Senate Bill #633 (2017)

AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CIVIC EDUCATION COMMISSION

Alters the membership, reporting protocol, and meeting requirements of the civic education commission.

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  • S TATE OF RHODE IS L AND
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2017
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO EDUCATION – CIVIC EDUCATION COMMISSION
  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2017
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO EDUCATION – CIVIC EDUCATION COMMISSION
  • Introduced By: Senators Gallo, DiPalma, Satchell, Pearson, and Metts
  • Date Introduced: March 29, 2017
  • Referred To: Senate Education
  • It is enacted by the GeneralAssembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Sections 16-2.1-1 and 16-2.1-2 of the General Laws in Chapter 16-2.1 entitled "Civic Education Commission" are hereby amended to read as follows:
  • 16-2.1-1. Civic education commission.
  • There is hereby created a permanent commission to be known as the Rhode Island Permanent Commission on Civic Education to consist of twenty-four (24) twenty-one (21) members; three (3) of whom shall be from the house of representatives, not more than two (2) from the same political party, to be appointed by the speaker; three (3) of whom shallbe from the senate, not more than two (2) from the same political party, to be appointed by the senate president; one of whom shall be the Rhode Island secretaryof state,or designee; two (2) of whom shall be teachers or representatives of teachers, one of whom shall be a member of the National Education Association of Rhode Island, to be appointed by the speaker, and one of whom shallbe a member of the American Federation of Teachers, to be appointed by the senate president; one of whom shall be a member of the Superintendent's Association, or Principal's Association, to be appointed by the speaker; one of whom shall be the director of the Rhode Island Historical Society, or designee; one of whom shall be the Rhode Island state archivist, or designee; one of whom shall be the commissioner of elementary and secondary the department of education, or designee; one of whom shall be the commissioner of postsecondary education, or designee; one of whom shall be the director of legislative press and public information bureau, or designee; one of whom shall be from the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, to be appointed by the speaker; one of whom shall be from the Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island to be appointed by the senate president; and one of whom shall be a schoollibrarian/media specialist to be appointed by the speaker; one of whom shall be a teacher at a parochial/private school institution to be appointed by the speaker; one of whom shall be the director of museum and program at the Rhode Island Heritage Harbor Museum Foundation, or designee; one of whom shall be the director of Rhode Island Committee for the Humanities, or designee; one of whom shall be the director of the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, or designee; one of whom shall be the director of the Rhode Island Latino Civic Fund Progresso Latino, or designee; and one of whom shall be the executive director of the Civics First Organization, or designee; and one of whom shall be the director of the Center for Civic Education, or designee.
  • It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Sections 16-2.1-1 and 16-2.1-2 of the General Laws in Chapter 16-2.1 entitled "Civic Education Commission" are hereby amended to read as follows:
  • 16-2.1-1. Civic education commission.
  • There is hereby created a permanent commission to be known as the Rhode Island Permanent Commission on Civic Education to consist of twenty-four (24) twenty-one (21) members; three (3) of whom shall be from the house of representatives, not more than two (2) from the same political party, to be appointed by the speaker; three (3) of whom shall be from the senate, not more than two (2) from the same political party, to be appointed by the senate president; one of whom shall be the Rhode Island secretary of state, or designee; two (2) of whom shall be teachers or representatives of teachers, one of whom shall be a member of the National Education Association of Rhode Island, to be appointed by the speaker, and one of whom shall be a member of the American Federation of Teachers, to be appointed by the senate president; one of whom shall be a member of the Superintendent's Association, or Principal's Association, to be appointed by the speaker; one of whom shall be the director of the Rhode Island Historical Society, or designee; one of whom shall be the Rhode Island state archivist, or designee; one of whom shall be the commissioner of elementary and secondary education, or designee; one of whom shall be the commissioner of postsecondary education, or designee; one of whom shall be the director of legislative press and public information bureau, or designee; one of whom shall be from the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, to be appointed by the speaker; one of whom shall be from the Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island to be appointed by the senate president; and one of whom shall be a school librarian/media specialist to be appointed by the speaker; one of whom shall be a teacher at a parochial/private school institution to be appointed by the speaker; one of whom shall be the director of museum and program at the Rhode Island Heritage Harbor Museum Foundation, or designee; one of whom shall be the director of Rhode Island Committee Council for the Humanities, or designee; one of whom shall be the director of the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, or designee; one of whom shall be the director of the Rhode Island Latino Civic Fund Progreso Latino, or designee; and one of whom shall be the executive director of the Civics First Organization, or designee; and one of whom shall be the director of the Center for Civic Education, or designee.
  • 16-2.1-2. Powers and duties.
  • (a) The commission is empowered to appoint committees to study specialized areas of concern and to report their findings and recommendations to the commission; provided, however, that one of these committees shallbe a Rhode Island history committee.
  • (a) The commission is empowered to appoint committees to study specialized areas of concern and to report their findings and recommendations to the commission; provided, however, that one of these committees shall be a Rhode Island history committee.
  • (b) All departments and agencies of the state shall furnish advice and information, documentary and otherwise, to the commission and its agents as may be necessary or desirable to facilitate the purposes of this chapter.
  • (c) The commission shall report its findings and/or recommendations to the speaker of the house of representatives, the senate majority leader president, and the commission of elementary and secondary commissioner of the department of education.
  • (c) The commission shall report its findings and/or recommendations to the speaker of the house of representatives, the senate majority leader president, and the commission commissioner of elementary and secondary education.
  • (d) Nine (9) Eight (8) members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.
  • (e) The commission shall meet at least four (4) two (2) times per year.
  • SECTION 2. This act shalltake effect upon passage.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.
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  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO EDUCATION – CIVIC EDUCATION COMMISSION
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  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO EDUCATION – CIVIC EDUCATION COMMISSION
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  • This act would alter the membership, reporting protocol, and meeting requirements of the civic education commission.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC002143 ========
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Votes

