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S_ED_2022A 04/28/2022 01:38:30 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 04/28/2022
Attendance
Buckner X
Holbert X
Lundeen X
Priola X
Zenzinger X
Story X
Bridges X
Time 01:38:30 PM to 06:02:35 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Bridges
This Report was prepared by Rachel Kurtz-Phelan
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB22-1260 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1052 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1120 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1146 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1215 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1349 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1220 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1390 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
SB22-069 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
SB22-207 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

SB22-207 - Committee Discussion Only


01:38:42 PM  
Senator Winter, sponsor,
presented Senate Bill 22-207, which concerns the prevention of Title IX
misconduct on public school campuses.  Senator Winter gave opening
comments on the bill and answered questions from the committee.
01:54:49 PM  
Matt Cook, representing the Colorado Association of School Boards, testified to amend the bill.
01:57:46 PM  
Michelle Murphy, representing Colorado Rural Schools Alliance, testified to amend the bill.
02:01:15 PM  
Amie Baca-Oehlert, representing the Colorado Education Association, testified to amend the bill.
02:03:07 PM  
Angelina Sierra-Sandoval, representing the Colorado League of Charter Schools, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:05:28 PM  
The panel of witnesses answered questions from the committee.
02:24:21 PM  
Deborah Burchinal-Pope, representing the YWCA of Boulder County, testified in support of the bill.
02:28:17 PM  
Cari Simon, representing herself as a Title IX attorney, testified in support of the bill.
02:31:11 PM  
Emily Tofte Nestaval, representing the Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center, testified in support of the bill.
02:36:34 PM  
The panel of witnesses answered questions from the committee.
02:43:37 PM  
Rachel Natale, representing
themself, testified in support of the bill.
02:48:35 PM  
Mallory Gibson, representing
herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:50:30 PM  
Elizabeth Newman, representing the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, testified in support of the bill.
02:52:59 PM  
Jessica Dotter, representing Colorado District Attorneys' Council, was available to answer committee questions.
02:58:49 PM  
Su Ryden, representing the American Association of University Women of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:01:26 PM  
Sophie Dellinger, representing herself, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
03:03:48 PM  
Tracy Dundon, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:08:00 PM  
John Shors read into the record written testimony provided by his wife, Allison Shors, in support of the bill.
03:11:17 PM  
Agueda Morgan, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:15:40 PM  
Annika Spilde, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:21:47 PM  
Senator Winter explained
that an amendment was being drafted to turn the bill into a study and would
be brought back to the committee later in the meeting for a vote.

03:25:43 PM  
Senator Bridges laid
the bill over to the end of the meeting.



HB22-1260 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


03:32:50 PM  
House Bill 22-1260,
concerning ensuring that students have reasonable access to medically necessary
services in schools and sponsored by Senator Simpson and Senator Fields,
was moved directly to the Committee on Appropriations.


03:34:05 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1260 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Story
Seconded
Buckner Excused
Holbert Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Story Yes
Bridges Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1052 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


03:34:17 PM  
Senator Priola, co-sponsor,
introduced House Bill 22-1052, which concerns promoting crisis services
to students.  He provided opening comments on the bill.

03:36:37 PM  
Taleen Sample, representing
the Colorado Youth Advisory Council, testified in support of the bill.
03:38:37 PM  
Amy Resnick, representing
the Colorado Youth Advisory Council, testified in support of the bill.
03:42:20 PM  
Elizabeth Owens,
representing the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral
Health, was available to answer committee questions.
03:42:40 PM  
Giovanna Burno, representing
herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:46:07 PM  
The panel answered questions from the committee.


03:49:11 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1052 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Priola
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



HB22-1120 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


03:51:04 PM  
House Bill 22-1120,
concerning the recreation of the school security disbursement program to
provide funding for local education providers to implement school security
improvements to prevent incidents of school violence, sponsored by Senator
Bridges and Senator Woodward, was moved directly to the Committee on Appropriations.


03:51:59 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1120 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Holbert Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Zenzinger Excused
Story Yes
Bridges Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1146 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


03:52:13 PM  
House Bill 22-1146,
concerning the investment of money in the Public School Fund and sponsored
by Senator Lundeen and Senator Kirkmeyer, was moved directly to the Committee
on Appropriations.


03:55:45 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1146 to the Committee on Appropriations.
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



HB22-1215 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


03:56:42 PM  
Senator Bridges,
sponsor, presented House Bill 22-1215, which concerns expanding opportunities
for high school students to enroll in postsecondary courses.
04:01:06 PM  
Lance Hostetter, representing Colorado Succeeds, testified in support of the bill.
04:03:50 PM  
Matt Gianneschi, representing Colorado Mountain College, testified in support of the bill.
04:08:20 PM  
Senator Bridges provided closing comments on the bill.


04:10:33 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1215 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Holbert No
Lundeen No
Priola Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Story Yes
Bridges Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1349 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


04:12:06 PM  
Senator Bridges and
Senator Priola, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 22-1349, which concerns
improving decision-making to enhance postsecondary student success.  They
provided opening comments on the bill.
04:25:33 PM  
Josh Scott, representing
the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, testified in support of the
bill.



