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
          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.                                                                                                   

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