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s_ed_2016a_2016-03-24t13:31:22z4 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/24/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-154



SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment F). The motion f

Refer Senate Bill 16-154 to the Committee on Finan
FAIL

PASS







03:30 PM -- SB16-154



The committee took a brief recess.





03:40 PM



The committee came back to order. Senator Lundberg, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 16-154 which concerns the creation of income tax credits for nonpublic education. Senator Lundberg answered questions from the committee and distributed a handout (Attachment C).



16SenateEd0324AttachC.pdf16SenateEd0324AttachC.pdf



The following people testified on the bill:



03:45 PM --
Cindra Barnard, representing Taxpayers for Public Education, testified in opposition to the bill. She distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment D).



16SenateEd0324AttachD.pdf16SenateEd0324AttachD.pdf



03:49 PM --
Bob Kaser, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. He distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment E).



16SenateEd0324AttachE.pdf16SenateEd0324AttachE.pdf



03:52 PM --
Caroline Wolfrum, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Wolfrum answered questions from the committee.



04:00 PM --
Ilana Spiegel, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Spiegel answered questions from the committee.



04:13 PM --
Sally Augden, representing the League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Augden responded to questions from the committee.



04:16 PM --
Jonna Levine, representing the Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Levine responded to questions from the committee.





04:21 PM



There were no more witnesses and Senator Hill closed public testimony. Senator Lundberg gave closing comments to the bill. Senator Kerr distributed amendments L.001 and L.002 (Attachments F and G).



16SenateEd0324AttachF.pdf16SenateEd0324AttachF.pdf 16SenateEd0324AttachG.pdf16SenateEd0324AttachG.pdf



04:38 PM



The committee continued to discuss the merits of the bill.

BILL: SB16-154
TIME: 04:44:07 PM
MOVED: Kerr
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment F). 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: SB16-154
TIME: 04:49:03 PM
MOVED: Holbert
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-154 to the Committee on Finance. 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












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