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h_ed_2018a_2018-01-31t09:38:13z0 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1095

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date Jan 31, 2018      
Location HCR 0112



HB18-1095 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

09:38:25 AM  

Representative Carver and Representative Arndt presented and summarized House Bill 18-1095 concerning educator license requirements for military spouses.

09:42:37 AM  

Representative Carver answered questions regarding teacher licensure requirements and the disadvantages to military spouses.

09:46:36 AM  
Representative Ardnt answered questions
from the committee regarding teacher licensure requirements.  The
committee members discussed out of state teacher licenses.
09:50:44 AM  

The sponsors continued to answer questions from the committee regarding the qualifications required for licensure in Colorado.

10:01:33 AM  

Shannon Rauen, representing herself, testified in favor of the bill.  She spoke about her experience as a military spouse and challeneges regarding employment.

10:05:35 AM  

Amy Wasson, representing herself, testified in favor of the bill.  She spoke on her experience with the teacher licensing process and the challenges for employment in Colorado.  Ms. Wasson also answered questions from the committee regarding her experience with teacher licensing programs in other states.

10:15:19 AM  

Mollie Raymond, representing herself, testified in favor of the bill.  She spoke on her experience as a military spouse.

10:15:20 AM  

Martin Dempsey, representing the U.S. Department of Defense, testified in favor of the bill.  He spoke on other states that have implemented teacher licensing programs for military spouses.

10:25:26 AM  

Mr. Dempsey answered questions from the committee regarding licensing programs in other workforce areas.

10:28:19 AM  
Christine Baldwin, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill. She spoke on her experience as a military spouse and a teacher in Colorado.
10:34:42 AM  

Jamie Brown, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.  She spoke on her experience as a teacher and military spouse.  She answered questions regarding her experience in the public school system.

10:34:43 AM  

The sponsors distributed amendment L.001 [Attachment A].



10:43:01 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Buckner
Seconded McLachlan
Bridges
Everett
Exum
Garnett Excused
Lee
Leonard
Lundeen
McLachlan
Reyher
Sias Excused
Wilson
Buckner
Pettersen
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
10:43:02 AM  

The sponsors distributed amendment L.002 [Attachment B].



10:43:28 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Buckner
Seconded McLachlan
Bridges
Everett
Exum
Garnett Excused
Lee
Leonard
Lundeen
McLachlan
Reyher
Sias Excused
Wilson
Buckner
Pettersen
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
10:44:08 AM  

The sponsors provided closing comments on the bill.  They distributed letters to the committee [Attachments C and D].  The committee members provided closing comments on the bill.



10:51:29 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1095, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Wilson
Seconded Lundeen
Bridges Yes
Everett No
Exum Yes
Garnett Excused
Lee Yes
Leonard No
Lundeen Yes
McLachlan Yes
Reyher Yes
Sias Excused
Wilson Yes
Buckner Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS