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C3C6ECA1E65C1688872583E00083A1BD Hearing Summary


Date Apr 18, 2019      
Location SCR 352

SB19-246 - Referred to Senate Appropriations

05:57:49 PM  

The committee took a brief recess.

06:08:58 PM  

The committee came back to order.  Senator Todd and Senator Lundeen, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-246, which concerns the financing of public schools. The co-sponsors distributed amendment L.002 (Attachment I) and an additional handout (Attachment J) to the committee.  The co-sponsors provided opening comments on the bill.

06:17:24 PM  

The following people testified on the bill:

06:17:37 PM  

Kristi Leech, representing Great Education Colorado, spoke in support of the bill.

06:20:41 PM  

David Blackburn, Superintendent of Sailda Schools, spoke in support of the bill.

06:23:52 PM  

Amie Baca-Oehlert, President of the Colorado Education Association, spoke in support of the bill.

06:29:36 PM  

Bill Wilson, Superintendent of Brush Schools, spoke in support of the bill.

06:32:46 PM  

The panel of witnesses answered questions from the committee.

06:35:40 PM  

Karen Smith, President of the Colorado School Counselors Association, spoke in support of the bill.  She distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment K).

06:41:14 PM  

Bret Miles, representing the Northeast Colorado Boards of Cooperative Educational Services, spoke in support of the bill.

06:46:07 PM  

Grant Schmidt, Superintendent of the Hanover School District and also representing the Colorado Rural Schools Alliance, spoke in support of the bill.

06:51:06 PM  

Matt Cook, representing the Colorado Association of School Boards, spoke in support of the bill.

07:01:18 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Lundeen
Bridges No
Hill No
Lundeen Yes
Story No
Todd Yes
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL

07:02:28 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-246 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Todd
Bridges Yes
Hill Yes
Lundeen Yes
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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