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FLSigned into law 05/2013P-12Background Screening and ID Badges for Noninstructional Contractors on School Grounds
H.B. 21
Requires DOE to create uniform, statewide identification badge to be worn by noninstructional contractors signifying that contractor has met specified requirements. Requires school district to issue badge. Requires all districts to recognize the badge and for ...

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FLSigned into law 04/2013P-12Deleting References to Inactive or Underutilized Programs
S.B. 1096
From bill analysis: S.B. 1096 is a combined effort by the governor, legislature, district school superintendents, and other education stakeholders to reduce regulation of public educational institutions. The bill repeals inactive or underutilized programs, inc...

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DCAdopted 04/2013P-12Generating Revenures for Athletic Programs & Activities
L.B. 1078
Authorizes, on an emergency basis, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education to solicit sponsorships from individuals or organizations to generate revenue for state athletic programs and activities in exchange for advertisements in agency publication...

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NMVetoed 04/2013P-12School Management Contracts and Charter Boards
H.B. 460
Prohibits private entities from managing public schools through contracts with school boards, the Public Education Department (PED), or charter schools. Specifically, the bill:
• stipulates that public schools must remain under the control of local school boar...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Sanctions for the Lowest-Performing Schools
H.B. 153 - Sanctions for the Lowest-Performing Schools
Provides that for any building that is ranked in the lowest 5% of all public school buildings statewide for three consecutive years and is declared to be under an academic watch or in a state of academic emergency, the district board must do one of the followi...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Privatization of Transportation Services
H.B. 153 - Privatization of Transportation Services
Permits the board of a district to which the provisions of Chapter 124 of the revised code do not apply to terminate any of its transportation staff positions and enter into a contract with an independent agent for the provision of transportation services for ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2011P-12Advertising on School Buses
H.B. 199
Permits a local board or a charter school to sell advertising space on the exterior of a school bus. Directs such a local board or charter school to adopt guidelines for permissible advertising; sets in statute certain parameters and limitations for content an...

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GAAdopted 07/2010P-12Alternative/Non-Traditional Education Programs
160-4-8-.12
Rule 160-4-8-.12, "Alternative Education Programs" has been repealed and a new rule adopted. Defines "alternative/non-traditional education program" as a program operating in affiliation with a school; a program does not report full-time equivalent (FTE) or re...

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ILSigned into law 07/2009P-12Charter Schools
S.B. 612
Increases statewide charter school cap and charter school cap for Chicago. Above and beyond caps, permits five Chicago charters (and specified numbers of campuses and enrollment seats within those five charters) to be devoted to serving returning high school d...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Privatization of Student Transportation Services
H.B. 1 - Section 3319.0810
Repeals Section 3319.0810, which allowed local boards to terminate student transportation staff positions for reasons of economy and efficiency if the board entered into a contract with an independent agent to provide transportation services. Page 2725 of 3120...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12District Finance
H.B. 3646 - Sections 66-68 and 86
Section 66: Establishes provisions allowing a school district to adopt a budget after the district adopts a tax rate for the tax year in which the fiscal year covered by the budget begins. Section 86 makes a conforming change in the Tax Code.
Section 67: Adds ...

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TXAdopted 02/2009P-12Advertising on School Buses
37 TAC 1.14.E.14.61 -.65
Sets forth the advertising display requirements for school buses (repeals and replaces earlier language). Establishes a traffic crash reporting requirement for school buses that are displaying exterior advertising. http://info.sos.state.tx.us/pls/pub/readtac$e...

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LASigned into law 06/2008P-12Prohibition on Contracting with For-profit Providers
H.B. 350
Relates to the Recovery School District; prohibits the RSD from contracting with any for-profit private provider for the general operation of schools under its jurisdiction but authorizes the RSD to contract with for-profit providers for any needed services fo...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12Contract with a Third Party for Non-Instructional Services
H.B. 1347
Adds to provisions allowing a local board of education to contract with a third party for non-instructional services currently performed by any employee or bargaining unit member or to lay off such educational support personnel. Extends date of written notice ...

