|FL||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Civics End-of-Course Assessment|
S.B. 1076 - Civics End-of-Course Assessment
Beginning with the 2013-14 school year, requires that each student's performance on the statewide, standardized end-of-course assessment in ...
|MT||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||U.S. Flag in Every Classroom|
Requires a U.S. flag in every school classroom, beginning the school year starting after July 1, 2014.
|CO||Signed into law 04/2013||Postsec.||Voter Registration At Public Higher Ed Institution|
Directs any state institution of higher education using an electronic course registration process to allow each student registering for cour...
|MT||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Revise legislative goals for public schools|
Revises legislative goals for public schools. Adds an emphasis on literacy and numeracy, strategic reasoning, and an understanding of politi...
|UT||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||State Capitol Field Trip Funding|
Authorizes the state board to award grants to districts and charter schools to pay for transportation costs related to student field trips t...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12||California Youth Leadership Project|
Primarmily from bill summary: Defines "disconnected and disadvantaged youth" for purposes of these provisions to include, but not be limited...
|OH||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||American History and American Government|
Directs the state board to incorporate into the grades 4-12 social studies standards content regarding the Declaration of Independence, the ...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Citizenship|
Provides for the creation of a nonprofit corporation, with a Board of Directors appointed by the Legislative Commission, to provide educatio...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Curriculum Standards for US and State Government|
Requires the state board of education, in consultation with the department of education, to review the current elementary and secondary curr...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Review of Civics Education Curriculum Standards|
Directs the state board of education, in consultation with the department of education, to review the curriculum standards for civics educat...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Community Services|
Encouraging a student who receives a Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship to volunteer at least 20 hours of community service per year....
|IL||Adopted 05/2011||P-12||Illinois Democracy Schools|
Commends the efforts of those schools that have already taken the necessary steps to become Illinois Democracy Schools; encourages all secon...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Character Education|
Authorizes the Arizona Department of Education to annually retain 7% of the program's state matching grant funds for administrative purposes...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Civic and Character Education|
Directs each school district and the state charter school board to submit to the lieutenant governor and the commission on civic and charact...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Character and Civic Education|
Directs the state board of education to annually report to the education interim committee the methods used and the results being achieved t...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Voting Information for 12th Grade Students|
Requires secondary schools to provide information to 12th grade students on how to register to vote, vote in an election using a ballot, and...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Commission on Civics Education|
Clarifies that the Commission on Civics Education will continue until July 1, 2012, if the Commission is funded by a separate appropriation ...
|NY||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Students as Election Inspectors or Poll Clerks|
Permits students age 17 and older, with parental consent, to serve as election inspectors or poll clerks at elections. Requires that such st...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2010||Postsec.||Student Voter Registration|
AN ACT requiring universities and community colleges to adopt a plan to increase student voter registration and voting in elections.
|TN||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Course of Instruction that Includes U.S. Government|
As enacted, urges civics class be taught in high school.
|HI||Adopted 04/2010||P-12||Integration of a Pedagogy of Aloha|
Requesting the board of education to adopt a policy for the integration of a pedagogy of aloha (the Hawaiian cultural principle that entails...
|Establishing the Governor's Advisory Board on Volunteerism and National Service|
Establishes Governor's Advisory Board on Volunteerism and National Service. The Board will comply with the provisions of the National and Co...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Civics Education|
Requires the Board of Education to promulgate regulations to require all education preparation programs for teachers in history and social s...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2009||P-12||Excused Absence to Participate in Civic Engagement Activities|
Amends existing law that authorizes a pupil to be excused from school for specified reasons. Includes civic engagement activities offered by...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2009||P-12||Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day|
Requires the Governor to annually proclaim March 30 of each year as Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day. Encourages schools to conduct exercis...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Congressional Medal of Honor Film|
Provides that each school district must require all students in grade 7 and all high school students enrolled in a course concerning U.S. hi...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Pledge of Allegiance|
H.B. 1 - Section 3313.602
From DOE summary of H.B. 1: Prohibits school districts from preventing a teacher from having students recite the Pledge of Allegiance in the...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Citizenship|
Directs school districts that include a public high school to adopt plans to encourage students to register to vote and to vote in elections...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Student Election Clerks|
Allows certain high school students to serve as election clerks. Provides an excused absence for such service. Adds new section 33.092 allow...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Citizenship|
Establishes Oregon Civics Day for Teachers on first Friday in December; urges school districts to encourage teachers to participate in profe...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Citizenship Education|
Changes the name of the Youth Legislative Issues Forum to the Youth Legislature; revising the appointment process and eligibility requiremen...
