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s_ed_2018a_2018-04-18t10:02:11z2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1070

SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date Apr 18, 2018      
Location SCR 352



HB18-1070 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


10:08:57 AM  
Senators Zenzinger and Scott, co-sponsors,
presented House Bill 18-1070 which concerns an increase in the amount of
financial assistance that can be provided for public school capital construction
under the Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) program.  They distributed
a copy of amendment L.004 (Attachment E).  Senator Zenzinger explained
the amendment and provided background information about the bill.
10:13:59 AM  

The co-sponsors answered questions from the committee.

10:17:35 AM  

Jason Hopfer, representing the Colorado Rural Schools Alliance, came to the table to answer questions from the committee.

10:22:39 AM  

Kathy Gebhardt, representing the Colorado Association of School Boards, the BEST Board, and the Boulder Valley School Board, spoke in support of the bill.

10:28:58 AM  

George Welsh, Superintendent of Canyon City School District and also representing the Rural Alliance and the Opportunity Coalition, spoke in support of the bill.

10:34:38 AM  
The preceding two witnesses answered questions from the committee.
10:35:58 AM  

Bill Wilson, representing Brush School District RE-2J, the Rural Alliance, and the Opportunity Coalition, spoke in support of the bill.

10:42:37 AM  

Lloyd Harwood, Vice President of the Canyon City Board of Education, spoke in support of the bill.

10:44:21 AM  

The preceding two witnesses answered questions from the committee. Committee discussion ensued.

10:51:05 AM  

Rob Alejo, representing Alamosa School District, spoke in support of the bill.  

10:51:53 AM  
Arlan Van Ry, representing the Alamosa
School Board, spoke in support of the bill.
10:52:56 AM  

The preceding two witnesses answered questions from the committee.  There were no more witnesses present to testify, so Senator Hill closed public testimony.  



10:54:38 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Gardner Excused
Merrifield
Neville T.
Todd
Zenzinger
Priola
Hill
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


10:55:06 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1070, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Gardner Excused
Merrifield Yes
Neville T. Yes
Todd Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Priola Yes
Hill Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS