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This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

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State Status/Date Level Summary
RISigned into law 07/2014P-12
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P-20 Board of Education
H.B. 8263, S.B. 2183
Makes the board of education responsible for the coordination of education from pre-k through higher education and requires it to set goals and policies for the effective coordination of these public education systems. Expands the board of education from 11 to...

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LASigned into law 06/2014P-12Master Plan for K-12 Education
S.B. 366
Directs the state board to formulate a master plan for K-12 education. At a minimum, requires that the plan include a review of all adopted or proposed strategic plans and major initiatives, with special emphasis on implementing technology fully into the class...

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HISigned into law 06/2014P-12Department of Education Superintendent's Salary
H.B. 2257
Raises the salary cap of the superintendent of education to no more than $250,000 a year. Requires an annual performance evaluation of the superintendent of education based on outcomes determined by the board of education. Provides that nothing may prohibit th...

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CTSigned into law 06/2014P-12State Education Resource Center
S.B. 425
Repeals the State Education Resource Center and recreates it as a quasi-public agency. Specifies that the purpose of the State Education Resource Center is to assist the State Board of Education in the provision of programs and activities that will promote edu...

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FLSigned into law 05/2014P-12Duties of Commissioner of Education
H.B. 7031 - Duties of Commissioner of Education
Section 12: Deletes certain duties of the commissioner of education that relate to federal policies and funds appropriated by Congress for educational purposes. Pages 14-15 of 133: http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/loaddoc.aspx?FileName=_h7031er...

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MSSigned into law 04/2014P-12Remove State Dept. of Education from Certain State Personnel Board Procedures
H.B. 454
Sections 1 through 7. Provides that employees of the State Department of Education will be classified as "nonstate service" and that the rules and regulations of the State Personnel Board will not apply for a two-year period beginning July 1, 2014.

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TNSigned into law 04/2014P-12Education, Dept. of - As introduced, revises the reason for which an LEA may apply to the commissioner for a waiver of a state board rule or regulation from "it inhibits or hinders the LEA's ability to implement innovative programs designed to improve student achievement" to "it inhibits or hinders the LEA's ability to meet its goals or comply with its mission". - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 1.
H.B. 1799
Allows the commissioner of education to waive any state board rule or statute that inhibits or hinders the LEA's ability to meet its goals or comply with its mission. Exceptions applied.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/108/Bill/HB1799.pdf...

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HIAdopted 04/2014P-12Board of Education Transparency
H.R. 56
Requests the board of education to provide more transparency in the conduct of its meetings, public notification of its meetings and submission of public testimony at its meetings. Requests the board of education to consider specific approaches to increase ope...

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HIAdopted 04/2014P-12Feasibility of Dividing Department of Education into Multiple LEAs
H.R. 69
Requests the legislative reference bureau to study the feasibility of dividing the department education into two or more local education agencies and the effects of such a division on the state's public education system, including the potential gain or loss of...

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UTSigned into law 04/2014P-12
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State and Local Education Entity Audits
S.B. 93
Requires each local board and charter school governing board to establish an audit committee. Directs the audit committee to establish an internal audit program to provide internal audit services for programs administered by the local education agency (LEA); p...

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UTSigned into law 03/2014P-12Continuing Education on Federalism
H.B. 120
Requires the Commission on Federalism to create a curriculum for a seminar on the principles of federalism, to be available to the general public. Beginning January 2015, requires all political subdivisions of the state, all state agencies, the attorney genera...

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KYSigned into law 03/2014P-12
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Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
H.B. 211 - Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
Confirms Executive Order 2013-518, which reorganizes various offices in the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/14RS/HB211/bill.doc...

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IDSigned into law 03/2014P-12Board of Education Appointments
S.B. 1287
Under current law, State Board member appointments must be made on the first day of March and the appointments must be confirmed by the Senate. The bill changes the appointment date to the first day of July and clarifies that incumbents retain their position o...

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VASigned into law 03/2014Postsec.State Inspector General, Office of; powers and duties.
H.B. 1053
Grants the State Inspector General the discretion to refer certain complaints to the internal audit department of public institutions of higher education. Provides that the State Inspector General may provide assistance for investigations as may be requested b...

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VASigned into law 03/2014P-12
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Speech-Language Pathologist Licensure
H.B. 373
Removes the Board of Education as a licensing entity for school speech-language pathologists and leaves the Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology as the only licensing entity.
https://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?141+ful+HB373ER+pdf
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WYSigned into law 03/2014P-12
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Community College Commission Director
S.F. 92
Requires the director of the Wyoming community college commission to serve as a non-voting member of the university board of trustees and the state board of education.
http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2014/Enroll/SF0092.pdf...

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KYIssued 11/2013P-12Reorganization of the Department of Education, Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
Executive Order 2013-853
2013 legislation transfers the Office of Career and Technical Education from the Department of Workforce Investment to the Department of Education. This executive order directs that the office include a Division of Technical Schools & Federal Programs, and a D...

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ORSigned into law 07/2013P-12Establishing Youth Development Division for At-Risk Prevention and Intervention
H.B. 3231
Establishes the Youth Development Division in the department of education to ensure services provided to children through 20 years of age support educational success, focus on crime prevention, and reduce high risk behaviors. Places control of the youth develo...

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ORSigned into law 07/2013P-12Establishing the Early Learning Division
H.B. 3234 (Section 1)
Establishes the Early Learning Division in the department of education. Places the division under the direction of the Early Learning Council and the responsibilities of the Early Learning Council are transferred to the Early Learning Division. Directs unexpe...

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ILSigned into law 07/2013P-12
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Employment of Persons with Disabilities in State Boards and Institutions
H.B. 2591
Creates the Illinois Employment First Act. Provides that "state agency" includes all boards, commissions, agencies, institutions, authorities, and bodies politic and corporate of the state, created by or in accordance with the Illinois Constitution or statute,...

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DESigned into law 07/2013P-12Duties of the State Board of Education
S.B. 103
Transfers authority for Perkins funds (career/technical education) from the department of labor to the department of education.
http://legis.delaware.gov/LIS/lis147.nsf/vwLegislation/SB+103?Opendocument...

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ORSigned into law 07/2013P-12
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P-20 Collaboration Services
H.B. 3232 (Section 1)
Requires that the Oregon Education Investment Board design and implement programs that make strategic investments to:
(1) Promote collaboration and alignment among early childhood service providers, school districts, community colleges, public universities an...

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ORSigned into law 07/2013P-12State Board of Education Membership Adjustment
H.B. 3234 (Section 2)
Amends existing law to place one member of the Oregon Education Investment Board onto the state board of education and reduces the amount of at-large members selected by the governor to the state board to one. Directs the amended change to go into effect on Ma...

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CASigned into law 06/2013P-12
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Golden State Financial Marketplace Program or GS $Mart Program
S.B. 71 - Golden State Financial Marketplace Program or GS $Mart Program
From bill summary: Establishes the Golden State Financial Marketplace Program or GS $Mart Program (program). Authorizes the department of general services to structure, administer, and maintain the program, the state's centralized financing program available f...

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LASigned into law 06/2013P-12Organization of the State Department of Education
H.B. 650
Eliminates the office of literacy, the office of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, the office of college and career readiness, the office of departmental support, and the office of innovation within the department of education. Eliminates all ...

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NVSigned into law 06/2013P-12State Superintendent
S.B. 467
Revises the qualifications for the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to remove the requirements that the Superintendent hold a master's degree in the field of education or school administration and have at least three years of school superviso...

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COSigned into law 06/2013P-12
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Department Performance Plans, Budget Requests, Performance Audits
H.B. 1299
Requires each department, including the department of education and the department of higher education, to be assigned a "joint committee of reference". Requires that the joint committee of reference conduct hearings on the department's performance plan, regul...

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AZSigned into law 05/2013P-12Continues Board of Directors, Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and Blind
S.B. 1100
Continues the Board of Directors (Board) of the Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and Blind (ASDB) for 10 years.
http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/51leg/1r/laws/0195.pdf...

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HIPassed 05/2013P-12Department of Education's School Food Services Branch
S.C.R. 97
Requests the department of education to undertake a systemwide review of its oversight, monitoring, and accountability of the operational and fiscal practices of the department's school food services branch. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/SCR9...

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GASigned into law 05/2013P-12Georgia State Board and Donations and Gift transfers
H.B. 116
Authorizes state board to transfer any donation or gift held in trust by the state board to the Georgia Foundation for Public Education to be managed or administered by the foundation. http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display/20132014/HB/116 ...

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IASigned into law 05/2013P-12Term for Student Board Member, State Board
HF 454 - Student Board Member
Amends term for non-voting students appointed by the governor to the state board. If in grade 11, term is one year. For students in grade ten, two years. http://coolice.legis.iowa.gov/linc/85/external/govbills/HF454.pdf...

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MTVetoed 04/2013P-12Processes for Changes to Any Accreditation Standard
S.B. 302
SB 302 requires the Board of Public Education (BPE), prior to adoption or amendment of any accreditation standard, to submit proposals to the Education and Local Government Interim Committee (ELG). During periods that the legislature is not in regular session,...

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AZSigned into law 04/2013P-12ELL Task Force Replacement
H.B. 2425
Repeals the Arizona English Language Learners Task Force (ELL Task Force). Transfers its authority, powers, duties and responsibilities to the State Board of Education (SBE).
http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/51leg/1r/laws/0020.pdf...

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NDSigned into law 04/2013P-12District Reorganization
H.B. 1146
Amends provisions related to per diem payments for the state board of public school education. Amends details of school district annexation, reorganization, and dissolution proceedings.
http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/63-2013/documents/13-0404-02000.pdf?20130...

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UTSigned into law 03/2013P-12Vice-Chairs on State Board of Education
H.B. 201
Authorizes the state board to elect up to three-vice chairs (currently one vice-chair) annually. http://le.utah.gov/~2013/bills/hbillenr/HB0201.pdf...

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KYSigned into law 03/2013P-12State Oversight of CTE
H.B. 207
Transfers the Office of Career and Technical Education from the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet to the department of education. Transfers the Kentucky Technical Education Personnel Board from the Office of Career and Technical Education to the depa...

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DCTransmitted to Congress 03/2013P-12State Board Personnel Authority
L.B. 774
Grants the State Board of Education personnel authority and the authority to appoint up to 3 employee and make it responsible for administrating its budget. Amends the Ombudsman for Public Education Establishment Act of 2007 to provide that the Ombudsman for P...

