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H 3539 General Bill, By J.E. Smith, Bannister, Simrill, Bernstein, King, Govan, McKnight, Williams, Norrell, Tinkler, Henegan, Bales, Jefferson, Hicks, Newton, Funderburk, Huggins, Ridgeway, Collins, Pitts and White
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Summary: James B. Edwards Civics Education Initiative
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-29-240 SO AS TO ENACT THE "JAMES B. EDWARDS CIVICS EDUCATION INITIATIVE" TO REQUIRE ALL STUDENTS OF PUBLIC OR CHARTER SCHOOLS OR PERSONS PURSUING A GENERAL EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE IN THIS STATE TO TAKE THE UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP CIVICS TEST PRODUCED BY THE UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, TO DIRECT SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO AWARD A CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT TO ALL STUDENTS WHO RECEIVE A GRADE OF 60 OR BETTER ON THE TEST, AND TO DIRECT THE RESPECTIVE SCHOOLS TO REPORT RESULTS TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE FOR INCLUSION IN THE REPORT CARD FOR EACH SCHOOL, AS APPLICABLE.
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02/05/15House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 8)
02/05/15House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 8)
02/10/15House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Bernstein, King, Govan, McKnight, Williams, Norrell, Tinkler, Henegan, Bales, Jefferson, Hicks, Newton
02/11/15House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Funderburk
02/17/15House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Huggins
02/19/15House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Ridgeway
02/25/15House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Collins
04/21/15House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 5)
04/22/15House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Pitts, White
04/22/15House Amended (House Journal-page 37)
04/22/15House Read second time (House Journal-page 37)
04/22/15House Roll call Yeas-98 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 39)
04/23/15House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 23)
04/23/15Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 8)
04/23/15Senate Referred to Committee on Education (Senate Journal-page 8)



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