Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 120

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 20-30-5.

Synopsis: Cursive writing in school curriculum. Requires each school corporation and accredited nonpublic elementary school to include cursive writing in its curriculum.

Effective: July 1, 2013.





Leising




    January 7, 2013, read first time and referred to Committee on Education and Career Development.







Introduced

First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)


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SENATE BILL No. 120



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning education.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 20-30-5-7; (13)IN0120.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 20-30-5-7, AS AMENDED BY P.L.86-2007, SECTION 1, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 7. Each school corporation shall include in the school corporation's curriculum the following studies:
        (1) Language arts, including:
            (A) English;
            (B) grammar;
            (C) composition;
            (D) speech; and
            (E) second languages; and
            (F) cursive writing.

        (2) Mathematics.
        (3) Social studies and citizenship, including the:
            (A) constitutions;
            (B) governmental systems; and
            (C) histories;
        of Indiana and the United States, including a study of the

Holocaust in each high school United States history course.
        (4) Sciences.
        (5) Fine arts, including music and art.
        (6) Health education, physical fitness, safety, and the effects of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, and other substances on the human body.
        (7) Additional studies selected by each governing body, subject to revision by the state board.

SOURCE: IC 20-30-5-7.2; (13)IN0120.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 20-30-5-7.2 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 7.2. An accredited nonpublic elementary school shall include in the accredited nonpublic elementary school's curriculum language arts studies in cursive writing.