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CS/HB 265: Computer Coding Instruction

GENERAL BILL by PreK-12 Quality Subcommittee ; Porter ; Williams ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Albritton ; Antone ; Caldwell ; Clemons ; Combee ; Davis ; Donalds ; Fischer ; Geller ; Grant, J. ; Gruters ; Harrell ; Jenne ; Jones ; Massullo ; Plasencia ; Ponder ; Russell ; Santiago ; Silvers ; Slosberg

Computer Coding Instruction; Requires Articulation Coordinating Committee to develop & submit recommendations relating to computer science instruction to BOG, SBE, & Legislature; requires Commissioner of Education to include certain courses relating to computer science in Course Code Directory; requires student notification under certain circumstances; requires DOE to annually report to BOG & Legislature; requires SBE to develop strategies relating to computer science educator certification & teacher recruitment.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 5/5/2017 Senate - Died in Rules
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/17/2017 House • Filed
1/25/2017 House • Referred to PreK-12 Quality Subcommittee; PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee; Education Committee -HJ 48
3/7/2017 House • Introduced -HJ 48
3/23/2017 House • PCS on Committee agenda-- PreK-12 Quality Subcommittee, 03/27/17, 12:30 pm, Reed Hall
3/27/2017 House • CS by PreK-12 Quality Subcommittee; YEAS 14 NAYS 0 -HJ 465
3/28/2017 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
• CS by PreK-12 Quality Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 461
3/29/2017 House • Original reference(s) removed: PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee
• CS referred to Education Committee -HJ 488
• Now in Education Committee -HJ 488
4/21/2017 House • On Committee agenda-- Education Committee, 04/24/17, 2:00 pm, Reed Hall
4/24/2017 House • Favorable by- Education Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 0 -HJ 806
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 806
4/25/2017 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/28/17
4/28/2017 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 984
• Amendment(s) adopted (784765) -HJ 984
• Placed on 3rd reading
5/2/2017 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 1030
• Amendment(s) adopted (943285) -HJ 1030
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 117 NAYS 0 -HJ 1030
5/2/2017 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Rules -SJ 680
• Received -SJ 680
5/5/2017 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Rules