Bill Summary for H 176 (2015-2016)

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Mar 9 2015

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 176 (Public) Filed Monday, March 9, 2015
AN ACT TO REQUIRE ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO TAKE THE CIVICS PORTION OF THE NATURALIZATION TEST USED BY THE UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES.
Intro. by Steinburg.

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Amends GS 115C-81(g) as the title indicates. Adds new subdivision (4a) to the civic literacy requirements of the state's basic education program as provided in GS 115C-81 to require that the 100 questions from the civics portion of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services naturalization test be administered as a component of a social studies test required for high school graduation. Prohibits more than 10 percent of a student's grade in a social studies course being based on the results of the test.

Applies beginning with the 2015-16 school year.

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