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WYSigned into law 02/2013P-12State Board of Education Membership
S.F. 62
  Prior to amendment, the law required the state board of education consist of thirteen (13) members, seven (7) of which were to be appointed in accordance with the districts under W.S. 9-1-218.  The remaining members consisted of the state superintendent, the...

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WYSigned into law 01/2013P-12Education-state administration.
S.F. 104
Establishes the position of director of the department of education by statute. Enumerates director's duties. Transfers duties from the state superintendent, an elected position, to the director of the state department of education, a position appointed by the...

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CASigned into law 09/2012P-12Indirect Cost Rates
A.B. 2435
From bill summary: Requires, until January 1, 2016, the department of education, and any other state agency that administers a grant or allocation of federal funds to a district, to allow an indirect cost rate that is not less than the indirect cost rate estab...

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ILSigned into law 08/2012P-12
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Financial Reporting by State Agencies, Including Postsecondary Institutions
S.B. 3794
Establishes the Financial Reporting Standards Board Act. Includes in definition of "agencies" all departments, officers, commissions, boards, authorities, institutions, universities, foundations, and bodies politic and corporate of the state required to submit...

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OHSigned into law 06/2012P-12State Board Meetings
S.B. 316 - State Board Meetings
Repeals provisions directing the state board to hold regular meetings once every three months. Replaces with provisions directing the state board to adopt, by March 31 of each year, a calendar of regular meetings for the following fiscal year. Authorizes the b...

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RISigned into law 06/2012P-12Student Member of Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education
H.B. 8257 (S.B. 2447)
Authorizes the addition of a nonvoting ex-officio student representative member to the Rhode Island board of regents for elementary and secondary education. Also establishes a student advisory council to the board of regents consisting of one high school repre...

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HIAdopted 06/2012P-12Review and Evaluate Compliance with Act 51
S.R. 61
Requests the board of education and department of education to review and evaluate compliance with the reinventing education act of 2004, a.k.a. Act 51, in achieving the state's educational goals, and to make recommendations to the legislature regarding any ne...

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HISigned into law 06/2012P-12Revision of Certain Education Code Provisions
S.B. 2540 - Revision of Certain Education Code Provisions
From bill preface material: The recent change in educational governance from an elected school board to a gubernatorally-appointed provides a unique opportunity to review sections of state statute to assist in creating a more effective educational delivery sys...

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RISigned into law 06/2012P-12
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Governance of Education
H.B. 7323A - Streamlining Governance Section
The budget bill includes provision for a process of streamlining the work of the Board of Governors for Higher Education and the Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education. Effective January 1, 2013, creates an 11-member Board of Education to help...

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LASigned into law 06/2012P-12Ethics Education for Statewide Candidates for Elected Office
H.B. 365
Requires a candidate for statewide elective office or state legislator to obtain at least one hour of ethics education and training in the same manner as statutorily required of public servants. Provides for certification of completion of such education and tr...

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LAAdopted 06/2012P-12Reporting on Implementation of Certain Education Reform Measures
H.R. 175
Urges and requests the state superintendent of education or the state board of elementary and secondary education, as appropriate, to report electronically every 60 days to each member of the legislature on the status of implementation of certain education ref...

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LAPassed 06/2012P-12Sexual Harassment Training for Public Agency Employees
S.C.R. 107
Authorizes and directs public agencies to provide in-service education and training on sexual harassment for its public servants. http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=806998...

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MSSigned into law 05/2012P-12School District Procurement Efficiency Commission
S.B. 2761
Establishes a commission on school district efficiency within the state department of education and requires annual reports to the governor and the legislature relative to business efficiency standards for accreditation, authorizes the department of finance an...

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GAVetoed 05/2012P-12State School Superintendent Authority to Employ and Dismiss Employees
S.B. 38
Provides that the state school superintendent has the authority to employ and dismiss employees. Revises a provision relating to contracting authority of the state school superintendent, to increase the amount for which the state superintendent has authority t...

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VTSigned into law 05/2012P-12Establishes Secretary of Education, Amends State Board
H.B. 440
Effective January 1, 2013 (with board staff, board duties and secretary's duties effective 4/01/2013), creates an agency and a secretary of education (cabinet position) and clarifies the purpose of the state board. With the advice and consent of the senate, th...

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GASigned into law 05/2012P-12
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Zero-Base Budgeting
S.B. 33
Directs the governor, in making his/her budget report, and budget units in preparing their estimates, to use zero-base budgeting, beginning with the budget report presented to the general assembly in January 2013. Requires the governor's budget report to inclu...

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GASigned into law 05/2012P-12Ten-Year Projection of Costs in Certain Fiscal Notes
H.B. 1178
To amend Code Section 28-5-42 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to introduction of bills having significant impact upon anticipated revenues or expenditures and furnishing of fiscal notes. Requires a 10-year projection of costs for bills that...

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HISigned into law 04/2012P-12Hawaii State Public Library System
S.B. 2772
Clarifies that the transfer of the intent of Act 51 by amending section 46 of Act 51, Session Laws of Hawaii 2004, to confirm that all personnel in the Hawaii state public library system are within the personnel system administered by the department of human r...

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GASigned into law 04/2012P-12Powers of State Board
H.B. 706 - Powers of State Board
Repeals provision that authorized the state board, after a reasonable attempt at consultation with the state superintendent, to organize and reorganize the department of education and to prescribe the duties, functions, and operations of the various offices, d...

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GASigned into law 04/2012P-12Education Research
H.B. 706 - Education Research
Repeals Section 20-2-254, which authorized the state board to engage in or otherwise provide for educational research. Page 6 of 11: http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20112012/127649.pdf...

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VASigned into law 04/2012P-12Open Education Curriculum Board; Alters Function from a Policy Board to an Advisory Board
S.B. 45
Alters the function of the Open Education Curriculum Board from a policy board to an advisory board. In its new role, the Open Education Curriculum Board shall advise the Governor and the Board of Education on the creation, collection, categorization, distribu...

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VASigned into law 04/2012P-12Governor's Reorganization of Executive Branch of State Government
H.B. 1291
Reorganizes the executive branch of state government and certain local transportation entities including:

Eliminates the Child Day-Care Council and assigns responsibility for regulating child day programs to the State Board of Social Services. The bill incre...

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IDSigned into law 04/2012P-12Full Time Equivalent Positions
S.B. 1398
Limits the number of full-time equivalent positions to 23.75 and provides guidance for employee compensation and benefits.
http://legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2012/S1398.pdf...

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VASigned into law 03/2012P-12Establishes an Innovation Technical Advisory Committee
H.B. 756
The Department of Education may establish an Innovation Technical Advisory Group, comprised of individuals with experience in the establishment and operation of charter schools, college partnership laboratory schools, and virtual school programs, or it may ret...

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ORSigned into law 03/2012P-12
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Education System Oversight
S.B. 1581
Provides that for the purpose of furthering the mission of the Oregon Education Investment Board to oversee a unified public education system, the Chief Education Officer has direction and control over specified positions, including the commissioner for commun...

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ILSigned into law 11/2011P-12Regional Offices, Regional Superintendents, Regional Assistant Superintendents
S.B. 2147
Permits payments into the Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund to be distributed to regional offices and officials for fiscal year 2012. Provides that if there is an insufficient amount in the Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund for payments for regional ...

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CASigned into law 09/2011P-12Duties of Secretary of Education and State Board President
S.B. 942 - Duties of Secretary of Education
From bill summary: Eliminates the secretary of education's duties with regard to specified programs, including, among others, the Child Care Facilities Revolving Fund, the Advisory Committee on Before and After School Programs, the Healthy Start Support Servic...

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CASigned into law 09/2011P-12Office of the Governor
S.B. 940 - Office of the Governor
From bill summary: Requires reports submitted to the Legislature by the University of California, the California State University, the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, and the California Postsecondary Education Commission to be de...

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DESigned into law 07/2011P-12Child Care Provider Advisory Board
S.B. 132
Establishes a Provider Advisory Board which shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Office of Child Care Licensing with regard to adopting, promulgating and amending such rules and regulations as are required to carry out the Delaware Child Care Act with re...

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MNSigned into law 07/2011P-12Integration Revenue Replacement Advisory Task Force
H.F. 26
(a) Directs the education commissioner to convene a 12-member advisory task force to develop recommendations for repurposing integration revenue funds to create and sustain opportunities for students to achieve improved educational outcomes. Requires the task ...

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TXSigned into law 07/2011P-12
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Staet Suplus or Salvage Property
S.B. 1
Amends various provisions regarding the disposal of state surplus or salvage property. Requires a state agency that determines it has surplus or salvage property to inform the Texas Facilities Commission so that the method of disposal of the property may be de...

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DESigned into law 07/2011P-12Data Collection and Usage by the Department of Education
H.B. 213
Provides that the Department of Education may conduct audits and evaluations, including studies for improving instruction and complying with State and federal accountability measures; collect data to effectuate those activities; and promulgate regulations to g...

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ORSigned into law 07/2011P-12
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Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB)
S.B. 909
Establishes the Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB) to oversee a unified public education system. Defines OEIB membership, governance and duties. Requires the OEIB to appoint a Chief Education Officer who serves at the pleasure of the board. Establishes E...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12
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Lobbyists for State Agencies and Postsecondary Institutions
H.B. 153 - Lobbyists for State Agencies and Postsecondary Institutions
Prohibits a state agency or state institution of higher education from entering into a contract with a lobbyist for more than $50,000 in a calendar year without the approval of the controlling board. Provides that this does not apply to an employment contract ...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Exams for Classified Service
H.B. 153 - Exams for Classified Service
Requires an exam to be administered when a position in the classified service of the state is to be filled (provides exceptions). Authorizes the director of administrative services, with sufficient justification from the appointing authority, to allow the appo...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Agency Purchases
H.B. 153 - Agency Purchases
Provides that upon the request of a state agency or the director of budget and management, the agency's controlling board may approve a purchase if the agency used specified competitive selection or evaluation and selection processes and the agency provided in...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Use of Volunteers at DOE
H.B. 153 - Use of Volunteers at DOE
Permits the department of education to utilize the services of volunteers to accomplish any of the purposes of the department. Directs the superintendent of public instruction to approve for what purposes volunteers may be used and for these purposes may recru...

