- Associated Press - Monday, February 9, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah Senate bill that would require high school students to pass the U.S. citizenship test in order to graduate has cleared its first hurdle at the state legislature.

The Senate voted 19-10 on Monday in favor of the measure, which will require a final Senate vote before advancing to the House.

The proposal would require students to answer 70 out of 100 questions correctly, rather than the six out of 10 questions required for new citizens.

Senate Democrats voted against the measure and expressed concern about making it more difficult for kids to graduate.

Utah is one of 15 states expected to consider the measure this year. An Arizona-based nonprofit promoting is working to get all 50 states to approve similar laws.

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SB 60: https://1.usa.gov/15QHstI


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