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684DBF5E7CD27EB18725826D006BC7F3 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-229

SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date Apr 12, 2018      
Location SCR 352



SB18-229 - Lay Over

01:37:17 PM  

Senator Martinez Humenik introduced Senate Bill 18-229, concerning student teacher background checks.  The bill allows a student in a teacher preparation program to obtain a fingerprint based criminal background check from the Colorado Department of Education.  Senator Martinez Humenik distributed Amendments L.001, L.002, and L.003 (Attachments A, B, and C) and responded to questions from the committee.

01:40:44 PM  
Senator Zenzinger made comments on the bill.
01:43:17 PM  
Elizabeth Hinde, Metropolitan State University
of Denver, spoke in favor of the bill.
01:45:28 PM  
Megan Lawless, Metropolitan State University
of Denver, spoke in favor of the bill.
01:49:32 PM  
Charles Warren, University of Northern
Colorado, spoke in favor of the bill.  He responded to questions from
the committee.
02:00:00 PM  
Dr. Hinde responded to questions from the committee.
02:00:14 PM  
Karen Riley, University of Denver College of Education, spoke in favor of the bill.
02:01:49 PM  
Kris Geraths, Background Information Systems,
spoke in favor of the bill.  She discussed a proposed amendment to
the bill.
02:07:53 PM  
Senator Gardner directed comments and questions to representatives of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
02:09:51 PM  
Chris Schaefer, Colorado Bureau of Investigation, responded to questions from the committee.
02:12:46 PM  
Colleen O'Neil, Colorado Department of Education, responded to questions from the committee.
02:13:21 PM  
Mr. Schaefer continued to respond to questions from the committee.
02:16:13 PM  
Ms. O'Neil responded to questions from the committee.
02:16:38 PM  
Senator Martinez Humenik discussed the
proposed amendments.  She responded to questions from the committee.

02:23:03 PM  

Senator Hill distributed Amendment L.004 (Attachment D).

02:24:50 PM  

Senator Martinez Humenik discussed the proposed amendment and responded to questions from the committee.



02:27:11 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Priola
Seconded
Gardner
Merrifield
Neville T.
Todd
Zenzinger
Priola
Hill
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:27:35 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Priola
Seconded
Gardner
Merrifield
Neville T.
Todd
Zenzinger
Priola
Hill
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:28:03 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Priola
Seconded
Gardner
Merrifield
Neville T.
Todd
Zenzinger
Priola
Hill
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:28:04 PM  
Committee discussion ensued regarding Amendment
L.004.
02:28:26 PM  

Conrad Imel, Office of Legislative Legal Services, discussed Amendment L.004. He responded to questions from the committee.

02:32:26 PM  
Senator Martinez Humenik responded to questions
from the committee.
02:34:31 PM  
Committee discussion continued regarding Amendment L.004.
02:34:47 PM  
Senator Hill laid the bill over until the
end of the calendar.






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