Michael Vente, representing the Colorado Department of Higher Education,
testified in support of the bill.
04:25:39 PM  
Additional written
testimony submitted can be found as Attachment A.  The co-sponsors
gave closing comments on the bill.


04:27:46 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1349 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Holbert Excused
Lundeen No
Priola Yes
Zenzinger Excused
Story Yes
Bridges Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1220 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

04:32:47 PM  
Senator Zenzinger
and Senator Coram, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 22-1220, which concerns
removing barriers in educator preparation to support educator candidates
entering the educator workforce.
04:37:29 PM  
Pamela Kaspar, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:40:20 PM  
Brittany Lane, representing
the Colorado Department of Higher Education, was available to answer committee
questions.
04:40:55 PM  
John Humphrey, representing the Colorado School Counselors Association, testified in support of the bill.
04:44:36 PM  
Jared Stallones, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:49:15 PM  
Barbara Seidl, representing the University of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:52:30 PM  
Dawn Fritz, representing Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in support of the bill.
04:55:35 PM  
Giovanna Burno, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:57:26 PM  
Additional written
testimony submitted can be found as Attachment B.  The co-sponsors
distributed and explained amendments L.019 and L.020 (Attachments C and
D).


04:58:15 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.020
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Buckner
Holbert
Lundeen
Priola
Zenzinger
Story
Bridges
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:59:49 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.019
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Buckner
Holbert
Lundeen
Priola
Zenzinger
Story
Bridges
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:01:30 PM  
The co-sponsors gave closing comments on the bill.
05:04:13 PM  
Committee members
gave closing comments on the bill.


05:06:54 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1220, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Holbert Yes
Lundeen No
Priola Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Story Yes
Bridges Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1390 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

05:07:24 PM  
Senator Zenzinger
and Senator Lundeen, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 22-1390, which is
the annual School Finance Act that sets funding levels for Colorado’s
178 school districts.  The co-sponsors gave opening comments on the
bill.
05:12:29 PM  
The sponsors answered questions from committee members.
05:15:41 PM  
Anna Gerstle, Legislative
Council Staff, came to the table to answer questions from the committee.
 She distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment E).

05:22:35 PM  
Matt Cook, representing the Colorado Association of School Boards, testified in support of the bill.
05:24:04 PM  
Stephen Craig, representing Christian Home Educators of Colorado, testified to amend the bill.
05:26:03 PM  
Brandon Shaffer, representing St. Vrain Valley School District, testified to amend the bill.
05:29:53 PM  
Amber Muir, representing Saint Vrain Valley School District, testified in support of the bill.
05:31:33 PM  
Bret Miles, representing the Colorado Association of School Executives, testified in support of the bill.
05:36:09 PM  
The co-sponsors distributed
and explained amendment L.017 (Attachment F).



05:36:24 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.017
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Buckner
Holbert
Lundeen
Priola
Zenzinger
Story
Bridges
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:36:38 PM  
The co-sponsors distributed
and explained amendment L.018 (Attachment G).



05:37:39 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.018
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Buckner
Holbert
Lundeen
Priola
Zenzinger
Story
Bridges
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:38:29 PM  
The co-sponsors distributed
and explained amendment L.019 (Attachment H).



05:39:08 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.019
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Buckner
Holbert
Lundeen
Priola
Zenzinger
Story
Bridges
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:39:09 PM  
The co-sponsors distributed
and explained amendment L.022 (Attachment I).



05:40:58 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.022
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Holbert Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola No
Zenzinger Yes
Story Yes
Bridges Yes
YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
05:40:59 PM  
The co-sponsors distributed
and explained amendment L.025 (Attachment J).



05:43:06 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.025
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Buckner
Holbert
Lundeen
Priola
Zenzinger
Story
Bridges
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:43:18 PM  
The co-sponsors and committee members gave closing comments on the bill.


05:46:06 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1390, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Zenzinger
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



SB22-069 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


05:46:22 PM  
Senator Story, sponsor,
presented Senate Bill 22-069, which was on the table for action only.  The
bill concerns prohibiting the use of student academic measures in evaluating
the performance of licensed personnel during school years in which the
delivery of instruction is disrupted.
 Senator
Story distributed and explained amendment L.002 (Attachment K).


05:48:52 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Story
Seconded
Buckner
Holbert
Lundeen
Priola
Zenzinger
Story
Bridges
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:55:15 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-069, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Story
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



SB22-207 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


05:55:27 PM  
Senator Winter came
back to the table to resume the discussion on Senate Bill 22-207.  She
distributed and explained amendment L.011 (Attachment L).
05:56:51 PM  
Committee members
gave closing comments.  Senator Winter answered questions from the
committee.


05:58:07 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.011
Moved Holbert
Seconded
Buckner
Holbert
Lundeen
Priola
Zenzinger
Story
Bridges
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:58:46 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-207, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Holbert
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Holbert Yes
Lundeen No
Priola Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Story Yes
Bridges Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:02:35 PM   The committee adjourned.






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