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From the ECS State Policy Database
Teaching Quality--Compensation and Diversified Pay


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State Status/Date Level Summary
DESigned into law 07/2014P-12Committee to Advance Educator Compensation and Careers
S.B. 254
Creates the Committee to Advance Educator Compensation and Careers to develop a plan to establish a new compensation structure and career pathway for Delaware's educators and defines committee membership. Directs the committee to create a plan that includes th...

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SCSigned into law 06/2014P-12Teacher Salaries
S.B. 1219
Allows school districts to negotiate salaries below the school district salary schedule for the 2014-2015 school year for retired teachers who are not participants in the Teacher and Employee Retention Incentive program and continue to do so for each upcoming ...

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MOVetoed 05/2014P-12State Funds & Teacher Salaries
S.B. 493
Creates in the state treasury the "Teacher Minimum Salary Fund." The moneys appropriated to the fund must be distributed to each school district on the basis of the difference between the minimum salary required under law and the salary reported by the distric...

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MNSigned into law 05/2014P-12
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Teacher Provisions
H.F. 2397
Article 3
Teacher Licensure
Section 10: (b) Directs the Board of Teaching to adopt rules for initial teacher licensure that require individuals to pass a reading, writing, and math skills exam or attain an equivalent composite score on the ACT Plus Writing or ...

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SCSigned into law 05/2014P-12Teacher Salaries
H.J.R. 4921
Provides that school districts may negotiate salaries below the school district salary schedule for the 2014-2015 school year for retired teachers who are not participants in the teacher and employee retention incentive program.
http://www.scstatehouse.gov/s...

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AKSigned into law 05/2014P-12Education Studies
H.B. 278
Section 52. Requires the Department of Administration to prepare a proposal related to statewide school district salaries and benefits by June 15, 2015. The report is to include a review of tenure.

Section 53. Requires the Department of Education and Early De...

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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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MSSigned into law 04/2014P-12Teacher Salaries
H.B. 504
Revises the minimum salary schedule. Provides that a teacher can receive only one salary supplement regardless of the number of certifications held. Creates a performance incentive program for outstanding teachers and staff in highly productive schools beginni...

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TNSigned into law 04/2014P-12Teacher Salaries
S.B. 1856
Requires the State Board, with the assistance of the Department of Education, to promulgate by rule a salary schedule for licensed educators based on years of service and educational training.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/108/Bill/SB1856.pdf...

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WVSigned into law 03/2014P-12Providing salary increase for teachers and school service personnel
S.B. 391
Establishes that the goal of the Legislature is to increase the state minimum salary for teachers with zero years of experience and an A. B. degree, including the equity supplement, to at least $43,000 by fiscal year 2019. Makes initial revisions to the state ...

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IDSigned into law 03/2014P-12Study Funding and Structure
H.B. 543
Appropriates moneys to be expended during fiscal year 2014 in support of special committees, under the oversight of the State Board of Education, to study K-12 public school structure and funding. Topics for study include, but are not limited to: career ladder...

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IDSigned into law 03/2014P-12Leadership Premiums
H.B. 504
Provides for leadership premium payments for public school educators identified by local school districts as serving in a leadership capacity. Provides schools with the resources to recognize and reward teachers who take on additional responsibilities. It also...

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MSSigned into law 02/2014P-12Payment of Teacher Salaries
H.B. 71
Requires the standard contract for school district employees prescribed by the State Board of Education to provide that school district employees earn a salary payable in equal monthly installments beginning in the first month of employment, regardless of the ...

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NCSigned into law 07/2013P-12Substitute Teacher Deduction/Personal Leave
H.B. 249
Requires local school administrative units to refund the substitute deduction to a teacher taking personal leave if no substitute is hired for that teacher.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2013/Bills/House/PDF/H249v4.pdf...

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NCSigned into law 07/2013P-12Phase Out Certain Teacher Salary Supplements
S.B. 402
Provides that, except for certified school nurses and instructional support personnel in positions for which a master's degree is required for licensure, no teachers or instructional support personnel can be paid on the "M" salary schedule or receive a salary ...

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NCSigned into law 07/2013P-12Study Teacher and Administrator Effectiveness and Compensation
S.B. 402
Establishes the 18-member North Carolina Educator Effectiveness and Compensation Task Force to make recommendations on whether to create a statewide model of incentives to encourage the recruitment and retention of highly effective educators and to consider th...

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LASigned into law 06/2013P-12Salary Supplements for Educational Diagnosticians
H.B. 618
A full-time school educational diagnostician who holds a valid Louisiana teaching certificate or ancillary certificate, an educational diagnostician certification approved and issued by the state department of education, and a Nationally Certified Educational ...

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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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IASigned into law 06/2013P-12Teacher Leadership Career Paths & Compensation - Main Career Pathway
H.F. 215 - Division VII
Adds a new section of code - 284.15. Establishes the program for teacher leaders, career paths, and compensation structures as an opt-in program for school districts. Districts can choose to implement the main career pathway, the Instructional Coach model, est...

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IASigned into law 06/2013P-12Teacher Leadership Career Paths & Compensation - Instructional Coach Model
H.F. 215 - Division VII
Section 284.16 establishes the Instructional Coach Model - one of the options for recognizing teacher leadership. This model requires:
--Beginning teacher – minimum salary of $33,500, completes a year-long residency year
--Career teacher – has completed beginn...

