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Legislative education calendar April 18-22

This is the legislative schedule of education-related bills and events for April 18-22, as of April 15. Floor calendars are subject to change and addition, and committee calendars occasionally change.

MONDAY

10 a.m. – House preliminary consideration
– Senate Bill 11-076 – Change in PERA contribution rates for state and higher education employees

10 a.m. – House final consideration
– Senate Bill 11-126 – Tuition rates for undocumented students

Senate preliminary consideration
– Senate Bill 11-052 – Higher education performance funding (may be laid over)

1:30 p.m. – House Education Committee, room 0112
– Senate Bill 11-173 – School safety measures
– Senate Bill 11-070 – Support for special needs students in college
– Senate Bill 11-230 – School finance act for 2011-12

1:30 p.m. – Joint Budget Committee, JBC hearing room
– Meet as necessary to reconcile amendments to 2011-12 budget bills

TUESDAY

7:30 a.m. – House Appropriations Committee, room LSB-A
– House Bill 1277 – Changes to special education, online and some other CDE requirements (6th bill)

7:30 a.m. – Legislative Council, room 0112
– The leadership committee will consider 12 proposals for legislative studies, including these of interest to education:
– Senate Bill 11-111 – Committee to study improving student performance at key school transition points
– Senate Bill 11-133 – Study of inappropriate discipline methods in schools
– Senate Joint Resolution 11-033 – Commission to review ongoing state tax studies
– House Bill 11-1184 – Committee to study higher education funding

9 a.m. – Senate preliminary consideration
– Senate Bill 11-177 – Continuation of teen pregnancy and dropout prevention program
– House Bill 11-1201 – Streamlining of educator licensing

Senate consideration of governor’s appointments
– Nominations to CollegeInvest, Occupational School and School for Deaf and Blind boards

Upon floor adjournment – Joint Budget Committee, JBC hearing room
– Meet as necessary to reconcile amendments to 2011-12 budget bills

10 a.m. – State Board of Education
– Executive session to discuss commissioner selection

WEDNESDAY

Upon floor adjournment – Senate Education Committee, room 354
– Senate Bill 11-204 – Role and mission of CSU-Pueblo and UCCS
– Senate Bill 11-080 – Reporting requirements for turnaround schools (action only)

Upon floor adjournment – Joint Budget Committee, JBC hearing room
– Meet as necessary to reconcile amendments to 2011-12 budget bills

1:30 p.m. – House State Affairs Committee, room 0112
– House Bill 11-1248 – Changes in PERA board membership

THURSDAY

7:30 a.m. – Senate Appropriations Committee, room 356
– House Bill 11-1121 – School employment of persons with criminal records (5th bill)

Upon floor adjournment – Joint Budget Committee, JBC hearing room
– Meet as necessary to reconcile amendments to 2011-12 budget bills

1:30 p.m. – Senate Education Committee, room 354
– Nomination of Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia as director of the Department of Higher Education
– Nomination of Ellen Robinson to Metro State trustees
– Nomination of Courtney Cowgill to CollegeInvest board
– SJM 11-004 – Resolution calling for repeal of NCLB
– House Bill 11-1254 – Bullying in schools
– Senate bill 11-240 – Creating sunset review of private occupational school board

FRIDAY

Upon floor adjournment – Joint Budget Committee, JBC hearing room
– Meet as necessary to reconcile amendments to 2011-12 budget bills

9 a.m. – State Council for Educator Effectiveness, Colorado Children’s Campaign, 1580 Lincoln St., Suite 420

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

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