Bill Summary for H 151 (2019-2020)

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Mar 5 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 151 (Public) Filed Thursday, February 21, 2019
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. 

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