|WA||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Youth Advisory Council|
Eliminates the expiration of the legislative youth advisory council; provides that the council's duties are contingent on available funding....
|WA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Civics Education|
Regards instruction in civics; requires the state board of education, if the board increases the number of course credits in social studies ...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Founding Documents; Religious Materials|
Directs each school district to adopt a policy, with grade-level-appropriate instructional levels, that assures that all students are encour...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Membership of the Commission on Civics Education|
Adds one nonlegislative citizen member, who must be a student that has successfully completed the civics curriculum in his school division, ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2008||P-12||civic education|
Requires that, when pupils are instructed with regard to the words of the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America a...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2008||P-12|
|Commission on Children and Youth|
Creates the Commission on Children and Youth Act. Provides for membership, appointments, goals, recommendations, and reports. Provides that ...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Juniors and Seniors as Election Officials|
Allows high school juniors and seniors to be appointed as election officials. http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/PublicLaws/law08/law08231.htm...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Instruction on Nonviolence|
Urges all public schools to provide instruction on nonviolence as means to conflict resolution as part of character education curriculum. - ...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12|
Amends existing law which requires public school districts to include instruction concerning the Declaration of Independence and the United ...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Student Voting Rights|
Declares the intent of the General Assembly that teachers of Baltimore City public high school students inform students about the federal, S...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Registering High School Seniors to Vote|
Modifies the Election Code by amending certain provisions for registering high school seniors to vote. http://le.utah.gov/~2008/bills/sbille...
|UT||Adopted 03/2008||P-12||Standards for School District Discipline Plans|
Provides that all charter schools (and schools if district does not have districtwide plan) must develop a school-wide written model for pre...
|LA||Adopted 11/2007||P-12||Business Manager and Constitution Day|
LAC 28:CXV.503, 2305
Amends sections of Bulletin 741 - Handbook for School Administrators.
503: Adds business manager to the list of certified personnel a dist...
|MA||To governor 11/2007||P-12||Commonwealth Corps|
Establishes the Commonwealth Corps; provides for volunteer community service; creates a pilot program for the Commonwealth Student Corps.
|IL||Signed into law 11/2007||P-12|
|Election Judges and Election Day|
Amends the Election Code. Allows high school juniors to serve as election judges. Allows an individual not entitled to vote in a precinct or...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2007||P-12||Citizenship education|
Authorizes service by a pupil as a member of a precinct board for an election to be independent study. Exempts that pupil from the requireme...
Requires each school district with at least one high school to report the voter registration efforts described in provisions of existing law...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Civic Education Advancement|
Provides that funding for civic education professional development for high school teachers must be provided by line item appropriation made...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Task Force on Civics and Financial Education|
Creates a Task Force on Civics and Financial Education to study and make recommendations about how to increase and improve civics and financ...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Student Voting|
Directs community colleges and state institutions of higher education to adopt plans to encourage students to register to vote and to vote i...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Excused Absences for Pages|
Directs the board of education to adopt rules providing for excused absences from school for legislative and governor's pages.
|LA||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Legislative Youth Advisory Council|
Establishes the Legislative Youth Advisory Council as an initiative under the administration of the state commission on civic education. Pro...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Democracy Education in Elementary Schools|
Concerns democracy education in elementary schools; requires students in the fourth or fifth grade to take part in a program of participator...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Nevada Youth Legislative Issues Forum|
Create the Nevada Youth Legislative Issues Forum, consisting of 21 members who are enrolled in grades 9-12. Sets forth the powers and duties...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Bullying Prevention and Character Education|
S.B. 68 (Section 4)
Defines "bullying." Directs each local board, by January 2008, to adopt a policy prohibiting bullying on school property, in a school vehicl...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Commission on Civic Literacy|
Establishes a Commission on Civic Literacy; requires the Commission to elect specified officers from among its members; requires the State D...
