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h_ed_2016a_2016-04-25t13:34:50z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/25/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1446



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The motion p

Refer House Bill 16-1446, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS





01:36 PM



Representative Pettersen, chair, welcomed the committee and audience. Representative Hamner, sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1446, which allows school districts to give Reading to Ensure Academic Development (READ) Act assessments in English or in Spanish. Representative Hamner responded to questions from the committee.





01:42 PM



The following people testified:



01:43 PM --
Christina Medina, representing the Colorado Education Association, spoke in support of the bill.



01:44 PM --
Charlotte Mendez, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill.





01:46 PM



The preceding two witnesses responded to questions from the committee.



01:53 PM --
Susana Cordova, Superintendent of Denver Public Schools, spoke in support of the bill.



01:57 PM --
Christine Muldoon, Director of English Language Acquisition for Denver Public Schools, spoke in support of the bill.





02:00 PM



The preceding two witnesses responded to questions from the committee.



02:25 PM --
Jorge Garcia, representing the Colorado Association for Bilingual Education, spoke in support of the bill. Mr. Garcia responded to questions from the committee.



02:34 PM --
Jeannie Frickey Saito, representing Stand for Children Colorado, spoke in support of the bill.



02:38 PM --
Jen Walmer, representing Democrats for Education Reform, spoke in support of the bill. Ms. Walmer responded to questions from the committee.



02:46 PM --
Leslie Colwell, representing the Colorado Children's Campaign, spoke in support of the bill. Ms. Colwell responded to questions from the committee.



02:53 PM --
Val Flores, representing herself, spoke in opposition to the bill. Ms. Flores responded to questions from the committee.





03:03 PM



No further witnesses being present, Representative Pettersen closed public testimony. Representative Hamner spoke about the provisions of Amendment L.001 (Attachment A).



16HouseEd0425AttachA.pdf16HouseEd0425AttachA.pdf

BILL: HB16-1446
TIME: 03:04:18 PM
MOVED: Lee
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Garnett
VOTE
Buckner
Fields
Garnett
Lundeen
Moreno
Excused
Priola
Wilson
Windholz
Wist
Lee
Pettersen
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





03:05 PM



Committee discussion ensued.

BILL: HB16-1446
TIME: 03:05:40 PM
MOVED: Lee
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1446, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 10-1.
SECONDED: Fields
VOTE
Buckner
Yes
Fields
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Lundeen
No
Moreno
Yes
Priola
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Windholz
Yes
Wist
Yes
Lee
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Final YES: 10 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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