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From the ECS State Policy Database
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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
HISigned into law 04/2014P-12Teacher Licensing, Teacher Standards Board
S.B. 2331
Repeals a public-school employer's authority to refuse or revoke a teaching license based on a criminal background check. Amends membership, qualification, and appointment requirements for the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB). Clarifies the powers and dut...

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CASigned into law 08/2013P-12
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Ex Officio Member of Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
S.B. 576
From bill summary: Authorizes the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges to appoint an alternate representative to serve as an ex officio member of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing in the absence of the California Postsecondary Educatio...

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CASigned into law 07/2013P-12Commission on Teacher Credentialing (education finance omnibus)
A.B. 86 - Commission on Teacher Credentialing
From bill summary: Authorizes the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to charge fees to recover the costs of reviewing new educator preparation programs and specified accreditation activities. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/asm/ab_0051-0100/ab_86_bil...

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RISigned into law 05/2012P-12
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Representation, Rhode Island Certification Standards Board
H.B. 7080, S.B. 2185
Amends membership on the policy advisory board (from 9-11) to include two representatives who are members of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of
Rhode Island (AICU Rhode Island).
http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/PublicLaws/law12/law12110.ht...

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ILSigned into law 08/2011P-12Overhaul of Teacher and Administrator Licensure
S.B. 1799
Effective June 30, 2012, repeals 105 ILCS 5/21-1a on teacher certification exams. Effective June 30, 2013, repeals statutory provisions on (1) teacher certification, qualifications and issuance of certificates; (2) subject endorsement on teacher certificates; ...

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ARSigned into law 03/2011P-12Enforcement of Ethics Violations
H.B. 1952
Replaces prior policy on reporting of ethics violations for educators. Defines ethics violations, reporting requirements and disciplinary action to be taken in instances of ethics violations by an educator.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2011/2011R/Act...

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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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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Educator Standards Board
H.B. 1 - Section 3319.60, 3319.61
Amends the membership of the educator standards board (ESB). Specifies that board membership must reflect the diversity of the state in terms of gender, race, ethnic background and geographic distribution. Among other changes, adds to the board an individual e...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Education Standards Board Subcommittees
H.B. 1 - Section 3319.611, 3319.612, and 3319.63
3319.611: Establishes the subcommittee on standards for superintendents of the education standards board (ESB). Establishes subcommittee membership. Provides that the subcommittee must assist the ESB in developing the standards for superintendents and with any...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009P-12Teacher Standards
S.B. 119
Allows the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission to discipline a licensee if the licensee resigned from a public school without providing appropriate notice; provides that hearings related to discipline must be conducted by an administrative law judge; au...

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WASigned into law 04/2009P-12Professional Standards Board
H.B. 2003
Reduces the number of members of the Professional Educator Standards Board; removes a provision allowing a teacher to appeal the revocation of a certificate to teach to the Board; removes the authority of the Board to hear such appeals. Chapter 531
http://app...

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AKAdopted 08/2008P-12Teaching standards
4 AAC 04.200
Allows a new section setting out content and performance standards for beginning teachers. ...

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HIGOVERNOR'S veto overridden by SENATE. *****To HOUSE for concurrence 07/2008P-12Hawaii Teacher Standards Board
S.B. 2663
Increases the number of licensed teachers regularly engaged in teaching on the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board from six to seven. Specifies that "teachers regularly engaged in teaching" means teachers, school counselors or school librarians who are not assigned...

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GASigned into law 05/2008P-12Investigating Complaints Against Educators
H.B. 250
Authorizes the professional standards commission to investigate complaints alleging that an educator has been convicted of any other criminal offense involving the manufacture, distribution, trafficking, sale, or possession of a controlled substance or marijua...

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HISigned into law 07/2007P-12Teacher Standards Board
H.B. 18
Authorizes the teacher standards board to suspend its rules when extenuating circumstances require.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent/Bills/HB18_SD2_.htm...

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ARSigned into law 04/2007P-12
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teacher licensure
H.B. 2792
Requires the state Board of Education to prescribe uniform college level preparatory and grade point average requirements for teacher preparation.
(Act No. 846)
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2007/public/HB2792.pdf...

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IASigned into law 06/2006P-12Board of Educational Examiners
S.B. 2272 - Section 10-12 and 16
Relates to membership of the board of educational examiners. Moves the director of the department of education, or the director's designee, from role as one of two public members to one of 9 licensed practitioners on the board. Requires one of the two public m...

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VTSigned into law 05/2006P-12Teaching Shortages and Licensure/Revocation
H.B. 677
Directs the commissioner of education to annually convene a meeting of directors of Vermont educator preparation programs and representatives of school boards, superintendents, principals, educators, and the Vermont standards board to determine subject and geo...