|NH||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Civics and Economics Assessments|
Adds civics and economics to the required areas of assessment in the statewide improvement and assessment program. Specifies that the assess...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Legislative Yourth Advisory Council|
Adds a new section acknowledging the importance of the legislative youth advisory council. Amends prior legislative appointment process to a...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Character Education, Charter Schools|
Concerns the Character Education Office; makes an appropriation; relates to public and charter schools. Changes administration of the progra...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12|
|Display of Flags in Education and Other Institutions|
Concerns the display of flags. Allows display of flags from countries other than the U.S. or the state of Colorado under particular circumst...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Students as Precinct Election Board Members|
Allows a county commissioner of elections to appoint high school students in good standing to serve as precinct election board members. http...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Geography, Government Education|
Amends several pieces of required instruction; changes from United States history, geography, and government to 1) geography; 2) government;...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Veterans Day Commemoration|
Requires the Board of Education to make available to local school divisions information regarding the commemoration of Veterans Day in publi...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Commemoration of George Washington's Birthday|
Requires the Department of Education to make information available to local school divisions regarding the commemoration of George Washingto...
|WV||Adopted 03/2007||P-12||Dec. 7, 1941 Day of Remembrance|
Requests the Governor issue a proclamation on December 7th of each year declaring a State Day of Remembrance honoring all West Virginia patr...
|UT||PREFILED 12/2006||P-12||Civic Education|
This concurrent resolution of the Legislature and the Governor expresses support for civic education and Utah's Legislators Back to School P...
|NJ||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12||Gang Violence Instruction|
A.B. 1650; S.B. 1749
Requires boards of education to offer elementary school students instruction in gang violence prevention.
|CA||Vetoed 09/2006||P-12||Tolerance Education Pilot Program|
Establishes the Tolerance Education Pilot Program to promote instruction to public schools on tolerance and intergroup relations as part of ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2006||P-12||Content of Textbooks and Student Characteristics|
Relates to existing law which prohibits instruction or school sponsored activities and the adopting of textbooks or other instructional mate...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Display of U.S. and North Carolina Flag|
Directs local boards of education, charter schools, the North Carolina School of the Arts, and the North Carolina school of science and math...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Importance of Memorial Day|
Directs the state board of education to develop programs for use in schools on the meaning and importance of memorial day.
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Civic Education Commission|
Concerns the State Commission on Civic Education and Civic Engagement; relates to membership and duties; provides a repeal of the terminatio...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12|
|Display of Flag in Classrooms|
School districts and charter schools must display United States flag in each classroom and upon or new the outside of the school during scho...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Civic Education Commission|
Establishes a commission on civic education. The commission is will: (1) Research the current policies and practices in civic education at t...
|WI||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||High School Poll Workers|
Act. No. 451
Eliminates the minimum grade point average requirement for poll workers who are high school students. Authorizes school boards to develop c...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Civics Education|
H.B. 867 - Section 29
Directs the commissioner of education to convene a council on civics education to strengthen civics education opportunities for all Vermonte...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Task Force on Citizenship Education|
H.B. 1504; LD2112
Reestablishes the Task Force on Citizenship Education and extends a reporting deadline; provides that the joint standing committee of the Le...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Character Education|
Creates a pilot program to allow school districts to receive character development education revenue to purchase curriculum for the purposes...
