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H_ED_2018A 04/23/2018 01:34:36 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 04/23/2018
Attendance
Bridges X
Everett X
Exum X
Garnett X
Lee X
Leonard X
Lundeen X
McLachlan X
Reyher *
Sias *
Wilson *
Buckner X
Pettersen X
Time 01:34:36 PM to 05:33:21 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Pettersen
This Report was prepared by Damion Pechota
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB18-158 Referred to House Appropriations
HB18-1395 Referred to House Legislative Council
HB18-1197 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB18-085 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB18-1367 Referred to House Appropriations
HB18-1309 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB18-1412 Referred to House Appropriations
HB18-1396 Referred to House Appropriations

SB18-158 - Referred to House Appropriations


01:37:20 PM  
Representatives Duran and Catlin presented and summarized Senate Bill 18-158 concerning school access to interoperable communication technology.
01:42:19 PM  

Chris Olson, representing School Safety Partners, testified in support of the bill.

01:44:47 PM  

Maria Mitchell, representing Park County 911, testified in support of the bill. She discussed her personal experience as an emergency responder.

01:46:25 PM  
The previous two witnesses answered questions from the committee.
01:56:35 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.
02:01:10 PM  

Ed Smith, Superintendent of Pueblo County School District 70, testified in support of the bill.

02:03:41 PM  

Greg Keasling, representing Pueblo County School District 70, testified in support of the bill.

02:05:57 PM  
Dan Snowberger, Superintendent of Durango School District 9-R, testified in support of the bill.
02:07:50 PM  
The previous three witnesses answered questions from the committee.
02:08:38 PM  
The sponsors provided closing comments on the bill. The committee members provided closing comments on the bill.


02:10:06 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-158 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bridges
Seconded McLachlan
Bridges Yes
Everett Yes
Exum Yes
Garnett Excused
Lee Yes
Leonard Yes
Lundeen Excused
McLachlan Yes
Reyher Yes
Sias Yes
Wilson Yes
Buckner Excused
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 3   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1395 - Referred to House Legislative Council


02:10:22 PM  
Representatives McKean and Winter presented
and summarized House Bill 18-1395 concerning the Colorado Youth Advisory
Council Interim Committee. The sponsors answered questions from the committee.
02:17:54 PM  
The sponsors provided closing comments. The members provided closing comments.


02:19:31 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1395 to the Committee on Legislative Council.
Moved Bridges
Seconded McLachlan
Bridges Yes
Everett No
Exum Yes
Garnett Excused
Lee Yes
Leonard No
Lundeen No
McLachlan Yes
Reyher No
Sias No
Wilson Yes
Buckner Excused
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 5   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1197 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


02:20:52 PM  
Representatives Young and Wilson presented and summarized House Bill 18-1197 concerning student-centered pilot accountability systems. The sponsors distributed amendment L.001 [Attachment A] and amendment L.002 [Attachment B].
02:27:17 PM  
The sponsors answered questions from the committee.
02:35:23 PM  
Leslie Colwell, representing the Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill.
02:37:51 PM  
Wendy Cooper, representing the Colorado Rural Education Collaborative, testified in support of the bill.
02:40:41 PM  

Kallie Leyba, representing the American Federation of Teachers Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

02:43:15 PM  

Michelle Murphy, representing the Colorado Rural Schools Alliance, testified in support of the bill.

02:44:30 PM  

The previous four witnesses answered questions from the committee.



02:47:53 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Bridges
Seconded Exum
Bridges
Everett
Exum
Garnett
Lee
Leonard
Lundeen
McLachlan
Reyher
Sias
Wilson
Buckner Excused
Pettersen
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:48:14 PM  
The sponsors provided closing comments on the bill. The committee members provided closing comments on the bill.


02:48:14 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Bridges
Seconded Exum
Bridges
Everett
Exum
Garnett
Lee
Leonard
Lundeen
McLachlan
Reyher
Sias
Wilson
Buckner Excused
Pettersen
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:53:19 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1197, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Buckner
Seconded McLachlan
Bridges Yes
Everett No
Exum Yes
Garnett Yes
Lee Yes
Leonard No
Lundeen Yes
McLachlan Yes
Reyher Yes
Sias Yes
Wilson Yes
Buckner Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1367 - Committee Discussion Only


02:54:30 PM  

Representatives McLachlan and Wilson presented and summarized House Bill 18-1367 concerning the creation of a pilot program to provide experiential professional development for school principals. The sponsors answered questions from the committee.

03:06:57 PM  
Kurt Pusch, representing Kipp Colorado Schools, testified in support of the bill.
03:09:52 PM  
Jen Walmer, representing Education Reform Now and Democrats for Education Reform, testified in support of the bill.
03:11:48 PM  
The previous two witnesses answered questions from the committee.
03:17:20 PM  

Carrie Gantzer, representing the Colorado Association of School Executives, testified in support of the bill.

03:21:47 PM  
Kathleen Campbell, representing herself as a teacher, testified in support of the bill.
03:28:11 PM  
The previous two witnesses answered questions from the committee.
03:31:22 PM  
The sponsors provided closing comments. The members provided closing comments.
03:31:23 PM  

The bill was laid over until later in the meeting.



SB18-085 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


03:34:02 PM  
Representative McLachlan presented and
summarized Senate Bill 18-085 concerning financial incentives for education
in rural areas. The sponsor distributed amendment L.009 [Attachment C]
and amendment L.010 [Attachment D]. The sponsor answered questions from
the committee.
03:37:21 PM  

Dale McCall, representing the Colorado Rural Alliance and the Colorado Boards of Cooperative Educational Services, testified in support of the bill.

