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C7C0C7B2C1ADBC14872586DB007C7348 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-116

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date May 20, 2021      
Location Old State Library



SB21-116 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


04:40:11 PM  
Representative Benavidez
introduced Senate Bill 21-116. The bill prohibits the use of American Indian
mascots for any public school in Colorado.
04:44:53 PM  
Dan Ross, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:45:19 PM  
John Smith, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:48:56 PM  
Rory Lynch, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:57:46 PM  
Dallin Maybee, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:01:10 PM  
Donald Ragona, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Ragona also distributed
a resolution from the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council on their opposition
to the use of Native American mascots (Attachment

C).
05:05:00 PM  
Donna Chrisjohn, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:09:16 PM  
The prior panel answered questions from the committee.
05:24:46 PM  
David Finkenbinder,
representing Yuma School District, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:24:55 PM  
Demetrius Marez, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:31:21 PM  
Eunice Davidson, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:35:07 PM  
Jaxon Wall, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:35:20 PM  
Mike Woelk, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:42:25 PM  
Jacob Reed, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:46:30 PM  
Blake Mundell, representing
LamarProud, testified in support of the bill.
05:49:23 PM  
Jennifer Spires, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:53:04 PM  
Mike Catches Enemy, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:58:24 PM  
Nicholas Willis, representing Native American Guardian Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:58:28 PM  
Orly Lynch, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:04:14 PM  
Quinn Mekelburg, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:04:18 PM  
Tera Wall, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:08:54 PM  
Teresa Roubideaux, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:13:04 PM  
Tony Henson, representing Native American Guardian's Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:17:58 PM  
Lee Roubideaux, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:18:07 PM  
Jason Hopfer, representing St. Vrain Valley School District, testified to amend the bill.
06:22:00 PM  
Mr. Hopfer answered questions from the committee.
06:23:54 PM  
Chairman Melvin Baker, representing Southern Ute Indian Tribe, testified in support of the bill.
06:26:51 PM  
Rick Waters, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
06:34:01 PM  
Raven Payment, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:34:05 PM  
Stephanie Davis, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:37:55 PM  
Tami Johnson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:43:42 PM  
Tanksi Chrisjohn, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:43:43 PM  
Additional written testimony is available as Attachment D.
06:43:44 PM  
Representative Benavidez
introduced and explained amendments L.029, L.030, L.031, L.034, and L.035
(Attachments E, F, G, H, and I).


06:52:37 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.029
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Kipp
Baisley
Caraveo
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
Michaelson Jenet
Young
McLachlan Excused
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:58:49 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.030
Moved Kipp
Seconded Caraveo
Baisley No
Caraveo Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Larson No
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Young Yes
McLachlan Excused
YES: 5   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


07:01:05 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.031
Moved Kipp
Seconded Caraveo
Baisley
Caraveo
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
Michaelson Jenet
Young
McLachlan Excused
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:02:42 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.034
Moved Kipp
Seconded Caraveo
Baisley
Caraveo
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
Michaelson Jenet
Young
McLachlan Excused
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:07:26 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.035
Moved Kipp
Seconded Caraveo
Baisley Yes
Caraveo Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Larson No
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Young Yes
McLachlan Excused
YES: 6   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
07:07:42 PM  
Representative Benavidez gave closing remarks on the bill.


07:23:26 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-116, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Kipp
Seconded Caraveo
Baisley No
Caraveo Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Larson No
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Young Yes
McLachlan Excused
Final YES: 5   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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