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From the ECS State Policy Database
School Safety--Uniforms/Dress Codes


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State Status/Date Level Summary
TNSigned into law 05/2012P-12Dress Codes - School Personnel
H.B. 2222
Requires local boards of education to adopt dress codes for professional employees.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/107/Bill/HB2222.pdf...

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TNSigned into law 04/2012P-12Dress Codes
S.B. 3558
Prohibits students from wearing, while on the grounds of a public school during the regular school day, clothing that exposes underwear or body parts in an indecent manner that disrupts the learning environment. Directs LEAs to specify discipline under dress c...

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ARSigned into law 03/2011P-12Prohibition of Certain Clothing
H.B. 1936
Requires districts to prohibit the wearing of clothing that exposes underwear, buttocks, or the breast of a female student.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2011/2011R/Bills/HB1936.pdf...

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GASigned into law 05/2007P-12Referendum on School Uniforms
H.B. 712
Provides for a nonbinding, advisory referendum in November 2008 for residents of the DeKalb County School System regarding whether school uniforms should be required for students in grades K-5. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2007_08/pdf/hb712.pdf...

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UTSigned into law 03/2006P-12School Uniforms
H.B. 167
This bill: provides definitions; modifies findings of the Legislature; provides statutory policy requirements for school uniform policies; and modifies school uniform policy adoption procedures for charter schools. Authorizes schools to require uniforms, provi...

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VASigned into law 03/2005P-12Student Dress Codes
H.B. 1573
Directs the state board to develop guidelines for school boards in establishing student dress codes designed to prohibit any apparel or style of dress that may prompt school violence or illegal gang activity. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?051+ful...

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WVSigned into law 02/2002P-12Dress Codes
S.B. 177
Provides procedure for implementing a uniform dress code for public schools....

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CASigned into law 09/2001P-12School dress code policies
S.B. 310
Relates to school dress code policies. Requires every school site to allow for outdoor use during the school day, articles of sun-protective clothing that pupils be allowed to wear outdoors, including, but not limited to, hats....

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UTSigned into law 03/2001P-12School Uniform Policies
H.B. 58
Relates to the State System of Public Education by providing that a school uniform policy shall remain in place for at least a year after its formal implementation; provides a window for students to opt out of participating in the school uniform program....

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OKSigned into law 05/2000P-12School Uniforms
H.B. 2728 (Omnibus Bill)
Deletes certain provisions relating to school dress code and states school boards have the option of adopting a dress code which includes school uniforms....

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UTSigned into law 03/2000P-12School Uniform Policies
H.B. 155
Relates to public schools; requires an election for the adoption of a school or school district uniform policy; clarifies voting requirements; provides the school uniform policies include an exemption provision....

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