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s_jud_2017a_2017-03-13t13:32:49z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/13/2017

Location: SCR 352

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1038



SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Postpone House Bill 17-1038 indefinitely using a r

Refer House Bill 17-1038 to the Committee of the W
PASS

FAIL







01:37 PM -- HB17-1038



Senator Zenzinger, sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1038, concerning prohibiting corporal punishment of children in certain public settings. Senator Zenzinger explained the benefits of the bill. She responded to committee questions concerning current student discipline practices.



01:46 PM --
Mr. Dustin Curry. representing the Kempe Foundation, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Curry discussed policies in other states, and studies concerning the efficacy and impact of corporal punishment. Mr. Curry responded to questions concerning examples of corporal punishment, and certain parental notifications in other states.



01:52 PM --
Ms. Pamela Bisceglia, representing The Arc of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. She stated her reasons for supporting the bill.



01:53 PM --
Dr. Rosemarie Allen, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Allen discussed the effects of the use of corporal punishment. She also explained the legality of corporal punishment. Dr. Allen responded to questions concerning the practice of corporal punishment based on children's race and size, and the use of such punishment in Colorado.



01:59 PM --
Ms. Evie Hudak, representing the Colorado PTA, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Hudak discussed the effect of the use of corporal punishment, including long-term consequences. She also explained alternative punishments. She responded to a question concerning the practice of corporal punishment in Colorado.



02:02 PM --
Ms. Kinette Richards, representing the Colorado Education Association, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Richards explained her reasons for supporting the bill, including commenting on the effect of corporal punishment. Senator Kagan commented. In response to questions, Ms. Richards discussed corporal punishment in the Cherry Creek School District, where she works, and the practice of corporal punishment in Colorado.



02:07 PM --
Ms. Corrine Rivera Fowler, representing Padres y Jóvenes Unidos, testified in support of the bill. She discussed prior legislation concerning punishment in schools, and provided information concerning the use of corporal punishment in Colorado. She responded to a question concerning states that permit corporal punishment.





02:13 PM



Senator Fields commented on the states that permit corporal punishment. Senator Zenzinger provided closing remarks on the bill. Senator Kagan commented. Senator Gardner provided additional comments.

BILL: HB17-1038
TIME: 02:20:45 PM
MOVED: Fields
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1038 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Coram
No
Fields
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Cooke
No
Gardner
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL


BILL: HB17-1038
TIME: 02:21:24 PM
MOVED: Coram
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 17-1038 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Coram
Fields
Kagan
Cooke
Gardner
Final YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION:














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