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From the ECS State Policy Database
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State Status/Date Level Summary
LAAdoptedP-12School Counselor Requirements
LAC 28:CXXXI.405 and 659
Revises requirements for K-12 school counselor certification and endorsements (to existing certificates). Requires the completion of a master's degree program from a regionally accredited college or university that has met the Council for Accreditation of Coun...

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LASigned into law 06/2014P-12Extended Sick Leave for School Bus Drivers, Teachers and School Employees
H.B. 1253
Provides relative to the powers of local public school boards and superintendents regarding extended sick leave for school bus drivers, teachers, and school employees. http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=916195&n=HB1253%20Act%20849...

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LASigned into law 06/2014P-12Duration of Sick Leave for Staff Disabled as Result of Assault or Battery
S.B. 172
Amends provisions for teachers and other school employees taking sick leave without reduction in pay or accrued sick leave days while injured or disabled as a result of assault or battery by any student or person. Provides that if the teacher or employee begin...

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LASigned into law 06/2014P-12Extended Sick Leave for School Employees
H.B. 717
Defines "medical necessity". Permits teachers to take extended sick leave for pregnancy, illness of an infant, or for required medical visits certified by a physician as relating to infant or maternal health. Allows bus drivers and other school employees exten...

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LASigned into law 06/2014P-12School Employee Participation in Public Employees Deferred Compensation Plan
H.B. 171
Requires school boards and charter school governing authorities to offer their employees the opportunity to participate in the Louisiana Public Employees Deferred Compensation Plan. http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=913714&n=HB171%20Act%20547...

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LAPassed 06/2014P-12Study of Portability of Health Insurance Benefits for School District Employees and Retirees
S.R. 185
Requests the Louisiana School Board Association, the Louisiana Department of Insurance, and the Louisiana Department of Education to study the portability of health insurance benefits for employees and retirees of local public school systems. Resolves that the...

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MDSigned into law 05/2014P-12Authorized Riders on School Vehicles
H.B. 440/S.B. 58
Prohibits school bus drivers from allowing persons who are not school employees or otherwise authorized from riding on school vehicles. Defines the following as being authorized to ride on school vehicles: 1) an employee of the local school system or transport...

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MNSigned into law 05/2014P-12School District Employee Health Coverage
H.F. 2180
Specifies the process for school districts to contract for group health insurance coverage. Requires school districts to request proposals 150 days before expiration of the existing contract but only every 24 months or longer. Prohibits contracts longer than t...

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TNSigned into law 05/2014P-12Sick Time (Non-Teaching Personnel)
S.B. 2311
Allows LEA employees who are not teachers, but who accrue sick leave, to participate in the LEA's teacher sick leave bank.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/108/Bill/Sb2311.pdf...

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KYSigned into law 04/2014P-12District Participation in State Employee Health Insurance Program
H.B. 26
Provides that if a district board of education participates in the state employee health insurance program for its active employees, all district employees required to be offered health insurance coverage for purposes of the federal Patient Protection and Affo...

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WISigned into law 04/2014P-12Contracting for Substitute Special Education teachers and Paraprofessional Staffing
S.B. 271
For special education services, adds provision allowing boards to contract with private or public agencies for substitute teaching and paraprofessional staffing.
https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2013/related/enrolled/sb271
https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/201...

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IDSigned into law 03/2014P-12Employment of Trustee Spouse
H.B. 568
Revises the authority of school district trustees and public charter school board of directors regarding employment of a spouse. Provides that no spouse of any trustee may be employed by a school district or a charter school within a school district with a fal...

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IDSigned into law 03/2014P-12School Bus Drivers Liability
S.B. 1232
Provides that, while within the course and scope of his or her duties, a school bus 18 driver shall not be civilly or criminally liable for reasonably acting to aid a rider on the bus whom the school bus driver reasonably believes to be in imminent danger of h...

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IDSigned into law 03/2014P-12Employee Grievances
H.B. 501
Clarifies provisions related to grievance procedures for noncertificated school personnel, providing definitions and direction on the appropriate subject matters for grievance. Provides classified employees with a panel discussion to informally resolve issues ...

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WASigned into law 03/2014P-12Study Foreign Language Education Interpreter Training Program
H.B. 1709
Requires the Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO) to conduct a feasibility study for development of a state foreign language education interpreter training program designed to create a pool of trained interpreters for public schools, including volunteer interp...

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CASigned into law 10/2013P-12
Community College
Professional Development for Classified Employees
S.B. 590
From bill summary: Requires a local educational agency (including a charter school or community college district), if it expends funds for professional development for any schoolsite staff, to consider the needs of its classified school employees, as defined, ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2013P-12School Social Workers - Endorsements and Roles
H.B. 2322
Provides that school social work services may be provided by qualified specialists who hold a Professional Educator License with a school support personnel endorsement in the area of school social worker. Provides that school social work services may include i...

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CASigned into law 08/2013P-12Work Schedule for School Police Departments
A.B. 226
From legislative counsel's digest: Authorizes a district board or a county superintendent of schools to establish a 12-hour-per-day, 80-hour-per-2-week work schedule for school police departments, provided the establishment of the work schedule is consented to...

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NJVetoed 08/2013P-12County-Wide School District Purchasing Systems
S.B. 1191
Bill text: Allows counties, under certain circumstances, to create a county-wide school district purchasing system for food and custodial services. Requires school districts that currently use or are seeking to use private contractors for food and custodial se...

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NJVetoed 08/2013P-12
Postsec.
Subcontracting in School Districts and Public Higher Education Institutions
S.B. 1191
Bill text: Regulates subcontracting by school districts and public higher education institutions. Prohibits school districts and public higher education organizations from subcontracting with an organization during the term of an existing collective bargaining...

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NJVetoed 07/2013P-12Arbitration for Non-Teaching School Staff
S.B. 2163
Bill text: Allows non-teaching school staff to submit to binding arbitration any employment dispute with cause for disciplinary action, including termination, non-renewal, reprimands, and other issues.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2012/Bills/S2500/2163_I1.PDF...

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LASigned into law 06/2013P-12Eligibility of Nationally Certified School Teachers, Counselors, and Psychologists for Salary Adjustments
H.B. 540
Permits but does not require a local board to pay a salary adjustment to a nationally certified school teacher, counselor, or psychologist who is awarded an initial credential issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards/National Board for ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Educator Salary Data and Analysis
H.B. 2012 - Educator Salary Data and Analysis
Directs the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to collect information from districts regarding salaries paid to employees entitled to the minimum monthly salary (i.e., classroom teachers and full-time librarians, counselors, and nurses). Directs the TEA to make avai...

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LASigned into law 06/2013P-12Removal of School Bus Driver
H.B. 224
Directs a school board to immediately remove a school bus operator who is convicted of or has pled nolo contendere to certain offenses relative to operating a vehicle while intoxicated, regardless of whether the violation occurred while the operator was perfor...

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OHSigned into law 06/2012P-12Teacher and Administrator (Not Superintendent) Contract Renewal/Non-Renewal
S.B. 316 - Teacher and Administrator (Not Superintendent) Contract Renewal/Non-Renewal
From final bill analysis: Extends the deadlines for a district or educational service center (ESC) to notify a teacher or administrator that the person's contract will not be renewed for the following school year, as follows: (1) From April 30 to June 1, in th...

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OHSigned into law 06/2012P-12Licensure Requirements for Staff Developing Informational Sources to Support Curriculum and Literacy Development
S.B. 316 - Licensure Requirements for Staff Developing Informational Sources to Support Curriculum and Literacy Development
By June 20, 2013, directs the department to conduct a study of the licensure requirements for educational staff responsible for the development of informational sources for the support of curriculum and literacy development in schools. Directs the department a...

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LASigned into law 06/2012P-12Sick and Leave for District Employees
S.B. 494 - Sick and Sabbatical Leave for District Employees
Section 2: Amends provisions related to extended sick leave for school bus drivers, teachers and other district employees. Repeals provision allowing local boards a waiver from certain parameters for extended sick leave. Specifies that, with exception of mater...

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LASigned into law 06/2012P-12Removal of "Tenure" for School Bus Drivers
H.B. 293
Repeals provisions providing that a school bus driver who has served satisfactorily for more than three consecutive years is to be declared a regular and permanent school bus operator. Provides that, after the expiration of the probationary term of a a school ...

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ALSigned into law 05/2012P-12Physical Aptitude of School Bus Drivers
S.B. 191
Establishes the Lieutenant Dexter Holcomb Act. Prohibits a local board from hiring or entering into any agreement with any person for the purposes of operating a school bus transporting students unless the person is physically qualified to drive a school bus. ...

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TNSigned into law 04/2012P-12School Personnel
S.B. 2982
Provides that an LEA may, at its discretion, choose to hire a building manager in lieu of an assistant principal.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/107/Bill/SB2982.pdf...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12Severance Pay
H.B. 5101 - Severance Pay
Provides that if a district enters into a contract or employment agreement with an officer, agent, employee or contractor that includes a severance pay provision, the agreement must include the provisions of s. 215.425 (http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/inde...

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WVSigned into law 04/2012P-12School Service Personnel Certification
H.B. 4655
School service personnel certification. http://www.legis.state.wv.us/bill_status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=HB4655%202ND%20ENG.htm&yr=2012&sesstype=RS&i=4655...

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IASigned into law 04/2012P-12Background Checks for School Bus Drivers
S.F. 2221
Requires background checks for school bus drivers and makes penalties applicable.
http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&menu=false&hbill=SF2221...

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TXSigned into law 07/2011P-12Salary Schedules
S.B. 1 - Salary Schedules
Directs commissioner of education to annually determine the basic allotment and resulting monthly salaries to be paid by districts. Removes provision that each district must increase the monthly salary of each classroom teacher, full-time speech pathologist, f...

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RISigned into law 07/2011P-12Criminal Record Checks
H.B. 5455
Amends background checks to require school employee applicants or child care operators to apply to the Rhode Island bureau of criminal identification for a criminal background check. Requires and any expense associated with providing the criminal record check...

