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S_ED_2019A 04/10/2019 10:21:49 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 04/10/2019
Attendance
Bridges X
Hill X
Lundeen X
Story X
Todd X
Time 10:21:49 AM to 12:58:28 PM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Todd
This Report was prepared by Rachel Kurtz-Phelan
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB19-216 Lay Over
SB19-199 Lay Over

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call

SB19-216 - Lay Over


10:21:56 AM  

Senator Bridges, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-216, which concerns incentives for local education providers to provide innovative learning opportunities for high school students.  Senator Bridges answered questions from the committee and distributed amendment L.001 (Attachment A).

10:25:49 AM  

The following people testified on the bill:

10:27:48 AM  

Kelly Caufield, representing Colorado Succeeds, spoke in support of the bill.

10:32:54 AM  

Sean Vanbershot, representing Colorado Succeeds, spoke in support of the bill.

10:33:22 AM  

Griff Wirth, representing himself as a former principal, spoke in support of the bill.

10:39:10 AM  

Lorena Zimmer, representing the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, spoke in support of the bill.

10:41:32 AM  

The sponsor and panel of witnesses answered questions from the committee.

10:53:30 AM  

The panel continued to answer questions from the committee.

10:59:25 AM  

Senator Todd laid the bill over until a later date.



SB19-199 - Lay Over

11:00:25 AM  

Senator Todd and Senator Rankin, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-199, which concerns measures to support effective implementation of the "Colorado Reading to Ensure Academic Development Act" (READ Act) for all students who receive services pursuant to READ plans.  The co-sponsors provided opening comments on the bill and distributed amendment L.003 (Attachment B).

11:08:42 AM  

The co-sponsors continued to provide opening comments on the bill.

11:14:43 AM  

The following people testified on the bill:

11:14:51 AM  

Amy Pitlik, representing Stand for Children, spoke in support of the bill as amended by L.003.

11:20:01 AM  

Dr. Lisa Escarcega, Executive Director of the Colorado Association of School Executives, spoke in support of the bill.

11:23:19 AM  

Tamara Acevedo, representing Denver Public Schools, spoke in support of the bill.

11:28:12 AM  

The panel of witnesses answered questions from the committee. The co-sponsors distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment C).

11:49:42 AM  

Kevin Vick, representing the Colorado Education Association (CEA), spoke in support of the bill as amended.  Mr. Vick answered questions from the committee.

11:57:52 AM  

The co-sponsors distributed three additional amendments to the committee: L.004, L.005, and L.006 (Attachments D, E, and F).

11:58:37 AM  

Jennifer Mello, representing the State Board of Education, read a written statement provided by Dr. Angelika Schroeder in support of the bill.

12:02:35 PM  

Amy Dubronyi, representing Colorado Kids Identified with Dyslexia (COKID), spoke in support of the bill.

12:05:51 PM  

Sue Hirsch, representing herself, spoke in opposition to the bill.  

12:12:31 PM  

Nate Golich, representing the Colorado Education Association, read written statements provided by teachers Jennifer McCommon and Colby Ricci, in to the record.  The statements (Attachments G and H) were provided in support of the bill if amended.

12:18:10 PM  

Karin Johnson, representing CO KID, spoke about the bill.

12:21:48 PM  

Cali Nichols, representing CO KID, spoke about the bill.

12:25:37 PM  

The panel of witnesses answered questions from the committee.

12:26:13 PM  

Leslie Colwell, representing the Colorado Children's Campaign, spoke in support of the bill if amended.

12:29:47 PM  

Kelly Caufield, representing Colorado Succeeds, spoke in support of the bill if amended.

12:31:56 PM  

The panel and co-sponsors answered questions from the committee.



12:43:45 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Todd
Seconded
Bridges
Hill
Lundeen
Story
Todd
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


12:43:56 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004
Moved Todd
Seconded
Bridges
Hill
Lundeen
Story
Todd
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


12:44:08 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005
Moved Todd
Seconded
Bridges
Hill
Lundeen
Story
Todd
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


12:44:31 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006
Moved Todd
Seconded
Bridges
Hill
Lundeen
Story
Todd
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
12:44:32 PM  

The co-sponsors answered questions from the committee. Committee discussion ensued.

12:48:39 PM  

The committee continued to discuss the bill. The co-sponsors provided closing comments on the bill.

12:55:23 PM  

The bill was laid over for action only to a later date.


12:58:28 PM   The committee adjourned.