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Introduced Version House Bill 3334 History

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H. B. 3334


(By Delegates Armstead, DeLong, Campbell,

Pino, Lane, Craig, Sebonya and Howard)

[Introduced March 25, 2005; referred to the

Committee on Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security.]




A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-2A-8a, relating to public education; establishing the "West Virginia Remembers Program;" and authorizing the state Board of Education to promulgate a rule providing for maintaining of lists by county boards of veteran volunteers to speak in the public schools.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-2A-8a, to read as follows:

ARTICLE 2A. ADOPTION OF TEXTBOOKS, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES.

§18-2A-8a. Creating the "West Virginia Remembers Program;" rules.

(a) There is hereby created the "West Virginia Remembers Program" whereby children in the public schools may learn about military service, patriotism and courage in the defense of our country from veterans who volunteer to share their experiences in the educational setting. Participation in the program by classroom teachers shall be voluntary and may not be considered a course requirement or mandatory in any other way.
(b) The state Board of Education is authorized to promulgate a rule with regard to solicitation of speakers from veterans groups and maintenance of lists by county boards of available speakers.



NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to create a program for veterans to share their experience in the military with public school children.

§18-2A-8a is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.
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