Amendments for SB21-172

Senate Journal, March 22
SB21-172 by Senator(s) Danielson and Garcia; also Representative(s) Gonzales-Gutierrez and Ortiz--
Concerning creation of a fund to assist in increasing the amounts paid to persons employed
by local education providers.

Senator Lundeen moved to amend the report of the Committee of the Whole to show that
the following floor amendment, (L.002) to SB21-172, did pass.

Amend printed bill, page 2, strike lines 12 through 15.

Reletter succeeding paragraphs accordingly.

Page 3, strike line 11 and substitute "TEACHER SALARIES.".

Page 3, strike lines 14 and 15 and substitute "IN INCREASING THE SALARY PAID
TO TEACHERS.".

Page 3, strike lines 25 through 27.

Page 4, strike lines 1 through 6.

Renumber succeeding subsections accordingly.

Page 4, line 15, strike "PROGRAM OR TO PROVIDE SERVICES AS A" and substitute
"PROGRAM.".

Page 4, strike lines 16 and 17.

Page 4, strike line 22 and substitute:

"22-55.5-103. Teacher pay raise fund - created. THE TEACHER".

Page 5, strike lines 3 and 4 and substitute "INCREASE THE SALARY PAID TO
TEACHERS.".


Less than a majority of all members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative,
the amendment to the report of the Committee of the Whole was lost on the following roll
call vote:

YES 15 NO 20 EXCUSED 0 ABSENT 0
Bridges N Gardner Y Lee N Simpson Y
Buckner N Ginal N Liston Y Smallwood Y
Coleman N Gonzales N Lundeen Y Sonnenberg Y
Cooke Y Hansen N Moreno N Story N
Coram Y Hisey Y Pettersen N Winter N
Danielson N Holbert Y Priola Y Woodward Y
Donovan N Jaquez Lewis N Rankin Y Zenzinger N
Fenberg N Kirkmeyer Y Rodriguez N President N
Fields N Kolker N Scott Y



