GA SB289 | 2011-2012 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 4-0)
Status: Passed on May 1 2012 - 100% progression
Action: 2012-07-01 - Effective Date
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to elementary and secondary education, so as to require students to take one course containing online learning; to provide for the online administration of end-of-course assessments; to require local school systems to provide opportunities for participation in part-time and full-time virtual instruction programs; to establish a list of providers; to provide requirements for providers; to provide for a report by the Department of Education on digital learning methods; to provide for blended learning courses in charter schools which include online instruction; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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Education; require students; one course containing online learning


Roll Calls

2012-03-29 - Senate - Senate Vote #867 - Agree To House Substitute (Y: 47 N: 2 NV: 7 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2012-03-26 - House - House Vote #756 - Passage (Y: 125 N: 38 NV: 10 Abs: 7) [PASS]
2012-02-23 - Senate - Senate Vote #505 - Passage By Substitute (Y: 36 N: 15 NV: 0 Abs: 5) [PASS]


2012-07-01 Effective Date
2012-05-01 Act 708
2012-05-01 Senate Date Signed by Governor
2012-04-09 Senate Sent to Governor
2012-03-29 Senate Agrees House Amend or Sub
2012-03-26 House Passed/Adopted
2012-03-26 House Third Readers
2012-03-19 House Committee Favorably Reported
2012-02-27 House Second Readers
2012-02-24 House First Readers
2012-02-23 Senate Passed/Adopted
2012-02-23 Senate Third Read
2012-02-21 Senate Read Second Time
2012-02-17 Senate Committee Favorably Reported
2011-04-14 Senate Read and Referred

Georgia State Sources

Bill Comments