HOUSE BILL No. 2132
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Synopsis: Government study requirement for graduation. Requires a
student, beginning with the class that expects to graduate during the
2003-2004 school year, to complete at least two semesters of studies in
government to receive a high school diploma. Provides that the
government studies must include one semester that emphasizes state
and local government and civics.
Effective: July 1, 2001.
January 17, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on Education.
First Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2001)
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HOUSE BILL No. 2132
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 20-10.1-4-3; (01)IN2132.1.1. -->
IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 3.
Government; American History
. (a) Each public and nonpublic school
shall provide within the two (2) weeks preceding each general election
for all students in each of grades six (6) through twelve (12) five (5)
full recitation periods of class discussion concerning the system of
government in Indiana and in the United States, methods of voting,
party structures, election laws, and the responsibilities of citizen
participation in government and in elections.
No one A student
receive a high school diploma unless
he the student
a two (2) semester course in American history; and
(2) beginning with the class of students who expect to
graduate during the 2003-2004 school year, not less than two
(2) semester courses in government, including at least a one
(1) semester course that emphasizes state and local
government and civics.
(c) If a public school superintendent violates this section, the state
superintendent shall receive and record reports of the violations, and
the general assembly may examine these reports.