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CACA939577C1742087258AC4007F5950 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB24-1039

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date Feb 15, 2024      
Location HCR 0107



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


04:22:09 PM  
Reps. Vigil and Titone introduced House Bill 24-1039. The bill deems a school’s refusal to use a student’s preferred name as a form of discrimination and establishes a task force in the Colorado Department of Education to provide guidance for school districts. The sponsors responded to several committee questions.
04:23:25 PM  
Written testimony may be found in Attachment H.
04:34:38 PM  
Ms. Elizabeth Williams, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Autumn Matisek, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Lara Matisek, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Dawn Fritz, representing the Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in support of the bill.
04:39:18 PM  
Ms. Marla Fernandez-Benavides, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Dr. Rich Guggenheim, representing Gays Against Groomers, testified in opposition to the bill. Joseph Currin, representing Gays Against Groomers, testified in opposition to the bill. Valerie Leal, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Shannon Johnson, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Jeff Brosius, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:12:26 PM  
Mx. Z Williams, representing
Bread and Roses Legal Center, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Axton
Juneau, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Theo
Martin, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Keeley
Griego, representing Inside Out Youth Services, testified in support of
the bill.Mx. Leigh Schmidt, representing themself, testified in support
of the bill. Ms. Meghan Taylor, representing themself, testified in support
of the bill.
05:26:55 PM  
Ms. Sarah Hunt, representing the Charter Advocacy Coalition, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Lori Gimelshteyn, representing the Colorado Parent Advocacy Network, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Jarvis Caldwell, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Rob Friedl, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Kashia Davis, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Stephanie Vitale, representing themself, testified to amend the bill.
05:45:56 PM  
Robin Levisky, representing
themself, testified in support of the bill. Stephanie Mijo, representing
the Colorado School Counselor Association, testified in support of the
bill. August Tribble, representing themself, testified in support of the
bill. Elliott Weil, representing themself, testified in support of the
bill.  Mx. Kay, representing themself, testified in support of the
bill. Zain White, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
 Ms. Pasha Ripley, representing Parasol Patrol, testified in support
of the bill.
05:56:35 PM  
Mr. Joel Greenberg, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Vanessa Wilcox, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Steven Haden, representing Envision You, testified in support of the bill. Mx. Sam Charney, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
06:16:17 PM  
Amanda Monk, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Achtonn Monk, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Jacquelyn Monk, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Brett Dayberry, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Judy Papenfuss, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Steve Papenfuss, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:28:53 PM  
Mark McLaughlin,
representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Aimee Jamison,
representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Chris Crider,
representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Donna LaBelle,
representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Ian Rutherford,
representing American Solidarity Party, testified in opposition to the
bill. Erin Meschke, representing themself, testified in opposition to the
bill.
06:38:18 PM  
Ms. Lindsay Datko, representing themself, testified to amend the bill. Ms. Elizabeth Armstrong, representing themself, testified to amend the bill. Ms. Jennifer Iversen, representing themself, testified to amend the bill. Ms. Deanna Giles, representing themself, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
06:57:01 PM  
Steve McKenna, representing
themself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Bill Glover, representing
themself, testified in opposition to the bill.
07:00:24 PM  
Nadine Bridges, representing One Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Anaya Robinson, representing ACLU of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Cayenne Wilcox, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Ethan Anderson, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Patricia Hines, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Benji Archer, representing Out Boulder County, testified in support of the bill.


07:22:24 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment I)
Moved Hamrick
Seconded Martinez
Bacon
Bradfield
Hamrick
Hartsook
Lukens
Pugliese
Story
Wilson
Young
Martinez
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:22:36 PM  
The sponsors gave some closing remarks.
07:38:34 PM  
The committee made some closing remarks.


07:52:52 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1039, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Martinez
Seconded Story
Bacon Yes
Bradfield No
Hamrick Yes
Hartsook No
Lukens Yes
Pugliese No
Story Yes
Wilson No
Young Yes
Martinez Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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