Dave Goins reports:
Concerns about national Common Core Standards for K-12 public schools were expressed during the development of a student data privacy bill that cruised unanimously through the Idaho Senate Tuesday, Sen. John Goedde said.
SB1372 contains an emergency clause – meaning that if it clears the Legislature, it would become law immediately upon the signature of Gov. Butch Otter. Most Idaho laws go into effect July 1, the start of the new state fiscal year.
The bill passed by the Senate Tuesday would mandate that Idaho school districts set student data security policies and would levy civil penalties up to $50,000 for violations.
The measure also sets the ceiling for civil penalties on private vendors that violate the would-be law at $50,000.
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