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2013 Senate Bill 492: Revise kindergarten minimum age detail
  1. Introduced by Sen. Bruce Caswell (R) on September 12, 2013, to extend to “schools of choice” students (who attend a public school outside the district to which they are assigned) a 2012 law that requires children to be age 5 by Sept. 1 to attend kindergarten, rather than by Dec. 1 under current law. The date change is phased-in over three years.
    • Referred to the Senate Education Committee on September 12, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on October 3, 2013, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on October 15, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on October 15, 2013.
  2. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on October 16, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on October 16, 2013.
    • Referred to the House Education Committee on October 16, 2013.