Skip to main content
Colorado General AssemblyToggle Main Menu
Agency NameToggle Agency Menu

H_ED_2017A 03/29/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Date: 03/29/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 10:34 AM to 12:10 PM
Bridges
*
Everett
X
Place: HCR 0112
Exum
X
Garnett
*
This Meeting was called to order by
Lee
X
Representative Pettersen
Leonard
*
Lundeen
X
This Report was prepared by
McLachlan
X
Damion Pechota
Navarro
X
Sias
*
Wilson
X
Buckner
X
Pettersen
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB17-1258

HB17-1271

HB17-1267
Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole





10:35 AM -- HB17-1258



Representative Hamner and Representative Willett, co-sponsors, presented and summarized House Bill 17-1258 concerning changing the name of Delta-Montrose Technical College to Technical College of the Rockies. The co-sponsors distributed a handout (Attachment A).



17HouseEd0329AttachA.pdf17HouseEd0329AttachA.pdf



10:37 AM --
Caryn Gibson, Superintendent of the Delta-Montrose Technical College, testified in favor of the bill. She provided an overview of the college and discussed the reason for the name change.



Ms. Gibson answered questions from the committee regarding the ownership of the college and concurrent enrollment programs. She also discussed the service area of the college and the expenses for changing the name.



























10:47 AM



The co-sponsors provided closing comments on the bill.



The committee members provided closing comments on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1258
TIME: 10:50:57 AM
MOVED: Buckner
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1258 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 12-0.
SECONDED: Lundeen
VOTE
Bridges
Yes
Everett
Yes
Exum
Yes
Garnett
Excused
Lee
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Lundeen
Yes
McLachlan
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Sias
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Final YES: 12 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





10:51 AM -- HB17-1271



Representative Pettersen presented and summarized House Bill 17-1271 concerning waivers granted to innovation districts. She answered questions from the committee regarding the types of waivers innovation schools request.



10:55 AM --
Jane Goff, representing the State Board of Education, testified in support of the bill. She said that the State Board of Education is in support of the bill. Ms. Goff discussed the waiver process for innovation schools.



























10:59 AM --
Kelly Rosensweet, representing the Colorado Department of Education, testified in favor of the bill. She answered questions from the committee regarding the types of waivers innovation schools request.



Ms. Goff answered questions from the committee regarding standard district waivers.



11:02 AM --
Julie Pelegrin, Office of Legislative Legal Services, answered questions from the committee regarding the waiver process.



Ms. Goff answered questions from the committee regarding public hearings during the waiver process.



Ms. Rosensweet answered questions from the committee regarding data on innovation schools.





11:12 AM



Ms. Goff continued to answer questions from the committee.



Ms. Rosensweet answered questions from the committee regarding innovation schools and accountability clocks.





11:22 AM



Committee discussion ensued.



11:32 AM --
Steve Durham, representing the State Board of Education, answered questions from the committee regarding the waiver process.





11:42 AM



Mr. Durham continued to answer questions from the committee regarding innovation schools and the waiver process.















































11:49 AM



Representative Pettersen provided closing comments on the bill.



The committee members provided closing comments on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1271
TIME: 11:54:00 AM
MOVED: Pettersen
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1271 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 10-3.
SECONDED: Lee
VOTE
Bridges
Yes
Everett
No
Exum
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Lee
Yes
Leonard
No
Lundeen
Yes
McLachlan
Yes
Navarro
No
Sias
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Final YES: 10 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS

















































11:55 AM -- HB17-1267



Representative Arndt presented and summarized House Bill 17-1267 concerning the scheduled repeal of reports by educational agencies to the General Assembly. She distributed amendment L.001 (Attachment B).



17HouseEd0329AttachB.pdf17HouseEd0329AttachB.pdf



Representative Arndt answered questions from the committee regarding the reports.



12:02 PM --
Leanne Emm, representing the Colorado Department of Education, was neutral on the bill. She answered questions regarding the department's recommendations on educational agency reports.

BILL: HB17-1267
TIME: 12:07:53 PM
MOVED: Lee
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Garnett
VOTE
Bridges
Everett
Exum
Garnett
Lee
Leonard
Lundeen
McLachlan
Navarro
Sias
Wilson
Buckner
Pettersen
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION:




























BILL: HB17-1267
TIME: 12:09:01 PM
MOVED: Lee
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1267, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 12-0.
SECONDED: Pettersen
VOTE
Bridges
Yes
Everett
Excused
Exum
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Lee
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Lundeen
Yes
McLachlan
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Sias
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Final YES: 12 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





12:10 PM



The committee is adjourned.