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H_ED_2016A 03/28/2016 01:32:25 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Date: 03/28/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:32 PM to 07:39 PM
Buckner
X
Everett
X
Place: HCR 0112
Fields
X
Garnett
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Lundeen
X
Representative Pettersen
Moreno
X
Priola
X
This Report was prepared by
Wilson
X
Lisa Gezelter
Windholz
X
Lee
X
Pettersen
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB16-1422

HB16-1289

HB16-1291

HB16-1365

HB16-1116

HB16-1365
Amended, Referred to Appropriations

Amended, Referred to Appropriations

Amended, Referred to Appropriations

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Postponed Indefinitely

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole





01:32 PM -- HB16-1422



Representative Pettersen, chair, welcomed the committee and audience. Representative Wilson made a statement about the introduction and scheduling process for House Bill 16-1422, which funds public schools in Colorado. Representatives Rankin and Hamner, co-sponsors, presented the bill, went over its provisions, and responded to questions from the committee. Representative Hamner distributed a memorandum from Craig Harper, Joint Budget Committee staff (Attachment A). Representatives Hamner and Rankin continued responding to questions from the committee.



16HouseEd0328AttachA.pdf16HouseEd0328AttachA.pdf



02:07 PM --
Marc Carey and Todd Herreid, Legislative Council Staff came to the table to respond to questions from the committee.



02:15 PM --
Julie Pelegrin, Office of Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to respond to questions from the committee. Todd Herreid, Legislative Council Staff, returned to the table to respond to questions from the committee.



















02:21 PM --
Craig Harper, Joint Budget Committee staff, came to the table to respond to questions from the committee.



The following people testified:



02:28 PM --
John Diller, representing the Agate School Board, spoke in support of amending the bill. Mr. Diller responded to questions from the committee.



02:37 PM --
Kendra Ewing, Superintendent of the Agate School District, spoke in support of amending the bill. Ms. Ewing responded to questions from the committee.



03:04 PM --
Leslie Lindauer, representing Cripple Creek Victor School District, spoke in support of amending the bill.



03:10 PM --
Bret Robinson, representing Pawnee School District, spoke in support of amending the bill.





03:16 PM



The preceding two witnesses responded to questions from the committee.



03:19 PM --
Brian Tanner, representing the Colorado Education Association, spoke in support of the bill.



03:23 PM --
Jane Urschel, representing the Colorado Association of School Boards, spoke in support of the bill. Ms. Urschel responded to questions from the committee.





03:26 PM



Representative Hamner discussed the provisions of Amendment L.003 (Attachment B). Committee discussion ensued.



16HouseEd0328AttachB.pdf16HouseEd0328AttachB.pdf
































BILL: HB16-1422
TIME: 03:26:50 PM
MOVED: Lee
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment B). The motion failed on a vote of 3-8.
SECONDED: Fields
VOTE
Buckner
Yes
Everett
No
Fields
Yes
Garnett
No
Lundeen
No
Moreno
No
Priola
No
Wilson
No
Windholz
No
Lee
No
Pettersen
Yes
YES: 3 NO: 8 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL





































































03:42 PM



Representative Hamner discussed Amendment L.004 (Attachment C).



16HouseEd0328AttachC.pdf16HouseEd0328AttachC.pdf

BILL: HB16-1422
TIME: 03:42:38 PM
MOVED: Lee
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment C). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Garnett
VOTE
Buckner
Everett
Fields
Garnett
Lundeen
Moreno
Priola
Wilson
Windholz
Lee
Pettersen
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



















































03:43 PM



Representative Priola discussed the provisions of Amendment L.001 (Attachment D).



16HouseEd0328AttachD.pdf16HouseEd0328AttachD.pdf

BILL: HB16-1422
TIME: 03:44:20 PM
MOVED: Priola
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment D). The chair ruled that the amendment did not fit under the bill title.
SECONDED: Everett
VOTE
Buckner
Everett
Fields
Garnett
Lundeen
Moreno
Priola
Wilson
Windholz
Lee
Pettersen
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION:

















































03:45 PM



Representatives Rankin and Hamner offered closing comments to the bill.

