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2015 Senate Bill 209: Encourage teaching America’s founding documents
Introduced by Sen. Patrick Colbeck R-Canton Township on March 17, 2015
To add language to the state school code stating that public school boards are “encouraged” to provide instruction on the “core principles” of America’s foundational documents and governmental system.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on March 17, 2015
Reported in the Senate on May 20, 2015
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Sen. David Knezek D-Dearborn Heights on June 11, 2015
To strike out language specifying the core principles enshrined in the nation's founding documents.
The amendment failed 18 to 20 in the Senate on June 11, 2015.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Received in the House on June 11, 2015
Referred to the House Education Committee on June 11, 2015
Reported in the House on November 10, 2015
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Referred to the House Government Operations Committee on November 30, 2016