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S_ED_2018A 04/25/2018 10:51:31 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 04/25/2018
Attendance
Gardner *
Merrifield X
Neville T. X
Todd *
Zenzinger X
Priola *
Hill X
Time 10:51:31 AM to 12:09:56 PM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Hill
This Report was prepared by Rachel Kurtz-Phelan
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB18-260 Amended, referred to Senate Finance
HB18-1002 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB18-1189 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

SB18-260 - Amended, referred to Senate Finance


10:52:45 AM  

Senator Neville took over as committee chair.  Senator Hill, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-260 which concerns implementing a sunrise review of new educational services under the Private Occupational School Division in the Department of Higher Education.  He distributed amendment L.001 [Attachment A].

10:56:11 AM  

Inta Morris and Mary Kanaly, representing the Department of Higher Education and Division of Private Occupational Schools, spoke about the bill.  They provided background information and answered questions from the committee.

11:04:29 AM  
The previous two witnesses continued to answer questions from the committee.
11:12:00 AM  

Senator Hill explained amendment L.001 [Attachment A].



11:12:23 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Hill
Seconded
Gardner Excused
Merrifield
Neville T.
Todd Excused
Zenzinger
Priola
Hill
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


11:14:07 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-260, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Hill
Seconded
Gardner Excused
Merrifield No
Neville T. Yes
Todd Excused
Zenzinger No
Priola Yes
Hill Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1002 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


11:15:46 AM  
Senator Coram, co-sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1002 which concerns teaching fellowship programs to assist rural school districts in hiring high-quality teachers and creates the "Rural Teacher Grow Your Own Educator Act".
11:20:15 AM  
Matt Gianneschi and Barbara Johnson, representing Colorado Mountain College, came to the table to speak in support of the bill. The witnesses answered questions from the committee.
11:27:40 AM  
There were no more witnesses so Senator Hill closed public testimony. The committee took a brief recess.
11:31:14 AM  
The committee came back to order.
11:32:45 AM  
Senator Todd, co-sponsor, gave closing comments to the bill.


11:36:45 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1002 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Todd
Seconded
Gardner Yes
Merrifield Yes
Neville T. No
Todd Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Priola Excused
Hill No
Final YES: 4   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1189 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


11:36:59 AM  
Senator Neville took over as committee chair. Senators Hill and Todd, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1189 which concerns pilot programs to expand effective teacher residency programs across the state.
11:43:01 AM  
Thomas Brinegar, representing Peak Resources and the board of the Public Education Business Coalition, spoke in support of the bill.
11:47:01 AM  
Barbara Seidl, representing the University
of Colorado Denver, spoke in support of the bill.
11:50:09 AM  
The previous two witnesses answered questions from the committee.
11:51:39 AM  
The co-sponsors distributed amendment L.002 [Attachment B].
11:55:10 AM  
David Roll, Principal of William Smith
High School, Aurora Public Schools, spoke in support of the bill.
12:05:00 PM  
Michelle Murphy, representing the Colorado Rural Schools Alliance, spoke in support of the bill.
12:06:03 PM  
There were no more witnesses present to testify. The co-sponsors explained amendment L.002 [Attachment B] and provided closing comments to the bill.


12:08:38 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Todd
Seconded
Gardner
Merrifield
Neville T.
Todd
Zenzinger
Priola
Hill
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


12:09:43 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1189, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Todd
Seconded
Gardner Yes
Merrifield Yes
Neville T. Yes
Todd Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Priola Yes
Hill Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


12:09:56 PM   Committee Adjourned






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