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h_ed_2017a_2017-02-22t10:23:47z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/22/2017

Location: HCR 0112

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1180



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 17-1180 to the Committee of the W PASS







10:24 AM -- HB17-1180



Representative Winter and Representative Lawrence introduced and summarized House Bill 17-1180 concerning tuition assistance for certificate programs.



10:27 AM -- Kachina Weaver, representing the Department of Higher Education, spoke in favor of the bill. She provided a handout (Attachment A).



17HouseEd0222AttachA.pdf17HouseEd0222AttachA.pdf



10:29 AM --
Kevin Simpson, Student Services Coordinator for Pitkins Technical College, spoke in favor of the bill.



Mr. Simpson answered questions from the committee regarding the students that would be impacted by tuition assistance programs and the technical programs available.



Representative Winter answered questions from the committee regarding eligibility requirements.





10:34 AM



Representative Winter answered questions from the bill regarding current funding for the workforce development package and the fiscal impact of the bill.



The co-sponsors provided closing comments on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1180
TIME: 10:35:58 AM
MOVED: Buckner
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1180 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-2.
SECONDED: Lee
VOTE
Bridges
Yes
Everett
No
Exum
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Lee
Yes
Leonard
No
Lundeen
Yes
McLachlan
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Sias
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS