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SENATE BILL NO. 1413
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SCHOOLS - Adds to existing law to specify requirements for instruction in
natural resources in the public schools.
02/11 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/12 Rpt prt - to Educ
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-sixth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2002
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1413
BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO COURSES OF INSTRUCTION IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS; AMENDING CHAPTER 16,
3 TITLE 33, IDAHO CODE, BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION 33-1617, IDAHO
4 CODE, TO SPECIFY REQUIREMENTS FOR INSTRUCTION IN NATURAL RESOURCES.
5 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
6 SECTION 1. That Chapter 16, Title 33, Idaho Code, be, and the same is
7 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and des-
8 ignated as Section 33-1617, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
9 33-1617. INSTRUCTION IN NATURAL RESOURCES. In the implementation of rules
10 governing the meaning of thoroughness in education, the state board of educa-
11 tion shall assure that all courses directed toward an understanding of the
12 importance of natural resources shall explore the comprehensive variety of
13 resource issues including responsible multiple use management, conservation,
14 importance of renewable resources, understanding of processes and economic
15 importance of biotechnology, and the relationship of man to natural resources.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This legislation is an addition of a new section 33-1617 to Idaho
Code, to specify thorough instruction in Natural Resources. This
additional instruction is necessary. In as much as recycling and
conservation have been addressed and supported, a variety of
resource issues are important to Idaho. In this very diverse state,
multiple use, Biotechnology, and renewable resources must all be
There is no fiscal impact.
Name: Sen. Kathy Sims
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1413