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D4BC69269238378D872583C40072E0AC Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB19-170

SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date Mar 21, 2019      
Location SCR 352



SB19-170 - Lay Over


02:54:49 PM  
Senator Rodriguez and Senator Tate, co-sponsors,
presented Senate Bill 19-170 which concerns an inquiry into a college applicant's
nonacademic conduct prior to admission.  Senator Rodriguez distributed
a handout to the committee (Attachment F).
02:59:57 PM  

Mike Feeley, representing the Colorado State University System, spoke in opposition to the bill in its current form.

03:05:05 PM  

Jeremy Hueth, Legal Counsel for the University of Colorado, spoke in opposition to the bill in its current form.

03:07:01 PM  

Dan Satriana, representing the University of Northern Colorado, spoke in opposition to the bill in its current form.

03:10:38 PM  

The panel of witnesses answered questions from the committee.

03:22:17 PM  
The panel continued to answer questions
from the committee.  The co-sponsors distributed an additional handout
to the committee (Attachment G).
03:33:53 PM  

Jamie Ray, representing the Second Chance Center, spoke in support of the bill.

03:39:10 PM  

Majid Mohammed, representing himself, spoke in support of the bill.

03:44:27 PM  

Annie Freitas, representing Operation Restoration, spoke in support of the bill.  She distributed a handout to the commitee (Attachment H).

03:52:57 PM  
The panel of witnesses answered questions from the committee.
04:06:33 PM  
Morgan Royal, representing New Era Colorado,
spoke in support of the bill.
04:09:37 PM  
Jen Walmer, representing Democrats for Education Reform, spoke in support of the bill.
04:11:18 PM  

Jason Hopfer, representing the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), spoke about the bill. He stated that CCCS maintains a neutral position on the bill.

04:12:30 PM  

Valerie Schlecht, representing the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, spoke in support of the bill.

04:15:04 PM  

Sheri Krieger, representing Americans For Prosperity, spoke in support of the bill.

04:17:46 PM  
Jack Regenbogen, representing the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, spoke in support of the bill.
04:20:10 PM  

The committee took a brief recess.

04:33:40 PM  

The committee came back to order.

04:34:25 PM  
The committee asked the three university representatives to come back up to the table. Mr. Hueth, Mr. Feeley, and Mr. Satriana answered questions from the committee. Committee discussion ensued.
04:50:25 PM  
The panel continued to answer questions
from the committee.  Senator Todd laid the bill over for action only
to a later date.