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S_ED_2020A 02/13/2020 01:35:07 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 02/13/2020
Attendance
Bridges *
Hill X
Lundeen *
Story X
Todd X
Time 01:35:07 PM to 03:21:45 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
Conf 20-Adams State University Board Of Trustees Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
SB20-143 Referred to Senate Appropriations
Conf 20-Western State Colorado University Board Of Trustees Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 20-Metropolitan State University Of Denver Board Of Trustees Favorably Refer to Full Senate
SB20-158 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

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

Conf 20-Adams State University Board Of Trustees - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:35:20 PM  

Senator Todd invited the appointee and reappointee to the board of trustees for Adams State University to come to the table.  Michelle Lueck and Jonathan Marquez introduced themselves and spoke about why they would like to serve or continue to serve on the board.  A copy of the Governor's appointment letter can be found as Attachment A.  They answered questions from the committee.



01:45:13 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Jonathan Marquez and the reappointment of Michele Lueck to the Adams State University Board Of Trustees to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Story
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Hill Yes
Lundeen Yes
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-143 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


01:45:34 PM  

Senator Story, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 20-143, which concerns establishing a higher education student transition pilot program.

01:47:56 PM  

The following people testified on the bill:

01:48:12 PM  

Dr. Angie Paccione, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education, spoke in support of the bill. Dr. Paccione answered questions from the committee.

01:52:29 PM  

Dr. Andy Feinstein, President of the University of Northern Colorado, spoke in support of the bill.

01:58:10 PM  

Dr. Leah Bornstein, President of Aims Community College, spoke in support of the bill.

02:03:15 PM  

The panel of witnesses answered questions from the committee.

02:19:26 PM  

Kelli Kelty, representing Western Colorado University, spoke in support of the bill.

02:22:08 PM  

Shaun Shafer, representing Metropolitan State University of Denver, spoke in support of the bill.

02:26:53 PM  

The committee members and sponsor gave closing comments on the bill.



02:34:31 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-143 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Story
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Hill Yes
Lundeen No
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 20-Western State Colorado University Board Of Trustees - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


02:35:07 PM  

Senator Todd invited the reappointees to the Board of Trustees for Western Colorado University to come to the table.  Pamela Shaddock and Christian Blees introduced themselves to the committee and spoke about their background and about why they would like to continue to serve on the board.  A copy of the Governor's appointment letter can be found as Attachment B.

02:46:05 PM  

The reappointees answered questions from the committee.



02:48:48 PM
Motion Refer the reappointments of Pamela Shaddock and Christian Blees to the Western Colorado University Board Of Trustees to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Story
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Hill Yes
Lundeen Yes
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 20-Metropolitan State University Of Denver Board Of Trustees - Favorably Refer to Full Senate


02:48:59 PM  

Senator Todd invited Dr. Janine Davidson, President of Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver), to come to the table to introduce the appointees to to the MSU Denver Board of Trustees.  Kristin Hultquist, Michael Johnston, and Mario Carrera told the committee about the backgrounds and about why they would like to be appointed to the board.  A copy of the Governor's appointment letter can be found as Attachment C.

02:56:26 PM  

The committee members made comments and the appointees answered questions from the committee members.



03:02:05 PM
Motion Refer the appointments of Michael Johnston, Mario Carrera, and Kristin Hultquist to the Metropolitan State University Of Denver Board Of Trustees to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation.
Moved Story
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Hill Yes
Lundeen Yes
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-158 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

03:02:15 PM  

Senator Todd, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 20-158, which concerns measures related to providing professional training for educators.  A handout was distributed to the committee (Attachment D).

03:08:12 PM  

The following person testified on the bill:

03:09:04 PM  

Dr. Brittany Lane, Director of Teacher Preparation for the Colorado Department of Higher Education, spoke in support of the bill.

03:13:13 PM  

Senator Todd distributed amendments L.011 (Attachment E) and L.010 (Attachment F).  She explained amendment L.010.



03:14:09 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010
Moved Todd
Seconded
Bridges
Hill
Lundeen
Story
Todd
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:14:10 PM  

Senator Todd explained amendment L.011 (Attachment E).



03:15:13 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.011
Moved Todd
Seconded
Bridges
Hill
Lundeen
Story
Todd
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:15:15 PM  

Senator Todd distributed and explained L.008 (Attachment G).



03:16:12 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008
Moved Todd
Seconded
Bridges
Hill
Lundeen
Story
Todd
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:16:13 PM  

Senator Todd distributed and explained amendmnet L.004 (Attachment H).



03:17:08 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004
Moved Todd
Seconded
Bridges
Hill
Lundeen
Story
Todd
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:17:10 PM  

Senator Todd distributed and explained amendment L.005 (Attachment I).



03:17:47 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005
Moved Todd
Seconded
Bridges
Hill
Lundeen
Story
Todd
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:17:48 PM  

Senator Todd distributed and explained amendment L.009 (Attachment J).



03:18:43 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009
Moved Todd
Seconded
Bridges
Hill
Lundeen
Story
Todd
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:19:16 PM  

Senator Todd provided closing comments on the bill.



03:21:14 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-158, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Todd
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Hill Excused
Lundeen Yes
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:21:45 PM   The committee adjourned.






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