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H_ED_2018A 03/21/2018 10:46:08 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 03/21/2018
Attendance
Bridges X
Everett X
Exum X
Garnett *
Lee *
Leonard X
Lundeen *
McLachlan X
Reyher X
Sias X
Wilson X
Buckner X
Pettersen X
Time 10:46:08 AM to 12:35:17 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Pettersen
This Report was prepared by Damion Pechota
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB18-1019 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB18-087 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

HB18-1019 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


10:46:09 AM  
Representative Foote presented and summarized
House Bill 18-1019 concerning K-12 accreditation weighted factors. He answered
questions from the committee. He distributed and discussed amendment L.001
[Attachment A].
10:52:38 AM  
Cathy Kipp, representing the Poudre School
District, testified in opposition to the bill.
10:55:21 AM  
Jinger Haberer, Assistant Superintendant
of Student Achievement for the Poudre School District, testified in opposition
to the bill.
10:59:24 AM  
The previous two witnesses answered questions from the committee.
11:04:48 AM  

Brandon Shaffer, representing the St. Vrain Valley School District, testified in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee.

11:16:01 AM  
Mr. Shaffer continued to answer questions from the committee.
11:21:48 AM  

Jen Walmer, representing Democrats for Education Reform, testified in support of the bill.

11:24:33 AM  
Luke Ragland, representing ReadyCO, testified in support of the bill.
11:24:34 AM  

Representative Lundeen distributed and discussed amendment L.002 [Attachment B], which amends amendment L.001.



11:33:07 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Lundeen
Seconded McLachlan
Bridges No
Everett No
Exum No
Garnett Excused
Lee No
Leonard No
Lundeen Yes
McLachlan No
Reyher No
Sias Excused
Wilson Yes
Buckner No
Pettersen No
YES: 2   NO: 9   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


11:33:30 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Buckner
Seconded McLachlan
Bridges
Everett
Exum
Garnett Excused
Lee
Leonard
Lundeen
McLachlan
Reyher
Sias Excused
Wilson
Buckner
Pettersen
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
11:33:31 AM  
Representative Foote provided closing comments on the bill. The committee members provided closing comments on the bill.


11:39:22 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1019, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Buckner
Seconded Lundeen
Bridges Yes
Everett Yes
Exum Yes
Garnett Yes
Lee Yes
Leonard Yes
Lundeen Yes
McLachlan No
Reyher Yes
Sias Yes
Wilson No
Buckner No
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-087 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


11:39:30 AM  
Representative Winter presented and summarized Senate Bill 18-087 concerning in-state tuition for foreign nationals settled in Colorado.
11:42:29 AM  
Jennifer Wilson, representing the International Rescue Committee, testified in favor of the bill. She answered questions from the committee.
11:55:50 AM  
Ms. Wilson continued to answer questions from the committee.
12:03:02 PM  

Maytham Alshadaad, representing the Denver Refugee and Immigrant Vitalization and Empowerment (DRIVE) Project, testified in support of the bill. He discussed his experience as an interpreter for the United States Army in Iraq. He answered questions from the committee.

12:13:18 PM  

Asam Alweily, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee.

12:15:54 PM  

Garett Reppenhagen, representing the Vet Voice Foundation, testified in support of the bill.

12:18:48 PM  

Enas Alsharea, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She discussed her experience as a refugee with a brother who worked with the United States Army.

12:25:18 PM  
Representative Lundeen presented and summarized amendment L.002 [Attachment C].
12:26:28 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.


12:33:02 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Lundeen
Seconded Everett
Bridges No
Everett Yes
Exum No
Garnett No
Lee No
Leonard Yes
Lundeen Yes
McLachlan No
Reyher Yes
Sias Yes
Wilson Yes
Buckner No
Pettersen No
YES: 6   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
12:33:03 PM  
Representative Winter provided closing comments on the bill. The committee members provided closing comments.


12:34:31 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-087 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Buckner
Seconded Bridges
Bridges Yes
Everett No
Exum Yes
Garnett Yes
Lee Yes
Leonard No
Lundeen No
McLachlan Yes
Reyher Yes
Sias No
Wilson No
Buckner Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


12:35:17 PM   Committee Adjourned






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