05RS SB19


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SB 19 (BR 51) - D. Kelly, J. Westwood, A. Kerr, R. Roeding, D. Thayer

     AN ACT relating to reading, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring an emergency.
    Establish new section of KRS 158 to describe the General Assembly's findings and intent regarding reading; amend KRS 158.792 to define reading terms, establish the Reading Diagnostic and Intervention program to help teachers improve the reading skills of students in the primary program; require the Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate administrative regulations; identify the guiding principles for all grant recipients; require the Kentucky Department of Education to make annual reports of the use of grants and in odd-numbered years to estimate the cost of expanding the program; amend KRS 158.794 to rename the Early Reading Incentive Grant Steering Committee to the Reading Diagnostic and Intervention Grant Steering Committee, revise the steering committee membership and expand the responsibilities of the steering committee; amend KRS 164.0207 to modify role of the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development; specify the Collaborative Center's role relating to research; amend KRS 154A.130 to align with other provisions; specify that gubernatorial appointees serving on the Early Reading Incentive Grant Steering Committee at the effective date of this Act may continue to serve out their terms on the renamed steering committee; provide that the bill shall be cited as the "Read to Achieve Act of 2005"; EMERGENCY.


     SCA (1, D. Kelly) - Make technical correction.

     SCA (2, D. Kelly) - Clarify that the Collaborative for Literacy Development is to cooperate with other entities that provide family literacy services.

     SCA (3, D. Kelly) - Amend KRS 200.73 to provide that the Early Childhood Development Authority shall provide that primary students, regardless of age, who are having difficulty with reading may be referred and receive a second vision examination as described in KRS 156.160 at no cost to the parent.

     SFA (1, D. Kelly) - Delete requirement that university professors on the steering committee be from public universities; clarify that professors may be from either a university or a college.

     HCS - Retain original provisions of SB 19/GA, except include library media specialists as eligible recipients of assistance under the comprehensive reading program; change the membership of the Reading Diagnostic and Intervention Grant Steering Committee by reducing from five to four the number of primary program teachers and adding one certified library media specialist.

     Jan 4-introduced in Senate
     Jan 7-to Education (S)
     Feb 3-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with committee amendments (1) (2) and (3)
     Feb 4-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 7, 2005; floor amendment (1) filed
     Feb 7-3rd reading, passed 37-0 with committee amendments (1) (2) and (3), floor amendment (1)
     Feb 8-received in House
     Feb 11-to Education (H)
     Feb 14-posted in committee
     Mar 2-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 3-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 4, 2005
     Mar 4-3rd reading, passed 97-0 with Committee Substitute; received in Senate
     Mar 8-posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute on Tuesday, March 8, 2005 as a Consent bill; Senate concurred in House Committee Substitute; passed 37-0; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 18-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 127)

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