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S_ED_2019A 02/20/2019 09:51:36 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 02/20/2019
Attendance
Bridges X
Hill X
Lundeen X
Story X
Todd X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 09:51:36 AM to 10:48:12 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
HB19-1066 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
SB19-137 Referred to Senate Finance

HB19-1066 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


09:51:51 AM  

Senator Foote, sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1066, which concerns counting a student who is enrolled in special education services in the graduate rate in the school year in which the student completes the minimum graduation requirements.  Senator Foote provided a brief summary of the bill.

09:55:08 AM  

The following people testified on the bill:

09:55:14 AM  

Laura Hess, Director of Special Education for the St. Vrain Valley School District, spoke in support of the bill. Ms. Hess answered questions from the committee.

10:00:03 AM  

Brandon Shaffer, representing St. Vrain Valley School District, spoke in support of the bill and answered questions from the committee.

10:03:08 AM  

Senator Foote provided closing comments on the bill.



10:05:02 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1066 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Hill Yes
Lundeen Yes
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-137 - Referred to Senate Finance


10:05:08 AM  

Senators Todd and Crowder, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-137 which concerns extending the Colorado Student Leaders Institute (COSLI).

10:09:01 AM  

The following people testified on the bill:

10:09:09 AM  

Isabella McCarty, representing herself as a COSLI student, spoke in support of the bill.

10:12:41 AM  

Emma Logan, representing herself as a COSLI student, spoke in support of the bill.  

10:14:45 AM  

The previous two witnesses answered questions from the committee.

10:16:13 AM  

Austin Chavez, representing himself as a former COSLI student, spoke in support of the bill.

10:19:44 AM  

Celeste Archer, Executive Direcotr of COSLI, spoke in support of the bill and answered questions from the committee.  She distributed several handouts about the program (Attachments A through C), as well as written testimony from three COSLI students (Attachments D through F).

10:31:36 AM  

Hagan Archer, representing himself as a COSLI student, spoke in support of the bill.

10:35:15 AM  

Ezekiel Coventry, representing himself as a COSLI student, spoke in support of the bill.

10:37:47 AM  

Charlie Grow, representing himself as a COSLI student, spoke in support of the bill.

10:40:15 AM  

Matt Kaspari, member of the Friends of COSLI Board, spoke in support of the bill.

10:41:35 AM  

Former Senator Andy Kerr, representing himself, spoke in support of the bill.

10:44:01 AM  
The co-sponsors provided closing comments on the bill.


10:47:45 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-137 to the Committee on Finance.
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


10:48:12 AM   The committee adjourned.






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