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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3456         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 422

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Paul R. Heroux

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to civics course curriculum.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Paul R. Heroux

2nd Bristol

Mary S. Keefe

15th Worcester

David M. Rogers

24th Middlesex

Aaron Vega

5th Hampden

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3456        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 422

By Mr.  Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 422) of Paul R. Heroux and others for legislation to develop an elective high school course on labor law and workers' rights.  Education. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to civics course curriculum.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 2: Section 2 of Chapter 71 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is amended, by inserting after section 2C, the creation of a new section, Section 2D, The following words:-

              Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Executive Office of Education, in collaboration with a youth advisory committee, shall develop a new elective for a High School Labor Law and Workers' Rights course. The curriculum shall be developed no later than May 1, 2014. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Executive Office of Education, in collaboration with a youth advisory committee, shall also develop a pilot program for the implementation of this elective course which shall begin no later than the beginning of the 2014-2015 academic school year. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Executive Office of Education, in collaboration with a youth advisory committee, shall also develop a plan for full implementation of this labor law and workers' rights course as a high school elective to begin no later than the first day of the 2016-2017 academic school year.

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