House Bill 270

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 03/29/22: recommitted to Education (S)
Title AN ACT relating to prevention-oriented child abuse awareness instruction.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Bill Request Number 1388
Sponsors N. Tate, R. Palumbo, M. Prunty
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to require school councils or principals to adopt child abuse awareness and prevention instruction that is taught by a trained, certified teacher; establish short title of "Erin's Law."
Index Headings of Original Version Education, Elementary and Secondary - Child abuse awareness and prevention, required instruction
Teachers - Professional development, child abuse awareness and prevention, requirement to teach instruction
Children and Minors - Child abuse awareness and prevention, required instruction
Short Titles and Popular Names - Erin's Law
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Floor Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 2
Senate Committee Substitute 1
Senate Committee Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 2
Votes Vote History

Actions

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01/11/22
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
01/28/22
  • to Education (H)
02/08/22
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
02/09/22
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 10, 2022
02/10/22
  • floor amendment (1) filed
02/14/22
  • floor amendment (2) filed
02/15/22
  • 3rd reading, passed 93-2 with Floor Amendment (2)
02/16/22
  • received in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
02/18/22
  • to Education (S)
03/17/22
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1) and Committee Amendment (1-title)
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
03/18/22
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
03/21/22
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 24, 2022
03/24/22
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
03/25/22
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
  • floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
03/29/22
  • recommitted to Education (S)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor N. Tate
Summary Retain all original provisions except provide that the superintendent shall adopt the required curriculum, permit the required instruction to be integrated into relevant existing required curricula; allow the instruction to be provided by a school counselor, school safety specialist, or other individual with special knowledge or expertise on the topic; remove the requirement for teacher professional development; require that the curriculum be approved by the Department of Education; require the Department of Education to develop and maintain a list of approved curricula, provide technical assistance to school districts. and review curriculum proposed for approval by a district.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Child abuse awareness and prevention, required curricula, Department of Education approval
State Agencies - Department of Education, child abuse awareness and prevention, list of approved curricula
Boards and Commissions - Department of Education, child abuse awareness and prevention, list of approved curricula

Amendment House Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor N. Tate
Summary Retain all original provisions except provide that the superintendent shall adopt the required curriculum, permit the required instruction to be integrated into relevant existing required curricula; allow the instruction to be provided by a school counselor, school safety specialist, or other individual with special knowledge or expertise on the topic; remove the requirement for teacher professional development; require that the curriculum be approved by the Department of Education; require a description of the curriculum to be posted at least two weeks prior to instruction; require the Department of Education to develop and maintain a list of approved curricula, provide technical assistance to school districts and review curriculum proposed for approval by a district.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Child abuse awareness and prevention, required curricula, Department of Education approval
State Agencies - Department of Education, child abuse awareness and prevention, list of approved curricula
Boards and Commissions - Department of Education, child abuse awareness and prevention, list of approved curricula

Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Delete original provisions, except short title; amend KRS 158.4416 to require a trauma-informed team to incorporate age-appropriate and evidence-based child abuse and neglect awareness and prevention into the training, guidance, and assistance provided by the team; require the trauma-informed toolkit to include recommendations regarding child abuse and neglect awareness and prevention; require a school's trauma-informed plan to include strategies for child abuse and neglect awareness and prevention; require the Kentucky Department of Education to send annual notification of where the standards for child abuse and neglect awareness and prevention can be found within the academic standards for health.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Trauma-informed teams and plans, child abuse and neglect awareness and prevention, inclusion
State Agencies - Kentucky Department of Education, trauma-informed toolkit, health standards, child abuse and neglect
Children and Minors - Trauma-informed teams and plans, child abuse and neglect awareness and prevention, inclusion

Amendment Senate Committee Amendment 1
Sponsor M. Wise
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Title Amendments - HB 270/GA

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor A. Southworth
Summary Retain all original provisions except limit the scope of the bill to physical and sexual abuse by removing references to emotional abuse and neglect; provide that child abuse prevention and awareness training and instruction should utlilize a discreet approach to encourage children who have experienced abuse to report that abuse while reducing the exposure of children not experiencing abuse to secondhand trauma.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Child abuse instruction, exclude emotional abuse and neglect, require discreet approach
Children and Minors - Child abuse instruction, exclude emotional abuse and neglect, require discreet approach

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor M. Wilson
Summary Retain all original provisions except narrow the focus of a local board's plan for implementing a trauma-informed approach to school employees.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Local boards of education, trauma informed plan, school employees
Boards and Commissions - Local boards of education, trauma informed plan, school employees

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