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S_ED_2016A 05/04/2016 11:35:43 AM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Date: 05/04/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 11:35 AM to 12:52 PM
Holbert
X
Johnston
X
Place: SCR 356
Kerr
*
Merrifield
*
This Meeting was called to order by
Neville T.
X
Senator Hill
Todd
X
Woods
X
This Report was prepared by
Marble
X
Rachel Kurtz-Phelan
Hill
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
Conf 16-Western State Colorado University Board Of Trustees

SB16-196

SB16-208

HB16-1305
Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent

Amended, Referred to Appropriations

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Postponed Indefinitely





11:36 AM -- Confirmation of Western State Colorado University Board Of Trustees



Senator Hill, chair, called the meeting to order. He invited Todd Wheeler, Chair of the Board of Trustees for Western State Colorado University, to come to the table to introduce the appointees to the board: Pamela Shaddock and Christian Blees. Copies of the Governor's appointment letter and the appointees' applications and resumes were distributed to the committee (Attachment A). The appointees told the committee about their personal, educational, and professional backgrounds, and about why they would like to be appointed to the board. They answered questions from the committee.



Attachment A can be viewed at Legislative Council.






































BILL: Conf 16-Western State Colorado University Board Of Trustees
TIME: 11:43:19 AM
MOVED: Marble
MOTION: Refer the appointments of Pamela A. Shaddock and Christian Willem Blees to the Western State Colorado University 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





11:46 AM -- SB16-196



Senator Cooke and President Cadman, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 16-196 which concerns the creation of a pilot program for inclusive higher education for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.



The following people testified on the bill:



11:53 AM --
Marijo Rymer, representing the Arc of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. She distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment B).



16SenateEd0504AttachB.pdf16SenateEd0504AttachB.pdf



11:55 AM --
Beth Leon, President of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Initiative for Inclusive Higher Education, testified in support of the bill.



























11:59 AM



The preceding two witnesses answered questions from the committee.



12:01 PM --
Christi Kasa, a professor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, testified in support of the bill.



12:04 PM --
Dana Jones, representing Aims Community College, testified in support of the bill.





12:08 PM



The preceding two witnesses answered questions from the committee.



12:10 PM --
Connor Long, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Long answered questions from the committee.





12:16 PM



There were no more witnesses and Senator Hill closed public testimony. The co-sponsors gave closing comments to the bill. Senator Cooke distributed amendment L.001 (Attachment C) and explained the amendment. Committee discussion ensued.



16SenateEd0504AttachC.pdf16SenateEd0504AttachC.pdf

BILL: SB16-196
TIME: 12:20:38 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Johnston
Kerr
Merrifield
Neville T.
Todd
Woods
Marble
Hill
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection








BILL: SB16-196
TIME: 12:21:13 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-196, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 6-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
No
Johnston
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Merrifield
Yes
Neville T.
No
Todd
Yes
Woods
Yes
Marble
No
Hill
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





12:22 PM -- SB16-208



Senator Hill, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 16-208 which concerns maintaining the same funding calculation for a charter school that converts from a district charter school to an institute charter school or from an institute charter school to a district charter school.



The following person testified on the bill:



12:23 PM --
Terry Croy Lewis, Executive Director of the Colorado Charter School Institute, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Croy Lewis answered questions from the committee.

















































12:31 PM



There were no more witnesses and Senator Hill closed public testimony. Senator Kerr distributed amendments L.001 and L.002 (Attachments D and E) and explained the amendments.



16SenateEd0504AttachD.pdf16SenateEd0504AttachD.pdf 16SenateEd0504AttachE.pdf16SenateEd0504AttachE.pdf

BILL: SB16-208
TIME: 12:32:33 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment D). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Johnston
Kerr
Merrifield
Neville T.
Todd
Woods
Marble
Hill
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection
BILL: SB16-208
TIME: 12:35:19 PM
MOVED: Kerr
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment E). The motion passed on a vote of 8-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Yes
Johnston
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Merrifield
Yes
Neville T.
No
Todd
Yes
Woods
Yes
Marble
Yes
Hill
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS


BILL: SB16-208
TIME: 12:37:03 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-208, as amended, 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

























12:38 PM -- HB16-1305



The committee took a brief recess.





12:42 PM



The committee came back to order. Senator Newell, sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1305 which concerns training for educators in school district procedures for assisting students in crisis. A handout was distributed to the committee (Attachment F) as well as amendment L.002 (Attachment G). There was no one signed up to testify. Committee discussion ensued.



16SenateEd0504AttachF.pdf16SenateEd0504AttachF.pdf 16SenateEd0504AttachG.pdf16SenateEd0504AttachG.pdf

BILL: HB16-1305
TIME: 12:45:14 PM
MOVED: Kerr
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment G). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Johnston
Kerr
Merrifield
Neville T.
Todd
Woods
Marble
Hill
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




































BILL: HB16-1305
TIME: 12:48:16 PM
MOVED: Kerr
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1305, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 4-5.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
No
Johnston
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Merrifield
Yes
Neville T.
No
Todd
Yes
Woods
No
Marble
No
Hill
No
YES: 4 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL


BILL: HB16-1305
TIME: 12:50:55 PM
MOVED: Marble
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1305 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 5-4.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Yes
Johnston
No
Kerr
No
Merrifield
No
Neville T.
Yes
Todd
No
Woods
Yes
Marble
Yes
Hill
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





12:51 PM



The committee adjourned.


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