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H_ED_2019A 04/16/2019 01:33:31 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 04/16/2019
Attendance
Baisley X
Buck X
Buckner X
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 01:33:31 PM to 04:33:13 PM
Place Old State Library
This Meeting was called to order by Representative McLachlan
This Report was prepared by Meghan MacKillop
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1277 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB19-170 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB19-1294 Referred to House Appropriations

HB19-1277 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


01:33:52 PM  

Representatives Cutter and Esgar presented House Bill 19-1277, concerning the creation of the computer science courses and clubs grant program in the Colorado Department of Education (CDE). The program provides grants to public schools to increase participation of traditionally under-represented students in computer science courses and clubs. The bill sponsors distributed Amendments L.001 and L.002 (Attachments A and B), and responded to questions from the committee regarding the bill.

01:47:15 PM  

The following people provided testimony:

01:47:34 PM  

Andrew Sannier, representing Girls Who Code, testified in support of the bill.

01:50:46 PM  

Bridget Roman, representing Girls Who Code, testified in support of the bill.

01:54:44 PM  

Giselle Cordero, representing Girls Who Code, testified in support of the bill.

01:57:31 PM  

Kelly Caufield, representing Colorado Succeeds, testified in support of the bill.

02:01:13 PM  

The panel answered questions from the committee, and Representative Esgar returned to the table to answer questions from the committee.

02:15:05 PM  

Alexis Harrigan, representing Code.org, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee regarding data of students in computer science courses and clubs.

02:20:05 PM  

Representative Cutter explained Amendment L.001.



02:21:06 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Cutter
Seconded Buckner
Baisley
Buck
Buckner
Coleman
Cutter
Exum
Geitner
Larson
McCluskie
Michaelson Jenet
Wilson
Buentello
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:21:09 PM  

Representative Cutter explained Amendment L.002, and the bill sponsors responded to questions regarding the amendment.



02:25:39 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Cutter
Seconded Exum
Baisley Yes
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
YES: 11   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
02:25:42 PM  

The bill sponsors made concluding comments on the bill, and committee discussion ensued.



02:41:11 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1277, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Cutter
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



SB19-170 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:41:34 PM  

Representatives Soper and Herod presented Senate Bill 19-170, concerning inquiries into a college applicant's criminal history. The bill prohibits state institutions of higher education from inquiring into, requiring disclosure of, or obtaining an applicant's criminal or disciplinary history, with certain exceptions. Representative Herod distributed research regarding inquiries into a college applicant's criminal history (Attachment C), and the bill sponsors answered questions from the committee regarding the bill.

02:57:59 PM  

The following people provided testimony:

02:58:22 PM  

Julie McKenna, representing Colorado Mesa University, testified in opposition to the bill, and answered questions from the committee.

03:06:39 PM  

Julie Steeler, representing the University of Colorado, testified in a neutral position to the bill.

03:08:33 PM  

Jason Hopfer, representing the Colorado Community College System, testified in a neutral position on the bill.

03:15:12 PM  

Ms. Steeler and Mr. Hopfer responded to questions from the committee.

03:17:48 PM  

Tanya Kelly Bowry, representing the University of Colorado, came to the table to respond to questions about the university's admissions process, and the panel continued to answer further questions.

03:28:57 PM  

Jamie Ray, representing the Second Chance Center, testified in support of the bill.

03:32:54 PM  

Justin Larson, representing himself and the Second Chance Center, testified in support of the bill.

03:35:11 PM  

Prateek Dutta, representing Education Reform Now and Democrats for Education Reform, testified in support of the bill.

03:36:35 PM  

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

03:45:48 PM  

Representative Larson distributed and explained Amendment L.017 (Attachment D), and committee discussion ensued.



03:53:11 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.017
Moved Larson
Seconded Buck
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 Yes
YES: 6   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
03:53:19 PM  

The bill sponsors made concluding comments regarding the bill, and committee discussion ensued.



04:06:20 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-170 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Buentello
Seconded Coleman
Baisley No
Buck No
Buckner Yes
Coleman Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner No
Larson No
McCluskie Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Wilson Yes
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1294 - Referred to House Appropriations


04:06:44 PM  

The committee recessed.

04:07:03 PM  

The committee came back to order.

04:11:58 PM  

Representatives Benavidez and Jaquez Lews presented House Bill 199-1294, concerning a transfer of apprenticeship credit to college credit. The bill requires the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) to convene a working group to determine the best way to transfer construction industry registered apprenticeship program credit to college credit. If possible, the working group must include representatives of community colleges, area technical schools, local district colleges, relevant four-year institutions, and applicable union and non-union labor organizations. The working group must report to the General Assembly with its recommendations by December 31, 2019.

04:24:50 PM  

Jason Hopfer, representing CCCS, testified in support of the bill.

04:27:16 PM  

The bill sponsors made concluding comments on the bill, and committee discussion ensued.



04:32:19 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1294 to the Committee on Appropriations.
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


04:33:13 PM   The committee adjourned.