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H_ED_2017A 04/24/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Date: 04/24/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:38 PM to 05:18 PM
Bridges
X
Everett
*
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:
SB17-103

HB17-1347

SB17-039
Referred to House Appropriations

Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Postponed Indefinitely





01:40 PM -- SB17-103



Representative Pettersen presented and summarized Senate Bill 17-103 concerning implementing research based early learning strategies as corrective actions in the public elementary and secondary education accountability system.



01:42 PM --
Bill Jaeger, representing the Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee regarding research based assistance for public education.





01:52 PM



Mr. Jaeger continued to answer questions from the committee.



































02:02 PM



Committee discussion ensued.



02:06 PM --
Julie Whitacre, representing the Colorado Education Association, testified in support of the bill. She answered questions from the committee.



02:11 PM --
Jen Walmer, representing Democrats for Education Reform, testified in support of the bill. She answered questions from the committee.



02:15 PM --
Evie Hudak, representing the Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in support of the bill.





02:22 PM



Representative Pettersen provided closing comments on the bill.



The committee members provided closing comments on the bill.

BILL: SB17-103
TIME: 02:25:37 PM
MOVED: Pettersen
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-103 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 7-6.
SECONDED: Garnett
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



















02:26 PM -- HB17-1347



Representative Garnett presented and summarized House Bill 17-1347 concerning the requirement that student records that document safety threats made by a student are transferred with the student's other records when the student transfers to a new public school.



Representative Garnett answered questions from the committee.



02:37 PM --
Jennifer Anderson, representing the Colorado Attorney General's Office, testified in support of the bill. She answered questions from the committee.



02:44 PM --
Maryann Peratt, representing Jefferson County Schools, testified in support of the bill. She answered questions from the committee.



02:56 PM --
Evie Hudak, representing the Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in support of the bill.



02:57 PM --
Kerrie Dallman, representing the Colorado Education Association, testified in support of the bill. She answered questions from the committee.



03:02 PM -- George Mumma, representing the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office, testified in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee.



03:14 PM --
Chris Johnson, Executive Director of the County Sheriffs of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



03:16 PM --
Michael Eaton, representing the Colorado Association of School Safety Officers, testified in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee.



Representative Garnett answered questions from the committee.



03:32 PM --
Bryan Krause, representing the St. Vrain Valley School District, testified in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee.



03:38 PM --
Gladys Villa, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



Committee discussion ensued.



Ms. Villa answered questions from the committee.



































03:47 PM



Representative Garnett provided closing comments on the bill.



The committee members provided closing comments on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1347
TIME: 03:53:28 PM
MOVED: Garnett
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1347 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 10-3.
SECONDED: Pettersen
VOTE
Bridges
Yes
Everett
No
Exum
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Lee
Yes
Leonard
No
Lundeen
Yes
McLachlan
Yes
Navarro
No
Sias
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Final YES: 10 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





03:54 PM -- SB17-039



Representative Ransom presented and summarized Senate Bill 17-039 concerning  the creation of income tax credits for non-public education. She distributed a letter (Attachment A) and written testimony (Attachment B).



17HouseEd0424AttachA.pdf17HouseEd0424AttachA.pdf 17HouseEd0424AttachB.pdf17HouseEd0424AttachB.pdf



























04:01 PM --
Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff, answered questions regarding the fiscal note. She distributed a handout on the net budget impact of the bill (Attachment C).



17HouseEd0424AttachC.pdf17HouseEd0424AttachC.pdf



04:10 PM



Representative Ransom answered questions from the committee.



04:14 PM --
Jenna Ellis, representing the Centennial Institute, testified in support of the bill. She answered questions from the committee.



04:20 PM --
John Rea, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. He answered questions from the committee.



04:27 PM --
Angela Engel, representing Uniting 4 Kids, testified in opposition to the bill.



04:32 PM --
Stuart Pack, representing the Anti-Defamation League, testified in opposition to the bill. He answered questions from the committee.



04:39 PM --
John St. John, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.



04:42 PM --
Matt Cook, representing the Colorado Association of School Boards, the Colorado Education Association, and the Colorado Association of School Board Executives, testified in opposition to the bill.



04:44 PM --
Tim Krug, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. He answered questions from the committee.



04:48 PM --
Wendy Vogel, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



04:51 PM --
Bob Kaser, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. He distributed a copy of his testimony to the committee (Attachment D).



17HouseEd0424AttachD.pdf17HouseEd0424AttachD.pdf



04:55 PM --
Delana Maynes, representing Taxpayers for Public Education, testified in opposition to the bill.



04:58 PM --
Evie Hudak, representing the Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in opposition to the bill.























05:00 PM



Representative Ransom distributed and summarized amendment L.003 (Attachment E).



17HouseEd0424AttachE.pdf17HouseEd0424AttachE.pdf

BILL: SB17-039
TIME: 05:02:23 PM
MOVED: Everett
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment E). The motion failed on a vote of 6-7.
SECONDED: Navarro
VOTE
Bridges
No
Everett
Yes
Exum
No
Garnett
No
Lee
No
Leonard
Yes
Lundeen
Yes
McLachlan
No
Navarro
Yes
Sias
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Buckner
No
Pettersen
No
YES: 6 NO: 7 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL





05:05 PM



Representative Ransom provided closing comments on the bill.



The committee members provided closing comments on the bill.



























BILL: SB17-039
TIME: 05:15:01 PM
MOVED: Everett
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-039 to the Committee on Finance. The motion failed on a vote of 6-7.
SECONDED: Lundeen
VOTE
Bridges
No
Everett
Yes
Exum
No
Garnett
No
Lee
No
Leonard
Yes
Lundeen
Yes
McLachlan
No
Navarro
Yes
Sias
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Buckner
No
Pettersen
No
YES: 6 NO: 7 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL


























































BILL: SB17-039
TIME: 05:17:06 PM
MOVED: Buckner
MOTION: Postpone Senate Bill 17-039 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 7-6.
SECONDED: Lee
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





05:18 PM



The committee adjourned.


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