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EBB55A65498ACD87872583DE0071A829 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB19-170

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date Apr 16, 2019      
Location Old State Library



SB19-170 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:41:34 PM  

Representatives Soper and Herod presented Senate Bill 19-170, concerning inquiries into a college applicant's criminal history. The bill prohibits state institutions of higher education from inquiring into, requiring disclosure of, or obtaining an applicant's criminal or disciplinary history, with certain exceptions. Representative Herod distributed research regarding inquiries into a college applicant's criminal history (Attachment C), and the bill sponsors answered questions from the committee regarding the bill.

02:57:59 PM  

The following people provided testimony:

02:58:22 PM  

Julie McKenna, representing Colorado Mesa University, testified in opposition to the bill, and answered questions from the committee.

03:06:39 PM  

Julie Steeler, representing the University of Colorado, testified in a neutral position to the bill.

03:08:33 PM  

Jason Hopfer, representing the Colorado Community College System, testified in a neutral position on the bill.

03:15:12 PM  

Ms. Steeler and Mr. Hopfer responded to questions from the committee.

03:17:48 PM  

Tanya Kelly Bowry, representing the University of Colorado, came to the table to respond to questions about the university's admissions process, and the panel continued to answer further questions.

03:28:57 PM  

Jamie Ray, representing the Second Chance Center, testified in support of the bill.

03:32:54 PM  

Justin Larson, representing himself and the Second Chance Center, testified in support of the bill.

03:35:11 PM  

Prateek Dutta, representing Education Reform Now and Democrats for Education Reform, testified in support of the bill.

03:36:35 PM  

The above three-person panel answered questions from the committee.

03:45:48 PM  

Representative Larson distributed and explained Amendment L.017 (Attachment D), and committee discussion ensued.



03:53:11 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.017
Moved Larson
Seconded Buck
Baisley Yes
Buck Yes
Buckner No
Coleman No
Cutter No
Exum No
Geitner Yes
Larson Yes
McCluskie No
Michaelson Jenet No
Wilson Yes
Buentello No
McLachlan Yes
YES: 6   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
03:53:19 PM  

The bill sponsors made concluding comments regarding the bill, and committee discussion ensued.



04:06:20 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-170 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Buentello
Seconded Coleman
Baisley No
Buck No
Buckner Yes
Coleman Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner No
Larson No
McCluskie Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Wilson Yes
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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