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880D586246E975158725839F00724A28 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1121

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date Feb 12, 2019      
Location HCR 0107



HB19-1121 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


01:48:24 PM  

Representatives McCluskie and Roberts, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1121, concerning fifth-year high school and Accelerating Students through Concurrent Enrollmen (ASCENT) program students. The bill establishes priority criteria for allocating ASCENT program slots and extends the grandfather clause for early colleges that was established in Senate Bill 18-225 for one year. Representative McCluskie distributed Amendment L.002 (Attachment A) and a letter from Colorado Mountain College regarding the amendment (Attachment B).

01:59:58 PM  
The following people testified on the bill:
02:00:14 PM  

Matt Gianneschi, Colorado Mountain College, testified in support of the bill and answered committee questions about the ASCENT program and the bill.  Dr. Gianneschi distributed an estimated direct cost comparison between traditional academic programming and early colleges in Colorado (Attachment C).

02:03:47 PM  
Kathryn Regjo, Colorado Mountain College, testified in support of the bill and distributed a concept map for integrated education for early college high school (Attachment D).
02:07:01 PM  
Carol Carlson, Colorado Mountain College Concurrent Enrollment Coordinator, testified in support of the bill.
02:09:06 PM  

Dr. Gianneschi answered questions from the committee regarding the fiscal impact of the bill and the cost of the ASCENT program.



02:11:55 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved McCluskie
Seconded Michaelson Jenet
Baisley
Buckner
Catlin
Coleman
Cutter
Exum
Geitner Excused
Larson
McCluskie
Michaelson Jenet
Wilson
Buentello
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:12:01 PM  
Representatives McCluskie and Roberts made concluding comments on the bill, and committee discussion ensued.


02:14:55 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1121, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved McCluskie
Seconded Exum
Baisley Yes
Buckner Yes
Catlin Yes
Coleman Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Larson Yes
McCluskie Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Wilson Yes
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS