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B992809E4DD5410287258392005C6474 Hearing Summary


Date Jan 30, 2019      
Location SCR 352

SB19-057 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

09:49:11 AM  

Senator Story and Majority Leader Fenberg, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-057 which concerns information relating to employee eligibility for student loan repayment programs.  Senator Story spoke about how the bill will help alleviate some of the heavy student loan debt load faced by Coloradoans.  Majority Leader Fenberg provided opening comments on the bill.

09:54:02 AM  

The following people testified on the bill:

09:56:44 AM  

Ryan Case, representing the American Federation of Teachers of Colorado, spoke in support of the bill.

10:00:34 AM  

Eugenia Renfroe, representing Colorado Workers for Innovative and New Solutions, spoke in support of the bill.

10:02:59 AM  

Morgan Royal, representing New Era Colorado, read a prepared statement from Kelly Russon in support of the bill.  She explained the Ms. Russo was unable to attend the committee hearing in person due to her AmeriCorps service.

10:06:18 AM  

Charley Olena, representing New Era Colorado, spoke in support of the bill.

10:10:18 AM  

Aleeya Wilson, representing New Era Colorado, spoke in support of the bill.

10:13:22 AM  

Danny McCarthy, representing the Consumers United Association, spoke in support of the bill.

10:16:12 AM  

Stephanie Smith, representing herself as a teacher, spoke in support of the bill.

10:21:49 AM  

Amanda Valenta, representing the Bell Policy Center, spoke in support of the bill.

10:27:13 AM  

The co-sponsors gave closing comments and distributed and explained amendment L.001 (Attachment A).

10:29:13 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Story
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection

10:29:48 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-057, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Story
Bridges Yes
Hill No
Lundeen Yes
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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