House Bill #5168 (2019)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- AMERICANIZATION OF SCHOOLS
Repeals requirement that persons between 16 and 21 who cannot speak, read or write English to attend classes until they learn (minimum 200 hours). Also repeals fines and institutional commitment for failure to take such classes.
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2019-01-23: Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.
2019-02-08: Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/13/2019)
2019-02-13: Committee recommended measure be held for further study
2019-06-14: Scheduled for consideration (06/19/2019)
2019-06-14: Scheduled for consideration
2019-06-19: Committee recommends passage
2019-06-20: Placed on House Calendar (06/25/2019)
2019-06-25: House read and passed
2019-06-25: Placed on Senate Calendar (06/27/2019)
2019-06-27: Senate passed in concurrence
2019-07-03: Transmitted to Governor
2019-07-08: Signed by Governor
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