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h_ed_2017a_2017-02-15t11:16:19z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/15/2017

Location: HCR 0112

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1081



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 17-1081 to the Committee on Appro PASS







11:41 AM -- HB17-1081



Representative Nordberg presented and summarized House Bill 17-1081 concerning Colorado in-state tuition for Olympic athletes.



Representative Nordberg answered questions from the committee regarding the number of athletes that would be eligible for in-state tuition.



11:50 AM --
Leslie Klein, representing the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), spoke in support of the bill. She discussed the current education resources for Olympic athletes and the importance of Colorado for Olympic training.



11:53 AM --
Terris Tiller, representing the USOC, spoke in support of the bill. He read a statement from Olympic athletes that were training and could not attend the committee meeting.



11:55 AM --
Jennifer Valente, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill. She spoke about her personal experience as an Olympic athlete and the importance of education.



11:56 AM --
Megan Psyllos, representing the USOC, spoke in favor of the bill.



Ms. Valente answered questions from the committee regarding her current academic experience.



12:00 PM --
Kyle Hybl, Regent for the University of Colorado, spoke in support of the bill. He answered questions regarding current athletic scholarships and tuition rates.



Representative Nordberg answered questions from the committee regarding current athletic scholarships.



Mr. Hybl answered questions from the committee regarding in-state tuition.



12:08 PM --
Steve Kreidler, representing Metropolitan State University of Denver, spoke in favor of the bill. Mr. Kreidler answered a previous question from the committee regarding current tuition rates.



Mr. Kreidler answered a question from the committee regarding scholarship restrictions for resident and non-resident students.





12:13 PM



Representative Nordberg provided closing comments on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1081
TIME: 12:14:05 PM
MOVED: Buckner
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1081 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 11-2.
SECONDED: Lundeen
VOTE
Bridges
Yes
Everett
No
Exum
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Lee
Yes
Leonard
No
Lundeen
Yes
McLachlan
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Sias
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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