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2015-2016 Regular Session - SB 355
"Student/Teacher Protection Act"; enact; end punitive testing consequences; related to federal, state,and locally mandated standardized assessments
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the O.C.G.A., relating to elementary and secondary education, so as to enact the "Student/Teacher Protection Act"; to end punitive testing consequences for both teachers and students related to federal, state, and locally mandated standardized assessments; to prevent truancy or referrals to the Division of Family and Children Services for absenteeism during standardized testing windows for federal, state, and locally mandated standardized assessments unless a student already has a chronic history of truancy; to provide for a short title; to provide for legislative findings; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Jul/01/2016 - Effective Date
May/03/2016 - Veto V15
May/03/2016 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
Mar/29/2016 - Senate Sent to Governor
Mar/24/2016 - House Passed/Adopted
Mar/24/2016 - House Third Readers
Mar/11/2016 - House Committee Favorably Reported
Mar/07/2016 - House Second Readers
Mar/02/2016 - House First Readers
Feb/29/2016 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Feb/29/2016 - Senate Third Read
Feb/29/2016 - Senate Taken from Table
Feb/29/2016 - Senate Tabled
Feb/26/2016 - Senate Read Second Time
Feb/25/2016 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/10/2016 - Senate Read and Referred
Feb/09/2016 - Senate Hopper
02/29/2016 Tabled in Senate; 02/29/2016 Taken from Table in Senate; 03/24/2016 Modified Structured Rule
Mar/25/2016 - House Vote #907Yea(162)Nay(0)NV(14)
Feb/29/2016 - Senate Vote #555Yea(39)Nay(9)NV(4)
Feb/29/2016 - Senate Vote #547Yea(38)Nay(16)NV(2)
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