2018 REGULAR SESSION

EDUCATION

TRACKING SHEET

UPDATED WITH APRIL 15, 2018 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

SB 32

D. Parrett

Require KDE to develop academic standards for a financial literacy program to be implemented by each public high school

Jan 03, 2018 - to Education (S)

SB 36/FN

R. Alvarado

Creates private school scholarship tax credits

Jan 03, 2018 - to Education (S)

SB 55

J. Schickel

Alters powers of school councils including principal hiring

Jan 04, 2018 - to Education (S)

SB 69

S. West

Relating to the hiring and firing of educators including tribunal reform

Mar 06, 2018 - taken from Rules (S); recommitted to Education (S)

SB 73

D. Givens

Establish a pilot program for performance-based professional development projects

Apr 13, 2018 - received in Senate; to Rules (S); posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute (1); bill reconsidered; vote on non concurrence with House Committee Substitute reconsidered; Senate concurred in House Committee Substitute; passed 37-0; enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House; delivered to Governor

SB 74

D. Carroll

Prohibit EPSB from imposing conditions for a teacher to maintain his or her certification and from requiring a Rank III teacher to obtain a Rank II or Rank I to maintain his or her certificate

Jan 10, 2018 - to Education (S)

SB 151

J. Bowen

Originally relating to the local provision of wastewater services, pension reform added as an amendment.

Apr 10, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 107)

SB 152

D. Givens

Allow for differentiated teacher compensation.

Apr 02, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 71)

SB 155

M. Wise

Shell bill relating to education.

Mar 22, 2018 - to Education (H)

SB 156

M. Wise

Shell bill relating to education.

Feb 16, 2018 - to Education (S)

SB 157

M. Wise

Shell bill relating to education.

Feb 16, 2018 - to Education (S)

SB 158

M. Wise

Shell bill relating to education.

Feb 16, 2018 - to Education (S)

SB 159

M. Wise

Shell bill relating to education.

Feb 16, 2018 - to Education (S)

SB 202

M. Wise

Makes the use of a search firm optional when filling the position of the CPE president and delete the requirement that the president`s compensation exceed that of any public university president.

Apr 10, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 122)

SB 214

R. Stivers II

Shell bill relating to education.

Feb 28, 2018 - to Education (S)

SB 231/FN

M. Wilson

Create and administer the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship

Mar 27, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 29, 2018; floor amendments (6) to hfa(1), (7) to hfa(4), (8) to hfa(2) and (9-title) filed

SB 237

W. Schroder

Require public postsecondary institutions to adopt policies ensuring the protection of freedom of speech and expression by students and faculty

Mar 16, 2018 - to Education (H)

SB 247/LM

M. McGarvey

Allow a district board of education to be included in a property assessment or reassessment moratorium.

Mar 05, 2018 - to Education (S)

SB 254

D. Parrett

Require KDE to withhold a districts special education application for failure to implement special education programs

Mar 05, 2018 - to Education (S)

SB 257

M. Wise

KDE reorganization.

Mar 05, 2018 - to Education (S)

SB 267

J. Adams

Permit a local board of education with a student minority population of 50 percent or greater to appoint three at-large members to the screening committee

Mar 05, 2018 - to Education (S)

SB 270

S. West

Various changes to dyslexia testing and intervention

Mar 05, 2018 - to Education (S)

SB 271

S. West

Create a dyslexia trust fund

Mar 05, 2018 - to Education (S)

SENATE RESOLUTIONS

SR 12

J. Schickel

Honor Julia Pile upon receiving the inaugural Beverly Nickell Raimondo Leadership Award.

Jan 23, 2018 - adopted by voice vote

SJR 52

D. Carroll

Direct the Kentucky Department of Education to collaborate with the University of Kentucky to implement and bolster the Kentucky Peer Support Network Project in public schools across the Commonwealth.

