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H_ED_2019A 03/19/2019 01:31:14 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 03/19/2019
Attendance
Baisley X
Buck *
Buckner X
Coleman *
Cutter X
Exum X
Geitner *
Larson *
McCluskie X
Michaelson Jenet *
Wilson X
Buentello X
McLachlan X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 01:31:14 PM to 04:07:35 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Representative McLachlan
This Report was prepared by Meghan MacKillop
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1222 Referred to House Appropriations
HB19-1196 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

HB19-1222 - Referred to House Appropriations


01:31:24 PM  

Representatives Kipp and McCluskie presented House Bill 19-1222, concerning an international baccalaureate (IB) exam fee grant.  Under current law, the Advanced Placement (AP) exam fee grant program covers a portion of the cost for low-income students to take an AP exam.  The bill changes the name of the program to the Accelerated College Opportunity Exam Fee Grant Program and allows grants to also be awarded to cover the cost of IB exams.  Representative McCluskie distributed research on IB programs in the United States (Attachment A).  The sponsors responded to questions from the committee.

01:50:41 PM  

The following people provided testimony:

01:50:53 PM  

Prateek Dutta, Education Reform Now, testified in support of the bill.

01:53:06 PM  

Kelsey Day, Diploma Programme Associate Manager for IB, testified in support of the bill.

01:56:25 PM  

Jan Lotter, Director, IB Association of Rocky Mountain Schools (IBARMS), testified in support of the bill.

01:59:36 PM  

The above three-person panel responded to committee questions.

02:04:00 PM  

Nanci Morse, AP and IB Program Coordinator for Summit High School, testified in support of the bill.

02:07:49 PM  

Freya Schlaefer, representing herself as a student enrolled in an IB program, testified in support of the bill and talked about her experience in her school's IB program.

02:10:49 PM  

Rashmi Efan, representing herself as a student in an IB program, testified in support of the bill and talked about her experience as an IB student.

02:12:54 PM  

The above three-person panel responded to questions.



02:26:52 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1222 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Buentello
Seconded McCluskie
Baisley Yes
Buck No
Buckner Yes
Coleman Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner No
Larson Yes
McCluskie Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Wilson No
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1196 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:27:03 PM  

Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez presented House Bill 19-1196, concerning financial aid for studentswho are classified to recieve in-state tuition.  Under current law, a student who does not have lawful immigration status may be classified as an in-state resident for tuition purposes, under certain circumstances.  The bill permits these students to also be eligible for certain state-funded financial assistance programs offered by the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) and administered by higher education institutions.  Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez distributed a fact sheet about the bill (Attachment B) and answered committee questions.  

02:34:21 PM  

Emily Burns, CDHE, testified in support of the bill.

02:37:16 PM  

Dorothy Horrell, University of Colorado of Denver Chancellor, testified in support of the bill.

02:40:43 PM  

Richard Gonzales, Colorado Mountain College, testified in support of the bill.

02:44:02 PM  

The above three-person panel answered questions from the committee.

02:51:19 PM  

Dr. Angela Marquez, Metropolitan State University, testified in support of the bill.

02:56:40 PM  

Katie Jannsen, Aims Community College, testified in support of the bill.

02:59:51 PM  

Dr. Katrina Rodriguiez, University of Northern Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

03:00:49 PM  

Dr. Tobias Guzman, University of Northern Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

03:03:25 PM  

The above four-person panel, plus Dr. Will Simpkins, the Vice President of Student Affairs for Metro State University, who was present for questions only, responded to questions from the committee.

03:05:39 PM  

Nayda Benitez, representing herself as a student at Metro State University and United Leaders of Higher Education (ULHE), testified in support of the bill.

03:10:57 PM  

Katrina Ruggles, Colorado School Counselor Association, testified in support of the bill.

03:16:02 PM  

Alejandra Merjil, representing herself as a student and ULHE, testified in support of the bill.

03:17:47 PM  

Jen Walmer, Education Reform Now and Democrats for Education Reform, testified in support of the bill.

03:19:30 PM  

The above four-person panel responded to committee questions.

03:24:59 PM  

Yesenia Arreola, Colorado Mountain College, testified in support of the bill.

03:29:16 PM  

Bernabe Soto Ramirez, representing himself as a student, testified in support of the bill.

03:32:46 PM  

Priscilla Montoya, Latina Community Foundation of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

03:35:56 PM  

The above three-person panel responded to questions from the committee.

03:39:50 PM  

Representative Wilson distributed and explained Amendment L.001 (Attachment C). Committee discussion on the amendment ensued.



03:42:51 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Wilson
Seconded Baisley
Baisley Yes
Buck Yes
Buckner No
Coleman No
Cutter No
Exum No
Geitner Yes
Larson Yes
McCluskie No
Michaelson Jenet No
Wilson Yes
Buentello No
McLachlan No
YES: 5   NO: 8   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
03:42:52 PM  
Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez made concluding comments on the bill, and committee discussion ensued.


04:07:15 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1196 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Buentello
Seconded Michaelson Jenet
Baisley No
Buck No
Buckner Yes
Coleman Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner No
Larson No
McCluskie Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Wilson No
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:07:35 PM   The committee adjourned.