Senate Bill 192

Last Action posted in committee
Title AN ACT relating to civics education in public schools.
Bill Documents Bill
Bill Request Number 1604
Sponsors J. Carpenter, M. Wise, D. Harper Angel, G. Neal, D. Ridley
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to require all public high school students to pass a civics test in order to receive a regular diploma; direct the Kentucky Department of Education to prepare or approve the test with 100 questions drawn from the test administered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to persons seeking to become naturalized citizens, and to disseminate the test to all public school districts; allow students the opportunity to retake the test as often as needed in order to pass; set the passing score at 60% of the total questions answered correctly; make these requirements subject to the accomodations for special needs students with individualized education programs as defined in KRS 158.281 or Section 504 Plans as defined in KRS 156.027.
Index Headings of Original Version Education, Elementary and Secondary - High school students, civics test, graduation requirement
Children and Minors - High school students, civics test, graduation requirement
Votes Vote History


  • introduced in Senate
  • to Education (S)
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 8, 2016
  • 3rd reading, passed 36-1
  • received in House
  • to Education (H)
  • posted in committee

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