HB1694 (2018) Detail

Requiring a civics examination as a high school graduation requirement.


HB 1694 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2100

06/04

 

HOUSE BILL 1694

 

AN ACT requiring a civics examination as a high school graduation requirement.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. M. Moffett, Merr. 9; Rep. Hill, Merr. 3; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires all high school students to pass the civics examination for the naturalization test as developed by the United States Citizen and Immigration Services.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2100

06/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT requiring a civics examination as a high school graduation requirement.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  School Boards; Instruction in National and State History and Government; Assessment.  Amend RSA 189:11, II to read as follows:

II.  As a component of instruction under paragraph I, a locally developed competency assessment of United States government and civics that includes, but is not limited to, the nature, purpose, structure, function, and history of the United States government, the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and noteworthy government and civic leaders, shall be administered to students as part of the required high school course in history and government of the United States and New Hampshire.  [Students who attain a passing grade on the competency assessment shall be eligible for a certificate issued by the school district. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) test may be used to satisfy the requirement of this paragraph. ] To be eligible for a graduation certificate, a student shall attain a locally sanctioned passing grade on the competency assessment, as well as a grade of 85 percent or better on the 100 question civics (history and government) naturalization examination developed by the United States Citizen and Immigration Services.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

HB1694 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 18, 2018 House Hearing
Feb. 21, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 6, 2018 House Floor Vote
March 15, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1694 Revision: 2168 Date: Nov. 13, 2017, 2:59 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Education HJ 1 P. 20
Jan. 18, 2018 Public Hearing: 01/18/2018 09:30 AM LOB 207
Feb. 21, 2018 Executive Session: 02/21/2018 LOB 207
Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 11-8; RC)
March 6, 2018 Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06/2018 (Vote 11-8; RC) HC 9 P. 67
Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass
March 6, 2018 Suspend House Rule 65 (Reps. Hinch, Shurtleff): MA VV by necessary two-thirds vote 03/06/2018 HJ 6 P. 125
Special Order to 3/15/2018 Without Objection HJ 7 P. 49
March 15, 2018 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA DV 225-81 03/15/2018 HJ 8 P. 62