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S_ED_2018A 03/15/2018 01:31:49 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 03/15/2018
Attendance
Gardner E
Merrifield X
Neville T. X
Todd X
Zenzinger X
Priola X
Hill X
Time 01:31:49 PM to 02:02:11 PM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Hill
This Report was prepared by Rachel Kurtz-Phelan
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 18-Private Occupational School Board Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
HB18-1134 Lay Over
HB18-1228 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Conf 18-Private Occupational School Board - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:32:14 PM  
Senator Hill invited Lorna Candler, Director
of the Division of Private Occupational Schools (DPOS) in the Colorado
Department of Higher Education, came to the table and introduced the appointee
to the Private Occupational School Board, Abbas Richard Behbehani.  Ms.
Candler provided background information about DPOS.  Mr. Behbehani
introduced himself to the committee and spoke about his personal, educational,
and professional background.  A copy of the Governor's appointment
letter can be found as [Attachment A].  Committee discussion ensued.


01:40:16 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Abbas Richard Behbehani to the Private Occupational School Board to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Priola
Seconded
Gardner Excused
Merrifield Yes
Neville T. Yes
Todd Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Priola Yes
Hill Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1134 - Lay Over


01:41:00 PM  

Senators Merrifeld and Martinez Humenik, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1134 which concerns eligibility of kindergarten students funded through early childhood at-risk enhancement programs.

01:43:56 PM  

Bill Jaeger, representing the Colorado Children's Campaign, spoke in support of the bill.  Mr. Jaeger answered questions from the committee.

01:48:13 PM  
The co-sponsors answered questions from
the committee and distributed a handout [Attachment B].
01:52:54 PM  

The co-sponsors continued to answer questions from the committee. Committee discussion ensued.

01:57:04 PM  

Senator Hill laid the bill over for action until Thursday, March 22, 2018.



HB18-1228 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


01:58:14 PM  

Senator Garcia, sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1228 which concerns increasing transparency in higher education statutes relating to military service.

02:00:43 PM  
There were no witnesses signed up to testify
so Senator Hill closed public testimony.  Committee discussion ensued.


02:01:55 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1228 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Neville T.
Seconded
Gardner Excused
Merrifield Yes
Neville T. Yes
Todd Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Priola Excused
Hill Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:02:11 PM   Committee Adjourned






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