House Bill 226

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 03/03/22: reassigned to Education (S)
Title AN ACT relating to early literacy education, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring an emergency.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Fiscal Impact Statement Fiscal Note
Bill Request Number 1024
Sponsors J. Tipton, T. Bojanowski, D. Bentley, K. Bratcher, C. Massey, K. Moser, R. Palumbo
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 158.791 to specify the Department of Education's role in assisting local school districts with regard to reading instruction, supports, and interventions; require the department to collaborate with designated agencies on reading programming, materials, and activities; amend KRS 158.305 to define new terms; replace references to "response to intervention" systems with "multi-tiered system of supports"; require a local board of education to adopt and implement a reading universal screener and reading diagnostic assessment by January 1, 2023; permit a local school district to adopt a common comprehensive reading program for K-3; require all K-3 teachers to be trained in any reading diagnostic assessment and universal screener adopted by a local board; establish requirements for the administration of reading universal screeners by grade-level; define and establish the requirements for a reading improvement plan; establish service requirements for a student that needs accelerated intervention as demonstrated by the results of the approved reading diagnostic assessment or state annually required grade 3 assessment; require the department to establish reading teacher academies or coaching models by September 1, 2023, if funds are appropriated; remove the requirement for KDE to provide an annual report to IJCE on academic interventions; create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to require postsecondary institutions offering early childhood or elementary teacher preparation programs to include designated instruction; require the EPSB to maintain a list of approved reading teacher preparation tests; require all new teachers seeking certification in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education or Elementary School to take an approved reading teacher preparation test; amend KRS 158.840 to require CPE to submit an annual report to IJCE on the compliance of teacher preparation programs to this Act; require regular reports to an external evaluator; amend KRS 164.0207 to redefine existing terms; require the Board of Education to pass administrative regulations that prioritize schools with the most need and schools that have not received a grant in the previous cycle when awarding reading diagnostic and intervention grants; amend KRS 158.794 to reorganize the composition of the reading diagnostic and intervention grant steering committee; amend KRS 164.0207 to conform; create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to establish and define the read to succeed fund; provide that moneys and interest in the fund shall not lapse; designate the Act as the Read to Succeed Act.
Index Headings of Original Version Education, Elementary and Secondary - Early literacy education, requirements
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Read to succeed fund, creation, purpose
Education, Finance - Department of Education, role in early literacy education, defining
Education, Higher - Teacher preparation programs, early literacy instruction, teacher preparation test, requiring
State Agencies - School districts, early literacy education, requirements
Teachers - Training, reading diagnostic assessment and universal screener, requiring
Universities and Colleges - Teacher preparation programs, early literacy instruction, teacher preparation test, requiring
Children and Minors - Early literacy education, requirements
Boards and Commissions - EPSB, early literacy teacher preparation tests, list of approved tests, maintenance
Short Titles and Popular Names - The Read to Succeed Act
Fiscal Note - Early literacy education, requirements
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1
House Committee Amendment 1
Votes Vote History


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  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
  • to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1) and Committee Amendment (1-title)
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 03, 2022
  • 3rd reading, passed 86-7 with Committee Substitute (1) and Committee Amendment (1-title)
  • received in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
  • to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
  • reassigned to Education (S)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain all original provisions; amend KRS 158.305 to provide that a superintendent shall select at least one universal screener and one reading diagnostic assessment for the district; provide that a superintendent may elect to adopt a common comprehensive reading program; amend KRS 158.792 to include the employment of reading interventionists as a purpose of the reading diagnostic and intervention fund; prevent the state board of education from limiting grant recipients from expending grant funds for authorized purposes; direct that grant applications currently under consideration shall be subject to Section 5 this Act; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Literacy, universal screeners and reading diagnostic assessments, selection of superintendent
Education, Finance - Reading diagnostic and intervention grant, reading interventionist
Effective Dates, Emergency - Read to Succeed Act
Teachers - Reading diagnostic and intervention grant, reading interventionist
Boards and Commissions - Kentucky Board of Education, reading diagnostic and intervention grant

Amendment House Committee Amendment 1
Sponsor J. Tipton
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Title Amendments - HB 226

Last updated: 2/8/2023 2:57 PM (EST)