View Amendment Current Amendment: 1 to Bill 38

The Committee on Education and Public Works proposes the following Amendment No. 1 to S. 38 (COUNCIL\WAB\38C001.RT.WAB21):

Reference is to Printer's Date 3/2/21-S.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 2. A., by striking Section 59-29-130(A)(1)(a) and inserting:

/ "Section 59-29-130. (A)(1)(a) The instruction provided for in Section 59-29-120 shall be given for at least one year of the high school, college and university grades, respectively. A public institution of higher learning, as defined in Section 59-103-5, that offers classes which may fulfill general education or liberal arts requirements shall require each undergraduate student, except a student eligible for the exemption provided in item (2), to complete no fewer than three semester credit hours or their equivalent in American history, American government, or another equivalent course of instruction that provides a comprehensive overview of the major events and turning points of American history and government which includes, at a minimum, reading:

(i) the United States Constitution in its entirety;

(ii) the Declaration of Independence in its entirety;

(iii) the Emancipation Proclamation in its entirety; and

(iv) a minimum of five essays in their entirety from the Federalist Papers as selected by an instructor. /

Amend the bill further, SECTION 2. A., by striking Section 59-29-130(B) and inserting:

/ (B) The board of trustees of a public institution of higher learning shall ensure that the requirements of this section are incorporated into the degree requirements of all undergraduate degree programs in a manner that does not:

(1) add to the total number of credit hours for any degree; and

(2) conflict with any school accreditation process. /

Amend the bill further by striking SECTION 3.