House Bill 527

Actions | Amendments
Last Action signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 147)
Title AN ACT relating to the educational stability of children in out-of-home placements.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Bill Request Number 1849
Sponsors S. Riley, J. Carney, M. Prunty, B. Reed
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS 199.800 to 199.805 to provide that the Department for Community Based Services shall place a foster child within the school district where the child was enrolled immediately prior to placement if practicable; require the department to make the determination on whether a foster child shall remain enrolled in the school of origin based upon a determination of the best interest of the child; provide that the cost of transportation shall not be a factor in the determination of the best interest of the child; require reasonable transportation to be offered if the department determines it is in the best interest of the child to remain enrolled in the school of origin after placement in a new school district; establish procedures for enrolling a foster child if changing the child's school of enrollment is in the best interest of the child; require the district in which the foster child is enrolled upon successful completion of high school graduation requirements to issue a diploma to the child.
Index Headings of Original Version Children and Minors - Foster children, educational stability upon placement in new school district
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Foster children, educational stability upon placement in new school district
Education, Finance - Transportation cost, reimbursement for transportation of foster child residing in another district
Short Titles and Popular Names - Uninterrupted Scholars Act of Kentucky
State Agencies - Department for Community Based Services, educational stability of foster children
Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1
Votes Vote History

Actions

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02/26/18
  • introduced in House
02/28/18
  • to Health and Family Services (H)
03/06/18
  • posted in committee
03/08/18
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
03/09/18
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
03/13/18
  • posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 14, 2018
03/14/18
  • 3rd reading, passed 95-0 with Committee Substitute
03/15/18
  • received in Senate
03/16/18
  • to Health & Welfare (S)
03/21/18
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
03/22/18
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
03/27/18
  • posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 29, 2018
03/29/18
  • 3rd reading, passed 37-0
  • received in House
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • delivered to Governor
04/10/18
  • signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 147)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Establish new language related to the reimbursement for transportation costs when reasonable transportation is to be offered if the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Community Based Services determines it is in the best interest of the child to remain enrolled in the school of origin after placement in a new school district and make the potential reimbursement available to child-placing agencies and child-caring facilities in addition to a school district and a foster parent.
Index Headings Children and Minors - Foster children, educational stability upon placement in new school district
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Foster children, educational stability upon placement in new school district
Education, Finance - Transportation cost, reimbursement for transportation of foster child residing in another district
Short Titles and Popular Names - Uninterrupted Scholars Act of Kentucky
State Agencies - Department for Community Based Services, educational stability of foster children

Last updated: 1/16/2019 3:00 PM (EST)