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67E265CADA6942938725868F00624F8C Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1161

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date Mar 5, 2021      
Location Old State Library



HB21-1161 - Referred to House Appropriations


10:53:55 AM  
Representatives Sirota
and McLachlan, co-sponsors, introduced House Bill 21-1161.  The bill
pauses certain K-12 state assessments and accountability measures for the
2020-21 school year.
 
10:54:17 AM  
The sponsors answered questions from the committee.
11:05:12 AM  
Evie Hudak, representing
the Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified to amend the bill.
11:11:11 AM  
Stephanie Perez-Carrillo,
representing Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in a neutral position
on the bill.
11:14:20 AM  
Lynn Seto, representing
herself, testified to amend the bill.
11:17:25 AM  
Jackie Kapushion,
representing St. Vrain Valley School District, testified in opposition
to the bill.
11:21:36 AM  
Monica Johnson, representing
Colorado Association of School Executives, testified in support of the
bill.
11:27:58 AM  
Bill Dallas, representing
Colorado Association of School Executives, testified in support of the
bill.
11:30:26 AM  
Laura Martinez, representing
Coloradans For the Common Good, testified in support of the bill.
11:33:32 AM  
Nara Altmann, representing
herself, testified in support of the bill.
11:38:13 AM  
Sed Keller, representing
Colorado Association of School Executives, testified in support of the
bill.
11:41:32 AM  
Jill Lliteras, representing
Colorado Association of School Executives, testified in support of the
bill.
11:47:42 AM  
Angela Anderson,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
11:49:36 AM  
Mark Bartlett, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill.
11:52:56 AM  
Jason Koenig, representing
Colorado Association of School Executives, testified in support of the
bill.
11:58:38 AM  
Angela Bird, representing
herself, testified in support of the bill.
11:59:15 AM  
Anne Guettler, representing
Garfield School District No. Re-2, testified in support of the bill.

12:02:38 PM  
Fran Groff-Gonzales,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
12:07:28 PM  
Deborah Figueroa,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
12:11:48 PM  
Angelina Sierra-Sandoval,
representing Colorado League of Charter Schools, testified in support of
the bill.
12:16:15 PM  
Chris Gibbons, representing
STRIVE Prep, testified in support of the bill.
12:23:23 PM  
Morgan Fritzler,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
12:28:08 PM  
Lori Goldstein, representing
herself, testified in support of the bill.
12:32:40 PM  
Lucy Squire, representing
herself and the American Federation of Teachers Colorado, testified in
support of the bill.
12:33:30 PM  
Kelly  Caufield,
representing Colorado Succeeds, testified in support of the bill.
12:36:23 PM  
Stephen Fusco, representing A+ Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
12:41:45 PM  
Nicholas Martinez,
representing Transform Education Now, testified in support of the bill.
12:49:46 PM  
Prateek Dutta, representing
Democrats for Education Reform and Education Reform Now, testified in support
of the bill.
12:49:50 PM  
John Johnson, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill.
12:58:52 PM  
Margaret Bobb, representing
herself, testified in support of the bill.
01:03:55 PM  
Michael Reed, representing
Coloradans For the Common Good, testified in support of the bill.
01:04:00 PM  
Pam Swanson, Superintendent
of Westminster Public Schools, testified in support of the bill.
01:09:57 PM  
Kallie Leyba, representing
American Federation of Teachers Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
01:14:59 PM  
Amie Baca-Oehlert, representing Colorado Education Association, testified in support of the bill.
01:18:06 PM  
Bret Miles, representing
Colorado Association of School Executives, testified in support of the
bill.
01:26:44 PM  
Cheri Wrench, representing
Colorado Association of School Boards, testified in support of the bill.
01:29:30 PM  
Lorrie Shepard, representing
herself, testified in support of the bill.
01:29:31 PM  
Additional written
testimony submitted can be found as Attachment A.
01:29:36 PM  
Representatives Sirota and McLachlan gave closing remarks.


01:49:28 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1161 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved McLachlan
Seconded Larson
Bacon Yes
Baisley No
Caraveo Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Larson Yes
Young Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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