House Bill 275

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 02/09/24: to Committee on Committees (S)
Title AN ACT relating to misconduct in schools and school-sponsored activities.
Bill Documents Current
Introduced
Bill Request Number 1062
Sponsors J. Tipton, J. Bauman, D. Bentley, K. Bratcher, E. Callaway, J. Hodgson, S. Witten
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 160 to prohibit a public school district or public charter school from entering a nondisclosure agreement relating to misconduct involving a minor or student; amend KRS 160.380 to define "abusive conduct"; require school district applicants to disclose being the subject of any allegations or investigations in the previous 12 months and consent to a reference check; require school districts to conduct reference checks; require nonpublic and public school districts to disclose any allegations or investigations related to abusive conduct of applicants; revise indemnification language to grant immunity for disclosures made about school employee conduct; require school districts to request all related information from public and nonpublic schools and the Education Professional Standards Board and require the schools and EPSB to provide the records; require requests for information to be satisfied in 10 working days instead of 10 days; require all public school personnel to submit to a state criminal background check every five years; require all school district applicants to list all schools of previous and current employment on the application; require a school district to internally report and investigate to completion all allegations of abusive conduct; require all records relating to an allegation of abusive conduct to be retained in an employee's personnel file unless the allegation is proven false; amend KRS 156.160 to direct the Kentucky Board of Education to include employment standards in the voluntary certification standards for private schools; make technical corrections; amend KRS 160.151 to define "certified nonpublic school"; require employees of certified nonpublic schools to submit to a national and state criminal background check and a CA/N check; require certified nonpublic school personnel to have a state criminal background check every five years; prohibit a certified nonpublic school from hiring a violent or felony sex crime offender; require a certified nonpublic school to conduct reference checks on all applicants; prohibit a certified nonpublic school from entering into a nondisclosure agreement related to misconduct involving a minor or student; amend KRS 156.095 to require the Kentucky Department of Education to develop a training related to sexual misconduct for employees to undergo every five years; make technical corrections; amend KRS 161.151 to conform.
Index Headings of Original Version Education, Elementary and Secondary - Misconduct involving minor, nondisclosure agreement, prohibition
Education, Elementary and Secondary - School district applicant, employment history request, deadline
State Agencies - Department of Education, development of training for school employees, appropriate conduct
Teachers - Misconduct involving minor, nondisclosure agreement, prohibition
Background Checks - School district applicant, employment history request, deadline
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1
House Floor Amendment 1
Votes Vote History

Actions

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01/16/24
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
01/18/24
  • to Education (H)
01/23/24
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
  • floor amendment (1-title) filed
01/24/24
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
02/06/24
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 07, 2024
02/08/24
  • 3rd reading, passed 95-0 with Committee Substitute (1) and Floor Amendment (1-title)
02/09/24
  • received in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions; require allegation of abusive conduct be reported pursuant to KRS 620.030.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Allegation of abusive conduct, report

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor J. Tipton
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Title Amendments - HB 275

Last updated: 2/29/2024 5:57 PM (EST)