|IL||Adopted 04/2006||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
23 IAC 1.440
Changes reference to "career education" to "career and technical education." Clarifies differences between courses high schools must offer,...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Iowa Studies|
Requires the department of cultural affairs to develop an Iowa studies professional development plan that includes professional development ...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Positive Behavior Programs in Elementary Schools|
Alters the standard by which a county board of education and the Board of School Commissioners of Baltimore City shall require specified ele...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||U.S. Constitution, Democratic Processes and Civic Engagement|
Directs the Council on Postsecondary Education, the Kentucky Board of Education, and others to examine the current level of skills and knowl...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Veterans Day Programs|
Requires all public schools to hold Veterans Day programs. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/RECORD/06RS/SB47/bill.doc...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12|
|Civic Literacy Summit|
Establishes the Task Force to Convene a Summit on Civic Literacy in Maryland; provides for the composition, powers, and duties of the Task F...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Study on Quality Environmental Education|
Directs the office of superintendent of public instruction to conduct an environmental education study in partnership with public and privat...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Civic Education|
Expresses support for civic education and Utah's Legislators Back to School Program; emphasizes the importance of legislators promoting grea...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Commission on Civic and Character Education|
Creates the Commission on Civic and Character Education within the Lieutenant Governor's office; establishes the duties of the commission to...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Civic Education and Assessment|
Finds that instruction in social studies, arts, health, and fitness is important to ensure a well-rounded and complete education. In particu...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2005||P-12||Curriculum and Tolerance Instruction|
Existing law requires the State Board of Education to adopt statewide academically rigorous content standards in core curriculum
areas, and ...
|MN||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Character education|
H.F. 141 - Multiple Components
The legislature encourages districts to integrate or offer instruction on character education including, but not limited to, character quali...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Character Education|
Amends the School Code. Requires teachers to teach students character education, which includes the teaching of respect, responsibility, fai...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Civics Education|
The general assembly recognizes the importance of a citizenry well educated in the principles of democracy as enunciated in the constitution...
|RI||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Civics Education Standards|
Directs the board of regents for elementary and secondary education to develop and adopt a set of grade level standards K-12 in civics educa...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Louisiana Commission on Civic Education|
AN ACT To amend and reenact R.S. 24:971(B)(1), 972(A)(18), (B) and (C), and 973(A)(1)(introductory paragraph), and to enact R.S. 24:972(A)(2...
|SC||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12|
|South Carolina Education and Economic Development Act|
Adds a new chapter (59) establishing the South Carolina Education and Economic Development Act. Provides for the development of a curriculum...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Display of Flag, Pledge of Allegiance|
Requires a United States flag to be displayed in each classroom of a school corporation. Requires a school corporation to provide a daily op...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Character Education|
Amends 70 O.S. 2001, Section 1210.229- 6, which relates to character education programs. Requries school districts to develop and implement ...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Constitutional Commemoration Committee|
Mandates that the constitutional commemoration committee collaborate and cooperate with public, private and nonprofit entities to promote pu...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Teaching of History, Culture and Civil Government|
S.B. 200 (Section 14)
Requires the department to help districts develop and promote elementary- and secondary-level programs addressing the state model content st...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Civics/Government Education Fund|
Creates a New Mexico Government Education Fund to be administered by the department. Money in the fund is
appropriated to the department to ...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Commission on Civics Education|
Creates the 23-member Commission on Civics Education, comprised of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, legislators, executive branch official...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Golden Rule Project|
This resolution recognizes the practice and promotion of the Golden Rule as a commitment for the common good; and expresses a shared sense o...
|UT||Adopted 03/2005||P-12||Understanding of Legislative Process|
Concurrent resolution emphasizes the importance of legislators promoting greater understanding of the legislative process and building publi...
|GA||Adopted 01/2005||P-12||Instruction in Citizenship, United States and Georgia History|
Establishes rules regarding instruction in United States and Georgia history and government. http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/_documents/doe/legalse...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Historical Documents in Curriculum|
A.B. 2525 (multiple provisions)
Requires the Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission to ensure that specified historical
documents are incorporated int...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Pupil Attendance: Precinct Board Membership|
Deems, for purposes of computing the average daily attendance generated by a pupil enrolled in a history or social science course required b...
|RI||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 07/2004||P-12||Civic Education Commission|
Adds seven (7) new members to the civic education commission (from 17 to 24). ...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Civic Education|
Establishes the Louisiana Commission on Civic Education. Establishes that the commission must: (1) Develop and coordinate outreach programs...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Model Character Education|
Requires the department of education to institute a program to recognize those schools that have developed model instructional methods and
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||License Plates for Character Education|
Requires the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) to issue character education special license plates if the Department of Education ...