NOTE: Electronic voting records are unofficial and may not be accurate. For an official vote tally, check the House or Senate Journal from the day of the vote.

Floor vote for Passage

May 11, 2017 at 4:27pm
Yeas: 34 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 3 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Algiere NV
Sen. Archambault Y
Sen. Calkin Y
Sen. Ciccone Y
Sen. Conley Y
Sen. Cote Y
Sen. Coyne Y
Sen. Crowley Y
Sen. DaPonte NV
Sen. DiPalma Y
Sen. Doyle NV
Sen. Felag Y
Sen. Fogarty Y
Sen. Gallo Y
Sen. Gee Y
Sen. Goldin Y
Sen. Goodwin Y
Sen. Jabour Y
Sen. Kettle Y
Sen. Lombardi Y
Sen. Lombardo Y
Sen. Lynch Prata Y
Sen. McCaffrey Y
Sen. Metts Y
Sen. Miller Y
Sen. Morgan Y
Sen. Nesselbush Y
Sen. Paolino Y
Sen. Pearson Y
Sen. Picard Y
Sen. Quezada Y
Sen. Raptakis Y
Sen. Ruggerio Y
Sen. Satchell Y
Sen. Seveney Y
Sen. Sheehan Y
Sen. Sosnowski Y

Floor vote for PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE

June 28, 2017 at 4:30pm
Yeas: 69 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 6 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Rep. Abney Y
Rep. Ackerman Y
Rep. Ajello Y
Rep. Almeida Y
Rep. Amore Y
Rep. Azzinaro Y
Rep. Barros Y
Rep. Bennett Y
Rep. Blazejewski Y
Rep. Canario Y
Rep. Carson Y
Rep. Casey NV
Rep. Casimiro Y
Rep. Chippendale Y
Rep. Corvese Y
Rep. Costantino NV
Rep. Coughlin Y
Rep. Craven Y
Rep. Cunha Y
Rep. Diaz Y
Rep. Donovan Y
Rep. Edwards Y
Rep. Fellela Y
Rep. Filippi Y
Rep. Fogarty Y
Rep. Giarrusso Y
Rep. Handy Y
Rep. Hearn NV
Rep. Hull Y
Rep. Jacquard Y
Rep. Johnston Y
Rep. Kazarian NV
Rep. Keable Y
Rep. Kennedy Y
Rep. Knight Y
Rep. Lancia Y
Rep. Lima Y
Rep. Lombardi Y
Rep. Maldonado Y
Rep. Marshall Y
Rep. Marszalkowski Y
Rep. Mattiello Y
Rep. McEntee Y
Rep. McKiernan Y
Rep. McLaughlin Y
Rep. McNamara Y
Rep. Mendonca Y
Rep. Messier Y
Rep. Morgan Y
Rep. Morin Y
Rep. Nardolillo Y
Rep. Newberry Y
Rep. Nunes Y
Rep. O'Brien Y
Rep. O'Grady Y
Rep. Perez Y
Rep. Phillips NV
Rep. Price NV
Rep. Quattrocchi Y
Rep. Ranglin-Vassell Y
Rep. Regunberg Y
Rep. Roberts Y
Rep. Ruggiero Y
Rep. Serpa Y
Rep. Shanley Y
Rep. Shekarchi Y
Rep. Slater Y
Rep. Solomon Y
Rep. Tanzi Y
Rep. Tobon Y
Rep. Ucci Y
Rep. Vella-Wilkinson Y
Rep. Walsh Y
Rep. Williams Y
Rep. Winfield Y