Bill Name: Civics Education Act of 2007
Bill Description: A Bill to promote Civics Education in American Public Schools

The Senate and House of Representatives:

DEFINES Civics as the study of American government, American democracy, and the role of the common citizen in the government as well as the role of the governemnt in the lives of the common people.

NOTES voter turnout is perpetually reaching new lows.

NOTES a true Democracy can only exist with a well-educated and socially conscious public.

NOTES there is no incentive for teaching Civics in American Schools.

REALIZES that it is not the place of the Federal Government to directly dictate classes.

NOTES most states have their own High School accountability testing system.

ESTABLISHES the ideas of "Civics" as a portion of every state's accountability testing.

ESTABLISHES that Civics must be at least 5% of state accountability testing.

ALLOWS the states to set the degree to which Civics is tested beyond the minimum 5%.

ESTABLISHES that the exam must be at least 30 multiple choice questions and 4 open response questions (weighted at least 70%).

ALLOWS the states to write, institute, and grade the exam.

MAINTAINS that the cost will be low, as the test will simply be added onto existing exams.

MAINTAINS that Civics Education will increase the integrity of American Democracy.


This Bill will take effect two years after passage by the House and Senate. Congress expects school systems to utilize these two years to create Civics courses in preperation.

Respectfully Submitted,

Senate
NebulaWorld (D-MT)
NebulaState (D-CT)

House
NebulaKY (D-KY)
NebulaNY (D-NY)
Nebula PA (D-PA)
NebulaIL (D-IL)

Bill Author: NebulaKY (D-KY)
Lobby Groups:
Aye: 140
Nay: 29
Present: 14

Representatives voting Aye:
FVPXXII (R-AL)
Thud (D-AL)
Trey Grayson (R-AL)
Elvish Magi AK (D-AK)
Arthur Jensen (D-AZ)
murrayhead (R-AZ)
Bubba (D-AR)
Michael Wong (D-CA)
Ace Frehley (R-CA)
Mike Jefferson (R-CA)
Ed Doe (D-CA)
C Hunt Coulter (D-CA)
dbrown (D-CA)
paragonCA (D-CA)
Buffy, Duopoly Slayer (G-CA)
nicvaliant2 (R-CA)
Zap R (L-CA)
Ronald Goatse 2 (R-CA)
Matthew Faustini CA (R-CA)
jordaneldridge (D-CA)
George Clooney (D-CA)
James McCovey (R-CA)
george yamamoto (D-CA)
John Marshall (D-CA)
Elvish Magi CO (D-CO)
Matthew Faustini CO (R-CO)
Gibson2 (R-CO)
bkct (D-CT)
Elbert Carvel (D-DE)
Peter Criss (R-FL)
Matthew Faustini (R) (R-FL)
Claude Pepper (D-FL)
Chas Diaz (D-FL)
Brad Brunell (D-FL)
Andrew "Gator" Min (R-FL)
paragon FL (D-FL)
Wingding Unison (R-FL)
Thomas E. Watson (D-GA)
paragonGA (D-GA)
Cracker (D-GA)
La Parka Noonan (R-GA)
Ed Ha (D-HI)
tater (R-ID)
Fred Patton (R-IL)
NebulaIL (D-IL)
MichaelV.Illinois (D-IL)
Super Joker (R-IL)
barnabyhamel (D-IL)
EldridgeDemIL (R-IL)
bkin (D-IN)
Rep Andrew Min IN (R-IN)
iamod (D-IA)
worldleader (D-IA)
Chris Vrenna (D-KS)
George Docking (D-KS)
FVPXX (R-KY)
Talorgen mac Brudi (D-KY)
NebulaKY (D-KY)
Bob Babineaux (D-LA)
Jokers Return (R-LA)
Saul Williams (D-ME)
Dr. McBell (L-MD)
lordjeebus (D-MD)
Ed Ma (D-MA)
Jose Bove (G-MA)
Brian Archer-Daniels (D-MA)
Bernard O'Higgins (D-MI)
ConservativeMind (R-MI)
DeroyalGop2 (R-MI)
Teddy R (G-MI)
Eleria (D-MI)
Anders (R-MN)
mj (D-MN)
bkmn (D-MN)
Elvish Magi MS (D-MS)
Gooz (R-MS)
bkmo (D-MO)
Crimson Cardinal (R-MO)
Bindlestiff (R-MT)
William Jennings Bryan (D-NE)
Joe Dirt (R-NE)
Jackpot Kennedy (D-NV)
edavis (R-NV)
Seth Gibson (R-NH)
Ed Hudson (D-NJ)
Chas Andrews (D-NJ)
paragonNJ (D-NJ)
Professor Joker (R-NJ)
DarkGamemaster (D-NM)
Joker of the West (R-NM)
NebulaNY (D-NY)
Bigone (D-NY)
nvnf (D-NY)
Nescafe (G-NY)
GenJCChristianPatriot (D-NY)
Stendido (D-NY)
EldridgeDemNY (D-NY)
Mbenjamin5 (D-NY)
Harry Skinner (D-NC)
Rep Andrew Min NC (R-NC)
Hoosa Daddio (R-NC)
Parasite (D-NC)
Locust Sang (D-ND)
Myers Cooper (R-OH)
Mark Campbell (D-OH)
Roosevelt (G-OH)
Elvish Magi OK (D-OK)
Oral Roberts (D-OK)
Matt Groening (D-OR)
David Unger (D-PA)
Bigone2 (D-PA)
Nebula PA (D-PA)
Stephen Colbert (R-PA)
RepublicanMind (R-PA)
Elliot (D-RI)
Stetson Kennedy II (D-SC)
Lord ECK (D-SD)
Paul Stanley (R-TN)
FVPXXIII (R-TN)
Chas Atkins (D-TN)
Osmosis Fragment (R-TN)
Elizabeth Rivera (D-TX)
Gene Simmons (R-TX)
Bigone4 (D-TX)
Jason Ramsey (D-TX)
George Allen (R-TX)
nic2 (R-TX)
Cowboy Min (R-TX)
Matthew Faustini TX (R-TX)
Crimson Utah (R-UT)
Malashaan (D-VT)
Chas Robb (D-VA)
Brian Luckett (R-VA)
ReagansRottingCorpse (D-VA)
Crimson Cavalier (R-VA)
dzeggetai (D-WA)
Razor Clam (R-WA)
RoB-WV (R-WV)
Bigone3 (D-WI)
Raznkn (D-WY)

