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I_SFinance_2018A 11/16/2018 10:05:03 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
INTERIM COMMITTEE  LEGISLATIVE INTERIM COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL FINANCE
Date 11/16/2018
Attendance
Buckner *
Cooke X
Gardner X
Hamner X
Hill X
Leonard X
Todd X
Zenzinger X
Garnett X
Lundeen X
Time 10:05:03 AM to 10:57:44 AM
Place LSB B
This Meeting was called to order by Lundeen
This Report was prepared by Jessika Shipley
Hearing Items Action Taken
Formalization of Committee Action on Consultant Contracts Passed
Consideration of Bill Draft Requests Bill Draft Requested

Formalization of Committee Action on Consultant Contracts - Passed


10:09:30 AM  

Jason Gelender, representing the Office Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to discuss the termination of the committee's contract with Four Point Education Partners (Four Point).

10:10:58 AM  
Representative Garnett made some comments about the committee and school finance in general.


10:16:06 AM
Motion Terminate the contract between the committee and Four Point Education Partners
Moved Garnett
Seconded Leonard
Buckner Excused
Cooke Yes
Gardner Yes
Hamner Yes
Hill Yes
Leonard Yes
Todd Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Garnett Yes
Lundeen Yes
YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
10:16:06 AM  

Mr. Gelender further discussed a new contractor called Ed Build that has been doing the work that was not completed by Four Point. He responded to questions from the committee about Ed Build and the costs the contractor has incurred while working for the committee. Discussion ensued about creating a new, limited contract with Ed Build.

10:19:07 AM  
Josh Abram, representing Legislative Council Staff, came to the table to discuss the budget allocated for the committee. He spoke about the money provided to Four Point and what is owed to EdBuild.


10:30:38 AM
Motion Enter into a contract with EdBuild for the reimbursement of actual and billable-hour costs incurred in the service of the committee through January 3, 2019. The contract will be executable upon approval by the chair and vice-chair.
Moved Lundeen
Seconded Garnett
Buckner Excused
Cooke Yes
Gardner Yes
Hamner Yes
Hill Yes
Leonard Yes
Todd Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Garnett Yes
Lundeen Yes
YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



10:06:34 AM
Senator-elect Lundeen discussed the history of the committee.



Consideration of Bill Draft Requests - Bill Draft Requested


10:31:01 AM  
Brita Darling, representing the Office of Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to explain the bill request process for the committee.
10:33:20 AM  
Committee discussion about the motion ensued.
10:34:01 AM  
Representative Hamner suggested some changes to the duties and responsibilities of the committee, should it be extended for another year. The committee discussed her suggestions.
10:43:58 AM  
Mr. Abram returned to the table to respond to questions about any instructions about the budget for the committee that could be included in the potential reauthorization bill.
10:45:43 AM  
Further discussion continued about the scope of work for the committee.


10:56:01 AM
Motion Draft a bill to extend the committee's sunset date by one year.
Moved Garnett
Seconded Lundeen
Buckner Yes
Cooke Yes
Gardner Yes
Hamner Yes
Hill Yes
Leonard Yes
Todd Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Garnett Yes
Lundeen Yes
YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
10:56:02 AM  
Ms. Darling asked for a point person to approve the bill draft to be sent to a fiscal analyst for a fiscal note.


10:57:44 AM   Committee Adjourned






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