|AZ||Issued 06/2004||P-12||Establishing the Arizona Statewide Youth Development Task Force|
Executive Order 2004-14
Creates the Arizona Statewide Youth Development Task Force to provide policy recommendations relating to youth and youth development issues ...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12|
|Carey Baker Freedom Flag Act|
Relates to Carey Baker Freedom Flag Act; requires a flag of the U.S. to be displayed in each classroom in public K-20 educational institutio...
|IA||Vetoed 05/2004||P-12||Healthy Iowans Tobacco Trust Fund|
Relates to and making appropriations from the healthy Iowans tobacco trust and the tobacco settlement trust fund and providing an effective ...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Citizenship Education|
(Resolution)Proposes to implement the recommendations of the Commission to Study the Scope and Quality of Citizenship Education; includes th...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||In God We Trust and E Pluribus Unum|
Part of this bill adds a new section of law to be codified in the Oklahoma Statutes as Section 24-106.1 of Title 70, unless there is created...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Character Education and Standards of Learning|
Deletes language requiring the Standards of Learning to include the development of personal qualities such as self-esteem, sociability, self...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Green schools program|
Green schools program; education programs to promote waste reduction and resource efficiency. Authorizes the state board to assist local sch...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Civic Education Program|
Urges the establishment of a committee to evaluate existing school civic literacy programs, determine a strategy for enhancing long-term civ...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Civic and Character Education|
Provides legislative recognition of the fundamental civic purpose and constitutional responsibility of public education; requires Civic and ...
|CO||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Recitation of Pledge of Allegiance|
Amends the Pledge of Allegiance statute to make the statute constitutional as required by the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in the 1992 ...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12|
Requires the Secretary of State to provide voter registration forms and information to students in all high schools, community colleges, and...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Minor Voting Program|
Requires the State Board of Elections and State Board of Education to jointly develop a program for K-12 students in participating school di...
|MO||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Observance of Veterans Day|
Requires every school to devote a period of time equal to one class period to an observance that conveys the meaning and significance of Vet...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Legislative Youth Advisory Council|
Implements the recommendations of the Legislative Youth Advisory Council. Increases the council membership from 21 to 22, increasing appoint...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Citizenship Education|
(House Resolve) Establishes the Commission to Study the Scope and Quality of Citizenship Education. Commission is to be comprised of three s...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Service by Students as Poll Workers|
Encourages student to participate in the election process by serving as poll workers. http://www.cga.state.ct.us/2003/act/Pa/2003PA-00108-R0...
|AL||Issued 06/2003||P-12||Civics and American History Education|
Executive Order 2003-08
Designates the American Village Citizenship Trust Statewide Educational Center and Classroom Laboratory in American History, Civics, and Gov...
|CO||Passed 06/2003||Postsec.||Civic Education|
Concerns the importance of history and civic education at the college level. http://www.leg.state.co.us/2003a/inetcbill.nsf/fsbillcont/DC1C8...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||The Pledge of Allegiance Daily Recitation|
Creates a requirement for the daily recitation of the pledge of allegiance in each public school in the state. http://www.leg.state.co.us/20...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Student Voter Registration|
Establishes an official state-wide student voter registration drive; encourages students to learn about civics and participate in the democr...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Tobacco Settlement Trust Fund|
Makes appropriation from the healthy Iowans tobacco trust and the tobacco settlement trust fund for various initiatives, including for a $40...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12|
|United States National Motto Display in Schools|
Relates to the display of the United States national motto in public elementary and secondary schools and institutions of higher education....
|TX||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Virtues Education Program|
Directs the Texas Education Agency and the state board to adopt and promote a virtues education program and to provide school districts with...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Pledge of Allegiance|
Effective 2003-04 school year and thereafter, requires recitation of the pledge of allegiance in all public schools, including charter schoo...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Observance of One Minute of Silence|
Requires the board of trustees of each school district to provide for the observance of one minute of silence during each school day at each...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Public Education Objectives|
Added a new objective to the list of objectives of public education. OBJECTIVE 5: Educators will prepare students to be thoughtful, active ...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Character Education Program Funding|
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Eliminates language allowing schools to use phase III funds to establish character education programs. http://www.legis.state.ia.us/cgi-bin/...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Government course graduation requirement|
Makes satisfactory completion of a course on federal and state civil government a requirement of high school graduation in the state; direct...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||The Recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance|
Requires the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance by all public school students. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/H...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Service Learning, Character Education|
Local boards or heads of a nonpublic school may require service learning units for a service learning endorsement on a high school diploma o...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||Postsec.||College Students to Participate as Poll Workers|
Creates a program for college students to participate in the election process as poll workers. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Veterans Day|
Requires all public high schools to observe Veterans Day as established in this section. Requires a class period on Veterans Day or on one o...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Establishes Freedom Week|
Creates Celebrate Freedom Week in public schools on the last full week of classes in September. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Posting of First Amendment in Public Schools|
Amends the two uncodified Acts of Assembly requiring the posting of the National Motto in public schools to add the required posting of the ...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Virginia Statement of Values|
Modifies the current character education requirement to require instruction in what is designated as the Virginia Statement of Values; requi...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Character and Citizenship Education|
This concurrent resolution of the Legislature and the Governor urges Utah's public elementary and secondary schools to promote character and...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||High School Diploma Civics Education Seal|
Directs the state board to establish criteria for awarding a diploma seal for excellence in civics education and understanding of the state ...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||American Historical Documents|
Requires public school districts to allow and encourage teachers to read or display documents of American or state history. http://www.arkle...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Pledge of Allegiance in Public Schools|
The pledge of allegiance to the flag must be recited at the beginning of the day in each elementary public school and once a week at the beg...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2003||P-12||Election Process and High School Students|
Creates a program for high school students to participate in the election process as poll workers. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bil...
|PA||Signed into law 12/2002||P-12||Display of the Flag|
Requires boards of directors to ensure that schools to display the U.S. flag (private, parochial and public schools). The flag must be disp...
|UT||Adopted 09/2002||P-12||Patriotic Education|
Requires Utah public schools to display the United States national motto, consistent with state law. UTAH REG 25218 (SN)...
|TN||Signed into law 07/2002||P-12||Pledge of Allegiance|
Each board of education shall require the daily recitation of the pledge of allegiance in each classroom in the school system in which a
|IL||Signed into law 07/2002||P-12||High School Recitation of Pledge of Allegiance|
Requires the Pledge of Allegiance to be recited each school day by pupils in elementary and secondary educational institutions supported or ...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Bullying and Recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance|
Requires local and regional boards to establish policies addressing bullying in the schools. Policies must include components set out in leg...
|MO||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Pledge of Allegiance|
Requires every public school to ensure that the Pledge of Allegiance is recited at least once a week in every student's class. Students are...
|MN||Vetoed 05/2002||P-12||Recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance and Instruction in Civics Education and Flag Etiquette|
Requires recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance one or more times each week in all public and charter schools. Requires all public and chart...
|NH||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Pledge of Allegiance|
Establishes the New Hampshire School Patriot Act which requires that school districts authorize a period of time during the school day for t...
|MD||Joint Resolution No. 05/2002||P-12||Instruction to Encourage Patriotism Urged|
Urges local boards in Maryland to introduce instruction to encourage patriotism by including curriculum on or before Veterans' Day or Memori...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Instruction to Instill Patriotism|
Urges the boards of education in the state to introduce instruction to instill patriotism by developing and instituting curriculum on or bef...
|NH||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Civic Education|
Establishes a commission to examine the status of public school curriculum requirements in civic education....
|OH||Eligible for GOVERNOR'S desk. 05/2002||P-12||Character Education|
Urges citizens and civic and community leaders of Ohio to vigorously maintain and encourage positive leadership and youth character qualitie...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: Character Education Expanded; Patriotism and Citizenship Education|
Expands mandate to teach character education from elementary grades to K-12. Requires districts to develop curriculum, to be submitted to th...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Recitation of Declaration of Independence and Celebrate Freedom Week|
Relates to recitation of the Declaration of Independence; requires Celebrate Freedom Week to be recognized in the public schools each Septem...
|OH||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Moment of Silence|
Permits the board of education of a school district to provide for a period of silence each school day for reflection or meditation upon a m...
