Secondary school graduation requirements; diplomas. (SB489)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Secondary school graduation requirements; diplomas.  Directs the Board of Education to modify the credits necessary for a student to earn a standard or an advanced studies diploma. The advanced studies diploma shall be the recommended diploma. The standard diploma shall include a concentration in career and technical education and a requirement to earn a career and technical education credential. Standard or advanced studies diploma will require the successful completion of one virtual course. The modified standard diploma is eliminated, but the Board shall make provisions in regulation for students with disabilities to earn a standard diploma. The Board shall promulgate regulations to implement the provisions of this act to be effective within 280 days of its enactment. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12
01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103669D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/27/2012Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/01/2012Impact statement from DHCD (SB0489)
02/02/2012Reported from Education and Health with amendment (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2012Read second time
02/06/2012Reading of amendment waived
02/06/2012Committee amendment agreed to
02/06/2012Engrossed by Senate as amended SB489E
02/06/2012Printed as engrossed 12103669D-E
02/07/2012Read third time and passed Senate (26-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2012Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2012Read third time and passed Senate (24-Y 14-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Placed on Calendar
02/13/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Referred to Committee on Education
02/20/2012Reported from Education with substitute (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2012Committee substitute printed 12105504D-H1
02/21/2012Read second time
02/22/2012Passed by for the day
02/23/2012Read third time
02/23/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105504D-H1
02/23/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB489H1
02/23/2012Passed House with substitute (73-Y 27-N)
02/23/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (73-Y 27-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2012House substitute agreed to by Senate (32-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2012Title replaced 12105504D-H1
03/01/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB489ER)
03/01/2012Signed by Speaker
03/02/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB489ER)
03/03/2012Signed by President
04/05/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 642 (effective 7/1/12)
04/05/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0642)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1061.