House Journal, June 4
29 SB21-172 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
30 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
31 recommendation:
32
33 Amend reengrossed bill, page 3, line 15, after the period add "IT IS
34 FURTHER THE INTENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY THAT A SCHOOL
35 DISTRICT OR CHARTER SCHOOL THAT RECEIVES MONEY FROM THE FUND
36 MUST USE THE MONEY RECEIVED TO SUPPLEMENT, NOT SUPPLANT, THE
37 AMOUNT THAT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OR CHARTER SCHOOL WOULD
38 OTHERWISE BUDGET FOR EDUCATOR SALARIES AND WAGES.".
39
40 Page 5, after line 4 insert:
41
42
1 "22-55.5-104. Educator pay raise fund task force - created -
2 recommendations - report - repeal. (1) THERE IS CREATED THE
3 EDUCATOR PAY RAISE FUND TASK FORCE, REFERRED TO IN THIS SECTION AS
4 THE "TASK FORCE", TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROCESS BY
5 WHICH THE DEPARTMENT WILL DISBURSE MONEY FROM THE EDUCATOR
6 PAY RAISE FUND CREATED IN SECTION 22-55.5-103 TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS
7 AND CHARTER SCHOOLS TO INCREASE SALARIES AND WAGES FOR
8 EDUCATORS. THE RECOMMENDED PROCESS MUST INCLUDE A
9 REQUIREMENT THAT, AS A CONDITION OF RECEIVING A DISTRIBUTION OF
10 MONEY FROM THE FUND, A SCHOOL DISTRICT OR CHARTER SCHOOL MUST
11 AT LEAST MAINTAIN THE LEVEL OF FUNDING FOR EDUCATOR SALARIES AND
12 WAGES FROM OTHER REVENUE THAT WOULD HAVE EXISTED WITHOUT THE
13 DISTRIBUTIONS, SUCH THAT THE DISTRIBUTIONS SUPPLEMENT AND DO NOT
14 SUPPLANT FUNDING FOR SALARIES AND WAGES. THE RECOMMENDED
15 PROCESS MUST ALSO INCLUDE, AT A MINIMUM, CONSIDERATION OF:
16 (a) THE NUMBER OF EDUCATORS THAT A SCHOOL DISTRICT OR
17 CHARTER SCHOOL EMPLOYS;
18 (b) THE SALARY AMOUNTS AND HOURLY WAGE AMOUNTS THAT A
19 SCHOOL DISTRICT OR CHARTER SCHOOL PAYS RELATIVE TO OTHER SCHOOL
20 DISTRICTS OR CHARTER SCHOOLS;
21 (c) A SCHOOL DISTRICT'S OR CHARTER SCHOOL'S ABILITY TO
22 RECRUIT AND RETAIN EDUCATORS; AND
23 (d) THE DEGREE OF FINANCIAL NEED THAT A SCHOOL DISTRICT OR
24 CHARTER SCHOOL DEMONSTRATES.
25 (2) (a) THE TASK FORCE CONSISTS OF TWELVE PERSONS APPOINTED
26 AS FOLLOWS:
27 (I) FOUR PERSONS, EACH OF WHOM IS EITHER A TEACHER OR AN
28 EMPLOYEE, APPOINTED WITH THE ADVICE OF A STATEWIDE ASSOCIATION
29 THAT REPRESENTS EDUCATORS;
30 (II) TWO PERSONS WHO ARE PUBLIC SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS
31 EMPLOYED BY RURAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS OR SMALL RURAL SCHOOL
32 DISTRICTS, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 22-7-1211 (4), APPOINTED WITH THE
33 ADVICE OF A STATEWIDE ASSOCIATION THAT REPRESENTS EDUCATORS;
34 (III) TWO PERSONS WHO ARE PUBLIC SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS
35 EMPLOYED BY SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT ARE NOT RURAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS
1211 36 OR SMALL RURAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 22-7-
37 (4), ONE OF WHOM IS EMPLOYED AS A SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT,
38 AND BOTH OF WHOM ARE APPOINTED WITH THE ADVICE OF A STATEWIDE
39 ASSOCIATION THAT REPRESENTS SCHOOL EXECUTIVES;
40 (IV) TWO PERSONS WHO SERVE AS DIRECTORS ON SCHOOL
41 DISTRICT BOARDS OF EDUCATION, APPOINTED WITH THE ADVICE OF A
42 STATEWIDE ASSOCIATION THAT REPRESENTS SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARDS OF
43 EDUCATION; AND
44 (V) TWO PERSONS WHO ARE EMPLOYED BY CHARTER SCHOOLS,
45 ONE OF WHOM IS A TEACHER AND ONE OF WHOM IS AN ADMINISTRATOR,
46 BOTH OF WHOM ARE APPOINTED WITH THE ADVICE OF A STATEWIDE
47 ADVOCACY GROUP FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS.
48 (b) BY AUGUST 1, 2021, THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE
49 SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SHALL EACH APPOINT TWO
50 OF THE PERSONS DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION (2)(a)(I) OF THIS SECTION AND
51 ONE OF THE PERSONS DESCRIBED IN EACH OF SUBSECTIONS (2)(a)(II) TO
52 (2)(a)(V) OF THIS SECTION TO THE TASK FORCE. IN APPOINTING PERSONS
53 TO SERVE ON THE TASK FORCE, THE PRESIDENT AND THE SPEAKER SHALL
54 ENSURE, TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, THAT THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE
55 TASK FORCE REFLECTS THE GENDER, ETHNIC, AND RACIAL DEMOGRAPHICS
56 OF THE STATE AND INCLUDES PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND PERSONS
1 FROM ALL AREAS OF THE STATE. THE PERSONS APPOINTED TO THE TASK
2 FORCE SERVE WITHOUT COMPENSATION AND WITHOUT REIMBURSEMENT
3 FOR EXPENSES.
4 (c) THE TASK FORCE SHALL HOLD ITS FIRST MEETING NO LATER
5 THAN AUGUST 15, 2021, AT THE CALL OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF
6 REPRESENTATIVES. AT THE FIRST MEETING, THE TASK FORCE SHALL
7 SELECT FROM AMONG ITS MEMBERS A PERSON TO SERVE AS CHAIR OF THE
8 TASK FORCE. THE TASK FORCE SHALL MEET AT THE CALL OF THE CHAIR AS
9 OFTEN AS NECESSARY TO COMPLETE ITS DUTIES. THE MEMBERS OF THE
10 TASK FORCE MAY PARTICIPATE IN MEETINGS ELECTRONICALLY.
11 (d) THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION SHALL APPOINT A PERSON
12 FROM THE DEPARTMENT TO SERVE AS A CONSULTANT TO THE TASK FORCE
13 IN DEVELOPING THE RECOMMENDATIONS.
14 (3) ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 15, 2022, THE TASK FORCE SHALL
15 SUBMIT TO THE EDUCATION COMMITTEES OF THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE
16 OF REPRESENTATIVES, OR ANY SUCCESSOR COMMITTEES, A REPORT OF THE
17 TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATIONS.
18 (4) THIS SECTION IS REPEALED, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2022.".
19
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House Journal, June 4
42 Amendment No. 1, Education Report, dated June 3, 2021, and placed in
43 member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, June 4, 2021.
44
45 Amendment No. 2, by Representative Kipp.
46
47 Amend reengrossed bill, page 5, before line 5 insert:
48
49 "SECTION 2. Effective date. This act takes effect upon passage;
50 except that section 22-55.5-103, Colorado Revised Statutes, created in
51 section 1 of this act, takes effect only if, at a statewide election held no
52 later than November 2027, a majority of voters approve a measure that
53 increases state tax revenue and requires the increased tax revenue to be
54 deposited into the educator pay raise fund created in section 22-55.5-103,
55 Colorado Revised Statutes, in which case section 22-55.5-103 takes effect
56 simultaneously with the measure.".
1 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
2
3 As amended, ordered revised and placed on the Calendar for Third
4 Reading and Final Passage.
5

