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H_ED_2020A 06/06/2020 10:35:58 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 06/06/2020
Attendance
Baisley X
Buck X
Coleman X
Cutter *
Exum X
Geitner X
Kipp X
Larson X
McCluskie X
Michaelson Jenet X
Wilson X
Buentello X
McLachlan X
Time 10:35:58 AM to 02:59:28 PM
Place Old State Library
This Meeting was called to order by Representative McLachlan
This Report was prepared by Annie Kitch
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB20-206 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB20-029 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB20-009 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB20-1407 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB20-158 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB20-1418 Referred to House Appropriations

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

SB20-206 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


10:36:06 AM  

Representative Singer presented Senate Bill 20-206, concerning the clarification of disqualifying a recipient from participating in a public assistance program when the recipient is found to have committed an intentional violation of the program. Current law disqualifies a recipient who is found to have committed an intentional violation from participation in any public assistance for a specified amount of time. This bill clarifies that a recipient who is found to have committed an intentional violation is only disqualified from participating in the public assistance program in which the recipient is found to have committed the intentional violation. Representative Singer responded to questions from the committee.

11:02:02 AM  
Geni Pingenot, representing Colorado Counties Incorporated, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee questions.
11:02:38 AM  
Representative Singer made concluding remarks on the bill, and committee discussion ensued.


11:22:38 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-206 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Buentello
Seconded Kipp
Baisley Yes
Buck No
Coleman Yes
Cutter Excused
Exum Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Larson Yes
McCluskie Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Wilson Yes
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-029 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


11:22:57 AM  

Representatives Coleman and Duran presented Senate Bill 20-029, concerning bills enacted in the second regular session of the 72nd General Assembly that include an act subject to petition clause. The bill makes technical changes to bills that were passed in the first half of the session with petition clauses, to account for the time that the General Assembly was not in session. Representatives Duran and Coleman responded to questions from the committee.

11:43:59 AM  

Gini Pingenot, representing Colorado Counties Incorporated, testified in support of the bill, as amended by Amendment L.007 (Attachment A).

11:48:15 AM  
Jack Regenbogen, representing Colorado Center on Law and Poicy, testified in support of the bill.
11:51:56 AM  
Ms. Pingenot and Mr. Regenbogen responded to questions from the committee.
12:04:26 PM  

Rep Coleman moved and explained Amendment L.005 (Attachment B), and committee discussion ensued.



12:06:47 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005
Moved Coleman
Seconded Buck
Baisley
Buck
Coleman
Cutter
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
McCluskie
Michaelson Jenet
Wilson
Buentello
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
12:07:01 PM  

Representative Coleman moved and explained Amendment L.007 (Attachment A).



12:07:17 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007
Moved Coleman
Seconded Buck
Baisley
Buck
Coleman
Cutter
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
McCluskie
Michaelson Jenet
Wilson
Buentello
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


12:10:03 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-029, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Coleman
Seconded Michaelson Jenet
Baisley Yes
Buck Yes
Coleman Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp 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



SB20-009 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


12:10:33 PM  

Representative Wilson took the chair. Representatives McLachlan and Catlin presented Senate Bill 20-009, concerning the expansion of the adult education and literacy grant program. The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.

12:30:59 PM  

Representative McLachlan read supporting testimony into the record. There was no one present at the hearing to testify.

12:31:24 PM  

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



12:35:42 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-009 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved McLachlan
Seconded Geitner
Baisley Yes
Buck Yes
Coleman Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp 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



HB20-1407 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


12:36:19 PM  

The committee took a brief recess.

12:36:33 PM  
The committee came back to order.
12:53:43 PM  

Representative Kipp presented House Bill 20-1407, concerning temporarily allowing a Colorado institution of higher education to determine whether to require a national assessment test score as an eligibility criterion for admission for first-time freshman students who graduate from high school in 2021. Committee discussion ensued. There was no one present to testify on the bill.



12:58:42 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1407 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Baisley
Seconded Buck
Baisley Yes
Buck Yes
Coleman Excused
Cutter Yes
Exum Excused
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Larson Yes
McCluskie Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Wilson Yes
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-158 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


12:59:01 PM  

Representatives Wilson and McLachlan presented Senate Bill 20-158, concerning measures related to providing professional training for educators.

01:02:19 PM  

There was no one present to testify on the bill.



01:03:38 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-158 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved McLachlan
Seconded Wilson
Baisley Yes
Buck Yes
Coleman Excused
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Larson Yes
McCluskie Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Wilson Yes
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1418 - Referred to House Appropriations

01:03:55 PM  
The committee recessed.
01:04:05 PM  
The committee came back to order.
01:06:24 PM  

Speaker Becker presented House Bill 20-1418, the school finance bill. She discussed the specifics of the bill, including how much base per pupil funding is in the bill and the increase of the budget stabilization factor. The Speaker responded to committee questions regarding the budget stabilization factor, how students will be counted in October, and how public school funding is impacted by COVID-19. The committee discussed local mil levys and how they are impacted by the bill.

01:47:00 PM  

Committee discussion continued on the bill.

01:50:42 PM  
Ally Kimmel, representing the office of the Governor, came to the table to respond to a question previously asked by the committee. The committee discussed mill levy overrides
01:58:44 PM  
Craig Harper, Joint Budget Committee Staff, responded to committee questions regarding mill levys, mill levy overrides, and the budget stabilization factor. Committee discussion ensued.
02:43:25 PM  

Representative Buentello moved and explained Amendment L.002 (Attachment C). Representative Becker responded to committee questions regarding the amendment.

02:47:28 PM  

Representative Buentello withdrew Amendment L.002.



02:48:07 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Buentello
Seconded Coleman
Baisley
Buck
Coleman
Cutter
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
McCluskie
Michaelson Jenet
Wilson
Buentello
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Withdrawn
02:48:08 PM  

Rep Larson moved and explained Amendment L.003 (Attachment D).

02:49:16 PM  

After committee discussion, Representative Larson withdrew Amendment L.003.



02:49:40 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Larson
Seconded Buck
Baisley
Buck
Coleman
Cutter
Exum
Geitner
Kipp
Larson
McCluskie
Michaelson Jenet
Wilson
Buentello
McLachlan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Withdrawn
02:49:41 PM  

Representative Becker moved and explained Amendment L.001

02:53:14 PM  

After committee discussion, Speaker Becker agreed to not amend the bill during the committee hearing to allow members time to review any amendments to the bill.

02:55:57 PM  

Committee discussion ensued, and Speaker Becker made concluding comments regarding the bill.



02:59:21 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1418 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Buentello
Seconded Cutter
Baisley Yes
Buck No
Coleman Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Larson No
McCluskie Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Wilson No
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:59:28 PM   The committee adjourned.






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