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H_ED_2021A 05/19/2021 02:17:22 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 05/19/2021
Attendance
Baisley X
Caraveo X
Exum X
Geitner X
Kipp X
Larson X
Michaelson Jenet X
Young X
McLachlan X
Time 02:17:22 PM to 03:48:42 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by McLachlan
This Report was prepared by Nina Forbes
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB21-1306 Referred to House Finance
SB21-232 Referred to House Appropriations
SB21-268 Amended, referred to House Appropriations

HB21-1306 - Referred to House Finance


02:17:25 PM  
Representative Geitner
and Speaker Garnett, co-sponsors, introduced House Bill 21-1306. The bill
increases the number of accreditation bodies recognized by the state for
the authorization of private colleges and universities.
02:22:13 PM  
Jason Hopfer, representing Colorado Community College System, testified to amend the bill.
02:23:18 PM  
Alex Hayes, representing
Rocky Mountain Mechanical Contractors Association, testified in support
of the bill.
02:25:41 PM  
Mostafa Khattab, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:28:28 PM  
Chris Rasmussen, representing Colorado Department of Higher Education, was available to answer committee questions.
02:36:37 PM  
Mary Kanaly, representing
the Division of Private Occupational Schools, was available to answer committee
questions.
02:42:53 PM  
The prior panel answered questions from the committee.
02:43:49 PM  
Gary Arnold, representing
the Rocky Mountain Pipe Trades District Council 5, was available to answer
questions from the committee.
02:46:18 PM  
Mr. Arnold answered questions from the committee.
02:48:27 PM  
Representative Geitner
and Speaker Garnett gave closing remarks on the bill.


02:53:58 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1306 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Geitner
Seconded Baisley
Baisley Yes
Caraveo Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Larson Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Young Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-232 - Referred to House Appropriations


02:57:02 PM  
Representatives Kipp
and Bird introduced Senate Bill 21-232. The bill appropriates $15.0 million
for displaced worker grants through the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship
Initiative (COSI).
02:57:53 PM  
Michael Macklin, representing Colorado Community College System, testified in support of the bill.
03:02:09 PM  
Shelley Banker, representing
Colorado Department of Higher Education and COSI, testified in support
of the bill.
03:07:36 PM  
Yesenia Arreola, representing Colorado Mountain College, testified in support of the bill.
03:10:23 PM  
Representatives Kipp and Bird gave closing remarks on the bill.


03:12:58 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-232 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Kipp
Seconded Michaelson Jenet
Baisley Yes
Caraveo Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Larson Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Young Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-268 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

03:13:04 PM  
Representatives McLachlan and McCluskie introduced Senate Bill 21-268. The bill is the 2021 School Finance Act that sets funding levels for Colorado’s 178 school districts and makes technical, administrative, and funding changes to a variety of education-related programs.
03:15:06 PM  
Michelle Murphy, representing Colorado Rural Schools Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
03:19:12 PM  
Amie Baca-Oehlert, representing Colorado Education Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:23:45 PM  
Frank Coyne, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:23:46 PM  
Additional written testimony is available as Attachment A.
03:23:50 PM  
Representatives McCluskie
and McLachlan introduced amendment L.011 (Attachment B) and explained the
amendment.


03:29:51 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.011
Moved McLachlan
Seconded Exum
Baisley
Caraveo
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
Michaelson Jenet
Young
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:33:51 PM  
Representative Kipp
introduced and explained amendment L.013 (Attachment C) and then withdrew
the amendment.


03:35:50 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.013
Moved Kipp
Seconded Caraveo
Baisley
Caraveo
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
Michaelson Jenet
Young
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Withdrawn
03:36:00 PM  
Representatives McCluskie
and McLachlan introduced amendment L.012 (Attachment D) and explained the
amendment.


03:36:51 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.012
Moved McLachlan
Seconded Exum
Baisley
Caraveo
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
Michaelson Jenet
Young
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:37:53 PM  
Representative Kipp
introduced and explained L.015 (Attachment E) and then withdrew the amendment.


03:38:18 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.015
Moved Kipp
Seconded Exum
Baisley
Caraveo
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
Michaelson Jenet
Young
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Withdrawn
03:38:19 PM  
Representatives McLachlan and McCluskie gave closing remarks on the bill.


03:48:14 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-268, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved McLachlan
Seconded Michaelson Jenet
Baisley Yes
Caraveo Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Larson Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Young Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:48:42 PM   The committee adjourned.






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