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AA3444BAD830439C87258989006EF569 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB23-004

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date Apr 6, 2023      
Location HCR 0107



SB23-004 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:12:02 PM  

Representatives Michaelson Jenet and Young presented Senate Bill 23-004 to the committee and distributed amendment L.011 (Attachment B). The bill allows school districts to employ licensed mental health professionals who are not licensed by the Department of Education. Written testimony on the bill is included as Attachment C.

02:14:31 PM  
Megan Kelley, representing CSSW & NASW, testified to amend the bill. Matthew McClain, representing Colorado School Counselor Association, testified in support of the bill. Joshua Hirsch, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
02:32:37 PM  
Erin Meschke, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Kaitlyn Tollefson, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Laura Mehringer, representing Colorado Nurses Association, testified to amend the bill. Autumn Brooks, representing Clear Creek School District Re-1, testified in support of the bill.


02:47:23 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.011
Moved Young
Seconded Michaelson Jenet
Bacon Yes
Bradfield Yes
Hamrick Yes
Hartsook Yes
Lukens Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Pugliese No
Wilson No
Young Yes
Martinez Yes
McLachlan Yes
YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
02:47:34 PM  
Representatives Young and Michaelson Jenet wrapped up their presentation to the committee.


02:52:27 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-004, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Young
Seconded Michaelson Jenet
Bacon Yes
Bradfield Yes
Hamrick Yes
Hartsook Yes
Lukens Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Pugliese Yes
Wilson Yes
Young Yes
Martinez Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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