2020 REGULAR SESSION

EDUCATION

TRACKING SHEET

UPDATED WITH APRIL 15, 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

03/18/20 - returned to Local Government (H)

SB8

M. Wise

Amendments to 2019 school safety bill

02/21/20 - signed by Governor (Acts ch. 5)

SB10

R. Stivers II

Board of Education reorganization

03/26/20 - recommitted to Education (S)

SB45

D. Carroll

Establish operational standards for child-care centers in Kentucky.

03/11/20 - signed by Governor (Acts ch. 8)

SB63

J. Higdon

Allows for virtual high school completion programs

03/17/20 - signed by Governor (Acts ch. 17)

SB87

W. Westerfield

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

02/10/20 - posted in committee

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

03/27/20 - signed by Governor (Acts ch. 57)

SB110

R. Alvarado

Scholarship tax credits

01/27/20 - to Appropriations & Revenue (S)

SB126

M. McGarvey

Relating to public charter school authorizer training

02/03/20 - to Education (S)

SB156

J. Higdon

Direct KDE to develop a plan to transition all state-operated secondary vocational education centers to local school districts by July 1, 2024

02/28/20 - to Education (H)

SB158

D. Givens

Makes changes to Kentucky`s school accountability model

04/15/20 - delivered to Governor

SB174

M. McGarvey

Allow national board certification to qualify a teacher for Rank II status; change Rank I requirements to reflect the change.

04/15/20 - delivered to Governor

SB177

A. Kerr

Originally dealt with cosmetologists, House amended to provide relief to schools in dealing with COVID-19 like average daily attendance, approving NTI days, etc.

03/24/20 - signed by Governor (Acts ch. 26)

SB193

J. Adams

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

03/27/20 - signed by Governor (Acts ch. 60)

SB214

S. West

Early literacy education, Read to Succeed Act

02/27/20 - to Education (S)

SB227

M. Nemes

Establish earn and learn tax credit that allows up to 25% of the costs incurred by a company for tuition paid on behalf of an employee and increase for employee in recovery

03/02/20 - to Appropriations & Revenue (S)

SB234

R. Mills

Requires district`s per pupil SEEK funding to be at 91-92 levels or to be increased appropriately

03/04/20 - to Appropriations & Revenue (S)

SB244

M. Nemes

Establish the apprenticeship fund and require employers to identify funds withheld from the pay of apprentices participating in apprenticeship programs and deposit those funds in the apprenticeship fund

04/15/20 - recommitted to Economic Development, Tourism, and Labor (S)

SB275

M. McGarvey

Require school districts to provide full-day preschool

03/06/20 - to Education (S)

SB285

M. McGarvey

KY Board of Education reorganization

03/06/20 - to Education (S)

SENATE RESOLUTIONS

SR307

J. Adams

Confirm the appointment of Holly Bloodworth to the Kentucky Board of Education for a term expiring April 14, 2024.

04/15/20 - adopted 25-9

SR308

J. Adams

Confirm the appointment of June Patrice McCrary to the Kentucky Board of Education for a term expiring April 14, 2024.

04/15/20 - adopted 25-9

SR309

J. Adams

Confirm the appointment of Sharon Porter Robinson to the Kentucky Board of Education for a term expiring April 14, 2024.

04/15/20 - adopted 24-10

SR310

J. Adams

Confirm the appointment of Lu Settles Young to the Kentucky Board of Education for a term expiring April 14, 2024.

04/15/20 - adopted 25-9

SR311

J. Adams

Confirm the appointment of JoAnn Griffey Adams to the Kentucky Board of Education for a term expiring April 14, 2024.

04/15/20 - adopted 25-9

SR312

J. Adams

Confirm the appointment of Cody Pauley Johnson to the Kentucky Board of Education for a term expiring April 14, 2024.

04/15/20 - adopted 25-9

SR313

J. Adams

Confirm the appointment of Alvis Johnson to the Kentucky Board of Education for a term expiring April 14, 2022.

04/15/20 - adopted 24-10

SR314

J. Adams

Confirm the appointment of Lee Trover Todd to the Kentucky Board of Education for a term expiring April 14, 2022.

04/15/20 - adopted 24-10

SR315

J. Adams

Confirm the appointment of Claire Michelle Batt to the Kentucky Board of Education for a term expiring April 14, 2022.

04/15/20 - adopted 24-10

SR316

J. Adams

Confirm the appointment of Michael Dean Bowling to the Kentucky Board of Education for a term expiring April 14, 2024.

04/15/20 - adopted 24-10

SR317

J. Adams

Confirm the appointment of David K. Karem to the Kentucky Board of Education for a term expiring April 14, 2022.