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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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INSigned into law 05/2005P-12State Professional Standards Board
H.B. 1001 (various sections)
Changes statutory references to the state professional standards board to the advisory board of the division of professional standards. Places the advisory board within the department of education. States that the advisory board of the division of professional...

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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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NDRule Adoption 07/2004P-12Organization of Board
NDAC 67.1-01-01-01 thru -03
Establishes rules regarding organization of the education standards and practices board. http://www.state.nd.us/lr/information/acdata/pdf/67.1-01-01.pdf...

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KYSigned into law 04/2004P-12Education Professional Standards Board
H.B. 152
Updates language relating to a superintendent's certificate and the role of the Education Professional Standards Board; clarifies timelines, deletes obsolete statements; provides gender neutral language to provisions governing school district superintendents. ...

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WVRule Adoption 10/2003P-12Professional Teaching Standards
Title 126, Seires 154
Provides rules relating to the rules of the Commission for Professional Teaching Standards. WEST VIRGINIA REG 4346 (SN)...

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WVRule Adoption 10/2003P-12Professional Teaching Standards
Title 126, Series 154
Provides rules relating to the rules of the Commission for Professional Teaching Standards. WEST VIRGINIA REG 4346 (SN)...

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ORSigned into law 07/2003P-12Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
H.B. 2575
Allows Teacher Standards and Practices Commission to set time period for issuance of initial teaching, personnel service and administrative licenses; modifies requirements for issuance and renewal of continuing teaching, personnel service and administrative li...

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WASigned into law 06/2003P-12Classified Educational Employees
S.B. 6092
Includes a classified employee on the professional educator standards board....

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WAGOVERNOR'S veto overridden by HOUSE & SENATE. 04/2003P-12Classified Employee On The Washington Professional
S.B. 5240
Includes a classified employee on the Washington professional educator standards board....

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MSVetoed 04/2003P-12
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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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KYSigned into law 03/2003P-12National Board Certification Incentive Trust Fund Payments
H.B. 252
Specifies that the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board may allocate funds only to districts or teachers for purposes for which other funds are not being received. Allows the Education Professional Standards Board to limit the participants allowed ...

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HISigned into law 05/2002P-12Hawaii Teacher Standards Board
H.B. 2165
Clarifies that the Hawaii teacher standards board has sole jurisdiction over all matters concerning the issuance and revocation of teacher licenses. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent/bills/hb2165_.htm...

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OKSigned into law 05/2002P-12Commission for Teacher Preparation
S.B. 1010
Relates to the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation; provides for the budgeting of funds in certain categories and amounts; requires performance measures for budget categories; provides for duties and compensation of employees of the Oklahoma Commission...

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WASigned into law 03/2002P-12Appoinments to Standards Board
H.B. 2414
Relates to the professional educator standards board; amends statutes; provides that the governor shall appoint or reappoint the members of the board....

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RIBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature 07/2001P-12Certification Standards Board
S.B. 331
Establishes a policy advisory board on teacher and administrator certifications for public school teachers and administrators; provides for its composition, meetings, staff support and powers and duties....

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NDSigned into law 04/2001P-12Education Standards and Practices Board
H.B. 1326
Amends 15.1-13-02 --changing the membership of the Education Standards and Practices Board from nine to ten members. 1. The governor shall appoint to the education standards and practices board:
Four individuals who are public school classroom teachers; one i...

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KYSigned into law 03/2001P-12Reorganization and responsibilities of Education Professional Standards Board
H.B. 78
Relates to the reorganization of the Education Professional Education Standards Board; authorizes the Board to be one of accrediting authorities for a standard college or university; requires educators to be certified by the Board; the Board and the Kentucky D...

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WYSigned into law 02/2001P-12Superintendents Exempt From Requirements
S.B. 126
Exempts district superintendents from certification requirements by the Wyoming professional teaching standards board....

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PASigned into law 12/2000P-12Teacher Certification, Professional Standards
H.B. 2189
Amends Teacher Certification Law. Provides for short title, definitions relative to standards
and requirements, Professional Standards and Practices Commission, for its
membership, powers and duties, meetings and complaints. Provides discipline
against educ...

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KYSigned into law 06/2000P-12Teaching Quality
S.B. 77
Requires statewide teacher recruitment plan; requires state department to establish teacher academies in core disciplines; makes funds available for improvement of teacher preparation programs; establishes comprehensive statewide system for collecting and usin...

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WASigned into law 03/2000P-12Professional Educator Standards Board
H.B. 2760
Creates the Washington Professional Educator Standards Board to serve as an advisory body to the superintendent of public instruction and as the sole advisory body to the state Board of Education on issues related to educator recruitment, hiring, preparation, ...

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