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DESigned into law 06/2011P-12Contract Nonrenewal Procedures for Department of Education Employees
H.B. 90
Amends the contract nonrenewal procedures and hearing procedures for Department of Education employees. Imposes a time limitation on employees who have a right to a hearing upon contract nonrenewal or termination to seek a hearing within 15 days after receipt ...

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LAAdopted 06/2011P-12Study of State Superintendent Selection
S.C.R. 87
Urges and requests the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to develop a process by which to select a state superintendent of education that is open and accessible to the public and utilizes a committee composed of representatives of the general p...

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TNSigned into law 06/2011P-12Department of Education
H.B. 249
Extends the Sunset Law termination date for the department of education to June 30, 2013; requires the division of audit in the comptroller's office to provide its findings to the house and senate government operations committees by July 1, 2013, on the depart...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12Membership of Commissioner of Education and TEA on Committees, Task Forces, etc.
H.B. 3278
From fiscal analysis: Amends a number of statutory provisions relating to membership of the commissioner of education and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) on advisory committees, commissions, task forces,
and other similar groups. Overall, the bill would be an...

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NCVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2011P-12Single Department to Support Agency Operations
H.B. 200 - Single Department to Support Agency Operations
Directs the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations to study the feasibility of creating a single department to support state departments, agencies, and offices, including human resource management, information technology, purchasing, and budge...

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NCVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2011P-12Department of Public Instruction Reorganization
H.B. 200 - Department of Public Instruction Reorganization
Permits the department of Public Instruction, after consultation with the Office of State Budget and Management and the Fiscal Research Division, to reorganize if necessary to implement the budget reductions set out in this act. Directs the department to repor...

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FLSigned into law 06/2011P-12Creation and Transfer of Various State Agencies
S.B. 2156
Creates the Department of Economic Opportunity. Transfers the functions and trust funds of the Agency for Workforce Innovation to other agencies. Transfers the Ready to Work program from the Department of Education (DOE) to the Department of Economic Opportuni...

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DESigned into law 06/2011P-12Board of Education Meetings Digitally Recorded
H.B. 26
Requires that all public meetings of the State Board of Education be digitally recorded and made available to the public on the Department of Education's website within one business day. The recordings will not be considered the official Board minutes.
http://...

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HIAdopted 06/2011P-12Review of State Board Bylaws and Policies
S.C.R. 79-11
Requests that the board of education undertake a two-year review of its bylaws and policies, as well as applicable sections of state statutes and administrative rules, and make changes that would help the board, department of education and administrators creat...

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NCSigned into law 06/2011P-12Reduction of State Government
S.B. 593
Reduces the number of boards and commissions. Repeals: The Taskforce of School Based Management; The Taskforce on the Coordination of Children's Services; The Blue Ribbon Taskforce on State Health Plan for Teachers; The N.C. Teacher Academy Board of Trustees; ...

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OKSigned into law 05/2011P-12Oklahoma Innovation, Efficiency and Accountability Act of 2011
H.B. 1207
Multiple sections, including one new section that establishes the "State Government Conferences Web-based Transparency pilot program". Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to publish on a website a listing of all expenses paid by the Department of...

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MDSigned into law 05/2011P-12Requires Posting of Various Paths Leading to Teacher Certification and Tenure
S.B. 687
Requires the state Department of Education to develop an informational form that lists and explains the various paths that can be taken in order to obtain certification and tenure in the state and must post the form on its website. http://mlis.state.md.us/2011...

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OKSigned into law 05/2011P-12State Board of Education Appointments
S.B. 435
Requires that upon assuming office, the governor must appoint one member from each congressional district and one member from the state at-large to serve on the State Board of Education. The state superintendent of public instruction will be the seventh member...

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OKSigned into law 05/2011P-12
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P-20 Council Task Force
S.B. 206
Creates until November 1, 2011, the P-20 Council Task Force. The 9- member task force must study the feasibility, value and structure of a P-20 council or educational partnership that would assure a seamless system of education that maximizes achievements of a...

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MSSigned into law 04/2011P-12Mental Health and Teacher Shortage Committees
H.B. 1177
Creates the Joint Legislative and Paraprofessional Education and Mental Health Study Committee to examine, make recommendations and assist in shaping public policy to improve student outcomes and educational opportunities for students with serious emotional an...

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OKSigned into law 04/2011P-12Removes State Board as Governing Body for State Department
H.B. 2139
Expands the authority of state superintendent of public instruction to have control of and direct the State Department of Education. Modifies authority of the state board of education (no longer the governing board for the state department of public instructi...

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AKSigned into law 04/2011P-12Education Board Annual Report
S.B. 1 - State Board Reporting to Legislature
Requires that the board present an annual report not later than the 30th legislative day of each regular session that describes the efforts of the board to develop, maintain, and continuously improve a comprehensive quality public education system, as provided...

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TNSigned into law 03/2011P-12State Board Scheduled to Terminate (Sunset) June 30, 2013
S.B. 161
Extends the termination date for the state board of education to June 30, 2013, and directs the division of state audit in the office of the comptroller of the treasury to provide its findings to the house and senate government operations committees by July 1,...

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HISigned into law 03/2011P-12Gubernatorial Appointment of State Board Members
S.B. 8
Implements the constitutional amendments to article X, section 2, of the Hawaii State Constitution that were adopted by the legislature and ratified by the electorate in the 2010 general election, by statutorily requiring the members of the board of education ...

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HIApproved by voters 11/2010P-12Appointed Board of Education
H.B. 2376
Proposes an amendment to the state constitution to direct the governor to nominate and, by and with the advice and consent of the senate, appoint the members of the board of education (Hawaii is currently a single-district state, meaning that the district boar...

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ALSigned into law 09/2010P-12State Agency Employee Furloughs
H.B. 678
Authorizes a state agency to enact an employee furlough plan if the plan is approved by the state personnel department. Provides any adopted furlough plan must be applicable to the entire agency affected and must be voluntary at the sole discretion of the empl...

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TXAdopted 08/2010P-12Administration of State Board for Educator Certification
19 TAC 250.1, 2, 3, 20, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49
The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) proposes an amendment to s.250.1, the repeal of s.s.250.2, 250.3, 250.20, 250.30- 250.34, and 250.40-250.49, and new s.250.3 and s.250.20, concerning provisions for administration. The sections provide for rule...

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LASigned into law 08/2010P-12Broadcast of State Board Meetings
H.B. 403
Requires live broadcasts over the Internet of State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education meetings. The meetings must be recorded and archived, which must be made publicly available.
http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=722516...

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ILSigned into law 07/2010P-12
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Diversity in Persons at Supervisory, Technical, Professional and Managerial Levels
S.B. 3531
Establishes the African American Employment Plan Act. Provides that the purposes of the act are to:

(a) improve the delivery of state services to Illinois' African Americans by increasing the number of African American state employees total and the number se...

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HIVetoed 07/2010P-12Appointed Board of Education from Nominations by Advisory Council
H.B. 2377
Requires board of education members to be nominated and, by and with the advice and consent of the senate, appointed by the governor from pools of qualified candidates presented to the governor by the board of education selection advisory council. Establishes ...

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HIVetoed 07/2010P-12Salaries of State Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent, Assistant Superintendents, Complex Area Superintendents
S.B. 2434
Increases the salary cap for the superintendent of education to $160,000 a year, and creates an annual performance bonus (of no more than $30,000 before the 2nd annual performance evaluation, no more than $70,000 before the 3rd annual performance evaluation, a...

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HISigned into law 06/2010P-12Teacher Standards Board
S.B. 2346
Makes numerous changes relating to the Hawaii teacher standards board. Requires the board to include expenditure information in its annual report. Authorizes the board to delegate to its executive director, or other designee, any of its powers and duties as it...

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TNSigned into law 06/2010P-12
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Video-Streamed Meetings
H.B. 2474
Requires meetings of the state board of education, the Tennessee higher education commission, the Tennessee board of regents and the board of trustees of the University of Tennessee system to be video-streamed over the Internet. http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills...

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LASigned into law 06/2010P-12State Superintendent Qualifications
H.B. 251
Provides that the state superintendent shall possess certain minimum qualifications at the time of appointment by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education; to provide that the state board may establish additional qualifications; to provide limitat...

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LASigned into law 06/2010P-12
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Adult Education
S.B. 297
Eliminates the division of adult and community education within the Dept. of Education and transfers the responsibility for adult education programs from Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) to Louisiana Board of Supervisors for Community and Tec...

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GASigned into law 05/2010P-12Georgia Foundation for Public Education
S.B. 427
Establishes the Georgia Foundation for Public Education. Provides for its membership, duties, powers and purposes, including (among other purposes) to solicit and accept money and in-kind contributions of services and property to support educational excellence...

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ILSigned into law 05/2010P-12Educational Service Centers
H.B. 16
Permits educational service centers to provide training in the area of financial planning. Eliminates the Suburban Cook County Regional Office of Education and, according to press release from governor's office, transfers its responsibilities to three intermed...

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CTSigned into law 05/2010P-12State Board of Education Membership
S.B. 379 - Sec. 1 and 2
Requires the state board of education to conduct a formal vote before closing or suspending operations of a vocational-technical school; Requires that at least 2 members of the state board have industrial, trade or technical school experience; Requires that on...

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HIBecame law without governor's signature 04/2010P-12Early Learning Council Meetings
S.B. 2121
Allows the Early Learning Council to conduct meetings by teleconference. Sets out quorum requirements and public notice and participation requirements for teleconference meetings. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2010/Bills/SB2121_.HTM...

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MDSigned into law 04/2010P-12Student Member of the State Board Voting Rights
S.B. 536
Allows the student member of the state board of education to vote on the dismissal of or other disciplinary actions involving personnel, the state board's budget, and specified appeals to the state board. http://mlis.state.md.us/2010rs/bills/sb/sb0536e.pdf...

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ALSigned into law 03/2010P-12
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Vacancies in Leadership Positions
H.B. 79
Amends Sections 16-4-1.1 and 16-60-111.1. Requires the state board to post a vacancy notice for the position of state superintendent of education or chancellor on the Internet. Requires vacancy notice for chancellor's position to be additionally posted at each...

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UTSigned into law 03/2010P-12Financial Disclosures/Conflicts of Interest
H.B. 270
Requires candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, state auditor, state treasurer, attorney general, state legislator, or state board of education member to file a financial disclosure at the time of filing a declaration of candidacy, and at least annually...

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CASigned into law 10/2009P-12Transmission of State Board Meetings and Hearings
S.B. 312
Requires the state board of education and the state allocation board to provide for live video and audio transmission of all meetings and hearings that are open to the public through a technology that is accessible to as large a segment of the public as possib...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12"Twice-Exceptional" Students
H.B. 900
Requires the Advisory Council on the Education of Children with Disabilities and the Advisory Council on the Education of Gifted and Talented Children to research and discuss best practices for addressing the needs of children who are gifted and talented and h...

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OHVetoed 07/2009P-12District Transition from One Educational Service Center to Another
H.B. 1 - Section 3311.059
Specifies the impacts the state board must consider in determining whether to approve a local district's resolution to sever from its educational service center and annexation to the territory of another educational service center. Prohibits the state board fr...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Recordings of State Board Meetings
H.B. 1 - Section 3301.041
Adds new section. Requires the state board of education to make an audio recording of each regular and special business meeting, to be made available on the Internet within 5 business days of each meeting. Provides the state board must not make available audio...

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OHVetoed 07/2009P-12Dissolution of Educational Service Center
H.B. 1- Section 3311.0510
Establishes procedures for the dissolution of an educational service center (ESC) from which all districts within the ESC's service area have withdrawn.
Pages 1135-1136 of 3120: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/BillText128/128_HB_1_EN_N.pdf...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Early Childhood Advisory Council and Early Childhood Financing Workgroup
H.B. 1 - Section 3301.90 and 265.70.20
Section 3301.90:Creates the Early Childhood Advisory Council to serve as the federally mandated state advisory council for early childhood education and care, and to advise the state regarding the creation and duties of the Center for Early Childhood Developme...

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OHVetoed 07/2009P-12Recontracting Following Dissolution of Educational Service Center
H.B. 1 - Section 3313.843
Provides that if an educational service center that has received funding according to statutory provisions as they stood prior to September 26, 2003 for providing services to a school district is dissolved or scheduled to be dissolved, the district that previo...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12
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Ohio Tuition Trust Authority
H.B. 1 - Section 3334.03, 3334.07, 3334.08, 3334.11
Places the Ohio tuition trust authority in the office of the chancellor of the board of regents. Provides that the Ohio tuition trust authority board must solely perform specified duties and responsibilities. Authorizes the Ohio tuition trust authority board, ...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12"Help Me Grow" Advisory Council
H.B. 1 - Section 3701.611 and 289.20
Establishes the "Help Me Grow" advisory council, to serve as the state interagency coordinating council, as described in 20 U.S.C. 1441. Establishes duties of the council. Authorizes the council to advise and assist the departments of health and education on t...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Early Childhood Cabinet Appointment
H.B. 1 - Section 265.10.23
Directs the governor to appoint to the early childhood cabinet a representative of a board of health of a city or general health district or an authority having the duties of a board of health
Pages 2801-2802 of 3120: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/BillTex...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Department of Education Use of Volunteers
H.B. 1- Section 265.60.30
Authorizes the department of education to use volunteers to accomplish any of the purposes of the department. Directs the state superintendent to approve the purposes for which volunteers may be used. Authorizes the superintendent to recruit, train and oversee...

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HIVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 07/2009P-12Teacher Standards Board
H.B. 183
Increases the membership on the Hawaii teacher standards board from 13 to 15 with two public members representing the community. Allows the board to employ an executive director for a term of up to four years, who must be appointed by the board of education, a...

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HIVetoed 07/2009P-12Department of Education Employee Benefits
H.B. 541
Extends repealer from 2009 to 2011 for provision requiring civil service benefits for department of education civil service employees to be the same as those provided to civil service employees of other executive branch agencies. Provides that if the departmen...

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UTAdopted 07/2009P-12MESA Funding Application Review Committee
R277-717-1
Changes the composition of the MESA Public Education Funding Application Review Committee in the definitions. http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/bulletin/2009/20090515/32646.htm...

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UTAdopted 07/2009P-12
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Payment for Attending and Traveling to Meetings
R25-5
Clarifies rules related to per diem payments and reimbursement of travel expenses for policy board officers or employees to attend official board meetings. Provides that higher education officers and employees will be paid per diem rates established in rule un...

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TXSigned into law 07/2009P-12Education Agency Sunset
S.B. 2A
Relates to the governmental entities subject to the sunset review process. Extends the sunset of the education agency, the tax division, the department of insurance and other specified departments. Makes the department of forestry subject to sunset review. htt...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009P-12State Board of Education
S.B. 428
Adds the State Treasurer and the Secretary of State to the Board of Education as nonvoting, ex officio members. Chapter 446
http://www.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measpdf/sb0400.dir/sb0428.en.pdf...

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MESigned into law 06/2009P-12Review of State Board of Education Duties
H.B. 900
The Department of Education will review the powers and duties of the State Board of Education and prepare legislation to transfer the powers and duties of the board to other agencies in anticipation of the dissolution of the board. The Department of Education ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Outside Legal Counsel for Teacher Retirement System
H.B. 1259
Sets conditions and procedures permitting the the Teacher Retirement System to hire outside legal counsel to provide legal services. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/billtext/pdf/HB01259F.pdf...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12SEA Funds
H.B. 3646 - Sections 40 and 41
Section 40: Specifies that the state education agency is to use funds appropriated for such purposes to develop (1) summer study guides to help parents of students who do not perform satisfactorily on one or more portions of specified state assessments and (2)...

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TXSigned into law 05/2009P-12Internet Broadcasts of Open Meetings
H.B. 772
Provides for Internet broadcasts of open meetings held by the state board of education. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/billtext/pdf/HB00772F.pdf...

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ALPocket veto by governor 05/2009P-12
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Filling of State and Local Leadership Positions
H.B. 64
Requires notice of a vacancy in the positions of state superintendent of education and chancellor to be posted by the state board of education. Establishes procedures for the state board to follow in posting such vacancies. Provides the position may not be fil...

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IDSigned into law 05/2009P-12Finance
S.B. 1230
Appropriates moneys to the State Board of Education for the Office of the State Board of Education; limits the number of full-time equivalent positions; provides legislative intent on personnel costs; directs salary reductions; provides for an emergency clause...

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HISigned into law 05/2009P-12
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Teacher Education Coordinating Committee
S.B. 501
Clarifies membership requirements of the Teacher Education Coordinating Committee to ensure that all institutions that are state-approved teacher education units have a representative on the committee. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/Bills/SB501_HD1_...

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HISigned into law 04/2009P-12Federal Grants Revolving Fund
S.B. 164
Relates to the department of education and the federal grants revolving fund. Authorizes the department to expend such funds to monitor grant execution, ensure compliance with grant requirements and audit grant expenditures. Renames the fund to more accurately...

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HISigned into law 04/2009P-12State Board Meetings
S.B. 438
Authorizes the board of education to file any meeting notice that specifies legislation or legislation-related agenda items no fewer than two calendar days before the meeting during the period from the convening of the legislature in regular session to adjourn...

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HISigned into law 04/2009P-12District Business and Fiscal Officers
S.B. 163
Repeals the district business and fiscal officer positions within the department of education. In lieu of these positions, the legislature has provided for one business manager position in each of the complex areas to support the schools and officers within ea...

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HISigned into law 04/2009P-12Performance Standards Review Commission
S.B. 162
Repeals the educational and performance standards review commission. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/Bills/SB162_.HTM...

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GASigned into law 04/2009P-12
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State Contracts and Purchases
S.B. 44
Establishes elements that must be reflected in state board rules on contracts or purchases of $100 or more. Requires the state board, to the extent reasonable and practicable, to give preference in contracts for or purchases of supplies, materials, equipment o...

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MDSigned into law 04/2009P-12Youth Advisory Council Member
H.B. 485; S.B. 463
Alters the term of a youth member of the Youth Advisory Council; increases the term of a youth member who is elected cochair of the Council; requires the State Department of Education to categorize a specified number of school absences per school year of a you...

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KYSigned into law 03/2009P-12Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
S.B. 78
Renames the Education Cabinet the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet; amends various statutes to conform; confirms Executive Order 2008-530. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/09RS/SB78/bill.doc...

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MSSigned into law 03/2009P-12Contracting With Regional Educational Service Agencies
S.B. 2315
Authorizes the State Board of Education to contract with and provide funds to regional educational service agencies for any education-related service.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2009/pdf/SB/2300-2399/SB2315SG.pdf...

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UTAdopted 03/2009P-12State Board Procedures
R277-101
Includes new definitions, a new section regarding consideration of previous state board action, and a new section on state board waiver of administrative rules. http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r277/r277-101.htm#T4...

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UTAdopted 03/2009P-12State Board of Education Protected Documents
R277-117
Provides definitions, procedures in preparing and releasing RFPs, and RFP-like proposals or grants, and procedures for maintaining the fairness and confidentiality of RFP and RFP-like proposals or grants prior to release by the state office of education. http:...

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OHAdopted 03/2009P-12Exemptions from Statutes/Rules
OAC 3301-46-01
Authorizes the governing board of any educational service center, or the administrative authority of any chartered nonpublic school to submit an application to the state board for an exemption from specific statutes and/or rules in order to implement a propose...

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OHAdopted 03/2009P-12Innovative Education Pilot Programs
OAC 3301-46-01
Authorizes the governing board of any educational service center or the administrative authority of any chartered nonpublic school to submit an application for exemption from state policies in order to implement a proposed innovative education pilot program. A...

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MSVetoed 03/2009P-12State Board Authority
H.B. 590
Authorizes the State Board of Education to contract with and provide funds to regional educational service agencies for any education-related services. (Vetoed as it's identical to S.B. 2315.)
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2009/pdf/HB/0500-0599/HB...

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ILSigned into law 08/2008P-12Commission on the Elimination of Poverty
H.B. 4369
Creates the Commission on the Elimination of Poverty to develop a poverty elimination strategic plan to reduce extreme poverty in Illinois by 50% or more by 2015. In developing the overall strategic plan, and in working toward the goal of reducing extreme pove...

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OHSigned into law 08/2008P-12Appropriations
H.B. 496 (Am. Sub. H.B. 562)
Permits chartered nonpublic schools to purchase goods and services through group purchasing contracts negotiated and arranged by the Department of Administrative Services. Permits an educational service center (ESC) to authorize the conversion of a building un...

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NYSigned into law 07/2008P-12Drivers Education
S.B. 6985
Creates a temporary special advisory panel on driver education availability and curriculum enhancement to examine, assess and make recommendations to improve drivers education instruction and make such instruction more available. Directs the panel to consider,...

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LAVetoed 07/2008P-12Statewide Educational Facilities Authority
S.B. 632
Creates the Statewide Educational Facilities Authority in the department of education to provide funding, coordination, assistance and oversight for the repair, renovation and construction of public school facilities. Directs the authority to conduct a statewi...

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KYSigned into law 06/2008P-12Teacher Retirement System Trustees and Teacher Sick Leave
H.B. 1A
Establishes new retirement requirements and benefit multipliers for Kentucky Employees' Retirement System retirement plans. Requires the establishment of a formal education program for members of the board of trustees of the Teachers' Retirement System of the ...

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NJSigned into law 06/2008P-12Appeals Arising From Disputes Under State Laws
A.B. 45
Eliminates role of the Board of Education in the appeal of Commissioner of Education decisions in disputes arising under the State school laws; provides that an appeal of a commissioner's decision would go directly to the Appellate Division of the Superior Cou...

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NJSigned into law 06/2008P-12Commissioner of Education Authority
A.B. 2965
Establishes Commissioner of Education as the rule- making authority under several school district accountability statutes relating to early termination agreements and revocation of certificates; requires public hearings on proposed regulations.
http://www.njle...

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LASigned into law 06/2008P-12Department of Education
H.B. 576
Re-creates the department of education; changes the termination date unless the department is again re-created; provides for the general re-creation of the department of education and its statutory entities in accordance with the sunset law; supersedes provisi...

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OKSigned into law 05/2008P-12Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA)
H.B. 2205
Recreates the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA) and modifies the termination date from July 1, 2008 to July 1, 2012.
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/2007-08bills/HB/hb2205_enr.rtf...

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NYAdopted 05/2008P-12
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Reorganization of Board of Regents Committees
Title 8 NYCRR Sections 3.2 and 4-1.5
Amends rules to reflect a recent reorganization of the committee structure of the Board of Regents. Pages 12-14 of 31: http://www.dos.state.ny.us/info/register/2008/may14/pdfs/rules.pdf...

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DESigned into law 05/2008P-12State Board Oversight of School Buses
H.B. 231
Removes State Board of Education oversight over the design and operation of school buses.
http://legis.delaware.gov/LIS/lis144.nsf/vwLegislation/HB+231/$file/legis.html?open...

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GASigned into law 05/2008P-12
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Transparency in Government Act
S.B. 300
Provides for audits and the examination of books and records. Provides for the creation and maintenance of a searchable Web site that provides public access to certain state expenditure information. Relates to the Department of Audits and Accounts and the Depa...

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ALVetoed 05/2008P-12Posting Notices of Vacant Positions
H.B. 222
Requires the posting of notices of vacancies in the offices of State Superintendent of Education, county superintendent of education, city superintendent of education, Chancellor of Postsecondary Education, and the chief executive officer of any two-year schoo...

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WVSigned into law 03/2008P-12
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Vision 2020: Education Blueprint
S.B. 595
Establishes Vision 2020: An Education Blueprint for Two Thousand Twenty; requires the State Board of Education to create a plan that includes goals, objectives, strategies, indicators and benchmarks and specifies certain public education goals and objectives t...

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LAAdopted 03/2008P-12Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
LAC 28:I.Chapters 1-13
Makes various revisions to the code of conduct for the board of elementary and secondary education.
Pages 409-427: http://doa.louisiana.gov/osr/reg/0803/0803.doc...

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UTSigned into law 03/2008P-12
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State Agency and Higher Education Compensation
H.B. 4
From the bill synopsis:
--Provides budget increases and decreases for the compensation of state and higher education employees not including school district personnel
--Provides for a 3% cost of living allowance for state and higher education employees not in...

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WASigned into law 03/2008P-12Powers of Exec. Dir. of State Board
H.B. 3097
Allows the state board of education to delegate to the executive director, by resolution, such duties as deemed necessary to efficiently carry on the business of the board including, but not limited to, the authority to employ necessary personnel and the autho...

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MAAdopted 01/2008P-12
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Reorganizing Certain Education Agencies
Executive Order /H.B. 4488
Submits from the governor to the legislature a reorganization plan number 1 of 2008. Relates to reorganizing certain education agencies. Creates an executive office of education, headed by a cabinet secretary. Provides for the executive office to contain three...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12
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Whistleblower Act
H.B. 742
Amends the Whistleblower Act. Provides that an "employer" as defined in the act includes:
(1) A political subdivision of the state
(2) A unit of local government
(3) A school district, combination of school districts, or governing body of a joint agreement of ...

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NCSigned into law 07/2007P-12Removal of Local Board Members by State Board
H.B. 349
Repeals the law allowing the state board to remove local school board members.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2007/Bills/House/HTML/H349v0.html...

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CTSigned into law 06/2007P-12State Board of Education Chairperson Qualifications
S.B. 1354
Concerns the Chairperson of the State Board of Education and appointment of the Commissioner of Education; requires the Chairperson of the State Board of Education to hold a degree in education; provides that the appointment of the Commissioner of Education go...

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TNSigned into law 05/2007P-12State Board Member Term Changes
H.B. 951
Alters the terms of state board members from nine years to five years.
http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/bills/currentga/Chapter/PC0316.pdf...

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MESigned into law 05/2007P-12Student Member on State Board of Education
H.B. 133
Expands the membership of the State Board of Education to include one student member.
http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280022477&LD=151&Type=1&SessionID=7...

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HISigned into law 05/2007P-12School Health Aides
S.B. 98
Repeals the transfer from the department of health to the department of education those public health nurses who supervise the school health aides. Transfers administration of the K-12 school health services program and the teenage health program from the depa...

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MESigned into law 05/2007P-12State Board of Education Membership
S.B. 240
Changes the composition of the State Board of Education by requiring that membership of the board be broadly representative of the geographic regions of the State and of municipalities of varying sizes.
http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsitefr...

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INSigned into law 05/2007P-12Workforce Proficiency Panel
S.B. 345
Repeals provisions establishing the vocational technical proficiency panel (also called the workforce proficiency panel); repeals a provision that requires the panel to adopt standards for postsecondary certificates of achievement for technical education progr...

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INSigned into law 04/2007P-12Division of Professional Standards and Emergency Communication Disorder Permit
S.B. 451
Eliminates reference to professional standards board. Establishes the divisions of professional standards within the department of education. Allows the department of education to issue an emergency communication disorder permit to an individual to serve the n...

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IASigned into law 04/2007P-12Board of Educational Examiners
H.F. 615
Extends the membership of the board of educational examiners to include the director of the department of education, or the director's designee. http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&menu=false&ga=82&hbill=HF6...

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TXSigned into law 04/2007P-12District Employee Communications with School Board
S.B. 135
Protects this important communication by prohibiting employment policies that restrict the ability of a school district employee to communicate directly with a member of the school board on matters relating to the operation of the school district, exception th...

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NDSigned into law 04/2007P-12Qualifications, State Superintendent
H.B. 1169
Deletes the requirement that the state superintendent of public instruction hold a professional teaching license.
http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/60-2007/bill-text/HAEI0200.pdf...

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UTSigned into law 04/2007P-12
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Compensation
S.B. 228
Among other provisions, provides budget increases and decreases for the compensation of state employees not including school district personnel; Provides for a 3.5% cost of living allowance for state and higher education employees, not including judges and sch...

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COSigned into law 03/2007P-12Qualifications of State Education Commissioner
S.B. 20
Clarifies, changes and specifies the qualifications, tenure and performance review criteria for the state Commissioner of Education.
http://www.leg.state.co.us/Clics/Clics2007A/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/C916FE7400E3D3FE87257251007B726E?Open&file=020_enr.pdf...

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NJSigned into law 12/2006P-12Evaluation of State Department of Education
S.J.R. 1; A.J.R. 10
Directs Commissioner of Education to contract with independent entity to conduct an evaluation of the Department Of Education and its oversight capacity; relates to public school funding reform.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2006/Bills/SJR/1_I1.PDF...

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NJSigned into law 12/2006P-12Evaluation of State Department of Education Related to School Funding Reform
S.J.R. 1
Directs the Commissioner of Education to contract with an independent entity to conduct an evaluation of the Department Of Education and its oversight capacity; relates to public school funding reform....

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INAdopted 07/2006P-12Teacher Licensing
515 IAC 8-1, -21, -35, 28-2-6 and 515 IAC 9-1, -2, 1-2-2
Clarifies rules to add a definition to reflect that the responsibility for teacher licensing has been transferred to the Department of Education. ...

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LASigned into law 06/2006P-12Paid Leave to Attend Meetings
H.B. 800
Requires that a local school board employee be provided paid leave to attend meetings of certain public entities on which the employee serves as an elected or appointed member. Provides that public entities include the Board of Trustees of the Teachers' Retire...

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HISigned into law 06/2006P-12Department of Education
S.B. 2720
Repeals the transfer of functions from the departments of budget and finance, attorney general, and human services to the department of education; delays the transfer of school health aides and public health nurses from the department of health to the departme...

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WARule Adoption 06/2006P-12Educator Preparation & Certification Authority
WAC 181-77-001, -003, -005, -014, -015, -031
Complies with state legislation shifting rule-making authority and governance for educator preparation and certification from the State Board of Education to the Professional Educator Standards Board. http://www1.leg.wa.gov/documents/wsr/2006/14/06-14-010.htm...

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LASigned into law 06/2006P-12Civil Immunity
H.B. 892
Provides for government immunity of the state and other political subdivisions during and in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Adds that no student, employee, volunteer, parent, or person attending or visiting a school within an area affected by H...

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HISigned into law 05/2006P-12Chief Financial Officer
H.B. 1865
Strengthens the operations of the Department of Education by creating a chief financial officer position and a secretarial position in the office of the superintendent to assist the CFO in performing his or her functions. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessionc...

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TNSigned into law 05/2006P-12Renaming of Vo-Tech Division in SDE
H.B. 4040; S.B. 3919
Concerns Education; renames the division of vocational-technical education within the department of education as the division of career and technical education; revises membership of the Tennessee council for vocational-technical education.
http://www.legislat...

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HISigned into law 05/2006P-12State Superintendent Reporting Requirement
H.B. 1861
Repeals requirement that the superintendent of education provide an annual report to the board of education of principal transactions within the department. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent/bills/HB1861_CD1_.pdf...

