|CA||Signed into law 08/2010||P-12||Pupil Survey of Teachers|
Authorizes a high school's student government to establish a committee of pupils and teachers to develop a survey by which pupils may provide feedback to teachers to improve communication between pupils and
teachers and improve individual classes and teaching ...
|RI||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children|
H.B. 8010, S.B. 2738
Enacts the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children, allowing children of military families to achieve educational success by facilitating smoother transfers between schools due to relocation of active duty soldiers with school-aged ...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Enrollment of Foreign Exchange Students|
Requires a district or charter school to accept a foreign exchange student if another student from the same school is participating in the same exchange program outside the country, and the foreign exchange student is enrolled in the school for one year or les...
|UT||Adopted 01/2010||P-12||Bullying and Hazing Policies and Training|
Defines "bullying", "cyberbullying", and "hazing". Requires school districts and charter schools to implement bullying and hazing policies district- and school-wide. Provides for regular and meaningful training of school employees and students. Provides for en...
|ND||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children|
Provides for a legislative council study of the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children.
|ND||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||North Dakota Youth Council|
Creates a state youth council; sets membership and duties. Requires the North Dakota youth council to develop a list of issues and concerns pertinent to residents of this state who have not yet reached the age of twenty-five. The list may include education, he...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children|
Enacts the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children; relates to active duty status; relates to veterans, educational records, extracurricular activities and member states.
|OR||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Student Employment|
Exempts children under 16 years of age from limitation on hours of work during summer and any vacation period of five or more consecutive school days in school year.
|WA||Signed into law 04/2009||Postsec.||Student Health Insurance|
Regards insurance for higher education students participating in study or research abroad; authorizes a governing board of a state institution of higher education to require its students who participate in studies or research outside of the United States spons...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Youth Advisory Council Member|
H.B. 485; S.B. 463
Alters the term of a youth member of the Youth Advisory Council; increases the term of a youth member who is elected cochair of the Council; requires the State Department of Education to categorize a specified number of school absences per school year of a you...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Recess|
Regards recess periods for elementary school students; requires the office of the superintendent of public instruction to collaborate with the statewide parent-teacher organization to conduct and report the results of a survey of Washington elementary schools ...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children|
H.B. 306; S.B. 257
Establishes, through an Interstate Compact with specified member states, the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children in elementary and secondary schools; provides for transfer of records.
|NM||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||School Athletics Programs|
Enacts the School Athletics Equity Act which provides that each public school shall operate its athletics program in a manner that does not discriminate against students or staff on the basis of gender; provides for collection of data concerning school athleti...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Placement of Twins|
Relates to school classrooms; allow parents to choose if twins attend same class or separate classes.
|IA||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Military Children|
Establishes the interstate compact on educational opportunity for military children; establishes a council on educational opportunity for military children to provide advice and recommendations regarding this state's participation in and compliance with the in...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children|
Relates to interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children; enact.
|VA||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children|
Establishes a compact to remove barriers to educational success imposed on children of military families because of frequent moves and deployment of their parents.
|VA||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Class Placement of Twins or Higher Order Multiples|
Requires local school boards to develop and implement policies to allow a parent of twins or higher order multiples to request that the children be placed in the same classroom or separate classrooms if they are in the same grade level at the same elementary s...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2009||Postsec.||Teacher Shortage Loans|
Relates to the Teacher Shortage Loan Repayment Program; expands loan program to specified teaching endorsements; excludes federal financial assistance as loan eligibility requirement for specified programs; specifies loan amount; adds reading and English as a ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2008||P-12||whole child|
Establishes the Commission on Youth to examine policy and fiscal issues affecting the youth of this state and to make recommendations on those issues including education, employment, social services, behavioral and physical health, criminal justice, homelessne...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2008||P-12||Student employment|
Authorizes the principal of a public or private school to issue, or designate another administrator in the school to issue, work permits to pupils who attend the school. Requires that the hour limitations that apply to a work permit issued by any of the offici...
|MA||Signed into law 09/2008||P-12||Placement of Twins in Classrooms|
Relates to classroom placement of twins; provides that the parents of twins or higher order multiples may request that the children be placed in the same classroom or in separate classrooms when the children are in the same grade level at the same school; prov...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children|
Relates to educational opportunity for military children; directs the Governor to execute the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children; provides requirements relating to student records and enrollment, placement and attendance, and e...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Enrollment of Military Families' Kids|
Provides that a student whose parent or legal guardian has been called to active duty more than a specified number of miles outside of his residence is eligible to attend the public schools of that school district; authorizes nonresident military personnel to ...
|MI||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Education Compact for Military Children|
Establishes interstate compact on educational opportunity for military children; provides for the facilitation of the timely enrollment of children of military families and ensuring that they are not placed at a disadvantage due to difficulty in the transfer o...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12|
|Youth Policy Council|
Continues the function of the Youth Futures Committee by establishing the Youth Policy Council to assist youth between the ages of twelve and twenty-one in entering the state's workforce; relates to improved school attendance, improved percentages of youth gra...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children|
Creates the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children to remove barriers to educational success imposed on children of military families because of frequent moves and deployment of their parents; facilitates on-time graduation, timely...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Youth Advisory Council|
Establishes a Youth Advisory Council to formally advise and make recommendations to elected officials on issues affecting youth in the State; establishes eligibility for membership, terms of office, and the process for appointment to the council; outlines the ...
|GA||Vetoed 05/2008||P-12||Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children|
Adds Georgia as a member of the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children. Includes provisions related to unofficial and official records and transcripts, immunizations, kindergarten and first grade entrance age, course placement and ...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Education of Military Children|
H.B. 784; S.B. 457
Establishes a Task Force on Educational Issues Affecting Military Children; provides that the task force shall examine educational issues affecting military children, including efforts to ease the transition of military children to state schools, the timely re...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2007||P-12||Student employment|
Authorizes certificated employees, who are employed by the applicable school district, authorized by the superintendent of the school district or principal where the employee works, to issue a permit to a minor enrolled in the school. Authorizes a similar proc...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Reassingment Appeals|
Permits local boards of education to provide for an administrative initial screening of pupil reassignment appeals.
|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. Provides that the purpose of the council is to examine and facilitate communication between youth and the legislature on is...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12|
|Student Identification Number|
Directs the higher education department, in collaboration with public post-secondary educational institutions, to use the same student identification number issued to a New Mexico public school student for a student enrolled in a public post-secondary educatio...
|IL||Signed into law 05/2006||Postsec.||Smoking Ban in Dorms|
Provides that smoking is prohibited in any portion of a building used in whole or in part as a student dormitory that is owned, operated or otherwise utilized by a public or private institution of higher education. Provides the the prohibition does not apply t...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12|
|Students Called to Active Duty|
Relates to students called to military active duty; requires that a student called to federal military active duty shall receive credit for academic work and reasonable time to make up missed work; prohibits discrimination of such students. http://www.lrc.ky.g...
|GA||Adopted 10/2005||P-12||Case Management Consultation for Agency-Placed Transfer Students|
Establishes rules regarding case management consultation for agency-placed transfer students to provide necessary transition services for students who are placed by the Department of Human Resources or the Department of Juvenile Justice in new schools. AGENCY ...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2005||P-12||Code of conduct at school function|
Relates to the definition of school function as it relates to codes of conduct, to include all school authorized extra-curricular event or activity regardless of where such event or activity takes place, including any event or activity that may take place in a...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2005||Postsec.||Athletic Agents|
From Staff Measure Summary (Fiscal Note): A person desiring to conduct business as an athlete agent in the State of Oregon is required to obtain an athlete agent permit from the Department of Education. The permit for the athlete is for one year and the applic...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Steroid Abuse Prevention Education|
Requires a school district to provide steroid abuse prevention education to students who participate in interscholastic athletic programs. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=094-0014...
|MN||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12|
A secondary student may possess and use nonprescription pain relief in a manner consistent with the labeling, if the district has received a written authorization from the student's parent or guardian permitting the student to self-administer the medication....
|GA||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Statewide Preparticipation Physical Examination Form|
Requires the state board to develop a school interscholastic extracurricular athletic policy that provides for the use of a single, comprehensive, preparticipation physical examination form. States that in a school or district that requires students who partic...
|MN||EFFECTIVE DATE '05-'06 SCHOOL YEAR AND LATER 05/2005||P-12||Parent discretion in classroom placement of multiples (twins, etc.)|
A parent or guardian of twins or higher order multiples may request that the children be placed in the same classroom or in separate classrooms if the children are in the same grade level at the same school. The school may recommend classroom placement to the...
|IN||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Cheerleading Safety|
Requires the state board of education to develop standards and guidelines concerning cheerleading safety in schools. http://www.in.gov/apps/lsa/session/billwatch/billinfo?year=2005&request=getBill&docno=301...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Governing Boards|
Repeals provision granting a school district and its employees immunity from civil liability for the consequences of the good faith adoption and implementation of policies and procedures relating to the health and safety of all pupils participating in district...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2005||Postsec.|
|University Or Community College Students|
University or community college students; clarify residence status. A student who, upon registration at a Mississippi institution of higher learning or community college, presents a transcript demonstrating graduation from a Mississippi secondary school and w...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Definition of Interschool Athletic Program|
S.B. 1044 (section 19)
Deletes from definition of interschool athletic program any athletic program which is subject to regulation by the Arkansas Activities Association that is not an athletic program organized primarily for the purpose of competing with other schools, public or pr...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Arkansas Supreme Court Decision|
Conforms the Arkansas Code to comply with the Arkansas Supreme Court decision in the Lake View case. Requires any school district that was administratively consolidated or administratively annexed under §§6-13-1601 32 through 6-13-1605 to file a written report...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Interschool Athletic Programs|
Includes salaries or supplemental pay for staff for organized physical activity courses as provided under Act 660 of 2005 in the definitions of "Athletic expenditures" and "Interschool scholastic activity expenditures."
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||General Assembly Pages|
Provides an excused absence from school for the one day a student is serving as a page for the general assembly. States that the student may be allowed additional instructional assignment days at the discretion of the school district.
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Continuity of Educational Services for Foster Children|
Ensures the continuity of educational services to foster children. Prohibits the grades of a child in foster care from being lowered for school absences resulting from a change in the child's school enrollment, the child's attendance at a dependency-neglect co...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Students Medication Administration|
Allows public school students to carry and self- administer asthma medication and emergency anaphylaxis medication.
|ND||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Student Residency Requirements|
Concerns enrollment and provision of services to elementary and high school students placed by out- of-state agencies or entities; relates to elementary and high school student residency determinations.
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Arkids First Program|
Establishes a program to inform students in local school districts about the Arkids First Program. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/hb1895.pdf
ARKids First home page: http://www.arkidsfirst.com/home.htm...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Interscholastic Student Activities|
Any seventh or eighth grade student who attends a nonpublic elementary or middle school that is not affiliated with a nonpublic high school may participate in interscholastic activities at a nonpublic high school, at the discretion of the nonpublic school, if ...
|NY||Signed into law 01/2005||P-12||School Records Review|
Authorizes caregivers to review school records and to consent to medical and dental diagnosis and treatment of a minor child, excuse absences from school and participation in school sponsored activities....
|MA||Signed into law 12/2004||P-12||Diabetic Student Treatment|
Authorizes self-monitoring and treatment of students with diabetes. Notwithstanding any general or special law or regulation to the contrary, no school district shall prohibit students with diabetes from possessing and administering glucose monitoring tests an...
|MI||Signed into law 12/2004||Postsec.||Pregnant Higher Education Students Services Office|
Creates the Pregnant and Parenting Student Services Fund; provides grants to encourage certain institutions of higher education to establish and operate a pregnant and parenting student services office for pregnant and parenting students attending the institut...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Equity in Athletics Bill of Rights|
Enacts the Equity in Athletics Bill of Rights and enumerates the rights available to a pupil relating to gender equity in athletics. Requires the State Department of Education to post the bill of rights on its Web site and requires a school board that elects t...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Steroids and Performance-Enhancing Dietary Supplements|
Requires the Department of Health Services to develop a list of performance enhancing dietary supplements. Requires school districts to prohibit a pupil from participating in high school sports unless the pupil agrees not to use the prohibited substances and t...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Student Work Permits|
A.B. 2525 (multiple provisions)
Permits a caregiver with whom a minor pupil resides, other than the pupil's parent, guardian, foster parent, or residential shelter services provider, to file a written request for a work permit. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/asm/ab_2501-2550/ab_2525_bill...
|CA||Vetoed 08/2004||P-12||Student Academic Review and Counseling|
Authorizes a unified school district or a high school district to implement the Student Academic Review and Counseling Program in grade 8 or 9. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/sen/sb_1251-1300/sb_1299_bill_20040809_enrolled.html
Veto message: http://www.gov...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Field Trips|
Requires every local board to establish criteria and limits for individuals, organizations and entities planning, organizing or promoting student field trips or extracurricular activities that involve travel or lodging expenses. Requires such policies to inclu...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Standard School Health Forms|
Requires the secretary of the health and hospitals department to create an advisory board to establish a standard health form for schools, in order to eliminate the duplication of information submitted to schools and school nurses relative to immunizations, il...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Legislative Auditor|
Notwithstanding any provision of present law to the contrary, any entity which establishes scholastic rules which are the basis for the state board of elementary and secondary education's policy relative to extracurricular activities which are required for all...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Employment of Minors|
Bars minor age 16 who has not graduated from high school from working between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. before a school day, and minor age 17 from working between midnight and 5 a.m. before a school day. Clarifies language regarding the working hours of minors under...
|DE||Rule Adoption 05/2004||P-12||Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA)|
14 DAC 1025, 1049 -- 1056
Amends, repeals and replaces, and updates regulations pertaining to the following: Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA); DIAA Definitions; DIAA Sportsmanship; DIAA Senior High School Interscholastic Athletics; DIAA Junior High/Middle School Interscholas...
|NH||Signed into law 05/2004||Postsec.||Penalties for Crimes on College or University Campus|
Specifies the penalties for rioting offenses committted on or near a public college or university campus....
|MD||Signed into law 04/2004||Postsec.|
|National Guard Students|
Requires a public institution of higher education to allow a national guard student to withdraw from courses the student is currently enrolled in without negative consequences to the national guard student's academic standing if the national guard student's un...
|CO||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Activities At School|
Permits students to participate in activities in another district if activity is not offered within a student's school district. http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics2004a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/0E61296035330B9087256E39000345C9?Open&file=1363_enr.pdf...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Florida High School Activities Association|
Relating to the Florida High School Activities Association; renames the association as the Florida High School Athletic Association; revises the procedures for students' physical examinations; revises membership of the board of directors. http://www.flsenate.g...
|NE||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Compensation for Football Players|
Any person who competes in the sport of football for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln may be granted a stipend, the amount of which
shall be determined by the university. In addition, the university may in its discretion grant a stipend to persons who compe...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Caregiver Consent|
Allows a caregiver of a minor who lives with the minor, but is not the minor's legal guardian, to execute an affidavit of caregiver consent to enroll the minor in school and allow participation in curricular and co-curricular activities;provides that a caregiv...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Education and Military Dependents|
Directs the Department of Education to assist in the transition of dependents of military personnel into the public school system; requires a report. http://www.flsenate.gov/session/index.cfm?Mode=Bills&SubMenu=1&BI_Mode=ViewBillInfo&BillNum=2802&Year=2003&Cha...
|CO||Became law without governor's signature 04/2003||P-12||School Transfer Rules|
Repeals of the requirement that transfer rules shall not prohibit a student's participation in extracurricular activities if the student enrolls in the transfer school within fifteen days after the school year begins and prior to participating in the activity ...
|ME||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Number of Hours per Week/Day That Minors May Work|
Concerns child labor laws; provides that a minor shall not be employed more than 60 hours in any week, and from 10 to 12 hours in any day, when school is not in session. Increases from 20 to 40 the number of hours per week, and from 4 to 8 the number of hours ...
|MT||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12|
|Uniform Athlete Agents Act|
Relates to uniform athlete agents and student athlete agents.
|MS||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Pregnancy Incentive Grant Fund|
Extends repealer to December 31, 2005 on Mississippi Reducing Out of Wedlock Pregnancies Incentive Grant Fund that provides funds to counties for achieving reductions in out-of-wedlock births without increasing the number of abortions.http://billstatus.ls.stat...
|PA||Signed into law 12/2002||P-12||Student Employment|
Students may not sell goods or services by minors to customers at their residences, places of business or public places including, but not limited to, street corners, roadway medians, sports and performing arts facilities, public transportation stations, sales...
|MA||Signed into law 10/2002||P-12||State and Local Policies on Student Overnight or Early Morning Travel|
Requires every local board to establish a policy concerning student travel that is planned to occur between the hours of midnight and 6 A.M., or that will include an overnight stay away from home. The policy must address such issues as safety of transportation...
|FL||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: Florida High School Activities Association and Student Athletes' Physicals|
According to legislative summary, "The bill requires the board of directors of the Florida High School Activities Association (FHSAA) to examine alternative criteria for establishing administrative regions. The examination will include population; procedures t...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Employment of 15-Year-Olds|
Extends to 2007 the expiration date of the law allowing fifteen-year-old minors to work in mercantile establishments such as supermarkets and department stores as store baggers, cashiers and stock clerks; establishes limits on hours of work. http://www.cga.sta...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||Postsec.||Education Code Re-Write: Rights of Student Representatives|
According to legislative summary, "The bill eliminates from current law the collective bargaining limitation on awarding equivalent teaching service." Eliminates requirement that student representative be present at all collective bargaining negotiations. Elim...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Eligibility of Students in Home Study Programs|
Provides that students enrolled in home study programs are to be eligible to participate in any extracurricular program offered in the public school which that student would otherwise be authorized to attend. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/Legis/2001_02/fulltext...
|HI||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Hawaii State Student Council|
Establishes the Hawaii State Student Council with student representatives from each departmental school district; requires the council to determine whether to select the student member of the board of education or to run an election to select the individual. h...
|IA||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12|
Authorizes the College Student Aid Commission to waive or modify statutory or regulatory provisions applicable to State financial aid programs for affected students in the event of a national emergency; relates to students called to active duty or to serve in ...
|HI||Vetoed 06/2001||P-12||State student council|
Establishes the state student council, with student representatives from each departmental school district; requires the council to conduct an annual conference of secondary students; requires the council to determine whether to select the student member of th...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||The Hawaii State Student Council,|
Establishes the Hawaii State Student Council, with student representatives from each departmental school district; requires the council to conduct an annual conference of secondary school students; requires the council to determine whether to select the studen...
|IL||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Preventing a child from attending school|
Amends the School Code; provides that whoever by threat, menace, or intimidation prevents a child entitled to attend a nonpublic school in this State from attending that school or interferes with the child's attendance at that school is guilty of a Class A mis...
|PA||Signed into law 11/2000||P-12||Interscholastic Athletic Accountability|
Establishes Pennsylvania Athletic Oversight Council; provides for interscholastic accountability; provides for transportation, education empowerment definitions and lists and districts; provides for empowerment pilot program....
|IL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Students may be excused from dissections|
Public Act No. 91-771., Relates to the Dissection Alternatives Act; creates the Dissection Alternatives Act; provides that schools may excuse a student from performing or observing dissection and may allow the student to instead perform an alternative project;...
|State Student Council|
Establishes the Hawaii state student council, with student representatives from each departmental school district; requires the council to conduct an annual conference of secondary students; requires the council to determine whether to select the student membe...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Ethical Conduct Standards for Activities|
Relates to educators; modifies the Public Officers and Employees Ethics Act as related to activities for students organized by an educator; provides that the state Board of Education establish ethical conduct standards....