Bill Summary for H 151 (2019-2020)
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AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO ADOPT RULES EXCUSING ABSENCES FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING A LEGISLATIVE EVENT OR VISITING THE NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND ENSURING THAT CERTAIN EXCUSED ABSENCES DO NOT AFFECT A STUDENT'S PARTICIPATION IN AN APPROVED ATTENDANCE RECOGNITION PROGRAM.Intro. by Lambeth.
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House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Moves the proposed definition of legislative event and deletes the remaining proposed definitions in GS 115C-379. Further modifies the proposed changes to GS 115C-379 to now require the State Board of Education's rules on excusing absences to at least require school principals to authorize a minimum of two excused absences each year for religious observances required by the faith of a student or the student's parents (maintaining existing statutory language) as well as requiring excusing absences for attendance at a legislative event or service as a Governor's page (previously, inability to attend because of a legislative event only). Makes organizational, clarifying, and conforming changes. Makes conforming changes to GS 115C-382.5 regarding student attendance recognition programs.