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KYSigned into law 04/2006P-12
Postsec.
Education Cabinets and Councils
S.B. 105
Relates to reorganization; renames Education, Arts, and Humanities Cabinet as the Education Cabinet; creates new offices in the Education Cabinet; abolishes the Workforce Development Cabinet and create the Department of Workforce Investment in the Education Ca...

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WYSigned into law 03/2006P-12State Superintendent Voting Member of State Board
S.B. 87
Relates to the State Board of Education; expands board voting membership to include the State superintendent of public instruction. The superintendent, however, may not participate in board deliberations on or vote on any matter relating to a contested case in...

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WASigned into law 03/2006P-12Responsibilities of the State Board
H.B. 3098
In 2005, the legislature reconstituted the 19 state board of education to refocus its purpose; abolished the academic achievement and accountability commission; and assigned policy and rule-making authority for educator preparation and certification to the pro...

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ORAdopted 02/2006P-12Constituent Complaints
OAR 581-024-0215
Amends rules to define a process to allow the Superintendent torespond to constituent complaints and other alleged violations of standards byan ESD, other than through the regular, cyclical standardization review. OREGON 27185...

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ORSigned into law 09/2005P-12Education Service Districts
H.B. 3184
Requires education service districts to provide regionalized core services to component school districts. The goals of these services are to:
(a) Assist component school districts in meeting the requirements of state and federal law;
(b) Improve student learni...

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HIBecame law without governor's signature 07/2005P-12Department of Education Employees' Benefits
H.B. 1614
Ensures that department of education civil service employees' benefits related to transfer, reduction in force, promotion, medical placement, and seniority are the same as those provided to civil service employees of other executive branch agencies. http://www...

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WASigned into law 07/2005P-12Education Governance
S.B. 5732
Revises the powers, duties, and membership of the state board of education and the Washington professional educator standards
board and eliminates the academic achievement and accountability commission. Changes state board membership from all members elected b...

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CTSigned into law 06/2005P-12Review of Department Programs and Services
H.B. 6989
New section: Requires the state board to review the programs and services administered or provided by the Department of Education in order to: (1) Evaluate the effectiveness and benefits of such programs and services, and (2) assign priority for the continued ...

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FLSigned into law 06/2005P-12Personal Care Attendant Program
S.B. 720
Eliminates requirement that for purposes of participating in the personal care attendant program, the department of education determine the applicant eligible for training services. Eliminates requirement that the association, in cooperation with the Division ...

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FLSigned into law 06/2005P-12
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Community College
Homeland Security
H.B. 1715
Requires that assessments of any building, facility, or structure owned or leased by a state agency, state university or community college not previously provided to the chief of domestic security must be completed by the state agency, state university or comm...

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HISigned into law 06/2005P-12
S.B. 1643
Clarifies definitions of "new century charter schools" and "public schools". Requires charter school plans to include a plan for identifying, recruiting, and retaining highly-qualified instructional faculty. Requires a charter school's governance structure to ...

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AZSigned into law 05/2005P-12Arizona Performance Based Compensation System Task Force
S.B. 1074
Establishes the Arizona Performance Based Compensation System Task Force within the state board of education. By Februrary 2006 and annually thereafter, requires the superintendent of public instruction to submit specified school district data to the task forc...

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INSigned into law 05/2005P-12State Budget Review and Government Efficiency Commission
H.B. 1001 (Section 255-256)
Establishes legislative intent that the state budget be reviewed comprehensively before the budgetary process for the next biennium begins in 2007. Asks the governor to direct the office of management and budget to thoroughly review the budget of each executiv...

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FLSigned into law 05/2005P-12Paper Reduction Task Force
H.B. 281
Establishes the Paper Reduction Task Force for the purpose of recommending strategies to reduce the paperwork required of school districts and school district personnel, with special emphasis given to the reduction of paperwork required of teachers. Provides m...

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AZSigned into law 05/2005P-12State Board Powers
H.B. 2349 (section 1 and 5)
Allows the state board to adopt any rules and policies it deems necessary to exercise general supervision over and regulate the conduct of the public school system. Exempts the state board from the formal rule-making process, unless otherwise required by law. ...

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AZSigned into law 05/2005P-12Proposed Budgets Posted on the Department Web Site
H.B. 2349 (section 3)
Allows school districts the option to post their proposed budget or summary of proposed budget on a website maintained by the department of education.  If the school district prefers to submit their proposed budget for posting on the department website, requir...

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GASigned into law 05/2005P-12
Postsec.
Community College
State Accounting Office
H.B. 293
Creates the state accounting office, to be overseen by the state accounting officer. Creates the position of state accounting officer, to be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the governor. Requires the state accounting officer to:
(1) Prescribe state...

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INSigned into law 05/2005P-12
Postsec.
Office of Technology Established
H.B. 1137
Creates the office of technology by combining the duties performed by the division of information technology of the department of administration, the information technology oversight commission, and the enhanced data access review committee. Provides that the ...

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NDSigned into law 04/2005P-12
Postsec.
Department of Public Instruction Appropriations
H.B. 1013
AN ACT to provide an appropriation for defraying the expenses of the department of public instruction, the school for the deaf, North Dakota vision services - school for the blind, and the state library; to provide an appropriation to the division of independe...

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WASigned into law 04/2005P-12Eliminates Academic Achievement and Accountability Commission
S.B. 5732
Revises the powers, duties, and membership of the state board and the Washington professional educator standards board and eliminates the Academic Achievement and Accountability Commission. The governor will appoint seven of the 16 board members, with another ...

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HISigned into law 04/2005P-12School-to-Work Council
S.B. 1249
Repeals the school-to-work executive council. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent/bills/sb1249_.htm...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Special Education Provisions
S.B. 1044 (sections 28-30)
Modifies membership of Advisory Council for the Education of Children with Disabilities from "parents of children with disabilities" to parents of persons from birth to age 26 with disabilities. Includes officials who carry out activities under subtitle B of t...

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AZVetoed 04/2005P-12Department Reporting and Student Testing
H.B. 2033
Requires the department to report to specified members of the legislature on its budget status every two months for the first half of each fiscal year and every month thereafter. Requires every report to include the department's current funding surplus or shor...

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IDSigned into law 04/2005P-12Division of Professional-Technical Education and the Office of the State Board of Education
S.B. 1234
Reaffirms that the Division of Professional-Technical Education and the Office of the State Board of Education each play unique and vital roles in the state's educational system. Authorizes these agencies to share administrative resources only to the extent n...

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NMPocket Veto by GOVERNOR. 04/2005Postsec.Education
S.B. 677
Relates to higher education as Cabinet Department....

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NMSigned into law 04/2005Postsec.HIgher Education Department
H.B. 745
Replaces the Commission on Higher Education with the Higher Education Department -- a cabinet department; creates an Advisory Board; provides for the powers and duties; provides for the transfer of appropriations, money, property, contractual obligations and s...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Department of Education
H.B. 2530
Renames the position of director of the department of education the commissioner of education. Reorganizes the department of education into departments under the commissioner of education. Effective July 1, 2007, shifts oversight for the division of public sch...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Academic Oversight Committee
S.B. 591
Creates the Academic Facilities Oversight Committee and the advisory committee on public school academic facilities. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/SB591.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Distance Learning Coordinating Council
S.B. 592
Repeals language relating to the Arkansas Interagency Distance Learning Review Commission. Establishes the Distance Learning Coordinating Council. Assigns the council to evaluate distance learning activities for K-12 education across the state and determine if...

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MESigned into law 04/2005P-12State Board of Education Term Limit
H.P. 186
Limits the number of terms of office for members of the State Board of Education to 2 5-year terms, which need not be consecutive, beginning with new appointments by the Governor at the expiration of the current board members' terms of office.

http://janus.st...

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ARSigned into law 03/2005P-12Public School Facilities and Transportation
S.B. 590
Revises the duties and responsibilities of the division of public school academic facilities and transportation and creates the commission on public school academic facilities and transportation.

Provides that the enumerated duties of the Division of Public ...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Student Achievement Improvement
H.B. 93 (Section 1, multiple provisions)
Sets forth legislative intent related to early diagnosis of and intervention for elementary students struggling in reading and mathematics, state student achievement goals, provision and quality of diagnostic and intervention services to students below profici...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Committee for Mathematics Achievement
H.B. 93 (Section 2)
Defines terms, including "mathematics coach," "mathematics diagnostic assessment," "mathematics intervention program," "mathematics leader," "mathematics mentor," and "numeracy." Establishes the Committee for Mathematics Achievement to develop a multi-faceted ...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12
Postsec.
Role of the Council of Postsecondary Education in Achieving State Educational Goals
H.B. 93 (Section 1, paragraph 5)
Specifies that, for the state to achieve its student achievement goals, the Council on Postsecondary Education, in cooperation with the Education Professional Standards Board, must exercise its duties and functions under KRS 164.020 to ensure that teacher educ...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12Role of Department of Education in Achieving State Educational Goals
H.B. 93 (Section 1, paragraph 4)
Mandates that the Kentucky Department of Education provide assistance to schools and teachers, including publicizing professional development opportunities, methods of measuring effective professional development, the availability of high quality instructional...

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ILAdopted 02/2005P-12Access to Information
2 IAC 5001.100 thru .600 (non seq)
Clarifies rules regarding access to information of the state board of education under the Freedom of Information Act. http://www.isbe.state.il.us/rules/archive/pdfs/5001ARK.pdf...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Special Education: Visually Impaired Pupils
A.B. 662
Creates the Advisory Task Force for Education of Blind and Visually Impaired Pupils to provide input to formulate the most effective policy for the education of such pupils. Requires the Department of Education to provide outreach and technical assistance to p...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12State Mandates: Commission on State Mandates
A.B. 2856
Revises the procedures for receiving claims and for hearings on claims from local governmental agencies, including school district, for reimbursement of costs of state mandates with the Commission on State Mandates. Revises the definitions of terms related to ...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Content Standards
A.B. 2744
Removes the authority of the State Board of Education to modify proposed content and performance standards in core curriculum areas. Deletes the statement that the standards are not subject to the Administrative Procedure Act. Requires the Superintendent of Pu...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Education Governance
A.B. 2339
Provides that, to the extent possible, the State Board of Education shall not meet on the same day on which the Regents of the University of California or the Trustees of the California State University convene for a regular meeting. Provides, to the extent po...

