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A35B3D10A4683E2F87258226005EE56A Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-085

SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date Jan 31, 2018      
Location SCR 352



SB18-085 - Lay Over


10:16:34 AM  
Senator Todd, sponsor, presented Senate
Bill 18-085 which concerns providing financial incentives for educators
to work in rural areas.
10:22:47 AM  
Harvey Rude, Director of the Colorado Center
for Rural Education at the University of Northern Colorado, spoke in support
of the bill.  Mr. Rude answered questions from the committee.
10:27:53 AM  
Adrienne Stine, representing herself as
a rural educator, spoke in support of the bill.  She answered questions
from the committee.
10:30:25 AM  
Senator Priola distributed amendment L.002 [Attachment B].
10:30:48 AM  
Doug Pfau, Superintendent of Weldon Valley School District and also representing the Colorado Association of School Executives, spoke in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee.
10:33:46 AM  
Grant Schmidt, Superintendent of Hanover
School District and also representing the Colorado Rural Alliance and the
Colorado Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) Association,
spoke in support of the bill.  He answered questions from the committee.
10:40:21 AM  
Sue Sava, representing the Public Education
and Business Coalition, spoke in support of the bill.  She talked
about the return on investment of stipends provided to teachers who teach
in rural areas.
10:45:27 AM  
Michelle Murphy, Executive Director of the Colorado Rural Schools Alliance and also representing the Colorado Children's Campaign and Colorado BOCES Association, spoke in support of the bill.
10:47:49 AM  
Matt Cook, representing the Colorado Association of School Boards, spoke in support of the bill. Mr. Cook answered questions from the committee.
10:55:06 AM  
Senator Hill asked Mr. Rude to come back
to the table to answer questions about funding for the program.
11:01:21 AM  
Senator Hill closed public testimony.  Senator
Todd distributed and explained amendment L.001 [Attachment C].


11:02:34 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Todd
Seconded
Gardner
Merrifield
Neville T.
Todd
Zenzinger
Priola
Hill
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
11:02:35 AM  
The committee discussed the bill.
11:02:58 AM  
Senator Priola explained amendment L.002
[Attachment B].  Committee discussion ensued.
11:07:11 AM  
The committee took a brief recess.
11:10:00 AM  
The committee came back to order.
11:10:01 AM  
Senator Hill laid the bill over for final
action only.






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