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H_ED_2017A 04/17/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Date: 04/17/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:34 PM to 05:50 PM
Bridges
X
Exum
X
Place: 0HCR 0112
Garnett
X
Lee
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Leonard
X
Representative Pettersen
Lundeen
*
McLachlan
X
This Report was prepared by
Navarro
X
Damion Pechota
Sias
X
Williams D.
X
Wilson
X
Buckner
X
Pettersen
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB17-1301

HB17-1306

HB17-1276

HB17-1340
Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Referred to House Appropriations

Amended, Referred to House Appropriations

Referred to House Appropriations





01:35 PM -- HB17-1301



Representative Michaelson Jenet presented and summarized House Bill 17-1301 concerning protecting a student's access to school records necessary for enrollment in another educational institution despite outstanding payments due to the school. She distributed a handout (Attachment A) and amendment L.001 (Attachment B).



17HouseEd0417AttachA.pdf17HouseEd0417AttachA.pdf 17HouseEd0417AttachB.pdf17HouseEd0417AttachB.pdf



Representative Michaelson Jenet answered questions from the committee.



01:42 PM --
Jen Walmer, representing Democrats for Education Reform, testified in favor of the bill.



01:45 PM --
John Albright, representing Denver Public Schools, testified in favor of the bill.



01:47 PM --
Jennifer Douglas, representing New Legacy Charter School, testified in favor of the bill.



The previous witnesses answered questions from the committee regarding transcript requests and library fees.

















01:57 PM



Committee discussion ensued.





02:07 PM



The committee continued to discuss the bill.



02:13 PM --
Matt Cook, representing the Colorado Association of School Boards, testified in opposition to the bill. He answered questions from the committee.



02:21 PM --
Robert Garcia, representing Youth for a Change, testified in favor of the bill.



02:23 PM --
Martin Schneider, representing Community Prep School, testified in favor of the bill.



02:26 PM --
America Ramirez, representing Youth for a Change, testified in favor of the bill.



Committee discussion ensued.



02:33 PM --
Tanya Ilela, representing herself, testified in favor of the bill.



02:36 PM --
Dan Schaller, representing Colorado League of Charter Schools, testified in favor of the bill.



Committee discussion ensued.






















































BILL: HB17-1301
TIME: 02:42:07 PM
MOVED: Exum
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Navarro
VOTE
Bridges
Exum
Garnett
Lee
Leonard
Lundeen
Excused
McLachlan
Navarro
Sias
Williams D.
Wilson
Buckner
Pettersen
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection

































































02:43 PM



Representative Michaelson Jenet provided closing comments on the bill.



The committee members provided closing comments on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1301
TIME: 02:46:59 PM
MOVED: Lee
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1301, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-2.
SECONDED: Garnett
VOTE
Bridges
Yes
Exum
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Lee
Yes
Leonard
No
Lundeen
Yes
McLachlan
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Sias
Yes
Williams D.
Yes
Wilson
No
Buckner
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:47 PM -- HB17-1306



Representative McLachlan and Representative Exum presented and summarized House Bill 17-1306 concerning the financing of testing for lead in public schools' drinking water, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.



02:55 PM --
Ron Falco, representing the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, answered questions from the committee regarding lead and public health.



02:59 PM --
Nicole Johnston, representing herself, testified in favor of the bill.

























03:01 PM --
Daniel Nicklas, representing Children's Hospital of Colorado, testified in favor of the bill. He answered questions from the committee.



03:06 PM --
Amy Winterfeld, representing the Colorado Association of Local Public Health Officials and the Colorado Public Health Association, testified in favor of the bill.



03:09 PM --
Dwayne Smith, representing Children's Hospital of Colorado, testified in favor of the bill.



Committee discussion ensued.



03:19 PM --
John Ford, President of the Jefferson County Education Association, and Zach Ford, a student, testified in favor of the bill.



03:23 PM --
Steve Price, representing Denver Water, testified in favor of the bill. He answered questions from the committee.



03:26 PM --
Matt Cook, representing the Colorado Association of School Boards, testified in favor of the bill.



03:28 PM --
Dianna Orf, representing the Colorado Water Congress, testified in favor of the bill.



03:29 PM --
Corrine Rivera Fowler, representing Padres y Jovenes Unidos, testified in favor of the bill.



03:32 PM --
Evie Hudak, representing the Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in favor of the bill.



