:24:31 PM   The committee adjourned.






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