Education Committee, Colorado State Senate

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The Education Committee is a standing committee of the Colorado State Senate.

Per Senate Rule 21 standing committees for the Colorado State Senate are appointed by resolution at the first general session after a general election. All committee members are appointed by the State Senate Majority Leader.[1] All appointments last one legislative session.[2] Party representation will be set proportionally to reflect the party representation of the two majority parties in the Senate.[3] The Majority Leader will decide how to set these proportions, the number of members of each committee and he will appoint all members from the majority party to the committee.[4] The Minority Leader designates all the minority members of a committee.[5]
DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: [1]

Committee categories

The Committee on Legal Services is considered a standing committee although it is not included in the following committee schedule. At the beginning of each legislative session the Senate Services and Joint Budget Committee will be appointed by resolution and will remain intact until the end of that legislative session. The Senate also has the power to elect a calendar committee at any time.

All meeting times are set according to the Schedule of Committee Meetings passed out on the first meeting of the General Assembly.[6] All committees on this schedule are placed into categories of three with the rule that no representative can be one more than one committee within a category.[7] Special meetings may be held, or meetings may be cancelled, as long as they are announced by the chairman while the Senate is in session with sufficient time.[8]

The following table describes the categories standing committees have been divided into for meeting purposes.

Category Committees
1 Business, Labor and Technology

Judiciary

State, Veterans and Military Affairs

2 Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Energy

Education

Health and Human Services

3 Finance

Local Government

Transportation

4 Appropriations

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: [2]

Function

The Senate Education Committee considers matters concerning: K-12 public schools, including public school accountability and school finance; and higher education, including administration and governance, tuition, and financial assistance. In addition, the committee has legislative oversight responsibility for the departments of Education and Higher Education.[9][10]

Membership

2013-2014

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

Education Members, 2013
Democratic members (5)Republican members (4)
Evie Hudak, ChairOwen Hill
Michael Johnston, Vice ChairVicki Marble
Rollie HeathScott Renfroe
Andy KerrMark Scheffel
Nancy Todd

Following Hudak's resignation and Rachel Zenzinger's appointment, committee membership became:

Education Members, 2013
Democratic members (5)Republican members (3)
Andy Kerr, ChairVicki Marble
Michael Johnston, Vice ChairScott Renfroe
Rollie HeathMark Scheffel
Nancy Todd
Rachel Zenzinger

2011-2012

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