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NDSigned into law 04/2007P-12
Postsec.
Fee-Based Catering Services
S.B. 2344
Allows institutions of higher education and school districts to provide (for fee) catered meal services off-site as long as those functions meet certain parameters (i.e., are related to school or institution activities).
http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/60-200...

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LAAdopted 12/2005P-12Summer School and Private Providers
LAC 28:CXV.2504
Allows students to attend summer school from private providers if the summer school applications from the private provider are approved by the district. Page 7 of 106: http://www.doa.state.la.us/osr/reg/0512/0512RUL.pdf...

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NMSigned into law 04/2003P-12Prevention Programs for the Youth
H.B. 700
Relates to juveniles; authorizes public support for public-private partnerships to develop after-school and other prevention programs for the youth of New Mexico; provides for fund distribution....

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WVSigned into law 03/2002Postsec.Contracting with Private Corporations
H.B. 4322
In order to facilitate research and development grants and opportunities for state institutions of higher education, it is appropriate to authorize the governing boards to contract with private corporations organized for the purpose of providing such services ...

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NCSigned into law 08/2001Postsec.
Community College
Community Colleges and Economic Development
S.B. 531
Session Law Number 368., Exempts certain community college activities from the Umstead Act; provides for use of community college personnel or facilities, with the consent of the trustees of that college, in support of private business enterprise located on th...

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SCSigned into law 06/2001Postsec.Campus Housing
S.B. 557
Authorizes the Board of Trustees of State University and other institutions of higher education to enter into a ground lease agreement with a private entity for providing all services necessary to the creation and operation of an on-campus student housing faci...

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TNSigned into law 05/2001P-12Tech-Prep Curriculum
S.B. 1743
Authorizes local education agencies (LEAs) to enter into cooperative agreements with nonprofit entities to offer technical-prep high school curriculum under the following conditions: the local board of education must approve all agreements; agreements must be...

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AZTo governor 05/2001P-12Contracting for Teachers and Administrators
S.B. 1483
THE GOVERNING BOARD MAY OBTAIN THE SERVICES OF ANY EMPLOYEE, INCLUDING TEACHERS, SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS, BY CONTRACTING WITH A PRIVATE ENTITY THAT EMPLOYS PERSONNEL REQUIRED BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT. ...

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VASigned into law 02/2001P-12Commercial Partnerships
H.B. 2395
States that commercial, promotional and corporate partnerships and sponsorships relating to public schools; requires each school board to develop and implement and authorizes them to revise, from time to time, a policy relating to commercial, promotional, and ...

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SDSigned into law 02/2001P-12Contracts With Soft Drink Vendors
H.B. 1070
Allows vendors to sell soft drinks or other concessions on school property; permits a school district to enter into contracts for sale of soft drinks or other concessions....

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VATo governor 02/2001P-12Performance-Based Contracts
H.B. 1967
Allows any local governing body, school district or public institution of higher education to enter into energy performance-based contracts to significantly reduce energy and operating costs of a facility....

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RIBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature 07/2000P-12Commercial Advertising on Computers
H.B. 6893
Relates to curriculum; permits the display of televised commercial advertising necessarily incidental to Internet access....

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RISigned into law 07/2000P-12Commercialization
H.B. 6927, S.B. 2139
Allows municipal committees to promulgate rules and regulations permitting fundraising activities by public schools; enhances prohibition against school employees accepting money for tutoring students under their instruction during the school year; prohibits t...

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ALVetoed 05/2000Postsec.Exemptions for Competitive Bidding by Postsecondary Institutions
S.B. 478
Exempts from competitive bidding the renewal of all existing contracts that do not involve the expenditure of State funds and that are made for the selection of service contractors by or on behalf of public two-year and four-year colleges and universities of t...

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MNSigned by governor 05/2000P-12Contracts for Computers or Related Equipment or Service
H.B. 3800 (Omnibus Bill)
Prohibits a school board or school within the district to enter into a contract for use of a computer or related equipment or service that requires a advertising to be disseminated to students unless the board: 1) enters into a contract at a public hearing; 2)...

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