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LASigned into law 06/2011P-12Reporting of Employee Arrests
H.B. 311
Requires a school employee to report his arrest for certain sexual offenses involving minors, other crimes, and instances of child abuse or neglect. Sets out reporting guidelines and consequences of failure to report such incidences.
http://www.legis.state.la....

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12District Employees and Charitable Contributions
H.B. 1682
Prohibits district boards or employees from requiring or coercing any employee to make a contribution to a charitable organization or in response to a fund-raiser, or attend a meeting to solicit charitable contributions. Also prohibits district boards or emplo...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
H.B. 1386 - Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
Requires that a marriage and family therapist employed by a district be licensed by the state agency that licenses that profession. Provides a grandfather clause for marriage and family therapist employed by a district before September 2011. http://www.capitol...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12Eligibility to Provide Services under Contract with a School
S.B. 1042
Specifies that contracting or subcontracting entities may not allow an employee to provide services at a school if the employee has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor that would by statute prevent a person from being employed by a district, charter scho...

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ALSigned into law 05/2011P-12
Postsec.
Employer and Employee Rights
S.B. 310
Establishes the Students First Act of 2011. Establishes the purposes of this act. Provides definitions. Provides no action may be proposed or approved based upon the personal or political reasons of the employer, chief executive officer or governing board. Est...

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OKSigned into law 05/2011P-12Temporary Employment - Background Checks
H.B. 1418
Defines prospective employee as an individual who has received an offer of temporary employment by a school district pending results of a national criminal history record check. Districts may temporarily employ people for a maximum of 60 days while awaiting re...

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TNSigned into law 05/2011P-12Non-Teaching Personnel Are At-Will Employees
S.B. 905
States that all local education agency employees in positions for which no teaching license is required shall be hired on an at-will basis.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/107/Bill/SB0905.pdf...

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COSigned into law 05/2011P-12Background Checks for School Contractors
S.B. 266
Requires background checks for employees of entities that contract to perform direct services for public schools.
http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2011a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/67F9E1DC764543C587257879007BFB36?Open&file=266_enr.pdf...

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COSigned into law 05/2011P-12Offenses Disqualifying Employment and Revoking Licenses
H.B. 1121
Adds criminal offenses and circumstances that disqualify individuals from employment at districts and schools, based primarily on background checks. The bill also describes offenses and circumstances that prompt suspending or revoking a license, certificate or...

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INSigned into law 05/2011P-12Health Insurance
H.B. 1260
Specifies certain requirements and recommendations for school corporation employee health coverage programs.
http://www.in.gov/legislative/bills/2011/HE/HE1260.1.html...

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INSigned into law 04/2011P-12Indiana Public Retirement System
S.B. 549
Establishes the Indiana public retirement system (system) to administer and manage: (1) the public employees' retirement fund (PERF); (2) the teachers' retirement fund (TRF); (3) the judges' retirement fund; (4) the prosecuting attorneys retirement fund; (5) t...

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IDSigned into law 04/2011P-12Ethics
H.B. 201
Oversight moved from the state board of education to the Professional Standards Commission. School districts - employees - Amends and adds to existing law to revise procedures, processes and fees before the Professional Standards Commission; to provide for an ...

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ARSigned into law 04/2011P-12Athletic Trainers
H.B. 1743
Requires districts to develop procedures concerning student physical activity in its public schools that includes recognition and management of the following events or conditions that may be encountered by a student during athletic training and physical activi...

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NYVetoed 10/2010P-12Licensed Master Plumbers and Licensed Electricians
S.B. 7137
Requires that any plumbing or electrical work on a school building be performed by a licensed master plumber or licensed electrician if required by a local municipality. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0A&bn=S07137&Summary=Y&Actions=Y&Memo=Y&T...

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NHSigned into law 06/2010P-12Prohibition of Hiring
H.B. 1224
Prohibits the hiring of any person charged pending disposition for certain crimes by school administrative units, school districts, and chartered public schools. Requires applicants for driver education certificates and school licenses to notify the director o...

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FLSigned into law 06/2010P-12First Amendment Protection
H.B. 31
Prohibits school boards, administrative personnel, and instructional personnel from taking affirmative action, including, but not limited to, the entry into any agreement, that infringes or waives the rights or freedoms afforded to instructional personnel, sch...

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SCSigned into law 05/2010P-12Requires Criminal Record and Sex Offender Registry Checks
H.B. 4248
Criminal Record Search: Requires individuals hired by a local school board to serve in any capacity in a public school to undergo a criminal record search conducted by the local school district using records maintained by the state law enforcement division; re...

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KYSigned into law 04/2010P-12Bonuses for Nationally-Certified Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists
H.B. 376
Provides that if legislative funds are appropriated for this purpose, a local board must provide an annual salary supplement to all speech-language pathologists or audiologists employed by the local board to provide or coordinate speech-language pathology or a...

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NYVetoed 03/2010P-12"Other Specified Personnel" when BOCES Takes Over Program
S.B. 6154
Relates to teachers' rights; adds other specified personnel to teachers and teaching assistants when a board of cooperative educational services takes over a program previously offered by a district or districts or by a county vocational education and extensio...

