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H_ED_2024A 03/18/2024 12:19:53 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 03/18/2024
Attendance
Bacon X
Bradfield *
Hamrick X
Hartsook *
Lukens X
Lynch X
Story X
Wilson X
Young E
Martinez *
McLachlan X
Time 12:19:53 PM to 04:48:53 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by McLachlan
This Report was prepared by Katie Ruedebusch
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB24-1331 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB24-017 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB24-099 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB24-1320 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB24-1278 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB24-1255 Amended, referred to House Appropriations

HB24-1331 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

12:20:16 PM  
Reps. Taggart and Bacon introduced House Bill 24-1331. The bill creates a grant program for nonprofit organizations that provide student activities outside of school hours. The sponsors answered committee questions.
12:32:51 PM  
Kaycee Headrick, representing the Boys & Girls Clubs in Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Amaya Garcia-WhiteBuffalo, representing the Boys & Girls Club, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Kayla Garcia, representing Girls Inc. of Metro Denver, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Madi Ashour, representing the Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Brian Beaulieu, representing the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chaffee County, testified in support of the bill. Joy Hudak, representing Rec 4 Kids, testified in support of the bill.
12:55:53 PM  
Jack Curry, representing Rec 4 kids, testified in support of the bill. Edgar-Corona Enriquez, representing Rec 4 kids, testified in support of the bill. Rosemary Surroz, representing Rec 4 kids, testified in support of the bill. Alexis Rios, representing Rec4kids, testified in support of the bill. Kelly Streck, representing Colorado Afterschool Partnership, testified in support of the bill.
01:04:36 PM  
Chris Coker, representing
the Colorado Alliance of YMCAs, testified in support of the bill. Erin
Porteous, representing the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, testified
in support of the bill. Ms. Christina Lee, representing the EUREKA! McConnell
Science Museum, testified in support of the bill. Nicholas Martinez, representing
Transform Education Now, testified in support of the bill.


01:22:48 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A)
Moved Bacon
Seconded Martinez
Bacon
Bradfield
Hamrick
Hartsook
Lukens
Lynch
Story
Wilson
Young
Martinez
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:23:52 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B)
Moved Bacon
Seconded Martinez
Bacon
Bradfield
Hamrick
Hartsook
Lukens
Lynch
Story
Wilson
Young
Martinez
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:23:54 PM  
The sponsors gave some closing remarks.


01:32:53 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1331, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bacon
Seconded Martinez
Bacon Yes
Bradfield Yes
Hamrick Yes
Hartsook Yes
Lukens Yes
Lynch Yes
Story Yes
Wilson Yes
Young Yes
Martinez Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB24-017 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:33:03 PM  
Rep. McLachlan and Minority Leader Pugliese introduced Senate Bill 24-017. The bill modifies how the state share of school finance is distributed to school districts. The sponsors answered some committee questions.
01:37:11 PM  
Mr. Brett Ridgeway,
representing the Lewis-Palmer School District 38, testified in support
of the bill. Mr. David Slothower, representing the Calhan School District
- Colorado Rural Schools Alliance, testified in support of the bill. Eric
Rothaus, representing the Department of Treasury, was available to answer
committee questions.


01:45:49 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 24-017 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved McLachlan
Seconded Hamrick
Bacon Yes
Bradfield Yes
Hamrick Yes
Hartsook Yes
Lukens Yes
Lynch Yes
Story Yes
Wilson Yes
Young Yes
Martinez Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB24-099 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

01:45:59 PM  
Rep. McLachlan and
Assistant Minority Leader T. Winter introduced Senate Bill 24-099. The
bill adds rural superintendents and principals to the list of allowed retirees
who may return to work for school district without a redution in retirement
benefits.
 The
sponsors answered some committee questions.

01:57:25 PM  
Michelle Murphy,
representing the Colorado Rural Schools Alliance, CASE, and CASB, testified
in support of the bill. Tom Burris, representing the Montezuma-Cortez School
District, testified in support of the bill. Written testimony may be found
in Attachment C.


02:05:05 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment D)
Moved McLachlan
Seconded Hamrick
Bacon
Bradfield
Hamrick
Hartsook
Lukens
Lynch
Story
Wilson
Young
Martinez
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:05:46 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment E)
Moved McLachlan
Seconded Hamrick
Bacon
Bradfield
Hamrick
Hartsook
Lukens
Lynch
Story
Wilson
Young
Martinez
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:06:18 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment F)
Moved McLachlan
Seconded Hamrick
Bacon
Bradfield
Hamrick
Hartsook
Lukens
Lynch
Story
Wilson
Young
Martinez
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:06:20 PM  
The sponsors gave some closing remarks.


