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4CE699C544DBB4B18725823B005DE823 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1070

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date Feb 21, 2018      
Location HCR 0112



HB18-1070 - Referred to House Finance


10:05:59 AM  

Representative Young and Representative Wist presented and summarized House Bill 18-1070 concerning additional public school capital construction funding. He distributed a handout to the committee on the Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) program [Attachment A].  The sponsors answered questions from the committee regarding capital construction funding for schools.

10:15:19 AM  

Committee discussion ensued.

10:25:00 AM  

The sponsors continued to answer questions from the committee members regarding capital construction funding for schools.

10:28:47 AM  

Kathy Gebhardt, representing the Colorado Association of School Boards, testified in favor of the bill. She provided an overview of the BEST program and capital construction funding needs for schools in rural areas. Ms. Gebhardt answered questions from the committee regarding future capital construction funding for schools.

10:35:21 AM  

Former Senator Keith King, representing himself, testified in favor of the bill. He discussed capital construction issues in schools and the success of the BEST program. Committee discussion ensued.

10:40:05 AM  

George Welch, representing Opportunity Colorado, testified in favor of the bill. He discussed the capital construction issues in rural school districts and the success of the BEST program. Mr. Welch answered questions from the committee members.

10:46:53 AM  
Bill Wilson, representing Colorado Rural Alliance and Colorado Association of School Executives, spoke in favor of the bill. He discussed the capital construction needs in rural areas and the success of the BEST program in schools that have been granted funding. Committee discussion ensued.
10:53:55 AM  

The sponsors provided closing comments on the bill. The committee members provided closing comments on the bill.



11:05:16 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1070 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Wilson
Seconded Lundeen
Bridges Yes
Everett No
Exum Yes
Garnett Yes
Lee Yes
Leonard Yes
Lundeen Yes
McLachlan Yes
Reyher Yes
Sias Yes
Wilson Yes
Buckner Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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