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ILSigned into law 07/2009P-12School Bus Drivers Called to Active Duty
H.B. 3787
Provides that when a school bus driver permit holder who is a service member is called to active duty, the employer must notify the secretary of state thereof. Provides the permit must be considered inactive until the holder renews the permit. Provides if the ...

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FLSigned into law 05/2009P-12Certification of public school athletic coaches
H.B. 1539
Relates to certification of public school athletic coaches; provides that completion of sports safety course shall meet certain inservice certification requirements, including teaching the principles of cardiopulmonary resuscitation; requires the sports safety...

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TXAdopted 02/2009P-12School Bus Drivers
37 TAC 1.14.B.14.11 -.14
Adopts rules concerning school bus driver eligibility and application procedures. http://info.sos.state.tx.us/pls/pub/readtac$ext.ViewTAC?tac_view=5&ti=37&pt=1&ch=14&sch=B&rl=Y...

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TXAdopted 02/2009P-12School Bus Drivers
37 TAC 1.14.C.14.31 -.36
Sets forth the requirements of the driver safety training program for drivers of school buses, school activity buses and multifunction school activity buses. http://info.sos.state.tx.us/pls/pub/readtac$ext.ViewTAC?tac_view=5&ti=37&pt=1&ch=14&sch=C&rl=Y...

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NYAdopted 12/2008P-12Public Librarian Professional Development
Title 8 NYCRR 90.7
Amends rules to require holders of public librarian professional certificates issued after a certain date to complete professional development. ...

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NYSigned into law 10/2008P-12Lawyers and Compensation, Health Insurance and Other Benefits
S.B. 8699
Creates new part III (sections 2050 through 2054) of article 41 of the education code. Provides that a lawyer may not simultaneously be an independent contractor and an employee of a district or board of cooperative educational services (BOCES). Provides that ...

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GASigned into law 05/2008P-12School Bus Drivers Appreciation Day
H.B. 791
Declares the third Monday of October "School Bus Drivers Appreciation Day." http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2007_08/pdf/hb791.pdf...

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LAAdopted 11/2007P-12Business Manager and Constitution Day
LAC 28:CXV.503, 2305
Amends sections of Bulletin 741 - Handbook for School Administrators.

503: Adds business manager to the list of certified personnel a district is required to hire. This addition was required by a new state statute.

2305: Requires schools to have an educatio...

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ILSigned into law 09/2007P-12Renewal of School Service Personnel Certificates
H.B. 1647
Provides that school service personnel certificates are renewable every 5 years. Sets forth the requirements and procedures for renewal, including requiring the completion of at least 80 hours of continuing professional development. http://www.ilga.gov/legisla...

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LAAdopted 08/2007P-12School Counselor Certification
LAC 28:CXXXI.659
Revises the requirements for add-on certification as a school counselor. Allows three years of successful experience as a school counselor to substitute for the required three-semester-hour supervised practicum in a school setting. The change will allow more c...

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LAAdopted 08/2007P-12School Librarians
LAC 28:CXXXI.673
Revises the requirements for add-on certification as a school librarian to allow three years of successful experience as a school librarian to substitute for the required three-semester-hour school librarian practicum. The change will allow more candidates to ...

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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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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12Transfer of Educational Support Employees
H.B. 1847
Regulates how the positions at school facilities being deactivated that are held by educational support personnel employees at the time of the deactivation are to be transferred to the control of the board or boards that will be receiving the district's studen...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12
Postsec.
Community College
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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LASigned into law 07/2007P-12Reemployment of Retired School Bus Drivers
S.B. 60
Provides for reemployment of retired school bus drivers; provides for contributions and employer reporting requirements. http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=449533...

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UTSigned into law 03/2007P-12Educator & School Personnel Salary Increases & Bonuses
H.B. 382
Provides salary increases and bonuses for educators and bonuses for classified personnel employed by school districts, charter schools, and the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind; provides that only educators who have had a satisfactory or better evaluati...

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WVSigned into law 03/2007P-12Education Code Amendments
H.B. 2189
Amends Education Code in the following ways:

1) Prescribes authorities of county school boards.
2) Expands purposes for which schools may expend funds.
3) Establishes certain vehicle and driver safety requirements for transporting students to a school-sponso...

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WVSigned into law 03/2007P-12Teacher Salaries & Bonuses; Service Personnel
H.B. 2777
Increases annual salaries of public school teachers; increases the annual salary bonus for teachers with National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification; allows for reimbursement of fees and expenses incurred while obtaining the National Board...

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WVSigned into law 03/2007P-12Early Notification Payment
S.B. 599
Eliminates the early notification payment for a teacher who gives notice of resignation; authorizes a payment for early notification of retirement to employees other than classroom teachers under certain circumstances. http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Text_HT...

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OHSigned into law 12/2006P-12District Performance/Reporting, Non-Teaching Personnel
H.B. 276 -- Misc. Sections
Any district that leases a building to a community school [charter] located in the district or that enters into an agreement with a community school located in the district whereby the district and the school endorse each other's programs may elect to have dat...

