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S_ED_2017A 04/26/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Date: 04/26/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 11:37 AM to 12:28 PM
Gardner
X
Merrifield
X
Place: SCR 352
Neville T.
X
Todd
*
This Meeting was called to order by
Zenzinger
*
Senator Hill
Priola
*
Hill
X
This Report was prepared by
Rachel Kurtz-Phelan
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB17-1251

HB17-1258

Presentation on Patriot Boot Camp

HB17-1301

HB17-1271
Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only

Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole





11:37 AM -- HB17-1251



Senator Hill called the meeting to order. Senator Moreno presented House Bill 17-251 which concerns the scheduled repeal of reports by higher education agencies to the General Assembly. There were no witnesses signed up to testify and no questions from the committee.

BILL: HB17-1251
TIME: 11:38:34 AM
MOVED: Gardner
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1251 to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0, with two members excused.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Gardner
Yes
Merrifield
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Todd
Excused
Zenzinger
Yes
Priola
Excused
Hill
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 2 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS











11:39 AM -- HB17-1258



Senators Donovan and Coram, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1258 which concerns renaming Delta-Montrose Technical College to Technical College of the Rockies.



The following person testified on the bill:



11:41 AM --
Caryn Gibson, Superintendent of the Delta County School District, spoke in support of the bill.





11:45 AM



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

BILL: HB17-1258
TIME: 11:46:17 AM
MOVED: Priola
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1258 to the Committee of the Whole with 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





11:48 AM -- HB17-1301



Senators Holbert and Fields, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1301 which concerns protecting a student's access to school records necessary for enrollment in another educational institution despite outstanding payments due to the school.



The following people testified on the bill:



11:53 AM --
Heather O'Mara, representing HOPE Online Learning Academy, spoke in support of the bill.





















11:56 AM --
John Albright, representing Denver Public Schools, spoke in support of the bill.



11:59 AM --
Dan Schaller, representing the Colorado League of Charter Schools, spoke in support of the bill.





12:00 PM



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

BILL: HB17-1301
TIME: 12:03:59 PM
MOVED: Priola
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1301 to the Committee of the Whole with 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





12:04 PM -- Presentation on Patriot Boot Camp



Senator Hill asked Rex Laceby to come to the table to speak about the Patriot Boot Camp program at the University of Colorado. Mr. Laceby explained that the program helps veterans during the transition to higher education after military service by filling in the gaps in educational support systems for veterans coming back from service. Mr. Laceby answered questions from the committee.





































12:13 PM -- HB17-1271



Senator Priola, sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1271 which concerns waivers granted to school districts of innovation. Senator Priola distributed amendment L.003 (Attachment A) and explained the amendment.



17SenateEd0426AttachA.pdf17SenateEd0426AttachA.pdf



The following person testified on the bill:



12:15 PM -- Kady Lanoha, representing the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), came to the table to answer questions from the committee.



12:19 PM --
Jennifer Mello, Legislative Liaison for CDE, came to the table to answer questions from the committee.





12:25 PM



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

BILL: HB17-1271
TIME: 12:27:41 PM
MOVED: Priola
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment A). 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: HB17-1271
TIME: 12:27:35 PM
MOVED: Priola
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1271, 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





12:28 PM



The committee adjourned.


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