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s_ed_2017a_2017-04-19t11:05:43z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/19/2017

Location: SCR 352

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1176



SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.011 (Attachment A). The motion f

Adopt amendment L.013 (Attachment B). The motion p

Refer House Bill 17-1176, as amended, to the Commi
FAIL

PASS

PASS







11:06 AM -- HB17-1176



Senator Hill, chair, called the meeting to order. Senator Sonnenberg, sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1176 which concerns an extension of the employment after retirement limitations for retirees of the Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA) employed by a rural school district after retirement. The sponsor answered questions from the committee.



The following people testified on the bill:



11:14 AM --
Michelle Murphy, Executive Director of the Colorado Rural Schools Alliance, spoke in support of the bill.



11:16 AM --
Bret Miles, Executive Director of the Colorado Northeast Board of Cooperative Education Services, spoke in support of the bill.



11:18 AM --
Kevin Schott, Superintendent of Deer Trail School District, spoke in support of the bill.





11:26 AM



The preceding three witnesses answered questions from the committee.



11:33 AM --
Greg Smith, Executive Director of Colorado PERA, spoke in opposition to the bill. Mr. Smith answered questions from the committee.



11:46 AM --
Bree Lessa, Superintendent of Schools in La Veta School District, spoke in support of the bill.



11:52 AM --
Matt Cook, representing the Colorado Association of School Boards, spoke in support of the bill.



11:54 AM --
Julie Whitacre, representing the Colorado Education Association, spoke in support of the bill.





11:57 AM



The preceding three witnesses answered questions from the committee.





12:06 PM



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



12:06 PM --
Josh Abram, Legislative Council Staff, came to the table to answer questions from the committee.





12:10 PM



Senator Sonnenberg gave closing comments to the bill and answered questions from the committee. Senator Priola distributed amendments L.011 (Attachment A) and L.013 (Attachment B) and explained the amendments. Committee discussion ensued.



17SenateEd0419AttachA.pdf17SenateEd0419AttachA.pdf 17SenateEd0419AttachB.pdf17SenateEd0419AttachB.pdf

BILL: HB17-1176
TIME: 12:24:29 PM
MOVED: Priola
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.011 (Attachment A). The motion failed on a vote of 2-5.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Gardner
Yes
Merrifield
No
Neville T.
No
Todd
No
Zenzinger
No
Priola
Yes
Hill
No
YES: 2 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL




BILL: HB17-1176
TIME: 12:28:03 PM
MOVED: Priola
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.013 (Attachment B). The motion passed on a vote of 6-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Gardner
Yes
Merrifield
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Todd
Yes
Zenzinger
Yes
Priola
Yes
Hill
No
YES: 6 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS




BILL: HB17-1176
TIME: 12:30:45 PM
MOVED: Priola
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1176, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 4-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Gardner
No
Merrifield
Yes
Neville T.
No
Todd
Yes
Zenzinger
Yes
Priola
No
Hill
Yes
Final YES: 4 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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