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LAAdopted 10/2006P-12Standards for Certification
LAC 28:CXXXI.Chapters 1-10 (Bulletin 746)
The first update in many years. Identifies all certification guidelines for Louisiana school employees and administrators. Pages 1-52 of 133: http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/osr/reg/0610/0610RUL.pdf...

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IASigned into law 06/2006P-12Certificate of Physical Fitness
S.B. 2272 - Section 45
Strikes subsection that requires drivers of school buses to present a certificate of physical fitness each year before being permitted to operate any vehicles transorting children to and from school. https://www.legis.iowa.gov/DOCS/IowaActs/81/2/pdf/Chapter_11...

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IASigned into law 06/2006P-12Bus Drivers
S.B. 2272 - Section 51
Specifies that the department of education has authority to suspend bus drivers' authorization to drive a school bus. Requires the department to take adverse action against any person who, after notice and opportunity for hearing, is determined to have committ...

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IDSigned into law 04/2006P-12Sex Offenders
H.B. 713
Adds to existing law to prohibit access to school children by any person currently registered or required to register under the Idaho Sex Offender Registration Act; provides exceptions; provides a penalty. http://www3.state.id.us/oasis/H0713.html...

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VASigned into law 04/2006P-12Reasonable Force
S.B. 26
Adds teacher aides, school bus drivers, and school bus aides to the list of school personnel provided a limited exception to charges of simple assault or assault and battery while acting in the course and scope of their official capacity when using: (i) incide...

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NMRule Adoption 10/2005P-12Performance Evaluation
NMAC 6.69.5, 6.69.5.1 through 6.69.5.11
Relates to performance evaluation system requirements for librarian-teachers NEW MEXICO REG 4424 (SN)...

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NMRule Adoption 10/2005P-12Licensure of Personnel in School Social Work
NMAC 6.63.7, 6.63.7.1, 6.63.7.8, 6.63.7.9
Relates to persons seeking licensure in school social work, grades K-12. Sets the requirements for licensure. NEW MEXICO REG 4426 (SN)...

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NMRule Adoption 10/2005P-12Personnel Conduct
NMAC 6.60.9, 6.60.9.1 through 6.60.9.3, 6.60.9.6, 6.60.9.9, 6.60.9.10, 6.60.9.11, 6.60.9.12
Sets minimal standards of accepted ethical behavior and professional conduct in education that are applicable to all licensed school personnel, instructional personnel under contract, including any other person who provides instructional services in a school b...

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WVSigned into law 05/2005P-12Staffing Ratios
H.B. 2578
House Bill 2578 increases the ratios of professional and service personnel to students in net enrollment. The increases in the ratios of professional and service personnel per 1,000 students will be done in a manner that will reflect the greater need of counti...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Education
S.B. 1044 (sections 1-10)
Incorporates references to the state's Automated Fingerprint Identification System. Expands the definition of "cause" for purposes of waiving or suspending a teacher's license. Among changes to definition, includes knowingly falsifying or directing another to ...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Incentives for Teacher Recruitment and Retention in High-Priority Districts
S.B. 1044 (section 31)
Includes guidance counselors and librarians in definition of "teacher" or "teachers" in provisions relating to incentives for teacher recruitment and retention in high-priority districts. Clarifies that all teachers not newly signed to work in a high-priority ...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Social Workers in Public Schools
S.B. 1187
Increases the number and availability of social workers in the public schools. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/sb1187.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12School Districts' Employment of Board Members' Relatives
H.B. 1867
An act to restrict school districts from employing relatives of board members.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/HB1867.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 03/2005P-12Personnel Policy Law
H.B. 2000
Amends the personnel policy law for classified school employees to make it more consistent with the personnel policy law for certified school employees. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/HB2000.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 03/2005P-12School Employee Rights
H.B. 2482
Clarifies a school employee's right to have a witness or representative present in a disciplinary or grievance matter. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/HB2482.pdf...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12School Employees
A.B. 1918
Allows a school employee, in a school district that is not subject to the disability compensation laws, to use up to 6 weeks of the 5-month period during which the employee receives differential pay to take time off work to care for a seriously ill child, spou...

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CAVetoed 09/2004Postsec.California State University: Whistleblower Protection
A.B. 2637
Requires the California State University to employ an independent investigator on all complaints alleging actual or attempted acts of reprisal, retaliation, threats, coercion, or similar improper acts for having made a protected disclosure to the State Auditor...

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DERule Adoption 09/2004P-12Certification School Psychologist
14 DAC 1577
Amends regulation relating to the Certification of School Psychologists to align them with current statute and regulations concerning licensing and certification. (Formerly Section 368) DELAWARE REG 1546 (SN) http://www.state.de.us/research/AdminCode/title14/1...

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DESigned into law 08/2004P-12Military Leave of Absence
SS2 for S.B. 296
Protects state employees and school district employees who take military leave pursuant to federal mobilizations, by ensuring that the state will continue to provide the employee with their chosen state provided health care insurance for a minimum period of tw...

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LASigned into law 07/2004P-12School Employee Injuries
S.B. 51
Relates to school employee injuries. Specifies that sick leave with pay for any secretary, paraprofessional employee, school aide, teacher or superintendent of a special school who is injured or disabled while acting in his official capacity as a result of (1...

