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S_ED_2020A 02/12/2020 10:37:36 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 02/12/2020
Attendance
Bridges X
Hill X
Lundeen *
Story X
Todd X
Time 10:37:36 AM to 12:17:46 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
SB20-131 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SB20-031 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call

SB20-131 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


10:37:51 AM  

Senator Foote and Minority Leader Holbert, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 20-131, which concerns funding for Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (p-tech schools). The co-sponsors provided opening comments on the bill.

10:43:18 AM  

The following people testified on the bill:

10:49:08 AM  

Tracy Arledge, representing Central High School in Mesa County School District, testified remotely in support of the bill.  Ms. Arledge answered questions from the committee.

10:55:22 AM  

Brandon Shaffer, representing St. Vrain Valley School District, spoke in support of the bill.

11:01:27 AM  

Patty Quinones, Assistant Superintendent for Innovation, St. Vrain Valley School District, spoke in support of the bill.

11:09:38 AM  

Bill Summers, Principal at Canyon City High School, spoke in support of the bill.

11:14:59 AM  

The preceding three witnesses answered questions from the committee.

11:44:14 AM  

The co-sponsors provided closing comments on the bill and answered questions from the committee.



11:52:16 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-131 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Todd
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Hill Yes
Lundeen Yes
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-031 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


11:52:35 AM  

Senator Story, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 20-031, which concerns an Improve Student Success Innovation Pilot Program through that collaboration of multiple institutions of higher education to increase the number of students who successfully complete postsecondary education.  She distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment A) and provided opening comments on the bill.

11:58:34 AM  

The following people testified on the bill:

11:59:01 AM  

Dr. Will Simpkins, Vice President for Student Affairs at Metropolitan State University of Denver, spoke in support of the bill.  Dr. Simpkins answered questions from the committee.

12:03:24 PM  

Senator Story answered questions from the committee.

12:07:04 PM  

Crystal Archuleta, representing herself as a student at Metropolitan State University of Denver, spoke in support of the bill.

12:14:21 PM  

Senator Story distributed and explained amendment L.001 (Attachment B).



12:15:18 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


12:15:56 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-031, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Story
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Hill No
Lundeen No
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



12:15:57 PM
Senator Todd laid over Senate Bill 20-158
until Thursday, February 12th.


12:17:46 PM   The committee adjourned.






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