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Colorado Education Association 2017 Scorecard

SB 17-061: Distribution of Additional Operational Funding to Charter Schools

The bill mandates that local school districts distribute revenue from ongoing local property tax mill levies on a per-student basis, to the district charter schools regardless of whether those schools were in existence when the original mill levy initiatives that voters decided to support. The only way already cash-strapped districts can retain local control over those mill levies is to run and pay for a costly initiative campaign on the November 2017 ballot. Going forward local districts will have no say at all.

Legislative procedure in Colorado requires every introduced bill to have a hearing in committee. The committee members will either support the bill and vote pass it out of committee for consideration by the full body, or kill the bill and vote to “indefinitely postpone” it.

A pro-education vote on SB 61 on the Senate Floor was a “no” vote. However, the motion in the House Education was to “indefinitely postponed” the bill so the pro-education vote was a “yes” vote.

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CEA Opposed

House Status: Postpone Indefinitely
Senate Status: Pass
Final Status: Fail

Legend:Pro-Education VoteAnti-Education VoteExcused (did not vote)
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House Votes:

RepresentativeParty - DistrictVote
Bridges, JeffDemocrat - 3Pro-Education Vote
Buckner, JanetDemocrat - 40Pro-Education Vote
Everett, JustinRepublican - 22Anti-Education Vote
Exum, TonyDemocrat - 17Pro-Education Vote
Garnett, AlecDemocrat - 2Pro-Education Vote
Lee, PeteDemocrat - 18Pro-Education Vote
Leonard, TimothyRepublican - 25Anti-Education Vote
Lundeen, PaulRepublican - 19Anti-Education Vote
McLachlan, BarbaraDemocrat - 59Pro-Education Vote
Navarro, ClariceRepublican - 47Anti-Education Vote
Pettersen, BrittanyDemocrat - 28Pro-Education Vote
Sias, LangRepublican - 27Pro-Education Vote
Wilson, JimRepublican - 60Pro-Education Vote

Senate Votes:

RepresentativeParty - DistrictVote
Aguilar, IreneDemocrat - 32Pro-Education Vote
Baumgardner, RandyRepublican - 8Anti-Education Vote
Cooke, JohnRepublican - 13Anti-Education Vote
Coram, DonRepublican - 6Pro-Education Vote
Court, LoisDemocrat - 31Anti-Education Vote
Crowder, LarryRepublican - 35Anti-Education Vote
Donovan, KerryDemocrat - 5Pro-Education Vote
Fenberg, SteveDemocrat - 18Pro-Education Vote
Fields, RhondaDemocrat - 29Anti-Education Vote
Garcia, LeroyDemocrat - 3Pro-Education Vote
Gardner, BobRepublican - 12Anti-Education Vote
Grantham, KevinRepublican - 2Anti-Education Vote
Guzman, LuciaDemocrat - 34Pro-Education Vote
Hill, OwenRepublican - 10Anti-Education Vote
Holbert, ChrisRepublican - 30Anti-Education Vote
Jahn, Cheri Democrat - 20Anti-Education Vote
Jones, MattDemocrat - 17Anti-Education Vote
Kagan, DanielDemocrat - 26Pro-Education Vote
Kefalas, JohnDemocrat - 14Pro-Education Vote
Kerr, AndyDemocrat - 22Pro-Education Vote
Lambert, KentRepublican - 9Pro-Education Vote
Lundberg, KevinRepublican - 15Anti-Education Vote
Marble, VickiRepublican - 23Anti-Education Vote
Martinez Humenik, BethRepublican - 24Anti-Education Vote
Merrifield, MichaelDemocrat - 11Pro-Education Vote
Moreno, DominickDemocrat - 21Anti-Education Vote
Neville, TimRepublican - 16Anti-Education Vote
Priola, KevinRepublican - 25Anti-Education Vote
Scott, RayRepublican - 7Anti-Education Vote
Smallwood, JimRepublican - 4Anti-Education Vote
Sonnenberg, JerryRepublican - 1Anti-Education Vote
Tate, JackRepublican - 27Anti-Education Vote
Todd, NancyDemocrat - 28Pro-Education Vote
Williams A., AngelaDemocrat - 33Anti-Education Vote
Zenzinger, RachelDemocrat - 19Pro-Education Vote