Apr 11, 2018 - became law without Governor`s Signature (Acts, ch. 110)

HOUSE BILLS

HB 3

J. Shell

Require essential skills in ciriculum

Apr 13, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 158)

HB 37

R. Huff

Require pay increase for speech-language pathologists or audiologists at school districts

Jan 02, 2018 - introduced in House; to Education (H)

HB 55

J. Tipton

Require schools to teach drug education.

Feb 02, 2018 - to Education (S)

HB 56

J. Tipton

Require KDE to develop academic standards for a financial literacy program to be implemented by each public high school

Jan 02, 2018 - introduced in House; to Education (H)

HB 108

B. Reed

Deals with school nepotism law, amendment added to reorganize KDE, Education Workforce Cabinet

Mar 29, 2018 - 3rd reading, passed 20-17 with Committee Substitute(1) committee amendment (1-title) & floor amendments (1) (2) and (3); received in House; to Rules (H)

HB 117/FN

L. Bechler

If a five cent tax doesn`t pass then a district board of education is forced to levy the compensating rate and is banned from increases for 3 years

Jan 05, 2018 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB 128

J. Carney

Require instruction on the Holocaust and other acts of genocide.

Apr 02, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 60)

HB 132/FN

J. DuPlessis

Require a financial literacy course as a high school graduation requirement

Apr 02, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 81)

HB 134/FN

J. Carney

Create a scholarship tax credit

Jan 08, 2018 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB 141/FN

J. Carney

Change criteria for the emergency revolving school loan fund account to allow districts with revenue shortfalls to apply

Apr 02, 2018 - taken from Appropriations & Revenue (S); 1st reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (S)

HB 142/FN

J. Carney

Require the chief state school officer to prepare estimates for school district fund allotment

Apr 10, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 131)

HB 180

A. Scott

Repeal charter schools.

Jan 17, 2018 - to Education (H)

HB 187

A. Wuchner

Relating to dyslexia and response-to-interventions that improve student learning.

Apr 02, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 88)

HB 200

S. Rudy

Executive Branch Budget

Apr 14, 2018 - delivered to Secretary of State (Acts, ch. 169)

HB 205

R. Nelson

Repeal charter schools

Jan 19, 2018 - to Education (H)

HB 211/FN

K. Flood

Establish a school transportation funding fee of $0.03 which shall be paid by dealers on each gallon of gasoline and special fuel

Jan 22, 2018 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB 242

T. Herald

Merge all school districts into 55 districts

Jan 26, 2018 - to Education (H)

HB 247/FN

J. Tipton

Allows KEES for dual credit and other KHEAA scholarship amendments

Mar 22, 2018 - recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB 253

M. Dossett

Establish a STEM teacher scholarship pilot program

Jan 29, 2018 - to Education (H)

HB 281

P. Pratt

Proprietary education board clean up

Apr 02, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 99)

HB 286/FN

W. Thomas

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

Feb 02, 2018 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB 321

R. Nelson

Delay implementation of public charter schools until July 1, 2020

Feb 09, 2018 - to Education (H)

HB 342/FN

D. Meade

Transfer of the Division of Child Care to Education Workforce Dev Cabinet

Feb 15, 2018 - posted in committee

HB 349

C. Fugate

Exempt a child enrolled and attending a boarding school or church boarding school from compulsory attendance at a public school

Feb 15, 2018 - posted in committee

HB 362

T. Moore

Amended to become pension phase-in bill, original provisions require schools to offer the ASVAB test annually in grades 10-12

Apr 14, 2018 - delivered to Secretary of State (Acts, ch. 170)

HB 367/FN

A. Wuchner

Creates and administers a dyslexia trust fund

Apr 14, 2018 - House concurred in Senate floor amendments (1-title) and (2); Bill passed 87-0; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House; enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor

HB 422

R. Nelson

Add a student rep to school based decision making councils.

Feb 23, 2018 - to Education (H)

HB 434

B. Rowland

Make conforming amendments with 529 plans for the Kentucky Educational Savings Plan Trust.

