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                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
01/18/17       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        

01/18/17 (H) EDC, FIN 02/08/17 (H) EDC AT 9:00 AM CAPITOL 106 02/08/17 (H) Heard & Held 02/08/17 (H) MINUTE(EDC) 03/27/17 (H) EDC AT 8:00 AM CAPITOL 106 03/27/17 (H) Heard & Held 03/27/17 (H) MINUTE(EDC) 03/28/18 (H) EDC AT 8:00 AM CAPITOL 106 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