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H_ED_2020A 05/26/2020 01:35:41 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 05/26/2020
Attendance
Baisley X
Bird X
Buck X
Coleman X
Cutter X
Exum X
Geitner X
Kipp X
Larson X
Michaelson Jenet X
Wilson X
Buentello X
McLachlan X
Time 01:35:41 PM to 03:24:55 PM
Place Old State Library
This Meeting was called to order by Representative McLachlan
This Report was prepared by Amanda King
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1366 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB20-1295 Postponed Indefinitely
HB20-1358 Postponed Indefinitely
SB20-023 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB20-1238 Postponed Indefinitely
HB20-1034 Postponed Indefinitely
HB20-1231 Postponed Indefinitely
SB20-073 Postponed Indefinitely
SB20-184 Postponed Indefinitely
HB20-1357 Postponed Indefinitely
SB20-175 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call

HB20-1366 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:37:08 PM  

Representative Esgar and Representative McCluskie, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1366. The bill creates a new higher education funding allocation model beginning in FY 2021-22.  The bill modifies how state appropriations are allocated among institutions of higher education, but does not require any change in total state expenditures for higher education.

01:46:21 PM  
Representative Esgar and Representative McCluskie answered questions from the committee.
01:50:08 PM  
Amanda Bickel, Joint Budget Committee Staff, answered questions from the committee.
01:52:35 PM  
Representative McCluskie answered additional committee questions.
01:55:52 PM  

No one was present to testify on the bill, and no written testimony was submitted.

01:58:07 PM  
Representative Esgar and Representative McCluskie made concluding remarks about the bill.


01:59:36 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1366 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Buentello
Seconded Baisley
Baisley Yes
Bird Yes
Buck Yes
Coleman Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Larson Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Wilson Yes
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1295 - Postponed Indefinitely


01:59:44 PM  

Representative Bird and Representative Wilson co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1295. The bill requires the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) to contract with a public or private entity to conduct a performance audit of the statewide implementation of the public school accountability and accreditation system by October 1, 2020.  The OSA must ensure the performance audit is completed by October 1, 2021.  The bill is repealed July 1, 2022.

02:03:50 PM  

No one was present to testify on the bill, and no written testimony was submitted.



02:04:58 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 20-1295 indefinitely.
Moved Wilson
Seconded Bird
Baisley Yes
Bird Yes
Buck Yes
Coleman Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Larson Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Wilson Yes
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1358 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:05:14 PM  
The committee recess.
02:10:20 PM  
The committee came back to order.
02:10:30 PM  

Representative Mullica and Representative McKean, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1358.  The bill requires tpublic schools to provide training on the recognition of the signs and symptoms of seizures, and the appropriate steps for seizure first aid.  The training must be given to relevant school personnel who have direct contact with and supervision of students who have a seizure disorder.

02:13:17 PM  

No one was present to testify on the bill, and no written testimony was submitted.



02:14:38 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 20-1358 indefinitely.
Moved Kipp
Seconded Michaelson Jenet
Baisley Yes
Bird Yes
Buck Yes
Coleman Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Larson Excused
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Wilson Yes
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-023 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


02:14:44 PM  

Representative Michaelson Jenet and Representative Van Winkle, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 20-023. The bill creates the 11-member Colorado Interagency Working Group on School Safety (working group) in the Department of Public Safety.  The working group, comprised of state and local agency officials, is tasked with increasing coordination of school safety programs across state government and reporting annually to the governor and the state legislature. 

02:20:30 PM  

No one was present to testify on the bill, and no written testimony was submitted.

02:20:38 PM  

The sponsors discussed amendment L.006 (Attachment A).



02:21:37 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment A).
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Exum
Baisley
Bird
Buck
Coleman
Cutter
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson Excused
Michaelson Jenet
Wilson
Buentello
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:21:38 PM  

Representative Michaelson Jenet provided concluding remarks on the bill.



02:23:33 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-023, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Buentello
Baisley Yes
Bird Yes
Buck Yes
Coleman Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Larson Excused
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Wilson Yes
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1238 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:23:39 PM  

Representative Michaelson Jenet and Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1238. The The bill modifies the evaluative criteria used by the Colorado Department of Education when evaluating grant applications made to the Student Re-engagement Grant Program, the Services for Expelled and At-Risk Students Grant Program, the School Bullying Prevention and Education Grant Program, and the Behavioral Health Care Professional Matching Grant Program.

02:27:11 PM  

No one was present to testify on the bill, and no written testimony was submitted.