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IASigned into law 06/2013P-12Teacher Leadership Career Paths & Compensation: "Comparable Model" Guidelines
H.F. 215 - Division VII
Part of a new section of code - 284.15. Establishes the program for teacher leaders, career paths, and compensation structures as an opt-in program for school districts. Districts can choose to implement the main career pathway, the Instructional Coach model, ...

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OKSigned into law 06/2013P-12National Board Certification
H.B. 1660
Amends provisions related to National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification for teachers. Limits the annual number of applicants to participate in the program each fiscal year for whom the Commission shall pay one-half (1/2) of the applicatio...

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TNSigned into law 05/2013P-12Teacher Compensation
S.B. 302
Requires local education agencies to continue to pay teacher's full compensation and benefits, less disability benefits received through workers' compensation, for teachers who are victims of violent crime during the course of employment.
http://www.capitol.tn...

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MNSigned into law 05/2013P-12Alternative Teacher Compensation
H.F. 630
Provides a new formula for "basic alternative teacher compensation aid." Pages 28 and 98 of 214.
http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS88/HF0630.4.pdf...

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TNSigned into law 04/2013P-12Teacher Compensation
S.B. 1291
Removes career ladder provisions for teachers. Directs the state board of education to develop guidelines, criteria and administrative rules as necessary to assure the payment of career ladder supplements to still-eligible recipients so long as they remain in ...

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NMVetoed 04/2013P-12School Program Units for Certain Personnel
H.B. 192
Allows all licensed school employees certified by the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards to be eligible receive a onetime salary differential equal to 1.5 times the unit value set for the school year.
http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/13%20Regular...

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DCSigned into law 07/2012P-12Recruiting Effective Teachers to High-need Schools, Title, III
Bill 19-648
Establishes a pilot incentive program to encourage highly effective teachers to teach in four high-need (low performing and low income) schools for the start of the 2013-2014 school year. The incentives include: a one-time bonus of $10,000; homebuyer and other...

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OKSigned into law 06/2012P-12Superintendent Certification and Moratorium on National Board Certification Bonuses
H.B. 2790
Extends the moratorium on National Board certification bonuses for newly certified teachers another year. The state board will not provide a $5,000 bonus through June 30, 2013, to any teacher who obtains National Board certification between June 30, 2010, and ...

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MEVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 05/2012P-12Restructuring the National Board Certification Program for Teachers
S.P. 618
This bill restructures the incentive established for teachers who attain certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. The bill provides that, beginning with the 2012-2013 school year, the payment of the $3,000 annual salary supple...

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ALSigned into law 05/2012P-12Flexible School Calendar Act of 2012
H.B. 360
Creates the Flexible School Calendar Act of 2012. Permits the 180-day minimum school term requirement to be met through the hourly equivalent thereof, beginning with the 2012-13 school year and ending with the last day of the 3rd month of the 2013-14 school ye...

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GASigned into law 05/2012P-12Administrator Contracts, RIFs, Furlough Days
S.B. 153
Replaces reference to "principal" with reference to "administrator" in certain provisions pertaining to actions to terminate or suspend a school employee's contract. Provides that actions to terminate or suspend contracts due to staff reductions incurred by lo...

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GASigned into law 04/2012P-12Repealing Various Teacher and Leader Provisions
H.B. 706 - Repealing Various Teacher and Leader Provisions
Repeals: (1) Section 20-2-212.3, relating to increasing teachers' salaries in areas of shortage; (2) Section 20-2-212.4, relating to an additional five percent increase in teacher salary based on student performance; (3) Section 20-2-213, relating to career la...

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LASigned into law 04/2012P-12Teacher and Administrator Compensation
H.B. 974
Addresses salary schedules for teachers and all school employees. Salary schedules for teachers, administrators and other certified staff will be based on the following criteria, with no one criterion accounting for more than 50% of salaries: effectiveness; de...

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WVSigned into law 04/2012P-12Salary Equity
S.B. 186
Provides salary equity supplement payments to teachers and service personnel in order to achieve salary equity among the counties; specifies the amounts of those equity supplements; changes the methods of calculating the difference in salary potential of schoo...

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ARAdopted 03/2012P-12Financial Incentives for Certified Speech-Language Pathologists
AR ADC 005.16.16-1.00 to AR ADC 005.16.16-6.00
Provides guidelines to ensure the availability and retention of certified speech-language pathologists by providing additional compensation for speech-language pathologists holding a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology from the Amer...

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ARAdopted 03/2012P-12Incentives for Teacher Recruitment and Retention in High Priority Districts
AR ADC 005.16.15-1.00 to AR ADC 005.16.15-6.00
Establish procedures to provide incentives for teacher recruitment and retention in high priority districts with an average daily membership of 1,000 or fewer. Provides that, at the end of the school year and upon completion of a teacher's contractual teaching...

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UTSigned into law 03/2012P-12Repealing Teacher Career Ladders
H.B. 156 - Repealing Teacher Career Ladders
Repeals 53A-9-101 through -104, provisions establishing teacher career ladders. http://le.utah.gov/~2012/bills/hbillenr/hb0156.pdf...

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SDRejected by voters 03/2012P-12Teacher Incentive Program
H.B. 1234
Creates the math and science teacher incentive program for the purpose of providing rewards ($2500) to attract certified teachers who teach in math and science subject areas in middle school and high school or who are certified with a math or science specialis...

