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S_ED_2019A 03/14/2019 01:38:02 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 03/14/2019
Attendance
Foote X
Hill X
Lundeen X
Story X
Todd X
Time 01:38:02 PM to 02:40:24 PM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Todd
This Report was prepared by Rachel Kurtz-Phelan
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1153 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB19-1201 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB19-183 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call

HB19-1153 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


01:38:43 PM  

Seantor Donovan and Senator Rankin, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1153 which concerns measures to enable local district colleges to serve more students. The co-sponsors provided opening comments on the bill.

01:39:55 PM  

The following people testified on the bill:

01:40:49 PM  

Carrie Hauser, President and CEO of Colorado Mountain College (CMC), spoke in support of the bill.

01:43:07 PM  

Stephanie Beste, representing herself as a student at CMC, spoke in support of the bill.

01:46:04 PM  

Flor Cruz Valdez, representing herself as a former student at CMC, spoke in support of the bill.

01:48:43 PM  

Dr. Hauser answered questions from the committee.

01:53:19 PM  

The co-sponsors provided closing comments on the bill.



01:55:23 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1153 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Story
Seconded
Foote Yes
Hill Yes
Lundeen Yes
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1201 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:55:29 PM  

Senator Coram, sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1201 which concerns the ability of a board of education of a school district to meet in executive session to discuss the district's strategy in conducting negotiations relating to certain employment-related agreements.

01:57:11 PM  

The following person testified on the bill:

01:57:40 PM  

Matt Cook, representing the Colorado Association of School Boards, spoke in support of the bill. Mr. Cook answered questions from the committee.

02:00:58 PM  

Mr. Cook continued to answer questions from the committee. Committee discussion ensued.



02:24:45 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1201 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Story
Seconded
Foote Yes
Hill Yes
Lundeen Yes
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-183 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:25:00 PM  

Senator Todd and Senator Priola, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-183 which concerns the creation of a voluntary alternate process for dissolution and annexation of the territory of a school district under specified circumstances.  Senator Priola summarized the purpose of the bill.  Senator Todd provided opening comments on the bill.

02:30:50 PM  

The co-sponsors answered questions from the committee.



02:40:07 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-183 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Todd
Seconded
Foote Yes
Hill Yes
Lundeen Yes
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:40:24 PM   The committee adjourned.