Representatives voting Nay:
JoCaVaAL (D-AL)
mmartin2 (R-AZ)
Corey D. Bowen (C-CA)
Hamilton (C-CA)
Tyron Charr (R-FL)
Mike Bond FL (D-FL)
Johnny Isaakson (R-GA)
Corey D. Bowen I (C-IL)
james kirk (R-IN)
dzgIN (C-IN)
mmartin (R-LA)
Tim Allen (R-LA)
JoCaVa6 (D-MD)
Lesly Docklin (R-MD)
Jack Hansson (R-NY)
Joao (D-NY)
Corey D. Bowen II (C-NY)
Mike Bond OH (D-OH)
Jon Q. Publik (D-OR)
dzgPA (C-PA)
JoCaVa7 (D-SC)
Jim Mockerby (R-TX)
Russell (R-TX)
Mike Bond TX (D-TX)
dzgTX (C-TX)
Corey D. Bowen III (C-TX)
Hubert Farnsworth (R-UT)
JoCaVa5 (D-VA)
dzgWI (C-WI)

Representatives answering "Present":
Doc Holliday (D-AZ)
J. Kasic (R-AR)
Dr. Stephen Hawking (D-CA)
llm (R-FL)
cubsfan67 (D-IL)
Bughouse Concierge (G-IL)
K. Gillmor (R-MI)
Marq'd4Death (R-OH)
case (R-OH)
K. DeWine (R-OH)
Confederate=Traitor (D-TX)
witten (R-TX)
whec (R-VA)
D. Pryce (R-WI)

Representatives not voting yet:
Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
VoterBoy (L-CA)
Nicodemus The Great (D-CA)
JasonHolte (R-CA)
Lord Blackadder (D-CO)
Sheldon Whitehouse (D-CT)
Nicodemus Returns (D-FL)
John C. Fremont (D-GA)
Dick Marbury (D-IL)
VoterPerson (L-MA)
Fred Knickerbocker (R-MI)
Nicodemus The Wise (D-MI)
Bradley Cullitom (D-MN)
Mel Carnahan (D-MO)
SSC (D-MO)
James Bishop (R-NJ)
VoterGuy (L-NY)
Baldrickus (D-NY)
Peter King (R-NY)
Thor 3 (L-NC)
Aidan Oriana (G-OH)
GenShyguy (D-PA)
Blake Synel (R-PA)
Nicodemus Bwazoonczech (D-PA)
David Horowitz (R-SC)
Nemesis Enforcer (D-TX)
Kneight Bauer, III (D-WA)
Dr. Carl Sagan (D-WA)
Vivien Exartier (D-WV)
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