Skip to main content
Colorado General AssemblyToggle Main Menu
Agency NameToggle Agency Menu

H_ED_2017A 04/19/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Date: 04/19/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 11:29 AM to 12:32 PM
Bridges
X
Everett
X
Place: HCR 0112
Exum
X
Garnett
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Lee
X
Representative Pettersen
Leonard
X
Lundeen
X
This Report was prepared by
McLachlan
X
Damion Pechota
Navarro
X
Sias
X
Wilson
X
Buckner
X
Pettersen
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB17-1324

HB17-1332
Amended, Referred to House Finance

Referred to the Committee of the Whole





11:30 AM -- HB17-1324



Representative McLachlan and Representative Pettersen, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1324 concerning educational opportunity tax incentives, and, in connection therewith, modifying the existing state income tax deductions for contributions to and distributions of investment earnings from the qualified state tuition program established by CollegeInvest and creating new state income tax credits for qualifying teachers and student teachers who teach in rural schools.



11:37 AM --
Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff, answered questions from the committee regarding the fiscal note.



11:39 AM --
Ali Mickelson, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in favor of the bill. She answered questions from the committee regarding the needs of rural school districts.



11:48 AM --
Michelle Murphy, representing the Colorado Rural Schools Alliance, testified in favor of the bill. She answered questions about teacher shortages in rural school districts.



11:53 AM --
Angela Baier, representing CollegeInvest, was neutral on the bill. She answered questions from the committee regarding research on the impact of tax deductions.



Ms. Mickelson was called back to the table to answer questions from the committee.

















12:03 PM



Committee discussion ensued.



The co-sponsors distributed and discussed amendment L.001 (Attachment A), amendment L.002 (Attachment B), and amendment L.003 (Attachment C).



17HouseEd0419AttachA.pdf17HouseEd0419AttachA.pdf 17HouseEd0419AttachB.pdf17HouseEd0419AttachB.pdf



17HouseEd0419AttachC.pdf17HouseEd0419AttachC.pdf

BILL: HB17-1324
TIME: 12:09:43 PM
MOVED: McLachlan
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Pettersen
VOTE
Bridges
Everett
Exum
Garnett
Lee
Leonard
Lundeen
McLachlan
Navarro
Sias
Wilson
Buckner
Pettersen
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


























BILL: HB17-1324
TIME: 12:10:12 PM
MOVED: McLachlan
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Pettersen
VOTE
Bridges
Everett
Exum
Garnett
Lee
Leonard
Lundeen
McLachlan
Navarro
Sias
Wilson
Buckner
Pettersen
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


























































BILL: HB17-1324
TIME: 12:10:49 PM
MOVED: McLachlan
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment C). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Pettersen
VOTE
Bridges
Everett
Exum
Garnett
Lee
Leonard
Lundeen
McLachlan
Navarro
Sias
Wilson
Buckner
Pettersen
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection

































































12:11 PM



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



The committee members provided closing comments on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1324
TIME: 12:16:25 PM
MOVED: McLachlan
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1324, as amended, to the Committee on Finance. The motion passed on a vote of 7-6.
SECONDED: Pettersen
VOTE
Bridges
Yes
Everett
No
Exum
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Lee
Yes
Leonard
No
Lundeen
No
McLachlan
Yes
Navarro
No
Sias
No
Wilson
No
Buckner
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





12:17 PM -- HB17-1332



Representative Wilson and Representative Bridges, co-sponsors, presented and summarized House Bill 17-1332 concerning state board of education authorization for an alternative teacher license for a person who participates in an alternative teacher program provided by a designated agency working with a non-public early child care facility.



The co-sponsors answered questions from the committee.



12:24 PM --
Shannon Hagermann, representing the University of Colorado, testified in favor of the bill.



12:27 PM --
Stacy Howard, representing Qualistar Colorado, testified in favor of the bill. She answered questions from the committee about the number of students impacted.



















12:30 PM



Representative Wilson and Representative Bridges provided closing comments on the bill.



The members provided closing comments on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1332
TIME: 12:31:20 PM
MOVED: Bridges
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1332 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 12-1.
SECONDED: Wilson
VOTE
Bridges
Yes
Everett
Yes
Exum
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Lee
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Lundeen
No
McLachlan
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Sias
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Final YES: 12 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





12:32 PM



The committee adjourned.


COVID-19 Resources
2021 Ballot Information Booklet (Blue Book)
NORTH ENTRANCE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.  TO ENTER THE CAPITOL, USE THE SOUTH ENTRANCE, UNDER THE STAIRS, AT 14th AVENUE AND SHERMAN STREET.