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s_ed_2018a_2018-02-14t09:44:53z2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-158

SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date Feb 14, 2018      
Location SCR 352



SB18-158 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


10:04:12 AM  

Senators Coram and Garcia, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-158 which concerns measures to increase school district access to interoperable communication technology to improve school safety.  The co-sponsors provided comments on the need for the bill and answered questions from the committee members.

10:09:03 AM  

Ed Smith, Superintendent of Pueblo County School District 70, spoke in support of the bill.

10:11:35 AM  
Greg Keisling, Students Services Director for Pueblo County School District 70, spoke in support of the bill.
10:16:05 AM  
The preceding two witnesses answered questions from the committee.
10:20:55 AM  
The co-sponsors distributed amendments L.001 and L.002 [Attachments C and D] and explained them.
10:23:39 AM  
Sam Zordel, Prowers County Sheriff, spoke
in support of the bill.
10:24:49 AM  
Micah Richardson, representing himself, spoke in support of the bill.
10:27:24 AM  
The preceding two witnesses answered questions from the committee.
10:29:06 AM  

Kathy Morris, representing Durango School District 9-R and the San Juan Board of Cooperative Educational Services, spoke in support of the bill.

10:33:06 AM  
Jim Pavlich, representing Montrose School District, spoke in support of the bill.
10:38:13 AM  
The previous two witnesses answered questions from the committee.
10:41:18 AM  

John-Michael Keyes, representing himself and the I Love You Guys Foundation, spoke in support of the bill.

10:47:19 AM  

Senator Hill closed public testimony.  Senators Garcia aned Coram discussed the amendments and answered questions from the committee.



10:48:18 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Priola
Seconded
Gardner
Merrifield
Neville T.
Todd
Zenzinger
Priola
Hill
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
10:50:37 AM  

Senator Hill asked Kori Donaldson, Legislative Council Staff, to come to the table to answer questions about the bill's fiscal note.



10:50:37 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Priola
Seconded
Gardner
Merrifield
Neville T.
Todd
Zenzinger
Priola
Hill
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


10:57:33 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-158, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Priola
Seconded
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