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S_ED_2022A 04/21/2022 02:00:00 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 04/21/2022
Attendance
Buckner *
Kirkmeyer X
Lundeen X
Priola X
Zenzinger *
Story X
Bridges X
Time 02:00:00 PM to 07:16:38 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Bridges
This Report was prepared by Rachel Kurtz-Phelan
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB22-1155 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB22-202 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
SB22-197 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

HB22-1155 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:00:49 PM  
Senator Gonzales
and Majority Leader Moreno, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 22-1155,
which concerns in-state tuition classification at institutions of higher
education for students who complete high school in Colorado. The co-sponsors
and committee members gave opening comments.
02:06:43 PM  
Benjamin Teevan, representing Stand for Children, testified in support of the bill.
02:07:49 PM  
Matt Gianneschi, Chief Operating Officer of Colorado Mountain College, testified in support of the bill.
02:11:35 PM  
Marissa Molina, representing FWD.us and Metropolitan State University of Denver, testified in support of the bill.
02:15:02 PM  
Bianey Bermudez, representing Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
02:18:04 PM  
Yesenia Silva Estrada, representing Colorado Mountain College, testified in support of the bill.
02:20:08 PM  
Flor Cruz, representing Colorado Mountain College, testified in support of the bill.
02:23:27 PM  
The co-sponsors provided closing comments on the bill.


02:25:18 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1155 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Story
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen No
Priola Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Story Yes
Bridges Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-202 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


02:25:34 PM  
Senator Rankin and
Senator Zenzinger, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 22-202, which concerns
providing state matching money for property tax revenue collected by school
districts.  They provided opening comments on the bill.
02:37:20 PM  
Leslie Colwell, representing Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill.
02:40:39 PM  
Brett Ridgway, representing
Falcon School District 49, testified in support of the bill.
02:43:31 PM  
Terry Croy Lewis, Executive Director of the Colorado Charter School Institute, testified in support of the bill.
02:46:25 PM  
Benjamin Teevan, representing The Opportunity Coalition and Stand for Children, testified in support of the bill.
02:47:56 PM  
Robin Reeser, President of the Canon City Board of Education, testified in support of the bill.
02:51:20 PM  
The panel of witnesses answered questions from the committee.
03:14:43 PM  
The co-sponsors provided
closing comments and distributed and explained amendment L.001 (Attachment
A).  Committee members made comments.


03:20:06 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Priola
Zenzinger
Story
Bridges
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:23:37 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-202, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Lundeen No
Priola Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Story Yes
Bridges Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-197 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

03:23:43 PM  
Senator Coleman and
Senator Hansen, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 22-197, which concerns
authorizing alternative governance for innovation school zones.  The
co-sponsors provided opening comments on the bill. They distributed and
explained amendments L.001, L.002, L.003, L.004 (Attachments B through
E).
03:36:10 PM  
Jose Piza, representing Denver Green School, testified in support of the bill.
03:40:17 PM  
Nadia Saldana-Spiegle, representing Beacon Network Schools, testified in support of the bill.
03:42:22 PM  
Kelly Caufield, representing Colorado Succeeds, testified in support of the bill.
03:45:31 PM  
The panel answered questions from the committee.
04:04:21 PM  
Alex Marrero, representing
Denver Public Schools, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:09:09 PM  
Bret Miles, representing Colorado Association of School Executives, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:13:48 PM  
Scott Baldermann, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:16:37 PM  
The panel of witnesses answered questions from the committee.
04:42:22 PM  
The panel of witnesses continued to answer questions from the committee.
04:48:31 PM  
Francine Mugge, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:52:20 PM  
Kristopher Blythe, representing Luminary Learning Network, testified in support of the bill.
04:54:58 PM  
Molly Yost, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:57:47 PM  
Bailey Holyfield, representing Luminary Learning Network, testified in support of the bill.
05:03:13 PM  
The panel of witnesses answered questions from the committee.
05:12:23 PM  
Radhika Nath, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:15:59 PM  
Margaret Bobb, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:19:45 PM  
Robert Gould, representing the Denver Classroom Teachers' Association, testified to amend the bill.
05:22:41 PM  
Kallie Leyba, representing American Federation of Teachers Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:31:00 PM  
Sarah Knowlton, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:35:21 PM  
Marguerite Bellville, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:38:43 PM  
Eliot Lewis, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:42:05 PM  
Bernard Douthit, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:46:59 PM  
Dawn Fritz, representing Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:49:57 PM  
Judy Solano, representing Advocates for Public Education Policy, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:00:15 PM  
Caroline Dane, representing Swigert International School, testified in support of the bill.
06:04:46 PM  
Brianna Roach, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:07:57 PM  
Krista Spurgin, representing Stand for Children Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
06:14:32 PM  
The panel answered questions from the committee.
06:14:43 PM  
Amy Baca-Oehlert, President of the Colorado Education Association, testified to amend the bill.
06:18:10 PM  
Ian Coggins, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:22:02 PM  
The panel of witnesses answered questions from the committee.
06:24:06 PM  
Alex Magana, Executive
Director of Beacon Network Schools, testified in support of the bill.
06:33:32 PM  
Tyler Mounsey, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
06:36:02 PM  
The panel of witnesses answered questions from the committee.
06:53:29 PM  
The co-sponsors answered questions from the committee.


06:57:43 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Story
Seconded
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Priola
Zenzinger
Story
Bridges
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:57:59 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Story
Seconded
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Priola
Zenzinger
Story
Bridges
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:58:34 PM  
The sponsors answered
questions regarding amendment L.003 (Attachment D).  Committee discussion
ensued.


07:03:29 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Story
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Story No
Bridges Yes
YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
07:03:50 PM  
The sponsors explained
amendment L.004 (Attachment E).  Committee discussion ensued.


07:05:05 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004
Moved Story
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Story No
Bridges Yes
YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
07:05:28 PM  
The co-sponsors and committee members provided closing comments on the bill.


07:16:30 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-197, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Story No
Bridges Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


07:16:38 PM   The committee adjourned.






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