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F32BFC8A40271373872583E5006F30F4 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB19-176

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date Apr 23, 2019      
Location HCR 0107



SB19-176 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


02:14:34 PM  

Representatives McCluskie and Geitner, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-176, concerning expanding concurrent enrollment opportunities.  The reengrossed bill makes changes to state law related to concurrent enrollment and requires that that concurrent enrollment be offered at no tuition cost to qualified students. Under the bill, students who complete a concurrent enrollment course must receive credit that applies to high school graduation requirements and that applies to a postsecondary degree, certificate, or gateway course, or is transferable among state institutions of higher education.  The bill sponsors distributed information about concurrent enrollment  (Attachment B) and Amendments L.006, L.007, and L.008 (Attachments C through E).  The sponsors responded to committee questions.

02:25:11 PM  

The following people provided testimony:

02:25:29 PM  

Dr. Angie Paccione, representing the Colorado Department of Higher Education, testified in support of the bill.

02:27:54 PM  

Carl Einhaus, representing the Colorado Department of Higher Education, testified in support of the bill.

02:30:45 PM  

Dr. Paccione and Mr. Einhaus responded to committee questions.

02:34:02 PM  

Former Lt. Governor Joe Garcia, President of the Colorado Community College System, testified in support of the bill.

02:38:47 PM  

Kelly Caufield, representing Colorado Succeeds, testified in support of the bill.

02:41:33 PM  

Jennifer Mello, representing the Colorado State Board of Education and Colorado Department of Education, testified in support of the bill.

02:42:43 PM  

The above three-person panel responded to committee questions.

02:46:19 PM  

Mary Kay Hogan, representing Colorado Mountain College, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee questions. Mr. Einhaus returned to the table to answer committee questions.

02:49:53 PM  

Representative McCluskie explained Amendment L.006.



02:51:21 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006
Moved McCluskie
Seconded Buckner
Baisley
Bird
Buck
Buckner
Coleman
Cutter
Exum
Geitner
Larson
McCluskie
Wilson
Michaelson Jenet
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:51:40 PM  

Representative Geitner explained Amendment L.007.



02:52:02 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007
Moved Geitner
Seconded Buck
Baisley
Bird
Buck
Buckner
Coleman
Cutter
Exum
Geitner
Larson
McCluskie
Wilson
Michaelson Jenet
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:52:26 PM  

Representative McCluskie explained Amendment L.008.



02:52:47 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008
Moved McCluskie
Seconded Buckner
Baisley
Bird
Buck
Buckner
Coleman
Cutter
Exum
Geitner
Larson
McCluskie
Wilson
Michaelson Jenet
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:52:48 PM  

The bill sponsors made concluding comments about the bill, and committee discussion ensued.



02:59:13 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-176, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Geitner
Seconded McCluskie
Baisley Yes
Bird Yes
Buck Yes
Buckner Yes
Coleman Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Larson Yes
McCluskie Yes
Wilson Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






Pursuant to HJR20-1007, the Second Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly is Temporarily Adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 30, 2020. 

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