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OHRepealed by referendum 11/2011P-12
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Collective Bargaining, Strikes, Dispute Resolution
S.B. 5 - Collective Bargaining, Strikes, Dispute Resolution Section
From bill summary:
--Community schools (charter schools): Prohibits employees of community schools from collectively bargaining, except for conversion community schools. Allows the governing authority of a conversion community school to opt out of collectivel...

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ILSigned into law 08/2011P-12State and District Reporting
H.B. 3464
Provides that the first teacher supply and demand report following the initial report must be provided by January 2012, rather than January 2011. Requires administrator and teacher salary and benefits information, prior to being reported to the state board for...

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INSigned into law 08/2011P-12Salary Increases
S.B. 1 - Salary Increases
A new section (20-28-9-1) requires increases or increments in a local salary scale based on the following factors: 1) Combination of the following factors can account for no more than 33% of the calculation used to determine a teacher's increase or increment (...

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TXSigned into law 07/2011P-12District Furloughs
S.B. 8 - District Furloughs
Authorizes a district board of trustees to implement a furlough program and reduce the number of days of service otherwise required by law by not more than 6 days of service during a school year if the commissioner certifies that the district will be provided ...

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TXSigned into law 07/2011P-12Reduction in Teacher and Administrator Salaries
S.B. 8 - Reduction in Teacher and Administrator Salaries
Provides that for any school year in which a district has reduced the amount of the annual salaries paid to district classroom teachers from the amount paid for the preceding school year due to district financial conditions and not teacher performance, the dis...

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TXSigned into law 07/2011P-12Salary Increases for Certain Professional Staff
S.B. 8 - Salary Increases for Certain Professional Staff
Repeals provision requiring each charter holder to increase the monthly salary of each classroom teacher, full-time speech pathologist, full-time librarian, full-time counselor, and full-time school nurse employed by the charter holder at an open-enrollment ch...

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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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MISigned into law 06/2011P-12Public Employee Pay Increases Without a Collective Bargaining Agreement
H.B. 4152
Amends sections of the Public Employee Relations Act (PERA) to address public employee pay increases without a contract. Provides that after the expiration date of a collective bargaining agreement ("CBA") and until a successor CBA is in place, a public employ...

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WASigned into law 06/2011P-12
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Compensation
H.B. 1132
Suspends cost-of-living adjustments for certain higher education system staff. Makes base bonuses paid to certain certified teachers
subject to appropriations in the budget.
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2011-12/Pdf/Bills/Session%20Law%202011/1132-...

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NCSigned into law 06/2011P-12School and Teacher Paperwork Reduction Act
H.B. 720
Directs the state board of education (SBE) to streamline the paperwork process and to alleviate unnecessary, duplicative paperwork. Requires the to permit all reports to be submitted electronically and adopt policies to consolidate and streamline application f...

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SCSigned into law 05/2011P-12Teacher Compensation
H.J.R. 3642
Provides that for Fiscal Year 2011-2012, a local school district board of trustees may determine that all teachers employed by the district must be paid based on the step they were paid in the prior fiscal year, without a negative impact resulting to their exp...

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GASigned into law 05/2011P-12State Education Finance Study Commission
H.B. 192 - State Education Finance Study Commission
Establishes the State Education Finance Study Commission to evaluate the Quality Basic Education (QBE) Formula and education funding for public schools in Georgia. Provides for composition, compensation, duties and powers, and support staff of the commission. ...

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IDSigned into law 04/2011P-12Teacher Compensation and Certification
H.B. 335
Amends Sections 1, 4, 5, 12, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22 and 26 of Senate Bill No. 1108. Determines when the State Department can withhold payments for a teacher without a valid certification. Requires state board approval of leaves of absence granted by authorized sta...

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IDSigned into law 04/2011P-12Teacher Compensation
H.B. 336
Amends Section 1 of Senate Bill No. 1110 relating to pay for performance, hard to fill positions and leadership awards; provides an opportunity for local school districts to consider additional criteria in setting factors used for leadership and hard to fill b...

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IDBecame Law Without Governor's Signature 04/2011P-12Teacher Position lost to lost enrollment
H.B. 315
This legislation repeals Section 33-515B, Idaho Code, removing the severance fee to be paid to any
professional staff whose positions must be eliminated due to lost enrollment. It amends Section
33-1003, Idaho Code, to include a 97% average daily attendance pr...

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IDSigned into law 04/2011P-12District Salary-Based Apportionment
S.B. 1184 - Compensation
No full-time instructional staff member shall be paid less than $30,000. After the base and minimum salaries established pursuant to this subsection have reached the amounts that were in effect in fiscal year 2009, all further increases to these base and mini...

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FLSigned into law 03/2011P-12Performance Salary Schedule
S.B. 736 - Performance Salary Schedule
Repeals existing language related to local salary schedules. Directs local boards to establish a grandfathered salary schedule for all employees hired before July 1, 2014. By July 2014, requires local boards to adopt a performance salary schedule that provides...

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ARSigned into law 03/2011P-12Paying a Licensed Employee Additional Salary Increases
H.B. 1366
Clarifies that a school district is not 21 prohibited from paying a licensed employee additional salary increases as a supplement under specified circumstances.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2011/2011R/Acts/Act186.pdf...

