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FDDDB68F3989A42F872583A100751A0D Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1017

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date Feb 14, 2019      
Location HCR 0107



HB19-1017 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


02:19:10 PM  

Representative Michaelson Jenet, sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1017, concerning kindergarten through fifth grade emotional and social health. The bill creates the School Social Worker Pilot Program in the Colorado Department of Education (CDE).  The program places additional school social workers in the elementary schools of a school district that has high poverty and high needs students, with the intent of reducing the social, emotional, and behavioral issues, adverse childhood experiences, disciplinary referrals, delinquency, truancy, and incidences of self harm.  Representative Michaelson Jenet distributed Amendment L.001, which strikes everything below the enacting clause (Attachment B).

02:40:54 PM  
Representative Michaelson Jenet responded to questions from the committee regarding projects in other states and questions about the model.
02:45:25 PM  
Josh Abram, Legislative Council Staff, answered committee questions about how Amendment L.001 would affect the fiscal impact of the bill. Representative Michaelson Jenet continued to respond to questions about the pilot project and the bill.
03:05:49 PM  
The following people testified remotely from Ft. Lewis College:
03:06:16 PM  

Kate Niles, National Association of Social Workers, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Niles responded to committee questions.

03:12:10 PM  
Erica McCalden, San Juan BOCES, testified in support of the bill.
03:18:06 PM  
The following people testified in person on the bill:
03:20:26 PM  
Joanna Ioannides, National Association of Social Workers, testified in support of the bill.
03:24:12 PM  
Sara Brown, Adams 12 Five Star Schools, testified in support of the bill.
03:27:11 PM  
Felicidad Fraser, National Association of Social Workers, testified in support of the bill.
03:30:13 PM  
Quixe Smith, Adams 12 Five Stars Schools, testified in support of the bill.
03:33:35 PM  
The above panel responded to questions from the committee.
03:36:19 PM  
Cam Short Camilli, Colorado School Social Work Association and National Social Workers Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:41:00 PM  
Dr. Darlene Sampson, Association of Black Social Workers, testified in support of the bill.
03:44:20 PM  
Jenny Bender, Colorado Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), testified in support of the bill.
03:47:30 PM  

Dana Walters, CASA, testified in support of the bill.

03:50:36 PM  

Monica Johnson, East Central BOCES, testified in support of the bill.

03:54:53 PM  
Carmen Garcia, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:00:39 PM  

Jennifer Quintanna, Colorado School Counselor Association, testified in support of the bill and distributed infomration about the School Behavioral Health Services Framework (Attachment C) and information about counselors, social workers, and school psychologists (Attachment D).

04:05:33 PM  
The panel of Ms. Quintanna, Ms. Garica, and Ms. Johnson responded to questions from the committee.
04:20:52 PM  
Kayla Tibbals, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:24:24 PM  
Lauren Ross, Cherry Creek School District, testified in support of the bill.
04:27:50 PM  
Kim Wright, Boulder Valley School District, testified in support of the bill.
04:32:56 PM  
Evie Hudak, representing the Colorado Parent
Teacher Association, spoke in support of the bill.
04:35:31 PM  

The above panel of witnesses answered questions from the committee.

04:38:29 PM  
Sarah Barnes, Colorado Children's Campaign, spoke in support of the bill.
04:42:15 PM  

Nate Golich, Colorado Education Association, testified in support of the bill.

04:42:35 PM  
Becky Zal-Sanchez, National Association of Social Workers, testified in support of the bill.
04:45:24 PM  
Dr. Marian Bussey, National Association of Social Workers, testified in support of the bill.
04:48:58 PM  
The panel of Ms. Barnes, Mr. Golich, Ms. Zal-Sanchez, and Dr. Bussey responded to committee questions.
04:53:02 PM  
Jessie Caggiano, Colorado School Social Workers Association, testified in support of the bill.
04:55:56 PM  
Mollie Martin, Cherry Creek School District, testified in support of the bill.
04:59:34 PM  
Liz Davis, National Association of Social Workers, testified in support of the bill.
05:02:55 PM  
Nathan Moore, representing himself, provided testimony on the bill.
05:06:38 PM  
Representative Michaelson Jenet responded to questions regarding the bill.


05:09:10 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Exum
Baisley
Buckner
Catlin
Coleman
Cutter
Exum
Geitner
Larson
McCluskie
Michaelson Jenet
Wilson
Buentello
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:09:15 PM  
Representative Michaelson Jenet made concluding comments on the bill and committee discussion ensued.


05:27:47 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1017, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Cutter
Baisley No
Buckner Yes
Catlin No
Coleman Excused
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner No
Larson No
McCluskie Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Wilson No
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 5   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS