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H_ED_2019A 04/11/2019 01:31:11 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 04/11/2019
Attendance
Baisley X
Buck X
Buckner X
Coleman X
Cutter X
Exum X
Geitner X
Larson X
McCluskie *
Michaelson Jenet *
Wilson X
Buentello *
McLachlan X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 01:31:11 PM to 06:24:08 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Representative McLachlan
This Report was prepared by Meghan MacKillop
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB19-002 Referred to House Finance
HB19-1249 Postponed Indefinitely
SB19-010 Referred to House Appropriations
HB19-1276 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB19-189 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

SB19-002 - Referred to House Finance


01:31:32 PM  

Representatives Roberts and Jackson, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-002, concerning the regulation of student loan servicers. The bill requires student loan servicers to obtain a license from the Administrator of the Uniform Consumer Credit Code in the Department of Law. The bill also establishes the Student Loan Ombudsperson, within the Office of the Attorney General, to provide assistance to student loan borrowers by responding to complaints, analyzing data, and creating education materials and courses. The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.

01:43:32 PM  

The following people provided testimony:

01:43:53 PM  

Nikolai Frant, representing the Office of the Attorney General, responded to questions from the committee regarding the bill.

01:50:42 PM  

Kurt Morrison, representing the Office of the Attorney General, stated that the Attorney General supports the bill and answered questions from the committee.

01:57:22 PM  

Trey Rogers, representing Educational Credit Management Corporation, testified in opposition to the bill and distributed a copy of his testimony to the committee (Attachment A).

02:04:41 PM  

Anna Lee, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:08:34 PM  

Charley Olena, New Era Colorado, testified in support of the bill and distributed letters from students to the committee (Attachment B).

02:11:50 PM  

Gabrielle Healy, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:15:20 PM  

The above three-person panel responded to questions from the committee.

02:17:01 PM  

Jennifer Waller, representing Colorado Banker Association, testified in support of the bill.

02:18:36 PM  

Mary Marchun, representing Independent Bankers of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

02:19:37 PM  

Ms. Waller and Ms. Marchum responded to questions from the committee.

02:24:39 PM  

Ryan Case, American Federation of Teachers, testified in support of the bill.

02:28:49 PM  

Representatives Jackson and Roberts made concluding comments on the bill, and committee discussion ensued.



02:45:15 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-002 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Buentello
Seconded Michaelson Jenet
Baisley No
Buck No
Buckner Yes
Coleman Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner No
Larson No
McCluskie Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Wilson No
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1249 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:45:38 PM  

The committee recessed.

02:46:14 PM  

The committee came back to order.

02:52:16 PM  

Representatives Sirota and Galindo presented House Bill 19-1249, concerning accountability and safety in school contracts. Testimony on the bill was taken on March 28, 2019. The bill sponsors distributed and explained Amendment L.009 (Attachment C), which strikes everything below the amending clause.

02:57:43 PM  

Shelby Ross, Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to questions from the committee regarding the amendment.



03:00:00 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009
Moved Buentello
Seconded Michaelson Jenet
Baisley
Buck
Buckner
Coleman
Cutter
Exum
Geitner
Larson
McCluskie
Michaelson Jenet
Wilson
Buentello
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:00:06 PM  

The bill sponsors made concluding comments on the bill, and committee discussion ensued.



03:10:26 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1249, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Buentello
Seconded Michaelson Jenet
Baisley No
Buck No
Buckner No
Coleman Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner No
Larson No
McCluskie No
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Wilson No
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
YES: 6   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


03:10:59 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 19-1249 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Buentello
Seconded Buck
Baisley Yes
Buck Yes
Buckner Yes
Coleman No
Cutter No
Exum No
Geitner Yes
Larson Yes
McCluskie Yes
Michaelson Jenet No
Wilson Yes
Buentello No
McLachlan No
Final YES: 7   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-010 - Referred to House Appropriations


03:12:05 PM  

The committee recessed.

03:12:34 PM  

The committee came back to order.

03:13:51 PM  

Representatives McLachlan and Valdez, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-010, concerning professional behavioral health services for schools.  Under current law, the Behavioral Health Care Professional Matching Grant Program, also known as the School Health Professionals Grant Program, provides grants to local education providers (LEP) to increase the presence of school health professionals in schools, provide training for school staff on implementation of substance abuse prevention education, and connect students at risk for substance abuse with available services.  The bill modifies the program to allow grant funding to be used for behavioral health care services, including screenings, counseling, therapy, referrals to community organizations, and training for students and staff of behavioral health issues.  Representative McLachlan distributed a letter in support of the bill (Attachment D) to the committee and responded to committee questions.

03:20:58 PM  

Shelby Ross, Office of Legislative Legal Services, answered questions from the committee about the bill.  Representative McLachlan continued to respond to committee questions about which schools are included in the bill.