03:34 PM --
Kristin Green, representing Conservation Colorado, testified in favor of the bill.



Mr. Falco was called back to the table to answer questions regarding lead testing.





03:43 PM



Representative McLachlan and Representative Exum provided closing comments on the bill.



The committee provided closing comments.



Committee discussion ensued.






























BILL: HB17-1306
TIME: 03:48:37 PM
MOVED: Exum
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1306 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 12-1.
SECONDED: McLachlan
VOTE
Bridges
Yes
Exum
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Lee
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Lundeen
Yes
McLachlan
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Sias
Yes
Williams D.
Yes
Wilson
No
Buckner
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Final YES: 12 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





03:50 PM -- HB17-1276



Representative Lontine presented and summarized House Bill 17-1276 concerning prohibiting the use of certain restraints on public school students. She distributed a handout (Attachment C) and amendment L.002 (Attachment D).



17HouseEd0417AttachC.pdf17HouseEd0417AttachC.pdf 17HouseEd0417AttachD.pdf17HouseEd0417AttachD.pdf



03:56 PM --
MaryJo Reimer, Executive Director of the Arc of Colorado, testified in favor of the bill. She answered questions from the committee.



04:01 PM --
Nicolle Gutierrez, representing herself, testified in favor of the bill. She shared a story of her son who was restrained in school.



04:06 PM --
Jennifer Levin, representing Disability Law Colorado, testified in favor of the bill. She answered questions from the committee.























04:12 PM --
Moe Keller, representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in favor of the bill. She distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment E).



17HouseEd0417AttachE.pdf17HouseEd0417AttachE.pdf



04:14 PM --
Laura Ayres, a parent representing herself, testified in favor of the bill. She shared a story about her son.



04:21 PM --
Pamela Bisceglia, representing Advocacy Denver, testified in support of the bill.



04:28 PM --
Alison Daniels, representing Disability Law Colorado, testified in favor of the bill. She answered questions from the committee.



















































































04:52 PM



Committee discussion ensued.

BILL: HB17-1276
TIME: 04:51:31 PM
MOVED: Garnett
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment D). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Lee
VOTE
Bridges
Exum
Garnett
Lee
Leonard
Lundeen
McLachlan
Navarro
Sias
Williams D.
Wilson
Buckner
Pettersen
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection























































04:52 PM



Representative Lontine provided closing comments.

BILL: HB17-1276
TIME: 04:54:23 PM
MOVED: Lee
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1276, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 8-4.
SECONDED: Pettersen
VOTE
Bridges
Yes
Exum
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Lee
Yes
Leonard
No
Lundeen
No
McLachlan
Yes
Navarro
No
Sias
Yes
Williams D.
No
Wilson
Excused
Buckner
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 4 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





04:55 PM




The committee recessed.





05:03 PM



The committee returned from recess.

































05:03 PM -- HB17-1340



Representative Lundeen and Representative Garnett, co-sponsors, presented and summarized House Bill 17-1340 concerning the creation of a legislative interim committee to study school finance issues.





05:14 PM



Committee discussion ensued.



05:22 PM --
Jen Walmer, representing Democrats for Education Reform, testified in favor of the bill.



05:24 PM --
Benjamin Waters, representing the Opportunity Coalition, testified in favor of the bill.



05:26 PM --
Luke Ragland, representing Ready Colorado, testified in favor of the bill.



05:30 PM --
Brian Tanner, representing Colorado Education Association, testified as neutral on the bill.



05:33 PM --
Dan Schaller, representing the Colorado League of Charter Schools, testified in favor of the bill.



Mr. Tanner answered questions from the committee.



Mr. Schaller answered questions from the committee.



05:37 PM --
Kelly Caufied, representing Colorado Succeeds, testified in favor of the bill.



05:40 PM --
Leslie Colwell, representing the Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in favor of the bill.



Ms. Caufield answered questions from the committee.



Ms. Colwell answered questions from the committee.













































05:46 PM



The co-sponsors provided closing comments on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1340
TIME: 05:50:02 PM
MOVED: Garnett
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1340 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 13-0.
SECONDED: Lundeen
VOTE
Bridges
Yes
Exum
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Lee
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Lundeen
Yes
McLachlan
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Sias
Yes
Williams D.
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Final YES: 13 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





05:50 PM



The committee adjourned.


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