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H_ED_2021A 04/15/2021 02:05:32 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 04/15/2021
Attendance
Baisley X
Caraveo X
Exum X
Geitner *
Kipp X
Larson X
Michaelson Jenet X
Young X
McLachlan X
Time 02:05:32 PM to 03:51:56 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by McLachlan
This Report was prepared by Nina Forbes
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB21-179 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB21-058 Referred to House Appropriations
HB21-1059 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB21-1029 Postponed Indefinitely

SB21-179 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:05:49 PM  
Representatives Kipp
and Lynch, co-sponsors, introduced Senate Bill 21-179. The bill amends
the composition of the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative board.
The co-sponsors also distributed a fact sheet and letter of support from
the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative Advisory Board (Attachment
A).  
02:06:49 PM  
Angie Paccione, representing Colorado Department of Higher Education, testified in support of the bill.
02:13:18 PM  
Lisanne McNew, representing
Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Advisory Board, testified in support of
the bill.
02:13:25 PM  
Ryan Barone, representing
Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Advisory Board, testified in support of
the bill.
02:18:21 PM  
Lee Wheeler-Berliner,
representing Colorado Workforce Development Council, testified in support
of the bill.
02:20:57 PM  
Shelley Banker, representing Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative Advisory Board, was available to answer questions about the bill.
02:23:14 PM  
Representatives Kipp and Lynch gave closing remarks on the bill.


02:25:24 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-179 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Kipp
Seconded Exum
Baisley Yes
Caraveo Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Larson Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Young Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-058 - Referred to House Appropriations


02:26:31 PM  
Representatives Larson
and Woodrow, co-sponsors, introduced Senate Bill 21-058. The bill authorizes
a school district, Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), institution
of higher education, the State Charter School Institute, or a non-public
school to create an alternative principal program.
02:27:47 PM  
Dale McCall, representing
the Colorado BOCES Association, testified in support of the bill.
02:30:28 PM  
Mark Rangel, representing Centennial BOCES, testified in support of the bill.
02:33:44 PM  
Mike Bowers, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:37:00 PM  
Brandon Roe, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:39:09 PM  

Benjamin Waters, representing Stand for Children Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

02:42:52 PM  
Representatives Woodrow and Larson gave closing remarks on the bill.


02:46:42 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-058 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Larson
Seconded Kipp
Baisley Yes
Caraveo Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Larson Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Young Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1059 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

02:46:42 PM  
The committee resumed
the hearing for House Bill 21-1059, which establishes  limitations
on and student protections for online instruction by school districts and
charter schools. The bill was initially heard in committee on March 18,
during which time the bill sponsors introduced the bill and the committee
heard public testimony.
02:46:44 PM  
Representatives Geitner
and Bradfield, co-sponsors, introduced and explained amendments L.011 (Attachment
B), L.002 (Attachment C), L.008 (Attachment D), L.004 (Attachment E), and
L.012 (Attachment F).


02:49:21 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.011
Moved Geitner
Seconded Kipp
Baisley
Caraveo
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
Michaelson Jenet
Young
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:50:30 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Geitner
Seconded Kipp
Baisley
Caraveo
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
Michaelson Jenet
Young
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:51:44 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008
Moved Geitner
Seconded Kipp
Baisley
Caraveo
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
Michaelson Jenet
Young
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:53:19 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004
Moved Geitner
Seconded Kipp
Baisley
Caraveo
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
Michaelson Jenet
Young
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:55:13 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.012
Moved Geitner
Seconded Kipp
Baisley
Caraveo
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
Michaelson Jenet
Young
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:55:14 PM  
Representatives Geitner and Bradfield gave closing remarks on the bill.


02:59:01 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1059, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Geitner
Seconded Kipp
Baisley Yes
Caraveo Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Larson Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Young Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1029 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:59:10 PM  
Representative Geitner,
sponsor, introduced House Bill 21-1029. The bill allows a local education
provider to use early literacy per pupil intervention funding to purchase
a core reading instructional program that is not on the current list of
approved programs.
03:01:25 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.
03:13:28 PM  
Claire Bresnahan, representing Stand for Children, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:17:21 PM  
Krista Spurgin, representing Stand for Children, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:20:44 PM  
Karin Johnson, representing
Colorado Kids Identified with Dyslexia, testified in opposition to the
bill.
03:20:45 PM  
Additional written testimony is included as Attachment G.
03:20:46 PM  
Representative Geitner
distributed and explained amendment L.003 (Attachment H).


03:28:06 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Geitner
Seconded Kipp
Baisley
Caraveo
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
Michaelson Jenet
Young
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:28:07 PM  
Representative Geitner gave closing remarks on the bill.
03:35:46 PM  
Julie Pelegrin, Office of Legislative Legal Services, answered questions from the committee on the bill.


03:51:07 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1029, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Geitner
Seconded Baisley
Baisley Yes
Caraveo No
Exum No
Geitner Yes
Kipp No
Larson Yes
Michaelson Jenet No
Young No
McLachlan No
YES: 3   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


03:51:32 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 21-1029 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Young
Seconded Kipp
Baisley No
Caraveo Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Larson No
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Young Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:51:56 PM   The committee adjourned.






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