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H_ED_2019A 04/09/2019 01:34:26 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 04/09/2019
Attendance
Baisley X
Buck X
Buckner *
Coleman X
Cutter X
Exum X
Geitner *
Larson X
McCluskie X
Michaelson Jenet *
Wilson X
Buentello X
McLachlan X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 01:34:26 PM to 05:26:33 PM
Place Old State Library
This Meeting was called to order by Representative McLachlan
This Report was prepared by Meghan MacKillop
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB19-137 Amended, referred to House Finance
HB19-1236 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB19-1262 Amended, referred to House Appropriations

SB19-137 - Amended, referred to House Finance


01:34:40 PM  

Representatives Wilson and Hansen, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-137, concerning the continuation of the Colorado Student Leaders Institute. Representative Wilson distributed Amendments L.001 (Attachment A) and L.002 (Attachment B).

01:43:21 PM  

The bill sponsors answered questions from the committee.

01:45:07 PM  

Celeste Archer, Colorado Student Leaders Institute (COSLI), testified in support of the bill and distributed several handouts regarding COSLI to the committee (Attachments C, D, and E).

01:49:05 PM  

Kayla Gabehart, COSLI, testified in support of the bill and read letters from COSLI students.

01:52:30 PM  

The bill sponsors explained Amendment L.001.



01:53:41 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Wilson
Seconded Michaelson Jenet
Baisley
Buck
Buckner
Coleman
Cutter
Exum
Geitner
Larson
McCluskie
Michaelson Jenet
Wilson
Buentello
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:53:52 PM  

The bill sponsors explained Amendment L.002.



01:54:21 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Wilson
Seconded Buck
Baisley
Buck
Buckner
Coleman
Cutter
Exum
Geitner
Larson
McCluskie
Michaelson Jenet
Wilson
Buentello
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:54:22 PM  

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



01:59:18 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-137, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Wilson
Seconded Exum
Baisley Yes
Buck Yes
Buckner Yes
Coleman Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner No
Larson Yes
McCluskie Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Wilson Yes
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1236 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


01:59:39 PM  

Representatives Gray and Sullivan, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1236, concerning the creation of the Workforce Diploma Pilot Program in the Colorado Department of Education (CDE).  Testimony on the bill was taken on March 26, 2019.  The bill sponsors distributed and explained Amendment L.002 (Attachment F) and Amendment L.003 (Attachment G).



02:02:33 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Buentello
Seconded Exum
Baisley
Buck
Buckner
Coleman
Cutter
Exum
Geitner
Larson
McCluskie
Michaelson Jenet
Wilson
Buentello
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:02:51 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Buentello
Seconded Exum
Baisley
Buck
Buckner
Coleman
Cutter
Exum
Geitner
Larson
McCluskie
Michaelson Jenet
Wilson
Buentello
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:07:08 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1236, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Buentello
Seconded Buckner
Baisley No
Buck No
Buckner Yes
Coleman Excused
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner No
Larson No
McCluskie Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Wilson No
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 5   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1262 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


02:07:19 PM  

The committee recessed.

02:13:00 PM  

The committee came back to order.

02:13:16 PM  

Representatives Wilson and McLachlan, co-sponsors. presented House Bill 19-1262, concerning state funding for full-day kindergarten (FDK).  The bill sponsors distributed several handouts regarding the bill to the committee (Attachments H through K).  Representative Wilson also distributed Amendment L.002 (Attachment L) and an explanation of the amendment (Attachment M).

02:36:28 PM  

The following people provided testimony:

02:36:54 PM  

Becki Tablot, representing herself as a teacher, testified remotely in support of the bill.

02:39:50 PM  

Dan Snowberger, representing Durango School District 9-R, testified remotely in support of the bill and answered questions from the committee.

02:42:39 PM  

Dr. Kevin Aten, Superintendent of Bayfield School District, testified remotely in support of the bill.

02:45:40 PM  

Gina Preszler, representing Durango School District 9-R, testified remotely in support of the bill.

02:49:28 PM  

Pamela Ludwig, representing herself as a teacher, testified remotely in support of the bill.

02:55:05 PM  

Ryan Nielsen, representing himself as a parent and a teacher, testified in support of the bill and distributed an illustration from his students to the committee (Attachment N).

