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H_ED_2016A 04/06/2016 10:35:35 AM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Date: 04/06/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 10:35 AM to 12:53 PM
Buckner
X
Everett
X
Place: HCR 0112
Fields
X
Garnett
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Lundeen
*
Representative Pettersen
Moreno
X
Priola
X
This Report was prepared by
Wilson
X
Lisa Gezelter
Windholz
*
Lee
X
Pettersen
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB16-1429

HB16-1128
Amended, Referred to Appropriations

Postponed Indefinitely





10:36 AM -- HB16-1429



Representative Pettersen, chair, welcomed the committee and audience. She passed the gavel to Representative Lee. Representative Pettersen, sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1429, which modifies the criteria for the designation of Alternative Education Campuses in Colorado.



The following people testified:



10:38 AM --
Rich Mestas, representing GOAL Academy, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Mestas responded to questions from the committee.



10:48 AM --
Jennifer Turnbull, representing the New America Schools, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Turnbull responded to questions from the committee.



10:55 AM --
Jody Ernst, representing Momentum Strategy and Research, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Ernst responded to questions from the committee.



11:04 AM --
Heather Omara, representing Hope Online Learning Academy, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Omara responded to questions from the committee.



11:12 AM --
Ms. Ernst returned to the table to respond to questions from the committee.



















11:13 AM



No further witnesses being present, Representative Lee closed public testimony. Representative Pettersen discussed the provisions of Amendment L.001 (Attachment A).



16HouseEd0406AttachA.pdf16HouseEd0406AttachA.pdf

BILL: HB16-1429
TIME: 11:13:43 AM
MOVED: Pettersen
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Moreno
VOTE
Buckner
Everett
Fields
Garnett
Lundeen
Moreno
Priola
Wilson
Windholz
Excused
Lee
Pettersen
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



















































11:14 AM



Representative Pettersen gave closing comments to the bill and thanked the witnesses. Committee discussion ensued.

BILL: HB16-1429
TIME: 11:15:34 AM
MOVED: Pettersen
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1429, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.
SECONDED: Moreno
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





11:16 AM -- HB16-1128



The committee recessed.





11:19 AM



The committee came back to order. Representative Lundeen, sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1128, which expands and regulates concurrent enrollment programs in Colorado. Representative Lundeen responded to questions from the committee and distributed Amendment L.006 (Attachment B).



16HouseEd0406AttachB.pdf16HouseEd0406AttachB.pdf























11:32 AM



The following people testified:



11:32 AM --
Callan Clark, representing the Special Education Directors Consortium and the Colorado Association of School Executives, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Clark responded to questions from the committee.



11:38 AM --
Jason Hopfer, representing the Colorado Community College System, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Hopfer responded to questions from the committee.



11:48 AM --
Julie Pelegrin, Office of Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to respond to questions from the committee.





11:50 AM



Committee discussion ensued.



11:51 AM --
Matt Cook, representing the Colorado Association of School Boards, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Cook responded to questions from the committee.



11:56 AM --
Kathy Plomer, representing Adams 12 School Board and the Colorado Association of School Boards, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Plomer responded to questions from the committee.



12:03 PM --
Shila Adolph, representing Bethune School District, responded to questions from the committee and testified in opposition to the bill.



12:09 PM --
Scott Springer, representing Denver Public Schools, spoke about amending the bill. Mr. Springer responded to questions from the committee.



12:19 PM --
Tom Coyne, representing himself, spoke in support of the bill.



12:23 PM --
Mary Perez, representing Falcon School District 49, spoke in support of the bill. Ms. Perez responded to questions from the committee.



12:33 PM --
Eboney Richard, representing herself as a student in concurrent enrollment, spoke in support of the bill.



































12:36 PM



No further witnesses being present, Representative Lee closed public testimony. Representative Lundeen responded to questions from the committee.

BILL: HB16-1128
TIME: 12:43:00 PM
MOVED: Wilson
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment C). The motion passed without objection.

16HouseEd0406AttachC.pdf16HouseEd0406AttachC.pdf
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: HB16-1128
TIME: 12:37:22 PM
MOVED: Lundeen
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment B), as amended. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Everett
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: HB16-1128
TIME: 12:45:00 PM
MOVED: Lundeen
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1128, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 5-6.
SECONDED: Everett
VOTE
Buckner
No
Everett
Yes
Fields
No
Garnett
No
Lundeen
Yes
Moreno
No
Priola
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Windholz
Yes
Lee
No
Pettersen
No
YES: 5 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL
BILL: HB16-1128
TIME: 12:52:25 PM
MOVED: Moreno
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1128 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 6-5.
SECONDED: Garnett
VOTE
Buckner
Yes
Everett
No
Fields
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Lundeen
No
Moreno
Yes
Priola
No
Wilson
No
Windholz
No
Lee
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





12:53 PM



The committee adjourned.


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