|AL||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Youth in Government Program|
Appropriates a certain amount from the Education Trust Fund to the Law Institute for the support and maintenance for a program promoting you...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Student Interns to Assist During Elections|
Authorizes the appointment of student interns to assist at precincts during elections; creates the crime of multiple voting; provides for pe...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Election Officers and Excused Absence for Election Day Served|
Provides that minors who are seventeen years old and who will become eighteen years old on or before the day of the regular election may ser...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Districts Encouraged to Implement Character Education Programs|
Encourages school districts to establish character education programs and directing the department of education to partner with local educat...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Display of U.S. Flag in Public Schools|
Requires all public and charter schools to permanently and prominently display the U.S. flag in every academic classroom while class is in s...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||School buses, display of flag|
Makes changes to the voting and nonvoting members of the state school bus committee; requires the committee to adopt rules allowing the disp...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Display of U.S. Flag and Pledge of Allegiance|
Display of United States flag and Pledge of Allegiance; required in all public school classrooms....
|KY||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Excused Absence for Participation in Burial Honor Guard Program|
Establishes a burial honor guard program for veteran's funerals; establishes the veterans' service organization burial honor guard trust fun...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2002||P-12||Flag and Pledge of Allegiance|
Permits the posting or display of the United States flag and giving the pledge of allegiance within public schools in the State....
|AL||Signed into law 09/2001||P-12||Patriotic Education|
Relates to urging the Boards of Education to incorporate patriotic education as part of the daily Pledge of Allegiance....
|RI||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature 07/2001||P-12||Civics Education|
Creates a permanant legislative commission for the purpose of developing and coordinating public outreach programs for the legislature that ...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Encourages The Development of Character Education|
Encourages and promotes the development and establishment of character education programs through cooperation between parents and school dis...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Moment of Silence, Pledge of Allegiance|
Relates to schools; designates November 11 as Veterans Day; requires public schools to conduct and observe Veterans Day programs; allows sch...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Character Education Programs|
Allows schools to provide character education programs, but any programs must stress positive character traits, such as: courage; trustworth...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Celebrate Freedom Week|
The last full week of classes in September is designated as Celebrate Freedom Week in public schools. Celebrate Freedom Week may include ap...
|WV||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Character Education|
Requires the state board to establish comprehensive character education into all aspects of school culture, school functions and existing cu...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Use and Display of US Flag in Public Schools|
Concerns the use and display of the flag of the United States of America in public schools. It shall be the duty of the state board of educa...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||High School Student Registration Opportunities|
Enhances opportunities for high school students to register to vote; authorizes the registrar of each county to visit each public school, fo...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Pledge of Allegiance|
Requires all students to learn the Pledge of Allegiance and to demonstrate such knowledge and requires each school board to call for the dai...
|CA||Vetoed 08/2000||P-12||Daily Pledge of Allegiance|
Provides that the recitation of a specified portion of the Declaration of Independence would satisfy the requirement of existing law which r...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2000||P-12||Character Education|
Recognizes Delaware to be a State of Character; urges the citizens and community leaders of Delaware to promote character in schools, busine...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Committee on Civic Education|
Creates the Joint Legislative Committee on Civic Education; designates Alabama's Legislators Back to School Day....
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Civic, Ethical Education|
Requires the state board to develop and maintain a handbook for use in the schools of this state that provides guidance for the teaching of ...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Display of the Flag; Pledge of Allegiance|
Provides that the United States flag shall be displayed in every public school classroom; provides that every public school shall offer the ...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Citizenship Instruction|
Requires that instruction in citizenship shall be given in all elementary and secondary schools....
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Tax Credits|
Relates to individual income tax credits; expands use of public school fees credit to include character education programs; defines characte...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Character Education|
Adds core values and qualities of good character to make moral and ethical decisions in life to the capacities students shall be allowed and...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Flag Etiquette/Instruction|
Relates to requiring instruction in flag etiquette in schools; requires the Kentucky Board Of Education to develop a program of instruction ...
|AK||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Pledge of Allegiance|
Relates to the pledge of allegiance by public school students....
|UT||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Instruction Relating to the United States Flag|
Relates to public schools; requires the State Board of Education to provide by rule a program of instruction within the public schools relat...
|GA||Signed into law 02/2000||P-12||Veterans Day instruction|
Provides for instructional activity relating to Veterans Day....