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S_ED_2017A 04/06/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Date: 04/06/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:33 PM to 02:32 PM
Gardner
X
Merrifield
X
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:
Conf 17-Collegeinvest

Conf 17-School Of Mines Board Of Trustees

Presentation by Colorado School of Mines

HB17-1160

SB17-272
Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent

Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent

Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole





01:33 PM -- Confirmation of Collegeinvest



Senator Hill, chair, called the meeting to order. He invited the representatives from CollegeInvest to come to the table. Mike Blake, Chief Marketing Officer of CollegeInvest, came to the table to introduce the reappointee to the board, Jason Maples. Copies of the Governor's appointment letter and the reappointee's application and resume were distributed to the committee (Attachment A). Mr. Maples talked about his background and his previous board service, and about why he would like to be reappointed to the board. He answered questions from the committee.



17SenateEd0406AttachA.pdf17SenateEd0406AttachA.pdf




































BILL: Conf 17-Collegeinvest
TIME: 01:36:23 PM
MOVED: Priola
MOTION: Refer the reappointment of Jason Maples to the CollegeInvest Board of Directors 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 7-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Gardner
Yes
Merrifield
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Todd
Yes
Zenzinger
Yes
Priola
Yes
Hill
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





01:37 PM -- Confirmation of School Of Mines Board Of Trustees



Tom Jordan, chair of the Colorado School of Mines Board of Trustees, came to the table to introduce the appointees and reappointee to the board: Jesus Salazar, Charles McNeil, and Timothy Haddon. Copies of the Governor's appointment letter and the appointees' and reappointee's applications and resumes were distributed to the committee (Attachment B). Mr. Salazar spoke about his background and his passion for education. Mr. McNeil told the committee about his background, and about why he would like to be appointed to the board. Mr. Haddon spoke about his background and why he would like to be reappointed to the board. The appointees and reappointee answered questions from the committee.



17SenateEd0406AttachB.pdf17SenateEd0406AttachB.pdf






































BILL: Conf 17-School Of Mines Board Of Trustees
TIME: 01:48:51 PM
MOVED: Priola
MOTION: Refer the appointments of Jesus Juan Salazar and Charles S. McNeil and the reappointment of Timothy J. Haddon to the School Of Mines 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 7-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Gardner
Yes
Merrifield
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Todd
Yes
Zenzinger
Yes
Priola
Yes
Hill
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





01:49 PM -- Presentation by Colorado School of Mines



Senator Hill invited Paul Johnson, President of the Colorado School of Mines, and Peter Han, Chief of Staff of the Colorado School of Mines, to come to the table to begin their presentation. President Johnson gave an overview of the institution, student demographics, and recent and upcoming changes at the school, and explained that the research and innovation activities at the school are related to societal needs. President Johnson answered questions from the committee.





01:54 PM




Mr. Han spoke about the school's expenditures per student, enrollment trends, the number of resident versus non-resident students, and the school's graduation rates. He also spoke about other research universities that offer majority Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math programs. President Johnson talked about student outcomes, tuition and fees, and the school's new entrepreneur program. He concluded by discussing the school's strategic priorities for the upcoming year. The presenters answered questions from the committee.





































02:11 PM -- HB17-1160



Senator Priola and Senator 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 copies of amendment L.003 (Attachment C).



17SenateEd0406AttachC.pdf17SenateEd0406AttachC.pdf

BILL: HB17-1160
TIME: 02:11:56 PM
MOVED: Priola
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (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














































BILL: HB17-1160
TIME: 02:12:10 PM
MOVED: Priola
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1160, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 5-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Gardner
Yes
Merrifield
Yes
Neville T.
No
Todd
Yes
Zenzinger
Yes
Priola
Yes
Hill
No
Final YES: 5 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:14 PM -- SB17-272



Senator Priola, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-272 which concerns adding a measure relating to demonstration of college and career readiness for determining a local education provider's attainment of the postsecondary and workforce readiness performance indicator. Senator Priola distributed amendment L.002 (Attachment D), as well as several handouts to the committee (Attachment E, F, and G).



17SenateEd0406AttachD.pdf17SenateEd0406AttachD.pdf 17SenateEd0406AttachE.pdf17SenateEd0406AttachE.pdf





17SenateEd0406AttachF.pdf17SenateEd0406AttachF.pdf 17SenateEd0406AttachG.pdf17SenateEd0406AttachG.pdf



The following people testified on the bill:



02:15 PM --
Keith King, representing Colorado Early Colleges, spoke in support of the bill.



02:17 PM --
Calli Ohlin, representing herself as a student at Colorado Early Colleges, spoke in support of the bill.



02:18 PM --
Sara Saeed, representing herself as a student at Colorado Early Colleges, spoke in support of the bill.





















02:20 PM --
Kelly Caufield, representing Colorado Succeeds, spoke in support of the bill.



02:23 PM --
Lance Bolton, President of Pikes Peak Community College, spoke in support of the bill.



02:25 PM --
Luke Ragland, representing Ready Colorado, spoke in support of the bill. He also stated that Falcon 49 School District also supports the bill.



02:27 PM --
Dan Schaller, representing the Colorado League of Charter Schools, spoke in support of the bill.





02:28 PM



There were no more witnesses and Senator Hill closed public testimony.

BILL: SB17-272
TIME: 02:29:04 PM
MOVED: Priola
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment D). 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






































BILL: SB17-272
TIME: 02:30:15 PM
MOVED: Priola
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-272, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 6-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Gardner
Yes
Merrifield
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Todd
Yes
Zenzinger
Excused
Priola
Yes
Hill
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:32 PM



The committee adjourned.


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