02:13:49 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 24-099, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved McLachlan
Seconded Hamrick
Bacon Yes
Bradfield Yes
Hamrick Yes
Hartsook Yes
Lukens Yes
Lynch Yes
Story Yes
Wilson Yes
Young Yes
Martinez Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB24-1320 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


02:21:59 PM  
Reps. Lukens and Velasco introduced House Bill 24-1320. The bill creates a task force in the Department of Public Safety to study school safety. The sponsors distributed a handout (Attachment G) and answered committee questions.
02:34:46 PM  
Meighen Lovelace, representing Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, testified to amend the bill. Mr. Elie Zwiebel, representing Transformative Justice Project, testified to amend the bill.
02:38:43 PM  
Kevin Vick, representing
the Colorado Education Association, testified in support of the bill. Ms.
Kallie Leyba, representing the American Federation of Teachers Colorado,
testified in support of the bill. Ms. Dawn Fritz, representing the Colorado
Parent Teacher Association, testified in support of the bill. Erin Kane,
representing Superintendent for Douglas County School District, testified
in support of the bill. Ms. Elizabeth Burciaga, representing Movimiento
Poder, testified in support of the bill.
03:03:10 PM  
Committee discussion ensued with the witnesses.
03:03:22 PM  
Written testimony may be found in Attachment H.
03:07:58 PM  
Brandon Smith, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.


03:22:23 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment I)
Moved Lukens
Seconded McLachlan
Bacon Yes
Bradfield No
Hamrick Yes
Hartsook No
Lukens Yes
Lynch No
Story Yes
Wilson No
Young Yes
Martinez Yes
McLachlan Yes
YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:38:59 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1320, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lukens
Seconded Story
Bacon Yes
Bradfield No
Hamrick Yes
Hartsook No
Lukens Yes
Lynch No
Story Yes
Wilson No
Young Yes
Martinez Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB24-1278 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

03:39:36 PM  
Reps. Martinez and Story introduced House Bill 24-1278. Under current law, the Concurrent Enrollment Advisory Board in the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) is repealed on September 1, 2024. The bill continues the board indefinitely.
03:41:47 PM  
Ms. Sarah Swanson, representing Colorado Succeeds, testified in support of the bill. Alyssa Pearson, representing the State Board of Education and Colorado Department of Education, testified in support of the bill.
03:55:10 PM  
Written testimony may be found in Attachment J.


04:01:26 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment K)
Moved Martinez
Seconded Story
Bacon
Bradfield
Hamrick
Hartsook
Lukens
Lynch
Story
Wilson
Young
Martinez
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:08:37 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment L)
Moved Martinez
Seconded Story
Bacon
Bradfield
Hamrick
Hartsook
Lukens
Lynch
Story
Wilson
Young
Martinez
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:08:40 PM  
The sponsors gave some closing remarks.


04:18:32 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1278, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Martinez
Seconded Story
Bacon No
Bradfield Yes
Hamrick Yes
Hartsook Yes
Lukens Excused
Lynch Yes
Story Yes
Wilson Yes
Young Excused
Martinez Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 1   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB24-1255 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

04:18:43 PM  
Reps. Bradfield and Garcia introduced House Bill 24-1255. This bill continues the Colorado State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education and associated grant program in the Department of Education, which are scheduled to repeal on September 1, 2024.
04:20:12 PM  
Alyssa Pearson, representing the State Board of Education and the Colorado Department of Education, testified in support of the bill. Evie Hudak, representing the Colorado PTA, testified in support of the bill.


04:45:11 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment M)
Moved Bradfield
Seconded Martinez
Bacon
Bradfield
Hamrick
Hartsook
Lukens
Lynch
Story
Wilson
Young Excused
Martinez
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:46:02 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment N)
Moved Bradfield
Seconded Martinez
Bacon
Bradfield
Hamrick
Hartsook
Lukens
Lynch
Story
Wilson
Young Excused
Martinez
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:46:04 PM  
The sponsors gave some closing remarks.


04:48:22 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1255, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bradfield
Seconded Martinez
Bacon Yes
Bradfield Yes
Hamrick Yes
Hartsook Yes
Lukens Yes
Lynch Yes
Story Yes
Wilson No
Young Excused
Martinez Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:48:53 PM   The committee adjourned.






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