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HB 2064 - Requires Civics Testing for Graduation Eligibility - Arizona Key Vote

Kelli Ward voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Requires Additional Testing for High School Students

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (19-10) - (Key vote)
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Title: Requires Civics Testing for Graduation Eligibility

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires high school students to pass a civics test before graduation, effective during the 2016-2017 school year.

  • Requires a public Arizona high school student to correctly answer at least 60 of 100 questions on a civics test identical to the naturalization test used by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services in order to receive a high school diploma, beginning the 2016-2017 school year and thereafter (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that a student who does not pass the civics test may retake the test until they pass in order to graduate (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes a school district board or charter school board to determine the method and manner of administering the civics exam (Sec. 1).


Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (42-17) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Requires Additional Testing for High School Students


  • Brenda J. Barton (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Carlyle W. Begay (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Sonny Borrelli (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Karen Fann (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David M. Gowan Sr. (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Gail Griffin (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Kavanagh (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Debbie Lesko (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Livingston (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara McGuire (AZ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Darin Mitchell (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Steve Montenegro (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Justin Olson (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Warren Petersen (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Steve Smith (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David W. Stevens (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kelli Ward (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Steven B. Yarbrough (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kimberly Yee (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)


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