House Bill 611

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 04/10/24: became law without Governor's Signature
Title AN ACT relating to truancy.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Bill Request Number 1929
Sponsors J. Bauman, T. Truett, C. Fugate, D. Hale, K. Jackson, S. Lewis, S. Riley, J. Tipton
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 159.140 to require a director of pupil personnel to file with the county attorney a complaint against a parent or guardian who has allowed a child in kindergarten to grade five to be absent without excuse for 15 or more days; allow the director of pupil personnel, after consultation with the court designated worker, to refer the case to the family, accountability, intervention, and response team; amend KRS 610.030 to require that a diversion agreement for a child against whom a complaint alleging truancy has been filed shall require that if the child is absent without excuse two or more times during the diversion, the child will be considered to have failed diversion and the matter shall be immediately referred to the county attorney.
Index Headings of Original Version Education, Elementary and Secondary - Director of pupil personnel, habitual truant, provision
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Director of pupil personnel, parent of truant referred, provision
Attorney, County - Parent of minor, unexcused absences, director of pupil personnel filing provision
Children and Minors - Unexcused absences, director of pupil personnel, filing provision
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Floor Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 2
Votes Vote History

Actions

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02/20/24
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
02/22/24
  • to Education (H)
02/27/24
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
02/28/24
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
03/05/24
  • floor amendments (1) and (2) filed
03/06/24
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 07, 2024
03/07/24
  • 3rd reading
  • Floor Amendment (2) defeated
  • passed 79-15 with Floor Amendment (1)
03/08/24
  • received in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
03/21/24
  • to Education (S)
03/26/24
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
03/27/24
  • 2nd reading, to Rules as a consent bill
  • posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 28, 2024
03/28/24
  • 3rd reading, passed 38-0
  • received in House
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • delivered to Governor
04/09/24
  • filed without Governor's signature with the Secretary of State
04/10/24
  • became law without Governor's Signature

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor T. Truett
Summary Retain original provisions; specify that if a child is absent from school without excuse 4 or more days while on diversion, the child will immediately be considered to have failed; require that a diversion agreement not exceed twelve months.
Index Headings Attorney, County - Minors, diversion, unexcused absences
Children and Minors - Diversion, unexcused absences
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Attendance, diversion, unexcused absences

Amendment House Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor A. Camuel
Summary Retain original provisions, specify that the director of pupil personnel may file refer a complaint to the county attorney.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Director of pupil personnel, unexcused absences, discretion

Last updated: 4/16/2024 1:01 AM (EDT)