Senate Bill 8

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 03/19/19: signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 030)
Title AN ACT relating to educators.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Bill Request Number 956
Sponsors S. West, D. Givens, R. Alvarado, D. Carroll, M. Wilson
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 161.770 to specify that a board of education must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, and any other applicable federal law in placing a teacher or superintendent on leave due to a physical or mental disability; prohibit a board from requesting unnecessary medical information or disclosing any medical information; amend KRS 161.790 to clarify the causes for which a contract of a teacher may be terminated; require an attorney to serve as hearing officer and chairman of the tribunal; remove the lay person from the tribunal; establish selection and training requirements for hearing officers; establish a prehearing conference for motions and mediation; establish tribunal's decision as a recommended order and allow parties to file exceptions to recommended order; allow hearing officer to respond to exceptions by entering original recommended order or an amended order as a final order; limit decisions to upholding or overturning the decision of the superintendent.
Index Headings of Original Version Disabilities and the Disabled - Superintendent, leave of absence, compliance with medical privacy law
Disabilities and the Disabled - Teachers, leave of absence, compliance with medical privacy law
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Superintendent, leave of absence, compliance with medical privacy law
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Teachers, leave of absence, compliance with medical privacy law
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Tribunal appeal procedures, hearing officer role in
Teachers - Leave of absence, compliance with medical privacy law
Teachers - Tribunal appeal procedures, hearing officer role in
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Kentucky Board of Education, teacher due process appeal procedures
Jump to Proposed Amendments Senate Floor Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 1
Votes Vote History

Actions

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01/08/19
  • introduced in Senate
  • taken from Committee on Committees (S)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Committee on Committees (S)
  • to Education (S)
01/09/19
  • taken from Education (S)
  • 2nd reading
  • returned to Education (S)
01/10/19
  • reported favorably, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, January 11, 2019
  • floor amendment (1) filed
01/11/19
  • 3rd reading, passed 23-13 with floor amendment (1)
02/05/19
  • received in House
02/06/19
  • to Education (H)
02/15/19
  • posted in committee
02/25/19
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
02/26/19
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 27, 2019
03/01/19
  • floor amendment (1) filed
03/06/19
  • floor amendment (1) withdrawn
  • 3rd reading, passed 56-42
03/07/19
  • received in Senate
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • delivered to Governor
03/19/19
  • signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 030)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor J. Higdon
Summary Restore original language requiring written statement prior to terminating contract for inefficiency, incompetency, or neglect of duty.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Teacher contract termination, written statement required
Teachers - Contract termination, written statement required

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor J. Nemes
Summary Amend KRS 161.790 to allow tribunal decisions to include the same sanctions as originally allowed of the superintendent.
Index Headings Teachers - Tribunal decisions, sanctions allowed

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