98RS HB447


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HB 447/FN (BR 1827) - J. Lee, B. Colter, E. Jordan

     AN ACT relating to the education of state agency children.
     Amend KRS 158.135 to include children in therapeutic foster care as state agency children, to define therapeutic foster care, to require additional reimbursement to school districts whose expenditures exceed 20% of the total amount received from state and federal sources to serve a state agency child, and to provide that the General Assembly shall increase funding for education programs for state agency children by the same percentage that the base funding level in the SEEK program is increased; amend KRS 605.110 to require that the biennial plan for providing educational services to state agency children include strategies to insure teacher preparation programs include content related to working with state agency children.


     HCA (1, J. Lee) - Provide that funding requirements shall be met if possible, and that extra funds available to assist schools with expenses in excess of 20% be provided if possible within existing appropriations.

     Jan 29-introduced in House
     Feb 2-to Education (H)
     Mar 2-posted in committee
     Mar 4-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 5-2nd reading, to Rules; recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H)
     Mar 9-posting waived
     Mar 11-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Amendment (1); posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for March 12, 1998
     Mar 12-3rd reading, passed 96-0 with committee amendment (1)
     Mar 13-received in Senate
     Mar 16-to Education (S)
     Mar 25-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 26-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for March 27, 1998
     Mar 27-3rd reading, passed 36-0
     Mar 30-received in House; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
     Mar 31-enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor
     Apr 9-signed by Governor

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