BILL SUMMARY for HB09-1229
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
|Votes: View--> ||Action Taken: |
|Moved amendment L.001 (Attachment D). The motion |
Refer House Bill 09-1229, as amended, to the Commi
|Pass Without Objection|
11:02 AM -- House Bill 09-1229
Senator Isgar, sponsor of House Bill 09-1229, presented the bill. The bill is a Legislative Audit Committee bill that removes the requirement that auxiliary facilities at higher education institutions lose enterprise status on a specific date, instead allowing auxiliary facilities to remain enterprises so long as they otherwise satisfy the criteria for enterprise status. He provided a handout (Attachment C) providing information on the bill and responded to committee questions.
Senator Isgar responded to additional committee questions, including a question from Senator Spence asking for clarification about the effect of the bill.
The following persons testified:
11:12 AM -- John Karakoulakis, Colorado Department of Higher Education, testified in support of the bill. He noted that the department and all of the institutions are in favor of the bill. He provided examples of facilities that qualify as enterprises.
Mr. Karakoulakis responded to committee questions. The committee discussed issues around enterprise status for higher education institutions.
Committee discussion continued, with questions for Senator Isgar around the effect of the bill. Senator Isgar explained that enterprises are audited each year and the findings are reviewed by the Legislative Audit Committee.
11:22 AM -- Lou Skull, Office of the State Auditor, was present to answer questions, but there were none.
Senator Isgar made closing comments to the bill, talking about issues faced by institutions with enterprise status who receive capital funding.
|TIME: || 11:25:08 AM|
|MOTION:||Refer House Bill 09-1229, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a 6-0-2 vote.|
Final YES: 6 NO: 0 EXC: 2 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS
The committee adjourned.