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2015 House Bill 4493: Mandate Holocaust and genocide instruction

Public Act 170 of 2016

Introduced by Rep. Klint Kesto (R) on April 21, 2015
To mandate that public schools must provide high school students at least six hours each school year of instruction about genocides, including the Holocaust. Also, to create a new government commission to research and make recommendations on how to teach this better.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Education Committee on April 21, 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.
Passed 105 to 1 in the House on February 23, 2016.
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To mandate that public schools must provide high school students with instruction about genocides, including the Holocaust. Also, to create a new government commission to research and make recommendations on how to teach this better.
Received in the Senate on February 24, 2016
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on February 24, 2016
Reported in the Senate on April 27, 2016
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Sen. Steve Bieda (D) on May 18, 2016
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on May 18, 2016
Passed 34 to 3 in the Senate on May 18, 2016.
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To mandate that public schools must provide high school students with instruction about attempted genocides, including some specified examples. Also, to create a new government commission to research and make recommendations on how to teach this better.
Received in the House on May 18, 2016
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 13, 2016

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