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H_ED_2022A 04/13/2022 11:02:55 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 04/13/2022
Attendance
Baisley X
Caraveo X
Exum X
Geitner *
Kipp X
Larson *
Michaelson Jenet X
Young X
McLachlan X
Time 11:02:55 AM to 01:24:00 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by McLachlan
This Report was prepared by Colin Schroeder
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB22-1350 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB22-1215 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB22-127 Referred to House Appropriations

HB22-1350 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

11:03:49 AM  
Representatives McCluskie
and Rich presented House Bill 22-1350, Regional Talent Development Initiative
Grant Program.  The bill creates the Regional Talent Development Initiative
Grant Program to develop or expand talent development initiatives in identified
regions of the state.
11:04:55 AM  
Representative McCluskie
distributed amendments L.001 (Attachment A), L.002 (Attachment B), and
L.003 (Attachment C).
11:10:35 AM  
Joe Rice, representing Lockheed Martin, testified in support of the bill. Scott Laband, representing Colorado Succeeds, testified in support of the bill. Jaime Pearson, representing Centura Health, testified in support of the bill.
11:21:50 AM  
Becky Takeda-Tinker, representing the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, testified in support of the bill. Adam Burg, representing Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, testified in support of the bill. Shelli Brunswick, representing Space Foundation, testified in support of the bill. Michael Gifford, representing Associated General Contractors of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
11:30:40 AM  
Berrick Abramson, representing Colorado Commission on Higher Education, testified in support of the bill. Steve Jordan, representing Colorado Trustee Network, testified in support of the bill. John Marshall, representing Colorado Mesa University, testified in support of the bill.


11:40:48 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A)
Moved Young
Seconded Kipp
Baisley
Caraveo
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
Michaelson Jenet
Young
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


11:44:31 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B)
Moved Young
Seconded Kipp
Baisley
Caraveo
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
Michaelson Jenet
Young
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


11:45:02 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment C)
Moved Young
Seconded Kipp
Baisley
Caraveo
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
Michaelson Jenet
Young
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
11:45:03 AM  
The bill sponsors provided closing remarks on the bill.


11:48:25 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1350, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Young
Seconded Kipp
Baisley Yes
Caraveo Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Larson Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Young Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1215 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


11:49:57 AM  
Representatives McCluskie and Bacon presented House Bill 22-1215, Study of Expanding Extended High School Programs. The bill creates the Early College Policy Development Task Force to recommend policies to support statewide development of early college and p-tech programs.
11:51:01 AM  
Representative McCluskie
distributed amendment L.001 (Attachment D).
12:00:20 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
12:03:46 PM  
Aya Benbelkacem,
representing herself, testified in a neutral position on the bill. Frank
Reeves, representing East Grand School District, testified in a neutral
position on the bill. Bill Summers, representing Canon City High School,
testified in a neutral position on the bill.
12:06:57 PM  
Bret McClendon, representing East Grand School District, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
12:17:04 PM  
Noel Ginsburg, representing CareerWise Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Kelly Caufield, representing Colorado Succeeds, testified in support of the bill. Jennifer Mello, representing State Board of Education, testified in support of the bill.
12:24:11 PM  
Matt Gianneschi, representing Colorado Mountain College, testified in support of the bill. Anushka Kathait, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
12:32:39 PM  
The bill sponsors provided closing remarks on the bill.


12:34:36 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment D)
Moved Young
Seconded Kipp
Baisley
Caraveo
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
Michaelson Jenet
Young
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


12:35:51 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1215, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Young
Seconded Kipp
Baisley Yes
Caraveo Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Larson Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Young Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-127 - Referred to House Appropriations


12:36:28 PM  
Representatives McCluskie and Larson presented Senate Bill 22-127, Special Education Funding. The bill increases special education funding and requires the Special Education Fiscal Advisory Committee to complete a report on special education funding in the state.
12:44:52 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
12:47:46 PM  
Lucinda Hundley,
representing Consortium of Directors of Special Education, testified in
support of the bill. Matt Cook, representing Colorado Association of School
Boards, testified in support of the bill. Benjamin Teevan, representing
The Opportunity Coalition & Stand for Children, testified in support
of the bill. Jennifer Iversen, representing herself, testified in support
of the bill.
12:57:02 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions from the committee.
12:58:02 PM  
Connor Long, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Dawn Fritz, representing Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in support of the bill.
01:02:43 PM  
The bill sponsors provided closing remarks on the bill.
01:05:11 PM  
Members of the committee provided closing comments on the bill.
01:11:05 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
01:22:10 PM  
The committee came back to order.


01:23:50 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-127 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Larson
Seconded Kipp
Baisley Yes
Caraveo Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Larson Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Young Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


01:24:00 PM   The committee adjourned.