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2525088217D8650C87258281005D9107 Hearing Summary


Date May 2, 2018      
Location RM 271

SB18-228 - Postponed Indefinitely

11:02:01 AM  

Representative Van Winkle, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-228.  Under current law, school districts are required to have open enrollment policies that allow a student to enroll in a district school other than his or her assigned school, or to enroll in a school in another school district.  For students who enroll across district boundaries, a receiving school district may only transport students from an adjacent school district, and may only reimburse a parent or guardian for transporting such students, if the adjacent school district consents to the transportation.  This bill allows a school district to transport a student from any district and to arrange transportation for enrolled students without seeking the consent of the student's resident district.


Representative Van Winkle provided a handout to the committee [Attachment A]. He explained amendment L.002 [Attachment B].

11:05:44 AM  
Representative Van Winkle answered questions from the committee.
11:09:22 AM  
Luke Ragland, Ready Colorado, testified in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee.
11:16:42 AM  
Matt Cook, Colorado Association of School Boards, testified in opposition to the bill. He answered questions from the committee.
11:25:50 AM  
Nate Golich, Colorado Education Association, testified in opposition to the bill. He answered questions from the committee.

11:34:03 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 [Attachment B].
Moved Williams D.
Seconded Humphrey
Williams D.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
11:34:04 AM  
Representative Van Winkle made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members made comments regarding the bill.

11:38:15 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-228, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Williams D.
Seconded Leonard
Benavidez No
Hooton No
Humphrey Yes
Leonard Yes
Melton No
Weissman No
Williams D. Yes
Lontine No
Foote No
YES: 3   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL

11:38:28 AM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 18-228 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Melton
Seconded Lontine
Benavidez Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Leonard No
Melton Yes
Weissman Yes
Williams D. No
Lontine Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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