H_ED_2021A 05/13/2021 02:25:36 PM Committee Summary PUBLICSTAFF SUMMARY OF MEETINGHOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION Date 05/13/2021 Attendance Baisley X Caraveo X Geitner X Kipp X Larson X Lontine X Michaelson Jenet * Young X McLachlan X Time 02:25:36 PM to 05:38:21 PM Place Old State Library This Meeting was called to order by McLachlan This Report was prepared by Nina Forbes Hearing Items Action Taken hHB21-1304 Amended, referred to House Appropriations hSB21-172 Lay Over hHB21-1295 Lay Over HB21-1304 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations Attachment Tag File Name Attachment http://www2.leg.state.co.us/CLICS/CLICS2021A/commsumm.nsf/0/A632845715F7...$File/210513 AttachA.pdf?OpenElement 210513 AttachA.pdf Attachment http://www2.leg.state.co.us/CLICS/CLICS2021A/commsumm.nsf/0/E556E72A2BBA...$File/210513 AttachB.pdf?OpenElement 210513 AttachB.pdf 02:25:55 PM Speaker Garnett and Representative Sirota and introduced House Bill 21-1304. The bill creates the new Department of Early Childhood and establishes a transition working group and advisory group to adopt a transition plan for the new department as well as recommendations for a statewide, voluntary preschool program. 02:44:41 PM Lisa Humberd, representing Consortium of Directors of Special Education, testified to amend the bill. 02:44:55 PM Gini Pingenot, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in a neutral position on the bill. 02:48:44 PM Anna-Jo Haynes, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. 02:53:42 PM Diana Herrera, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. 02:58:46 PM Lorena Garcia, representing Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition, testified in support of the bill. 03:02:01 PM Jeanne McQueeney, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. 03:09:16 PM George Welsh, representing Canon City Schools, testified in support of the bill. 03:12:39 PM Adeeb Khan, representing Delta Dental of Colorado, Colorado Succeeds, Executives Partnering to Invest in Children, and the Early Childhood Leadership Commission, testified in support of the bill. 03:16:05 PM Melissa Colsman, representing Colorado Department of Education, was available to answer committee questions. 03:19:54 PM Mary Alice Cohen, representing the Colorado Department of Human Services and the Colorado Office of Early Childhood, was available to answer questions. 03:19:55 PM Additional written testimony is available as Attachment A. 03:19:57 PM Speaker Garnett and Representative Sirota introduced and explained amendment L.001 (Attachment B). 03:24:09 PM Motion Adopt amendment L.001 Moved Kipp Seconded Larson Baisley Caraveo Geitner Kipp Larson Lontine Michaelson Jenet Young McLachlan YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection 03:24:11 PM Speaker Garnett and Representative Sirota gave closing remarks on the bill. 03:32:58 PM Motion Refer House Bill 21-1304, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. Moved Kipp Seconded Larson Baisley No Caraveo Yes Geitner No Kipp Yes Larson Yes Lontine Yes Michaelson Jenet Yes Young Yes McLachlan Yes Final YES: 7 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS SB21-172 - Lay Over 03:33:12 PM Representatives Ortiz and Gonzales-Gutierrez, co-sponsors, introduced Senate Bill 21-172. The bill creates the Educator Pay Raise Cash Fund. 03:50:01 PM The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee. 04:02:10 PM Robert Mitchell and Emma McCann, representing Rural Education, testified in support of the bill. 04:06:29 PM Amie Baca-Oehlert, representing the Colorado Education Association, testified in support of the bill. 04:09:47 PM Lara Center, representing Jeffco Education Support Professionals Association (JESPA), testified in support of the bill. 04:13:31 PM Daniel Pollert, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. 04:16:49 PM The bill sponsors requested that the bill be laid over for action only at a later date. HB21-1295 - Lay Over 04:37:34 PM The chair laid over House Bill 21-1295 to a later date. 05:38:21 PM The committee adjourned.