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2D8420B8C7B35EEC872583E700729BCC Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1134

SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date Apr 25, 2019      
Location SCR 352



HB19-1134 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:51:52 PM  

Senator Todd, sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1134, which concerns researching effective methods for assisting early-grade students with dyslexia.

02:57:07 PM  

Melissa Colsman, Associate Commissioner for Student Learning, Colorado Department of Education, came to the table to answer questions from the committee.

02:58:27 PM  

Sue Hirsch, representing herself as a parent, spoke in opposition to the bill.

03:02:15 PM  

Kristen DeBeer, representing herself as a parent, spoke in support of the bill.

03:05:26 PM  

Michael Bucey, representing himself as a parent, spoke in support of the bill.  He distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment F).

03:10:02 PM  

Lindsey Drakos, representing Colorado Kids Identified with Dyslexia (COKID), spoke in support of the bill.  She distributed two handouts to the committee (Attachments G and H).

03:13:34 PM  

Natalie Mitchell, representing herself as a dyslexic student, spoke in support of the bill.

03:15:19 PM  

Amy Dubronyi, representing COKID, spoke in support of the bill.

03:16:27 PM  

Cali Nichols, representing COKID, spoke in support of the bill.

03:19:16 PM  

Karin Johnson, representing COKID, spoke in support of the bill.  She distributed two handouts to the committee (Attachments I and J).

03:23:44 PM  

Michael Neil, representing the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, spoke in support of the bill.

03:26:38 PM  

Laura Mitchell, representing COKID, spoke in support of the bill.  

03:31:18 PM  

Jennifer Atlas, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill.

03:37:16 PM  

Lisa Escarcega, Executive Director of the Colorado Association of School Executives and also representing the Colorado Rural Alliance, spoke in support of the bill.

03:39:28 PM  

Kaden Forsha, representing himself as a dyslexic student, spoke in support of the bill.

03:41:07 PM  

Jennifer Forsha, representing herself as a parent of a dyslexic student, spoke in support of the bill.

03:46:38 PM  

Lindsey Drakos came back to the table to answer questions from the committee.

03:50:14 PM  

Senator Todd provided closing comments on the bill. Committee discussion ensued.



03:54:51 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1134 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Todd
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Coram Yes
Hill Excused
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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