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S_ED_2017A 04/13/2017 01:30 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Date: 04/13/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:50 PM to 02:28 PM
Court
*
Gardner
*
Place: SCR 352
Neville T.
*
Williams A.
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-Colorado Commission on Higher Education

Conf 17-Colorado Educational And Cultural Facilities Authority

Conf 17-State Historical Society Board Of Directors

Conf 17-Private Occupational School Board

HB17-1217

HB17-1267
Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent

Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent

Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent

Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent

Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar





01:50 PM -- Confirmation of Colorado Commission on Higher Education



Senator Hill, chair, called the meeting to order. He asked Kim Reed, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education, to come to the table and introduce the appointees and reappointees to the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (commission): Mary Beth Buescher, Cassandra Gannett, Thomas McGimpsey, and Luis Colon. Copies of the Governor's appointment letters and the appointees' applications and resumes were distributed to the committee (Attachment A). Ms. Buescher introduced herself and spoke about her background and about why she would like to be appointed to the commission. Ms. Gannett introduced herself and spoke about her background in education and about why she would like to be appointed to the commission. Mr. McGimpsey and Mr. Colon both talked about why they would like to be reappointed to the commission. The appointees and reappointees to the commission answered questions from the committee.



17SenateEd0413AttachA.pdf17SenateEd0413AttachA.pdf




























BILL: Conf 17-Colorado Commission on Higher Education
TIME: 01:56:06 PM
MOVED: Priola
MOTION: Refer the appointments of Mary Beth Buescher and Cassandra Gannett and the reappointments of Thomas McGimpsey and Luis Colon to the Colorado Commission on Higher Education 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
Court
Yes
Gardner
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Williams A.
Yes
Zenzinger
Yes
Priola
Yes
Hill
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





































































01:58 PM -- Confirmation of Colorado Educational And Cultural Facilities Authority



Mark Heller came to the table and introduced the reappointees to the Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Authority Board of Directors (CECFA): Margaret Henry and Claudia Crowell. Copies of the Governor's appointment letter and the reappointees' applications and resumes were distributed to the committee (Attachment B). The reappointees introduced themselves and spoke about their backgrounds and about why they would like to be reappointed to CECFA.



17SenateEd0413AttachB.pdf17SenateEd0413AttachB.pdf

BILL: Conf 17-Colorado Educational And Cultural Facilities Authority
TIME: 02:00:49 PM
MOVED: Priola
MOTION: Refer the reappointments of Margaret Henry and Claudia Crowell to the Colorado Educational And Cultural Facilities Authority 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
Court
Yes
Gardner
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Williams A.
Yes
Zenzinger
Yes
Priola
Yes
Hill
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS











































02:01 PM -- Confirmation of State Historical Society Board Of Directors



Kurt Morrison, Legislative Director, Office of the Governor, introduced the appointee to the State Historical Society Board of Directors, Alan Salazar. Copies of the Governor's appointment letter and the appointee's application and resume were distributed to the committee (Attachment C). Mr. Salazar introduced himself and spoke about his background and about why he would like to be appointed to the board.



17SenateEd0413AttachC.pdf17SenateEd0413AttachC.pdf

BILL: Conf 17-State Historical Society Board Of Directors
TIME: 02:03:52 PM
MOVED: Priola
MOTION: Refer the appointment of Alan Salazar to the State Historical Society 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
Court
Yes
Gardner
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Williams A.
Yes
Zenzinger
Yes
Priola
Yes
Hill
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS

















































02:08 PM -- Confirmation of Private Occupational School Board



Lorna Candler, Director of the Division on Private Occupational Schools, came to the table to introduce the appointees to the Private Occupational School Board: Robert Martin and Ryan Minic. Copies of the Governor's appointment letters and the appointees' applications and resumes were distributed to the committee (Attachment D). Mr. Martin introduced himself, spoke about his professional background, and about why he would like to be appointed to the board. Mr. Minic told the committee why he would like to be appointed to the board.



17SenateEd0413AttachD.pdf17SenateEd0413AttachD.pdf

BILL: Conf 17-Private Occupational School Board
TIME: 02:14:03 PM
MOVED: Priola
MOTION: Refer the appointments of Robert Martin and Ryan Minic to the Private Occupational School Board 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
Court
Yes
Gardner
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Williams A.
Yes
Zenzinger
Yes
Priola
Yes
Hill
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:15 PM -- HB17-1217



The committee took a brief recess.





































02:20 PM



The committee came back to order. Senators Donovan and Smallwood, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1217 which concerns the governance structure of the Colorado State Historical Society. Two handouts were distributed to the committee (Attachment E and F).



17SenateEd0413AttachE.pdf17SenateEd0413AttachE.pdf 17SenateEd0413AttachF.pdf17SenateEd0413AttachF.pdf



The following person testified on the bill:



02:22 PM --
Alan Salazar, representing the State Historical Society Board of Directors, spoke in support of the bill.





02:23 PM



There were no more witnesses and Senator Hill closed public testimony. The co-sponsors gave closing comments to the bill.

BILL: HB17-1217
TIME: 02:23:49 PM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1217 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 6-0, with one member excused.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Yes
Gardner
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Williams A.
Yes
Zenzinger
Yes
Priola
Excused
Hill
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS































02:24 PM -- HB17-1267



Senator Moreno, sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1267 which concerns the scheduled repeal of reports by educational agencies to the General Assembly. There were no witnesses signed up to testify on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1267
TIME: 02:26:02 PM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1267 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 7-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Yes
Gardner
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Williams A.
Yes
Zenzinger
Yes
Priola
Yes
Hill
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:28 PM



The committee adjourned.


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