02:28:24 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 20-1238 indefinitely.
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Kipp
Baisley Yes
Bird Yes
Buck Yes
Coleman Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Excused
Kipp Yes
Larson Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Wilson Yes
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1034 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:28:34 PM  

Representative Larson, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1034. The bill expands the state income tax deduction for contributions to a CollegeInvest qualified state tuition program account (529 account) to allow the deduction for 529 account contributions that are used for K-12 public, private, or religious education purposes.

02:31:08 PM  

No one was present to testify on the bill, and no written testimony was submitted.



02:32:24 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 20-1034 indefinitely.
Moved Buentello
Seconded Kipp
Baisley Yes
Bird Yes
Buck Yes
Coleman Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Larson No
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Wilson Yes
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1231 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:32:30 PM  

Representative Wilson, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1231. The bill makes changes to state law related to programs intended to address the educator shortage.  Current law contains a grow your own educator program that allows students in their final  36 credits at an institution of higher education to be a teacher of record at a local education provider (LEP), as well as a grant program for LEPs to cover tuition costs for teachers of record. The bill repeals and reenacts the program, including the grant program, as discussed below.

02:38:36 PM  

Representative Wilson explained amendments L.004 and L.005 (Attachments B and C).

02:39:17 PM  
Representative Wilson answered questions from the committee.
02:50:13 PM  

No one was present to testify on the bill, and no written testimony was submitted.



02:50:55 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment B).
Moved Wilson
Seconded Coleman
Baisley
Bird
Buck
Coleman
Cutter
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
Michaelson Jenet
Wilson
Buentello
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:51:37 PM  
The committee discussed amendment L.005.


02:52:49 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment C).
Moved Wilson
Seconded Bird
Baisley
Bird
Buck
Coleman
Cutter
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
Michaelson Jenet
Wilson
Buentello
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:52:50 PM  
Committee members commented on House Bill 20-1231.


02:56:15 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1231, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Wilson
Seconded Michaelson Jenet
Baisley No
Bird No
Buck No
Coleman No
Cutter No
Exum No
Geitner No
Kipp No
Larson No
Michaelson Jenet No
Wilson Yes
Buentello No
McLachlan No
YES: 1   NO: 12   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


02:58:35 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 20-1231 indefinitely.
Moved Buentello
Seconded Kipp
Baisley Yes
Bird Yes
Buck Yes
Coleman Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Larson Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Wilson No
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-073 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:58:42 PM  

Representative Buentello and Representative Cutter,co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 20-073.  The bill clarifies that the state income tax deduction for 529 account contributions is not allowed for contributions that are spent for K-12 education purposes, and requires CollegeInvest to make annual reports to facilitate income tax recapture.

03:00:30 PM  

No one was present to testify on the bill, and no written tesimony was submitted.



03:01:22 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 20-073 indefinitely.
Moved Buentello
Seconded Cutter
Baisley Yes
Bird Yes
Buck Yes
Coleman Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Larson Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Wilson Yes
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-184 - Postponed Indefinitely


03:01:28 PM  

Representative Kipp and Representative Buck, co-prime bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 20-184  The bill requires that certain information be included in state financial literacy standards and school district financial literacy curricula. 

03:02:46 PM  

No one testified on the bill, and no written testimony was submitted.



03:03:39 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 20-184 indefinitely.
Moved Kipp
Seconded Buck
Baisley Yes
Bird Yes
Buck Yes
Coleman Excused
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Larson Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Wilson Yes
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1357 - Postponed Indefinitely


03:03:49 PM  

Representative Cutter and Representative McLachlan, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1357. The bill requires that the Colorado Department of Education incorporate media literacy into academic standards for reading, writing, and civics, and create a resource bank related to media literacy.

03:06:59 PM  

No one was present to testify on the bill, and no written testimony was submitted.

03:07:41 PM  
Committee members commented on House Bill 20-1357.


03:10:16 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 20-1357 indefinitely.
Moved Cutter
Seconded McLachlan
Baisley Yes
Bird Yes
Buck Yes
Coleman Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Larson Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Wilson Yes
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-175 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:10:22 PM  

Representative Titone and Representative McLachlan, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 20-175. The bill requires that public schools get a student's permission before including a national college readiness assessment score on a high school transcript. 

03:15:59 PM  
Representative Titone and Representative McLachlan answered questions from the committee.
03:18:07 PM  

No one was present to testify on the bill, and no written testimony was submitted.

03:18:16 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


03:24:44 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-175 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved McLachlan
Seconded Bird
Baisley Yes
Bird Yes
Buck Yes
Coleman Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Larson Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Wilson Yes
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:24:55 PM   The committee adjourned.






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