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h_ed_2018a_2018-04-16t13:46:56z0 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1379

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date Apr 16, 2018      
Location HCR 0112



HB18-1379 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


01:47:14 PM  
Representatives Pettersen and Wilson presented and summarized House Bill 18-1379 concerning public school finance. The sponsors distributed a handout from Legislative Council Staff on statewide base per pupil funding [Attachment A].
01:54:39 PM  

Dorman Land, representing himself as a teacher, testified in support of the bill.

01:56:35 PM  
Lisa Escarcega, representing the Colorado Association of School Executives, testified in support of the bill.
01:57:44 PM  
Grant Schmidt, representing the Rural Alliance,
testified in support of the bill. He discussed the importance of funding
rural schools.
02:01:04 PM  
The previous three witnesses answered questions from the committee.
02:07:34 PM  

Jennifer Walmer, representing Education Reform Now and Democrats for Education Reform, testified in support of the bill. She discussed the impact of the negative factor on school funding.

02:09:36 PM  

Bill Jaeger, representing the Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill. He spoke about the importance of funding early childhood education.

02:12:14 PM  
The previous two witnesses answered questions from the committee.
02:16:58 PM  
Amie Baca-Oehlert, representing the Colorado Education Association, testified in support of the bill. She talked about teacher expenses in Colorado.
02:22:09 PM  
Matt Cook, representing the Colorado Association of School Boards, testified in support of the bill.
02:23:05 PM  
The previous two witnesses answered questions from the committee.
02:33:00 PM  
Committee discussion ensued on the distribution of funds
and the issue of providing higher pay for teachers.
02:44:19 PM  
The sponsors presented and summarized amendment L.001 [Attachment B].
02:45:08 PM  

Brita Darling, Office of Legislative Legal Services, discussed amendment L.001.



02:45:52 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Pettersen
Seconded Wilson
Bridges
Everett
Exum
Garnett
Lee
Leonard
Lundeen
McLachlan
Reyher
Sias
Wilson
Buckner
Pettersen
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:45:53 PM  
The sponsors provided closing comments. The members provided closing comments.


02:52:31 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1379, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Pettersen
Seconded Wilson
Bridges Yes
Everett No
Exum Yes
Garnett Yes
Lee Yes
Leonard No
Lundeen Yes
McLachlan Yes
Reyher Yes
Sias Yes
Wilson Yes
Buckner Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS