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H_ED_2018A 04/26/2018 07:33:44 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 04/26/2018
Attendance
Bridges *
Everett E
Exum X
Garnett X
Lee X
Leonard X
Lundeen *
McLachlan X
Reyher *
Sias *
Wilson X
Buckner X
Pettersen X
Time 07:33:44 AM to 09:07:55 AM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Pettersen
This Report was prepared by Damion Pechota
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB18-1413 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB18-1416 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB18-1414 Referred to House Appropriations

HB18-1413 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


07:33:53 AM  
Representative Lee presented and summarized House Bill 18-1413 concerning the creation of a school safety grant program. The sponsor answered questions from the committee members.
07:39:29 AM  

Steve Bell, representing Jefferson County Public Schools, testified in support of the bill. He discussed current issues regarding school safety.

07:44:19 AM  

Frank DeAngelis, representing the DeAngelis Center, testified in support of the bill. He discussed the history of school safety issues in Colorado.

07:48:51 AM  

John Nicoletti, representing the DeAngelis Center, testified in support of the bill.

07:49:46 AM  

Commander A.J. DeAndrea, representing the DeAngelis Center, testified in support of the bill. He discussed his experience as a law enforcement officer who has responded to multiple school shootings.

07:53:43 AM  

John McDonald, representing Jefferson County Public Schools, testified in support of the bill.

07:56:52 AM  
The previous five witnesses answered questions from the committee members regarding school safety and emergency response.
08:08:30 AM  
The witnesses continued to answer questions from the committee.
08:18:08 AM  
Committee discussion ensued.
08:28:56 AM  
Representative Lee distributed amendment L.001 [Attachment A].


08:31:27 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Lee
Seconded Exum
Bridges
Everett Excused
Exum
Garnett
Lee
Leonard
Lundeen
McLachlan
Reyher
Sias
Wilson
Buckner
Pettersen
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
08:31:27 AM  
Representative Lee provided closing comments on the bill. The committee members provided closing comments on the bill.


08:33:47 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1413, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lee
Seconded Pettersen
Bridges Yes
Everett Excused
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: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1416 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


08:33:57 AM  

Representatives McLachlan and Carver presented and summarized House Bill 18-1416 concerning a student suicide prevention grant program.

08:39:15 AM  

Chris Harms, representing the Colorado Department of Public Safety, testified in support of the bill.

08:39:49 AM  
Evie Hudak, representing the Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in support of the bill.
08:44:10 AM  
The previous two witnesses answered questions from the committee members.
08:49:31 AM  
The sponsors presented and distributed amendment L.001 [Attachment B].
08:51:23 AM  
The sponsors provided closing comments.


08:51:23 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved McLachlan
Seconded Exum
Bridges
Everett Excused
Exum
Garnett
Lee
Leonard
Lundeen
McLachlan
Reyher
Sias
Wilson
Buckner
Pettersen
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


08:52:31 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1416, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved McLachlan
Seconded Buckner
Bridges Yes
Everett Excused
Exum Yes
Garnett Excused
Lee Yes
Leonard Yes
Lundeen Yes
McLachlan Yes
Reyher Yes
Sias Yes
Wilson Yes
Buckner Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1414 - Referred to House Appropriations


08:53:33 AM  
Representatives Buckner and Exum presented and summarized House Bill 18-1414 concerning higher education student emergency assistance grants.
08:57:18 AM  

Kim Hunter Reed, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education, testified in support of the bill.

08:59:31 AM  

Geri Anderson, representing Aims Community College, testified in support of the bill.

09:02:14 AM  
The previous two witnesses answered questions from the committee members.
09:05:48 AM  
The sponsors provided closing comments on the bill.


09:07:44 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1414 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Buckner
Seconded Exum
Bridges Yes
Everett Excused
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: 2   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


09:07:55 AM   Committee Adjourned






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