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4985AA69A9A816158725850C007293E0 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB20-016

SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Feb 12, 2020      
Location SCR 352



SB20-016 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:51:31 PM  

Senator Rankin, sponsor, explained SB20-016, concerning amending the existing parent notification law to require notification of charges brought against public school employees relating to the provision of illegal substances to students.  He distributed a handout that summarizes the bill and provides background information (Attachment B).   He answered questions about exceptions for medical marijuana and presented Amendment L. 001 (Attachment C) in response.   

 

01:58:57 PM  

Luke Ragland, representing Ready Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  He discussed a parent notification bill from 2018 and explained how this bill adds notification for providing marijuana, controlled substances, or alcohol to minors.

Committee members asked questions about delineating between charges and convictions, compliance, teacher license revocations, and the actual numbers of notices sent to parents. 

 

 



02:10:09 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Cooke
Gardner
Rodriguez
Gonzales
Lee
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:10:37 PM  

The committee suggested a possible amendment on second reading to track the number and type of notifications sent to parents.  



02:11:35 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-016, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Gardner Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Gonzales No
Lee Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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