School Start Time Legislation
The map below shows states where legislators have drafted or introduced state and/or federal legislation to help ensure safe, healthy school hours (in green).
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Live or Passed Bills
Massachusetts S254 An Act to authorize a study of school day starting times and schedules
Maryland HB883/SB14 (cross-filed in House of Delegates and Senate): Task Force to Study Safe and Health School Hours for Maryland Public Schools. PASSED 2014.
New Jersey S2484 Requires DOE to conduct study on options and benefits of instituting later school start time in middle school and high school. PASSED 2015, awaiting Governor's signature.
Florida HB 67 Provides requirements for district school board policies for high school daily start times. FAILED (Currently being investigated, however, through the research arm of the FL legislature)
Maine LD 711 An Act To Provide for a Later Starting Time for High Schools.
Senate Committee Hearing Apr 4 2015
Maryland HB1081 Orange Ribbon for Healthy School Hours.
Senate EHEA Hearing Apr 1 2015
Massachusetts S215 An Act authorizing a study of starting times and schedules
Virginia HB 34 Requires local school boards to set the daily school calendar so that programs of instruction at public high schools start no earlier than 8:00 a.m.
Nevada 34-426 Later school start times (MS and HS at 9a.m.)
Anne Arundel County, MD Resolution 6-15 Resolution encouraging the Anne Arundel County Board of Education and the Superintendent of Anne Arundel County Public Schools to establish safe and healthy school hours for all students and to purchase bus routing software in fiscal year 2015
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