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November 26, 2008

Senate Bill 2766: A Commission to Study and Improve Dropout Rates

Sponsor:
Senator Steven C. Panagiotkos for the Senate Ways and Means Committee

Summary:
Establishes a commission to among other things, examine increasing the age of compulsory school attendance. The bill also provides public school districts with a standard format for accurate reports of high school dropout and graduation rates.

Status:

1/16/2008 (Senate) Referred to Senate Ways and Means Committee
1/16/2008 (Senate) Reported favorably by Joint Education Committee
6/23/2008 (Senate) New draft of bill, see S.B. 2462,
6/23/2008 (Senate) Ordered to a Third Reading
6/24/2008 (Senate) Passed to be engrossed
6/25/2008 (House) Received in the House
6/25/2008 (House) Referred to Joint Committee on Rules
7/21/2008 (House) Reported favorably by Joint Committee on Rules
7/21/2008 (House) Referred to House Committee on Ways and Means
7/29/2008 (House) Ordered to a Third Hearing
7/29/2008 (House) Reported Favorably as Amended by House Committee on Ways and Means
7/30/2008 (House) Passed to be engrossed
7/31/2008 (Senate) Senate concurred with House amendments
8/7/2008 (House) Enacted by the House
8/7/2008 (Senate) Enacted by the Senate
8/7/2008 Laid before the Governor
8/14/2008 Signed by the Governor

HSLDA's Position:
Neutral.

Action Requested:
None.

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