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SB192 (BR1604) - J. Carpenter, M. Wise, D. Harper Angel, G. Neal, D. Ridley
AN ACT relating to civics education in public schools.
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.
Feb 17, 2016 - introduced in Senate
Feb 19, 2016 - to Education (S)
Mar 03, 2016 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
Mar 04, 2016 - 2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 07, 2016 - posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Mar 08, 2016 - 3rd reading, passed 36-1
Mar 09, 2016 - received in House
Mar 10, 2016 - to Education (H)
Mar 18, 2016 - posted in committee