Senate Bill 8

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 03/19/19: signed by Governor
Title AN ACT relating to educators.
Bill Documents Current
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

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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