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B5995701F4D73F7F87258AEC00066165 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB24-1039

SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date Mar 25, 2024      
Location SCR 357



HB24-1039 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

07:09:45 PM  
The committee recessed.
07:13:58 PM  
The committee reconvened.
07:14:49 PM  
Senator Marchman
and Senator Winter, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 24-1039
concerning  non-legal name changes for students in schools. The bill
adds definitions for chosen name and gender expression to laws regarding
school records and discrimination. Senator Winter and Senator Marchman
responded to questions from the committee.  
07:28:19 PM  
Dawn Fritz, representing
the Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in support of the bill.
Mary Parker, representing the Jefferson County School Board, testified
in support of the bill. Melissa  Mejia, representing themself, testified
in support of the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
07:39:07 PM  
Rob Friedl, representing
themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Dr. Rich Guggenheim, representing
Gays Against Groomers, testified in opposition to the bill and provided
a handout to the committee (Attachment B). Carolyn Martin, representing
the Christian Home Educators of Colorado, testified in opposition to the
bill. Joe Currin, representing Gays Against Groomers, testified in opposition
to the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
07:59:58 PM  
Scott Shamblin, representing
themself, testified in support of the bill. Z Williams, representing themself,
testified in support of the bill. Axton Juneau, representing themself,
testified in support of the bill. Stephanie Juneau, representing themself,
testified in support of the bill. The panelists responded to questions
from the committee.
08:12:26 PM  
Shannon Johnson,
representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Erin Meschke,
representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Erin Lee, representing
themself, testified in opposition to the bill. The panelists responded
to questions from the committee.
08:24:38 PM  
Robin Levisky, representing
themself, testified in support of the bill. Brynn Lemos, representing themself,
testified in support of the bill. Angel Briggs, representing themself,
testified in support of the bill. Kaiya Hughes, representing themself,
testified in support of the bill. The panelists responded to questions
from the committee.
08:47:39 PM  
Nancy Eason, representing
themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Nancy Rumfelt, representing
themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Lori Gimelshteyn, representing
the Colorado Parent Advocacy Network, testified in opposition to the bill.
Heidi Pitchforth, representing themself, testified in opposition to the
bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
09:04:37 PM  
Jackie Eubank, representing
Johnstown/Milliken Pride, testified in support of the bill. Oak Slater,
representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Zane White, representing
themself, testified in support of the bill. Autumn Brooks, representing
themself, testified in support of the bill.
09:13:26 PM  
Lydia McLaughlin,
representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Valerie Leal,
representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Vickie Quintavalle,
representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Committee members
commented on the testimony provided by the panelists.
09:27:11 PM  
Meghan Taylor, representing
Inside Out Youth Services, testified in support of the bill. Rachel Setzke,
representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Michael Neil,
representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Kathy Partridge,
representing themself, testified in support of the bill. The panelists
responded to questions from the committee.
09:40:00 PM  
Judy Pappenfuss,
representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Brittany Vessely,
representing the Colorado Catholic Conference, testified in opposition
to the bill. Elizabeth Hershberger, representing themself, testified in
opposition to the bill. Stephanie Vitale, representing themself, testified
to amend the bill. Ian Rutherford, representing themself, testified in
opposition to the bill. Kelly King, representing themself, testified in
opposition to the bill.
09:59:45 PM  
Sherronna Bishop,
representing themself, testified in a neutral position on the bill. June
Churchill, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Nadine
Bridges, representing One Colorado, testified in support of the bill. The
panelists responded to questions from the committee. Additional written
testimony was provided to the committee (Attachment C).
10:19:00 PM  
Senator Marchman
and Senator Winter explained amendment L.012 (Attachment D).


10:21:04 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.012 (Attachment D).
Moved Marchman
Seconded
Baisley No
Fields Yes
Kolker Yes
Lundeen No
Rich No
Marchman Yes
Buckner Yes
YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
10:21:06 PM  
Senator Marchman and Senator Winter made concluding remarks on the bill.


10:27:55 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1039, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Marchman
Seconded
Baisley No
Fields Yes
Kolker Yes
Lundeen No
Rich No
Marchman Yes
Buckner Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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