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CAVetoed 09/2004Postsec.Postsecondary Education Commission
A.B. 2923
Recasts and revises existing law relating to the Postsecondary Education Commission's duties, membership, priorities and policy responsibilities. Requires the commission's Executive Director to submit to the Legislative Analyst, the chairpersons of specified l...

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ILSigned into law 09/2004P-12Education Reform and Accountability Act of 2004
S.B. 3000
Under the School Employee Benefit Act, provides the prescription drug benefit program shall be maintained on an ongoing, affordable basis, and the cost to school districts shall not exceed the State's actual program costs.

Makes changes to the provisions con...

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CAVetoed 09/2004Postsec.Trustees of the California State University
A.B. 2849
Increases the membership of the Trustees of the California State University by requiring the Governor to appoint a nonfaculty employee of the university for a 2-year term. Requires members of the trustees to act in the best interests of the university, rather ...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
A.B. 1846
Designates the office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction as the state educational agency to carry out the purpose and provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act. Vests the superintendent with all necessary power and authority to perform all acts neces...

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ARReport Issued 08/2004Postsec.
Community College
Arkansas Blue Ribbon Committee for Higher Education
N/A
The governor formed the committee to make recommendations to the governor and the Legislature for improving postsecondary education in Arkansas. http://www.arkansas.gov/governor/media/releases/press/11062003-1.html

The Blue Ribbon Committee for Higher Educati...

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CASigned into law 08/2004Postsec.
Community College
Public Postsecondary Education
A.B. 2469
Relates to required reports from various segments of the state's public postsecondary education system to the governor, the legislature's education policy committees and the California Postsecondary Education Commission. Deletes the requirement that the Commis...

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CASigned into law 08/2004Postsec.Ethnics Course for Postsecondary Board Members
A.B. 1969
Requires the Trustees of California State University, and urges the Regents of the University of California, to offer, on at least a semiannual basis, to each member, officer, or designated employee who, because of his or her affiliation with their respective ...

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MABecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 07/2004P-12Board of Education Membership
H.B. 4903
Relates to the membership makeup of the State Board of Education.

http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/ht04903.htm...

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FLRule Adoption 07/2004Community College
Postsec.
State Board of Community Colleges
FAC 6A-14.004, .0243, .0247, .0262, .0341, .039, .0412, .063, .073, .0732, .0735, .0751, .0752, .0771, .0772, .078
Repeals rules pertaining to the State Board of Community Colleges. Provides changes in governance and subsequent transfers of powers and duties to the State Board of Education. FLORIDA REG 28449 (SN)...

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HISigned into law 07/2004P-12Ethics Training
H.B. 680
Provides for mandatory ethics training for legislators, elected members of the board of education, executive department heads and deputies, and trustees of the office of Hawaiian affairs, the governor, the lieutenant governor and executive department heads and...

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LASigned into law 06/2004P-12Legislative Auditor
H.B. 490
Notwithstanding any provision of present law to the contrary, any entity which establishes scholastic rules which are the basis for the state board of elementary and secondary education's policy relative to extracurricular activities which are required for all...

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AZAdopted, on November 2004 Ballot 06/2004P-12State Board of Education Membership
SCR 1022; Ballot Measure 105
Proposed amendment to the Arizona Constitution; Changes the composition of the state board of education by removing a member of the State Junior College Board and adding a president or chancellor of a community college district, an owner or administrator of a ...

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LASigned into law 06/2004P-12Training for Members of Boards of Trustees of State Retirement Systems
H.B. 373
Defines "actuarial science". Provides for educational training for members of the boards of trustees of the state and statewide retirement systems. Adds the laws, rules, and regulations of the system as an area of required education. Refers to 2 hours of requ...

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HIVeto override 05/2004P-12Reinventing Education Act of 2004
S.B. 3238
Establishes a weighted student formula; provides additional information technology; empowers principals through a Hawaii principals academy and other means; strengthens community involvement through school community councils and parent-community networking cen...

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NMPocket Veto by GOVERNOR. 03/2004P-12Public Education Department
H.B. 161
Provides for transition to the Public Education Department....

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NMSigned into law 03/2004P-12Public Education Department Act
H.B. 96
Relates to education; creates the "public education department" in the executive branch. The department is a cabinet department. The
secretary may organize the department and divisions of the department and may transfer or merge functions between divisions and...

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ARSigned into law 02/2004P-12Department of Education
H.B. 1009
Creates the Division of Public School Accountability and the Arkansas Public Schools Accountability Advisory Council; creates the Division of Public School Academic Facilities to ensure equal access to adequate educational facilities and educational equipment;...

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ARSigned into law 01/2004P-12State Department of Education Staffing Audit
H.B. 1108
Requires an audit of staffing needs of the Department of Education. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/HB1108.pdf...

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VAIssued 01/2004Postsec.
Community College
Governor's Commission on Higher Education Board Members
Executive Order 63 - 2004
The governor created the Governor's Commission on Higher Education Board Members. The Commission shall develop and implement a process for evaluating potential appointees to higher education governing boards based on substantive qualifications such as merit an...

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CARule Adoption 01/2004Community College
Postsec.
Conflict of Interest Codes
Title 5 CCR 50500
Establishes conflict of interest codes for the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. http://ccr.oal.ca.gov/cgi-bin/om_isapi.dll?clientID=218406&E22=title%205&E23=50500&E24=&infobase=ccr&querytemplate=%261.%20Go%20to%20a%20Specific%20Section&...

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NYEmergency Rule Adoption 10/2003P-12Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer
Title 8 NYCRR 3.8 and 3.9
Provides for the appointment of a chief of staff; specifying the duties of the chief of staff and the chief operating officer; and designates the chief of staff as the deputy commissioner of education as specified in Education Law, section 101, who, in the abs...

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CASigned into law 10/2003Community CollegeCommunity Colleges: Board of Governors
S.B. 644
Revises the membership of the Board of Governors of the California State Community Colleges so it would include 12 members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of 2/3 of the membership of the Senate. Adds to the board of governors one classifi...

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LAApproved by voters 10/2003P-12Authorizes State Board to Operate Failing Schools
Ballot Measure 4 (SB 225)
To authorize the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to supervise, manage, and operate any public elementary or secondary school determined to be failing or to provide for others to do so; to authorize the state board to receive, control, and exp...

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NMApproved by voters 09/2003P-12Proposed Constitutional Amendment
Constitutional Amendment 1 (S.J.R. 2)
Transfer the state department of Public Education to a cabinet department headed by a secretary of public education who shall serve in the executive cabinet and to create an elected Public Education Commission.
. Creates a Public Education Commission that sha...

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ILSigned into law 08/2003Postsec.Board of Higher Education Membership Requirement
H.B. 2805
Amends the Board of Higher Education Act. Provides that one of the 10 members of the Board of Higher Education that is appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, must be a faculty member at an Illinois public university....

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ILSigned into law 07/2003P-12Non-certified Personal
H.B. 2350
Provides the state board of education shall accept, as qualifications for non-certified personnel, relevant life experiences as determined by the State Board by rule. http://www.legis.state.il.us/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=2350&GAID=3&DocTypeID=HB&LegID...

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HIVetoed 07/2003P-12Advisory Boards
H.B. 289
Authorizes the Superintendent of Education to create complex areas and advisory boards for each complex area consisting of multiple school complexes. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/site1/search/billsearch.asp?qu=HB289&press1=search...

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NCSigned into law 07/2003P-12State Board of Education
S.B. 698
Adds 3 advisory members to the state board of education, one of whom is a superintendent; another is principal of the year; and the third is an award-winning board member. http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/html2003/bills/AllVersions/Senate/S698vc.html...

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HISigned into law 06/2003P-12Department of Education Restructuring
H.B. 1175
Proposes statutory revision to reflect the new administration structure of the Department of Education; replaces district superintendents with complex area superintendents. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/site1/docs/getstatus.asp?qu=HB1175&showstatus=on&showtext...

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LASigned into law 06/2003P-12Recreates the Department of Education
S.B. 83
Includes provisions to provide for the re-creation of the department of education and the statutory entities made a part of the department by law; provides for the effective termination date for all statutory authority for the existence of such statutory entit...

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LASigned into law 06/2003P-12Membership and Duties of State Advisory Commission on Teacher Education and Certification
S.B. 126
Increases membership on the state advisory commission on teacher education and certification from 11 to 13 members. Decreases from ten to nine the members who are employed by a city or parish, adds that one of these nine may be employed by some "other local pu...

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COSigned into law 06/2003Postsec.Higher Education Institutions' Role and Mission
S.B. 304
Concerns provisions governing the operations of state-supported institutions of higher education, including the institutions' missions, admissions' standards and degrees offered. http://www.leg.state.co.us/2003a/inetcbill.nsf/fsbillcont/EF9D291339411D6387256CA...

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MNSigned into law 05/2003P-12Department of Children, Families, and Learning Name Change to Department of Education
S.F. 296
Renames the Department of Children, Families, and Learning to the Department of Education; makes conforming changes to reflect the department name change. http://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/cgi-bin/bldbill.pl?bill=S0296.0&session=ls83...

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AZSigned into law 05/2003Postsec.Commission for Postsecondary Education
H.B. 2008
Establishes the Commission for Postsecondary Education for the purposes of reviewing postsecondary education institutions in order to determine eligibility for student financial aid; requires one member to be an owner, operator, or administrator of a charter s...

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TNSigned into law 05/2003P-12State Board of Education
H.B. 455
Relates to the state board of education; requires one appointee to be a K-12 public school teacher....

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Department of Education Website Requirements
H.B. 2887
Requires certain data be made available on the Department of Education website; includes financial data reports for school districts, administrator and teacher salary and benefit data, and local and state revenue sources. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/...

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MSVetoed 04/2003P-12
Postsec.
State Personnel Board
H.B. 773
Removes the repeal on the State Personnel Board; provides that the State Board of Education may increase the salary of the State Superintendent of Public Education upon the approval of the State Personnel Board. Exempts state superintendent of education from ...

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COSigned into law 04/2003P-12Elections and Political Parties
H.B. 1142
Eliminates the distinction between major and minor political parties with respect to declaring political party affiliation for various elections, including the State Board of Education. http://www.state.co.us/gov_dir/leg_dir/olls/sl2003a/sl_172.htm ...

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IDSigned into law 04/2003P-12Education Board
S.B. 1084
Amends existing law to authorize the State Board of Education to set up and regulate deferred compensation programs for certain eligible employees; and to provide rulemaking authority. http://www3.state.id.us/oasis/S1084.html#billtext...

