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H_ED_2019A 02/05/2019 01:30:23 PM Committee Summary

Date 02/05/2019
Baisley X
Buckner *
Coleman X
Cutter X
Exum X
Geitner X
Kipp X
Landgraf E
Larson X
McCluskie X
Wilson X
Buentello X
McLachlan X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 01:30:23 PM to 03:29:55 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Representative McLachlan
This Report was prepared by Meghan MacKillop
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1053 Postponed Indefinitely
HB19-1110 Lay Over

HB19-1053 - Postponed Indefinitely

01:30:45 PM  

Representatives Valdez and Catlin, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1053, concerning computer science courses offered in schools.  The bill requires that school districts annually report information concerning computer science instruction offered in high schools. Representative Valdez distributed the 2018 Legislative Report regarding the Computer Science Teacher Education Grant Program (Attachment A).

01:35:34 PM  

Representative Valdez requested that the committee postpone the bill indefinitely, and committee discussion ensued.

01:36:43 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 19-1053 indefinitely.
Moved Buentello
Seconded Baisley
Baisley Yes
Buckner Yes
Coleman Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Landgraf Excused
Larson Yes
McCluskie Yes
Wilson Yes
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

HB19-1110 - Lay Over

01:37:01 PM  

Representative Cutter, sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1110, concerning media literacy. The bill creates a nine-member Medial Literacy Advisory Committee in the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and sets conditions for the committee's appointments and composition. She distributed Amendment L.004 (Attachment B) and Amendment L.005 (Attachment C).  Representative Cutter responded to committee questions about the bill.

01:45:56 PM  

Representative Wilson made comments on the bill. Representative Cutter continued to respond to questions from the committee.

01:55:34 PM  

The following people testified on the bill:

01:55:44 PM  

Jim Clarke, regional director, Associated Press, testified in support of the bill.

02:00:51 PM  

Lara Center, Jefferson County School District and Colorado Education Association, testified in support of the bill.

02:04:27 PM  

Jace Larson, Colorado Broadcast Association, testified in support of the bill.

02:06:59 PM  

Mark Newton, representing himself and other journalism teachers, testified in support of the bill.

02:10:39 PM  

The panel responded to questions from the committee regarding student engagement in media literacy and whether media literacy is incorporated in current standards.

02:39:57 PM  

Sandy Nance, Colorado Press Women, testified in support of the bill and distributed a list of misinormation websites from Punditfact (Attachment D).

02:44:59 PM  

Jill Farschman, Colorado Press Association, testified in support of the bill.

02:49:24 PM  

Adam Dawkins, Colorado Student Media Association, testified in support of the bill.

02:53:00 PM  

The panel responded to questions from the committee.

03:00:17 PM  

Representative Cutter discussed Amendment L.005 and Amendment L.004. Representative Cutter responded to questions from the committee regarding the amendments.

03:17:57 PM  

The commtitee recessed.

03:26:07 PM  

The committee came back to order.

03:27:22 PM  

Representative Cutter moved Amendment L.005 to the bill, but later withdrew her motion.

03:27:47 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005
Moved Cutter
Seconded Exum
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Withdrawn
03:27:51 PM  

Representative McLachlan announced that House Bill 19-1110 would be laid over, unamended, until Thursday, February 7, for action.

03:28:38 PM  

Committee discussion ensued.

03:29:55 PM   The committee adjourned.

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