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ILSigned into law 08/2010P-12Salary and Benefit Survey
S.B. 3681 - Section 105 ILCS 5/2-3.103
Requires that only districts serving 1,000 or more students provide information on education support personnel for the state board's annual survey of salary and benefits for certified and educational support personnel. Pages 17-22 of 51: http://www.ilga.gov/le...

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TNSigned into law 06/2010P-12Group Insurance for District Support Staff
S.B. 3125
Authorizes the provision of group medical health insurance for support staff of an LEA. - Amends TCA Title 8, Chapter 27, Part 3.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/106/Bill/SB3125.pdf...

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FLIssued 06/2010P-12Florida's Task Force on Excellent Teaching
E.O. 10-126
Establishes Florida's Task Force on Excellent Teaching. Directs the task force to:
(1) Review performance appraisal systems and teacher certification systems
(2) Identify initiatives and strategies that honor Florida's quality teachers for dedicating their ca...

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MOSigned into law 06/2010P-12Career Ladder
H.B. 1543--Multiple Provisions
Removes the requirement but allows the General Assembly to make an annual appropriation to the Missouri Career Development and Teacher Excellence Plan, commonly known as the Career Ladder Program. Beginning in Fiscal Year 2012, the state portion of career ladd...

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ALAdopted 05/2010P-12Teacher Leader
290-3-3-52.01
Creates new rules related to Teacher Leader programs. Establishes rationale, criteria for admission to teacher leader programs, teacher leader program and curricular requirements....

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SCSigned into law 05/2010P-12Teacher and Administrator Salaries
H.J.R. 4838
Provides that a local school district may pay teachers based on the years of experience the teacher possessed in fiscal year 2009-2010 without negative impact to their experience credit; Provides that school districts may not pay district or school administrat...

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GASigned into law 05/2010P-12Placement on Salary Schedule Based on Leadership Degree
H.B. 923
Allows an educator, regardless of whether or not he/she is in a leadership position, to be placed on the salary schedule based on the leadership degree if the educator possessed (1) A master's level leadership degree prior to July 1, 2012; (2) An education spe...

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SCSigned into law 05/2010P-12Teacher Salary Supplements
S.B. 1363
Provides salary supplements for teachers who obtain National Board Certification. http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess118_2009-2010/bills/1363.htm...

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ALSigned into law 04/2010Postsec.Alabama Higher Education Partnership and Teachers' Retirement System Membership
H.B. 585
Relates to the Teachers' Retirement System; authorizes the officers and employees of the Alabama Higher Education Partnership, Inc. (http://www.higheredpartners.org/ ), to participate in the system.
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TNSigned into law 04/2010P-12Retirement System Modification
S.B. 3138
Extends membership in the State Consolidated Retirement System to all employees instead of just the administrative employees of certain employers; provides that teachers who subsequently take non teaching positions in the school system may continue retirement ...

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KYSigned into law 03/2010P-12Bonuses for National Board-Certified Teachers in Kentucky Tech Programs
S.B. 89
Provides salary supplements to national board-certified teachers employed in Kentucky Tech schools or programs operated by the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/10RS/SB89/bill.doc...

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TNSigned into law 01/2010P-12Tennessee First to the Top Act of 2010 - Teacher-Related Provisions
S.B. 7005A - H.B. 7010A
Creates a Teacher Evaluation Advisory Committee (TEAC) composed of 15 members, including the Commissioner of Education, the Executive Director of the State Board of Education, the Chairs of the Education Committees of the Senate and House of Representatives, a...

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CASigned into law 10/2009P-12Retirement Benefits for Returning Retirees
A.B. 506
Applies a limitation of $0 to the compensation for performance of specified activities as an employee of an employer, an employee of a third party, or as an independent contractor during the first 6 months after a member retired for service under this part, if...

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CASigned into law 10/2009P-12
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Retired Public Employees Vision Care Program
A.B. 65
Existing law establishes the Vision Care Program for State Annuitants, administered by the Department of Personnel Administration. New provision establishes a vision care program for public agency,
school and the university system members of the Public Employe...

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NYSigned into law 08/2009Postsec.Additional Service Credit for Unused Sick Leave for State University Construction Fund Employees
A.B. 8228
Implements a provision in a collective bargaining agreement between the State University Construction Fund and an employee organization relating to unused sick leave and retirement service credit; permits employees of the Fund who are members of the Retirement...

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NYAdopted 08/2009P-12Teachers Performing Instructional Support Services
Title 8 NYCRR 30-1.1, 30-1.2, 30-1.9, 80-1.1, 80-5.21
Defines "instructional support services" as professional development, pedagogical support, technical assistance, consultation, and/or program coordination offered by teachers to other school personnel including, but not limited to: conducting workshops, study ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Credit for Former Private School Teachers, Administrators
H.B. 1148
Allows a member to establish optional credit for up to 2 years of service as a teacher or administrator employed by a private school recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education, provided that the teacher was certified under the law governing the certif...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Sick Leave and Compulsory Schooling Exemptions
H.B. 645
Allows a school board to require a certificate from a licensed chiropractic physician as a basis for pay after an absence of 3 days for personal illness. Allows an exemption from compulsory schooling laws for a child whose incapacitating disability is certifie...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12
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Leave and Pay for Reservists
S.B. 337
Requires that a full-time employee of the state, local government or a school district who is a member of a reserve component of the armed forces or state militia must be given a leave of absence for any required training or duty. Requires that during the leav...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12
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Community College
Administrator and Teacher Salaries
H.B. 2235
Requires the governing board of each school district, public university, and community college to report to the state board of education or board of higher education the base salary and benefits, including vacation days, sick days, bonuses, annuities and retir...