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LASigned into law 06/2004P-12Counselors Guidance
H.B. 493
Includes guidance counselors holding appropriate ancillary certificates issued by the state department of education in definitions of persons eligible for certain sabbatical and sick leave benefits provided by law. http://www.legis.state.la.us/leg_docs/04RS/CV...

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LASigned into law 06/2004P-12School Employees
H.B. 1163
Permits city, parish, or other local public or nonpublic school systems to contract with local law enforcement agencies to provide for school resource officers. http://www.legis.state.la.us/leg_docs/04RS/CVT3/OUT/0000LV4G.PDF...

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CTSigned into law 06/2004P-12Evaluating Athletic Coaches
S.B. 535
Requires local and regional boards of education that employ athletic coaches to require the coaches' immediate supervisor to evaluate them on an annual basis; concerns due process in termination of coaches; provides a procedure for the nonrenewal of a coach's ...

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MDSigned into law 05/2004P-12Certification of School Social Workers
H.B. 1040
Requires the State Board of Education and the Professional Standards and Teacher Education Board to certify certain social workers as professional personnel; relates to social workers employed in the education system.

http://mlis.state.md.us/2004rs/bills/hb/h...

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HISigned into law 05/2004P-12Smoking/Tobacco Products on School Property
H.B. 2871
Creates a safe and healthy school environment by prohibiting any person from smoking tobacco products on school property and at any school- sponsored functions regardless of location; provided that affected public employees shall be provided breaks for smoking...

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ALSigned into law 05/2004P-12Fair Dismissal Act
H.B. 43
Relates to public school employees, Fair Dismissal Act, transfers, terminations, suspensions, procedure before local board of education, appeals procedure to hearing officer including arbitrator from Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, different proced...

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DERule Adoption 05/2004P-12Certification School Social Work Services
14 DAC 1582
Amends regulations relating to requirements for a standard certificate. Changes made to comply with statutory changes regarding the licensure and certification of educators. Renumbers and renames Section. (Previously 14 DAC 382) http://legis.state.de.us/LIS/Re...

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AZSigned into law 05/2004P-12Reduction of Salaries or School Personnel
H.B. 2102
Concerns limitation on reduction of salaries or personnel in schools; requires notice of general salary reduction prior to the fiscal year it takes place; makes technical correction; specifies exception for reductions in salary from monies from the Classroom S...

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GAVetoed 05/2004P-12Athletic Trainers
H.B. 1394
Provides that students, teachers, or other persons who serve as athletic trainers for a public or private elementary school or high school in this state must be licensed as an athletic trainer;provides an exception for a student-trainer, assistant- trainer, or...

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VASigned into law 04/2004P-12Substantial Amendments to the Standards of Learning
H.B. 1014
Amends section 22.1-253.13:1 and 22.1-253.13:2 . Specifies that the Standards of Learning form the core of Virginia's educational program and other educational objectives. Specifies that the state board must, at a minimum, define Standards of Learning for Eng...

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KYSigned into law 04/2004P-12Sick Leave for School Employees
H.B. 309
Requires local school boards to award a minimum ten days sick leave during the school year to all full time employees; includes full time employees in other sick leave provisions that previously pertained only to teachers; amends definition of "immediate famil...

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COSigned into law 04/2004P-12Nonlicensed Employee Data
S.B. 62
Requires a school district to submit the name, date of birth, and social security number from the fingerprint form for each nonlicensed employee of the school district to the Department of Education; directs the department to create and maintain a database; re...

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WVSigned into law 04/2004P-12School Service Personnel Competency Tests
H.B. 4297
Clarifies that the county board of education and its superintendent may designate the places where competency testing for service personnel will be held (FN)....

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IDSigned into law 03/2004P-12Workers Compensation/School District Employees
H.B. 602
Amends existing law relating to school district employees to authorize the use of accrued sick leave to supplement worker's compensation payments. http://www3.state.id.us/oasis/H0602.html#billtext...

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WVSigned into law 03/2004P-12Substitute Service Personnel Rights
H.B. 4554
Relating to the rights, privileges and benefits of substitute service personnel employed to fill vacancies created by leaves of absence, workers' compensation and suspensions for more than 30 working days and consideration of certain bus operators to be employ...

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ARSigned into law 12/2003Postsec.Position Growth Pool
S.B. 3
Establishes a growth pool of positions for the two year institutions of higher education of non- classified and classified positions to be used in situations where the need for positions exceeds the specific number of positions assigned to an institution. http...

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MITo governor 11/2003P-12School Crossing Guards
H.B. 4753
Adjusts the minimum age requirement of school crossing guards to 17 from 18 years of age....

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CASigned into law 10/2003P-12
Community College
Classified Employees: Notice of Layoff
A.B. 290
Requires that classified employees of school districts and community college districts who are to be laid off be given written notice on or before April 29th or not less than 45 days prior to the effective layoff date, if the termination date of any specially ...

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CASigned into law 10/2003P-12Classified School Employees
A.B. 424
Provides, in a school district with a pupil population over 400,000, authorization for an appointment for a school-based classified position to be made from any rank on the eligibility list. Requires consideration of certain factors. Provides if certain requir...

