PA House Bill 779 and Senate Bill 839

Go to the Pennsylvania General Assembly website for the latest on House Bill 779 and Senate Bill 839.

On March 30, 2023, PA State Representative Patty Kim re-introduced the AAPI History Inclusion Act (PA H.B. 779) which will provide Asian American & Pacific Islander history instruction in the Pennsylvania K-12 education system. In the previous legislative session, Rep. Kim and PA State Representative Todd Stephens were the prime sponsors of the AAPI History Inclusion Act (H.B. 1917) which had the sponsorship of 26 other Representatives.


On September 7, 2023, State Senators Maria Collett and Nikil Saval introduced S.B. 839, which is the Senate companion to Rep. Kim's H.B. 779. Prior to introducing this bill, Senators Collett and Saval circulated memoranda for co-sponsorship for this legislation urging their Senate colleagues to support the inclusion of AAPI History in PA's K-12 classrooms on May 31, 2022 and again on December 9, 2022.

PA SB 839-2023.pdf