Apr 10, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 137)

HB 438

L. Bechler

Define innovation academies and identify the Kentucky Board of Education`s role in authorizing innovation academies

Mar 09, 2018 - posted in committee

HB 453/FN

T. Moore

Provides for postsecondary tuition reductions for children and spouses of disabled veterans

Mar 06, 2018 - posted in committee

HB 526

J. Donohue

Require school report cards to report the required components by English language learner

Feb 28, 2018 - to Education (H)

HB 535

K. Moser

Allow KEES funds to be used for qualified workforce training program

Feb 28, 2018 - to Education (H)

HB 540/FN

P. Pratt

Employer tax credit for paying educational expenses

Mar 01, 2018 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB 552

J. DeCesare

Move adult education programs from CPE to Education Workforce Cabinet

Mar 05, 2018 - posted in committee

HB 564

R. Huff

Minimum staff-to-child ratios for family child-care homes.

Mar 01, 2018 - to Health and Family Services (H)

HB 574

C. Harris

Requires KDE to verify academics of homeschools.

Mar 01, 2018 - to Education (H)

HB 586

J. Tipton

Relating to the maintenance of teacher certification.

Apr 10, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 149)

HB 588

L. Belcher

Require KDE to deem a student career ready with various armed services qualifications

Mar 01, 2018 - to Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection (H)

HB 590

J. Carney

Require 6 or more years of honorable service for a veteran of the Armed Forces to recieve certification through the EPSB`s alternative certification program

Mar 27, 2018 - to Education (S)

HB 591

J. Carney

KDE reorganization.

Mar 01, 2018 - to Education (H)

HB 592

J. Carney

Shell bill relating to education.

Apr 14, 2018 - enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House; enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor

HB 593

J. Carney

Shell bill relating to education.

Mar 01, 2018 - to Education (H)

HB 594

J. Carney

Shell bill relating to education.

Mar 01, 2018 - to Education (H)

HB 595

J. Carney

Provide a merger process for contiguous school districts

Mar 02, 2018 - posted in committee

HB 596

J. Carney

Shell bill relating to education.

Mar 01, 2018 - to Education (H)

HB 597

J. Carney

Shell bill relating to education.

Mar 01, 2018 - to Education (H)

HB 598

J. Carney

Shell bill relating to education.

Mar 01, 2018 - to Education (H)

HB 603

W. Coursey

Shell bill relating to education.

Mar 01, 2018 - to Education (H)

HB 604

W. Coursey

Require each school to employ at least one mental health professional for every 1,500 students;

Mar 21, 2018 - to Education (S)

HB 611

K. Moser

Allow comprehensive public universities to offer programs of a vocational-technical-occupational nature below the associate degree level in the top five high-demand sectors with the approval of the CPE

Mar 01, 2018 - to Education (H)

HOUSE RESOLUTIONS

HR 92

A. Wuchner

Honor Julia Pile upon receiving the inaugural Beverly Nickell Raimondo Leadership Award.

Jan 23, 2018 - adopted by voice vote

HCR 113

B. Rowland

Urge Kentucky`s community and technical colleges, state universities, private colleges, accredited educational facilities, and trade schools to work in cooperation and partnership with private industry, trade groups, and organizations to examine the feasibility of developing a certification and training program, including on-the-job internship opportunities for heavy equipment operators and commercial drivers` licenses to support Kentucky`s industries.

Mar 22, 2018 - to Education (S)

HR 144

R. Nelson

Urge the Governor to exempt Family Resource and Youth Services Centers from budget cuts through fiscal year 2020.

Feb 12, 2018 - to Education (H)

HR 174

R. Nelson

Urge the Governor to exempt Family Resource and Youth Services Centers from budget cuts through fiscal year 2019-2020.

Feb 21, 2018 - adopted by voice vote

HJR 190

J. Carney

Direct the Commissioner of Education, with assistance of the Kentucky Center for School Safety, to conduct a survey to gather data on steps each school has taken to ensure students` safety.

Feb 27, 2018 - to Education (H)