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FAED92F20BFFD155872584340053BE64 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For REVIEW OF EXISTING COLORADO LAW ON SCHOOL SAFETY AND REQUESTED SCHOOL SAFETY-RELATED RESEARCH

INTERIM COMMITTEE  SCHOOL SAFETY COMMITTEE
Date Jul 11, 2019      
Location Old State Library



Review of Existing Colorado Law on School Safety and Requested School Safety-Related Research - Committee Discussion Only

09:14:58 AM  

Elizabeth Burger, Jessika Shipley, and Aaron Carpenter, Legislative Council Staff, discussed the day's agenda and the committee charge, schedule, and bill limits (Attachment A). Ms. Burger addressed questions from the committee about bill sponsorship.

09:18:46 AM  

Committee members received a binder of information. Ms. Shipley discussed K-12 school shooting incidents in Colorado since 1977 using a map and data tables (Attachment B). Ms. Shipley and Ms. Burger responded to committee questions. Ms. Shipley next discussed school-safety legislation passed since the Columbine incident in 1999 (Attachment C). Ms. Shipley responded to committee questions about reports filed by school resource officers and building safety assessments.

09:27:05 AM  
Ms. Shipley continued to present on school safety-related legislation. Ms. Shipley responded to questions about the School Security Disbursement Program and the Claire Davis School Safety Act. She also responded to a question about limitations on sharing information when a student transfers to a new school.
09:35:25 AM  

Mr. Carpenter presented on school safety and mental health legislation in other states (Attachment D). The committee discussed mandatory reporting requirements. Mr. Carpenter responded to committee questions.

09:50:42 AM  

Ms. Burger presented on the relative safety of schools now as compared to when the Columbine incident occurred in 1999 (Attachment E). Ms. Shipley presented on youth suicide rates and gun violence in Colorado. Members of the committee commented on the presentations.

10:01:50 AM  

Mr. Carpenter discussed all of the public comment received through the day before the hearing (Attachment F). Representative Michaelson-Jenet discussed the design of the comment form. Ms. Burger discussed future updates about public comment that will be provided to the committee. Mr. Carpenter responded to a question from the committee.

10:07:29 AM  
Colleen Brooks, Senior Policy Specialist, National Conference of State Legislatures, came to the table to answer questions from the committee.
10:10:56 AM  
Ms. Burger summarized a list of additional research requested by committee members.






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