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S_ED_2017A 04/27/2017 01:30 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Date: 04/27/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:34 PM to 03:46 PM
Gardner
X
Merrifield
X
Place: SCR 352
Neville T.
X
Todd
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Zenzinger
*
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 State University System Board Of Governors

Presentation on AVID

SB17-296

HB17-1211
Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent

Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only

Amended, Referred to Senate Appropriations

Referred to the Committee of the Whole





01:35 PM -- Confirmation of Colorado State University System Board Of Governors



Senator Hill called the meeting to order. He invited Tony Frank, President of Colorado State University (CSU), to come to the table to introduce the appointee and reappointee to the CSU System Board of Governors: Kimberley Jordan and William Dean Singleton. Copies of the Governor's appointment letters and the appointee's and reappointee's applications and resumes were distributed to the committee (Attachment A). President Frank spoke about CSU and some of it's successful programs and projects. Ms. Jordan introduced herself and spoke about her background and about why she would like to be appointed to the board. Mr. Singleton spoke about his background and about why he would like to be reappointed to the board.



17SenateEd0427AttachA.pdf17SenateEd0427AttachA.pdf






































BILL: Conf 17-Colorado State University System Board Of Governors
TIME: 01:45:59 PM
MOVED: Priola
MOTION: Refer the appointment of Kimberley Jordan and the reappointment of William Dean Singleton to the Colorado State University System Board Of Governors 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





01:48 PM -- Presentation on AVID



Senator Hill asked Kristin Lockwood to come to the table to begin her presentation about the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program. Ms. Lockwood provided background information about the program, and asked several of the program's students to come to the table to speak about the program and the positive impact it's had on their learning and school experience. Ms. Lockwood distributed several handouts to the committee (Attachment B).



17SenateEd0427AttachB.pdf17SenateEd0427AttachB.pdf











































02:08 PM -- SB17-296



Senator Priola took over as committee chair. Senator Hill, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-296 which concerns the financing of public schools. Amendments L.001, L.002, L.003, and L.004 (Attachments C, D, E, and F) were distributed to the committee. Senator Hill explained several provisions of the bill, and the amendments. He answered questions from the committee.



17SenateEd0427AttachC.pdf17SenateEd0427AttachC.pdf 17SenateEd0427AttachD.pdf17SenateEd0427AttachD.pdf



17SenateEd0427AttachE.pdf17SenateEd0427AttachE.pdf 17SenateEd0427AttachF.pdf17SenateEd0427AttachF.pdf



02:27 PM



Senator Hill continued explaining amendment L.003 (Attachment E). Senator Gardner explained amendment L.004 (Attachment F). Committee discussion ensued.



The following people testified on the bill:



02:37 PM --
Kirsten Schuchman, representing the University of Colorado, came to the table to speak about amendment L.001 (Attachment C).



02:38 PM --
John Kalakoulakis, representing Colorado Mountain College, came to the table to speak about amendment L.001 (Attachment C).





02:42 PM



The preceding two witnesses and Senator Hill answered questions from the committee.





02:45 PM



There were no more witnesses and Senator Priola closed public testimony. The committee took a brief recess.



































02:51 PM



The committee came back to order. Amendment L.006 (Attachment G) was distributed to the committee.



17SenateEd0427AttachG.pdf17SenateEd0427AttachG.pdf

BILL: SB17-296
TIME: 02:57:36 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (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

























































03:40 PM



The committee discussed amendment L.002 (Attachment D).

BILL: SB17-296
TIME: 03:12:55 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment D). The motion passed on a vote of 4-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Gardner
Yes
Merrifield
No
Neville T.
Yes
Todd
No
Zenzinger
No
Priola
Yes
Hill
Yes
YES: 4 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





03:13 PM



Senator Hill explained amendment L.003 (Attachment E). Committee discussion ensued.

BILL: SB17-296
TIME: 03:24:19 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment E). The motion passed on a vote of 4-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Gardner
Yes
Merrifield
No
Neville T.
Yes
Todd
No
Zenzinger
No
Priola
Yes
Hill
Yes
YES: 4 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS

























03:25 PM



Senator Gardner explained amendment L.004 (Attachment F). Committee discussion ensued.

BILL: SB17-296
TIME: 03:28:45 PM
MOVED: Gardner
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment F). The motion passed on a vote of 6-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Gardner
Yes
Merrifield
No
Neville T.
Yes
Todd
Yes
Zenzinger
Yes
Priola
Yes
Hill
Yes
YES: 6 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





03:29 PM



Marc Carey, Legislative Council Staff, came to the table to answer questions from the committee. The committee discussed amendment L.006 (Attachment G).

BILL: SB17-296
TIME: 03:38:29 PM
MOVED: Merrifield
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment G). The motion failed on a vote of 2-5.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Gardner
No
Merrifield
Yes
Neville T.
No
Todd
Yes
Zenzinger
No
Priola
No
Hill
No
YES: 2 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL

















03:39 PM



There were no more amendments. Senator Hill gave closing comments to the bill and answered questions from the committee. Committee discussion ensued.

BILL: SB17-296
TIME: 03:45:54 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-296, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 4-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Gardner
Yes
Merrifield
No
Neville T.
Yes
Todd
No
Zenzinger
No
Priola
Yes
Hill
Yes
Final YES: 4 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





03:46 PM



The committee adjourned.


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