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H_ED_2016A 05/09/2016 02:11:20 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Date: 05/09/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 02:11 PM to 04:17 PM
Buckner
X
Everett
X
Place: HCR 0112
Fields
*
Garnett
*
This Meeting was called to order by
Lundeen
*
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:
SB16-208

SB16-104

HB16-1343
Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to Appropriations

Amended, Referred to Appropriations





02:11 PM -- SB16-208



Representative Pettersen, chair, welcomed the committee and audience, and discussed the committee's schedule. Representatives Williams and Sias, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 16-208, which clarifies that if a district charter school converts to an institute charter school, or an institute charter school converts to a district charter school, the converted school's funding is still calculated using the formula that applied to the school before the conversion. Representatives Williams and Sias responded to questions from the committee.





02:18 PM



The following people testified:



02:18 PM --
Terry Lewis, representing the Charter School Institute, spoke in support of the bill. Ms. Lewis responded to questions from the committee.





































02:34 PM



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

BILL: SB16-208
TIME: 02:40:05 PM
MOVED: Lee
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-208 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.
SECONDED: Lundeen
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





02:40 PM -- SB16-104



Representative Jon Becker, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 16-104, which creates several new programs to provide incentives for individuals to become teachers in rural school districts, and to support the needs of professional educators in rural school districts. Representative Becker responded to questions from the committee.





03:02 PM



The following people testified:



03:02 PM --
Kevin Schott, representing Deer Trail School District, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Schott responded to questions from the committee.



03:20 PM --
Leslie Colwell, representing the Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Colwell responded to questions from the committee.



















03:27 PM --
Robert Mitchell, representing the Department of Higher Education, spoke about the bill. Dr. Mitchell responded to questions from the committee.



03:48 PM --
Dave Casey, representing Deer Trail School, testified in support of the bill.





03:51 PM



No further witnesses being present, Representative Pettersen closed public testimony. Representative Becker discussed the provisions of Amendment L.013 (Attachment A).



16HouseEd0509AttachA.pdf16HouseEd0509AttachA.pdf

BILL: SB16-104
TIME: 03:53:59 PM
MOVED: Everett
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.013 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Lundeen
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





































03:54 PM



Representative Fields discussed the provisions of Amendment L.016 (Attachment B). The committee discussed the possibility of a second-reading amendment with Representative Becker. Committee discussion ensued.



16HouseEd0509AttachB.pdf16HouseEd0509AttachB.pdf

BILL: SB16-104
TIME: 03:59:50 PM
MOVED: Wilson
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-104, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 8-2, with one member excused.
SECONDED: Everett
VOTE
Buckner
Yes
Everett
No
Fields
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Lundeen
No
Moreno
Yes
Priola
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Windholz
Yes
Lee
Excused
Pettersen
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 2 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS















































04:01 PM -- HB16-1343



Representative Moreno, sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1343, concerning charter school waivers from state law. The bill was on the table for action only. He distributed amendment L.003 (Attachment C).



16HouseEd0509AttachC.pdf16HouseEd0509AttachC.pdf

BILL: HB16-1343
TIME: 04:14:45 PM
MOVED: Moreno
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment C). 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
YES: 6 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS












































BILL: HB16-1343
TIME: 04:15:05 PM
MOVED: Moreno
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1343, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. 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





04:17 PM



The committee adjourned.


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