Bill Text: TX SB1827 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to a government course for public school students enrolled at the fifth and eighth grade levels.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-03-23 - Referred to Education [SB1827 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-SB1827-Introduced.html
  85R1768 KJE-D
 
  By: Burton S.B. No. 1827
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to a government course for public school students enrolled
  at the fifth and eighth grade levels.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 28.002, Education Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (c-3) to read as follows:
         (c-3)  The State Board of Education shall adopt rules
  requiring students enrolled in grade levels five and eight to
  complete at least one semester course on government during those
  grade levels as part of a district's social studies curriculum. The
  course must include the essential knowledge and skills adopted for
  the government course required for high school students under
  Section 28.025(b-1)(4), adjusted as appropriate for age.
         SECTION 2.  This Act applies beginning with the 2018-2019
  school year.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
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