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8F0D844CECD2D516872587E5007DCA50 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB22-004

SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date Feb 10, 2022      
Location SCR 357



SB22-004 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

03:53:59 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
04:01:15 PM  
The committee came
back to order.  Senator Rankin and Senator Bridges, co-sponsors, presented
Senate Bill 22-004, which concerns measures to support evidence-based literacy
instruction for students in early grades.  The co-sponsors gave opening
comments on the bill and distributed amendments L.002, L.003, and L.004
(Attachments F, G, and H).  They answered questions from the committee.
04:21:42 PM  
Megan Bobroske, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:26:10 PM  
Madeleine Ashour, representing ExcelinEd in Action, testified in support of the bill.
04:28:14 PM  
George Welsh, former Superintendent of Schools in Canon City, testified to amend the bill.
04:33:32 PM  
Amy Dobronyi, representing Colorado Kids Identified with Dyslexia (COKID), testified in support of the bill. She answered questions from the committee.
04:39:59 PM  
Karin Johnson, representing COKID, read a statement into the record from Lindsay Drakos in support of the bill.
04:42:23 PM  
Dr. Lu Benke, representing herself, testified to amend the bill.
04:45:51 PM  
Kelly Allan, representing Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy, read written testimony into the record from Jessica Fredrickson to amend the bill.
04:48:26 PM  
Tiah Frankish, representing the Colorado Association of Libraries, testified to amend the bill.
04:51:37 PM  
Diane Lapierre, representing the Colorado Municipal League and the Special Districts Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:54:17 PM  
Laura Haller, representing Stand For Children, testified in support of the bill.
04:57:56 PM  
Molly Veliz, representing Stand for Children, testified in support of the bill.
05:01:35 PM  
Kelly Allan, representing
Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy, testified to amend the bill.
05:04:21 PM  
Desiree Sotomayor, representing herself, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
05:07:44 PM  
Michelle Murphy, representing the Colorado Rural Schools Alliance, testified to amend the bill.
05:11:13 PM  
Maureen Welch, representing herself, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
05:14:57 PM  
Senator Rankin made
comments about the bill and explained amendment L.002 (Attachment F).


05:21:35 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Priola
Story
Zenzinger
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:22:08 PM  
The co-sponsors explained
amendment L.003 (Attachment G).  Committee discussion ensued.



05:24:31 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Priola
Story
Zenzinger
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:24:45 PM  
Senator Rankin explained
amendment L.004 (Attachment H.  Committee discussion ensued.  


05:28:42 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Priola
Story
Zenzinger
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:28:43 PM  
Additional written
testimony submitted can be found as Attachment I.  The co-sponsors
and committee members gave closing comments on the bill.  


05:32:55 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-004, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bridges
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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