Representatives Gonzales-Gutierrez and Buentello, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1192, concerning inclusion of American Minorities in teaching civil government. Under current law, Colorado's public schools are required to teach the history and civil government of the United States and Colorado, including the history, culture, and contributions of American Indians, Hispanic Americans, and African Americans. The bill requires that schools also teach the history, culture, and contributions of Asian Americans and the interconnected nature of these communities. The bill creates a 15-member History, Culture, Social Contributions, and Civil Government Education Commission and sets the conditions for the commission's selection and composition. The commission must make recommendations to the State Board of Education (board) and the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) related to the teaching of history, culture, and civil government. Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez distributed information about the bill to the committee (Attachment A).