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H_ED_2022A 03/17/2022 01:31:15 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 03/17/2022
Attendance
Baisley X
Caraveo X
Exum *
Geitner X
Kipp X
Larson X
Michaelson Jenet X
Young X
McLachlan X
Time 01:31:15 PM to 05:23:19 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by McLachlan
This Report was prepared by Colin Schroeder
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB22-121 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB22-1265 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB22-1276 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB22-003 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB22-1295 Amended, referred to House Appropriations

SB22-121 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:32:26 PM  
Representatives McLachlan
and Rich, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 22-121, Tuition Revenue Pledged
by Institutions of Higher Education.  The bill allows institutions
of higher education to pledge 100 percent of tuition revenue when issuing
revenue bonds for capital construction.
01:34:02 PM  
Laura Glatt, representing Colorado Mesa University, testified in support of the bill. Brad Baca, representing Western Colorado University, testified in support of the bill.
01:39:35 PM  
The bill sponsors provided closing remarks on the bill.
01:43:14 PM  
Members of the committee provided closing remarks on the bill.


01:45:57 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-121 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved McLachlan
Seconded Kipp
Baisley Yes
Caraveo Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Larson Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Young Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1265 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


01:46:03 PM  
Representative Exum,
sponsor, presented House Bill 22-1265, Sunset Education Data Advisory Committee.
The bill continues the Education Data Advisory Committee (EDAC), which
is scheduled to repeal on July 1, 2022.
01:47:25 PM  
Jan-Rose Petro, representing Colorado Department of Education, was available to answer committee questions. Eric Mason, representing Colorado Association of School Executives, testified in support of the bill.
01:49:25 PM  
Representative Kipp
distributed amendment L.002 (Attachment A).


01:54:59 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (attachment A)
Moved Exum
Seconded Caraveo
Baisley
Caraveo
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
Michaelson Jenet
Young
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:55:00 PM  
Representative Exum provided closing remarks on the bill.


01:56:43 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1265, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Exum
Seconded Kipp
Baisley Yes
Caraveo Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Larson Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Young Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1276 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:56:49 PM  
Representatives Exum
and Kipp, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 22-1276, Sunset Second Chance
Scholarship Program.  The bill sunsets the Second Chance Scholarship
Program in the Department of Higher Education.
01:57:34 PM  
Cynthia Armendariz, representing Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative, testified in support of the bill.
02:02:10 PM  
The bill sponsors provided closing remarks on the bill.


02:03:49 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1276 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Exum
Seconded Kipp
Baisley Yes
Caraveo Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Larson Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Young Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-003 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:03:54 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
02:04:27 PM  
Representatives Exum
and Mullica, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 22-003, Community College
Nursing Bachelor Degree Eligibility.  The bill allows community colleges
to offer a bachelor degree in nursing to students who have or who are pursuing
a certificate in nursing.
02:06:04 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from members of the committee.
02:10:59 PM  
Landon Pirius, representing Colorado Community College System, testified in support of the bill. Fida Obeidi, representing Community College of Denver, testified in support of the bill.
02:20:11 PM  
The bill sponsors provided closing remarks on the bill.
02:23:24 PM  
Members of the committee provided closing remarks on the bill.


02:24:49 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-003 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Exum
Seconded Kipp
Baisley Yes
Caraveo Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Larson Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Young Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1295 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


02:24:57 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
02:25:10 PM  
Representatives Garnett
and Sirota, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 22-1295, Department of Early
Childhood.  The bill establishes the duties for the Department of
Early Childhood, moves existing programs to the new department, and establishes
a new universal preschool program.  

