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h_ed_2017a_2017-03-01t10:25:00z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/01/2017

Location: HCR 0112

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1194



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 17-1194 to the Committee of the W PASS







10:42 AM -- HB17-1194



Representative Foote presented and summarized House Bill 17-1194 concerning technical changes for Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (P-TECH).



10:45 AM --
Josh Abram, Legislative Council Staff, answered questions regarding the fiscal note. He also answered questions regarding the costs of the P-TECH program.



10:51 AM --
Heidi Ringer, Principal at Skyline High School, testified in support of the bill. She discussed the Falcon Tech P-TECH program offered at Skyline High School.



10:54 AM --
Marty Goldberg, representing Front Range Community College, testified in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee regarding high school requirements. Mr. Goldberg also answered questions regarding the transfer of credits.



11:02 AM --
Kelly Caufield, Director of Policy and Advocacy at Colorado Succeeds, testified in support of the bill.



11:05 AM --
Brandon Shaffer, representing the St. Vrain Valley School District, testified in support of the bill. He discussed the role of IBM in the P-TECH program in Colorado. Mr. Shaffer answered previous questions from the committee regarding funding.





11:08 AM



Representative Foote provided closing comments on the bill.



The committee members provided closing comments on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1194
TIME: 11:08:52 AM
MOVED: Buckner
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1194 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 13-0.
SECONDED: Garnett
VOTE
Bridges
Yes
Everett
Yes
Exum
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Humphrey
Yes
Lee
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Lundeen
Yes
McLachlan
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Final YES: 13 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







11:09 AM



The committee adjourned.








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