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s_ed_2017a_2017-04-12t10:53:53z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/12/2017

Location: SCR 352

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1003



SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment A). The motion p

Refer House Bill 17-1003, as amended, to the Commi
PASS

PASS







10:54 AM -- HB17-1003



Senator Hill, chair, called the meeting to order. Senator Coram, sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1003 which concerns a strategic plan to address teacher shortages in Colorado. He explained why the bill is necessary, especially in many rural school districts. Senator Coram answered questions from the committee.



The following people testified on the bill:



11:01 AM --
Kachina Weaver, Legislative Liaison, Colorado Department of Higher Education (DHE), spoke in support of the bill. Ms. Weaver answered questions from the committee.



11:04 AM --
Robert Mitchell, Director of Teacher Preparation, DHE, spoke in support of the bill. Dr. Mitchell answered questions from the committee.





11:18 AM



The preceding two witnesses continued to answer questions from the committee.



11:27 AM --
Leslie Colwell, representing the Colorado Children's Campaign, spoke in support of the bill.





11:32 AM



Dr. Mitchell and Ms. Weaver continued to answer questions from the committee.



11:35 AM --
Julie Whitacre, representing the Colorado Education Association, spoke in support of the bill.



11:36 AM --
Chelsea Henkel, representing Stand for Children, spoke in support of the bill. Ms. Henkel answered questions from the committee.



11:47 AM --
Robert Edwards, representing himself as a teacher, spoke in support of the bill. Mr. Edwards answered questions from the committee.





11:52 AM



There were no more witnesses and Senator Hill closed public testimony. Senator Coram gave closing comments to the bill. Senator Hill distributed amendment L.002 (Attachment A) and explained the amendment.



17SenateEd0412AttachA.pdf17SenateEd0412AttachA.pdf

BILL: HB17-1003
TIME: 11:55:16 AM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment A). 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





11:56 AM



Committee members gave closing comments to the bill.

BILL: HB17-1003
TIME: 12:04:15 PM
MOVED: Todd
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1003, 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







12:05 PM



The committee adjourned.








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