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S_ED_2019A 04/04/2019 01:34:39 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 04/04/2019
Attendance
Bridges X
Hill X
Lundeen X
Story X
Todd X
Time 01:34:39 PM to 04:33:11 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
Conf 19-University Of Northern Colorado — Board Of Trustees Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 19-Metropolitan State University Of Denver Board Of Trustees Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 19-Charter School Institute Board, State Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 19-Western State Colorado University Board Of Trustees Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
HB19-1178 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
SB19-215 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
SB19-190 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

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

Conf 19-University Of Northern Colorado — Board Of Trustees - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:34:46 PM  

Senator Todd invited the appointee and reappointees to the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) Board of Trustees to the table: Stephen Jordan, Janice Sinden, and Richard Monfort.  Andrew Feinstein, President of UNC, introduced the appointee and reappointees.  A copy of the Governor's appointment letter can be found as Attachment A.  Ms. Sinden, Mr. Monfort, and Mr. Jordan spoke about their backgrounds and about why they would like to serve on the board.



01:46:51 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Stephen Jordan, and the reappointments of Richard Monfort and Janice Sinden, to the University Of Northern Colorado Board Of Trustees to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Story
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Hill Yes
Lundeen Yes
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 19-Metropolitan State University Of Denver Board Of Trustees - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:47:04 PM  
Senator Todd invited the appointees and reappointee to the Board of Trustees for Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU) to the table. The Governor's appointment letter can be found as Attachment B. David Fine, current member of the MSU board, introduced Barbara Grogan, Russell Noles, and Marissa Molina. The appointees took turns telling the committee about themselves and about why they would like to serve on the board.
01:57:24 PM  

The panel answered questions from the committee.



02:07:57 PM
Motion Refer the appointments of Russell Noles and Marissa Molina, and the reappointment Barbara Grogan, to the Metropolitan State University Of Denver Board Of Trustees to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Story
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Hill Yes
Lundeen Yes
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 19-Charter School Institute Board, State - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


02:08:23 PM  
Terry Crow Lewis, Executive Director of
the the Charter School Institute, came to the table to introduce the reappointee
to the board: Antonio Pares.  A copy of the Governor's appointment
letter can be found as Attachment C.  Mr. Pares told the committee
about his background and about why he would like to be reappointed to the
board.


02:15:31 PM
Motion Refer the reappointment of Antonio Pares to the Charter School Institute Board to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Story
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Hill Yes
Lundeen Excused
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 19-Western State Colorado University Board Of Trustees - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


02:15:36 PM  

Greg Salsbury, President of Western State Colorado University (Western) and Christrian Blees, Chair of the Board of Trustees for Western, introduced the appointee and reappointee to the board: James Pribyl and Erich Ferchau.  A copy of the Governor's appointment letter can be found as Attachment D.  The appointee and reappointee told the committee about themselves and about why they would like to serve on the board.



02:21:13 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of James Pribyl, and the reappointment of Erich Ferchau, to the Western State Colorado University Board Of Trustees to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Story
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Hill Yes
Lundeen Yes
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1178 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:21:18 PM  

Senator Donovan, sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1178, concerning the name simplification of Western State Colorado University (Western) to Western Colorado University.  

02:26:44 PM  

The following people testified on the bill:

02:26:53 PM  

Greg Salsbury, President of Western, spoke in support of the bill.

02:29:03 PM  

Bailey Salsbury, representing herself as a student at Western, spoke in support of the bill.

02:30:32 PM  

Erik Olsen, representing himself as a student at Western, spoke in support of the bill.

02:31:45 PM  

Christian Blees, Chairman of the Western Board of Trustees, spoke in support of the bill.



02:36:22 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1178 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Story
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Hill Yes
Lundeen Yes
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-215 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

02:36:30 PM  
Senator Rodriguez, sponsor, presented Senate
Bill 19-215, concerning the creation of the Parents Encouraging Parents
(PEP) Conference for parents of children with disabilities.  He distributed
amendment L.003 (Attachment E).
02:39:09 PM  

The following people testified on the bill:

02:39:27 PM  

Dr. Irene Aguilar, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill.  Dr. Aguilar answered questions from the committee.

02:47:00 PM  

John Burd, representing himself as the coordinator of PEP conferences in Colorado, spoke in support of the bill.

02:52:09 PM  

Cynthia Burd, representing herself as a PEP participant, spoke in support of the bill.

02:55:41 PM  

Nick Burd, representing himself, spoke in support of the bill.

02:58:56 PM  

Jim Brennan, representing himself as a parent of a child with a disability, spoke in support of the bill.

03:05:50 PM  

Sarah Metsch, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill.

03:18:01 PM  
Tim Krug, representing himself as a parent, spoke in support of the bill. He distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment F).
03:21:43 PM  

Allison Butler, representing Disability Law Colorado, spoke in support of the bill.

03:25:03 PM  

Linda Badwan, representing herself as a parent, spoke in support of the bill.

03:27:12 PM  

Leslie Benson, representing herself as a parent, spoke in support of the bill.

03:29:54 PM  

Alice Brouherd, representing herself as a parent, spoke in support of the bill.

03:34:40 PM  

Julie Schleusener, representing herself as a parent, spoke in support of the bill.  She distributed several handouts to the committee (Attachments G, H, and I).

03:39:49 PM  

Kiki McGough, representing herself as a PEP coordinator, spoke in support of the bill.

03:48:21 PM  

Senator Rodriguez explained amendment L.003 and provided closing comments on the bill.

03:50:05 PM  
Dr. Aguilar came back to the table to provide comments on amendment L.003.


03:53:37 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges
Hill
Lundeen
Story
Todd
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:54:23 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-215, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Todd
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Hill Excused
Lundeen Yes
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-190 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


03:54:31 PM  

Senator Todd and Senator Rankin, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-190, concerning measures to increase the number of individuals who are well-prepared to teach in public schools and creating the "Growing Great Teachers Act." The co-sponsors provided opening comments on the bill and distributed amendment L.001 (Attachment J).

04:06:14 PM  

The following person testified on the bill:

04:08:50 PM  

Abby Vining, representing the Public Education Business Coalition, spoke in support of the bill.

04:13:38 PM  

Senator Todd explained amendment L.001. Committee discussion ensued. Senator Lundeen distributed and explained amendment L.002 (Attachment K), which amends amendment L.001.

04:23:09 PM  
The committee continued to discuss the amendments.


04:32:27 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Todd
Seconded
Bridges
Hill Excused
Lundeen
Story
Todd
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:33:03 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-190, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Todd
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Hill Excused
Lundeen Yes
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:33:11 PM   The committee adjourned.