2020 REGULAR SESSION

EDUCATION

TRACKING SHEET

UPDATED WITH JANUARY 24, 2020 ACTIONS 

(You can access a summary & text of the bill by clicking on the Bill Number)

 

Bill Number

Bill Sponsor

Summary

Last Action

SENATE BILLS

SB7

J. Schickel

Reforms of school councils including representation and duties

01/16/20 - returned to State & Local Government (S)

SB8

M. Wise

Amendments to 2019 school safety bill

01/24/20 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, January, 27, 2020

SB45

D. Carroll

Establish operational standards for child-care centers in Kentucky.

01/08/20 - to Health & Welfare (S)

SB63

J. Higdon

Allows for virtual high school completion programs

01/08/20 - to Education (S)

SB87

W. Westerfield

Changes to juvenile justice system when children can be transferred to various courts

01/15/20 - to Judiciary (S)

SB101

M. Wilson

Require the CPE to facilitate the implementation of a standardized articulation agreement for each approved high school career pathway to be honored at any public college or university

01/23/20 - to Education (S)

SB110

R. Alvarado

Scholarship tax credits

01/24/20 - introduced in Senate

SENATE RESOLUTIONS

N/A

HOUSE BILLS

HB14

R. Rothenburger

Relating to college tuition benefits for spouses and children of specified emergency response personnel and public employees who have died in the course of their duties

01/24/20 - 3rd reading, passed 88-0 with Committee Substitute (1)

HB20

D. Lewis

Establish a student loan forgiveness program for STEM teachers employed at a public school district within a federally designated promise zone

01/07/20 - to Education (H)

HB25

A. Scott

Repeal charter school laws

01/07/20 - to Education (H)

HB37

M. Hart

Require schools to offer all students instruction in the visual and performing arts

01/21/20 - posted in committee

HB41

J. Raymond

Proposal for funding of full day kindergarten

01/07/20 - to Education (H)

HB50

J. Donohue

Makes various changes relating to the management of local school districts and when districts enter and exit state assistance and state management

01/07/20 - to Education (H)

HB58

W. Thomas

Establish the Kentucky Community and Technical College endowment match fund; transfer $3 million annually to the fund from general fund

01/07/20 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB87

R. Huff

Require completion of the FAFSA form as a high school graduation requirement

01/21/20 - posted in committee

HB90

J. Tipton

Delete the requirement that postsecondary institutions participating in the Kentucky Tuition Grant be accredited by the SACS or be reviewed and approved by the CPE

01/07/20 - to Education (H)

HB91

D. Lewis

Allow an income tax credit for certain employers that make payments on refinanced loans issued by the Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation to certain employees

01/07/20 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB146

C. Freeland

Allow a student who attends an out of state high school or Department of Defense school to earn a KEES award

01/07/20 - to Education (H)

HB165

K. Hinkle

Require teachers be provided a minimum of 120 minutes per week for nonteaching activities

01/07/20 - to Education (H)

HB200

L. Willner

Reduce maximum class size by three

01/09/20 - to Education (H)

HB220

R. Huff

Prevent requiring public charter school authorizer to receive training until after receipt of a charter application

01/21/20 - posted in committee

HB263

D. Frazier

Establish goal of increasing participation in computer science courses by underrepresented groups;

01/17/20 - to Education (H)

HB278

M. Koch

Require inclusion of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test as a measurement of postsecondary readiness for the state accountability system

01/21/20 - to Education (H)

HB301

J. DuPlessis

Graduation requirement for financial literacy course

01/23/20 - to Education (H)

HB303

L. Willner

Prohibiting any public or private postsecondary institution from inquiring about a student`s criminal history on the institution`s admissions application

01/23/20 - to Education (H)

HB312

D. Meade

Relating to the education of foster children

01/23/20 - introduced in House

HB316

K. Bratcher

Require each Council on Postsecondary Education board meeting to include a public comment period

01/23/20 - introduced in House

HOUSE RESOLUTIONS

HR13

A. Scott

Urge the Kentucky Department of Education to create a task force to consider ways to improve diversity in STEAM education.

01/07/20 - to Education (H)

HCr52

J. Raymond

Direct the Legislative Research Commission to establish the Kentucky Preschool Program Task Force to study preschool programs; require findings and recommendations to be reported by November 30, 2020.

01/24/20 - to Education (H)