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AZSigned into law 08/2009P-12Teacher salary reductions
H.B. 2011--Section 21
Gives districts flexibility to select which teachers' salaries to reduce, rather than applying a general salary reduction.
http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/49leg/3s/bills/hb2011.pdf...

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ILSigned into law 07/2009P-12Sick Leave
S.B. 35 and H.B. 548
Provides that a school board may require a certificate from a physician, advanced practice nurse, physician assistant or spiritual adviser as a basis for pay during leave after an absence of 30 days for birth. Provides that for paid sick leave for adoption or ...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12School Funding Advisory Council
H.B. 1 - Section 3306.29, 3306.291 and 3306.292
Section 3306.29: Establishes the Ohio school funding advisory council. Directs the council, by December 1, 2010 and every other year thereafter, to provide recommendations to the state board, the general assembly and the public for revisions to the adequacy co...

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ORSigned into law 07/2009P-12Health Benefits
S.B. 901
Allows certain education districts to provide an employee health benefit plan other than the plan provided by the Educators Benefit Board if the premiums of the plan are the same as or less than the premiums of the board's plan and the plan is comparable to th...

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MOSigned into law 07/2009P-12Retirement System
H.B. 265
Modifies provisions relating to teacher and school employee retirement systems; provides for an investment fund, recalculation of the cost of prior service credit, retirement system purchasing, disbursement of the guaranteed payment option upon member death, n...

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LASigned into law 07/2009P-12Foreign Teachers and Retirement System
H.B. 112
Relates to the State Teachers' Retirement System; provides that foreign teachers holding J-1 visas who are teaching in a public school in the state through a J-1 exchange visitor program shall be members of the system.
http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/str...

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OHAdopted 07/2009P-12State Health Care Fund
OAC 3307:1-11-12
Establishes the "Health Care Fund" as a separate account within the Employers' Trust Fund. Provides that fund assets may be used only for the payment of health care benefits, qualified medical expenses, dental and vision coverage, if applicable, and to reimbur...

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WISigned into law 06/2009P-12Limitations on Salary and Fringe Benefit Costs
A.B. 75
Repeals section 118.245, which established limitations on the salary and fringe benefit costs for professional employees. Page 469 of 692: http://www.legis.state.wi.us/2009/data/acts/09Act28.pdf ...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009P-12Teacher compensation
H.B. 2518
Amends ethics laws; exempts from the definition of gift certain program material, expenses for attendance at a conference, and expenses paid to a public school employee for accompanying students on an educational trip; removes a requirement that a not-for-prof...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Transfer of Service Record
H.B. 1365
Upon request by a teacher, librarian, nurse or counselor or by the district employing one of those individuals, requires a district that previously employed the individual to provide a copy of the individual's service record to the district employing the indiv...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Certain School Staff Salaries
H.B. 3646 - Sections 6-9
Sections 6 and 9: Beginning with the 2009-10 school year, requires each school district and each charter holder that operated an open-enrollment charter school as of January 1, 2009, to increase the monthly salary of each classroom teacher and specified non-in...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12
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Work During Natural Disaster or Other Extraordinary Circumstance
S.B. 2298
Provides that the requirement that 6 months elapse between a higher education state employee's merit salary increases does not apply to a one-time merit payment if the chief administrative officer of the institution of higher education determines in writing th...

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MESigned into law 06/2009P-12Teacher Salary Study Commission
H.B. 367
Establishes the Study Commission Regarding Teachers' Salaries; clarifies that the scope of the study commission review is teacher compensation, salaries and benefits; includes an examination of alternatives to the existing method of recognizing the costs of te...

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MESigned into law 06/2009P-12Performance-based Pay Systems
S.B. 458
Requires the Department of Education to review models for performance-based pay and bonuses for teachers, principals and superintendents and to adopt rules authorizing school administrative units to use a performance-based pay model for the remuneration of tea...

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NCSigned into law 06/2009P-12
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Community College
K-12 and Postsecondary Employee Benefits
H.B. 1221
Directs the Office of State Personnel, Department of Public Instruction, North Carolina Community Colleges, and the University of North Carolina to develop an employee benefits statement that reflects the current value of employee benefits provided to state, p...

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TNSigned into law 06/2009P-12Bonuses and Performance Compensation Fall Outside Negotiations
S.B. 2002
Provides that employee bonuses and performance compensation are not conditions of employment that the board of education and professional employees' organization have to negotiate in good faith.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/106/Bill/SB2002.pdf...

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WASigned into law 05/2009P-12Employee Benefits
H.B. 2245
Relates to the Public Employees Benefits Board; allows the Board to determine the criteria for eligibility for benefits; establishes certain rules for half-time employees and half-time community and technical college faculty; allows the Health Care Authority t...

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MNSigned into law 05/2009P-12Differential Pay for Deployed National Guard Members Who are Teachers
S.B. 1794
Relates to veterans; clarifies the circumstances under which pay differential applies for deployed National Guard and reserve members who are teachers.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/bin/bldbill.php?bill=S1794.2.html&session=ls86...

