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H_ED_2019A 03/21/2019 01:33:49 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 03/21/2019
Attendance
Baisley X
Buck X
Buckner *
Coleman X
Cutter X
Exum X
Geitner X
Larson X
McCluskie X
Michaelson Jenet X
Wilson X
Buentello X
McLachlan X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 01:33:49 PM to 02:15:18 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Representative McLachlan
This Report was prepared by Meghan MacKillop
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB19-094 Referred to House Legislative Council
SB19-129 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

SB19-094 - Referred to House Legislative Council


01:34:01 PM  

Majority Leader Garnett presented Senate Bill 19-094, concerning the Legislative Interim Committee on School Finance.  The bill reauthorizes and extends the committee for one additional year.  The Majority Leader answered questions from the committee about the interim committee.



01:58:04 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-094 to the Committee on Legislative Council.
Moved Buentello
Seconded Michaelson Jenet
Baisley Yes
Buck Yes
Buckner Yes
Coleman Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Larson Yes
McCluskie Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Wilson Yes
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-129 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:58:16 PM  

Representative Froelich presented Senate Bill 19-126, concerning the regulation of online schools.  The bill requires the Office of Blended and Online Learning in the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) to collect biannual information concerning students who withdraw from an online school after the annual October enrollment count date, and whether these students enroll in another school, complete a high school equivalency examination, or otherwise continue or complete school during the same academic year.  Representative Froelich answered questions from the committee.

02:03:51 PM  

Matt Cook, Colorado Association of School Boards, and Jen Walmer, Education Reform Now, testified in support of the bill.

02:07:04 PM  

The panel answered questions from the committee.

02:11:51 PM  
Representative Froelich made concluding comments on the bill, and committee discussion ensued.


02:14:59 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-129 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Buentello
Seconded Cutter
Baisley No
Buck No
Buckner Yes
Coleman Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner No
Larson Yes
McCluskie Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Wilson Yes
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:15:18 PM   The committee adjourned.