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h_ed_2017a_2017-02-27t13:30:17z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/27/2017

Location: HCR 0112

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1160



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment E). The motion p

Refer House Bill 17-1160, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS





02:53 PM



The committee recessed.





02:59 PM



The committee came back from recess.





02:59 PM -- HB17-1160



Representative Hamner and Representative Wilson presented and summarized House Bill 17-1160 concerning authorizing a local education provider to determine the language in which a student who is an English language learner takes reading assessments in kindergarten through third grade.



Representative Hamner and Representative Wilson answered questions regarding the Reading to Ensure Academic Development (READ) Act and assessments for language and reading.



03:06 PM --
Emily Volkert, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She discussed her experience as a teacher and the use of assessments. She provided a handout of her testimony (Attachment D).



17HouseEd0227AttachD.pdf17HouseEd0227AttachD.pdf



03:10 PM --
Christine Muldoon, representing Denver Public Schools, testified in support of the bill. She answered a question from the committee regarding the assessment necessary for language skills.



03:17 PM --
Lisa Escarcega, Executive Director of the Colorado Association of School Executives, testified in support of the bill.



03:20 PM --
Jorge Garcia, Executive Director of the Colorado Association for Bilingual Education, testified in support of the bill.



03:26 PM --
Jen Walmer, representing Democrats for Education Reform, testified in support of the bill.



Representative Lundeen distributed and summarized amendment L.001 (Attachment E).



17HouseEd0227AttachE.pdf17HouseEd0227AttachE.pdf

BILL: HB17-1160
TIME: 03:31:25 PM
MOVED: Lundeen
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment E). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Everett
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





03:33 PM



Representative Wilson answered questions from the committee regarding reduction in costs.



The co-sponsors provided closing comments on the bill.



The committee members provided closing comments.

BILL: HB17-1160
TIME: 03:36:52 PM
MOVED: Wilson
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1160, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 13-0.
SECONDED: Buckner
VOTE
Bridges
Yes
Everett
Yes
Exum
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Lee
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Lundeen
Yes
McLachlan
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Sias
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Final YES: 13 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS
















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