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CASigned into law 10/2003P-12Federal Tax Housing Credits: Classified Employees
S.B. 162
Authorizes the Extra Credit Teacher Home Purchase Program to provide federal mortgage credit certificates and reduced interest rate loans funded by mortgage revenue bonds to classified employees in a high priority school. Requires priority for assistance to be...

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CASigned into law 10/2003P-12Classified School Employees
A.B. 1038
Sets forth the employment rights of classified school employees who are terminated, reassigned, or transferred, or become the employee of another employer as a result of the development or revision of a local plan for the education of individuals with exceptio...

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CASigned into law 10/2003P-12
Community College
Postsec.
School Teachers & Community College Employees: Military Duty
S.B. 259
Authorizes the governing board of a school district or a community college district to approve compensation for all employees who are called to active military duty, without reference to any particular conflict or crisis. Provides the credential of a certifica...

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CASigned into law 09/2003P-12Housing Assistance
A.B. 304
Relates to existing law under which the Housing Finance Agency administers a down payment assistance program to low-income first time homebuyers. Authorizes the agency to establish higher assistance limits for the down payment assistance to teachers and school...

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CASigned into law 09/2003P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Classified Employees
A.B. 918
Requires a regular classified employee who is assigned to perform an assignment or service in addition to his or her regular assignment to be paid on a pro rata basis for the additional assignment or service, not less than the compensation and benefits that ar...

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CASigned into law 09/2003P-12Public School Employers: Unlawful Acts
A.B. 109
Defines the prohibition on the refusal or failure to meet and negotiate in good faith to include the knowing provisions by a public school employee to an exclusive representative of inaccurate information regarding its financial resources, whether or not it is...

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CASigned into law 08/2003Postsec.California State University: Disability Retirement
A.B. 908
Requires the Trustees of the California State University to provide disability retirement temporary disability allowances for employees of California State University in a manner similar to what is required in existing law by other state employers. http://www....

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CASigned into law 08/2003P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Classified School Employees: Reclassification
A.B. 1070
Decreases all 3 year time requirements to reclassify classified school employees under a merit system of a school district or community college district, to 2 years. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/postquery?bill_number=ab_1070&sess=CUR&house=B&author=laird...

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CASigned into law 08/2003P-12Confidential Employees and Employee Organizations
S.B. 253
Revises the definition of confidential employee to mean any employee who is required to develop or present management positions with respect to confidential information that is used to contribute significantly to the development of management positions. Delete...

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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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ILSigned into law 07/2003P-12School Service Personnel Certificates
H.B. 2864
Amends the School Code. Provides that a School Service Personnel Certificate with a speech-language pathologist endorsement shall be issued to a speech- language pathologist who meets specified criteria. Amends the Speech- Language Pathology and Audiology Prac...

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LASigned into law 07/2003P-12School Support Personnel--Extra Compensation
H.B. 1858
Provides relative to extra compensation for noncertified school support personnel in the event such compensation is not included in the minimum foundation program formula. http://www.legis.state.la.us/bills/byinst.asp?sessionid=03RS&billid=HB1858&doctype=BT...

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LASigned into law 06/2003P-12School Bus Drivers
S.B. 141
Requires a restriction which limits a person to operating only a school bus; provides that such restriction shall apply to a person who has taken a skills test in a school bus and who has taken a skills test in a school bus and who has not previously held a co...

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LASigned into law 06/2003P-12Immorality Grounds for Dismissal of School Employees
H.B. 778
Adds a charge of immorality as a cause for dismissal of a teacher, bus driver, or permanent employee; defines immorality as conviction of a felony offense against the public morals.
http://www.legis.state.la.us/bills/byinst.asp?sessionid=03RS&billid=HB778&doct...

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GAVetoed 06/2003P-12School Counselors
S.B. 178
Relates to conditions of employment of certain persons under the "Quality Basic Education Act," so as to provide for salary increases for certain persons credentialed as National Certified School Counselors and to provide for salary increases for certain schoo...

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INSigned into law 05/2003P-12Open Door Law
S.B. 169
Allows a governing body in an executive session to receive information about misconduct and discuss the status of a school bus driver, who is an independent contractor, or a physician, before the governing body makes a determination; makes provisions regarding...

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OKSigned into law 05/2003P-12Retired Nonclassified Employees
S.B. 663
Adds provision to allow certain nonclassified personnel who return to work after retirement to be paid without penalty to their retirement. http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2003-04SB/sb663_enr.rtf...

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IAVetoed 05/2003P-12Removal of Contract Requirement for Part-Time and Substitute Bus Drivers
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Removes the contract requirement for substitute and part-time school bus drivers.
http://www.legis.state.ia.us/GA/80GA/Session.1/HJournal/02200/02251.html and Section 51: http://www.legis.state.ia.us/cgi-bin/Legislation/File_only.pl?FILE=/usr/ns-home/docs/GA/8...

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IASigned into law 05/2003P-12School Bus Drivers Who Are Insulin-Dependent Diabetics
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Adds that school bus driver must be immediately suspended from duties, pending termination hearing by district board or authorities of nonpublic school, if a change in circumstances indicates the driver is no longer physically or mentally competent. Specifies...

