January 31, 2012



DIGEST OF SB 83 (Updated January 30, 2012 4:38 pm - DI 71)

Citations Affected: IC 20-30.

Synopsis: Cursive writing in school curriculum. Requires each school corporation to include cursive writing in the curriculum of the school corporation.

Effective: July 1, 2012.

Leising , Kruse , Delph, Grooms, Waterman, Gard, Becker, Skinner, Steele, Smith J, Arnold, Miller

    January 4, 2012, read first time and referred to Committee on Education and Career Development.
    January 26, 2012, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
    January 30, 2012, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.


January 31, 2012

Second Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2012)

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    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning education.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 20-30-5-7; (12)SB0083.2.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 20-30-5-7, AS AMENDED BY P.L.86-2007, SECTION 1, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2012]: Sec. 7. Each school corporation shall include in the school corporation's curriculum the following studies:
        (1) Language arts, including:
            (A) English;
            (B) grammar;
            (C) composition;
            (D) speech; and
            (E) second languages; and
            (F) cursive writing.

        (2) Mathematics.
        (3) Social studies and citizenship, including the:
            (A) constitutions;
            (B) governmental systems; and
            (C) histories;
        of Indiana and the United States, including a study of the

Holocaust in each high school United States history course.
        (4) Sciences.
        (5) Fine arts, including music and art.
        (6) Health education, physical fitness, safety, and the effects of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, and other substances on the human body.
        (7) Additional studies selected by each governing body, subject to revision by the state board.