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S_ED_2016A 03/31/2016 01:30:33 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Date: 03/31/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:30 PM to 03:49 PM
Holbert
X
Johnston
*
Place: SCR 356
Kerr
X
Merrifield
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Neville T.
X
Senator Hill
Todd
X
Woods
X
This Report was prepared by
Marble
X
Rachel Kurtz-Phelan
Hill
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
Presentation by Peak Vista

SB16-148
Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole





01:30 PM -- Presentation by Peak Vista



Senator Hill, chair, welcomed the committee members and audience to the meeting. He invited Pam McManus and David Pump from Peak Vista Community Health Centers to come to the table to talk about their program, the shortage of doctors in the health care industry, and how the education and health care industries can work together. They distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment A).



16SenateEd0331AttachA.pdf16SenateEd0331AttachA.pdf



01:44 PM -- SB16-148



Senator Marble took over as committee chair. Senator Hill, sponsor, came to the table to present Senate Bill 16-148 which requires students to correctly answer a portion of the civics questions on the United States Naturalization Test as part of the existing state requirement for high school students to satisfactorily complete a course on civil government before graduating from high school. The bill was on the table for action only. Senator Hill distributed amendment L.001 (Attachment B) and explained the purpose of the amendment. He answered questions from the committee. Committee discussion ensued.



16SenateEd0331AttachB.pdf16SenateEd0331AttachB.pdf
















BILL: SB16-148
TIME: 01:58:16 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Johnston
Kerr
Merrifield
Neville T.
Todd
Woods
Marble
Hill
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





01:58 PM



The committee continued to discuss the merits of the bill. Senator Merrifield distributed amendment L.020 (Attachment C) and explained the amendment.



16SenateEd0331AttachC.pdf16SenateEd0331AttachC.pdf

BILL: SB16-148
TIME: 02:15:41 PM
MOVED: Merrifield
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.020 (Attachment C). The motion failed on a vote of 3-6.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
No
Johnston
No
Kerr
Yes
Merrifield
Yes
Neville T.
No
Todd
Yes
Woods
No
Marble
No
Hill
No
YES: 3 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL













02:18 PM



Senator Johnston distributed amendment L.018 (Attachment D). Committee discussion ensued. Several members of the committee asked the chair to rule on whether the amendment fits under the title of the bill. Senator Marble found that the amendment does not fit under the title of the bill.



16SenateEd0331AttachD.pdf16SenateEd0331AttachD.pdf



02:25 PM



Senator Kerr distributed amendment L.009 (Attachment E) and explained the amendment. Committee discussion ensued.



16SenateEd0331AttachE.pdf16SenateEd0331AttachE.pdf

BILL: SB16-148
TIME: 02:28:30 PM
MOVED: Kerr
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment E). The motion failed on a vote of 4-5.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
No
Johnston
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Merrifield
Yes
Neville T.
No
Todd
Yes
Woods
No
Marble
No
Hill
No
YES: 4 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL

































02:31 PM



Senator Kerr distributed amendment L.010 (Attachment F) and explained the amendment. Committee discussion ensued.



16SenateEd0331AttachF.pdf16SenateEd0331AttachF.pdf

BILL: SB16-148
TIME: 02:38:42 PM
MOVED: Kerr
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment F). The motion failed on a vote of 3-4.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Excused
Johnston
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Merrifield
Yes
Neville T.
No
Todd
Excused
Woods
No
Marble
No
Hill
No
YES: 3 NO: 4 EXC: 2 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL





02:39 PM



Senator Kerr distributed L.007 (Attachment G) and explained the amendment. Committee discussion ensued.



16SenateEd0331AttachG.pdf16SenateEd0331AttachG.pdf




























BILL: SB16-148
TIME: 02:46:21 PM
MOVED: Kerr
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment G). The motion was withdrawn.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Johnston
Kerr
Merrifield
Neville T.
Todd
Woods
Marble
Hill
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION:





02:48 PM



Senator Kerr distributed amendment L.014 (Attachment H) and explained the amendment.



16SenateEd0331AttachH.pdf16SenateEd0331AttachH.pdf

BILL: SB16-148
TIME: 02:48:34 PM
MOVED: Kerr
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.014 (Attachment H). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Johnston
Kerr
Merrifield
Neville T.
Todd
Woods
Marble
Hill
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection















02:49 PM



Senator Kerr distributed amendment L.015 (Attachment I) and explained the amendment. The committee discussed whether the amendment fits under the title of the bill. Senator Marble ruled that the amendment does not fit under the title of the bill. The committee took a brief recess.



16SenateEd0331AttachI.pdf16SenateEd0331AttachI.pdf



03:19 PM



The committee came back to order. Senator Hill gave closing comments to the bill. Committee discussion ensued.

BILL: SB16-148
TIME: 03:43:47 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-148, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 5-4.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Yes
Johnston
Yes
Kerr
No
Merrifield
No
Neville T.
Yes
Todd
No
Woods
Yes
Marble
No
Hill
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





03:49 PM



The committee adjourned.


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