Legislature(2017 - 2018)CAPITOL 106

03/28/2018 08:00 AM EDUCATION

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08:02:35 AM Start
08:03:09 AM HB52
08:13:09 AM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+= HB 52 PRE-ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROGRAMS/PLANS TELECONFERENCED
Moved HB 52 Out of Committee
*+ HB 406 SCHOOL FUNDING FOR CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled but Not Heard
-- Public Testimony --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
               HOUSE EDUCATION STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                             
                         March 28, 2018                                                                                         
                           8:02 a.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Harriet Drummond, Chair                                                                                          
Representative Justin Parish, Vice Chair                                                                                        
Representative Tiffany Zulkosky                                                                                                 
Representative Ivy Spohnholz                                                                                                    
Representative Jennifer Johnston                                                                                                
Representative Chuck Kopp                                                                                                       
Representative David Talerico                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Lora Reinbold (alternate)                                                                                        
Representative Geran Tarr (alternate)                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 52                                                                                                               
"An Act relating to providing a pre-elementary program within a                                                                 
school district; and providing for the certification of early                                                                   
childhood education plans."                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED HB 52 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 406                                                                                                              
"An Act relating to the calculation of state aid for schools                                                                    
that consolidate; relating to the determination of the number of                                                                
schools in a district; and providing for an effective date."                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     - SCHEDULED BUT NOT HEARD                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 52                                                                                                                   
SHORT TITLE: PRE-ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROGRAMS/PLANS                                                                               
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) KAWASAKI                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
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WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE SCOTT KAWASAKI                                                                                                   
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION  STATEMENT:   During the  hearing of  HB 52,  offered an                                                             
overview as prime sponsor of the legislation.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
8:02:35 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  HARRIET  DRUMMOND  called  the  House  Education  Standing                                                             
Committee  meeting  to  order  at  8:02  a.m.    Representatives,                                                               
Zulkosky,  Johnston,   Kopp,  Spohnholz,  Parish,   Talerico  and                                                               
Drummond were present at the call to order.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
          HB  52-PRE-ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROGRAMS/PLANS                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
8:03:09 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR DRUMMOND  announced the  first order  of business  would be                                                               
HOUSE  BILL  NO.  52,  "An  Act  relating  to  providing  a  pre-                                                               
elementary program  within a school  district; and  providing for                                                               
the certification of early childhood education plans."                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
8:03:44 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  SCOTT KAWASAKI,  Alaska State  Legislature, noted                                                               
that joint  meetings were  held last week  with the  House Health                                                               
and Social  Services Standing Committee  as it is  important look                                                               
at early education  and how early education is a  great return on                                                               
investment to the state.   The House Education Standing Committee                                                               
is  the  primary  policy  committee for  education  and  this  is                                                               
important  public  policy,  while  recognizing  the  "incredible"                                                               
fiscal note  attached to this bill.   He explained that  when the                                                               
bill moves  to the  House Finance Committee  it will  discuss the                                                               
fiscal impacts to  the state.  He pointed out  that from a purely                                                               
policy driven standpoint, the state  can and should join with the                                                               
42 other states  with some sort of state-level  support for early                                                               
education.  As the committee is  aware, a pilot pre-K program was                                                               
put  in place  under Governor  Sarah Palin  and the  results have                                                               
shown  that children  in  the first  phase  advanced faster,  had                                                               
better math, reading,  and science scores, and  "tested better in                                                               
the spring than they did in  the fall."  Those, he described, are                                                               
proven results  for Alaska,  and when a  pilot program  has shown                                                               
those results and improved efficacy, it is ready for prime time.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR DRUMMOND noted that her intent  is to ensure that the state                                                               
continues to provide early childhood services.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
8:06:32 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE PARISH commented that "It's  a great bill and that                                                               
we will  realize a  substantial saving.   If  we've got  money to                                                               
invest in  major industry  projects, I think  we've got  money to                                                               
invest in our children."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
8:06:58 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE PARRISH  moved to report  HB 53, out  of committee                                                               
with  individual  recommendations  and  the  accompanying  fiscal                                                               
notes.   There being  no objection,  HB 53  moved from  the House                                                               
Education Standing Committee.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
8:07:15 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 8:07 a.m. to 8:12:10 a.m.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
8:13:09 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no  further business before the  committee, the House                                                               
Education meeting was adjourned at 8:13 a.m.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB52 Fiscal Note PEF 3.22.2018.pdf HEDC 3/28/2018 8:00:00 AM
HB 52
HB52 Fiscal Note DEED K12 Aid 3.22.18.pdf HEDC 3/28/2018 8:00:00 AM
HB 52
HB52 Sectional Analysis 3.23.18.pdf HEDC 3/28/2018 8:00:00 AM
HB 52
HB52 Sponsor Statement 3.23.18.pdf HEDC 3/28/2018 8:00:00 AM
HB 52
HB52 Supporting Document-AECAG Fact Sheet 3.23.18.pdf HEDC 3/28/2018 8:00:00 AM
HB 52
HB52 Supporting Document-CEAAC 3.23.18.pdf HEDC 3/28/2018 8:00:00 AM
HB 52
HB52 Supporting Document-Heckman Equation 3.23.18.pdf HEDC 3/28/2018 8:00:00 AM
HB 52
HB52 Supporting Document-James Heckman 2.23.18.pdf HEDC 3/28/2018 8:00:00 AM
HB 52
HB52 Supporting Document-KARRLP Resolution 3.23.18.pdf HEDC 3/28/2018 8:00:00 AM
HB 52
HB52 Supporting Document-Letters of Support 3.23.18.pdf HEDC 3/28/2018 8:00:00 AM
HB 52
HB52 Ver A.PDF HEDC 3/28/2018 8:00:00 AM
HB 52
HB 406 Letter of Support ASD.pdf HEDC 3/28/2018 8:00:00 AM
HB 406
HB 406 Sectional 3.27.2018.pdf HEDC 3/28/2018 8:00:00 AM
HB 406
HB 406 Sponsor Statement.pdf HEDC 3/28/2018 8:00:00 AM
HB 406
HB0406A 3.26.2018.PDF HEDC 3/28/2018 8:00:00 AM
HB 406
HB 406 Fiscal Note DEED K-12 Aid.pdf HEDC 3/28/2018 8:00:00 AM
HB 406
HB 406 Fiscal Note DEED PEF.pdf HEDC 3/28/2018 8:00:00 AM
HB 406
HB 406 School Consolidation Presentation-House Education.pdf HEDC 3/28/2018 8:00:00 AM
HB 406