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J_JBC_2020A 05/07/2020 09:00:00 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON JOINT BUDGET COMMITTEE
Date 05/07/2020
Attendance
McCluskie X
Rankin X
Ransom X
Zenzinger X
Moreno X
Esgar X
Time 09:00:00 AM to 07:15:00 PM
Place LSB A
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Esgar
This Report was prepared by Craig Harper
Hearing Items Action Taken
Department of Education
Department of Higher Education Figure Setting

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

Department of Education -




09:35:42 AM
Motion Anticipated FY 2019-20 Reversions from the May 6, 2020 addendum memo - staff recommendation except to maintain $1.0 million appropriation for the Quality Teacher Recruitment Program
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


09:46:48 AM
Motion Staff recommendation for miscellaneous cash fund transfers to the State Education Fund - from May 6, 2020 addendum document
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


10:35:31 AM
Motion Remove R3 CSDB Salary Increase - staff recommendation
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


10:39:35 AM
Motion Remove R7 Departmental Infrastructure - staff recommendation
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


11:22:08 AM
Motion Remove R8 and Reduce CSI Mill Levy Equalization - staff recommendation to remove R8 but then reduce by an additional $1.4 mill (rather than $3.5 million reduction in recommendation)
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin No
Ransom No
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 4   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


11:28:42 AM
Motion Remove R9 Empowering Parents with School Information - staff recommendation
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


11:30:43 AM
Motion Remove R12/BA3 Expand Eligibility for School Improvement - staff recommendation
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


11:39:36 AM
Motion Remove BA5 Concurrent Enrollment Grant Program Increase - staff recommendation
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


11:41:27 AM
Motion Remove BA6 Student Re-engagement Grant Program Increase - staff recommendation
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


11:49:40 AM
Motion BA 7 Career Development Success Program - Eliminate $1.0M GF increase but leave base funding intact
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


12:03:55 PM
Motion Adjustments related to 2019 Legislation - staff recommendation for appropriations reductions. No repeal of programs.
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


12:55:18 PM
Motion State Grants to Publicly Supported Libraries Program - Reduce by $500,000 General Fund
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


01:00:22 PM
Motion Eliminate Quality Teacher Recruitment Program - staff recommendation
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


01:10:48 PM
Motion Stipends for National Board Certified Educators - Add $719,256 cash funds from the State Education fund for FY 2019-20 but eliminate the appropriation for FY 2020-21
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


01:13:21 PM
Motion Reduce School Bullying Prevention Grant Program - staff recommendation for reduction of $1.0 million cash funds from the Marijuana Tax Cash Fund
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


01:18:34 PM
Motion Reduce Computer Science Grant Programs - staff recommendation
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


01:19:31 PM
Motion Eliminate English Language Proficiency Act Excellence Awards Program - staff recommendation
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


01:21:59 PM
Motion Reduce Advanced Placement Exam Fee Grant Program - staff recommendation, including line item name change
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:54:30 PM
Motion Motion to draft computer science education grant program reductions as JBC Bill
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:10:20 PM
Motion Building Excellent Schools Today (B.E.S.T.) Program Recommendations - staff recommendation, including statutory changes to be reviewed as JBC bill
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:33:26 PM
Motion K-5 Social and Emotional Health Pilot Program - staff recommendation for delay rather than repeal - requires legislation
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:33:46 PM
Motion Charter School Capital Construction - staff recommendation for reduction - requires legislation
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin No
Ransom No
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 4   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:36:57 PM
Motion Retaining Teachers Grant Program/Fund - staff recommendation to eliminate appropriation and transfer $2.5 million from Retaining Teachers Fund back to the General Fund - requires legislation
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:39:38 PM
Motion Grow Your Own Educator Program - staff recommendation to eliminate appropriation and repeal program - requires legislation
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:42:12 PM
Motion Local School Food Purchasing Programs - Alternative staff recommendation to eliminate appropriation for both programs for FY 2020-21 and to delay implementation rather than repeal - requires legislation
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:44:17 PM
Motion Advanced Placement Incentives Program - staff recommendation to eliminate appropriation and repeal July 1, 2020 - requires legislation
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:47:55 PM
Motion Increase Student Aid Completion Rates - staff recommendation to eliminate appropriation for FY 2020-21 - requires legislation
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:49:27 PM
Motion Early Literacy Fund Balance Transfer - staff recommendation to transfer $3.5 million from the Early Literacy Fund to the State Education Fund in FY 2020-21 - requires legislation
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:55:46 PM
Motion High Cost Special Education Trust Fund Transfer - staff recommendation to transfer $2.5 million in fund balance principal to the State Public School Fund
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
04:00:25 PM  
Discussion of options for deeper reductions
and options related to school finance from 3:55 to 4:20. No decisions at
this time.



