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7EFF521576B9F59F872586D40073BFF4 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-268

SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date May 13, 2021      
Location SCR 357



SB21-268 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

03:04:32 PM  
Senator Zenzinger
and Senator Lundeen, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 21-268, which concerns
the financing of public schools.  The co-sponsors explained several
portions of the bill and distributed amendments L.003 and L.006 (Attachments
C and D) and a handout prepared by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment
E).
03:13:58 PM  
The co-sponsors continued
reviewing the bill.
03:36:42 PM  
Benjamin Waters, representing the Opportunity Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
03:39:00 PM  
Jessica Krichbaum, representing the Denver Green School and Innovation Zones, testified in support of the bill.
03:42:16 PM  
Frank Coyne, representing the Denver Green School and Innovation Zones, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Coyne answered questions from the committee.
03:46:19 PM  
Cheri Wrench, Executive Director of the Colorado Association of School Boards, testified in support of the bill.
03:51:04 PM  
Karen Smith Slater, representing the Colorado School Counselor Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:55:08 PM  
Nadia Saldana-Spiegle, representing the Beacon Network Schools and Innovation Schools, testified in support of the bill.
03:57:57 PM  
Reverend Vernon Jones Jr., representing the Northeast Denver Innovation Zone, testified in support of the bill.
04:01:45 PM  
Glenn Gustafson, Deputy Superintendent and Chief Financial Officer of Colorado Springs School District 11, testified in support of the bill.
04:04:10 PM  
Michelle Murphy, representing Colorado Rural Schools Alliance, testified to amend the bill.
04:08:36 PM  
Prateek Dutta, representing Democrats for Education Reform, testified to amend the bill.
04:10:55 PM  
Nate Golich, representing the Colorado Education Association (CEA), read written testimony from Amie Baca-Oehlert, President of CEA.
04:13:14 PM  
Brita Darling, Office of Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to explain amendment L.006 (Attachment D). Senator Zenzinger explained amendment L.003 (Attachment C).


04:16:35 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Bridges
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Priola
Story
Zenzinger
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:17:01 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Bridges
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Priola
Story
Zenzinger
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:17:19 PM  
The co-sponsors and committee members gave closing comments on the bill.


04:20:38 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-268, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Story Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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