00RS SB125


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SB 125 (BR 417) - T. Shaughnessy

     AN ACT relating to the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship.
     Amend KRS 164.7874 to change all references to the Commonwealth merit scholarship to the Kentucky Education Excellence scholarship and define an eligible student as a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States who is also a Kentucky resident; amend KRS 164.7881 to allow students to continue their scholarship eligibility if they are at least enrolled in a postsecondary course of study as part-time students; amend KRS 164.7885 to allow high schools to delete ACT scores from information they submit to the Kentucky Department of Education, if the scores are transmitted to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority from the testing service and to delete the requirement that the Department of Education report a list of all eligible students expected to graduate to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority; amend KRS 164.7877, 164.7879 and 164.7881 to conform.


     SCA (1, T. Shaughnessy) - Clarify language to differentiate between eligible high school and eligible postsecondary students by inserting the words "high school" before the word student, as appropriate.

     Jan 21-introduced in Senate
     Jan 25-to Education (S)
     Feb 3-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with committee amendment (1)
     Feb 4-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 10-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 16, 2000
     Feb 16-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day; 3rd reading, passed 36-0 with committee amendment (1)
     Feb 17-received in House
     Feb 18-to Education (H)
     Feb 23-posted in committee
     Mar 15-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 16-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 17, 2000
     Mar 20-3rd reading, passed 97-0
     Mar 21-received in Senate; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 29-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 198)

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