House Journal, June 4
32 Amend reengrossed bill, page 5, before line 5 insert:
33
34 "SECTION 2. Effective date. This act takes effect upon passage;
35 except that section 22-55.5-103, Colorado Revised Statutes, created in
36 section 1 of this act, takes effect only if, at a statewide election held no
37 later than November 2027, a majority of voters approve a measure that
38 increases state tax revenue and requires the increased tax revenue to be
39 deposited into the educator pay raise fund created in section 22-55.5-103,
40 Colorado Revised Statutes, in which case section 22-55.5-103 takes effect
41 simultaneously with the measure.".
42
43 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
44
45 The amendment was declared lost by the following roll call vote:
46
47 YES 22 NO 39 EXCUSED 4 ABSENT
48 Amabile N Exum N Lynch Y Sirota N
49 Bacon N Froelich N McCluskie N Snyder N
50 Baisley Y Geitner Y McCormick N Soper Y
51 Benavidez N Gonzales-Gutierrez N McKean Y Sullivan N
52 Bernett N Gray N McLachlan N Tipper N
53 Bird N Hanks Y Michaelson Jenet N Titone N
54 Bockenfeld Y Herod E Mullica N Valdez A. N
55 Boesenecker N Holtorf Y Neville Y Valdez D. N
1 Bradfield Y Hooton N Ortiz N Van Beber E
2 Caraveo N Jackson N Pelton Y Van Winkle Y
3 Carver Y Jodeh N Pico Y Weissman N
4 Catlin Y Kennedy N Ransom Y Will Y
5 Cutter N Kipp N Rich Y Williams Y
6 Daugherty N Larson Y Ricks N Woodrow N
7 Duran N Lontine E Roberts N Woog Y
8 Esgar N Luck E Sandridge Y Young N
9 Speaker N