Department of Higher Education - Figure Setting




04:40:41 PM
Motion Educator Loan Forgiveness, Growing Great Teachers, and Second Chance Scholarship, FY 2019-20 supplemental and FY 2020-21 annualization - staff recommendation as revised for Second Chance program in addendum dated May 4
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:50:34 PM
Motion R1 increase for public higher education - staff recommendation, including footnote recommendation in addendum dated May 4
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:51:18 PM
Motion R11 CO Opportunity Scholarship Program - staff recommendation
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:51:55 PM
Motion R6 Area Technical College Grant Program - staff recommendation
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie No
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 5   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:52:33 PM
Motion HC1 Financial Sustainability for History Colorado, reduce - staff recommendation
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:53:01 PM
Motion R5 Accountability Dashboard - staff recommendation
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:53:34 PM
Motion R7 Chief Educational Equity Officer - staff recommendation
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:55:14 PM
Motion Capital component of C&T Railroad appropriation, Flexibility on use of prior appropriation - staff recommendation
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
04:55:16 PM  
Reps. Esgar and McCluskie - Hold off on
changes to Wildfire Mitigation Cash Fund


05:03:00 PM
Motion Inflationary adjustment for Colorado Geological Survey - staff recommendation
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:04:47 PM
Motion Dependent Tuition Assistance Program, offset increase - staff recommendation
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:08:03 PM
Motion Rural teaching fellowships - staff recommendation
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:09:36 PM
Motion Private COF enrollment increase - staff recommendation
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:20:19 PM
Motion History Colorado funds originally planned for painting the Capitol Dome and changes to limited gaming allocations - staff recommendation includes bill drafts requested: one with 2 options related to gaming "ratchet, and bill for described gaming fund transfers. Request to combine the transfers bill with previously-authorized bill for flexibility on sources of HC COP funding; staff has authority to work with stakeholders on the bills
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:25:06 PM
Motion CO Higher Education Competitive Research Authority - gaming revenue allocation - staff recommendation
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:30:58 PM
Motion College Kickstarter program - repeal and transfer to General Fund - staff recommendation
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:35:36 PM
Motion Opioid Awareness Campaign - staff recommendation
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
05:37:38 PM  
Sen Rankin - hold off on Institute for
Cannabis Research


05:39:54 PM
Motion Financial Aid - Merit Based Grants - staff recommendation
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom No
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 5   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
05:45:08 PM  
Sen. Zenzinger requests delay consideration
of Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative reduction
05:46:23 PM  
Sen Moreno - no action at present on Open
Educational Resources


05:47:20 PM
Motion WICHE optometry - staff recommendation
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:55:48 PM
Motion Governing boards - Cybercoding cryptology program - Reduce $1,000,000, allocated proportionately to current appropriation
Moved Moreno
Seconded
McCluskie Yes
Rankin Yes
Ransom Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Moreno Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
06:00:04 PM  
Discussion from 6:00-7:15 pm on additonal
options. No action at present on reductions for: governing boards base
funding, Need Based Grants,  Work Study, Colorado Student Leaders
Institute, Tuition Assistance for CTE certificates, Prosecution Fellowship,
Further reductions for HC1 Financial sustainability for History Colorado,
or Medication Assisted Treatment Program; Request for letter to OSPB requesting
plans for use of $44.0 million
for the Governor's Emergency
Ed Relief Fund.


07:15:00 PM   The committee adjourned.