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S_ED_2017A 04/05/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Date: 04/05/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 10:23 AM to 11:06 AM
Gardner
*
Merrifield
*
Place: SCR 352
Neville T.
X
Todd
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Zenzinger
X
Senator Hill
Priola
X
Hill
X
This Report was prepared by
Rachel Kurtz-Phelan
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB17-1160

HB17-1201
Laid Over

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole





10:24 AM -- HB17-1160



Senator Hill, chair, called the meeting to order. Senators Priola and Fields, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1160 which was on the table for action only. The bill concerns authorizing a local education provider to determine the language in which a student who is an English language learner takes reading assessments in kindergarten through third grade. The co-sponsors distributed amendment L.003 (Attachment A) and explained the amendment.



17SenateEd0405AttachA.pdf17SenateEd0405AttachA.pdf



10:25 AM --
Senator Hill asked Kayla McGannon, representing Denver Public Schools, to come up to the table to discuss the amendment.



10:27 AM --
Senator Hill asked Jennifer Mello, Legislative Liaison for the Colorado Department of Education, to come to the table to discuss State Board of Education's position on the amendment.





10:28 AM



Senator Hill laid the bill over for action only until Thursday, April 5.























10:29 AM -- HB17-1201



Senators Priola and Zenzinger, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1201 which concerns authorization for granting a high school diploma endorsement in the combined disciplines of science, engineering, technology, and math. The co-sponsors distributed a handout (Attachment B) and amendment L.005 (Attachment C). The co-sponsors discussed the bill and the amendment.



17SenateEd0405AttachB.pdf17SenateEd0405AttachB.pdf 17SenateEd0405AttachC.pdf17SenateEd0405AttachC.pdf



The following people testified on the bill:



10:33 AM --
Elaine Menardi, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill. She distributed several handouts to the committee (Attachments D, E, and F).



17SenateEd0405AttachD.pdf17SenateEd0405AttachD.pdf 17SenateEd0405AttachE.pdf17SenateEd0405AttachE.pdf



17SenateEd0405AttachF.pdf17SenateEd0405AttachF.pdf



10:44 AM --
Kelly Caufield, representing Colorado Succeeds, spoke in support of the bill.



10:47 AM --
Matt Wendel, representing the Colorado Technology Association, spoke in support of the bill.





10:49 AM



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













































10:58 AM



There were no more witnesses and Senator Hill closed public testimony. The co-sponsors discussed amendment L.005 (Attachment C).

BILL: HB17-1201
TIME: 10:59:27 AM
MOVED: Priola
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment C). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Gardner
Merrifield
Neville T.
Todd
Zenzinger
Priola
Hill
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





11:00 AM



The committee took a brief recess.























































11:04 AM



The committee came back to order.

BILL: HB17-1201
TIME: 11:05:07 AM
MOVED: Priola
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1201, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 6-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Gardner
Yes
Merrifield
Yes
Neville T.
No
Todd
Yes
Zenzinger
Yes
Priola
Yes
Hill
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





11:06 AM



The committee adjourned.


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