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Legislative calendar April 16-20

Here’s the calendar of education-related meetings in the legislature for April 16-20 as of April 13. Floor and committee agendas are subject to change during the week, and measures scheduled for the floor are frequently subject to delay.


10 a.m. – House final consideration

  • Senate Bill 12-036 – Parent consent for school surveys

House preliminary consideration

  • House Bill 12-1345 – School finance act

10 a.m. – Senate preliminary consideration

  • House Bill 12-1081 – Administrative flexibility for Auraria Higher Education Center
  • Senate Bill 12-047 – Required skills tests for high school students
  • Senate Bill 12-106 – Charter schools authority to offer preschool

11 a.m. – Joint Budget Committee and various committees, room 356

  • Series of briefings on House Bill 12-1335, the 2012-13 state budget. The Education Committee briefing is at 2:45 p.m.

1:30 p.m. – House Education Committee, room 0112

  • Senate Bill 12-045 – Concerning transfers of state school lands revenues
  • House Bill 12-1214 – Technical measure on community colleges
  • House Bill 12-1331 – Western State College name change
  • House Bill 12-1322 – Concerning sale of federal agricultural lands, partly to benefit schools

2:15 p.m. – Senate State Affairs Committee, room 356

  • Senate Concurrent Resolution 12-002 – Creation of new lottery game to benefit veterans (action only)


7:30 a.m. – House Appropriations Committee, room LSB-A

  • House Bill 12-1109 – Budget cuts elsewhere in state government to fund education (eighth item)
  • House Bill 12-1218 – Continuation of legislative early childhood commission (11th item)
  • House Bill 12-1252 – College and university transparency requirements (12th item)
  • House Bill 12-1306 – End-of-year adjustment of student enrollment counts (14h item)

7:30 a.m. – Senate Appropriations Committee, room 356

  • Consideration of HB 12-1335 (budget bill) and related measures, including House Bill 12-1338 concerning transfers of year-end surpluses to the State Education Fund

Senate Democratic and Republican caucuses will discuss the proposed 2012-13 state budget


1:30 p.m. – House State Affairs Committee, room 0112

  • Senate Bill 12-130 – Consolidation of certain state early childhood programs (first item)

1:30 p.m. – House Finance Committee, room LSB-A

  • House Bill 12-1280 – Expansion of video gaming, partly to fund higher education (third item) This listing may be in error; the bill’s also on the committee calendar for April 25.


1:30 p.m. – Senate Education Committee, room 354

  • Nominations to Charter School Institute Board
  • House Bill 12-1324 – Role and mission of Colorado Mesa University

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

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