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S_ED_2017A 05/03/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Date: 05/03/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 10:42 AM to 12:02 PM
Gardner
X
Merrifield
X
Place: SCR 352
Neville T.
*
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:
HB17-1359

HB17-1332
Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar





10:42 AM -- HB17-1332



Senator Hill called the meeting to order. Senators Smallwood and Fenberg, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1332 which concerns State Board of Education authorization for an alternative teacher license for a person who participates in an alternative teacher program provided by a designated agency working with a nonpublic early child care facility.



The following people testified on the bill:



10:48 AM --
Carolyn Martin, representing the Christian Home Educators of Colorado, spoke in opposition to portions of the bill.



10:51 AM --
Jane Ritter, Office of Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to answer questions from the committee.





10:57 AM



The committee discussed a possible conceptual amendment. Senator Fenberg responded to questions from the committee. Committee discussion ensued.



11:00 AM --
Dr. Shannon Hagerman, Director of the Continuing and Professional Education program at the University of Colorado at Denver, spoke in support of the bill.



11:03 AM --
Dr. Stacy Howard, Vice President of Quality Advancement at Qualistar, spoke in support of the bill.

















11:04 AM



The preceding two witnesses answered questions from the committee.



11:11 AM --
Bill Jaeger, Vice President of Early Childhood Initiatives at the Colorado Children's Campaign, spoke in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee.





11:16 AM



There were no more witnesses and Senator Hill closed public testimony. The committee discussed amending the bill the replace the safety clause with a petition clause. Senator Hill laid the bill over to the end of the calendar for action only.





11:20 AM -- HB17-1359




Senator Gardner, sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1359 which concerns positions in the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) that are exempt from the state personnel system. Senator Gardner distributed amendment L.004 (Attachment A) and explained the amendment.



17SenateEd0503AttachA.pdf17SenateEd0503AttachA.pdf



The following people testified on the bill:



11:28 AM --
Leanne Emm, Deputy Commissioner for School Finance and Operations, CDE, spoke in support of the bill. Ms. Emm answered questions from the committee.





11:45 AM



Ms. Emm and Senator Gardner continued answering questions from the committee.













































11:51 AM



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

BILL: HB17-1359
TIME: 11:51:37 AM
MOVED: Gardner
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.004 (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





11:51 AM



Committee members gave closing comments to the bill.

BILL: HB17-1359
TIME: 11:52:48 AM
MOVED: Gardner
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1359, 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



















11:55 AM -- HB17-1332




Senator Hill put House Bill 17-1332 back on the table for action only. The co-sponsors distributed amendment L.001 (Attachment B) and explained the amendment. The committee discussed striking the safety clause and replacing it with a petition clause. Committee discussion ensued.




17SenateEd0503AttachB.pdf17SenateEd0503AttachB.pdf

BILL: HB17-1332
TIME: 11:58:33 AM
MOVED: Priola
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B). 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: HB17-1332
TIME: 11:59:48 AM
MOVED: Neville T.
MOTION: This is a conceptual amendment to remove the safety clause and replace it with a petition clause. The motion passed on a vote of 4-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Gardner
Yes
Merrifield
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Todd
No
Zenzinger
Yes
Priola
No
Hill
No
YES: 4 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS


BILL: HB17-1332
TIME: 12:00:40 PM
MOVED: Priola
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1332, as amended, 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





12:02 PM



The committee adjourned.


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