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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill S.2306 190th (2017 - 2018)

An Act to promote and enhance civic engagement

SENATE, Thursday, February 15, 2018 - The committee on Education to whom was referred the petitions (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 215) of Harriette L. Chandler, Linda Dean Campbell, Marjorie C. Decker, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to involve youth in civic engagement; (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 244) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Jay R. Kaufman and Sean Garballey for legislation to promote better citizenship civics education and civic engagement; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 248) of Eileen M. Donoghue, Kay Khan, Rady Mom, Mary S. Keefe and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote civics education; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 278) of Eric P. Lesser, Jason M. Lewis, Sal N. DiDomenico, Brian M. Ashe and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to civics and new media literacy education in schools; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 307) of Michael F. Rush for legislation to involve youth in civic engagement; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 222) of F. Jay Barrows and others for legislation to direct the Department of Education to include a course in civics as a high school graduation requirement; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 237) of Shawn Dooley and others relative to requiring high school students to pass a civics test for prior to graduation; (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 280) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) to develop a proposal for the establishment of a program of civics education and public service for the youth of the Commonwealth; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 306) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to the awarding of diplomas for civics education by the Board of Education; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 315) of Jeffrey N. Roy and others for legislation to involve youth in civic engagement and the development of model curriculum units in the history and social science framework in the public schools; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2016) of Linda Dean Campbell and others for legislation to promote and enhance civic engagement for public school student; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2022) of Diana DiZoglio, Sean Garballey and others that the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education develop a civic education curriculum to be included within the history and social science curriculum of public schools; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2039) of Sheila C. Harrington and others for legislation to require public school districts to include civics in their curriculum; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2043) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others for legislation to make civics education a high school graduation requirement; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2855) of Daniel J. Hunt, Linda Dorcena Forry and Michelle M. DuBois relative to requiring the teaching of civics in all public elementary and high schools in the Commonwealth; and (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3556) of David M. Rogers and others that the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education be authorized to developing best practices and recommendations for instruction in digital citizenship, internet safety, and media literacy,- reports the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2306).

Bill Information

Sponsor:
Joint Committee on Education

Bill History

Displaying 8 actions for Bill S.2306
Date Branch Action
2/15/2018 Senate Reported from the committee on Education
2/15/2018 Senate New draft of H222, H237, H280, H306, H315, H2016, H2022, H2039, H2043, H2855, H3556, S215, S244, S248, S278 and S307
2/15/2018 Senate Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means
3/19/2018 Senate Committee recommended ought to pass with an amendment, substituting therefor a new draft, see S2355
3/19/2018 Senate Order relative to subject matter adopted
3/19/2018 Senate Placed in the Orders of the day for Thursday, March 22, 2018
3/22/2018 Senate Read second
3/22/2018 Senate New draft substituted, see S2355

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