Senate Bill 265

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 04/09/24: signed by Governor
Title AN ACT relating to teacher certification and declaring an emergency.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Bill Request Number 2221
Sponsors M. Deneen, S. West
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 161.048 to modify the Option 7 alternative teacher certification pathway; remove some initial candidate requirements; allow provisional certification upon qualifying and enrolling in an approved institute; establish the conditions for receiving a professional certificate.
Index Headings of Original Version Occupations and Professions - Teachers, alternative certification pathway, Option 7, modification
State Agencies - Education Professional Standards Board, Option 7 certification pathway, modification
Teachers - Alternative certification pathway, Option 7, modification
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Alternative teacher certification pathway, Option 7, modification
Jump to Proposed Amendments Senate Committee Substitute 1
Senate Committee Amendment 1
House Committee Substitute 1
House Floor Amendment 1
Votes Vote History

Actions

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02/23/24
  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
02/26/24
  • to Education (S)
02/29/24
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1) and Committee Amendment (1-title)
03/01/24
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 06, 2024
03/06/24
  • 3rd reading, passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute (1) and Committee Amendment (1-title)
03/07/24
  • received in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
03/08/24
  • to Education (H)
03/21/24
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
03/22/24
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
03/25/24
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
03/26/24
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 27, 2024
03/27/24
  • 3rd reading, passed 90-0 with Committee Substitute (1) and Floor Amendment (1)
  • received in Senate
03/28/24
  • posted for passage for concurrence in House Floor Amendment (1) and Committee Substitute (1)
  • Senate concurred in House Committee Substitute (1) and Floor Amendment (1)
  • passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute (1) and Floor Amendment (1)
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • delivered to Governor
04/09/24
  • signed by Governor

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions and declare an EMERGENCY.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Alternative teacher certification pathway, Option 7, emergency
Effective Dates, Emergency - Alternative teacher certification pathway, Option 7, modification
Teachers - Alternative certification pathway, Option 7, emergency

Amendment Senate Committee Amendment 1
Sponsor S. West
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Title Amendments - SB 265

Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions; amend KRS 161.030 to direct that an individual who completes a preparation program and passes the required assessments shall receive a five year professional certificate; specify that an out-of-state teacher who passes the required assessments shall receive a five year professional certificate; remove the provisions for a teacher internship requirement; direct that teacher certification shall be awarded upon successful completion of an educator preparation program or alternative certification pathway and passing of the required assessment and shall not be dependent on employment; create a new section of KRS Chapter 161 establishing a new teacher induction and mentor program; require the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) to develop standards and guidance for the program; require the EPSB to develop evaluations for new teachers; require the EPSB to submit an annual report to the Legislative Research Commission; amend various sections of KRS Chapter 161 to conform; repeal KRS 161.1222, relating to the pilot teacher internship program.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - New teacher induction and mentor program, implementation
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Professional certification, requirements
Teachers - New teacher induction and mentor program, participation
Teachers - Professional certification, requirements
Boards and Commissions - Education Professional Standards Board, new teacher induction and mentor program, standards
Reports Mandated - Education Professional Standards Board, new teacher induction and mentor program, report requirement

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor K. Timoney
Summary Amend to exclude emergency certificates from prohibition on job offer requirements; delete language creating a conflict on required assessments.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Emergency teacher certification, job offer requirements, exclusion
Teachers - Emergency teacher certification, job offer requirements, exclusion

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