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SCR114...............................................by JUDICIARY AND RULES CIVIC EDUCATION - Stating findings of the Legislature relating to civic education and urging the Secretary of State to convene a summit for civic learning, providing composition of the committee and requiring a report. 02/28 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing 03/01 Rpt prt - to 10th Ord 03/02 Ref'd to Educ 03/10 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 10th Ord 03/11 10th Ord - ADOPTED - voice vote Floor Sponsor - Marley Title apvd - to House 03/14 House intro - 1st rdg - to Educ 03/16 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/17 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/18 Ret'd to Educ 03/23 Rpt out - w/o rec - to 3rd rdg 03/24 3rd rdg - FAILED - 34-35-1 AYES -- Bastian, Bell, Black, Boe, Bradford, Cannon, Collins, Deal, Edmunson(Barker), Field(23), Garrett, Henbest, Jaquet, Jones, LeFavour, Martinez, Miller, Mitchell, Pasley-Stuart, Pence, Ring, Ringo, Rusche, Sayler, Shepherd(2), Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30), Smith(24)(Frost), Smylie, Snodgrass, Stevenson, Trail, Mr. Speaker NAYS -- Anderson, Andrus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bayer, Bedke, Bilbao, Block, Bolz, Chadderdon, Clark, Crow, Denney, Eskridge, Field(18), Hart, Harwood, Henderson, Kemp, Lake, Loertscher, Mathews, McGeachin, McKague, Moyle, Nielsen, Nonini, Raybould, Roberts, Rydalch, Sali, Schaefer, Shepherd(8), Wills, Wood Absent and excused -- Ellsworth Floor Sponsors - Trail & Smylie Ret'd to Senate Filed in Office of the Secretary of Senate
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-eighth Legislature First Regular Session - 2005 IN THE SENATE SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 114 BY JUDICIARY AND RULES COMMITTEE 1 A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 2 STATING FINDINGS OF THE LEGISLATURE RELATING TO CIVIC EDUCATION AND URGING THE 3 SECRETARY OF STATE TO CONVENE A SUMMIT FOR CIVIC LEARNING, PROVIDING COM- 4 POSITION OF THE COMMITTEE, AND REQUIRING A REPORT. 5 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 6 WHEREAS, civic learning encourages young people to be thoughtful and pro- 7 ductive members of their communities and future leaders of the state; and 8 WHEREAS, it is crucial to the future health of our representative democ- 9 racy that all young people be knowledgeable about democratic principles and 10 practices, engaged in their communities and in politics, and committed to the 11 public good; and 12 WHEREAS, on the National Assessment of Educational Progress in 1998, only 13 twenty-five percent of students at the upper elementary and secondary levels 14 were proficient in civics and government; and 15 WHEREAS, nationally, under twenty percent of eligible 18 to 25 year-olds 16 voted in the 2004 presidential election; and 17 WHEREAS, according to "The Civic and Political Health of the Nation: A 18 Generational Portrait" nearly one-half of 15 to 25 year-olds indicate that 19 civic education increases their interest and participation in civic affairs; 20 and 21 WHEREAS, individuals who have a clear understanding of the rights and 22 responsibilities of citizenship in a representative democracy are more likely 23 to exercise those rights and responsibilities to be competent and responsible 24 citizens; and 25 WHEREAS, the need for civic learning in our state is crucial to the long- 26 term social and political health of the state. 27 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the First Regular Session 28 of the Fifty-eighth Idaho Legislature, the Senate and the House of Representa- 29 tives concurring therein, that the Secretary of State, with the assistance of 30 the Department of Education, is urged to establish a committee to convene a 31 Summit for Civic Learning at Boise State University with a goal of determining 32 a strategy for enhancing long-term civic engagement and learning within the 33 state, and recommending a plan for improving civic engagement and learning 34 before the Second Regular Session of the Fifty-eighth Idaho Legislature. 35 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the committee should be composed of a diverse 36 range of student, teacher and administrator representatives from grades K 37 through 12 and postsecondary education, media, civic organizations, and 38 elected officials, and shall be facilitated by the Department of Education's 39 Office of Civics, Service, Character and International Education. 40 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the committee shall report its findings and 41 recommendations for future action to the Office of the Secretary of State and 42 the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction no later than December 43 1, 2005.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 15042 The intend of this Concurrent Resolution relates to civic education and urges the Secretary of State to convene a summit for civic learning, providing composition of the committee and requiring a report. FISCAL NOTE Funding will be from private sources. There will be no impact on the General Fund. Contact Name: Sen. Bert Marley, 332-1407 Sen. Denton Darrington, 332-1317 Rep. Tom Trail, 332-1000 Rep. Steve Smylie, 332-1000 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE SCR 114