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270EE91E3AD5352A8725831A0058FDFE Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For PUBLIC TESTIMONY AND APPROVAL OF BILL DRAFTS

INTERIM COMMITTEE  EARLY CHILDHOOD AND SCHOOL READINESS
Date Oct 2, 2018      
Location SCR 352



Public Testimony and Approval of Bill Drafts - Committee Discussion Only


10:12:05 AM  
The commission took a brief recess.
10:20:16 AM  
The commission came back to order.
10:20:23 AM  
Representative Buckner explained Bill 2,
which concerns family child care homes facilities licensing.  She
called the first three witnesses to the table.  Tim Garcia, Early
Head Start Director at Early Learning Ventures, was joined by Mary Ingleby,
representing a caregiver network, and Sharon Mathias, representing Kids'
Castle.  The three witnesses spoke about the bill and answered questions
from the commission members.
10:31:28 AM  
Representative Buckner called next three
witnesses to the table. Nicole Riehl, representing Denver's Early Childhood
Council, was joined by Roger Olson, representing Kids' Castle, and Bill
Jaeger, Vice President of Early Childhood Initiatives, for the Colorado
Children's Campaign.  The three spoke about the bill, and Mr. Jaeger
distributed a handout to the commission [Attachment C].
10:47:29 AM  
The commission discussed Bill 2.
10:55:45 AM  
The motion to send Bill 2 to Legislative
Council died for lack of a second.
10:56:17 AM  
Next, the commission discussed Bills 4
and 5 which concern measures to address literacy challenges faced by young
children.  Katie Hinshaw, representing a group of educators, spoke
in support of the bills.  Ms. Hinshaw answered questions from the
commission.
11:04:55 AM  
The commission discussed whether or not
Bills 4 and 5 were ready to send to Legislative Council.
11:07:20 AM  
The commission continued to discuss Bills
4 and 5.
11:13:07 AM  
Josh Abram, Legislative Council Staff,
came to the table to answer questions from the commission.
11:27:03 AM  
Julie Pelegrin, Office of Legislative Legal
Services, responded to questions from the commission on next steps in the
process.  Mr. Abram continued to answer questions.


11:48:17 AM
Motion Move that Bill 4 be included as one of the bills forwarded by the Early Childhood and School Readiness Legislative Commission to Legislative Council.
Moved Merrifield
Seconded Priola
Martinez Humenik No
Merrifield Yes
Pettersen No
Wilson Yes
Priola Yes
Buckner No
YES: 3   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
11:48:18 AM  
The commission discussed Bills 6 and 7.
 Bill 6 concerns funding for full-day kindergarten and Bill 7 concerns
the teacher cadet program.


12:05:23 PM
Motion Move that Bill 7 be included as one of the bills forwarded by the Early Childhood and School Readiness Legislative Commission to Legislative Council.
Moved Priola
Seconded Martinez Humenik
Martinez Humenik Yes
Merrifield Yes
Pettersen Yes
Wilson Yes
Priola Yes
Buckner Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
12:05:24 PM  
The commission discussed which members
would be the House and Senate sponsors of Bill 7.
12:06:38 PM  
The commission discussed Bill 8 which concerns
an income tax credit for early childhood educators.
12:08:12 PM  
Bill Jaeger, Vice President of Early Childhood
Initiatives, Colorado Children's Campaign, came to the table to discuss
the bill and distributed a handout [Attachment D].  Mr. Jaeger expressed
support for the bill.  Christina Walker, Policy and Advocacy Manager,
Clayton Early Learning, also spoke in support of Bill 8.


12:16:38 PM
Motion Move that Bill 8 be included as one of the bills forwarded by the Early Childhood and School Readiness Legislative Commission to Legislative Council.
Moved Merrifield
Seconded Pettersen
Martinez Humenik Yes
Merrifield Yes
Pettersen Yes
Wilson Yes
Priola Yes
Buckner Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
12:16:39 PM  
The commission discussed which members
would be the House and Senate sponsors of Bill 8.
12:19:43 PM  
The commission discussed Letters 1, 2,
and 3 to the Joint Budget Committee requesting continued or increased appropriations
for several programs.


12:23:24 PM
Motion Move that Letter 1 be sent by the Early Childhood and School Readiness Legislative Commission to the Joint Budget Committee.
Moved Martinez Humenik
Seconded Pettersen
Martinez Humenik Yes
Merrifield Yes
Pettersen Yes
Wilson Yes
Priola Yes
Buckner Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


12:24:35 PM
Motion Move that Letter 2 be sent by the Early Childhood and School Readiness Legislative Commission to the Joint Budget Committee.
Moved Merrifield
Seconded Pettersen
Martinez Humenik Yes
Merrifield Yes
Pettersen Yes
Wilson Yes
Priola Yes
Buckner Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


12:26:38 PM
Motion Move that Letter 3 be sent by the Early Childhood and School Readiness Legislative Commission to the Joint Budget Committee.
Moved Martinez Humenik
Seconded Merrifield
Martinez Humenik Yes
Merrifield Yes
Pettersen Yes
Wilson Yes
Priola Yes
Buckner Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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