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H_ED_2021A 05/20/2021 03:47:10 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 05/20/2021
Attendance
Baisley X
Caraveo X
Exum X
Geitner X
Kipp X
Larson X
Michaelson Jenet X
Young X
McLachlan E
Time 03:47:10 PM to 08:10:13 PM
Place Old State Library
This Meeting was called to order by McLachlan
This Report was prepared by Nina Forbes
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB21-202 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB21-029 Referred to House Appropriations
SB21-116 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB21-185 Amended, referred to House Appropriations

SB21-202 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


03:47:19 PM  
Representatives Larson
and Sirota introduced Senate Bill 21-202. The bill transfers $10.0 million
from the General Fund for the Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) capital
construction program and appropriates the funds for air quality improvement
grants in the current FY 2020-21 and potentially in FY 2021-22.
03:49:38 PM  
George Welsh, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:51:36 PM  
Brenda Krage, representing Fremont Re2 School District, testified in support of the bill.
03:58:15 PM  
Douglas Bissonette, representing Elizabeth School District, testified in support of the bill.
03:58:16 PM  
Additional written testimony is available as Attachment A.
03:58:17 PM  
Representatives Sirota
and Larson introduced and explained amendment L.001 (Attachment B).


04:03:47 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Larson
Seconded Caraveo
Baisley
Caraveo
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
Michaelson Jenet
Young
McLachlan Excused
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:03:58 PM  
Representatives Sirota and Larson gave closing remarks on the bill.


04:09:07 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-202, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Larson
Seconded Geitner
Baisley Yes
Caraveo Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Larson Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Young Yes
McLachlan Excused
Final YES: 8   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-029 - Referred to House Appropriations

04:09:15 PM  
Speaker Garnett and
Representative Benavidez introduced Senate Bill 21-029. The bill requires
that institutions of higher education adopt policies to charge resident
tuition to Native American students whose tribes have historical ties to
Colorado.
04:19:17 PM  
Benny Shendo, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:24:41 PM  
Colleen Walker, representing Auraria Higher Education Center, testified in support of the bill.
04:28:15 PM  
Marta Loachamin, representing Boulder County, testified in support of the bill.
04:31:12 PM  
Andy Cowell, representing University of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:34:45 PM  
Representative Benavidez gave closing remarks on the bill.


04:39:15 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-029 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Kipp
Seconded Exum
Baisley Yes
Caraveo Excused
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Larson Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Young Yes
McLachlan Excused
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-116 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


04:40:11 PM  
Representative Benavidez
introduced Senate Bill 21-116. The bill prohibits the use of American Indian
mascots for any public school in Colorado.
04:44:53 PM  
Dan Ross, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:45:19 PM  
John Smith, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:48:56 PM  
Rory Lynch, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:57:46 PM  
Dallin Maybee, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:01:10 PM  
Donald Ragona, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Ragona also distributed
a resolution from the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council on their opposition
to the use of Native American mascots (Attachment

C).
05:05:00 PM  
Donna Chrisjohn, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:09:16 PM  
The prior panel answered questions from the committee.
05:24:46 PM  
David Finkenbinder,
representing Yuma School District, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:24:55 PM  
Demetrius Marez, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:31:21 PM  
Eunice Davidson, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:35:07 PM  
Jaxon Wall, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:35:20 PM  
Mike Woelk, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:42:25 PM  
Jacob Reed, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:46:30 PM  
Blake Mundell, representing
LamarProud, testified in support of the bill.
05:49:23 PM  
Jennifer Spires, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:53:04 PM  
Mike Catches Enemy, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:58:24 PM  
Nicholas Willis, representing Native American Guardian Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:58:28 PM  
Orly Lynch, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:04:14 PM  
Quinn Mekelburg, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:04:18 PM  
Tera Wall, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:08:54 PM  
Teresa Roubideaux, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:13:04 PM  
Tony Henson, representing Native American Guardian's Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:17:58 PM  
Lee Roubideaux, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:18:07 PM  
Jason Hopfer, representing St. Vrain Valley School District, testified to amend the bill.
06:22:00 PM  
Mr. Hopfer answered questions from the committee.
06:23:54 PM  
Chairman Melvin Baker, representing Southern Ute Indian Tribe, testified in support of the bill.
06:26:51 PM  
Rick Waters, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
06:34:01 PM  
Raven Payment, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:34:05 PM  
Stephanie Davis, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:37:55 PM  
Tami Johnson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:43:42 PM  
Tanksi Chrisjohn, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:43:43 PM  
Additional written testimony is available as Attachment D.
06:43:44 PM  
Representative Benavidez
introduced and explained amendments L.029, L.030, L.031, L.034, and L.035
(Attachments E, F, G, H, and I).


06:52:37 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.029
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Kipp
Baisley
Caraveo
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
Michaelson Jenet
Young
McLachlan Excused
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:58:49 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.030
Moved Kipp
Seconded Caraveo
Baisley No
Caraveo Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Larson No
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Young Yes
McLachlan Excused
YES: 5   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


07:01:05 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.031
Moved Kipp
Seconded Caraveo
Baisley
Caraveo
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
Michaelson Jenet
Young
McLachlan Excused
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:02:42 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.034
Moved Kipp
Seconded Caraveo
Baisley
Caraveo
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
Michaelson Jenet
Young
McLachlan Excused
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:07:26 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.035
Moved Kipp
Seconded Caraveo
Baisley Yes
Caraveo Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Larson No
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Young Yes
McLachlan Excused
YES: 6   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
07:07:42 PM  
Representative Benavidez gave closing remarks on the bill.


07:23:26 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-116, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Kipp
Seconded Caraveo
Baisley No
Caraveo Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Larson No
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Young Yes
McLachlan Excused
Final YES: 5   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-185 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

07:23:33 PM  
Representative McCluskie
introduced Senate Bill 21-185. The bill requires promotion of existing
programs and creates two new state programs to support students entering
the teaching profession. Representative McCluskie also distributed a fact
sheet on the bill (Attachment J).
07:38:58 PM  
The sponsor answered questions from the committee.
07:39:09 PM  
Nate Golich, representing Colorado Education Association, testified in support of the bill.
07:45:26 PM  
Frank Reeves, representing
East Grand School District and the Colorado Rural Alliance, testified in
support of the bill.
07:50:16 PM  
Kelly Caufield, representing Colorado Succeeds, testified in support of the bill.
07:50:22 PM  
Sue Sava, representing
the Public Education Business Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
07:53:09 PM  
Terry Friedrichs, representing Black Educators Network, testified in support of the bill.
07:53:10 PM  
Additional written
testimony is available as Attachment K.
07:53:11 PM  
Representative McCluskie
introduced and explained amendment L.010 (Attachment L).


08:01:20 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010
Moved Kipp
Seconded Exum
Baisley No
Caraveo Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Larson Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Young Yes
McLachlan Excused
YES: 7   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
08:01:21 PM  
Representative McCluskie gave closing remarks on the bill.


08:10:00 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-185, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Kipp
Seconded Exum
Baisley Yes
Caraveo Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Larson No
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Young Yes
McLachlan Excused
Final YES: 7   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


08:10:13 PM   The committee adjourned.






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