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Senate Bill 222

(as introduced Jan. 24, 2002)

SENATOR Jordan

A BILL

To provide that before the science curriculum standards that are to be adopted by the State Board of Education prior to December 31, 2002, may be effective, those standards must be approved by a concurrent resolution passed by both houses of the General Assembly.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:

Section 1. The State Board of Education shall not adopt the science standards prescribed in division (A)(1) of section 3301.079 of the Revised Code unless, by concurrent resolution, those standards are approved by both houses of the General Assembly. Before the House of Representatives or Senate votes on a concurrent resolution approving the standards, its standing committee having jurisdiction over education legislation shall conduct at least one public hearing on the standards. The joint hearing prescribed in division (F) of section 3301.079 of the Revised Code satisfies the requirement for a public hearing under this section so long as such hearing includes an opportunity for testimony from the general public and interested parties.


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