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SB 159 (BR 965) - J. Carpenter, M. Wise, R. Alvarado, C. Embry Jr., M. McGarvey, D. Thayer, M. Wilson

     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.


     HFA1( S. Riggs ) - Eliminate test requirement for a student who has passed a similar test in the previous five years.

     Feb 10, 2017 - introduced in Senate
     Feb 13, 2017 - to Education (S)
     Feb 16, 2017 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Feb 17, 2017 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 22, 2017 - posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 23, 2017
     Feb 23, 2017 - 3rd reading, passed 37-1; received in House
     Feb 27, 2017 - to Education (H)
     Mar 01, 2017 - posted in committee
     Mar 03, 2017 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 06, 2017 - 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 7, 2017
     Mar 07, 2017 - floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 14, 2017 - 3rd reading, passed 79-15 with floor amendment (1); received in Senate
     Mar 15, 2017 - to Rules (S); posted for passage for concurrence in House floor amendment (1) for Wednesday, March 15, 2017; Senate concurred in House floor amendment (1); Bill passed 36-2; enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House; delivered to Governor
     Mar 27, 2017 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 109)