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H_ED_2017A 03/20/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Date: 03/20/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:32 PM to 02:52 PM
Bridges
X
Everett
X
Place: HCR 0112
Exum
X
Garnett
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Lee
X
Representative Pettersen
Leonard
X
Lundeen
X
This Report was prepared by
McLachlan
X
Damion Pechota
Navarro
X
Sias
E
Wilson
X
Buckner
*
Pettersen
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB17-1178

HB17-1003
Postponed Indefinitely

Referred to the Committee of the Whole





01:33 PM -- HB17-1178



Representative Wilson presented and summarized House Bill 17-1178 concerning measures to increase flexibility for local public education entities in the elementary and secondary public education system.



The members discussed the bill.

BILL: HB17-1178
TIME: 01:38:39 PM
MOVED: Wilson
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 17-1178 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 7-4.
SECONDED: Lee
VOTE
Bridges
Yes
Everett
No
Exum
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Lee
Yes
Leonard
No
Lundeen
No
McLachlan
Yes
Navarro
No
Sias
Excused
Wilson
Yes
Buckner
Excused
Pettersen
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 4 EXC: 2 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





01:38 PM -- HB17-1003



Representative McLachlan presented and summarized House Bill 17-1003 concerning a strategic action plan to address teacher shortages in Colorado.



Representative McLachlan answered questions from the committee regarding the study proposed by the bill.



01:48 PM --
Kachina Weaver, representing the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE), testified in favor of the bill. Ms. Weaver distributed an informational handout to the committee (Attachment A).



17HouseEd0320AttachA.pdf17HouseEd0320AttachA.pdf



01:50 PM --
Robert Mitchell, representing CDHE, testified in favor of the bill.



Dr. Mitchell answered questions from the committee regarding teacher shortages.



Ms. Weaver answered questions from the committee regarding pathways available to students.























02:00 PM



Dr. Mitchell and Ms. Weaver continued to answer questions from the committee.



02:14 PM -- Leslie Colwell, Vice President of Educational Initiatives at the Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in favor of the bill.



Ms. Colwell answered questions from the committee regarding innovative solutions for teacher shortage issues throughout the state.



02:18 PM --
Amie Baca-Oehlert, representing the Colorado Education Association, the Colorado Association of School Boards, the Colorado Association of School Executives, and the Rural Schools Alliance, testified in favor of the bill.



Ms. Baca-Oehlert answered questions from the committee.



02:24 PM --
Chelsea Henkel, representing Stand for Children, testified in favor of the bill.



Ms. Henkel answered questions from the committee regarding teacher shortages.





02:35 PM



Representative McLachlan provided closing comments on the bill.



The committee members provided closing comments on the bill.



























































02:45 PM



The committee members continued to discuss the bill.

BILL: HB17-1003
TIME: 02:51:21 PM
MOVED: McLachlan
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1003 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 7-5.
SECONDED: Lee
VOTE
Bridges
Yes
Everett
No
Exum
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Lee
Yes
Leonard
No
Lundeen
No
McLachlan
Yes
Navarro
No
Sias
Excused
Wilson
No
Buckner
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 5 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:52 PM



The committee adjourned.