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A2DBD9286049EF5587258385007209F4 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB19-039

SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date Jan 17, 2019      
Location SCR 352



SB19-039 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:45:37 PM  

The committee took a brief recess.

01:47:43 PM  

The committee came back to order.  Senator Zenzinger and Senator Story, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-039 which concerns allowing interdistrict transportation of students only by adjacent school districts subject to the school districts' mutual consent.  Senator Zenzinger explained the purpose of the bill.

01:49:37 PM  

The following people testified on the bill:

01:50:11 PM  

Brent Owen, representing the Creede School District and the Donnell Kay Foundation, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Owen answered questions from the committee.

01:56:56 PM  

Fish Abrhaley, representing himself as a parent and as a member of the African Leadership Group, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:00:23 PM  

Kyle and Hope Forti, representing themselves as foster parents, testified in opposition to the bill.  They answered questions from the committee.

02:09:39 PM  

Matt Samelson, representing the Donnell Kay Foundation, testified in opposition to the bill.  Mr. Samelson answered questions from the committee.

02:25:54 PM  

Kathy Gebhardt, representing the Colorado Association of School Boards and the Rural Schools Alliance, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Gebhardt answered questions from the committee.

02:32:16 PM  

Wendy Rubin, Superintendent of Englewood Schools, testified in support of the bill.

02:37:55 PM  

Brian Ewert, Superintendent of Littleton Public Schools, testified in support of the bill.

02:41:32 PM  

The previous two witnesses answered questions from the committee.

02:53:29 PM  

The co-sponsors provided closing comments to the bill. Committee discussion ensued.

03:10:59 PM  
Senator Hill distributed and explained
amendment L.001 (Attachment B).  Committee discussion ensued.


03:12:14 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Hill
Seconded
Bridges No
Hill Yes
Lundeen Yes
Story No
Todd No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
03:12:39 PM  
Committee members made closing comments to the bill.


03:19:12 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-039 to the Committee of the Whole.
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






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