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H_ED_2024A 03/13/2024 10:01:55 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 03/13/2024
Attendance
Bacon X
Bradfield X
Hamrick E
Hartsook X
Lukens X
Pugliese X
Story X
Wilson X
Young X
Martinez X
McLachlan X
Time 10:01:55 AM to 11:25:41 AM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by McLachlan
This Report was prepared by Katie Ruedebusch
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB24-1333 Referred to House Appropriations
HB24-1290 Referred to House Appropriations

HB24-1333 - Referred to House Appropriations


10:02:10 AM  
Reps. Bacon introduced
House Bill 24-1333. This bill continues the regulation of private occupational
schools in the Department of Higher Education, which is scheduled to repeal
on September 1, 2024. The sponsor distributed a handout to the committee
(Attachment A).
10:03:34 AM  
Anna Gerstle, Legislative Council Staff, came to the table answer committee questions.
10:07:22 AM  
The committee took a brief recess.
10:17:23 AM  
The committee came
back to order. Ms. Lorna Candler, representing the Colorado Department
of Higher Education (CDHE), testified in support of the bill. Dr. Angie
Paccione, representing CDHE, testified in support of the bill.
10:31:47 AM  
Committee discussion continued with the witnesses.
10:37:07 AM  
Rep. Bacon gave some closing remarks.


10:38:43 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1333 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bacon
Seconded Story
Bacon Yes
Bradfield Yes
Hamrick Excused
Hartsook Yes
Lukens Yes
Pugliese Yes
Story Yes
Wilson Yes
Young Excused
Martinez Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB24-1290 - Referred to House Appropriations


10:41:35 AM  
Reps. Bradfiled and
Kipp introduced House Bill 24-1290. The bill requires the General Assembly
to appropriate money from the State Education Fund for the Student Educator
Stipend Program. The sponsors distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment
B).
10:42:10 AM  
Written testimony may be found in Attachment C.
10:57:44 AM  
Marcus Williams, representing the University of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Bri Buentello, representing Stand for Children Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Evan Kennedy, representing the Public Education & Business Coalition, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Liz Hinde, representing Metropolitan State University of Denver, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Jared Stallones, representing the Colorado Council of Deans of Education, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Wendy Adams, representing the Colorado School of Mines, testified in support of the bill.
11:18:11 AM  
The sponsors gave some closing remarks.


11:22:53 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1290 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bradfield
Seconded Story
Bacon Yes
Bradfield Yes
Hamrick Excused
Hartsook Excused
Lukens Yes
Pugliese No
Story Yes
Wilson No
Young Yes
Martinez Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 2   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


11:25:41 AM   The committee adjourned.






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