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MNSigned into law 05/2009P-12Alternative Compensation Rural District Application Assistance
H.F. 2
Makes districts in the rural equity region eligible for assistance in developing Q-Comp applications with specific compensation program components. Requires the commissioner to provide technical assistance to rural districts or groups of rural districts.
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AKSigned into law 05/2009P-12Teacher Compensation
H.B. 215
Provides for the temporary suspension of the operation of school experience factors applicable to salary scale provisions for teachers. Allows schools to use greater financial incentives to attract experienced, out-of-state teachers for hard-to-fill positions....

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TXSigned into law 05/2009P-12Personal and Sick Leave
S.B. 522
Bars district policies from the order in which an employee may use certain types of personal and sick leave. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/billtext/pdf/SB00522F.pdf...

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HISigned into law 05/2009P-12Teacher Salary Ranges
S.B. 161
Repeals salary ranges for teachers of the department of education. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/Bills/SB161_HD1_.HTM...

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KYAdopted 05/2009P-12Compensation for Specified CTE Activities
780 KAR 3:020
Specifies dollar amounts to be paid certified or equivalent career/technical education staff for
(1) Administering the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute Performance Test
(2) Each lesson plan used as a model for other classes in area technolog...

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INSigned into law 04/2009P-12Teacher Retirement Fund
S.B. 536
Allows the board of trustees of the public employees' retirement fund to establish by rule the valuation date for a member's annuity savings account and the frequency, allocation, and timing of changes in a member's investment selections for the legislators' r...

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INSigned into law 04/2009P-12Teacher Compensation
S.B. 263
Provides that a school corporation and an employee or the exclusive representative of its certificated employees with respect to those employees may agree to a wage payment arrangement which provides that compensation earned during a school year may be paid us...

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IASigned into law 04/2009P-12Single Salary System
S.B. 445
Amends existing policy and adds new section (284.3) on single salary system. S.F. 445 incorporates Phase II (general salary increases) of the Educational Excellence Program into individual salary schedules and repeals the Educational Excellence Program includi...

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GASigned into law 04/2009P-12Teachers with Leadership Degrees
H.B. 455
Adds provision that an educator's placement on the salary schedule cannot be based on a leadership degree earned on or after July 1, 2010, unless the educator is employed in a leadership position as defined by the state board. Requires the educator to be place...

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WASigned into law 04/2009P-12Teacher Compensation and Evaluation
H.B. 2261--Section 201-203, Teacher Compensation and Evaluation
Section 201-203 focus on the certification, evaluation and compensation of teachers and other staff. Includes creation of an effective teaching and compensation working group to address a new salary model. Section 204 instructs the education data center and th...

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WASigned into law 04/2009P-12Teacher Compensation
H.B. 2261--Section 601, Teacher Compensation
Section 601 establishes a technical working group to begin working on July 1, 2011 using the results the legislature has collected on developing an enhanced salary allocation model that is collaboratively designed to ensure the rationality of any conclusions r...

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COSigned into law 02/2009P-12Alternative Teacher Compensation
S.B. 213
Allows the general assembly to determine annually whether to appropriate moneys for the alternative teacher compensation plan grant program; repeals the 2008-09 fiscal year appropriation of $ 1 million for the grant program; relates to grants to school distric...

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COAdopted 02/2009P-12Alternative Teacher Compensation Grant
1 CCR 301-80
Addresses an alternative teacher compensation plan grant program to be administered through the Department of Education and directs that funds be provided for a competitive grant program to school districts that seek to develop alternative teacher compensation...

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ILSigned into law 10/2008P-12Teaching Excellence Program and P-20 Council Membership
S.B. 2687
Revises the Teaching Excellence Program. Provides an annual payment of $3,000 to a teacher or counselor who holds both a Master Certificate and a
corresponding certificate issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Creates a $1,000 incen...

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ILSigned into law 08/2008P-12Job-Related Felony
H.B. 4700
Provides that the State's Attorney must notify the board of trustees for the retirement system or pension fund if an employee is convicted of a job-related felony relating to or arising in connection with the employment for which the employee is covered under ...

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WAAdopted 08/2008P-12Teacher Compenstion
WAC 392-140-970 thru -974
Amends rules regarding salary bonuses for teachers who attain certification by the national board. Updates guidance on the administration of the salary bonus for teachers and other certificated instructional staff who have attained certification by the nationa...

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ORRejected by voters 08/2008P-12Teaching Quality Requirements & Pay
Ballot Measure 60
Enacts the Kids First Act; requires that pay raises for public school teachers shall be based upon each teacher's classroom performance and not related to or connected to his or her seniority; provides that if a school district reduces its teaching staff, the ...

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NYAdopted 07/2008P-12Expenses to Be Paid Distinguished Educators and Technical Assistance Teams
Title 8 NYCRR Section 100.15
Adds new rules to establish criteria for determining the reasonable and necessary expenses to be paid by school districts to distinguished educators, and members of school quality review teams and joint intervention teams. Adopted as proposed in April 2, 2008 ...

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RISigned into law 06/2008P-12Post-Employment Benefit Trusts
S.B. 3141
Authorizes municipalities and school districts to create post-employment benefit trusts and to invest the assets therein in accordance with the requirements of government accounting standards; provides for health care and dental care benefits; provides for a t...

