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h_ed_2017a_2017-02-27t13:30:17z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/27/2017

Location: HCR 0112

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1184



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C). The motion p

Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment B). The motion p

Refer House Bill 17-1184, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

PASS







01:30 PM -- HB17-1184



Speaker Duran presented and summarized House Bill 17-1184 concerning developing additional resources for modern technology education in public schools. She distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment A).



17HouseEd0227AttachA.pdf17HouseEd0227AttachA.pdf



Speaker Duran answered questions from the committee regarding computer science graduates in Colorado.



01:34 PM --
Kelly Caufield, Director of Policy and Advocacy at Colorado Succeeds, testified in support of the bill. She said Mile High United Way is in support of the bill.



01:37 PM --
Tom Brinegar, representing Colorado Succeeds, testified in support of the bill.



Ms. Caufield and Mr. Brinegar answered questions from the committee regarding the resource bank and the role of the Colorado Department of Education (CDE). They also answered questions regarding the potential partnerships between industries and government to provide educational resources.



01:45 PM --
Jim Deters, representing Galvanize, spoke in favor of the bill.



01:50 PM --
Jen Landers, representing Jaybird and Colorado Succeeds, spoke in favor of the bill.



01:53 PM --
Melissa Risteff, representing Couragion, spoke in favor of the bill.



01:55 PM --
Andrea Young, representing the Colorado Technology Association, spoke in favor of the bill.



Mr. Deters and Ms. Young answered questions from the committee regarding the need in the technology industry for vocational skills.



Mr. Deters answered questions from the committee regarding free market approaches to vocational technology education.





02:05 PM



Ms. Risteff answered questions from the committee regarding technology skills necessary for employment.



Ms. Landers answered questions from the committee regarding CDE and access to resources. Ms. Young discussed the partnership between the technology industry and CDE.



Mr. Deters answered questions regarding the lack of diversity in technology skilled jobs and the need for inclusiveness. Ms. Young answered questions from the committee regarding access to reliable broadband.





02:15 PM



The witnesses continued to answer questions regarding technology vocational resources.



02:24 PM --
Jerry Vasquez, a student at Skyline High School in the St. Vrain Valley School District, testified in support of the bill. He spoke about his experience with computer science training resources.



Mr. Vasquez answered questions from the committee discussed his experience in a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program.



02:28 PM --
Logan Stype, a student at Skyline High School in the St. Vrain Valley School District, testified in support of the bill. He spoke about his experience in a STEM program.



Mr. Stype answered questions about his work with robots and students with autism in the STEM program.



02:31 PM --
Genesis Vasquez, a student at Skyline High School in the St. Vrain Valley School District, testified in support of the bill. She spoke about her experience with a computer science program and her interest in medicine.



02:34 PM --
David Vazquez-Maldouado, a student at Skyline High School in the St. Vrain Valley School District, testified in support of the bill. He spoke about his experience in a computer science program.



02:35 PM --
Thom Ingram, a teacher in the St. Vrain Valley School District, testified in favor of the bill. He answered questions from the committee regarding training of teachers and resources to students.



02:40 PM --
Gary Scofield, representing himself, did not take a position on the bill. He spoke about his experience as a technology teacher and shared his concerns about the bill.



Representative Lee distributed and summarized amendment L.003 (Attachment B).



17HouseEd0227AttachB.pdf17HouseEd0227AttachB.pdf

BILL: HB17-1184
TIME: 02:46:51 PM
MOVED: Lee
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Pettersen
VOTE
Bridges
Everett
Exum
Garnett
Lee
Leonard
Lundeen
McLachlan
Navarro
Sias
Wilson
Buckner
Pettersen
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





Representative Lundeen distributed and summarized amendment L.002 (Attachment C).



17HouseEd0227AttachC.pdf17HouseEd0227AttachC.pdf

BILL: HB17-1184
TIME: 02:49:27 PM
MOVED: Lundeen
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Pettersen
VOTE
Bridges
Everett
Exum
Garnett
Lee
Leonard
Lundeen
McLachlan
Navarro
Sias
Wilson
Buckner
Pettersen
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





Speaker Duran provided closing comments on the bill.



The committee members provided closing comments.


BILL: HB17-1184
TIME: 02:51:48 PM
MOVED: Lee
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1184, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 11-2.
SECONDED: Pettersen
VOTE
Bridges
Yes
Everett
No
Exum
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Lee
Yes
Leonard
No
Lundeen
Yes
McLachlan
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Sias
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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