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AMENDMENT FOR PRINTED BILL

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___________________ moved that HB 1066 be amended as follows:


    On the printed bill, delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

"    Section 1. That chapter 13-33 be amended by adding a NEW SECTION to read:

    Each student enrolled in a school district or a state-accredited nonpublic school shall demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of the history, principles, and form of the United States government, before graduating from high school. In order to receive a high school diploma, a student shall correctly answer at least seventy percent of the questions on the citizenship test. A student may take the test at any time after beginning grade nine and may repeat the test as often as necessary to demonstrate proficiency.

    For the purposes of this section, the citizenship test consists of ten questions from the one hundred questions that, as of January 1, 2019, officers of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services use as the basis for selecting the questions posed to applicants for naturalization, as required by 8 U.S.C. 1423. The ten questions shall be selected annually by the secretary of education.

    No school district or nonpublic school may charge any fee in connection with the citizenship test. A student may be exempted from the requirements of this section if doing so is consistent with the student's individualized education program.

    Annually, each school district and nonpublic school shall report the score recorded for any test administered under this section to the Department of Education. The report shall be made in accordance with ยง 13-3-51."

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