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S_ED_2016A 04/14/2016 01:36:42 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Date: 04/14/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:36 PM to 03:05 PM
Holbert
X
Johnston
X
Place: SCR 356
Kerr
X
Merrifield
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Neville T.
X
Senator Hill
Todd
X
Woods
X
This Report was prepared by
Marble
*
Rachel Kurtz-Phelan
Hill
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
Conf 16-University Of Northern Colorado - Board Of Trustees

Conf 16-State Charter School Institute Board

Conf 16-Metropolitan State University Of Denver Board Of Trustees

Presentation by Superintendent of Salida School District

HB16-1171

HB16-1225

HB16-1375
Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent

Favorably Refer to Full Senate

Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent

Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only

Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Referred to the Committee of the Whole





01:37 PM -- Confirmation of University Of Northern Colorado - Board Of Trustees



Senator Hill, chair, welcomed the committee members and audience to the meeting. He invited Kay Norton, President of the University of Northern Colorado (UNC), to come to the table to introduce the reappointees to the board: Paul E. Washington and Kevin Ahern. Copies of the Governor's appointment letter and the reappointees' applications and resumes were distributed to the committee (Attachment A). The reappointees told the committee about their personal, educational, and professional backgrounds and about why they would like to be reappointed to the board. They answered questions from the committee.



Attachment A can be viewed at Legislative Council.
































BILL: Conf 16-University Of Northern Colorado - Board Of Trustees
TIME: 01:45:56 PM
MOVED: Marble
MOTION: Refer the reappointments of Paul E. Washington and Kevin Walter Ahern to the University Of Northern Colorado Board Of Trustees to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 9-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Yes
Johnston
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Merrifield
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Todd
Yes
Woods
Yes
Marble
Yes
Hill
Yes
Final YES: 9 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





01:46 PM -- Confirmation of State Charter School Institute Board



Senator Hill invited Terry Croy Lewis, Executive Director of the State Charter School Institute (CSI), to come to the table to introduce the appointee and reappointee to the board: Kurtis Indorf and Anthony Lewis. Copies of the Governor's appointment letter and the appointees' applications and resumes were distributed to the committee (Attachment B). Mr. Indorf and Mr. Lewis told the committee about their personal, educational, and professional backgrounds, as well as why they would like to serve on the board. They answered questions from the committee.



Attachment B can be viewed at Legislative Council.
































BILL: Conf 16-State Charter School Institute Board
TIME: 01:58:28 PM
MOVED: Marble
MOTION: Refer the appointment of Kurtis Matthew Indorf and the reappointment of Anthony Scott Lewis to the State Charter School Institute Board to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed on a vote of 8-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Yes
Johnston
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Merrifield
No
Neville T.
Yes
Todd
Yes
Woods
Yes
Marble
Yes
Hill
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





01:59 PM -- Confirmation of Metropolitan State University Of Denver Board Of Trustees



Stephen Jordan, President of Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU-Denver), came to the table to introduce the appointees to the MSU-Denver Board of Trustees: Wendy Dominguez and Jeff Shoemaker. Copies of the Governor's appointment letter and the appointees' applications and resumes were distributed to the committee (Attachment C). The appointees told the committee about their personal, educational, and professional backgrounds, and answered questions.



Attachment C can be viewed at Legislative Council.








































BILL: Conf 16-Metropolitan State University Of Denver Board Of Trustees
TIME: 02:09:00 PM
MOVED: Marble
MOTION: Refer the appointments of Jeff Shoemaker and Wendy Dominguez to the Metropolitan State University Of Denver Board Of Trustees to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 9-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Yes
Johnston
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Merrifield
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Todd
Yes
Woods
Yes
Marble
Yes
Hill
Yes
Final YES: 9 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:10 PM -- Presentation by Superintendent of Salida School District



David Blackburn, Superintendent of Salida School District, and Wendell Pryor, Director of the Chaffee County Economic Development Corporation, came to the table to begin their presentation on how several school and community-based programs have improved the school district. The presenters answered questions from the committee.





02:31 PM



Committee discussion ensued.





02:32 PM -- HB16-1171



Senator Woods, sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1171 which concerns the continuation of the Colorado Special Education Fiscal Advisory Committee.



The following person testified on the bill:



02:35 PM --
Lucinda Hundley, representing Colorado Special Education Directors, spoke in support of the bill.



















02:36 PM



There were no more witnesses and Senator Hill closed public testimony. Senator Woods gave closing comments to the bill.

BILL: HB16-1171
TIME: 02:37:00 PM
MOVED: Woods
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1171 to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 8-0, with one member excused.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Yes
Johnston
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Merrifield
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Todd
Yes
Woods
Yes
Marble
Excused
Hill
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:38 PM -- HB16-1225



Senator Tate, sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1225 which concerns a requirement that school districts with a certain minimum number of enrolled pupils post information online that is submitted by director candidates prior to the election.



The following people testified on the bill:



02:39 PM --
Carrie Warren-Gully, representing the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB), spoke in support of the bill.



02:41 PM --
Jane Urschel, also representing CASB, spoke in support of the bill.





























02:42 PM



There were no more witnesses and Senator Hill closed public testimony. Senate Tate answered questions from the committee and gave closing comments to the bill. Senator Holbert distributed amendment L.006 (Attachment D) and explained the amendment. Committee discussion ensued.



16SenateEd0414AttachD.pdf16SenateEd0414AttachD.pdf



02:48 PM



Senator Johnston asked for a ruling on whether the amendment fits under the title of the bill. Senator Hill ruled that the amendment does not fit under the title of the bill.

BILL: HB16-1225
TIME: 02:50:26 PM
MOVED: Marble
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1225 to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 9-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Yes
Johnston
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Merrifield
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Todd
Yes
Woods
Yes
Marble
Yes
Hill
Yes
Final YES: 9 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:51 PM -- HB16-1375



Senator Marble took over as chair. Senators Todd and Hill, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 16-1375 which concerns changes to dates for submitting reports that involve the Department of Higher Education. They distributed a handout (Attachment E) and answered questions from the committee. Committee discussion ensued.



16SenateEd0414AttachE.pdf16SenateEd0414AttachE.pdf















02:56 PM --
Kachina Weaver, Legislative Liaison, Department of Higher Education, came to the table to answer questions from the committee.





03:02 PM



There were no more witnesses and Senator Marble closed public testimony. Senator Hill provided closing comments to the bill.

BILL: HB16-1375
TIME: 03:03:34 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1375 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 7-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Yes
Johnston
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Merrifield
Yes
Neville T.
No
Todd
Yes
Woods
No
Marble
Yes
Hill
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





03:05 PM



The committee adjourned.