DE HB15 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 12-2)
Status: Passed on September 22 2017 - 100% progression
Action: 2017-09-22 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


This bill creates a requirement that all public high schools, including charter schools, shall offer at least one computer science course at the high school level by the 2020-2021 school year. Also, this bill creates a requirement that, by the 2018-2019 school year, a computer science course may satisfy one year of the total credit requirement in mathematics, excluding Algebra I, Geometry, or Algebra II or the equivalent courses. The State Board of Education shall develop guidelines addressing how computer science courses can satisfy graduation requirements.

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An Act To Amend Title 14 Of The Delaware Code Relating To School Curriculum And Computer Science.


Roll Calls

2017-04-04 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 39 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2017-03-29 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 12 N: 5 NV: 0 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2017-01-24 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]


2017-09-22 Signed by Governor
2017-04-04 Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 1 NO 1 ABSENT
2017-03-29 Passed By Senate. Votes: 12 YES 5 NO 4 ABSENT
2017-03-29 Amendment SA 1 to HB 15 - Passed By Senate. Votes: 16 YES 1 NOT VOTING 4 ABSENT
2017-03-28 Amendment SA 1 to HB 15 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2017-03-15 Reported Out of Committee (Education) in Senate with 1 On Its Merits, 2 Unfavorable
2017-01-24 Assigned to Education Committee in Senate
2017-01-24 Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT
2017-01-18 Reported Out of Committee (Education) in House with 3 Favorable, 9 On Its Merits
2017-01-05 Introduced and Assigned to Education Committee in House

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