Pro 15 Education





BILL HB18-1002

Partner Positions:
Position: Monitor

Short Title: Rural School District Teaching Fellowship Programs
Sponsors: M. Hamner | B. Rankin / D. Coram | N. Todd

The bill directs the department of education to identify geographic areas within the state and specific subjects for which there is a teacher shortage. Under the bill, a rural school district, rural charter school, or rural board of cooperative services (rural local education provider) and a public or private institution of higher education (institution) may enter into an agreement to provide a teaching fellowship program for students enrolled in the fourth year of the approved educator preparation program. The rural local education provider must be located within an identified area or need a teacher for one of the identified subjects and demonstrate chronic hiring difficulty and financial need; the institution must offer an approved educator preparation program. The agreement must include the commitments of both the rural local education provider and the institution, including the commitments of both the rural local education provider and the institution to jointly design an individualized fellowship plan for each teaching fellow that addresses necessary competencies, the rural local education provider's commitment to extend an offer of employment to the teaching fellow when he or she successfully completes the fellowship year, and the institution's commitment to pay a percentage of a stipend to the teaching fellow during the fellowship year.

Each teaching fellow receives a stipend of $10,000 to use for costs of attendance during the fellowship year. The department of higher education, based on the rural local education provider's demonstrated chronic hiring difficulties and financial need, will annually select up to 100 teaching fellows for which the state will provide 50% of the stipend through the state financial assistance program. For these teaching fellows, the institution must provide the remaining 50% from institutional financial assistance. If the teaching fellow receives an offer of employment from the rural local education provider for the 2 school years following completion of the fellowship and does not work for the rural local education provider for those 2 school years, the teaching fellow must repay the amount of the stipend.

The rural local education provider and institution must prepare an annual report concerning implementation of the teaching fellowship program and submit it to the department of higher education. The department must prepare a summary report concerning the implementation and effect of the teaching fellowship programs throughout the state and submit the report to the state board of education, the Colorado commission on higher education, and the joint budget committee and education committees of the general assembly.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)



Status
1/10/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
1/29/2018 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/11/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/12/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/13/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over to 04/16/2018 - No Amendments
4/16/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/17/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/17/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education

Amendment

House Journal, January 30
14 HB18-1002 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
15 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
16 recommendation:
17
18 Amend page 3, line 20, strike "IN" and substitute "BY".
19
20 Page 4, line 5, after "THE" insert "AREA SURROUNDING THE"
21
22 Page 4, after line 26 insert:
23
24 "(5) "RURAL CHARTER SCHOOL" MEANS A CHARTER SCHOOL THAT
25 IS AUTHORIZED BY A RURAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PURSUANT TO PART 1 OF
26 ARTICLE 30.5 OF THIS TITLE 22 OR AN INSTITUTE CHARTER SCHOOL THAT
27 IS AUTHORIZED BY THE STATE CHARTER SCHOOL INSTITUTE PURSUANT TO
28 PART 5 OF ARTICLE 30.5 OF THIS TITLE 22 AND IS LOCATED WITHIN A
29 RURAL SCHOOL DISTRICT.
30
31 (6) "RURAL LOCAL EDUCATION PROVIDER" MEANS A RURAL
32 SCHOOL DISTRICT, A RURAL CHARTER SCHOOL, OR A BOARD OF
33 COOPERATIVE SERVICES THAT OPERATES A PUBLIC SCHOOL THAT IS
34 LOCATED WITHIN A RURAL SCHOOL DISTRICT.".
35
36 Renumber succeeding subsections accordingly.
37
38 Page 5, after line 4 insert:
39
40 "(8) "STIPEND" MEANS A TEACHING FELLOWSHIP STIPEND
41 DISTRIBUTED TO A TEACHING FELLOW AS STATE-BASED FINANCIAL AID AS
42 PROVIDED IN SECTION 23-3.9-206.".
43
44 Renumber succeeding subsections accordingly.
45
46 Page 5, lines 11 and 12, strike "school district" and substitute "local
47 education provider".
48
49 Page 5, strike lines 23 and 24 and substitute "requirements. (1) THE
50 GOVERNING BOARD OF A RURAL LOCAL EDUCATION PROVIDER MAY ENTER
51 INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH AN".
52
53 Page 7, line 5, after "THE" insert "AREA SURROUNDING THE".
54
55 Page 8, line 11, after "EACH" insert "SELECTED".
1 Page 8, strike lines 13 and 14 and substitute:
2 "(II) DISBURSE THE STIPEND USING THE STANDARD METHODS FOR
3 ALLOCATING STATE-BASED FINANCIAL AID; AND".
4
5 Page 9, line 24, strike "THE DEGREE TO WHICH EACH TEACHING FELLOW"
6 and substitute "WHETHER THE TEACHING FELLOWS".
7
8 Page 10, strike line 22 and substitute "(1) SUBJECT TO AVAILABLE
9 APPROPRIATIONS, UP TO ONE HUNDRED TEACHING FELLOWS PER YEAR,
10 SELECTED AS PROVIDED IN SUBSECTION (2) OF THIS SECTION,".
11
12 Page 10, line 23, strike "FELLOWSHIP,".
13
14 Page 10, line 25, strike "MONTHLY THROUGHOUT" and substitute
15 "DURING".
16
17 Page 11, strike line 3 and substitute:
18 "(2) THE TEACHING FELLOWSHIP STIPENDS".
19
20 Page 11, line 11, after "BASED" insert "ON".
21
22 Page 11, line 13, after "SELECT" insert "UP TO".
23
24 Page 11, strike line 15 and substitute "RECEIVE THE STIPEND AND SHALL".
25
26 Page 11, line 20, strike "IN MONTHLY PAYMENTS".
27
28 Page 11, strike lines 22 through 26.
29
30 Page 12, line 5, after "AND" insert "UPON RECEIPT OF REPAYMENT".
31
32 Page 12, line 6, strike "ANY" and substitute "THE".
33
34 Strike "SCHOOL DISTRICTS" and substitute "LOCAL EDUCATION
35 PROVIDERS" on: Page 3, lines 6, 7, 12; and Page 13, lines 3 and 11.
36
37 Strike "SCHOOL DISTRICT" and substitute "LOCAL EDUCATION PROVIDER"
38 on: Page 3, lines 13, 16, 18, 21, 24, 25; Page 4, lines 3, 5, and 7; Page 5,
39 lines 8 and 26; Page 6, lines 8, 10, 13, 17, 21, 24, 26, and 27; Page 7,
40 lines 4, 6, 7, 12 and 13, 14, 17, and 25; Page 8, lines 1, 4, and 21; Page
41 9, lines 6, 11, 13, 14, 18, and 25; Page 10, lines 3, 6, 9 and 10, and 11;
42 Page 11, line 13; and Page 12, lines 2 and 15.
43
44 Strike "SCHOOL DISTRICT'S" and substitute "LOCAL EDUCATION
45 PROVIDER'S" on: Page 3, lines 22 and 23; Page 7, lines 19 and 26; and
46 Page 10, line 18.
47
48

House Journal, April 11
43 HB18-1002 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
44 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
45 recommendation:
46
47 Amend printed bill, page 12, after line 7, insert:
48 "(4) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL ANNUALLY APPROPRIATE TO
49 THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION THE AMOUNT REQUIRED TO
50 IMPLEMENT THE TEACHING FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS AS PROVIDED IN THIS
51 PART 2. ANY UNEXPENDED AND UNENCUMBERED MONEY FROM AN
52 APPROPRIATION MADE FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS PART 2 REMAINS
53 AVAILABLE FOR EXPENDITURE BY THE DEPARTMENT FOR THE PURPOSES OF
54 THIS PART 2 IN THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR WITHOUT FURTHER
55 APPROPRIATION.".
1 Page 13, after line 24 insert:
2
3 "SECTION 4. Appropriation. For the 2018-19 state fiscal year,
4 $530,448 is appropriated to the department of higher education. This
5 appropriation is from the general fund and is based on an assumption that
6 the department will require an additional 0.5 FTE. To implement this act,
7 the department may use this appropriation for rural teacher recruitment,
8 retention, and professional development.".
9
10 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
11
12 Page 1, line 104, strike "ACT"." and substitute "ACT" AND MAKING AN
13 APPROPRIATION.".
14
15

House Journal, April 16
52 Amendment No. 1, Education Report, dated January 29, 2018, and placed
53 in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, January 30,
54 2018.
55
1 Amendment No. 2, Appropriations Report, dated April 11, 2018, and
2 placed in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, April
3 11, 2018.
4
5 Amendment No. 3, by Representative(s) Becker J.
6
7 Amend printed bill, page 9, line 5, after the period, add "EACH TEACHING
8 FELLOW MUST COMMIT TO AT LEAST TWO FULL SCHOOL YEARS OF
9 EMPLOYMENT BY THE RURAL LOCAL EDUCATION PROVIDER FOLLOWING
10 COMPLETION OF THE FELLOWSHIP YEAR IF THE TEACHING FELLOW
11 RECEIVES AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT FROM THE RURAL LOCAL EDUCATION
12 PROVIDER FOR EACH OF THE TWO SCHOOL YEARS. A TEACHING FELLOW
13 WHO RECEIVES OFFERS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR BOTH SCHOOL YEARS AND
14 DOES NOT COMPLETE THE TWO FULL SCHOOL YEARS OF EMPLOYMENT
15 MUST REPAY THE AMOUNT RECEIVED AS A STIPEND DURING THE
16 FELLOWSHIP YEAR.".
17
18 Page 12, line 2, before the second "THE" insert "OR DOES NOT COMPLETE
19 TWO FULL SCHOOL YEARS OF EMPLOYMENT AS REQUIRED IN SECTION
20 23-3.9-205 (3),".
21
22 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
23 Reading and Final Passage.
24




BILL HB18-1070

Partner Positions:
Position: Monitor

Short Title: Additional Public School Capital Construction Funding
Sponsors: D. Young | C. Wist / R. Scott | R. Zenzinger

Currently, the first $40 million of retail marijuana excise tax revenue annually collected is credited to the public school capital construction assistance fund (assistance fund) for purposes of the 'Building Excellent Schools Today Act' (BEST) and the remainder of the revenue is credited to the state public school fund. For state fiscal years commencing on and after July 1, 2018, sections 1 and 4 of the bill increase the amount of retail marijuana excise tax revenue credited to the assistance fund to the greater of 90% of the revenue annually collected or the first $40 million of such revenue. The remainder of the revenue continues to be credited to the state public school fund.

Section 2 increases the maximum total annual amount of lease payments on BEST lease-purchase agreements authorized to be paid with both state money and local matching money to $110 million for the 2018-19 fiscal year and $120 million for the 2019-20 fiscal year and for each fiscal year thereafter. If, for any state fiscal year, the total amount of revenue credited to the assistance fund from all sources during the prior state fiscal year is less than the total amount of all payments due during the state fiscal year on BEST lease-purchase agreements, then section 3 requires the amount of the annual appropriation to fund the state's share of total program funding for all school districts and institute charter schools to be reduced and general fund money made available by the reduction to be transferred to the assistance fund to make up for the shortfall. Section 5 appropriates $34 million from the assistance fund to the department of education for BEST lease-purchase agreement payments.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)



Status
1/10/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education + Finance + Appropriations
2/21/2018 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Finance
3/19/2018 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/6/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/6/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/9/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/9/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to
4/9/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
4/18/2018 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations

Amendment

House Journal, April 6
32 HB18-1070 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
33 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
34 recommendation:
35
36 Amend printed bill, page 4, after line 23 insert:
37
38 "SECTION 4. Appropriation. For the 2018-19 state fiscal year,
39 $34,000,000 is appropriated to the department of education. This
40 appropriation is from the public school capital construction assistance
41 fund created in section 22-43.7-104 (1), C.R.S. To implement this act,
42 the department may use this appropriation for public school capital
43 construction assistance board - lease payments.".
44
45 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
46
47 Page 1, line 107, strike "FUND AND" and substitute "FUND,".
48
49 Page 1, line 109, strike "ACT." and substitute "ACT, AND MAKING AN
50 APPROPRIATION.".
51
52

House Journal, April 6
7 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated April 6, 2018, and
8 placed in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, April
9 6, 2018.
10
11 Amendment No. 2, by Representative(s) Hamner, Rankin and
12 Kraft-Tharp.
13
14 Amend printed bill, page 4, after line 2 insert:
15
16 "SECTION 3. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 22-54-104, add
17 (5)(h) as follows:
18 22-54-104. District total program - definitions. (5) For
19 purposes of the formulas used in this section:
20 (h) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, FOR ANY
21 STATE FISCAL YEAR, IF THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF REVENUE CREDITED,
22 PURSUANT TO SECTION 22-43.7-104 OR ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, TO
23 THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION ASSISTANCE FUND CREATED
24 IN SECTION 22-43.7-104 (1) DURING THE PRIOR STATE FISCAL YEAR IS LESS
25 THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF ALL PAYMENTS DUE DURING THE STATE
26 FISCAL YEAR ON LEASE-PURCHASE AGREEMENTS ENTERED INTO AS
27 AUTHORIZED BY SECTION 22-43.7-110, THEN:
28 (I) THE AMOUNT OF THE ANNUAL APPROPRIATION TO FUND THE
29 STATE'S SHARE OF TOTAL PROGRAM FUNDING FOR ALL DISTRICTS AND FOR
30 INSTITUTE CHARTER SCHOOLS IS REDUCED BY AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE
31 DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF REVENUE CREDITED TO THE
32 PUBLIC SCHOOL CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION ASSISTANCE FUND DURING THE
33 PRIOR FISCAL YEAR AND THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF ALL PAYMENTS DUE
34 DURING THE STATE FISCAL YEAR ON THE LEASE-PURCHASE AGREEMENTS;
35 AND
36 (II) THE STATE TREASURER SHALL TRANSFER FROM THE GENERAL
37 FUND TO THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION ASSISTANCE FUND,
38 THE AMOUNT NECESSARY TO ENSURE THAT ALL LEASE-PURCHASE
39 PAYMENTS DUE DURING THE STATE FISCAL YEAR ARE MADE IN FULL.".
40
41 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
42
43 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
44 Reading and Final Passage.
45

Senate Journal, April 19
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that HB18-1070 be
amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations
with favorable recommendation.

Amend reengrossed bill, page 3, strike lines 7 through 27.

Strike page 4.

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

Page 1, strike lines 107 through 109 and substitute "ASSISTANCE FUND".


Education





BILL HB18-1193

Partner Positions:
Position: Monitor

Short Title: Extend Advanced Placement Incentives Program
Sponsors: J. Wilson | B. McLachlan / R. Scott | R. Zenzinger

The bill extends the advanced placement incentives pilot program (pilot program) for 3 years to 2021.

The bill requires the department of education to report the number of students in the pilot program who enrolled in advanced placement courses during the prior school year and to collect disaggregated data from the advanced placement exam vendor to capture the performance of students who are participating in the pilot program on the end-of-course advanced placement exams.

The bill requires the department of education to report to certain committees of the general assembly the information specified in the bill, including data relating to the number and amount of financial incentives distributed to each participating school district.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)



Status
2/2/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
2/12/2018 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
2/23/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
2/27/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 02/28/2018 - No Amendments
2/28/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/1/2018 House Third Reading Laid Over to 03/02/2018 - No Amendments
3/2/2018 House Third Reading Laid Over to 03/05/2018 - No Amendments
3/5/2018 House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
3/12/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
3/22/2018 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/10/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/11/2018 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/12/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Amendment

House Journal, February 23
46 HB18-1193 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
47 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
48 recommendation:
49
50 Amend printed bill, page 3, after line 8 insert:
51 "SECTION 4. Appropriation. For the 2018-19 state fiscal year,
52 $260,937 is appropriated to the department of education. This
53 appropriation is from the state education fund created in section 17 (4)(a)
54 of article IX of the state constitution and is based on an assumption that
55 the department will require an additional 0.3 FTE. To implement this act,
1 the department may use this appropriation for the advanced placement
2 incentives pilot program.".
3
4 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
5
6 Page 1, line 102, strike "PROGRAM." and substitute "PROGRAM, AND, IN
7 CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".
8
9

House Journal, March 5
32 Amend engrossed bill, page 2, line 5, strike "incentives." and substitute
33 "incentives - reporting.".
34
35 Page 2, line 8, after "(5)" insert "(a)".
36
37 Page 2, line 10, strike "(a)" and substitute "(I)".
38
39 Page 2, line 13, strike "(b)" and substitute "(II)".
40
41 Page 2, line 17, strike "(I)" and substitute "(A)".
42
43 Page 2, line 20, strike "(II)" and substitute "(B)".
44
45 Page 2, after line 22 insert:
46 "(b) ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 15, 2019, AND ON OR BEFORE
47 NOVEMBER 15, 2020, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PREPARE AND SUBMIT TO
48 THE JOINT BUDGET COMMITTEE AND TO THE MEMBERS OF THE EDUCATION
49 COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE, OR
50 ANY SUCCESSOR COMMITTEES, A REPORT CONCERNING THE PILOT
51 PROGRAM. THE REPORT MUST INCLUDE THE INFORMATION COLLECTED BY
52 THE DEPARTMENT PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (5)(a) OF THIS SECTION, AS
53 WELL AS DATA ON THE NUMBER AND AMOUNT OF FINANCIAL INCENTIVES
54 DISTRIBUTED TO EACH PARTICIPATING SCHOOL DISTRICT THROUGH THE
55 PILOT PROGRAM.".
1 The amendment was declared passed by the following roll call vote:
2
1 3 YES 59 NO 4 EXCUSED 1 ABSENT 0 VACANCY
4 Arndt Y Foote Y Leonard Y Rosenthal Y
5 Becker J. Y Garnett Y Lewis N Saine N
6 Becker K. Y Ginal Y Liston Y Salazar Y
7 Beckman Y Gray Y Lontine Y Sandridge N
8 Benavidez Y Hamner Y Lundeen Y Sias Y
9 Bridges Y Hansen Y McKean Y Singer Y
10 Buck Y Herod Y McLachlan Y Thurlow Y
11 Buckner Y Hooton Y Melton Y Valdez Y
12 Carver Y Humphrey Y Michaelson Jenet Y Van Winkle Y
13 Catlin Y Jackson Y Neville P. Y Weissman Y
14 Coleman Y Kennedy Y Pabon E Willett Y
15 Covarrubias Y Kraft-Tharp Y Pettersen Y Williams D. Y
16 Danielson Y Landgraf Y Rankin Y Wilson Y
17 Esgar Y Lawrence Y Ransom Y Winter Y
18 Everett N District 34 V Reyher Y Wist Y
19 Exum Y Lee Y Roberts Y Young Y
20 Speaker Y
21
22 The question being, "Shall the bill, as amended, pass?".
23 A roll call vote was taken. As shown by the following recorded vote, a
24 majority of those elected to the House voted in the affirmative, and the
25 bill, as amended, was declared passed.
26
1 27 YES 59 NO 4 EXCUSED 1 ABSENT 0 VACANCY
28 Arndt Y Foote Y Leonard Y Rosenthal Y
29 Becker J. Y Garnett Y Lewis N Saine N
30 Becker K. Y Ginal Y Liston Y Salazar Y
31 Beckman Y Gray Y Lontine Y Sandridge N
32 Benavidez Y Hamner Y Lundeen Y Sias Y
33 Bridges Y Hansen Y McKean Y Singer Y
34 Buck Y Herod Y McLachlan Y Thurlow Y
35 Buckner Y Hooton Y Melton Y Valdez Y
36 Carver Y Humphrey Y Michaelson Jenet Y Van Winkle Y
37 Catlin Y Jackson Y Neville P. Y Weissman Y
38 Coleman Y Kennedy Y Pabon E Willett Y
39 Covarrubias Y Kraft-Tharp Y Pettersen Y Williams D. Y
40 Danielson Y Landgraf Y Rankin Y Wilson Y
41 Esgar Y Lawrence Y Ransom Y Winter Y
42 Everett N District 34 V Reyher Y Wist Y
43 Exum Y Lee Y Roberts Y Young Y
44 Speaker Y
45 Co-sponsor(s) added: Representative(s) Bridges, Buckner, Coleman,
46 Covarrubias, Exum, Gray, Hamner, Herod, Hooton, Lee, Lontine, Melton,
47 Michaelson Jenet, Pettersen, Rosenthal, Salazar, Valdez, Van Winkle, Winter,
48 Young, Speaker
49




BILL HB18-1226

Partner Positions:

Short Title: Higher Education Review Degree Program Costs And Outcomes
Sponsors: J. Everett / J. Smallwood

The bill requires the Colorado commission on higher education (commission) to conduct a review of and report on an analysis of program costs and student outcomes for undergraduate degree programs offered by the university of Colorado and Colorado state university.

The bill sets forth the components of the degree program review and analysis, including information concerning the cost of the degree program to the student and to the institution of higher education (institution), the average time to complete the degree program, and employment and earnings outcomes for graduates.

As part of its review, the commission shall identify the highest-cost degree programs to students and to the institution and the lowest-performing degree programs with respect to graduate employment and earnings, and shall analyze the return on investment for those degree programs to graduates and to the institution.

Two years after the date of the first report, the commission shall complete the review and analysis required in the bill for all 4-year state institutions that were not included in the first report. Every 2 years thereafter, the commission shall update the review and analysis of undergraduate degree programs for all state institutions.

The commission's report shall be submitted to certain committees of the general assembly.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)



Status
2/5/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
4/18/2018 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations

Amendment

House Journal, April 19
24 HB18-1226 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
25 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
26 recommendation:
27
28 Amend printed bill, strike everything below the enacting clause and
29 substitute:
30
31 "SECTION 1. In Colorado Revised Statutes, add 23-1-135 as
32 follows:
33 23-1-135. Department directive - undergraduate degree and
34 certificate programs - annual return on investment report - definition
35 - repeal. (1) (a) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FINDS AND DECLARES THAT:
36 (I) COLORADO'S ECONOMIC GROWTH DEPENDS UPON A STRONG
37 WORKFORCE WITH THE EDUCATION AND TRAINING NECESSARY TO
38 SUCCEED IN TWENTY-FIRST-CENTURY CAREERS;
39 (II) COLORADO'S STATE SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION IS THE
40 PRIMARY SOURCE OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR COLORADANS
41 PURSUING THESE CAREERS;
42 (III) FURTHER, COLORADO'S SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION MUST
43 MEET THE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION NEEDS OF ALL OF ITS RESIDENTS,
44 INCLUDING PROVIDING REASONABLE ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION
45 STATEWIDE, IN ORDER FOR COLORADO TO SUCCEED IN MEETING ITS GOALS
46 FOR AN EDUCATED WORKFORCE;
47 (IV) WITH FUTURE STATE FUNDING LEVELS FOR HIGHER
48 EDUCATION UNCERTAIN DUE TO COMPETING DEMANDS ON THE STATE'S
49 BUDGET, THE STATE HAS AN OBLIGATION TO TAXPAYERS AND TO
50 CONSUMERS OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN COLORADO TO MAKE THE BEST
51 POSSIBLE USE OF STATE RESOURCES; AND
52 (V) ENSURING THAT STATE POLICYMAKERS AND CONSUMERS OF
53 HIGHER EDUCATION HAVE ACCESS TO INFORMATION CONCERNING
54 UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS, INCLUDING
55 STUDENT COSTS AND AVERAGE DEBT, AS WELL AS EMPLOYMENT AND
1 EARNINGS OUTCOMES, IS CRITICAL TO EVALUATING HIGHER EDUCATION
2 PROGRAM CHOICES AS WELL AS COLORADO'S ECONOMIC AND WORKFORCE
3 GOALS.
4 (b) THEREFORE, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY DECLARES THAT IT IS
5 APPROPRIATE FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO PREPARE
6 AN ANNUAL RETURN ON INVESTMENT REPORT THAT INCLUDES AN
7 ANALYSIS OF STUDENT COSTS AND EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES OF
8 UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS OFFERED AT
9 COLORADO PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
10 (2) AS USED IN THIS SECTION, UNLESS THE CONTEXT OTHERWISE
11 REQUIRES, "INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION" OR "INSTITUTION" MEANS
12 THE STATE INSTITUTIONS, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 23-18-102 (10)(a), THE
13 LOCAL DISTRICT COLLEGES, AND THE AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGES.
31 14 (3) (a) ON OR BEFORE JULY 31, 2019, AND ON OR BEFORE JULY
15 EACH YEAR THEREAFTER, THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION SHALL
16 PREPARE A RETURN ON INVESTMENT REPORT OF UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE
17 AND CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS OFFERED BY INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER
18 EDUCATION. THE DEPARTMENT, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE GOVERNING
19 BOARDS OF THE INSTITUTIONS, SHALL DETERMINE THE DESIGNATION OF
20 DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS FOR PURPOSES OF THE RETURN ON
21 INVESTMENT REPORT.
22 (b) THE RETURN ON INVESTMENT REPORT MUST INCLUDE
23 INFORMATION CONCERNING THE UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE AND
24 CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS OFFERED AT EACH INSTITUTION INCLUDING, AT A
25 MINIMUM:
26 (I) THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE UNDERGRADUATE
27 DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM AND THE NUMBER OF DEGREES AND
28 CERTIFICATES AWARDED ANNUALLY FOR THE PROGRAM;
29 (II) THE AVERAGE TIME TO COMPLETION FOR STUDENTS
30 COMPLETING THE UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
31 AND THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF CREDITS EARNED BY STUDENTS
32 COMPLETING THE DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM;
33 (III) THE AVERAGE COST FOR COMPLETION OF THE
34 UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM, INCLUDING
35 MANDATORY PROGRAM AND INSTITUTIONAL FEES, FOR A STUDENT WITH
36 IN-STATE TUITION CLASSIFICATION;
37 (IV) THE AVERAGE STUDENT LOAN DEBT FOR STUDENTS IN THE
38 UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM;
39 (V) THE EMPLOYMENT RATE OF UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE OR
40 CERTIFICATE PROGRAM GRADUATES. FOR PURPOSES OF THE REPORT,
41 INFORMATION RELATING TO THE EMPLOYMENT RATE INCLUDES THE
42 NUMBER OF INDIVIDUAL GRADUATES, THE NUMBER OF INDIVIDUAL
43 GRADUATES MATCHED THROUGH AVAILABLE DATA SOURCES, AND THE
44 NUMBER OF INDIVIDUAL GRADUATES THAT ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE
45 EMPLOYMENT RATE, WITH AN EXPLANATION OF WHY THE GRADUATES ARE
46 EXCLUDED FROM THE EMPLOYMENT RATE.
47 (VI) THE AVERAGE ANNUAL EARNINGS OF UNDERGRADUATE
48 DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM GRADUATES ONE, FIVE, AND TEN YEARS
49 AFTER GRADUATION OR COMPLETION; AND
50 (VII) ANY OTHER INFORMATION NECESSARY TO COMPLETE THE
51 RETURN ON INVESTMENT REPORT.
52 (4) NOTWITHSTANDING SECTION 24-1-136 (11)(a)(I), THE
53 DEPARTMENT SHALL ANNUALLY SUBMIT THE RETURN ON INVESTMENT
54 REPORT TO THE EDUCATION COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE OF
55 REPRESENTATIVES AND OF THE SENATE, OR ANY SUCCESSOR COMMITTEES,
1 AND SHALL POST THE REPORT ON THE DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE FOR PUBLIC
2 ACCESS.
3 (5) THIS SECTION IS REPEALED, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2027.
4 SECTION 2. Act subject to petition - effective date. This act
5 takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on the day following the expiration of the
6 ninety-day period after final adjournment of the general assembly (August
7 8, 2018, if adjournment sine die is on May 9, 2018); except that, if a
8 referendum petition is filed pursuant to section 1 (3) of article V of the
9 state constitution against this act or an item, section, or part of this act
10 within such period, then the act, item, section, or part will not take effect
11 unless approved by the people at the general election to be held in
12 November 2018 and, in such case, will take effect on the date of the
13 official declaration of the vote thereon by the governor.".
14
15




BILL HB18-1232
generally support, concern about funds being pulled from other education entities

Partner Positions:
Position: Monitor/Support

Short Title: New School Funding Distribution Formula
Sponsors: D. Young / D. Coram | A. Kerr

The bill creates a new public school funding distribution formula to replace the existing formula (1994 formula). The new distribution formula is effective for the second budget year following voter approval of a ballot measure that increases state revenue for funding preschool through high school public education, which is not included in the bill.

The new public school funding distribution formula:

In calculating district total program funding, the new formula:

The bill creates a hold-harmless provision if a district's total program funding under the new public school funding distribution formula is less than it was under the 1994 formula without the budget stabilization reduction in funding.

The bill takes effect only if voters approve a ballot measure no later than the 2022 statewide general election that increases funding for preschool through high school public education.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)



Status
2/5/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
4/2/2018 House Committee on Education Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed


BILL HB18-1252

Partner Positions:

Short Title: Unlawful Sale Of Academic Assignments
Sponsors: D. Roberts | J. Wilson / K. Priola

Under existing law, a person is not permitted to prepare, offer to prepare, cause to be prepared, sell, or distribute any term paper, thesis, dissertation, or other written material for another person for compensation if he or she knows or should reasonably have known, that it is to be submitted by any other person for academic credit at a public or private college, university, or other institution of higher education, or to advertise the same. A court may issue an injunction to prevent these practices.

The bill defines 'assignment' to include any specific written, recorded, pictorial, artistic, or other academic task; maintains the existing offenses related to preparing or selling assignments, or advertising the same; and prohibits a person from preparing, selling, or offering to sell a document or service that provides answers for, or completes on behalf of a student, an online exam that is administered pursuant to a course of study at any institution of higher education, or advertising the same.

The bill authorizes the attorney general to bring a civil action against a person who commits a violation related to the sale of academic assignments or online exam answers, and creates a civil penalty of up to $750 for each violation.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)



Status
2/21/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
3/19/2018 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
3/22/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/23/2018 - No Amendments
3/23/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/26/2018 - No Amendments
3/26/2018 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
3/27/2018 House Third Reading Laid Over to 03/28/2018 - No Amendments
3/28/2018 House Third Reading Laid Over to 03/29/2018 - No Amendments
3/29/2018 House Third Reading Laid Over to 04/02/2018 - No Amendments
4/2/2018 House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
4/2/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
4/19/2018 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole

Amendment

House Journal, March 20
15 HB18-1252 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
16 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
17 recommendation:
18
19 Amend printed bill, strike everything below the enacting clause and
20 substitute:
21
22 "SECTION 1. In Colorado Revised Statutes, repeal and reenact,
23 with amendments, 23-4-102 as follows:
24 23-4-102. Definitions. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE 4, UNLESS THE
25 CONTEXT OTHERWISE REQUIRES:
26 (1) "ASSIGNMENT" MEANS ANY SPECIFIC WRITTEN, RECORDED,
27 PICTORIAL, ARTISTIC, OR OTHER ACADEMIC TASK, INCLUDING BUT NOT
28 LIMITED TO A TERM PAPER, THESIS, DISSERTATION, ESSAY, OR REPORT
29 INTENDED FOR SUBMISSION TO ANY INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION
30 IN FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A DEGREE, DIPLOMA,
31 CERTIFICATE, OR COURSE OF STUDY.
32 (2) "ENTITY" MEANS A PARTNERSHIP, CORPORATION, OR
33 ASSOCIATION.
34 (3) "INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION" MEANS A STATE
102 35 INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION AS DEFINED IN SECTION 23-18-
36 (10)(a), A LOCAL DISTRICT COLLEGE, AN AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE, A
37 TECHNICAL COLLEGE, AND ANY NONPUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER
38 EDUCATION AS DEFINED IN SECTION 23-3.7-102 (3).
39 (4) "PREPARE" MEANS TO PUT INTO CONDITION FOR INTENDED USE.
40 "PREPARE" DOES NOT INCLUDE THE MERE FURNISHING OF INFORMATION OR
41 RESEARCH.
42 (5) "SALE" OR "SELL" MEANS ANY TRANSFER, EXCHANGE, OR
43 BARTER, IN ANY MANNER, FOR ANY CONSIDERATION, OR BY ANY
44 AGREEMENT.
45 SECTION 2. In Colorado Revised Statutes, amend 23-4-103 as
46 follows:
47 23-4-103. Preparation, sale, and distribution of academic
48 materials - advertising. (1) No A person OR ENTITY shall NOT prepare,
49 offer to prepare, cause to be prepared, sell, or distribute any term paper,
50 thesis, dissertation, or other written material ASSIGNMENT for another
51 person for a fee or other compensation with the knowledge, or under
52 circumstances in which he OR SHE should reasonably have known, that
53 such term paper, thesis, dissertation, or other written material
54 ASSIGNMENT is to be submitted by any other person for academic credit
55 at any public or private college, university, or other institution of higher
1 education in this state.
2 (1.5) A PERSON OR ENTITY SHALL NOT PREPARE, SELL, OR OFFER
3 TO SELL TO ANOTHER PERSON A DOCUMENT OR SERVICE THAT PROVIDES
4 ANSWERS FOR, OR COMPLETES ON BEHALF OF A STUDENT, AN ONLINE EXAM
5 THAT IS ADMINISTERED PURSUANT TO A COURSE OF STUDY AT ANY
6 INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
7 (2) No A person OR ENTITY shall NOT make or disseminate, with
8 the intent to induce any other person to enter into any obligation relating
9 thereto, any statement, written or oral, that he OR SHE will prepare, cause
10 to be prepared, sell, or distribute any term paper, thesis, dissertation, or
11 other written material ASSIGNMENT OR ANSWER TO AN ONLINE EXAM for
12 a fee or other compensation for or on behalf of any person who has been
13 assigned the written preparation of such term paper, thesis, dissertation,
14 or other written material ASSIGNMENT OR ANSWER TO AN ONLINE EXAM for
15 academic credit at any public or private college, university, or other
16 institution of higher education in this state.
17 SECTION 3. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 23-4-104, amend (2)
18 as follows:
19 23-4-104. Injunctions. (2) Actions for injunction under the
20 provisions of this article ARTICLE 4 may be brought in the name of the
21 people of the state of Colorado by the attorney general or by the district
22 attorney for the judicial district in which the conduct to be enjoined took
23 place or by any public or private college, university, or other institution
24 of higher education acting for the interest of itself, its students, or the
25 general public.
26 SECTION 4. In Colorado Revised Statutes, add 23-4-104.5 as
27 follows:
28 23-4-104.5. Civil penalty. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL MAY BRING
29 A CIVIL ACTION ON BEHALF OF THE STATE TO SEEK THE IMPOSITION OF A
30 CIVIL PENALTY FOR ANY VIOLATION OF THIS ARTICLE 4. THE COURT, UPON
31 FINDING A VIOLATION OF THIS ARTICLE 4, SHALL IMPOSE A CIVIL PENALTY
32 TO BE PAID TO THE GENERAL FUND OF THE STATE IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO
33 EXCEED SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS FOR EACH SUCH VIOLATION.
34 SECTION 5. In Colorado Revised Statutes, add 23-4-105.5 as
35 follows:
36 23-4-105.5. Exceptions. (1) IT IS NOT A VIOLATION OF THIS
37 ARTICLE 4 IF A PERSON OR ENTITY RENDERS FOR A FEE:
38 (a) TUTORIAL ASSISTANCE IF THE ASSISTANCE IS NOT INTENDED TO
39 BE SUBMITTED IN WHOLE OR IN SUBSTANTIAL PART AS AN ASSIGNMENT OR
40 AS AN ANSWER TO AN ONLINE EXAM; OR
41 (b) SERVICE IN THE FORM OF TYPING, TRANSCRIBING, ASSEMBLING,
42 REPRODUCING, OR EDITING AN ASSIGNMENT OR ANSWER TO AN ONLINE
43 EXAM IF THIS SERVICE IS NOT INTENDED TO MAKE SUBSTANTIVE CHANGES
44 IN THE ASSIGNMENT OR ANSWER TO AN ONLINE EXAM.
45 (2) THIS ARTICLE 4 DOES NOT APPLY TO A PERSON WHO IS
46 ENROLLED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES.
47 SECTION 6. Act subject to petition - effective date -
48 applicability. (1) This act takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on the day following
49 the expiration of the ninety-day period after final adjournment of the
50 general assembly (August 8, 2018, if adjournment sine die is on May 9,
1 51 2018); except that, if a referendum petition is filed pursuant to section
52 (3) of article V of the state constitution against this act or an item, section,
53 or part of this act within such period, then the act, item, section, or part
54 will not take effect unless approved by the people at the general election
55 to be held in November 2018 and, in such case, will take effect on the
1 date of the official declaration of the vote thereon by the governor.
2 (2) This act applies to offenses committed on or after the
3 applicable effective date of this act.".
4
5




BILL HB18-1266

Partner Positions:

Short Title: Career Development Success Program Expansion
Sponsors: D. Esgar | J. Wilson / O. Hill | N. Todd

The bill amends the existing career development success pilot program (program), which provides a distribution of up to $1,000 to school districts and charter schools for each high school student who successfully completes an identified industry-certificate, internship, or pre-apprenticeship program or computer science advanced placement (AP) course. The bill limits the distribution for industry certificates for a single school district or charter school to 10% of the total number of completed industry certificates reported.

The bill requires each school district and charter school that participates in the program to explain the program to all high school students with the goal of increasing participation in the industry certificate programs across all student subgroups.

Under existing law, the department of education is required to report on the implementation of the program. The bill expands the report to include specified information.

The bill extends the repeal date for the program for 5 years and removes the designation of 'pilot'.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)



Status
3/5/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
3/19/2018 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
4/19/2018 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/19/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/20/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments


BILL HB18-1276

Partner Positions:

Short Title: Teaching Competent History In Public Schools
Sponsors: J. Salazar / R. Fields

The bill mandates funding instruction in public schools of history and civil government of the United States and Colorado, including but not limited to the history, culture, and contributions of American Indians, Hispanic Americans, African Americans, and Asian Americans.

Current law requires school districts to convene community forums to discuss the content standards in history and civil government at least once every 10 years. The bill requires the forums to be held at least every 2 years.

The history, culture, and civil government in education commission is established to make recommendations to the state board of education when the state board performs its scheduled 6-year review of education standards so those standards and programs accurately reflect the history, culture, and civil government of the United States and Colorado, including the contributions and influence of American Indians, Hispanic Americans, African Americans, and Asian Americans.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)



Status
3/7/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
3/19/2018 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations

Amendment

House Journal, March 20
10 HB18-1276 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
11 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
12 recommendation:
13
14 Amend printed bill, page 3, line 8, strike "TWO" and substitute "THREE".
15
16




BILL HB18-1277

Partner Positions:

Short Title: BEST Building Excellent Schools Today Financial Assistance Grant Application Requirements
Sponsors: J. Becker | D. Esgar / R. Baumgardner | J. Kefalas

Capital Development Committee. Beginning with the state fiscal year 2019-20 grant cycle, the bill requires an application made to the public school capital construction assistance board under the 'Building Excellent Schools Today Act' for a grant of financial assistance that is for either the construction of a new public school facility that will replace one or more existing public school facilities or the reconstruction or expansion of an existing public school facility to include a plan for the future use or disposition of any existing public school facility that the applicant will stop using for its current use if it receives the grant.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)



Status
3/7/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
3/26/2018 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/29/2018 House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/02/2018 - No Amendments
4/2/2018 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/3/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/3/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
4/18/2018 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole


BILL HB18-1300

Partner Positions:

Short Title: Bachelor Nursing Completion Degree Local District College
Sponsors: D. Young | P. Buck / V. Marble | J. Cooke

The bill allows a local district college (college), such as Aims community college, to offer a bachelor of science degree in nursing program as a completion degree in nursing to students who have or are pursuing an associate degree in nursing, provided that the college's board of trustees determines it is appropriate to address the needs of the communities within its service area, as approved by the Colorado commission on higher education based on existing criteria.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)



Status
3/19/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
4/3/2018 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
4/6/2018 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
4/9/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/9/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
4/12/2018 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/18/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
4/19/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/19/2018 Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
4/19/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Amendment

Senate Journal, April 18
HB18-1300 by Representative(s) Young and Buck; also Senator(s) Marble and Cooke--Concerning
granting authority for local district colleges to provide a bachelor of science degree in
nursing program as a completion degree to students who have or are pursuing an associate
degree in nursing.

Amendment No. 1(L.001), by Senator Marble.

Amend reengrossed bill, page 4, strike lines 4 through 6 and substitute:

"SECTION 3. Act subject to petition - effective date. This act
takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on the day following the expiration of the
ninety-day period after final adjournment of the general assembly
(August 8, 2018, if adjournment sine die is on May 9, 2018); except that,
if a referendum petition is filed pursuant to section 1 (3) of article V of
the state constitution against this act or an item, section, or part of this act
within such period, then the act, item, section, or part will not take effect
unless approved by the people at the general election to be held in
November 2018 and, in such case, will take effect on the date of the
official declaration of the vote thereon by the governor.".


As amended, ordered revised and placed on the calendar for third reading and final
passage.





BILL HB18-1309

Partner Positions:

Short Title: Programs Addressing Educator Shortages
Sponsors: J. Coleman | J. Wilson / O. Hill

The bill requires the Colorado department of education and the Colorado department of higher education to create the framework for a grow your own educator program that includes the following provisions:

Institutions of higher education and participating school districts or charter schools are required to enter into an agreement that includes provisions set forth in the bill. Further, school districts or charter schools and teachers of record employed by the school district or charter school are required to enter into an agreement that includes provisions set forth in the bill.

The bill establishes a teacher of record license for a student who has completed all or substantially all of the course work requirements for a baccalaureate degree, but has not completed teacher field work requirements. A student who holds a teacher of record license may be employed by a school district or charter school through the grow your own educator program or through a teacher of record program established in the bill. The student must work for a school district or charter school that has identified a critical teacher shortage and has a vacant position for which no other qualified applicant has applied. A teacher of record license is valid for 2 years.

The bill creates a second program that authorizes local education providers, as defined in the bill, to implement a one- or 2-year teacher of record program. As part of a teacher of record program, a local education provider, as defined in the bill, may employ a person holding a teacher of record license in a vacant position if there are no other qualified, licensed applicants to fill the position.

The bill amends the special services intern authorization to allow the authorization to be renewed for a second academic year if the intern is employed by a school district or board of cooperative services and the intern has not completed a program of preparation for a special services provider due to unforseen circumstances or hardship.

The bill amends the school counselor corps grant program to define 'school counselor' to include a person who holds a special services intern authorization. The bill amends the behavioral heath care professional matching grant program to include state-certified professionals qualified to provide services to children and adolescents.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)



Status
3/21/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education


BILL HR18-1006

Partner Positions:

Short Title: Trades And Career And Technical Education
Sponsors: P. Covarrubias | J. Coleman

*** No bill summary available ***

Status
3/21/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/21/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to
3/22/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House


BILL SB18-085

Partner Positions:
Position: Monitor

Short Title: Financial Incentives For Education In Rural Areas
Sponsors: N. Todd / B. McLachlan

Current law allows the department of higher education to provide up to 20 financial stipends annually, not to exceed $6,000 each, to teachers in rural schools or school districts (rural schools) who are seeking certification as a national board certified teacher, seeking certification as a concurrent enrollment teacher, or furthering their professional development plan through continuing education, and who commit to employment in a rural school for a minimum of 3 years. The bill increases the number of available stipends to 60 and expands it to include teachers completing an approved alternative licensure program leading to initial licensure and full-time employment in a rural school or school district that serves rural schools and individuals completing the required course work leading to certification and employment in a rural school or a rural school district that serves rural schools.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)



Status
1/16/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
2/1/2018 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/11/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/13/2018 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/16/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/17/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/18/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education

Amendment

Senate Journal, February 2
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB18-085 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.

Amend printed bill, page 4, line 11, strike "DISTRICT" and substitute
"DISTRICT, CHARTER SCHOOL, INSTITUTE CHARTER SCHOOL,".

Page 5, strike line 16 and substitute "plan; EXCEPT THAT THE STIPENDS
MAY ONLY BE USED TO OFFSET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH AN INSTITUTION
OF HIGHER EDUCATION OR AN ALTERNATIVE LICENSURE PROGRAM THAT
IS APPROVED BY THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.".

Senate Journal, April 11
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB18-085 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation.

Amend printed bill, page 5, after line 25 insert:

"SECTION 4. Appropriation. For the 2018-19 state fiscal year,
$240,000 is appropriated to the department of higher education. This
appropriation is from the general fund. To implement this act, the
department may use may use this appropriation for rural teacher
recruitment, retention, and professional development.".

Renumber succeeding section accordingly.

Page 1, line 102, strike "AREAS." and substitute "AREAS, AND, IN
CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".


Appro-
priations

Senate Journal, April 16
SB18-085 by Senator(s) Todd, Coram, Merrifield, Zenzinger; also Representative(s) McLachlan--
Concerning providing financial incentives for educators to work in rural areas.

Amendment No. 1, Education Committee Amendment.
(Printed in Senate Journal, February 2, page 127 and placed in members' bill files.)

Amendment No. 2, Appropriations Committee Amendment.
(Printed in Senate Journal, April 11, page 713 and placed in members' bill files.)

Amendment No. 3(L.005), by Senator Sonnenberg.

Amend the Education Committee Report, dated February 1, 2018, page
1, strike lines 1 and 2 and substitute:

"Amend printed bill, page 4, strike line 11 and substitute "ANY SCHOOL
DISTRICT, CHARTER SCHOOL, OR INSTITUTE CHARTER SCHOOL TO
PROVIDE".".

Amend printed bill, page 5, strike lines 5 and 6 and substitute "SCHOOL
OR SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT SERVES RURAL SCHOOLS; OR".

Page 5, lines 9, strike "OR A BOARD OF".

Page 5, strike lines 10 and 11 and substitute "THAT SERVES RURAL
SCHOOLS."

Page 5, lines 22, strike "OR A".

Page 5, strike line 23 and substitute "THAT SERVES RURAL SCHOOLS".

Page 5, line 24, strike "SCHOOL DISTRICTS".

Amendment No. 4(L.006), by Senator Martinez Humenik.

Amend printed bill, page 2, line 2, strike "amend 23-76-101" and
substitute "23-76-101, amend (1)".

Page 2, line 17, strike "TEACHERS AND SPECIAL SERVICES PROVIDERS,"
and substitute "TEACHERS,".

Page 3, line 1, strike "THE".

Page 3, lines 1 and 2, strike "SERVICES OFFERED BY SPECIAL SERVICES
PROVIDERS." and substitute "SERVICES.".

Page 3, strikes lines 22 through 27.

Page 4, strike lines 1 through 13.

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

Page 4, strike line 17 and substitute "concurrent enrollment stipends.".

Page 4, line 27, after the semicolon add "OR".

Page 5, line 6, strike "DISTRICTS; OR" and substitute "DISTRICTS."

Page 5, strike lines 7 through 11.

Page 5, line 15, strike "OR SPECIAL SERVICES PROVIDER'S".

Page 5, line 20, strike "OR A SPECIAL SERVICES PROVIDER".


As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the calendar for third reading and final
passage.

(For further action, see amendments to the report of the Committee of the Whole.)


Senate Journal, April 16
SB18-085 by Senator(s) Todd, Coram, Merrifield, Zenzinger; also Representative(s) McLachlan--
Concerning providing financial incentives for educators to work in rural areas.

Senator Todd moved to amend the Report of the Committee of the Whole to show that the
following Martinez Humenik floor amendment, (L.006) to SB 18-085, did not pass.

Amend printed bill, page 2, line 2, strike "amend 23-76-101" and
substitute "23-76-101, amend (1)".

Page 2, line 17, strike "TEACHERS AND SPECIAL SERVICES PROVIDERS,"
and substitute "TEACHERS,".

Page 3, line 1, strike "THE".

Page 3, lines 1 and 2, strike "SERVICES OFFERED BY SPECIAL SERVICES
PROVIDERS." and substitute "SERVICES.".

Page 3, strikes lines 22 through 27.

Page 4, strike lines 1 through 13.

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

Page 4, strike line 17 and substitute "concurrent enrollment stipends.".

Page 4, line 27, after the semicolon add "OR".

Page 5, line 6, strike "DISTRICTS; OR" and substitute "DISTRICTS."

Page 5, strike lines 7 through 11.

Page 5, line 15, strike "OR SPECIAL SERVICES PROVIDER'S".

Page 5, line 20, strike "OR A SPECIAL SERVICES PROVIDER".


Less than a majority of all members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative,
the amendment to the report of the Committee of the Whole was lost on the following roll
call vote:

YES 17 NO 18 EXCUSED 0 ABSENT 0
Aguilar Y Garcia Y Kerr Y Scott N
Baumgardner N Gardner N Lambert N Smallwood N
Cooke N Guzman Y Lundberg N Sonnenberg N
Coram N Hill N Marble N Tate N
Court Y Holbert N Martinez Humenik N Todd Y
Crowder N Jahn Y Merrifield Y Williams A. Y
Donovan Y Jones Y Moreno Y Zenzinger Y
Fenberg Y Kagan Y Neville T. N President N
Fields Y Kefalas Y Priola N




BILL SB18-087

Partner Positions:

Short Title: In-state Tuition Foreign Nationals Settled In Colorado
Sponsors: S. Fenberg / D. Michaelson Jenet | F. Winter

The bill contains a legislative declaration about the circumstances facing special immigrants and refugees and the benefit of access to education. The bill grants eligibility for in-state tuition status to refugees and special immigrants admitted to the United States pursuant to federal law who have settled in Colorado.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)



Status
1/16/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
2/5/2018 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
2/8/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/9/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
2/14/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
3/21/2018 House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
3/26/2018 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
3/27/2018 House Third Reading Laid Over to 03/28/2018 - No Amendments
3/28/2018 House Third Reading Laid Over to 03/29/2018 - No Amendments
3/29/2018 House Third Reading Laid Over to 04/02/2018 - No Amendments
4/2/2018 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/6/2018 Signed by the Speaker of the House
4/6/2018 Signed by the President of the Senate
4/9/2018 Sent to the Governor
4/12/2018 Governor Signed


BILL SB18-133

Partner Positions:

Short Title: Higher Education Certificate Performance Funding
Sponsors: B. Gardner / C. Duran

Under current law, higher education fee-for-service contracts include performance funding based in part on the number of degrees or certificates awarded by each institution. The bill sets the minimum amount of performance funding received for each certificate awarded at 50% of the amount for each bachelor's degree awarded.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)



Status
1/29/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
3/29/2018 Senate Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely


BILL SB18-158

Partner Positions:

Short Title: School Access To Interoperable Communication Technology
Sponsors: D. Coram | L. Garcia / C. Duran | M. Catlin

The bill creates the school access for emergency response grant program (grant program) in the division of homeland security and emergency management (division) in the department of public safety (department). The purpose of the grant program is to provide funding for interoperable communication hardware, software, equipment maintenance, and training to allow for seamless communications between existing school communications systems and first responder communications systems. Grant recipients may use the money received through the grant program to deliver training programs to teach effective communications with first responders in an emergency, to implement an interoperable technology solution to provide or upgrade a system for effective communication with first responders in an emergency, to maintain, improve, or provide interoperable communications hardware or software, and for any necessary radio system capacity expansions where school loading has been determined to have a significant impact on public safety system loading.

The division, in consultation with the grant selection committee created in the bill, is required to implement the grant program and, subject to available appropriations, award grants to be paid from the grant program fund. The director of the division is required to promulgate rules necessary to implement the grant program. The grant selection committee is created to work with the director of the division to determine whether a grant applicant satisfies the criteria to receive a grant.

To be eligible to receive a grant, a school district, school, charter school of the district, institute charter school, or state charter school institute must have a memorandum of understanding with its regional public safety 911 answering point or the local law enforcement agency that serves the school for communications interoperability and must submit an application, including specified information, to the division. The grant selection committee is required to review the applications received and consider certain criteria in awarding the grants. Each grant recipient is required to submit a report to the division and the department is required to provide an annual update to the general assembly regarding the grant program.

The bill creates the grant program cash fund in the state treasury, which consists of a specified amount of money that the state treasurer transfers to the fund for each of the next 6 fiscal years.

The bill also makes an appropriation.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)



Status
2/5/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
2/14/2018 Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
4/3/2018 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
4/4/2018 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
4/5/2018 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
4/6/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/11/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education

Amendment

Senate Journal, February 15
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB18-158 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.

Amend printed bill, page 2, line 3, strike "32" and substitute "33.5".
Page 2, line 7, strike "24-32-3601." and substitute "24-33.5-2101.".

Page 3, line 2, strike "24-32-3602." and substitute "24-33.5-2102.".

Page 3, strike line 20 and substitute "PUBLIC SAFETY RADIOS SYSTEM
SERVING THE REGION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE STATE'S
DIGITAL TRUNKED NETWORK, WHICH IS A".

Page 4, line 15, strike "24-32-3603." and substitute "24-33.5-2103.".

Page 4, line 19, strike "LOCAL AFFAIRS." and substitute "PUBLIC SAFETY.".

Page 4, line 20, strike "LOCAL".

Page 4, strike line 21, and substitute "HOMELAND SECURITY AND
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CREATED IN SECTION 24-33.5-1603.".

Page 5, line 24, strike "24-32-3604." and substitute "24-33.5-2104.".

Page 5, line 26, strike "LOCAL GOVERNMENT" and substitute "HOMELAND
SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT".

Page 7, line 3, strike "LOCAL GOVERNMENT" and substitute "HOMELAND
SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT".

Page 7, line 7, strike "24-32-3607." and substitute "24-33.5-2107.".

Page 7, line 17, strike "24-32-3605." and substitute "24-33.5-2105.".

Page 7, line 18, after "(1)" insert "A SCHOOL IS REQUIRED TO HAVE A
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH ITS REGIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY
911 ANSWERING POINT FOR RADIO INTEROPERABILITY TO BE ELIGIBLE TO
APPLY FOR A GRANT.".

Page 7, line 19, strike "LOCAL GOVERNMENT" and substitute "HOMELAND
SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT".

Page 8, line 11, after "22-30.5-503.5;" insert "AND".

Page 8, strike lines 12 through 14.

Reletter succeeding paragraph accordingly.

Page 8, line 19, strike "NOVEMBER 1, 2018," and substitute "DECEMBER
31, 2018,".

Page 8, line 25, strike "24-32-3606." and substitute "24-33.5-2106.".

Page 9, line 20, strike "24-32-3608." and substitute "24-33.5-2108.".

Page 9, line 21, strike "24-32-3607." and substitute "24-33.5-2107.".

Page 10, line 1, strike "2023," and substitute "2022,".

Page 10, line 15, strike "24-32-3608." and substitute "24-33.5-2108.".

Page 10, line 16, strike "24-32-3608." and substitute "24-33.5-2108.".

Page 10, line 17, strike "2024." and substitute "2023.".

Page 10, line 26, strike "32" and substitute "33.5".

Strike "36" and substitute "21" on: Page 2, lines 2, 4, and 7; Page 4, lines
8, 15, and 25; Page 7, lines 5, 9, and 12; Page 8, line 22; Page 10, lines
9, 16, and 25.

Senate Journal, April 3
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB18-158 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation.

Amend the Education Committee Report, dated February 14, 2018, page
2, strike line 18 and substitute:

"Page 10 of the printed bill, line 1, strike "SEVEN" and substitute "FIVE".

Page 10 of the bill, line 2, strike "GENERAL FUND." and substitute
"STATE PUBLIC SCHOOL FUND CREATED IN SECTION 22-54-114.".".

Page 2 of the report, strike line 21.

Page 11 of the bill, after line 14 insert:

"SECTION 3. Appropriation. (1) For the 2018-19 state fiscal
year, $5,000,000 is appropriated to the department of public safety for
use by the division of homeland security and emergency management.
This appropriation is from the school access for emergency response
grant program cash fund created in section 24-32-3607 (1)(a), C.R.S. To
implement this act, the division may use this appropriation as follows:
(a) $126,352 for personal services, which amount is based on an
assumption that the division will require an additional 2.3 FTE;
(b) $16,294 for operating expenses; and
(c) $4,857,354 for the school access for emergency response grant
program.".

Renumber succeeding section accordingly.

Page 1 of the bill, line 103, strike "SAFETY." and substitute "SAFETY,
AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".


Appro-
priations

Senate Journal, April 5
SB18-158 by Senator(s) Coram and Garcia; also Representative(s) Duran and Catlin--Concerning
measures to increase school district access to interoperable communication technology to
improve school safety.

Amendment No. 1, Education Committee Amendment.
(Printed in Senate Journal, February 15, pages 239-240 and placed in members' bill files.)

Amendment No. 2, Appropriations Committee Amendment.
(Printed in Senate Journal, April 3, page 613 and placed in members' bill files.)

Amendment No. 3(L.003), by Senator Coram.

Amend printed bill, page 3, strike lines 16 through 18 and substitute:

"(d) THE USE OF INTEROPERABLE TECHNOLOGY WOULD ENABLE
SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICT STAKEHOLDERS TO COMMUNICATE
ACROSS THE DISTRICT AND WITH PUBLIC SAFETY OVER EXISTING
INDEPENDENT NETWORKS DURING AN EMERGENCY;".

Page 3, line 22, after "STATEWIDE," insert "ALONG WITH OTHER
COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS,".

Page 3, line 23, strike "RADIOS TO FIRST RESPONDER RADIOS" and
substitute "RADIOS AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES TO FIRST
RESPONDER RADIOS AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES".

Page 4, line 1, strike "PERSONNEL." and substitute "PERSONNEL AND
SYSTEM ADMINISTRATORS.".

Page 4, line 2, after "OFFICIALS" insert "AND SYSTEM ADMINISTRATORS".

Page 4, line 3, strike "TECHNOLOGY; AND" and substitute
"TECHNOLOGY;".

Page 4, line 5, after "USE" insert "ANY AVAILABLE AND PROVEN".

Page 4, line 6, strike "INCIDENT." and substitute "INCIDENT; AND
(i) THIS INTEROPERABLE TECHNOLOGY IS NOT TO BE USED BY
SCHOOLS FOR DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONS ON THE PUBLIC SAFETY
COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK.".

Page 4, line 9, after "SCHOOLS" insert "AND PUBLIC SAFETY
COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS".

Page 4, line 11, strike "TECHNOLOGY," and substitute "TECHNOLOGY
OVER BOTH THE RADIO SYSTEM AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS
NETWORKS,".

Page 4, line 12, strike "RADIO," and substitute "RADIO AND OTHER
COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES ACROSS THE DISTRICT,".

Page 4, line 23, strike "24-32-3607." and substitute "24-33.5-2107.".

Page 4, line 27, strike "SYSTEM." and substitute "SYSTEM AND OTHER
COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES.".

Page 5, line 2, after "SYSTEMS" insert "AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS
DEVICES".

Page 5, after line 6 insert:

"(9) "OTHER COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK" MEANS ANY PUBLIC OR
PRIVATE WIRE OR WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK THAT ALLOWS
FOR REAL-TIME VOICE OR DATA COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN A PUBLIC
SAFETY 911 ANSWERING POINT, SCHOOLS, AND FIRST RESPONDERS.".

Renumber succeeding subsections accordingly.

Page 5, line 7, strike "MEANS THE".

Page 5, strike line 8 and substitute "HAS THE SAME MEANING AS DEFINED
IN SECTION 29-11-101 (6.5).".
Page 6, line 1, after "SCHOOLS" insert "AND PUBLIC SAFETY
COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM OWNERS".

Page 6, line 8, strike "PROVIDE" and substitute "DELIVER".

Page 6, strike lines 12 through 15 and substitute:

"(b) TO IMPLEMENT AN INTEROPERABLE TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION
TO PROVIDE OR TO UPGRADE THE FOLLOWING:".

Page 6, line 16, after "SYSTEM" insert "OR TECHNOLOGY".

Page 6, line 17, strike "POINT;" and substitute "POINT, THE NETWORK
ADMINISTRATOR, AND THE SCHOOL OVER BOTH THE RADIO SYSTEM AND
OTHER COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS;".

Page 6, strike line 18 and substitute:

"(II) RADIO AND OTHER TECHNOLOGY BRIDGE ABILITY THAT IS
NONRADIO VENDOR SPECIFIC FOR CONNECTING INDEPENDENT SCHOOL
NETWORKS ACROSS THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AND PUBLIC SAFETY NETWORKS
IN THE REGION;".

Page 6, strike lines 20 and 21 and substitute:

"(III) AN INTEROPERABILITY SOLUTION THAT OPERATES OVER
RADIO NETWORKS AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS;".

Page 6, strike lines 26 and 27.

Page 7, strike lines 1 and 2 and substitute:

"(d) FOR ANY NECESSARY RADIO SYSTEM CAPACITY EXPANSIONS
WHERE SCHOOL LOADING HAS BEEN DETERMINED TO HAVE A SIGNIFICANT
IMPACT ON PUBLIC SAFETY SYSTEM LOADING.".

Page 7, line 8, strike "DESIGNEE" and substitute "DESIGNEE, IN
CONSULTATION WITH THE GRANT SELECTION COMMITTEE CREATED IN
SUBSECTION (5) OF THIS SECTION,".

Page 7, after line 16 insert:

"(5) THERE IS HEREBY CREATED THE GRANT SELECTION
COMMITTEE TO WORK WITH THE DIRECTOR OR THE DIRECTOR'S DESIGNEE
TO DETERMINE WHETHER A GRANT APPLICANT SATISFIES THE CRITERIA TO
RECEIVE A GRANT. THE COMMITTEE SHALL BE COMPOSED OF SEVEN
MEMBERS APPOINTED AS SPECIFIED IN THIS SUBSECTION (5). THE
MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE SHALL SERVE WITHOUT COMPENSATION;
EXCEPT THAT COMMITTEE MEMBERS SHALL NOT SUFFER ANY LOSS OF
SALARY WHILE PARTICIPATING IN THE ACTIVITIES OF THE COMMITTEE.
MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE SHALL MEET AS OFTEN AS DEEMED
NECESSARY BY THE DIRECTOR OR THE DIRECTOR'S DESIGNEE TO
ACCOMPLISH THE WORK OF THE COMMITTEE . MEMBERS OF THE
COMMITTEE SHALL BE APPOINTED ON OR BEFORE JUNE 1, 2018, AS
FOLLOWS:
(a) THE CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER SHALL APPOINT ONE
EMPLOYEE FROM THE OFFICE;
(b) THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SHALL
APPOINT ONE PERSON WHO REPRESENTS URBAN OR SUBURBAN SCHOOL
DISTRICTS WITH INTEROPERABILITY EXPERIENCE IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE SCHOOL RESPONSE FRAMEWORK;
(c) THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE SHALL APPOINT ONE PERSON
WHO REPRESENTS RURAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITH INTEROPERABILITY
EXPERIENCE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SCHOOL RESPONSE FRAMEWORK;
(d) THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
SHALL APPOINT ONE PERSON WHO REPRESENTS THE CHIEFS OF POLICE
WITH INTEROPERABILITY EXPERIENCE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SCHOOL
RESPONSE FRAMEWORK;
(e) THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE SENATE SHALL APPOINT ONE
PERSON WHO REPRESENTS COUNTY SHERIFFS WITH INTEROPERABILITY
EXPERIENCE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SCHOOL RESPONSE FRAMEWORK;
AND
(f) THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY SHALL
APPOINT TWO EMPLOYEES FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY.".

Amend the Education Committee Report, dated February 14, 2018, page
2, line 6, strike "POINT FOR RADIO" and substitute "POINT OR THE LOCAL
LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OR AGENCIES THAT SERVE THE SCHOOL FOR
COMMUNICATIONS".

Page 8 of the bill, line 1, strike "ENFORCEMENT" and substitute
"ENFORCEMENT, 911 SYSTEM ADMINISTRATORS,".

Page 8, line 4, strike "MONEY." and substitute "MONEY, INCLUDING THE
PROPOSED TRAINING PROGRAM, JOINT EXERCISE PLAN, AND
INTEROPERABILITY TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION.".

Page 8, line 5, strike "DIRECTOR OR THE DIRECTOR'S DESIGNEE" and
substitute "GRANT SELECTION COMMITTEE CREATED IN SECTION
24-33.5-2104 (5)".

Page 8, line 7, strike "DIRECTOR OR DIRECTOR'S DESIGNEE" and substitute
"GRANT SELECTION COMMITTEE".

Page 8, line 26, strike "2019," and substitute "2020,".

Page 9, line 2, strike "LOCAL GOVERNMENT." and substitute "HOMELAND
SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.".

Page 10, line 8, after "SCHOOLS" insert "OR PUBLIC SAFETY
COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK OWNERS".

Page 10, strike lines 18 through 27.

Page 11, strike lines 1 through 14.

Renumber succeeding section accordingly.


As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the calendar for third reading and final
passage.





BILL SB18-215

Partner Positions:

Short Title: Additional Funding For Small Rural Schools
Sponsors: L. Crowder | D. Coram / J. Reyher | D. Valdez

The bill directs the general assembly to appropriate $10 million for the 2018-19 budget year to the department of education to distribute to small rural districts and institute charter schools that are located within small rural districts. The money is distributed on a per pupil basis based on the student enrollment or funded pupil count for the 2017-18 budget year. If the rural district is the authorizer for a district charter school, the rural district must distribute the full per pupil share of the amount received to the district charter school.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)



Status
3/19/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education