BILL: HB16-1422
TIME: 03:46:43 PM
MOVED: Lee
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1422, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 9-2.
SECONDED: Garnett
VOTE
Buckner
Yes
Everett
No
Fields
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Lundeen
No
Moreno
Yes
Priola
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Windholz
Yes
Lee
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Final YES: 9 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





03:53 PM -- HB16-1289



Representatives Duran and Esgar, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 16-1289, which creates the Career Development Success Pilot Program. The program is designed to provide financial incentives for participating districts and charter schools to encourage high school students to enroll in and complete qualified industry-certificate programs, internship or pre-apprenticeship programs, and advanced placement courses. They distributed Amendments L.005, L.006, and L.007 (Attachments E, F, and G). The co-sponsors responded to questions from the committee.



16HouseEd0328AttachE.pdf16HouseEd0328AttachE.pdf 16HouseEd0328AttachF.pdf16HouseEd0328AttachF.pdf



16HouseEd0328AttachG.pdf16HouseEd0328AttachG.pdf



















04:21 PM



The following people testified:



04:21 PM --
Luke Ragland, representing Colorado Succeeds, spoke in support of the bill. He distributed testimony from the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado and from Elaine Menardi, Computer Science Teacher (Attachments H, I, and J).



16HouseEd0328AttachH.pdf16HouseEd0328AttachH.pdf 16HouseEd0328AttachI.pdf16HouseEd0328AttachI.pdf



16HouseEd0328AttachJ.pdf16HouseEd0328AttachJ.pdf



04:39 PM --
Andre Naranjo, representing himself as a student at St. Vrain Valley School District, spoke in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee.



04:43 PM --
Aabriti Shreestha, representing herself as a student at St. Vrain Valley School District, spoke in support of the bill. She answered questions from the committee.



04:50 PM --
Rhett Sandal, representing himself as a student at St. Vrain Valley School District, spoke in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee.



04:53 PM --
Michael Gifford, representing the Colorado Competitive Council, spoke in support of the bill. Mr. Gifford responded to questions from the committee.



05:05 PM --
Rebecca Meyers, representing the Women's Foundation of Colorado, spoke in support of the bill.



05:09 PM --
Jeff Barratt, Executive Director of Emily Griffith Technical College, spoke in support of the bill.



05:11 PM --
Wendy Nikomo, representing the Colorado Technology Association, spoke in support of the bill.



05:16 PM --
Robert Golden, President and CEO of the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, spoke in support of the bill.



05:21 PM --
Andy Dorsey, representing the Colorado Community College System, spoke in support of the bill.



























05:24 PM



Representatives Esgar and Duran spoke about Amendment L.005 (Attachment E).

BILL: HB16-1289
TIME: 05:25:03 PM
MOVED: Lee
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment E). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Moreno
VOTE
Buckner
Everett
Fields
Garnett
Lundeen
Moreno
Priola
Wilson
Windholz
Lee
Pettersen
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



























































05:25 PM



Representatives Duran and Esgar spoke about Amendment L.006 (Attachment F).

BILL: HB16-1289
TIME: 05:26:16 PM
MOVED: Lee
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment F). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Garnett
VOTE
Buckner
Everett
Fields
Garnett
Lundeen
Moreno
Priola
Wilson
Windholz
Lee
Pettersen
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



























































05:27 PM



Representatives Duran and Esgar spoke about Amendment L.007 (Attachment G).

BILL: HB16-1289
TIME: 05:27:27 PM
MOVED: Lee
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment G). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Garnett
VOTE
Buckner
Everett
Fields
Garnett
Lundeen
Moreno
Priola
Wilson
Windholz
Lee
Pettersen
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



























































05:29 PM



Representatives Duran and Esgar responded to questions from the committee and offered closing comments to the bill. Committee discussion ensued.

BILL: HB16-1289
TIME: 05:37:58 PM
MOVED: Lee
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1289, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 10-1.
SECONDED: Buckner
VOTE
Buckner
Yes
Everett
No
Fields
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Lundeen
Yes
Moreno
Yes
Priola
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Windholz
Yes
Lee
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Final YES: 10 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





05:38 PM -- HB16-1291



The committee recessed.





05:48 PM



The committee came back to order. Representatives Lontine and Duran presented House Bill 16-1291, which supports computer science education in Colorado. They distributed Amendment L.001 (Attachment K).



16HouseEd0328AttachK.pdf16HouseEd0328AttachK.pdf

























05:57 PM



The following people testified:



05:57 PM --
Luke Ragland, representing Colorado Succeeds, spoke in support of the bill.



