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S_ED_2019A 04/17/2019 11:55:01 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 04/17/2019
Attendance
Bridges X
Hill X
Lundeen X
Story X
Todd X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 11:55:01 AM to 01:11:23 PM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Todd
This Report was prepared by Rachel Kurtz-Phelan
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1262 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB19-1222 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

HB19-1262 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


11:55:14 AM  
Senator Bridges and Senator Fields, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1262, which concerns state funding for full-day kindergarten educational programs.
11:57:48 AM  
Kiki McGough, representing the Save the Children Action Network, spoke in support of the bill.
12:03:03 PM  
Suzanne Banning, President and CEO of Florence Crittenton Services, and also representing the Colorado Teen Parent Collaborative, spoke in support of the bill.
12:06:19 PM  
Leilani Siens, representing herself as
mom, spoke in support of the bill.
12:08:38 PM  
Jeannie Nelson, representing the Stand
for Children Action Network, spoke in support of the bill.
12:12:38 PM  
Lynn Zimmerman, representing the Colorado Education Association, spoke in support of the bill.
12:20:41 PM  
Amie Baca-Oehlert, President of the Colorado Education Association, spoke in support of the bill.
12:24:13 PM  
Lisa Roy, Executive Director of Early Education for Denver Public Schools, spoke in support of the bill.
12:28:58 PM  
Benjamin Waters, representing Mile High United Way and the Opportunity Coalition, spoke in support of the bill.
12:31:40 PM  
Anna Jo Haynes, Founder of Mile High Early Learning and Chair of the Early Childhood Leadership Council, spoke in support of the bill.
12:41:09 PM  
The co-sponsors and committee members gave
closing comments on the bill.


12:48:38 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1262 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Hill Yes
Lundeen Yes
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1222 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


12:48:46 PM  
Senator Story, sponsor, presented House
Bill 19-1222, which concerns a grant program to reduce the amount of the
International Baccalaureate (IB) exam fee paid by students.  She distributed
and explained amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
12:53:12 PM  
Jan Lotter, Executive Director of the IB Association of Rocky Mountain Schools, spoke in support of the bill.
12:54:19 PM  
Rashmi Irfan, representing herself as a
student in an IB program, spoke in support of the bill.
12:58:04 PM  
Kelsey Day, representing the IB Program,
spoke in support of the bill.
01:07:06 PM  
The panel of witnesses and Senator Story answered questions from the committee.
01:07:23 PM  
Anne Barkis, representing the Poudre School Board, spoke in support of the bill.


01:09:15 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Story
Seconded
Bridges
Hill
Lundeen
Story
Todd
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:09:49 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1222, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Story
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Hill Excused
Lundeen No
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


01:11:23 PM   The committee adjourned.






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