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 Bill Status of HB2541  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  RE-ENTERING CITIZENS CIVIC ED

House Sponsors
Rep. Sonya M. Harper - Will Guzzardi - Curtis J. Tarver, II - Justin Slaughter - LaToya Greenwood, Anne Stava-Murray, William Davis, Nicholas K. Smith, Marcus C. Evans, Jr., Celina Villanueva, Delia C. Ramirez, Debbie Meyers-Martin, Carol Ammons, André Thapedi, Mary E. Flowers, Rita Mayfield, Sam Yingling, Anna Moeller, Sara Feigenholtz, Sue Scherer, La Shawn K. Ford, Margo McDermed, Amy Grant, Kathleen Willis, Emanuel Chris Welch, Natalie A. Manley, Theresa Mah, Aaron M. Ortiz, Kelly M. Cassidy, Melissa Conyears-Ervin, Lamont J. Robinson, Jr., Bob Morgan, Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, Jehan Gordon-Booth, Camille Y. Lilly, Lawrence Walsh, Jr., Thaddeus Jones, Lindsay Parkhurst, Daniel Swanson, Barbara Hernandez and Elizabeth Hernandez

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Robert Peters - Omar Aquino, Jacqueline Y. Collins, Ann Gillespie, Kimberly A. Lightford, Ram Villivalam, John G. Mulroe, Andy Manar and Christopher Belt)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/21/2019HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0441

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Re-Entering Citizens Civics Education Act. Provides that the Department of Corrections and the Department of Juvenile Justice shall provide a nonpartisan peer-led civics program throughout the correctional institutions of the State to teach civics to soon-to-be released citizens who will be re-entering society. Provides for the curriculum and eligibility for the program. Provides that the program shall be taught by peer educators who are citizens incarcerated in the Department of Corrections and the Department of Juvenile Justice facilities and specially trained by experienced peer educators and established nonpartisan civic organizations. Provides that the nonpartisan civic organizations shall provide adequate training to peer educators on matters including, but not limited to, voting rights, governmental institutions, current affairs, and simulations of voter registration, election, and democratic processes, and shall provide periodic updates to program content and to peer educators. Provides that the Department of Corrections shall adopt rules to carry out the Act within 6 months after the effective date of the Act. Provides that the funding for the voting rights and registration peer education program shall be subject to appropriation by the General Assembly. Contains provisions regarding funding for the program. Effective January 1, 2020.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Provides that the civic education program must be offered by the Department of Corrections and the Department of Juvenile Justice to prisoners scheduled to be discharged within 12 months (rather than 6 months). Provides that established nonpartisan civic organizations may be assisted by area political science or civics educators at colleges, universities, and high schools and by nonpartisan organizations providing re-entry services. Provides that the Department of Corrections and the Department of Juvenile Justice should aim to include the peer reeducation workshop in conjunction with other pre-release procedures and movements. Adds references to "or superintendents" wherever "wardens" appear in the engrossed bill.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/13/2019HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  2/13/2019HouseFirst Reading
  2/13/2019HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/26/2019HouseAssigned to Appropriations-Public Safety Committee
  3/5/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  3/6/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  3/26/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Nicholas K. Smith
  3/26/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Celina Villanueva
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. André Thapedi
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Margo McDermed
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Amy Grant
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr.
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thaddeus Jones
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Swanson
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  3/27/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  3/27/2019HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Appropriations-Public Safety Committee; 010-000-000
  3/29/2019HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/4/2019HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/4/2019HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/10/2019HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 102-009-001
  4/10/2019SenateArrive in Senate
  4/10/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/10/2019SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
  4/10/2019SenateFirst Reading
  4/10/2019SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/24/2019SenateAssigned to Criminal Law
  5/2/2019SenatePostponed - Criminal Law
  5/7/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Robert Peters
  5/7/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/7/2019SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/8/2019SenateDo Pass Criminal Law; 010-000-000
  5/8/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 9, 2019
  5/8/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-8(b-1), this amendment will remain in the Committee on Assignments.
  5/9/2019SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Ann Gillespie
  5/14/2019SenateSecond Reading
  5/14/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 15, 2019
  5/16/2019SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  5/17/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Robert Peters
  5/17/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  5/21/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Criminal Law
  5/21/2019SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
  5/21/2019SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. John G. Mulroe
  5/21/2019SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Andy Manar
  5/21/2019SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
  5/22/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Criminal Law; 010-000-000
  5/23/2019SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
  5/23/2019SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/23/2019SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Peters
  5/23/2019SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/23/2019SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  5/23/2019SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  5/23/2019HouseArrived in House
  5/23/2019HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 2
  5/26/2019HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  5/26/2019HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/26/2019HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Appropriations-Public Safety Committee
  5/27/2019HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Appropriations-Public Safety Committee; 012-000-000
  5/29/2019HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 House Concurs 113-001-000
  5/29/2019HouseHouse Concurs
  5/29/2019HousePassed Both Houses
  6/27/2019HouseSent to the Governor
  8/21/2019HouseGovernor Approved
  8/21/2019HouseEffective Date January 1, 2020
  8/21/2019HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0441

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