03:26:56 PM  

The following people provided testimony:

03:27:42 PM  

Kellan Oliver, representing himself as a student, testified in support of the bill.

03:31:07 PM  

Sarah Davidon, representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

03:34:41 PM  

Mindy Vanderford, Crestone Freedom Project, testified in support of the bill.

03:37:40 PM  

Nicholas Judd, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:41:00 PM  

The above four-person panel answered questions from the committee.

03:51:48 PM  

Evie Hudak, representing the Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in support of the bill.

03:56:38 PM  

Mallory Armstrong, representing National Association of Social Workers, testified in support of the bill.

03:59:18 PM  

Shelby Thonas, representing the National Association of Social Workers, testified in support of the bill.

04:02:39 PM  

Ann Marie Rossi, representing Be Mindful, testified in support of the bill.

04:05:48 PM  

The above four-person panel answered questions from the committee.

04:15:28 PM  

Sarah Barnes, representing the Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill.

04:18:48 PM  

Valerie Schlect, representing Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

04:20:22 PM  

The bill sponsors made concluding comments on the bill, and committee discussion ensued.



04:36:02 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-010 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved McLachlan
Seconded Cutter
Baisley Yes
Buck Yes
Buckner Yes
Coleman Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Larson Yes
McCluskie Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Wilson Yes
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1276 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


04:36:30 PM  

The committee recessed.

04:36:52 PM  

The committee came back to order.

04:44:47 PM  

Representatives Exum and Buentello, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1276, concerning the creation of the ninth grade success program in the Colorado Department of Education to provide grants to local education providers.  The bill specifies what the programs must include and what must be included in a grant application.  The bill sponsors distributed Amendments L.001 and L.002 (Attachments E and F) and responded to committee questions.

05:03:25 PM  

The following people provided testimony:

05:03:40 PM  

Meg Dubray, GOAL Academy, testified in support of the bill.

05:05:38 PM  

Acacia Simental, representing Stand for Children, testified in support of the bill.

05:11:34 PM  

Eulalia Mateo, representing Stand for Children, testified in support of the bill.

05:21:16 PM  

Samantha Nuechterlein, representing Education Reform Now, testified in support of the bill.

05:24:04 PM  

Karen Lewis, representing Advance Via Individual Determination (AVID), testified in support of the bill and distributed materials regarding AVID (Attachment G).

05:27:26 PM  

Kristen Lockwood, representing AVID, testified in support of the bill.

05:29:54 PM  

The above three-person panel answered questions from the committee.

05:38:19 PM  

Neisa Lynch, representing Collegiate Prep Academy, testified in support of the bill.

05:42:22 PM  

Katie Grace, representing Collegiate Prep Academy, testified in support of the bill.

05:45:56 PM  
Krista Spurgin, representing Stand for Children, testified in support of the bill.
05:48:52 PM  

The above three-person panel responded to questions from the committee.

05:52:26 PM  

Representative Exum explained Amendment L.001, and the bill sponsors answered questions from the committee.

05:56:22 PM  

Anna Gerstle, Legislative Council Staff, responded to questions from the committee regarding the amendment.



05:57:57 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Buentello
Seconded Michaelson Jenet
Baisley
Buck
Buckner
Coleman
Cutter
Exum
Geitner
Larson
McCluskie
Michaelson Jenet
Wilson
Buentello
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:58:21 PM  

Representative Buentello explained Amendment L.002, and Ms. Gerstle answered questions from the committee.



05:59:18 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Buentello
Seconded Michaelson Jenet
Baisley
Buck
Buckner
Coleman
Cutter
Exum
Geitner
Larson
McCluskie
Michaelson Jenet
Wilson
Buentello
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:59:29 PM  

The bill sponsors made concluding comments on the bill, and committee discussion ensued.



06:11:51 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1276, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Buentello
Seconded Exum
Baisley No
Buck No
Buckner Yes
Coleman Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner No
Larson Yes
McCluskie Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Wilson Yes
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-189 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


06:12:23 PM  

The committee recessed.

06:12:43 PM  

The committee came back to order.

06:18:16 PM  

Representatives Cutter and Wilson, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-189, concerning the continuation of the Concurrent Enrollment Advisory Board. The bill, which is a sunset bill, continues the board, which is scheduled to repeal on July 1, 2019.

06:21:08 PM  

Representative Wilson distributed and explained Amendment L.002 (Attachment H).



06:22:32 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Wilson
Seconded Buck
Baisley
Buck
Buckner
Coleman
Cutter
Exum
Geitner
Larson
McCluskie
Michaelson Jenet
Wilson
Buentello
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:22:37 PM  

The bill sponsors made concluding comments on the bill.



06:23:41 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-189, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Buck
Seconded Michaelson Jenet
Baisley Yes
Buck Yes
Buckner Yes
Coleman Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Larson Yes
McCluskie Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Wilson Yes
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:24:08 PM   The committee adjourned.






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