House Bill 535

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Last Action 04/09/24: signed by Governor
Title AN ACT relating to civic education.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Bill Request Number 1623
Sponsors R. Duvall, J. Tipton, D. Hale, S. Lewis, S. McPherson, R. Palumbo, S. Sharp, W. Thomas
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 158.141 to require, beginning with the freshman class of 2025-2026, a one-half credit course in civic literacy for graduation, including early graduation; provide a list of required topics to be taught in a civic literacy course; require the Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate administrative regulations establishing the academic standards for civic literacy.
Index Headings of Original Version Education, Elementary and Secondary - Graduation requirement, civic literacy
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Kentucky Board of Education, civic literacy, academic standards
Boards and Commissions - Kentucky Board of Education, civic literacy, regulation promulgation of academic standards
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1
Senate Floor Amendment 1
Votes Vote History

Actions

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02/14/24
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
02/22/24
  • to Education (H)
03/05/24
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
03/06/24
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 07, 2024
03/11/24
  • 3rd reading, passed 77-13 with Committee Substitute (1)
03/12/24
  • received in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
03/14/24
  • to Education (S)
03/21/24
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
03/22/24
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • floor amendment (1) filed
03/25/24
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 26, 2024
03/26/24
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
03/27/24
  • 3rd reading
  • Floor Amendment (1) Defeated
  • passed 32-1
  • received in House
03/28/24
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • delivered to Governor
04/09/24
  • signed by Governor

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions, except amend to allow two civics literacy options for high school graduation beginning with the 2025-2026 school year; a one-half credit in Civics Literacy or a score of 70 percent on a 100 question civics test; local school district to select the option.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Graduation requirement, civic literacy

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor A. Southworth
Summary Retain original provisions, except require as a graduation requirement that each student complete a one-half credit course in civics literacy and pass a test composed of questions drawn from the civics test administered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services; provide required course curriculum.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Graduation requirement, civic literacy

Last updated: 4/18/2024 12:47 PM (EDT)