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Legislative Amendments

LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENT 1

ADOPTED

Section: IDEA Special Education
Page: 11, line 15

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NEA Supports: federal legislation that encourages states to implement appropriate standards for certificates of completion for students with special needs. 

LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENT 2

WITHDRAWN

LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENT 3

ADOPTED

Section: IDEA Special Education
Page: 11, line 3

Amend an Existing Item

NEA supports: Delete existing language and replace with new language so the bullet reads, “[the right of teachers, related service providers, and paraprofessionals to submit a written dissent to an IEP;] the rights of teachers and related service providers and para-professionals to have their individual professional comments documented within the IEP process;”

LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENT 4

ADOPTED

Section: Voting and Election Reform
Page 29, Line 14

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NEA supports: Insert “including extending the full protections” after “reauthorization” and insert “of 1965;” at the end of the sentence so the bullet reads, “reauthorization, including extending the full protections, and full enforcement of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.”

LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENT 5

ADOPTED

Section: Safe Schools
Page: 6, line 41

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NEA supports: legislation that protects students and staff from bullying, harassment, and intimidation by other students and staff.

LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENT 6

WITHDRAWN

LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENT 7

ADOPTED

Section: Education and National Security
Page: 29, line 50

Amend an Existing Item

NEA supports: Delete “of foreign conflicts;” so the bullet reads, “adequate programs for the special needs of veterans; [of foreign conflicts;]“

LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENT 8

ADOPTED AS MODIFIED

Section: Children’s Safety
Page: 16, line 16

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NEA Supports: amend to read, “federal assistance to schools and communities for implementation of effective staff, youth and student suicide prevention programs, including professional development for teachers and education support professionals in suicide prevention, alertness, intervention and post-vention programs for prekindergarten through higher education;”

LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENT 9

ADOPTED AS AMENDED

Section: Children’s Nutrition
Page: 16, line 46
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NEA Supports: amend to read, “legislation that requires examination of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) food safety, and adequate labeling of GMO foods, and private right of action to enforce GMO food labeling requirements.” 

LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENT 10

DEFEATED

LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENT 11

ADOPTED AS MODIFIED

Section: Safe Schools
Page: 6, line 41

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NEA Supports: federal legislation to outlaw gun trafficking and “straw purchases;

LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENT 12

ADOPTED

Section: Safe Schools
Page: 6, line 35
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NEA Supports: amend to read, “restrictions, including a mandatory waiting period or instantaneous computer checks, to allow universal background checks for felony convictions or mental illness, on the manufacture, distribution, and/or sale of handguns in order to ensure a safe[r] school environment;”

LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENT 13

ADOPTED

Section: Preamble
Page: 2, line 34

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Amend to read, “Supporting Student [Achievement] Learning, Growth, and Development - Legislative issues…

LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENT 14

ADOPTED

Section: High Quality Public Education
Page: 3, line 3

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Amend to read, “a. STUDENT [ACHIEVEMENT] LEARNING, GROWTH, AND DEVELOPMENT

LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENT 15

ADOPTED

Section: High Quality Public Education
Page: 3, line 40

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NEA Supports: amend to read, “ongoing evaluation of student [achievement] learning based on multiple measures…”

LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENT 16

ADOPTED

Section: Equal Rights, Non-Discrimination, and Protection from Violence
Page: 26, line 26

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NEA Supports: ensuring all legally married people have equal access to federal benefits regardless of their state of residence.

LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENT 17

ADOPTED AS MODIFIED

Section: Student Achievement
Page: 3, line 15

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NEA Supports: programs that promote the infusion of the arts and design into student learning of science, technology, engineering and math as a means of fostering student creativity, innovation, and inventiveness.