HB 1187 provides for the exemption of certain students from the requirement to take certain academic assessment tests. ASBSD opposed the bill.
Thirty-six votes were needed to place HB 1187 on the debate calendar, but Rep. Bolin’s request was killed on a 27-42 vote. Monday’s smoke out vote received the minimum number of supporters (24).
House Education committee members voted 8-7 to defeat the bill on the Monday, as well.
Rep. Jacqueline Sly noted the bill the received a fair committee hearing where all parties were heard and each legislator on the committee had their chance to speak.