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h_ed_2018a_2018-03-26t13:32:18z3 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1221

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date Mar 26, 2018      
Location HCR 0112



HB18-1221 - Postponed Indefinitely


03:00:21 PM  
Representative Leonard presented and summarized
House Bill 18-1221 concerning an income tax deduction for 529 K-12 expenses.
He distributed letters to the committee members [Attachment B]. He answered
questions from the committee members.
03:10:06 PM  
The sponsor continued to answer questions from the committee.
03:23:23 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.
03:30:35 PM  

Scott Harry, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:32:36 PM  
Keenan OBrien, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:34:18 PM  

Dave Stoecker, representing Longmont Christian School, testified in support of the bill.

03:36:42 PM  

Thomas Cathey, representing the Colorado Association of Private Schools, testified in support of the bill.

03:39:12 PM  
Ron Stauffer, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:42:01 PM  

Barb Bulthuis, representing Crossroads School, testified in support of the bill.

03:46:05 PM  

Brigette and Jay Modglin, representing themselves, testified in support of the bill.

03:49:01 PM  
The previous three witnesses answered questions from the committee.
03:55:29 PM  
Laura Welch, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:57:31 PM  
Jonna Levine, representing Support Jeffco Kids, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:57:59 PM  
Nate Golich, representing the Colorado Education Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:03:27 PM  
Evie Hudak, representing the Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:05:31 PM  
The previous two witnesses answered questions from the committee.
04:07:41 PM  

Cindra Barnard, representing Taxpayers for Public Education, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:11:07 PM  
Elizabeth Cheever, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:12:55 PM  
The previous two witnesses answered questions from the committee members.
04:17:52 PM  

Brendan Reese, representing the Colorado Department of Revenue, was neutral on the bill. He answered questions from the committee members.

04:19:37 PM  

Marla Mason, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill. She answered questions from the committee.

04:23:50 PM  

Representative Leonard distributed and discussed amendment L.001 [Attachment C].



04:30:31 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Leonard
Seconded Everett
Bridges No
Everett Yes
Exum No
Garnett Yes
Lee No
Leonard Yes
Lundeen Yes
McLachlan No
Reyher No
Sias Excused
Wilson Yes
Buckner No
Pettersen No
YES: 5   NO: 7   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
04:30:45 PM  

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



04:38:58 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1221 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Leonard
Seconded Everett
Bridges No
Everett Yes
Exum No
Garnett No
Lee No
Leonard Yes
Lundeen Yes
McLachlan No
Reyher Yes
Sias Yes
Wilson Yes
Buckner No
Pettersen No
YES: 6   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


04:39:55 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1221 indefinitely.
Moved Buckner
Seconded Bridges
Bridges Yes
Everett No
Exum Yes
Garnett Yes
Lee Yes
Leonard No
Lundeen No
McLachlan Yes
Reyher No
Sias No
Wilson No
Buckner Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS