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Legislative education calendars Feb. 14-18

This is the legislative calendar of education-related bills and events as of Feb. 11. Floor calendars are subject to change and addition, and committee calendars occasionally change.

MONDAY

10 a.m. – House preliminary consideration
– House Bill 11-1069 – Mandatory physical activity in elementary schools
– House Bill 11-1053 – Alternatives to jailing for truants

10 a.m. – Senate final consideration
– Several 2010-11 budget-balancing bills are on the calendar, including some affecting education

Senate preliminary consideration
– Senate Bill 11-061 – Special education appeals
– Senate Bill 11-106 – Repeal of science and technology education center grants board
– Senate Bill 11-101 – Continuation of tuition and fees fixed rate program
– Senate Bill 11-012 – Self-administration of prescription drugs by students at school
– Senate Bill 11-158 – Repeal of Read-to-Achieve program

1:30 p.m. – House Education Committee, room 0112
– House Bill 11-1057 – Due process rights of adjunct faculty
– House Bill 11-1126 – Parental involvement in schools
– House Bill 11-1121 – Bar felons from school employment

1:30 p.m. – Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, Old Supreme Court Chambers
– Senate Bill 11-074 – Allowing school boards to change PERA contribution rates
– Senate Bill 11-127 – Creation of mandatory PERA defined contribution plan
– Senate Bill 11-132 – Expansion of bonding program for charter schools

TUESDAY

7:30 a.m. – House Appropriations Committee, room LSB-A
– 2010-11 budget balancing bills received from the Senate

9 a.m. – Senate preliminary consideration
– Senate Bill 11-100 – Continuation of higher education course coordination council
– Senate Bill 11-040 – Youth sports concussion bill

1:30 a.m. – Joint Budget Committee, room LSB-A
– Gov. John Hickenlooper presents 2011-12 executive budget proposal

WEDNESDAY

8 a.m. – Joint education committees, room 0112
– Presentation by Colorado School Safety Resource Center

Upon floor adjournment – House Education Committee, room 0112
– House Bill 11-1213 – Unemployment insurance changes for some Auraria employees
– House Bill 11-1145 – Background checks for childcare workers (action only)
– House Bill 11-1184 – Creation of higher education finance study commission

Upon floor adjournment – Senate Education Committee, room 354
– Senate Bill 11-111 – Creation of task force to study student transitions and education success
– House Bill 11-1077 – Cleanup of statutes on special education and gifted students

1:30 p.m. – Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee, room 354
– Senate Bill 11-075 – Regulation of inflatable play structures

THURSDAY

1:30 p.m. – Senate Education Committee, room 356
– Senate Bill 11-052 – Phased-in performance funding system for higher education
– Senate Bill 11-069 – Regulation of education management organizations
– Senate Bill 11-126 – Eligibility of undocumented students for instate tuition

Use the Education Bill Tracker for links to bill texts and status information

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