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H_ED_2016A 05/04/2016 10:51:07 AM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Date: 05/04/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 10:51 AM to 01:37 PM
Buckner
X
Everett
X
Place: HCR 0112
Fields
X
Garnett
*
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
*
Pettersen
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
SB16-193

HB16-1463

SB16-072
Referred to Appropriations

Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to Appropriations





10:51 AM -- SB16-193



Representative Pettersen, chair, welcomed the committee and audience. Majority Leader Duran, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 16-193, which provides funding for Safe2Tell to provide increased training and wider distribution of materials statewide. Majority Leader Duran responded to questions from the committee.





10:53 AM



The following people testified:



10:53 AM --
Jennifer Anderson, representing the Department of Law, testified in support of the bill. Susan Payne, Director of Safe2Tell, joined Ms. Anderson at the table to speak in support of the bill. Ms. Payne responded to questions from the committee.



































11:28 AM



No further witnesses being present, Representative Pettersen closed public testimony.

BILL: SB16-193
TIME: 11:29:08 AM
MOVED: Lee
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-193 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





11:33 AM -- HB16-1463



Representatives Moreno and Joshi, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 16-1463, which allows school districts to charge parents for Breakfast After the Bell under certain circumstances. Representatives Moreno and Joshi responded to questions from the committee.





11:49 AM



The following people testified:



11:49 AM --
Nathanael Kim, representing himself, spoke in opposition to the bill. Mr. Kim responded to questions from the committee.



11:52 AM --
Daniel Kim read a prepared statement from Cheryl Higa Shida, representing herself, in opposition to the bill.





















11:53 AM --
Sandra Ruiz, representing herself, spoke in opposition to the bill. Ms. Ruiz responded to questions from the committee.



11:56 AM --
Marina Guerrero, representing herself, spoke in opposition to the bill through a translator.



11:58 AM --
Allison Meier, representing herself, spoke in opposition to the bill. Ms. Meier responded to questions from the committee.



12:00 PM --
Juan Evangelista, representing Padres y Jovenes Unidos, spoke in opposition to the bill. Mr. Evangelista responded to questions from the committee.



12:04 PM --
Ricardo Martinez, representing Padres y Jovenes Unidos, spoke in opposition to the bill. Mr. Martinez responded to questions from the committee.



12:18 PM --
Julie Whitacre, representing the Colorado Education Association, spoke in opposition to the bill. Ms. Whitacre responded to questions from the committee.



12:24 PM --
Leticia Zuniga, representing herself, spoke in opposition to the bill through a translator.



12:29 PM --
Monica Henderson, representing the Colorado School Nutrition Association, spoke in support of the bill. Ms. Henderson responded to questions from the committee.



12:45 PM --
Lorena Limon, representing herself, testified in opposition the bill through a translator.



12:48 PM --
Cate Blackford, representing Hunger Free Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Blackford responded to questions from the committee.





























































12:57 PM



No further witnesses being present, Representative Pettersen closed public testimony. Representatives Moreno and Joshi offered closing comments to the bill.

BILL: HB16-1463
TIME: 12:58:03 PM
MOVED: Moreno
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1463 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 8-3.
SECONDED: Lee
VOTE
Buckner
No
Everett
Yes
Fields
No
Garnett
Yes
Lundeen
Yes
Moreno
Yes
Priola
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Windholz
Yes
Lee
Yes
Pettersen
No
Final YES: 8 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





01:06 PM -- SB16-072



Representatives Garnett and Wilson presented Senate Bill 16-072, which makes certain changes to the Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) lease-purchase system.



The following people testified:



01:10 PM --
Benjamin Waters, representing the Opportunity Coalition, spoke in support of the bill. He read a statement from the superintendent of Mapleton Public Schools. Mr. Waters responded to questions from the committee. Committee discussion ensued.



01:17 PM --
Scott Newell, representing the BEST Program, came to the table to respond to questions from the committee.





















01:30 PM



No further witnesses being present, Representative Pettersen closed public testimony. The co-sponsors discussed the provisions of Amendments L.007 and L.009 (Attachments A and B).



16HouseEd0504AttachA.pdf16HouseEd0504AttachA.pdf 16HouseEd0504AttachB.pdf16HouseEd0504AttachB.pdf

BILL: SB16-072
TIME: 01:30:50 PM
MOVED: Garnett
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment B). The motion passed on a vote of 8-3.
SECONDED: Lee
VOTE
Buckner
Yes
Everett
No
Fields
No
Garnett
Yes
Lundeen
No
Moreno
Yes
Priola
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Windholz
Yes
Lee
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
YES: 8 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS
BILL: SB16-072
TIME: 01:32:15 PM
MOVED: Wilson
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment A). 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
YES: 10 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





































































01:34 PM



Representatives Garnett and Wilson offered closing comments to the bill.

BILL: SB16-072
TIME: 01:34:14 PM
MOVED: Wilson
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-072, 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





01:37 PM



The committee adjourned.


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