Senate Bill 232

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 03/27/24: floor amendment (1) filed
Title AN ACT relating to education and declaring an emergency.
Bill Documents Current
Introduced
Bill Request Number 357
Sponsor W. Westerfield
Summary of Original Version Repeal and reenact KRS 162.060 to establish that local boards of education shall submit all plans for new public school buildings or additions or alterations of old buildings to the chief state school officer, but prohibit the Kentucky Department of Education from requiring prior approval of the district's plans; amend KRS 156.160 to provide for the approval and appeal process for a district's purchase or disposal of real property; amend KRS 157.420 conform; establish the requirements for a district facilities plan; amend KRS 157.440, 157.615, 157.620, 157.621, 157.622, 158.814, and 160.105 to conform; amend KRS 160.160 to allow use of estimates of the cost of a project by licensed architects or engineers for establishing the financing; remove the requirement for a district to obtain prior approval from the department for a mortgage or lien on a school building or for leasing a building; amend KRS 158.102 to remove minimum requirements for a school librarian; amend KRS 199.882 to include an employer directly paying for the child-care facilities and facility maintenance on behalf of a child-care provider in the definition of "contribution"; allow for the renewal of an emergency teaching certificate for the 2024-2025 school year; EFFECTIVE July 1, 2024; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings of Original Version Education, Elementary and Secondary - Child-care provider, employer contributions, facilities and maintenance cost, inclusion
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Construction financing, use of architect or engineer estimate, authorization
Education, Elementary and Secondary - District facilities plans, development process, establishment
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Emergency teacher certification, renewal requirements, waiver
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Library media center, school librarian requirement, removal
Education, Elementary and Secondary - School building plans, chief state school officer, submission
Education, Elementary and Secondary - School district land purchase and disposal, Kentucky Board of Education, approval
Education, Elementary and Secondary - School district mortgages and liens, prior approval, removal
Education, Elementary and Secondary - School district real property, acquisition and disposal process, establishment
Education, Finance - Construction financing, use of architect or engineer estimate, authorization
Education, Finance - School building plans, chief state school officer, submission
Education, Finance - School district land purchase and disposal, Kentucky Board of Education, approval
Education, Finance - School district mortgages and liens, prior approval, removal
Education, Vocational - District facilities plans, development process, establishment
Education, Vocational - School building plans, chief state school officer, submission
Education, Vocational - School district land purchase and disposal, Kentucky Board of Education, approval
Education, Vocational - School district mortgages and liens, prior approval, removal
Education, Vocational - School district real property, acquisition and disposal process, establishment
Effective Dates, Emergency - Child-care provider, employer contributions, facilities and maintenance cost, inclusion
Effective Dates, Emergency - Emergency teacher certification, renewal requirements, waive
Effective Dates, Emergency - Library media center, school librarian requirement, removal
Effective Dates, Emergency - School district properties and procedures and requirements, July 1, 2024
Housing, Building, and Construction - School building plans, chief state school officer, submission
Housing, Building, and Construction - School district facilities plans, development process, establishment
Liens - School district mortgages and liens, prior approval, removal
Property - School district land purchase and disposal, Kentucky Board of Education, approval
Property - School district real property, acquisition and disposal process, establishment
Public Buildings and Grounds - School district facilities plans, development process, establishment
Public Buildings and Grounds - School district land purchase and disposal, Kentucky Board of Education, approval
Public Buildings and Grounds - School district real property, acquisition and disposal process, establishment
Teachers - Emergency teacher certification, renewal requirements, waive
Teachers - Library media center, school librarian requirement, removal
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Kentucky Board of Education, school district land purchase and disposal, approval
Capital Construction - School building plans, chief state school officer, submission
Children and Minors - Child-care provider, employer contributions, facilities and maintenance cost, inclusion
Contracts - School district mortgages and liens, prior approval, removal
Jump to Proposed Amendments Senate Committee Substitute 1
House Floor Amendment 1
Votes Vote History

Actions

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02/20/24
  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
02/22/24
  • to Education (S)
03/07/24
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
03/08/24
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 11, 2024
03/11/24
  • 3rd reading, passed 34-0-1 with Committee Substitute (1)
03/12/24
  • received in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
03/15/24
  • to Education (H)
03/27/24
  • floor amendment (1) filed

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions; delete KRS 158.102 regarding minimum requirements for a school librarian.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Library media center, school librarian, removal from bill
Teachers - Library media center, school librarian, removal from bill

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Piggyback? Yes
Sponsor J. Calloway
Summary Retain original provisions and amend KRS 158.191 to ensure parental rights and involvement by requiring notification within two business days of specific events; require a district to adopt procedures that both encourage students to speak with parents and require facilitation of the discussion with parents; forbid a district or school from adopting policies that keep any student information confidential from parents or refuse information requested by a parent with specific exceptions; forbid a district from requiring school personnel or students to use nonconforming pronouns for any individual instead of just students, establish the type of mental health services that the section does not prohibit a district from seeking for students; amend KRS 158.1415 to prohibit a child in any grade level from receiving instruction on a specific topic a parent has provided written notice to the school asserting an objection due to religious or moral beliefs; create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to establish a cause of action for violations; create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to prohibit a disciplinary action or adverse employment action for an employee informing a parent of specific information about a student or declining to use a pronoun or title inconsistent with the individual's biological sex; amend KRS 158.193 to establish that a school employee may participate in voluntary, student-initiated, student-led prayer when invited to do so.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Employee rights, public school, provision
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Parental rights, public schools, cause of action
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Parental rights, public schools, provision
Effective Dates, Emergency - Parental rights, public schools, provision
Effective Dates, Emergency - Religious rights, public school employees, provision
Parental Rights - Public schools, parental rights, cause of action
Parental Rights - Public schools, parental rights, provision
Personnel and Employment - Employee rights, public school, provision
Piggybacked Bills - HB 304
Religion - Parental rights, public schools, provision
Religion - Religious rights, public school employees, provision
Teachers - Employee rights, public school, provision
Civil Actions - Parental rights violation, public schools, cause of action

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