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KSSigned into law 04/2003P-12State Board of Education Member Elections
H.B. 2179
Repeals section 25-1904 of the state statutes, which describes the method by which state board members are to be elected. http://www.kslegislature.org/bills/2004/2179.pdf...

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AZSigned into law 04/2003P-12School Board Contract and Certificate Actions
H.B. 2051
Deletes requirement for school districts to have prior approval of Board of Education in order to contract with each other; adds Board to provisions dealing with appealable agency actions insofar as the actions are related to certificate issuance, renewal or t...

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NMSigned into law 04/2003P-12Secretary of Education, State Board
S.B. 911
Replaces the state board with the Secretary of Education and changes state superintendent to Secretary of Education, contingent upon the adoption by the people of the amendment put forth by S.J.R. 2. http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/03%20Regular/bills/senate/...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Digital Library Development
H.B. 2048
Relates to the department of education - Arkansas state library - Arkansas digital library development appropriation for the 2003-2005 biennium. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/hb2048.pdf...

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IDAdopted 03/2003P-12Rules Governing Federally Funded Programs
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 106
Stating findings of the legislature and rejecting IDAPA 08.02.01.100, rule of the state board of education relating to rules governing administration and federally funded programs. REJECTED RULE IDAPA 08.02.01.100: The State Board of Education designates the S...

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UTSigned into law 03/2003P-12Study and Recommendations
S.B. 154 (Omnibus Bill)
Section 21 (53A-13-108) was added to law. The Legislature finds that a free public education should:
(1)(a) prepare each student for the student's choice of higher education or gainful employment, focusing on the core academic skills of reading, writing, scie...

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UTSigned into law 03/2003P-12State Board Membership (Section 20A-14-104)
S.B. 154 (Omnibus Bill)
Amends law to establish a nominating and recruiting commmittee with broad-based membership to recruit potential candidates for membership on the state board prior to the deadline to file a declaration of candidacy. The committee will also prepare a list for ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2003P-12Repeal of Education Reports and Duties
H.B. 39
This act modifies provisions relating to the state system of public education by eliminating requirements to submit certain reports to the Legislature. Modifies certain duties and responsibilities of the state board and the superintendent of public instruction...

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MSSigned into law 03/2003P-12
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Internal Audits Required at Postsecondary Institutions and Department of Education
H.B. 650
Establishes full-time program of internal auditing at specific state postsecondary institutions, including various community/junior colleges, the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University, and the department of education. Requires each specifi...

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KYSigned into law 03/2003P-12Kentucky Board of Education Member Requirements
S.B. 152
Clarifies the specific qualifications for members of the State Board of Education regarding age, education, business or political ties, relation to any education department employee, etc. http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/RECORD/03RS/SB152.htm...

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AZIssued 01/2003P-12Governor's Children's Cabinet
Executive Order 2003-04
Establishes a Children's Cabinet to focus attention and resources on problems facing the state's children by collaborating and promoting coordinated policies and service delivery systems that support children, families and communities. Establishes an Advisory ...

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IAAdopted 01/2003P-12Organization and Operation
281 IAC 1.1, 1.2, 1.4
Establishes rules giving public secondary students in Iowa a voice, although not a vote, on the State Board of Education. Gives voting Board members the benefit of the thoughts and experiences of the secondary student. IOWA REG 2176 (SN)...

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IDApproved by voters 11/2002P-12Term Limits for Elected Officials
Proposition 2
Reinstating term limits for elected state, county, municipal and school district officials through ballot access restrictions. (http://www.idsos.state.id.us/elect/inits/02init06.htm)...

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COSigned into law 05/2002P-12Filling Vacancies on the State Board
H.B. 1245
Repeals the process for filling a vacancy on the state board; specifies that any vacancy occurring on the state board other than a vacancy of the state board at-large seat shall be filled by the vacancy committee of the party Congressional Central Committee of...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12Education Code Re-Write: Specific Powers of State Board of Education
S.B. 20E
This bill, which rewrites the Florida Education Code, modifies the specific powers of the State Board of Education and modifies language relating to department under direction of state board. See bill section 21, page 53, line 18 ff: http://www.leg.state.fl.us...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12
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Community College
Education Code Re-Write: Office of Inspector General Established
S.B. 20E
According to a legislative summary, "The bill establishes the Office of Inspector General within the State Board of Education to be responsible for promoting accountability, efficiency and effectiveness and detecting fraud and abuse within school districts, co...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12
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Education Code Re-Write: State Board to Enforce Compliance
S.B. 20E
According to a legislative summary, "The bill provides for the state board to be the entity responsible for ensuring that school districts and public postsecondary institutions comply with law and state board rule and authorizes a number of options to enforce ...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12
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Education Code Re-Write: State Board Oversight Enforcement Authority
S.B. 20E
Creates new section giving state board oversight of all public school boards and public postsecondary institution boards, gives state board authority to undertake sanctions, including withholding funds, against school district or public postsecondary education...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12Education Code Re-Write: Commissioner's Waiver Authority Eliminated
S.B. 20E (waiver authority section)
According to a legislative summary, "The bill eliminates the commissioner's waiver authority over law. However, it authorizes the commissioner to waive state board rule, if the state board delegates to him that authority." http://www.leg.state.fl.us/data/sessi...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12
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Education Code Re-Write: Department Operations
S.B. 20E
According to state legislative summary: "Designates the State Board of Education as the head of the department, the Commissioner as the Executive Director of the department; revises divisions [to create three divisions within the department, namely the Divisio...

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HIVetoed 05/2002P-12State Board Use of Attorneys
H.B. 1969
Allows the state board to employ attorneys without the attorney general's approval. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent/bills/hb1969_.htm...

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IASigned into law 04/2002P-12Numerous Program Changes
H.B. 2515
Adds one nonvoting student member to state board, making total board membership 10, provides for application process and appointment of student member. Also requires school districts and nonpublic schools to report number of ninth graders who do not graduate f...

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MSSigned into law 03/2002P-12Designee of State Superintendent May Serve on Certain Boards
S.B. 2283
Authorizes the State Superintendent of Education to designate an appropriate individual to serve in his place on certain State boards and councils....

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WVSigned into law 03/2002P-12Major Education Bill - One Component
H.B. 4319
Brings state's Regional Education Services (RESAs) under the state board's authority allows the state superintendent to appoint their executive directors. RESAs are responsible for providing technical assistance to "low performing schools and school systems" ...

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OHSigned into law 02/2002P-12Redistricting Adjustments: State Board
S.B. 192
Abolishes the requirement that the State Board of Education be dissolved and recreated following the creation of new State Board of Education districts; specifies that members of the Board as of the time new districts are created shall represent their assigned...

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UTSigned into law 10/2001P-12State Board Elections
H.B. 2002B
Modifies statutory provisions governing State Board of Education districts; eliminates current boundaries and establishes new boundaries; establishes election dates for each district to ensure that state board terms are staggered....

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MOSigned into law 06/2001P-12Removes Residency Requirement for Commissioner of Education
H.B. 45
Removes the one-year residency requirement for the Commissioner of Education....

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NVSigned into law 06/2001P-12
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Board Membership
S.B. 14A
Relates to elections; revises the districts from which members of the state legislature are elected; changes the number of members of the state board of education; revises the districts from which members of the state board of education are elected; changes th...

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NVSigned into law 05/2001Postsec.Commission on Postsecondary Education
S.B. 237
Removes the commission on postsecondary education from the Department of Education....

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NMSigned into law 04/2001P-12Regional Education Cooperatives
H.B. 139
Regional education cooperatives authorized by the state board may own, and have control and management over, buildings and land independent of the control division of the general services department; cooperatives shall submit budgets to the department of educa...

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UTSigned into law 03/2001P-12Task Force
H.B. 267
Creates the Enhancement of Public Education Task Force with a primary focus on reviewing the purpose, functions, roles, and responsibilities of the State Office of Education....

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OHSigned into law 07/2000P-12State Board Membership
H.B. 711
Re-enacts as a separate act the sections of law adding eight members appointed by the Governor (with advice and consent of Senate) to the State Board of Education, creating a 19-member board. No person may hold office for more than two consecutive 4-year term...

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HISigned into law 06/2000P-12Superintendent Pay
S.B. 1276
Requires the Board of Education to set the salary of the Superintendent of Education....

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FLSigned into law 06/2000P-12
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Reorganizing Florida's Education System
H.B. 2263
Creates the Florida Education Governance Reorganization Act of 2000; Creates a governance system that deals with K-20 education. The new board will oversee Florida's education system from Kindergarten to grad school....

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KYVetoed 04/2000P-12Employees
S.B. 287
Permits the spouse of a principal to work in the principal's school if the district contains elementary schools, 1 middle school and 1 high school; changes references from "chief state school officer" to the "commissioner of education"; provides that contract ...

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FLSigned into law 04/2000P-12Lottery Capital Outlay and Debt Service Fund
H.B. 627
Creates Lottery Capital Outlay and Debt Service Trust Fund within the Education Department; provides for sources of funds; provides purposes; provides for annual carry forward of funds; provides for transfer of certain funds to trust fund; proclaims that trust...

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IDSigned into law 04/2000P-12Limit on FTE
H.B. 742
Appropriates funds to the State Board of Education for the Office of the State Board of Education for fiscal year 2001; limits the full-time positions; reappropriates the unexpended and unencumbered fund balance to the State Board of Education for the Office o...

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VTSigned into law 03/2000P-12Addition of One Adult and Two Student Members to State Board
H.B. 234
This Act expands the Vermont State Board of Education from seven to ten members. The three additional members will be appointed by the Governor. One new member will be an adult, appointed for a six-year term. Two students shall be appointed by the Governor for...

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GASigned into law 03/2000P-12
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Omnibus Bill - Reporting and Planning Requirements of Agencies
H.B. 1187
Removes the current requirements of a state strategic plan and reporting by the Georgia Department of Education. Also removes the current requirement for complying with Public School Standards. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) accredited sch...

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IDSigned into law 03/2000P-12Limits FTE in State Department
S.B. 1568
Appropriates funds to the Superintendent of Public Instruction/State Department of Education for fiscal year 2001; limits the number of full-time equivalent positions to 113; provides legislative intent that a specified amount may be used to assist in defrayin...

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KYSigned into law 02/2000P-12Department of Education Reorganization
H.B. 79
Reorganizes departments within the Department of Education....

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