Senate Bill 167

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 04/17/24: signed by Governor
Title AN ACT relating to public school students' communication skills.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Bill Request Number 1919
Sponsors L. Tichenor, S. Funke Frommeyer, G. Neal, M. Wilson, M. Wise
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 156.160 to require cursive writing to be included as a course of study in all elementary schools beginning in the 2025-2026 school year; create new sections of KRS Chapter 158 to establish a public high school graduation requirement that a student demonstrate the ability to sign his or her own name in cursive; direct the Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate administrative regulations to administer the section and create a waiver process for students physically unable to demonstrate a cursive signature; require all public high schools to offer a course in typing and cursive writing; direct Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate administrative regulations to establish academic standards for the course; require successful completion of the course to be a graduation requirement from the 2025-2026 school year through the 2028-2029 school year.
Index Headings of Original Version Education, Elementary and Secondary - High school graduation requirements, cursive writing, demonstration of ability to sign name
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Kentucky Board of Education, cursive writing and typing, academic standards
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Kentucky Board of Education, high school graduation requirement, ability to sign cursive name
Children and Minors - High school graduation requirements, cursive writing, demonstration of ability to sign name
Boards and Commissions - Kentucky Board of Education, high school graduation requirements, cursive name
Jump to Proposed Amendments Senate Committee Substitute 1
House Floor Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 2
Votes Vote History

Actions

Top | Amendments
02/02/24
  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
02/06/24
  • to Education (S)
02/29/24
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
03/01/24
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 05, 2024
03/05/24
  • 3rd reading, passed 37-1 with Committee Substitute (1)
03/06/24
  • received in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
03/08/24
  • to Education (H)
03/21/24
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
03/22/24
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
03/26/24
  • floor amendments (1) and (2-title) filed
04/12/24
  • taken from Rules
  • placed in the Orders of the Day
  • 3rd reading, passed 87-10
  • received in Senate
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • delivered to Governor
04/17/24
  • signed by Governor

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain the requirement for cursive writing to be included as a course of study in all elementary schools beginning in the 2025-2026 school year; amend KRS 158.6453 to distinguish basic handwriting or penmanship from the definition of "writing"; delete all other provisions.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - High school graduation requirements, cursive writing, requirement to demonstrate signature, removal
Children and Minors - High school graduation requirements, cursive writing, requirement to demonstrate signature removal

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor T. Truett
Summary Retain original provisions, amend KRS 161.102 to provide a one year certificate to an applicant with a High School Equivalency Diploma; provide a five year substitute teaching certificate for an applicant with a bachelor's degree; provide a 10 year substitute teaching certificate for an applicant who holds a Kentucky statement of eligibility, previously held a Kentucky teaching certificate, or holds or previously held a valid out-of-state teaching certificate that required completion of a four-year teacher preparation program.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Teachers, substitute certification
Teachers - Substitute, certification
Boards and Commissions - Education Professional Standards Board, certificates, substitute teachers

Amendment House Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor T. Truett
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Title Amendments - SB 167/GA

Last updated: 4/19/2024 7:10 PM (EDT)