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DB0EC1D26DA3AED3872586950072CDFF Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1161

SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date Mar 11, 2021      
Location SCR 357



HB21-1161 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


01:54:00 PM  
Senator Zenzinger
and Senator Coram, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1161, which concerns
suspending required statewide assessments for selected grade levels for
the 2020-21 school year.  The co-sponsors took turns making opening
comments on the bill and answered questions from the committee.
02:09:55 PM  
Amie Baca-Oehlert, representing the Colorado Education Association, testified in support of the bill. She answered questions from the committee.
02:15:41 PM  
Senator Evie Hudak, representing the Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in a neutral position on the bill. Senator Hudak answered questions from the committee.
02:20:08 PM  
Bret Miles, representing the Colorado Association of School Executives, testified in support of the bill.
02:23:57 PM  
Fran Groff-Gonzales, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:27:04 PM  
Lori Goldstein, representing herself, the Colorado Education Association, and Adams 12 Five Star School Board, testified in support of the bill. She answered questions from the committee.
02:31:28 PM  
Dr. Bill Dallas, representing the Colorado Association of School Executives and himself as a principal, testified in support of the bill.
02:34:54 PM  
Sed Keller, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee.
02:39:25 PM  
Prateek Dutta, representing
Democrats for Education Reform, testified in support of the bill.  Mr.
Dutta answered questions from the committee.
02:44:41 PM  
Kelly Caufield, representing Colorado Succeeds, testified in support of the bill.
02:46:47 PM  
Deborah Figueroa, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:52:39 PM  
Cheri Wrench, representing the Colorado Association of School Boards, testified in support of the bill.
02:55:31 PM  
Nara Altmann, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:59:09 PM  
Kallie Leyba, representing American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:04:17 PM  
Additional written
testimony submitted can be found as Attachment B. Senator Zenzinger provided
closing comments on the bill.  Committee discussion ensued.


03:07:57 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1161 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola No
Story Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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