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S_ED_2018A 04/26/2018 01:35:51 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 04/26/2018
Attendance
Gardner X
Merrifield *
Neville T. X
Todd X
Zenzinger X
Priola X
Hill X
Time 01:35:51 PM to 03:01:24 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
Conf 18-Community Colleges And Occupational Education — State Board For Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
SB18-215 Postponed Indefinitely
HB18-1379 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB18-1266 Referred to Senate Appropriations

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


01:36:27 PM  

Senator Hill invited those present from the Private Occupational School Board to come to the table.  Lorna Candler, Director of the Division of Private Occupational Schools, came to the table to introduce the appointee to the board, Timothy Guerrero.

01:38:04 PM  

Mr. Guerrero introduced himself to the committee.  A copy of the Governor's appointment letter can be found as Attachment A.  Mr. Guerrero answered questions from the committee.



01:42:34 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Timothy Guerrero 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 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



Conf 18-Community Colleges And Occupational Education — State Board For - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:42:39 PM  

Senator Hill invited the appointees to the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education to come to the table.  Dr. Nancy McCallin, President of the Colorado Community College System, came to the table to introduce two appointees to the board, Maria-Vittoria Carminati and Daniel Villanueva.  A copy of the Governor's appointment letter can be found as Attachment B.

01:45:39 PM  

Ms. Carminati introduced herself and spoke about her personal, educational, and professional background, and about why she would like to serve on the board. Mr. Villanueva introduced himself and spoke about his background and about why he would like to be appointed to the board. The appointees answered questions from the committee.

01:50:24 PM  
Dr. McCallin answered questions from the committee.


01:53:34 PM
Motion Refer the appointments of Daniel Villanueva and Maria-Vittoria Carminati to the State Board for Community Colleges And Occupational Education to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Priola
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



HB18-1379 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


01:56:45 PM  

Senator Priola took over as committee chair.  Senator Hill, sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1379 which concerns the financing of public schools.  He explained several provisions of the bill.

01:59:56 PM  
The sponsor answered questions from the committee. Committee discussion ensued.
02:12:36 PM  
The committee continued to discuss the bill.
02:12:47 PM  

Matt Cook, representing the Colorado Association of School Boards, spoke in support of the bill.  He answered questions from the committee.  Committee discussion ensued.

02:15:38 PM  
Amie Baca-Oehlert, representing the Colorado Education Association, spoke in support of the bill. Ms. Baca-Oehlert answered questions from the committee.
02:27:37 PM  
There were no other witnesses present so
Senator Priola closed public testimony.
02:28:08 PM  
Senator Hill gave closing comments to the bill. Committee discussion ensued.


02:31:37 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1379 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Hill
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



HB18-1266 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:32:02 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
02:38:00 PM  
The committee came back to order. Senator Todd, co-sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1266 which concerns expanding the Career Development Success Pilot Program.
02:42:09 PM  
Kelly Caufield, representing Colorado Succeeds, spoke in support of the bill. Ms. Caufield answered questions from the committee.
02:47:18 PM  
Brandon Shaffer, representing the St. Vrain
Valley School District, spoke in support of the bill.
02:53:54 PM  
There were no more witnesses, so public
testimony was closed.  The sponsor and committee members gave closing
comments to the bill.


03:01:10 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1266 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Todd
Seconded
Gardner Excused
Merrifield Yes
Neville T. No
Todd Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Priola Yes
Hill Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-215 - Postponed Indefinitely


01:54:00 PM  

Senator Crowder, co-sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-215 which concerns additional funding for rural schools for the 2018-19 budget year.  He asked the committee to postpone the bill indefinitely.



01:56:25 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 18-215 indefinitely.
Moved Hill
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


03:01:24 PM   Committee Adjourned






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