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s_ed_2016a_2016-04-28t13:37:45z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/28/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1289



SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION


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02:12 PM -- HB16-1289



Senator Hill explained that public testimony would be taken on the next two bills, House Bill 16-1289 and House Bill 16-1291, together. He invited Senators Crowder and Garcia, co-sponsors, to present HB 1289 which concerns incentives for local education providers to encourage high school students to successfully complete career development course work. HB 1291, which is co-sponsored by Senators Hill and Johnston, concerns developing additional resources for modern technology education in public schools.



The following people testified on the bills:



02:16 PM --
Jennifer Landers, representing the Jaybird group, spoke in support of both bills.



02:21 PM --
Bryan Cook, representing the Association of General Contractors of Colorado, spoke in support of HB 1289.



02:24 PM --
Luke Ragland, representing Colorado Succeeds, spoke in support of both bills.





02:26 PM



The preceding three witnesses responded to questions from the committee.



02:36 PM --
Louise Myrland, representing the Women's Foundation of Colorado, spoke in support of both bills.



02:39 PM --
Bobbie Bastien, representing herself as a teacher, spoke in support of both bills.



02:41 PM --
Bill Gillmore, representing Englewood Public Schools, spoke in support of HB 1291.





02:45 PM



The witnesses and co-sponsors answered questions from the committee.



02:49 PM --
John Scarborough, representing himself, spoke in support of HB 1289.



02:53 PM --
Melissa Risteff, representing herself, spoke in support of both bills.



02:55 PM --
Robert Golden, representing the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, spoke in support of HB 1289.





03:01 PM



The preceding witnesses answered questions from the committee. Committee discussion ensued.





03:16 PM



The committee took a brief recess.





03:20 PM



The committee came back to order.



03:21 PM --
Thom Ingram, representing himself as a teacher at St. Vrain Valley School District, spoke in support of the bills.



03:23 PM --
Dylan Shaffer, representing himself as a student, spoke in support of both bills.



03:24 PM --
Andre Naranjo, representing himself as a student, spoke in support of HB 1289.



03:27 PM --
Sarah Heinen, representing herself as a student, spoke in support of HB 1291.



03:31 PM --
Rhett Sandal, representing himself as a student, spoke in support of HB 1289.





03:32 PM



The preceding witnesses answered questions from the committee. Senator Hill laid the bills over until later in the meeting to continue with witness testimony and take action.




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