DE HB70 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 11-6)
Status: Passed on August 30 2017 - 100% progression
Action: 2017-08-30 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]


Under current educational standards, students are no longer required to be taught cursive writing and many schools have abandoned teaching cursive writing to students. As cursive writing is still an imperative skill in many professions, this bill makes teaching cursive writing a requirement for all public schools in Delaware.

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An Act To Amend Title 14 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Educational Requirements.


Roll Calls

2017-06-21 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 17 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2017-06-08 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 36 N: 1 NV: 1 Abs: 3) [PASS]


2017-08-30 Signed by Governor
2017-06-21 Passed By Senate. Votes: 17 YES 2 NO 2 ABSENT
2017-06-14 Reported Out of Committee (Education) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
2017-06-09 Assigned to Education Committee in Senate
2017-06-08 Passed By House. Votes: 36 YES 1 NO 1 NOT VOTING 3 ABSENT
2017-06-08 Amendment HA 1 to HB 70 - Passed In House by Voice Vote
2017-05-17 Amendment HA 1 to HB 70 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2017-04-05 Reported Out of Committee (Education) in House with 5 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits
2017-03-09 Introduced and Assigned to Education Committee in House

Delaware State Sources

Bill Comments