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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 114 – Civic learning summit urged


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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

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  ]]]]              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
  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 / Fiscal Impact

                       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.

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