General Educational Development program; allows participation by court order. (SB33)

Introduced By

Sen. Russ Potts (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


General Educational Development Program. Allows participation in a general educational development program to be by court order and excludes from the compulsory school attendance requirements any child who has obtained a general educational development (GED) certificate. The bill also adds to the list of those persons who may participate in the GED testing program, the testing program through which persons may earn a high school equivalency certificate, (i) persons 16 years of age or older who have been expelled from school and (ii) persons required by court order to participate in the testing program. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/20/2005Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 064334788
12/20/2005Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/12/2006Reported from Education and Health (11-Y 0-N)
01/13/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/13/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
01/16/2006Read second time and engrossed
01/17/2006Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
01/17/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
01/17/2006Communicated to House
01/19/2006Placed on Calendar
01/19/2006Read first time
01/19/2006Referred to Committee on Education
02/09/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB33)
02/13/2006Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006Read second time
02/14/2006Motion to refer to committee agreed to
02/14/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2006Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
03/03/2006Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N)
03/07/2006Read second time
03/08/2006Passed by for the day
03/09/2006Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to (49-Y 43-N)
03/09/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (49-Y 43-N)
03/09/2006Rereferred to Education
03/11/2006Left in Education

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB347.