Friday, February 18, 2011

HB 1775 Dies in Subcommittee

HB 1775 (Del. Gilbert) was considered by the Immigration Subcommittee of the Senate Courts Committee earlier this week. In its original form, the bill would have required schools to inquire about the immigration status of students’ parents and then report that information to the Secretary of Education. The bill was amended in the House to require school boards to report to the Board of Education the number of students enrolled in ESL courses and the number of students who were enrolled without birth record. The bill died in the Immigration Subcommittee.