02:41:19 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
02:41:32 PM  
Bill Jaeger, representing Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill. Amber Bilby, representing herself, was available to answer committee questions. AnnaJo Garcia Haynes, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. George Davis, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:54:09 PM  
Vail Shoultz-Mccole, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Corinne DePersis, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Diana Herrera, representing Bal Swan Children's Center, testified in support of the bill.
03:10:19 PM  
The panel of witnesses responded to questions from members of the committee.
03:10:41 PM  
Pamela Harris, representing
Mile High Early Learning and Early Childhood Leadership Commission, testified
in support of the bill.  Susan Steele, representing Buell Foundation
and Early Childhood Leadership Commission Co-Chair, testified in support
of the bill.  Adeeb Khan, representing Colorado Succeeds and Executives
Partnering to Invest in Children, testified in support of the bill.  Jeanne
McQueeney, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  George
Welsh, representing Canon City Schools and the Opportunity Coalition, testified
in support of the bill.
03:31:35 PM  
The panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee members.
03:39:52 PM  
Cheri Wrench, representing
Colorado Association of School Boards, testified in a neutral position
on the bill.  Commissioner Scott James, representing Weld County and
Colorado Counties Inc., testified to amend the bill.  Bruce Barker,
representing Weld County Colorado, testified to amend the bill.  Heather
O'Hayre, representing Larimer County Department of Human Services, testified
to amend the bill.  Bret Miles, representing Colorado Association
of School Executives, testified to amend the bill.
03:51:31 PM  
The panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
04:03:18 PM  
Lucinda Hundley,
representing Consortium of Directors of Special Education, testified to
amend the bill. Elisabeth Lawrence, representing Summit County and Colorado
Counties Inc., testified to amend the bill.  Greg Brophy, representing
Waterford, testified to amend the bill.
04:09:46 PM  
Amie Baca-Oehlert, representing Colorado Education Association, testified in support of the bill. Michelle Murphy, representing Colorado Rural Schools Alliance, testified to amend the bill.
04:20:09 PM  
Kevin Hougen, representing Aurora Chamber of Commerce, testified in support of the bill. Brenda Dickhoner, representing Ready Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:26:36 PM  
Iesha Mitchell, representing Invest In Kids, testified in support of the bill. John Faught, representing The Kempe Foundation, testified in support of the bill. Heather Tritten, representing Parent Possible, testified in support of the bill. Patty Hernandez, representing Clayton Early Learning, testified in support of the bill. Kayla Frawley, representing Clayton Early Learning, testified in support of the bill.
04:40:17 PM  
The panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
04:40:28 PM  
Melissa Colsman,
representing Colorado Department of Education, was available to answer
committee questions. Floyd Cobb, representing Colorado Department of Education,
was available to answer committee questions.  Michael Cooke, representing
Colorado Department of Early Childhood, testified in support of the bill.
04:49:40 PM  
Representative Sirota
distributed amendments L.002, L.004, L.005, L.006, L.008, L.010, L.012,
L.014, and L.015 (Attachments B through K).


04:51:05 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (attachment B)
Moved Young
Seconded Kipp
Baisley
Caraveo
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
Michaelson Jenet
Young
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:51:37 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (attachment C)
Moved Young
Seconded Kipp
Baisley
Caraveo
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
Michaelson Jenet
Young
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:53:19 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (attachment D)
Moved Young
Seconded Kipp
Baisley
Caraveo
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
Michaelson Jenet
Young
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:54:08 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (attachment E)
Moved Young
Seconded Kipp
Baisley No
Caraveo Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Larson Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Young Yes
McLachlan Yes
YES: 7   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:55:04 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008 (attachment F)
Moved Young
Seconded Kipp
Baisley
Caraveo
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
Michaelson Jenet
Young
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:55:27 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009 (attachment G)
Moved Young
Seconded Kipp
Baisley
Caraveo
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
Michaelson Jenet
Young
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:55:56 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 (attachment H)
Moved Young
Seconded Kipp
Baisley
Caraveo
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
Michaelson Jenet
Young
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:56:52 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.013 (attachment I)
Moved Young
Seconded Kipp
Baisley No
Caraveo Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Larson No
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Young Yes
McLachlan Yes
YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:57:59 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.014 (attachment J)
Moved Young
Seconded Kipp
Baisley
Caraveo
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
Michaelson Jenet
Young
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:00:30 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.015 (attachment K)
Moved Young
Seconded Kipp
Baisley
Caraveo
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
Michaelson Jenet
Young
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:04:07 PM  
Representative Larson
distributed amendment L.007 (Attachment L).


05:05:47 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (attachment L)
Moved Larson
Seconded Geitner
Baisley
Caraveo
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
Michaelson Jenet
Young
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:05:48 PM  
The bill sponsors provided closing remarks on the bill.
05:15:22 PM  
Members of the committee provided closing remarks on the bill.


05:23:11 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1295, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Young
Seconded Kipp
Baisley No
Caraveo Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Larson Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Young Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:23:19 PM   The committee adjourned.






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