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HB 2064 - English Language Learners - Key Vote

Arizona Key Votes

Robert Meza voted Nay (Conference Report Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (16-13) - (Key vote)

Title: English Language Learners

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that requires all students with a primary language other than English to take an English language proficiency assessment exam. Declares that a student must be classified as an English Language Learner student and then be enrolled in an English language immersion program, if the student is determined to be not proficient in English. The bill requires English Language Learner students to be reassessed annually at the end of every school year as well as students who have been in the program within the past two years to be reassessed to confirm proficiency. The bill also prohibits funding for the same English Language student for more than two years. Establishes the Arizona Department of Education Division of English Language Acquisition Services and the Statewide Compensatory Instruction Fund. The bill appropriates $33.9 million for the implementation of this bill.

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (31-27) - (Key vote)

Title: English Language Learners

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that requires all students with a primary language other than English to take an English language proficiency assessment exam. Declares that a student must be classified as an English Language Learner student and then be enrolled in an English language immersion program, if the student is determined to be not proficient in English. The bill requires English Language Learner students to be reassessed annually at the end of every school year as well as students who have been in the program within the past two years to be reassessed to confirm proficiency. The bill also prohibits funding for the same English Language student for more than two years. Establishes the Arizona Department of Education Division of English Language Acquisition Services and the Statewide Compensatory Instruction Fund. The bill appropriates $33.9 million for the implementation of this bill.

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (16-14) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (33-24) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: English Language Learners

Sponsors

  • Chuck Gray (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Judy Burges (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Pamela Gorman (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Karen S. Johnson (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Rick Murphy (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Russell K. Pearce (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
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