06:02 PM --
Avynne Trembley, representing herself as a student in the St. Vrain Valley School District, spoke in support of the bill.



06:05 PM --
Sarah Heinen, representing herself as a student in the St. Vrain Valley School District, spoke in support of the bill.



06:10 PM --
Axel Reitzig, robotics teacher from St. Vrain Valley School District, spoke in support of the bill. He distributed a set of handouts to the committee (Attachment L). He responded to questions from the committee.



16HouseEd0328AttachL.pdf16HouseEd0328AttachL.pdf



06:26 PM --
Wendy Nikomo, representing the Colorado Technology Association, spoke in support of the bill.



































































06:30 PM



Representative Lontine spoke about amendment L.001 (Attachment K). Committee discussion ensued.

BILL: HB16-1291
TIME: 06:33:06 PM
MOVED: Lee
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment K). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Garnett
VOTE
Buckner
Everett
Fields
Garnett
Lundeen
Moreno
Priola
Wilson
Windholz
Lee
Pettersen
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



























































06:33 PM



Representative Moreno discussed a possible amendment for second reading. Representatives Lontine and Duran offered closing comments to the bill. Committee discussion ensued.

BILL: HB16-1291
TIME: 06:41:35 PM
MOVED: Lee
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1291, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 9-2.
SECONDED: Buckner
VOTE
Buckner
Yes
Everett
No
Fields
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Lundeen
No
Moreno
Yes
Priola
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Windholz
Yes
Lee
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Final YES: 9 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS























































06:43 PM -- HB16-1116



Representative Fields, sponsor, spoke about House Bill 16-1116, which creates a study of microcredentialing. She requested that the committee postpone the bill indefinitely.

BILL: HB16-1116
TIME: 06:46:31 PM
MOVED: Fields
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1116 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.
SECONDED: Everett
VOTE
Buckner
Yes
Everett
Yes
Fields
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Lundeen
Yes
Moreno
Yes
Priola
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Windholz
Yes
Lee
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





06:47 PM -- HB16-1365



Representatives Moreno and Wilson, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 16-1365, which creates a high-school diploma endorsement in biliteracy. They distributed Amendments L.001, L.003, and L.004 (Attachments M, N, and O). The co-sponsors responded to questions from the committee.



16HouseEd0328AttachM.pdf16HouseEd0328AttachM.pdf 16HouseEd0328AttachN.pdf16HouseEd0328AttachN.pdf



16HouseEd0328AttachO.pdf16HouseEd0328AttachO.pdf



























06:55 PM



The following people testified:



06:55 PM --
Luke Ragland, representing Colorado Succeeds, testified in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



06:56 PM --
Adalberto Cano, representing Adams 14 Schools, spoke in support of the bill. Dr. Cano responded to questions from the committee.



07:10 PM --
Jorge Robles, representing Denver Public Schools, spoke in support of the bill. Mr. Robles responded to questions from the committee.



07:24 PM --
Leslie Colwell, representing the Colorado Children's Campaign, spoke in support of the bill.

BILL: HB16-1365
TIME: 07:28:53 PM
MOVED: Moreno
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment M). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Garnett
VOTE
Buckner
Everett
Fields
Garnett
Lundeen
Moreno
Priola
Wilson
Windholz
Lee
Pettersen
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection






























BILL: HB16-1365
TIME: 07:29:56 PM
MOVED: Wilson
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment N). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Moreno
VOTE
Buckner
Everett
Fields
Garnett
Lundeen
Moreno
Priola
Wilson
Windholz
Lee
Pettersen
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: HB16-1365
TIME: 07:31:14 PM
MOVED: Moreno
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment O). The motion passed on a vote of 9-2.
SECONDED: Wilson
VOTE
Buckner
Yes
Everett
No
Fields
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Lundeen
Yes
Moreno
Yes
Priola
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Windholz
No
Lee
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
YES: 9 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS

















07:32 PM



Representatives Moreno and Wilson offered closing comments to the bill.

BILL: HB16-1365
TIME: 07:33:17 PM
MOVED: Moreno
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1365, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 10-1.
SECONDED: Garnett
VOTE
Buckner
Yes
Everett
No
Fields
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Lundeen
Yes
Moreno
Yes
Priola
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Windholz
Yes
Lee
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Final YES: 10 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





07:39 PM



The committee adjourned.


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