03:47:07 PM  

Sue Sava, representing the Public Education and Business Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

03:52:12 PM  
The previous two witnesses answered questions about amendment L.009 and amendment L.010.


03:56:44 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009
Moved McLachlan
Seconded Buckner
Bridges Yes
Everett No
Exum Yes
Garnett Yes
Lee Yes
Leonard No
Lundeen No
McLachlan Yes
Reyher Yes
Sias Excused
Wilson No
Buckner Yes
Pettersen Yes
YES: 8   NO: 4   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:57:06 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010
Moved McLachlan
Seconded Buckner
Bridges
Everett
Exum
Garnett
Lee
Leonard
Lundeen
McLachlan
Reyher
Sias Excused
Wilson
Buckner
Pettersen
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:57:07 PM  
The sponsor provided closing comments on the bill. The members provided closing comments on the bill.


03:58:13 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-085, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Buckner
Seconded Garnett
Bridges Yes
Everett No
Exum Yes
Garnett Yes
Lee Yes
Leonard No
Lundeen Yes
McLachlan Yes
Reyher Yes
Sias Excused
Wilson Yes
Buckner Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1367 - Referred to House Appropriations


03:58:30 PM  
House Bill 18-1367, concerning the creation
of a pilot program to provide experiential professional development for
school principals, was back on the table for action only.


03:59:09 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1367 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved McLachlan
Seconded Buckner
Bridges Yes
Everett No
Exum Yes
Garnett Yes
Lee Yes
Leonard No
Lundeen No
McLachlan Yes
Reyher Yes
Sias Excused
Wilson Yes
Buckner Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1309 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


03:59:18 PM  

Representatives Coleman and Wilson presented and summarized House Bill 18-1309 concerning programs to address educator shortages. They distributed a handout to the committee members [Attachment E].

04:09:33 PM  
The sponsors distributed and discussed amendment L.001 [Attachment F].
04:17:49 PM  
Brandon Shaffer, representing the St. Vrain School District, testified in support of the bill.
04:20:01 PM  

Diane Laver, representing the St. Vrain School District, testified in support of the bill.

04:24:15 PM  
Laura Hess, a teacher in the St. Vrain Valley School District, testified in support of the bill.
04:26:34 PM  

Richard Martyr, member of the St. Vrain Valley School District Board of Education, testified in support of the bill.

04:30:27 PM  
The previous four witnesses answered questions from the committee.
04:34:47 PM  
Rebecca Kantor, Dean of Education at the University of Colorado Denver, testified in support of the bill.
04:42:16 PM  
Jason Hopfer, representing the Rural School Alliances, testified
in support of the bill.
04:45:29 PM  
Leslie Colwell, representing the Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill.


04:48:40 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Buckner
Seconded Bridges
Bridges
Everett
Exum
Garnett
Lee
Leonard
Lundeen
McLachlan
Reyher
Sias
Wilson
Buckner
Pettersen
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:48:41 PM  
The sponsors provided closing comments on the bill. The committee members provided closing comments on the bill.


04:52:10 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1309, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Wilson
Seconded Bridges
Bridges Yes
Everett No
Exum Yes
Garnett Excused
Lee Yes
Leonard No
Lundeen Yes
McLachlan Yes
Reyher Yes
Sias Yes
Wilson Yes
Buckner Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1412 - Referred to House Appropriations


04:52:18 PM  

Representatives Buckner and Lundeen presented and summarized House Bill 18-1412 concerning a grant program to retain teachers.

04:58:04 PM  
Craig Hulse, representing Ready Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:58:42 PM  
Mark Sass, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. He distributed a letter to the committee members [Attachment G].
05:01:34 PM  
Mary Hulac, representing herself as a teacher, testified in support of the bill.
05:01:51 PM  
Jen Walmer, representing Education Reform Now and Democrats for Education Reform, testified in support of the bill.
05:05:12 PM  
The previous four witnesses answered questions from the committee.
05:07:30 PM  
The sponsors provided closing comments on the bill. The committee members provided closing comments on the bill.


05:13:03 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1412 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Buckner
Seconded Lundeen
Bridges Yes
Everett No
Exum Yes
Garnett Excused
Lee Yes
Leonard No
Lundeen Yes
McLachlan Yes
Reyher Yes
Sias Yes
Wilson Yes
Buckner Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1396 - Referred to House Appropriations


05:13:10 PM  
Representative Buckner presented and summarized House Bill
18-1396 concerning an advanced placement exam fee grant program. She provided
a handout to the committee [Attachment H]. The sponsor answered questions
from the committee.
05:18:23 PM  
Kimberlee Sia, representing Kipp Colorado Schools, testified in support of the bill.
05:22:23 PM  

Prateek Dutta, representing Education Reform Now and Democrats for Education Reform, testified in support of the bill.

05:24:48 PM  
The previous two witnesses answered questions from the committee.
05:28:42 PM  
Terry Whitney, representing the College Board, answered questions from the committee.
05:30:58 PM  
The sponsor provided closing comments on the bill. The committee members provided closing comments on the bill.


05:33:04 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1396 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Buckner
Seconded Bridges
Bridges Yes
Everett No
Exum Yes
Garnett Yes
Lee Yes
Leonard No
Lundeen Yes
McLachlan Yes
Reyher Yes
Sias Yes
Wilson Yes
Buckner Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:33:21 PM   Committee Adjourned






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