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HB20-1336

Holocaust And Genocide Studies In Public Schools

Concerning requiring the satisfactory completion of a course that includes Holocaust and genocide studies as a condition of high school graduation in public schools.
Session:
2020 Regular Session
Subject:
Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
Bill Summary

The bill requires the state board to adopt standards related to Holocaust and genocide studies on or before July 1, 2021. The adoption of standards is conditional on the receipt of gifts, grants, or donations.

The bill requires each school district board of education and charter school to incorporate the standards on Holocaust and genocide studies adopted by the state board into an existing course that is currently a condition of high school graduation for school years beginning on or after July 1, 2022 2023, if the standards are adopted by the state board on or before July 1, 2023 .

The bill requires the department of education to create and maintain a publicly available resource bank of materials pertaining to Holocaust and genocide courses and programs, which must be available for access by public schools no later than July 1, 2021.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status

Introduced
Passed

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. D. Michaelson Jenet, Rep. E. Sirota
Sen. S. Fenberg, Sen. D. Hisey

Sponsor

Rep. M. Baisley, Rep. A. Benavidez, Rep. S. Bird, Rep. P. Buck, Rep. J. Buckner, Rep. B. Buentello, Rep. Y. Caraveo, Rep. M. Catlin, Rep. R. Champion, Rep. J. Coleman, Rep. L. Cutter, Rep. M. Duran, Rep. D. Esgar, Rep. T. Exum, Rep. M. Froelich, Rep. A. Garnett, Rep. S. Gonzales-Gutierrez, Rep. M. Gray, Rep. L. Herod, Rep. E. Hooton, Rep. D. Jackson, Rep. S. Jaquez Lewis, Rep. C. Kennedy, Rep. C. Kipp, Rep. T. Kraft-Tharp, Rep. L. Landgraf, Rep. C. Larson, Rep. L. Liston, Rep. S. Lontine, Rep. J. McCluskie, Rep. H. McKean, Rep. B. McLachlan, Rep. J. Melton, Rep. K. Mullica, Rep. P. Neville, Rep. R. Pelton, Rep. J. Rich, Rep. D. Roberts, Rep. L. Saine, Rep. J. Singer, Rep. M. Snyder, Rep. M. Soper, Rep. T. Sullivan, Rep. K. Tipper, Rep. B. Titone, Rep. D. Valdez, Rep. A. Valdez, Rep. K. Van Winkle, Rep. M. Weissman, Rep. P. Will, Rep. D. Williams, Rep. S. Woodrow, Rep. M. Young
Sen. J. Bridges, Sen. J. Cooke, Sen. D. Coram, Sen. L. Crowder, Sen. R. Fields, Sen. M. Foote, Sen. L. Garcia, Sen. B. Gardner, Sen. J. Ginal, Sen. J. Gonzales, Sen. C. Hansen, Sen. P. Lee, Sen. P. Lundeen, Sen. D. Moreno, Sen. B. Pettersen, Sen. K. Priola, Sen. R. Rodriguez, Sen. R. Scott, Sen. T. Story, Sen. J. Tate, Sen. N. Todd, Sen. A. Williams, Sen. F. Winter

Co-sponsor

Rep. J. Arndt, Rep. K. Becker, Rep. T. Carver, Rep. T. Geitner, Rep. S. Humphrey, Rep. K. Ransom, Rep. S. Sandridge, Rep. J. Wilson
Sen. J. Danielson, Sen. V. Marble, Sen. J. Smallwood, Sen. R. Woodward, Sen. R. Zenzinger