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H_ED_2024A 03/06/2024 09:55:51 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 03/06/2024
Attendance
Bacon X
Bradfield X
Hamrick X
Hartsook X
Lukens X
Pugliese X
Story X
Wilson *
Young X
Martinez X
McLachlan X
Time 09:55:51 AM to 12:27:05 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by McLachlan
This Report was prepared by Katie Ruedebusch
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB24-1282 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB24-1285 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

HB24-1282 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

09:56:05 AM  
Rep. Martinez and Minority Leader Pugliese introduced House Bill 24-1282. The bill continues the Ninth Grade Success Grant Program, modifies reporting requirements, and provides ongoing funding for the program. The sponsors answered several committee questions.
10:10:52 AM  
Committee discussion
ensued with the witnesses.
10:23:39 AM  
Ms. Nathalie Perez,
representing Stand for Children Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
Ms. Bri Buentello, representing Stand for Children Colorado, testified
in support of the bill. Committee discussion ensued with the witnesses.
10:34:24 AM  
Ms. Kathy MacKay,
representing Stand for Children Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
Written testimony may be found in Attachment A.


10:48:23 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B)
Moved Martinez
Seconded Pugliese
Bacon
Bradfield
Hamrick
Hartsook
Lukens
Pugliese
Story
Wilson
Young
Martinez
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
10:48:25 AM  
The sponsors made
some closing remarks.


11:00:22 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1282, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Martinez
Seconded Pugliese
Bacon Yes
Bradfield Yes
Hamrick Yes
Hartsook Yes
Lukens Yes
Pugliese Yes
Story Yes
Wilson Yes
Young Yes
Martinez Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB24-1285 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


11:00:32 AM  
Reps. Bradfield and
Hamrick introduced House Bill 24-1285. This bill adds a pattern of bullying
based on weight, height, or body size to prohibited bullying behaviors.
The sponsors answered several committee questions. The sponsors also distributed
a handout to the committee (Attachment C).
11:07:02 AM  
Alana Rosen, Legislative Legals Services, came to the table answer committee questions.
11:16:37 AM  
Written testimony
may be found in Attachment D.
11:16:51 AM  
Ms. Erin Meschke, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.
11:20:37 AM  
Aimee Resnick, representing
themself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. McKenna Ganz, representing
The Eating Disorder Foundation, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Kimberly
Dufresne, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Ms.
Rachael Grenier, representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in support
of the bill. Dr. Erin Harrop, representing themself, testified in support
of the bill. Committee discussion ensued with the witnesses.
11:38:15 AM  
Mr. Bill Hamaker, representing AFT Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Ragen Chastain, representing the Fat Legal Advocacy, Rights, and Education (FLARE!) Project, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Mary Parker, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Autumn Brooks, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Tigress Osborn, representing the Campaign for Size Freedom, testified in support of the bill.
11:55:02 AM  
The sponsors discussed
a potential amendment.
12:08:32 PM  
The sponsors made some closing remarks.


12:26:53 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1285 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Bradfield
Seconded Hamrick
Bacon Yes
Bradfield Yes
Hamrick Yes
Hartsook No
Lukens Yes
Pugliese No
Story Yes
Wilson No
Young Yes
Martinez Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


12:27:05 PM   The committee adjourned.






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