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s_ed_2016a_2016-02-18t13:36:37z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/18/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-105



SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment E). The motion p

Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment C). The motion p

Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment F). The motion p

Postpone Senate Bill 16-105, as amended, indefinit

Refer Senate Bill 16-105, as amended, to the Commi
PASS

Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

PASS

FAIL







01:45 PM -- SB16-105



Senator Merrifield, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 16-105 which concerns the requirement that fifty percent of an educator's performance evaluation be determined by student academic growth. He distributed a handout (Attachment B) and amendment L.003 (Attachment C). Senator Merrifield explained the bill and the bill's fiscal note.



16SenateEd0218AttachB.pdf16SenateEd0218AttachB.pdf 16SenateEd0218AttachC.pdf16SenateEd0218AttachC.pdf



The following people testified on the bill:



01:52 PM --
Brian McNulty, representing himself, spoke in support of the bill. Mr. McNulty responded to questions from the committee.



01:59 PM --
Kelly Brough, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, spoke in opposition to the bill. Ms. Brough answered questions from the committee.



02:05 PM --
Tori Teague, representing St. Vrain Valley School District, spoke in support of the bill. Ms. Teague answered questions from the committee.



02:11 PM --
Susan Miller, representing herself, spoke in opposition to the bill.



02:14 PM --
Walt Cooper, Superintendent of Cheyenne Mountain School District and also representing the Colorado Association of School Executives, spoke in support of the bill. Mr. Cooper answered questions from the committee.



02:35 PM --
Nick Dawkins, Principal of Manual High School, spoke in opposition to the bill.



02:39 PM --
Kurt Dennis, Principal of McAuliffe International School, spoke in opposition to the bill.



02:42 PM --
Lauren Fine, representing herself as a teacher, spoke in opposition to the bill.



02:45 PM --
Jennifer Snodgrass, representing herself as a teacher, spoke in opposition to the bill.





02:51 PM



The preceding four witnesses answered questions from the committee.



02:59 PM --
Kim Ursetta, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill. Ms. Ursetta answered questions from the committee.



03:16 PM --
Aleida Ramirez Robales, representing Together Colorado, spoke in Spanish in opposition to the bill.



03:22 PM --
Angela Cobian, representing Together Colorado, spoke in opposition to the bill.





03:25 PM



The preceding two witnesses answered questions from the committee.



03:27 PM --
Nicole Akerson, representing herself and the Colorado Education Association, spoke in support of the bill. Ms. Akerson responded to questions from the committee.



03:42 PM --
Laura Boggs, representing herself, spoke in opposition to the bill.



03:46 PM --
Tina Mueh, representing herself as a teacher, spoke in support of the bill.



03:52 PM --
Luke Ragland, representing Colorado Succeeds, spoke in opposition to the bill.



03:55 PM --
Pamela Norton, representing herself, spoke in opposition to the bill.





03:58 PM



The preceding two witnesses answered questions from the committee.



04:10 PM --
Douglas Bisonette, Superintendent of Elizabeth School District, spoke in support of the bill.



04:18 PM --
Margo Branscomb, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Branscomb answered questions from the committee.



04:24 PM --
Shawna Fritzler, representing the Colorado Parent Teacher Association, spoke in support of the bill. Ms. Fritzler responded to questions from the committee.



04:37 PM --
Leslie Colwell, representing the Colorado Children's Campaign, spoke in opposition to the bill. She distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment D).



16SenateEd0218AttachD.pdf16SenateEd0218AttachD.pdf



04:42 PM --
Chelsea Henkel, representing Stand for Children, spoke in opposition to the bill.





04:46 PM



The preceding two witnesses responded to questions from the committee.



04:58 PM --
Evie Hudak, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill. Senator Hudak answered questions from the committee.





05:04 PM



Senator Hill closed public testimony. Senator Merrifield gave closing comments to the bill. Committee discussion ensued.





05:22 PM



The committee continued to discuss the merits of the bill. Copies of amendments L.001 (Attachment E) and L.004 (Attachment F) were distributed.



16SenateEd0218AttachE.pdf16SenateEd0218AttachE.pdf 16SenateEd0218AttachF.pdf16SenateEd0218AttachF.pdf

BILL: SB16-105
TIME: 05:30:39 PM
MOVED: Merrifield
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment E). The motion passed on a vote of 7-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Yes
Johnston
No
Kerr
Yes
Merrifield
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Todd
Yes
Woods
Yes
Marble
Yes
Hill
No
YES: 7 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS




BILL: SB16-105
TIME: 05:34:33 PM
MOVED: Merrifield
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment C). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Johnston
Kerr
Merrifield
Neville T.
Todd
Woods
Marble
Hill
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: SB16-105
TIME: 05:34:50 PM
MOVED: Merrifield
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment F). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Johnston
Kerr
Merrifield
Neville T.
Todd
Woods
Marble
Hill
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: SB16-105
TIME: 05:35:29 PM
MOVED: Merrifield
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-105, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion failed on a vote of 3-6.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
No
Johnston
No
Kerr
Yes
Merrifield
Yes
Neville T.
No
Todd
Yes
Woods
No
Marble
No
Hill
No
YES: 3 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL




BILL: SB16-105
TIME: 05:38:34 PM
MOVED: Holbert
MOTION: Postpone Senate Bill 16-105, as amended, indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 6-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Yes
Johnston
Yes
Kerr
No
Merrifield
No
Neville T.
Yes
Todd
No
Woods
Yes
Marble
Yes
Hill
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS












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