98RS SB186


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SB 186 (BR 1227) - J. Westwood, T. Buford, L. Casebier, D. Karem, R. Roeding, J. Rose, T. Shaughnessy, E. Tori, D. Williams, G. Williams

     AN ACT relating to literacy programs.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to establish the early literacy incentive fund to improve the reading skills of primary program students reading at low levels, by providing grants to schools to implement successful, reliable, replicable research-based reading models, including phonics instruction; require the state board to establish an application process and the criteria for funding grants; require applicants to allocate matching funds; create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to establish the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development at the University of Kentucky to promote literacy development, including training educators in successful models; amend KRS 158.070, relating to the school term, to permit a school district to use a portion of its extended school services funds to provide individualized or small group reading instruction to qualified students outside of the regular classroom during the school day.


     SCS - Retain provisions of the original bill and make changes to place emphasis on improving reading skills; and require the Council on Postsecondary Education, with the advice of the Department of Adult Education and Literacy and the Department of Education to develop a process to request proposals for locating the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development at a public postsecondary institution.
     HFA (1, B. Colter) - Establish one demonstration site for a research-based integrated reading program in Clay County in 1998-99, funded from the reading incentive fund.
     HFA (2, H. Moberly) - Create the Early Reading Incentive Grant Steering Committee, composed of 15 members, to provide advice concerning the implementation and administration of the early reading incentive grant fund and establish terms and duties; require the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development to be established no later than October 1, 1998; require the collaborative, to establish a demonstration and training site for early literacy at each of the public universities.

     Jan 21-introduced in Senate
     Jan 22-to Education (S)
     Feb 18-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 19-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 20-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for February 23, 1998
     Feb 23-3rd reading, passed 34-0 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 24-received in House
     Feb 25-to Education (H)
     Mar 16-posted in committee
     Mar 18-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 19-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 23-recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H)
     Mar 27-posting waived
     Mar 30-reported favorably, to Rules; floor amendments (1) and (2) filed
     Apr 1-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day; 3rd reading, passed 83-0 with floor amendment (2); received in Senate; posted for passage for concurrence in House amendment on April 1, 1998; Senate concurred in House floor amendment (2); passed 35-0
     Apr 2-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
     Apr 14-signed by Governor

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