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S_ED_2019A 02/13/2019 09:44:25 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 02/13/2019
Attendance
Bridges X
Hill X
Lundeen X
Story X
Todd X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 09:44:25 AM to 10:53:25 AM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Todd
This Report was prepared by Rachel Kurtz-Phelan
Hearing Items Action Taken
Sunset Review for Concurrent Enrollment Advisory Board Committee Discussion Only
HB19-1008 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
Sunset Review for State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education Committee Discussion Only

Sunset Review for Concurrent Enrollment Advisory Board - Committee Discussion Only


09:53:09 AM  

Brian Tobias and Jennifer Lockwood, Department of Regulatory Agencies, came to the table to discuss the sunset review of the Concurrent Enrollment Advisory Board.  A copy of the sunset report can be found at: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora-oprrr/coprrr-sunset-reviews.  Mr. Tobias and Ms. Lockwood answered questions from the committee.  Yelena Love, Office of Legislative Legal Services, provided an overview of the sunset review bill drafting process.

09:54:12 AM  

Mr. Tobias continued to answer questions from the committee.

09:54:25 AM  

Shelby Ross, Office of Legislative Legal Services, answered questions from the committee.

09:57:40 AM  

Ms. Lockwood continued to answer questions from the committee.



10:00:01 AM
Motion Move to introduce the draft bill as drafted.
Moved Todd
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Hill Yes
Lundeen Yes
Story Yes
Todd Yes
YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
10:00:01 AM  

Senator Todd and Senator Lundeen agreed to be the bill's co-prime sponsors.

10:00:37 AM  

Senator Story and Senator Hill agreed to co-sponsor the bill with Senator Todd and Senator Lundeen.



Sunset Review for State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education - Lay Over


10:01:59 AM  

Jennifer Lockwood, Department of Regulatory Agencies, presented the sunset review of the State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education (SACPIE).  A copy of the sunset report can be found at: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora-oprrr/coprrr-sunset-reviews.  Ms. Lockwood answered questions from the committee about the composition of the advisory council.  

10:07:28 AM  

The following person testified:

10:07:45 AM  

Evie Hudak, representing Colorado Parent Teacher Association and herself, spoke in support of introducing the bill as drafted.  She stated that SACPIE would like to include additional parent representatives to the council.  Ms. Hudak answered questions from the committee.

10:14:22 AM  

DJ Anderson, chair of SACPIE, came to the table to answer questions.

10:18:44 AM  

The committee laid the draft bill over until the end of the calendar in order to have an amendment drafted.



HB19-1008 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


10:19:50 AM  

Senator Story took over as committee chair. Senators Todd and Lundeen, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1008 which concerns the provision of grants for career and technical education capital construction through the "Building Excellent Schools Today" (BEST) Act. Senator Todd explained the purpose of the bill. Senator Lundeen gave his opening comments on the bill.

10:23:47 AM  

Michael Gifford, CEO for Associated General Contractors of Colorado, spoke in support of the bill.

10:29:43 AM  

Eric Ward, representing the Colorado Association of Career and Technical Education, spoke in support of the bill.

10:33:54 AM  

Tony Gagliardi, Colorado State Director of the National Federation of Independent Business, spoke in support of the bill.

10:38:35 AM  

Mr. Gifford stated that the Colorado Homebuilders Association is also in support of the bill.

10:40:21 AM  

Jane Banzin, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill.

10:42:34 AM  

Deb Mackenzie, representing herself as a retired educator, spoke in support of the bill.

10:44:27 AM  

Senators Todd and Lundeen provided closing comments on the bill.



10:49:10 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1008 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Todd
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Hill Yes
Lundeen Yes
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Sunset Review for State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education - Committee Discussion Only


10:49:47 AM  

Senator Todd put the draft bill to continue SACPIE back on the table for action only.  Senator Bridges explained the amendment that he requested that Ms. Ross draft.



10:51:34 AM
Motion Amendment L.001 to the draft bill.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges
Hill
Lundeen
Story
Todd
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
10:51:35 AM  

Ms. Ross requested the authority to make technical changes to the amendment.



10:52:38 AM
Motion Move to introduce the draft bill as amended.
Moved Todd
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Hill Yes
Lundeen Yes
Story Yes
Todd Yes
YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
10:52:39 AM  

The committee agreed that Senators Story, Bridges, Todd, and Hill will co-sponsor the bill.


10:53:25 AM   The committee adjourned.






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