04/15/20 - defeated 17-17

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

04/15/20 - recommitted to Education (S)

HB20

D. Lewis

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

02/12/20 - recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (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

02/18/20 - to Education (S)

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

03/19/20 - to Education (S)

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

03/19/20 - 2nd reading, to Rules

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

03/19/20 - to Education (S)

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

02/18/20 - to Education (S)

HB301

J. DuPlessis

Graduation requirement for financial literacy course

03/17/20 - recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (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

03/27/20 - signed by Governor (Acts ch. 64)

HB316

K. Bratcher

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

03/19/20 - to Education (S)

HB331

S. Heavrin

Kentucky Educational Savings Plan Trust, include in the definition of

03/27/20 - signed by Governor (Acts ch. 65)

HB350

C. McCoy

Scholarship tax credits

01/29/20 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB341

R. Huff

Allow retired teacher certificate renewal based on completion of professional development

03/18/20 - to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)

HB351

S. Rudy

Biennial Revenue bill

04/15/20 - delivered to Secretary of State

HB352

S. Rudy

Biennial Executive Branch Budget

04/15/20 - delivered to Secretary of State

HB366

D. Frazier

Statutory changes for Model school at EKU

03/27/20 - signed by Governor (Acts ch. 66)

HB368

J. Tipton

Removes restriction on convicted felon from getting KEES

04/15/20 - recommitted to Education (S)

HB393

J. Tipton

Increase dual credit tuition rate ceiling amount; add two career and technical education courses per year to the Dual Credit Scholarship; delete the dual credit provisions from Work Ready Scholarship

03/19/20 - to Education (S)

HB396

C. Booker

Require greater minority representation on a superintendent screening committee

02/10/20 - to Education (H)

HB401

J. Miller

Omnibus changes to KTRS

03/26/20 - returned to State & Local Government (S)

HB402

J. Miller

Omnibus changes to KTRS

02/28/20 - to State & Local Government (S)

HB419

B. McCool

Require CPE to post information on in-demand jobs, costs and success of various degrees

04/14/20 - delivered to Governor

HB429

S. Riley

Require a pre-college admissions exam to be administered in the fall of grade 10 instead of a college admissions exam; allow a student to retake the college admissions exam in the fall of grade 12; require the Kentucky Department of Education to pay for the cost

02/21/20 - posted in committee

HB458

R. Huff

Clarify eligibility of students for home or hospital instruction

04/14/20 - delivered to Governor

HB467

S. Santoro

Allow local plan review of educational facilities

03/19/20 - to State & Local Government (S)

HB476

J. DuPlessis

Remove KDE approval for equalization of local school taxes

02/24/20 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB487

L. Bechler

Prevent double compensation of educators serving as legislators

02/28/20 - posted in committee

HB488

J. Tipton

Early literacy education reforms, Read to Succeed Act

02/27/20 - to Education (H)

HB514

N. Tate

Direct each local district to establish a high score for a student to obtain on a college admissions examination to request an exemption from taking a statewide college admissions examination

03/02/20 - to Education (H)

HB516

K. Banta

Housekeeping bill related to administrative regulations including granting EAARS same powers as ARRS

03/06/20 - posted in committee

HB518

L. Willner

Require KBE to promulgate administrative regulations ensuring exceptional children have equal access to full range of programs offered by schools

03/02/20 - to Education (H)

HB569

J. Sims Jr

Replace "average daily attendance" with "average daily enrollment" for funding purposes under the SEEK formula

03/04/20 - to Education (H)

HB597

R. Huff

Shell bill related to education

03/04/20 - to Education (H)

HB598

R. Huff

Shell bill related to education

03/04/20 - to Education (H)

HB621

K. Moser

Related to the designee members of the Kentucky Child Care Advisory Council

03/04/20 - to Health and Family Services (H)

HB636

J. Tipton

Require districts to provide full-day kindergarten and SEEK to include funds for full-day kindergarten beginning July 1, 2026

03/04/20 - to Education (H)

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.

03/09/20 - posted in committee

HCr61

M. Hart

Urge Congress to adopt the Higher Education Loan Payment and Enhanced Retirement Act.

03/26/20 - to Education (S)

HR74

K. Upchurch

Recognize February as Career and Technical Education Month in Kentucky.

02/11/20 - adopted by voice vote

HJr82

T. Bojanowski

Direct the commissioner of education to convene a strategic assessment and accountability committee; establish minimum requirements for the composition of the committee; establish the duties of the committee; require the commissioner to report the findings of the committee to the Interim Joint Committee on Education by December 1, 2020, and December 1, 2021.

03/17/20 - recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HCr110

L. Willner

A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION related to the access of exceptional students to educational opportunities, "The Students First Resolution."

03/17/20 - recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HCr117

J. Tipton

Direct the Legislative Research Commission to establish the Teacher Preparation in Literacy and Numeracy for Primary Grades Task Force to study Kentucky's teacher preparation programs and professional development opportunities; require findings and recommendations to be reported by December 1, 2020.

03/26/20 - to Education (S)