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HISigned into law 06/2008P-12Wage Adjustments for Substitute Teachers
S.B. 2652
Effective July 1, 2008, directs the board of education to provide wage adjustments for substitute teachers that are comparable to the across-the-board wage adjustments negotiated for teachers in bargaining unit 5. Authorizes the board to also adjust hours, ben...

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FLSigned into law 06/2008P-12Education Program Funding
H.B. 5083
Deletes salary supplements for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification from definition of compensation under the Retirement System; excludes charter school Merit Award Program funds from administrative fees; revises funding for...

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SCSigned into law 06/2008P-12Teacher and Principal Specialists
H.B. 4662 -- Amends Multiple Provisions
For schools or districts designated as "at risk" (changed from "unsatisfactory), teacher specialists may be assigned to work across grade levels and subject areas. Such teachers will receive their salary and a supplement equal to 50% of the current southeaster...

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OKSigned into law 05/2008P-12School District Employee Direct Deposit Act
H.B. 2731
Bill creates the School District Employee Direct Deposit Act that authorizes a school district board of education to adopt a direct deposit system for school district employees. The bill prohibits service charges on any employee as a result of the implementati...

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IASigned into law 05/2008P-12Appropriations: Teacher Quality-Related Section
H.B. 2679
Governor and General Assembly by January 15, 2009. (Page 10, Line 20)
DIVISION IV – STUDENT
ACHIEVEMENT AND TEACHER
QUALITY PROGRAM
• Requires disposition of Teacher Quality Funding to be negotiated as part of a whole-grade sharing
agreement (Page 66, Line 33)...

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MSSigned into law 04/2008P-12
Postsec.
Teacher Compensation
S.B. 2176
Increases and authorizes annual experience salary increments for teachers fore up to 35 years of experience for all certificate levels, to be phased-in over a two-year period. Commits state funding for mentor teachers that provide services to beginning teacher...

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WVSigned into law 04/2008P-12Personnel Salary Increases
S.B. 573
From state fiscal analysis: "The purpose of this bill is to grant a $1,600 annual salary increase to professional educators and a $700 annual increase to service personnel ($70/month), grant a $400 salary supplement to classroom teachers staring at the first y...

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WVSigned into law 03/2008P-12Aid for School Nurses and Psychologists
H.B. 4117
Grants school nurses and school psychologists who attain national certification an annual salary supplement of $2500 and reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses for attaining national certification (no more than $600). Fifteen new nurses and psychologists ar...

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WASigned into law 03/2008P-12
Postsec.
Transfer of Accumulated Leave
S.B. 6588
Permits the transfer of accumulated leave of certificated and classified employees between the K-12 and higher education systems....

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IDSigned into law 03/2008P-12teacher compensation
S.B. 1410
Provides that when the State Board of Education removed the requirement that Idaho's public elementary schools be accredited; provides for an impact on teachers teaching in those elementary schools; provides that under Idaho Code teachers receive an additional...

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UTSigned into law 03/2008P-12Signing Bonuses and One-Time Performance Based Bonuses
S.B. 281
Provides funds for one-time $1,000 signing bonuses for new educators (including teachers returning to education after one or more years of interrupted service) hired to begin teaching in the 2008-2009 school year.

Provides funds for one-time performance-base...

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SDSigned into law 02/2008P-12Teacher compensation
H.B. 1044
Revises certain provisions regarding the teacher compensation assistance program.
http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2008/Bills/HB1044ENR.htm...

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OHSigned into law 02/2008P-12Retirement System Revisions
S.B. 148
Revises retirement eligibility requirements and benefit calculations for School Employees Retirement System (SERS) members whose membership commences on or after the act's effective date.
Increases the age at which a new SERS member is eligible to retire u...

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NYVetoed 08/2007P-12Service Credit for Laid-Off Teachers
A.B. 8445
Allows former members of the New York city teachers' retirement system who were suspended because of fiscal measures taken by New York city to obtain service credit. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A08445&sh=t...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12Sick Leave
H.B. 1877
Relates to school districts other than the Chicago school district. Allows sick leave for birth, adoption, or placement for adoption. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/95/HB/PDF/09500HB1877lv.pdf...

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NCSigned into law 08/2007P-12Teacher Leave Time
S.B. 914
Gives teachers credit for the excess personal leave time that they earn. Ensures that teachers can take personal leave with five days' notice. Authorizes the conversion of personal leave time to sick leave for retirement purposes.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/S...

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NCSigned into law 08/2007P-12Pilot Alternative Teacher Salary Plans
H.B. 966
Requires the State Board of Education to establish a pilot program authorizing the implementation of alternative teacher salary plans to enable local school administrative units to develop and implement plans that will improve student performance by financiall...

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NCSigned into law 07/2007P-12
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Community College
Teacher Absence Due to Military Service
H.B. 1415
Provides that a member of the teachers' and state employees' retirement system may not be denied short-term disability benefits due to an absence for military service. Relates to long-term disability benefits for members of the teachers' and state employees' r...

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NCSigned into law 07/2007P-12High Needs Schools
S.B. 1479
Allows National Board Certified Teachers who serve as mentors, literacy coaches, or in other instructional leadership positions at high needs schools to retain the salary increment for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification. Allows Na...

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NCSigned into law 07/2007P-12Compensation of Teachers Who Served in the Uniformed Services
H.B. 1414
Revises the law providing for creditable service in the teachers' retirement system for members who served in the uniformed services.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2007/Bills/House/HTML/H1414v4.html...

