00RS SB91


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SB 91 (BR 1192) - L. Casebier

     AN ACT relating to instructional materials.
     Amend KRS 156.400 to require that the 6 adoption groups for instructional textbooks and programs be arranged by similarity of content to the extent possible for the elementary, middle, and high school subject areas; amend KRS 156.405 to require the State Textbook Commission to provide a recommended list of textbooks and instructional materials with a consumer guide to aid with the selection of materials; reduce the number of appointive members to the State Textbook Commission to 10, by removing the publishers' representative; require that at least 1 citizen member have a child enrolled in a public school at the time of appointment; require that of the 3 parent textbook reviewers, 2 shall have a child currently enrolled in public schools; delete the requirement that textbook reviewers be hired through a personal service contract and require that reviewers be paid $100 per day not to exceed $1000 annually; amend KRS 156.407 to conform; amend KRS 156.410 to require that all materials be suitable for use with a diverse population and be free of social, ethnic, racial, religious, age, gender, and geographic bias; amend KRS 156.433 to increase the annual amount an instructional materials reviewer can receive from $750 to $1000; KRS 156.435 to establish May 1 following the establishment of the state multiple list of recommended titles as the date to execute contracts with publishers, and require that the list and the consumer guide be send to superintendents by November 1 of each adoption year; amend KRS 156.437 to conform; amend KRS 156.439 to allow recommended programs, in addition to textbooks, to be purchased with state textbook funds; amend KRS 156.440 to delete the requirement that local boards of education adopt basal textbooks and submit the adopted list to the chief state school officer; amend KRS 156.445 to require that no program, as well as no textbook, be used in a public school unless it is on the recommended list or unless the district has met the notification requirements; amend KRS 156.470 to conform; amend KRS 156.476 to include programs and materials, as well as textbooks, which shall be provided for the visually impaired; amend KRS 157.100, 157.145, 157.150, 157.160 and 157.170 to conform; amend KRS 157.190 to require the Department of Education to cooperate with the Kentucky Educational Collaborative for State Agency Children to distribute funds for instructional materials for use by children placed in state facilities; repeal KRS 156.450, 156.455, 157.120, and 157.130.


     HCS - Retain original provisions, except require that the review process include accuracy of information in the textbooks and require textbook companies to ensure books are free of factual error.
     HFA (1, F. Rasche) - Make technical changes.
     HFA (2, G. Tapp) - Make technical amendments.
     HFA (3, T. Riner) - Amend KRS 156.410 to require in the evaluation criteria for textbooks and programs developed by the chief state school officer that instructional materials be free of political bias and that theories be distinguished from fact and presented in an objective educational manner.
     HFA (4, T. Riner) - Amend KRS 156.405 to require the State Textbook Commission to permit public inspection of textbooks and programs and to conduct a public hearing to receive comment on textbooks and programs under consideration.

     Jan 13-introduced in Senate
     Jan 18-to Education (S)
     Feb 3-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 4-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 9-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 15, 2000
     Feb 14-moved to the Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 17, 2000
     Feb 17-3rd reading, passed 38-0
     Feb 18-received in House
     Feb 22-to Education (H)
     Feb 25-posted in committee
     Mar 8-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 9-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 10, 2000
     Mar 10-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 14-floor amendments (2) (3) and (4) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 20-3rd reading, passed 93-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendments (1) (2) and (4)
     Mar 21-received in Senate
     Mar 29-posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute, floor amendments (1) (2) and (4) ; taken from the Regular Orders of the Day, placed in Consent Orders of the Day; Senate concurred in House Committee Substitute, floor amendments (1) (2) and (4) ; passed 37-0
     Apr 11-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
     Apr 21-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 419)

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