The 2016 legislative session adjourned sine die on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Please review the information we have available below and if you have any questions, please contact our office at 334-833-4080.
|Bill #||Description||Sponsor||Committee||Status||Last Action||Comments|
|SB89||This bill would require, beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, students to successfully pass a civics test identical to the civics portion of the naturalization test used by the United States citizenship and immigration services to graduate from high school or obtain a high school equivalency diploma.||Orr||ED||Indefinitely Postponed||4/28/16||The bill does not specifically exempt non-public schools|
|SB109||Kyle Graddy Act: This bill would specifically allow the possession and self-administration of auto-injectable epinephrine by a school student.||Whatley||ED||Pending third reading in second house||4/13/16|
|HB84||Education Savings Account: This bill would create the Education Savings Account program which would allow parents to use the funds in the account which would have been allocated to their child at their resident school district for an education program of the parents' choosing.||Johnson||EP||Indifintely Postponed||4/28/16||*Substitute Bill -Updated text below|
|SB229||Virtual School Act: This bill amends a portion of the Virtual School Act passed in the last legislative session.||Brewbaker||ED||Read for first time in second house; referred to committee||3/17/16||*Substitute Bill - Updated text below|
|HB364||This bill would require the Alabama High School Athletic Association to adopt a rule to allow its public school members to compete only against each other for state championships, and its nonpublic school members to compete only against each other for state championships.||Whorton||EP||Assigned to Committee||3/2/16|
|HB168||To amend Section 16-28-4, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to enrolling for school; to allow a child who is six years of age on or before December 31 to enroll in first grade in the enrolling school district.||Warren||EP||Passed; Delivered to Governor for signature||5/3/16||Does not directly impact non-public. However, many schools do follow this policy.|
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