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MSSigned into law 04/2003P-12Method of Compensating Teachers and Other Employees
H.B. 742
Allows any licensed employee to be credited with a professional leave allowance with pay for every day of absence caused by required attendance at meetings pertaining to official state business and authorized by local board policy. Changes references in sick ...

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KSSigned into law 04/2003P-12Requirements for School Bus Drivers
H.B. 2220
Amends the Uniform Commercial Drivers' Licensing Act. Creates new section allowing the driving skills test for a school bus endorsement to be waived until September 30, 2005 if the applicant is currently licensed, has experience driving a school bus, has a go...

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KYSigned into law 03/2003P-12Directors of Pupil Personnel in School Districts
H.B. 224
Allows a local superintendent to waive the requirement that a director of pupil personnel in a district devote his or her entire time to the duties of the office. The superintendent must report this action to the commissioner of education. http://www.lrc.state...

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WVSigned into law 03/2003P-12Job Sharing
H.B. 2083
Relates to county boards of education generally and expands job sharing arrangements to include employees who are not professional employees; relates to agreements to specify which employee is eligible for insurance coverage; limits cost to retirement system....

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COSigned into law 06/2002P-12Criminal Background Checks
H.B. 1459
Expands inquiry process at nonpublic schools from applicants to include employees of such schools. If nonpublic school employee is subject of inquiry, he/she must submit a complete set of his/her fingerprints to the governing board of the school. Requires depa...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12Education Code Re-Write: Personnel Nominations
S.B. 20E
Allows school boards more time to decide on personnel nominations when the Legislature adjourns before May 31....

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ALSigned into law 04/2002P-12Pay Increases for Public Education Employees
H.B. 340
Relating to the salaries of public education employees, to provide for a revision of the State Minimum Salary Schedule and to reflect pay increases of three percent beginning with the fiscal year 2002-2003; to provide that each certificated employee of certain...

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HISigned into law 04/2002P-12Licensing of School Bus or Van Operators
H.B. 2580
States that a school bus or van operator shall be properly licensed to operate the category of vehicles that the operator operates as a school bus or van and shall comply with the standards of the department of transportation. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/ses...

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LASigned into law 04/2002P-12Probationary Period of Non-Teaching Employee
S.B. 35A
Reinstates provisions providing for the probationary period of a school employee who is promoted in a school system with a population of 425,000 or more. http://www.legis.state.la.us/leg_docs/021ES/CVT8/OUT/0000JIZD.PDF...

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MSSigned into law 03/2002P-12Titles Used by School Psychologists
H.B. 1302
Relates to school psychologists; clarifies that persons under contract with school districts to perform psychological services may use the same titles as those persons employed by school districts who perform the same services....

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NMVetoed 03/2002P-12Training and Experience Index
H.B. 311
Relates to education; requires the State Department of Public Education to develop a training and experience index for personnel who are not assigned to an instructional program of a school district; requires the State Department of Public Education to report ...

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RIBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature 07/2001P-12Teacher Assistant Substitutes
S.B. 662
Requires teacher assistant substitutes who work more than 20 days during any school year to meet the requirements of permanent teacher assistants....

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ORSigned into law 06/2001P-12Sports Coaches
H.B. 2781
Relates to youth sports coaches and supervisors; requires youth sports providers to create and adopt a list of crimes that would preclude individuals from coaching or supervising youth sports activities; provides for criminal background checks for such individ...

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RIBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature 06/2001Postsec.Classified Employee Negotiations
H.B. 5188
(Joint Resolution) Extends the reporting date of the special legislative commission to study the feasibility of allowing unionized classified employees at all higher education institutions to be able to negotiate directly with Rhode Island Board of Governors f...

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MESigned into law 05/2001P-12State Retirement System Provisions
S.B. 576
Public Law No. 192.,& 181 (LD 1754)Relates to the Maine State Retirement System; establishes the Consumer Price Index as the benchmark for the cost-of-living adjustments; establishes standards for the determination by the Board of Trustees of the Maine State R...

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MNSigned into law 04/2001P-12School Bus Endorsements on Drivers' Licenses
H.B. 57
Relates to drivers' licenses; includes certain crimes against children as disqualifying offenses for purposes of school bus endorsements on driver's licenses....

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CAVetoed 09/2000P-12Monitoring E-Mails
S.B. 1822
Prohibits an employer from secretly monitoring the electronic mail or other computer records generated by an employee. Provides that an employer who intends to inspect, review, or retain any electronic mail or any other computer records generated by an employe...

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CAVetoed 09/2000P-12A Study of School Staff
A.B. 2689
Requires the State Department of Education to conduct a study of pupil support, defined to include school counselors, school psychologists, and school social workers, in the schools, as specified. Requires the State Department of Education to report the result...

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ALSigned into law 05/2000P-12Cost-of-Living Salary Adjustments
H.B. 202
Provides an equivalent percent cost-of-living adjustment for certain public education employees with the beginning of the 2000-2001 fiscal year; requires a revision of the state salary matrix for certificated personnel; requires revisions of local salary sched...

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