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H_ED_2018A 05/02/2018 11:04:14 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 05/02/2018
Attendance
Bridges X
Everett X
Exum X
Garnett *
Lee X
Lundeen X
McLachlan X
Reyher *
Saine X
Sias X
Wilson X
Buckner X
Pettersen X
Time 11:04:14 AM to 12:21:05 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Pettersen
This Report was prepared by Damion Pechota
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB18-206 Referred to House Appropriations
SB18-213 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB18-1437 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

SB18-206 - Referred to House Appropriations


11:04:25 AM  

Representatives Arndt and Wist presented and summarized Senate Bill 18-206 concerning the adjustment of enrollment ratios at research institutions of higher education. The sponsors answered questions from the committee.

11:10:42 AM  
Phil DiStefano, Chancellor of the University
of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder), testified in support of the bill. He
discussed revenue impacts and enrollment ratios.
11:16:16 AM  
Anthony Richardson, representing himself as a student at CU Boulder, testified in support of the bill.
11:19:36 AM  

Jackson Rueter, representing himself as a student at CU Boulder, testified in support of the bill.

11:21:49 AM  
The previous three witnesses answered questions from the committee members.
11:24:53 AM  
Peter Han, representing the Colorado School of Mines, testified in support of the bill.
11:28:44 AM  
Mike Feeley, representing Colorado State University, testified in support of the bill.
11:30:19 AM  
Josh Abram, Legislative Council Staff, answered questions from the committee regarding the fiscal note.
11:33:19 AM  
The sponsors provided closing comments on the bill. The committee members provided closing comments on the bill.


11:34:59 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-206 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Buckner
Seconded Bridges
Bridges Yes
Everett No
Exum Yes
Garnett Yes
Lee Yes
Lundeen Yes
McLachlan Yes
Reyher Excused
Saine No
Sias Yes
Wilson Yes
Buckner Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-213 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


11:35:07 AM  
Representative Herod presented and summarized
Senate Bill 18-213 concerning requiring local school districts to recognize
academic credits earned by students in the custody of the Division of Youth
Services in the Colorado Department of Human Services (DHS).
11:38:30 AM  

Anders Jacobson, representing the Division of Youth Services in DHS, testified in support of the bill.

11:42:51 AM  
Erin Osterhaus, Education Director for the Division of Youth Services in DHS, testified in support of the bill.
11:44:41 AM  
The previous two witnesses answered questions
from the committee members and committee discussion ensued.
11:56:04 AM  
Representative Herod provided closing comments on the bill. The committee members provided closing comments on the bill.


12:01:11 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-213 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Buckner
Seconded Bridges
Bridges Yes
Everett Yes
Exum Yes
Garnett Yes
Lee Yes
Lundeen Yes
McLachlan Yes
Reyher Yes
Saine Yes
Sias Excused
Wilson Yes
Buckner Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1437 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


12:01:18 PM  
Representative Herod presented and summarized House Bill 18-1437 concerning the costs of college-level courses in correction education programs. She distributed a handout to the committee members [Attachment A].
12:05:20 PM  

Stephen Hartnett, a teacher at the University of Colorado- Denver, testified in support of the bill. He distributed three documents to the committee [Attachments, B, C, and D]. Mr. Hartnett discussed his experience as a teacher in correctional facilities. He answered questions from the committee members.

12:17:20 PM  

Representative Herod provided closing comments on the bill. The committee members provided closing comments on the bill.



12:18:50 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1437 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Saine
Seconded Everett
Bridges Yes
Everett Yes
Exum Yes
Garnett Excused
Lee Yes
Lundeen Yes
McLachlan Yes
Reyher Yes
Saine Yes
Sias Excused
Wilson Yes
Buckner Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


12:21:05 PM   Committee Adjourned






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