HB 3593

85(R) - 2017
House Public Education
House Public Education

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
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  • Negative
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Diego Bernal


Dwayne Bohac
Giovanni Capriglione
Philip Cortez
Phil King

Bill Caption

Relating to instruction in career and technology education provided by public schools, including instruction in technology applications, cyber-security, and computer coding, and to consideration of completed practicums and internships in school accountability ratings.

Fiscal Notes

Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for HB 3593, Committee Report 1st House, Substituted: a negative impact of ($45,022,978) through the biennium ending August 31, 2019. 

Bill Analysis

HB 3593 would allow school districts to offer a course for graduation in computer coding and create a program dedicated to teaching the fundamentals of cyber security.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Our schools struggle to have kids graduate with the basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills necessary for adult life. School should be focusing on these things and not something like coding which is a high level course better suited for postsecondary education.