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June 9, 2009

Senate Bill 433: Requiring Tennessee to Recognize a High School Diploma from Any Legal Form of Education

Author:
Senator Dewayne Bunch

Summary:
This bill would require the State of Tennessee to recognize a high school diploma awarded by any legal form of education in the state. This is a companion bill to House Bill 431.

Status:

2/10/2009(Senate) Filed for introduction.
2/11/2009(Senate) Introduced
2/12/2009(Senate) Referred to Senate Education Committee
4/14/2009(Senate) Recommendation for passing referred to Select Calendar Committee
4/27/2009(Senate) Reset on calendar for 5/4/2009
4/28/2009(Senate) Placed on Senate regular calendar for 4/30/2009
5/4/2009(Senate) Amendment adopted (amendment 1 of 0—A0416)
5/4/2009(Senate) Passed as amended; Yes 30, No 0
5/4/2009(Senate) Engrossed; ready for transmission to House
5/12/2009(Senate) Placed on the Senate Message Calendar for 5/14/2009
5/14/2009(Senate) Reset on calendar for 5/18/2009
5/18/2009(Senate) Concurred in House Amendment No. 1
5/19/2009(Senate) Enrolled and ready for signatures
5/19/2009(Senate) Signed by Speaker
5/21/2009(House) Signed by Speaker
5/21/2009Transmitted to the Governor for action
6/1/2009Signed by Governor
6/5/2009Effective Date: 6/1/2009
6/5/2009Public Chapter 329

HSLDA’s Position:
This bill should be supported.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

 Other Resources

E-lert—April 30, 2009: Calls Needed to Pass Diploma Bill

Bill Text   (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Bill History