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s_ed_2017a_2017-05-03t10:42:19z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 05/03/2017

Location: SCR 352


BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1332


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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.