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H_ED_2021A 04/22/2021 01:34:53 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 04/22/2021
Attendance
Baisley X
Caraveo *
Exum X
Geitner X
Kipp X
Larson X
Michaelson Jenet X
Young X
McLachlan X
Time 01:34:53 PM to 04:45:19 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by McLachlan
This Report was prepared by Nina Forbes
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB21-013 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB21-1273 Referred to House Appropriations
HB21-1221 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

SB21-013 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

01:35:31 PM  
Representatives Froelich
and Bacon, co-sponsors, introduced Senate Bill 21-013. The bill requires
the Colorado Department of Education to develop a resource bank to address
learning loss and the prioritization of supplemental online learning recovery
programming. The sponsors also distributed informational handouts (Attachments
A and B).
01:52:19 PM  
The bill sponsors answered questions from the committee.
01:52:35 PM  
Dan Morris, representing Colorado Digital Learning Solutions, testified in support of the bill.
02:01:39 PM  
Kelly Caufield, representing Colorado Succeeds, testified in support of the bill.
02:05:28 PM  
Prateek Dutta, representing Democrats for Education Reform, testified in support of the bill.
02:05:59 PM  
Alyssa Pearson and Rhonda Haniford, representing Colorado Department of Education, were available to answer committee questions.
02:23:21 PM  
Representatives Bacon
and Froelich introduced L.003 (Attachment C) and L.004 (Attachment D) and
explained the amendments.


02:26:01 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Kipp
Seconded Michaelson Jenet
Baisley
Caraveo
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
Michaelson Jenet
Young
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:32:31 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004
Moved Michaelson Jenet
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
02:32:40 PM  
Representatives Froelich and Bacon gave closing remarks on the bill.


02:48:12 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-013, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Kipp
Baisley No
Caraveo Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Larson Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Young Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1273 - Referred to House Appropriations


02:49:05 PM  
Representative Cutter,
sponsor, introduced House Bill 21-1273. The bill requires the Colorado
Department of Education to report on the number of licensed school psychologists
employed in schools.
02:50:50 PM  
Julia Wigert, representing
Colorado Society of School Psychologists, testified in support of the bill.
02:53:54 PM  
Karolyn Tregembo, representing Colorado School Medicaid Consortium, testified in support of the bill.
02:58:15 PM  
Sacha Mittelman, representing Colorado Society of School Psychologists, testified in support of the bill.
03:05:01 PM  
Sarah Davidon, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:16:06 PM  
Representative Cutter
gave closing remarks.


03:22:54 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1273 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Kipp
Seconded Michaelson Jenet
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



HB21-1221 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:25:34 PM  
Representatives Cutter and Young, co-sponsors, introduced House Bill 21-1221. The bill specifies updates to the Colorado Department of Education’s model bullying prevention and education policy, requires school districts to incorporate the policy into their discipline code, and allows public school districts to suspend or expel students for bullying.
03:36:47 PM  
Rick Padilla, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:40:16 PM  
Barbara Coloroso, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:43:59 PM  
John Padilla, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:46:47 PM  
Logan Bradley, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:53:07 PM  
Paxton Dwyer, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:53:16 PM  
Lily Osborne, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:57:34 PM  
Maya and Todd Haynes, representing themselves, testified in support of the bill.
04:03:30 PM  
Kylie Cannon, representing Bullying Recovery Resource Center, testified in support of the bill.
04:06:51 PM  
Nina Petros, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:09:58 PM  
Thomas Ahlborg, representing Bullying Recovery Resource Center, testified in support of the bill.
04:09:59 PM  
Additional written testimony is included as Attachment E.
04:23:27 PM  
Representatives Cutter
and Young distributed L.001 and explained the amendment (Attachment F).



04:36:11 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Young
Seconded Michaelson Jenet
Baisley Yes
Caraveo Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Larson No
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Young Yes
McLachlan Yes
YES: 7   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
04:36:12 PM  
Representatives Cutter and Young gave closing remarks.


04:45:07 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1221, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Young
Seconded Geitner
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


04:45:19 PM   The committee adjourned.






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