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2015-2016 Regular Session - HB 879
Elementary and secondary education; seal of biliteracy for high school graduates with a high level of proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English; provide
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 3 of Article 6 of Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to elementary and secondary educational programs, so as to provide for the issuance of a seal of biliteracy for high school graduates who have achieved a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing one or more languages in addition to English; to provide for criteria; to provide for participation; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Jul/01/2016 - Effective Date
May/03/2016 - Act 618
May/03/2016 - House Date Signed by Governor
Apr/05/2016 - House Sent to Governor
Mar/24/2016 - Senate Agreed House Amend or Sub
Mar/24/2016 - House Agreed Senate Amend or Sub As Amended
Mar/22/2016 - Senate Passed/Adopted As Amended
Mar/22/2016 - Senate Third Read
Mar/22/2016 - Senate Taken from Table
Mar/22/2016 - Senate Tabled
Mar/14/2016 - Senate Read Second Time
Mar/14/2016 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported
Feb/19/2016 - Senate Read and Referred
Feb/18/2016 - House Passed/Adopted As Amended
Feb/18/2016 - House Third Readers
Feb/09/2016 - House Committee Favorably Reported
Feb/03/2016 - House Second Readers
Feb/02/2016 - House First Readers
Feb/01/2016 - House Hopper
3/22/2016 Tabled in Senate; 3/22/2016 Taken from Table in Senate; 03/24/2016 House agreed to Senate Amendment as House amended; 3/24/2016 Senate Agreed to House Amendment to Senate Amendment
Mar/24/2016 - Senate Vote #807Yea(47)Nay(1)NV(6)
Mar/24/2016 - House Vote #851Yea(169)Nay(5)NV(4)
Mar/22/2016 - Senate Vote #692Yea(50)Nay(0)NV(6)
Mar/22/2016 - Senate Vote #682Yea(40)Nay(16)NV(0)
Feb/18/2016 - House Vote #558Yea(168)Nay(3)NV(2)
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