02:56:38 PM  

Ruby Cardenas, present with her child and representing Stand with Children Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

02:58:53 PM  

Kacey Smith, representing herself as a parent, testified in support of the bill.

03:01:50 PM  

Lisa Villanueva, representing Stand with Children Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

03:08:17 PM  

Cheryl Smith, representing the Junior League of Denver, testified in support of the bill.

03:10:52 PM  

Jeff Wasden, representing the Colorado Business Roundtable, testified in support of the bill.

03:13:39 PM  

Mike Ferrufino, representing the Hispanic Chamber and Mile High United Way, testified in support of the bill.

03:16:35 PM  

David Burnett, representing himself as a parent and Wells Fargo Private Bank, testified in support of the bill.

03:19:11 PM  

Steve Durham, representing the Colorado State Board of Education, testified in support of the bill.

03:23:45 PM  

Rebecca McLellan, Colorado State Board of Education, testified in support of the bill.

03:25:11 PM  

Mr. Durham and Ms. McClellan answered questions from the committee.

03:34:03 PM  

Suzanne Banning, representing Florence Crittenton High School, testified in support of the bill.

03:37:57 PM  

Valeria Espinoza, representing herself as a teen parent, testified in support of the bill.

03:38:55 PM  

Jennifer Spires, Save the Children Action Network, testified in support of the bill.

03:41:24 PM  

Jamita Horton, representing herself as a teacher, testified in support of the bill.

03:43:57 PM  

Lynn Zimmerman, representing Colorado Education Association, testified in support of the bill.

03:52:54 PM  

Barbara O'Brien, representing Denver Public Schools, testified in support of the bill.

03:56:00 PM  

Wesley Tuttle, Elementary Assistant Superintendent of Greeley-Evans School District 6, testified in support of the bill.

03:58:02 PM  

Kathy Palmer, representing Adams 12 Board of Education and Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB), testified in support of the bill.

04:00:06 PM  

Kevin Vick, representing Colorado Education Association, testified in support of the bill.

04:02:22 PM  

The above five-person panel responded to questions from the committee.

04:07:43 PM  

Brittany Stroh, representing Atlas School, testified in support of the bill.

04:11:19 PM  

Anthony Asmus, representing Greeley-Evans School District 6, testified in support of the bill.

04:13:35 PM  

Lisa Schuba, representing herself as a principal, testified in support of the bill.

04:17:37 PM  

Dr. Lisa Esarcega, representing Colorado Association of School Executives, testified in support of the bill.

04:19:17 PM  

The above four-person panel responded to questions from the committee.

04:21:17 PM  

Gregory Hatcher, representing Strive Prep, testified in support of the bill.

04:24:27 PM  

Dr. Bill Wilson, Superintendent of Brush Schools, testified in support of the bill.

04:27:21 PM  

Dr. Wendy Birnhanzel, representing Harrison School District 2, testified in support of the bill.

04:30:31 PM  

George Welsh, Superintendent of Canon City Schools, testified in support of the bill.

04:34:35 PM  

The four-person panel responded to questions from the committee.

04:41:03 PM  

Lily Hakim, representing the African Leadership Group, testified in support of the bill.

04:44:20 PM  

Betsy Bevis, representing Great Schools Thriving Communities, testified in support of the bill.

04:46:26 PM  

Anna Jo Haynes, representing Early Childhood Leadership Commission and Mile High Early Learning, testified in support of the bill.

04:50:07 PM  

Richard Green, representing himself as a teacher, testified in support of the bill.

04:56:20 PM  

Patty Cordova, representing the League of Women Voters, testified in support of the bill.

04:59:20 PM  

Emily Price, representing the Arc Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

05:01:43 PM  
Representative Wilson explained Amendment L.002.


05:05:20 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Wilson
Seconded Exum
Baisley
Buck
Buckner
Coleman Excused
Cutter
Exum
Geitner
Larson
McCluskie
Michaelson Jenet
Wilson
Buentello
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:26:10 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1262, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved McLachlan
Seconded Wilson
Baisley Yes
Buck Yes
Buckner 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


05:26:33 PM   The committee adjourned.