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H_ED_2017A 04/12/2017 Upon Adjournment Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Date: 04/12/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 10:58 AM to 11:53 AM
Bridges
*
Everett
X
Place: HCR 0112
Exum
X
Garnett
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Lee
*
Representative Pettersen
Leonard
X
Lundeen
*
This Report was prepared by
McLachlan
X
Damion Pechota
Navarro
X
Sias
*
Wilson
*
Buckner
X
Pettersen
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB17-1007

SB17-200
Postponed Indefinitely

Postponed Indefinitely





10:59 AM -- HB17-1007



Representative Garnett presented and summarized House Bill 17-1007 concerning a tax benefit for an employer who contributes to an employee's CollegeInvest account, and, in connection therewith, enacting the 'Increase College Savings Act'.












































BILL: HB17-1007
TIME: 11:01:08 AM
MOVED: Garnett
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 17-1007 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 12-0.
SECONDED: Everett
VOTE
Bridges
Yes
Everett
Yes
Exum
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Lee
Excused
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





11:02 AM -- SB17-200



Representative Navarro presented and summarized Senate Bill 17-200 concerning raising academic excellence in public schools by distributing up to one percent of public school funding based on a competitive determination of academic excellence among peer school districts commencing in the 2018-19 budget year.



Representative Navarro answered questions from the committee.



11:09 AM --
Cathy Kipp, President of the Poudre School District Board of Education, testified in opposition to the bill.



11:12 AM --
Matt Cook, representing the Colorado School Board Executives, the Colorado Education Association, and the Colorado Association of School Executives, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Cook answered questions from the committee.



11:15 AM --
Lane Ginsbern, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



Representative Navarro answered questions from the committee regarding funding to high-performing schools.





















Ms. Ginsbern answered questions from the committee regarding school funding.



11:28 AM --
Luke Ragland, representing Ready Colorado, testified in favor of the bill.



Mr. Ragland answered questions from the committee regarding school funding.



11:37 AM --
John Ahrend, member of the St. Vrain Valley School District Board of Education, testified in opposition to the bill.



11:43 AM --
Nancy Sarchet, President of the Weld RE-1 School District Board of Education, testified in opposition to the bill.





11:45 AM



Representative Navarro provided closing comments on the bill.



The committee members provided closing comments.

BILL: SB17-200
TIME: 11:51:55 AM
MOVED: Navarro
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-200 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion failed on a vote of 5-8.
SECONDED: Everett
VOTE
Bridges
No
Everett
Yes
Exum
No
Garnett
No
Lee
No
Leonard
Yes
Lundeen
Yes
McLachlan
No
Navarro
Yes
Sias
No
Wilson
Yes
Buckner
No
Pettersen
No
YES: 5 NO: 8 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL


















BILL: SB17-200
TIME: 11:52:16 AM
MOVED: Buckner
MOTION: Postpone Senate Bill 17-200 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 8-5.
SECONDED: Lee
VOTE
Bridges
Yes
Everett
No
Exum
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Lee
Yes
Leonard
No
Lundeen
No
McLachlan
Yes
Navarro
No
Sias
Yes
Wilson
No
Buckner
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





11:53 AM



The committee adjourned.