SENATE BILL 6430





                        57th Legislature

                      2002 Regular Session


Passed by the Senate February 13, 2002

  YEAS 45   NAYS 0




President of the Senate


Passed by the House March 5, 2002

  YEAS 97   NAYS 0



I, Tony M. Cook, Secretary of the Senate of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is  SENATE BILL 6430 as passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives on the dates hereon set forth.




Speaker of the

      House of Representatives









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Governor of the State of Washington

                   Secretary of State

                  State of Washington



                         SENATE BILL 6430



             Passed Legislature - 2002 Regular Session


State of Washington   57th Legislature        2002 Regular Session


By Senators Zarelli, McAuliffe and Oke


Read first time 01/17/2002.  Referred to Committee on Education.

Authorizing issuance of high school diplomas to World War II veterans who were both honorably discharged and left high school before graduation to serve in World War II.

    AN ACT Relating to high school diplomas for World War II veterans; and amending RCW 28A.230.120.




    Sec. 1.  RCW 28A.230.120 and 1984 c 178 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

    (1) School districts shall issue diplomas to students signifying graduation from high school upon the students' satisfactory completion of all local and state graduation requirements.  Districts shall grant students the option of receiving a final transcript in addition to the regular diploma.

    (2) School districts or schools of attendance shall establish policies and procedures to notify senior students of the transcript option and shall direct students to indicate their decisions in a timely manner.  School districts shall make appropriate provisions to assure that students who choose to receive a copy of their final transcript shall receive such transcript after graduation.

    (3)(a) A school district may issue a high school diploma to a person who:

    (i) Is an honorably discharged member of the armed forces of the United States;

    (ii) Was scheduled to graduate from high school after 1940 and before 1951; and

    (iii) Left high school before graduation to serve in World War II.

    (b) A school district may issue a diploma to or on behalf of a person otherwise eligible under (a) of this subsection notwithstanding the fact that the person holds a high school equivalency certification or is deceased.

    (c) The superintendent of public instruction shall adopt a form for a diploma application to be used by a veteran or a person acting on behalf of a deceased veteran under this subsection (3).  The superintendent of public instruction shall specify what constitutes acceptable evidence of eligibility for a diploma.


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