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NCSigned into law 07/2007P-12Reaching One's Potential for Excellence (ROPE) Scholars Pilot Program.
S.B. 1030
The purpose of the ROPE Scholars Pilot Program is to strengthen middle grades education in order to provide students with the opportunity to graduate from high school with the core academic skills needed for postsecondary education and high-skilled employment,...

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HIBecame law without governor's signature 07/2007P-12Career Ladder for Educational Assistants
S.B. 686
Directs the department of education to submit a report to the legislature before the regular 2008 session on a career ladder program for educational assistants that includes:
(1) Repricing class levels and a career ladder program, and other career ladder...

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TNSigned into law 06/2007P-12School Improvement Plans
H.B. 472
During the first year a system or school is on probation, the commissioner of education shall: (A) Have the authority to approve a school system's allocation of financial resources to a system or school on probation; (B) Have the authority to appoint a local c...

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NVSigned into law 06/2007P-12Pilot Performance Pay Program
A.B. 3A; (NEW BILL)
Appropriates money to provide for pilot programs of performance pay and enhanced compensation for the recruitment and retention of licensed teachers.
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/23rdSpecial/Bills/AB/AB3_EN.pdf...

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TXVetoed 06/2007P-12
H.B. 2646
Amends the Educator Excellence Awards program to allow districts to spend certain funds awarded through the program on stipends for classroom teachers who have obtained national board certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards...

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ALSigned into law 05/2007P-12Teacher Salary
H.B. 385
Relates to the salaries of public education employees; provides for a revision of the State Minimum Salary Schedule to reflect pay increases of at least seven percent beginning with the fiscal year 2007-08; provides that each employee of certain boards of educ...

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WASigned into law 05/2007P-12Gain-Sharing and Early Retirement
H.B. 2391
Changes rules pertaining to gain-sharing of retirement benefits for teachers hired after July 1, 2007 and changes rules regarding early retirement reduction factors.
http://www.leg.wa.gov/pub/billinfo/2007-08/Pdf/Bills/Session%20Law%202007/2391.SL.pdf...

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NESigned into law 05/2007P-12School Employees Retirement Act
L.B. 508
Changes provisions of the school employees retirement act. Relates to retirement and payment of death benefits. Allows for a disability retirement application any time prior to the date of normal retirement eligibility.Gives a surviving spouse 12 months to ele...

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ORSigned into law 05/2007P-12Transfer of Unused Sick Leave
H.B. 2265
Allows employees of Department of Education, school districts and education service districts to transfer unused sick leave between department and districts.
http://www.leg.state.or.us/07reg/measpdf/hb2200.dir/hb2265.en.pdf...

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TNSigned into law 05/2007P-12Self Insurance Capability
S.B. 343
Allows two or more member employers of the same trade or professional organization with at least five hundred (500) covered lives may enter into an agreement to pool their liabilities under this chapter for the purpose of qualifying as self-insurers.
http://w...

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TXSigned into law 05/2007P-12Access to Insurance
H.B. 973
From bill analysis: Under current law, public school employees who resign at the end of a school year are not entitled to remain on the school district's insurance policy during the summer months. This causes public school employees to lose health insurance co...

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IASigned into law 05/2007P-12Student Achievement/Teacher Quality program
S.F. 277 - funding provisions
Allocates $173,943,894 -- $69,600,000 above FY07. Includes $20 million for professional development; $250,000 for new administrator mentoring and induction; $1.8 Million for Teacher Development Academy expansion; $4.4 million for teacher mentoring and inductio...

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MTSigned into law 04/2007P-12Quality Educator Payment
S.B. 335
Provides a quality educator payment to certified teachers employed by the Youth Challenge Program which assists at-risk youth in developing skills and abilities necessary to become productive citizens through focusing on the physical, emotional and educational...

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IASigned into law 04/2007P-12Performance Reviews
S.F. 277 (Section 28)
Strikes Section 284.7, subsection 4, which provided that if a performance review for a teacher is conducted in the 5th year of the teacher's status of the career level, and indicates the teacher's practice no longer meets standards, a performance review must b...

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WASigned into law 04/2007P-12National Board Certification Bonuses
H.B. 2262
Provides that certificated instructional staff who have attained certification from the national board for professional teaching standards shall receive a bonus each year in which they maintain the certification. The bonus shall be calculated as follows: The a...

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ARSigned into law 04/2007P-12Pilot incentive pay plan
H.B. 2614
Creates a pilot program to restructure the teacher professional pay system to be known as the Rewarding Excellence in Achievement Program (REAP).
(Act No. 1029)
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2007/public/HB2515.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 04/2007P-12Teacher compensation
S.B. 54
Establishes the Arkansas Alternative Pay Programs Act which relates to a salary amount that is part of a certified or classified school employees total compensation for additional responsibilities, mastery of new knowledge and skills, advanced career opportuni...

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FLSigned into law 04/2007P-12Merit Pay Program for Teachers
S.B. 1226
Establishes the Merit Award program for instructional personnel and school-based administrators; requires a school district board to adopt the plan in order to receive funding; authorizes charter schools to participate; relates to collective bargaining; provid...

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VASigned into law 04/2007P-12Health Insurance Credits Retired Teachers & School Board Employees
H.B. 2370, S.B. 1218
Increases the monthly health insurance credit for retired teachers from $2.50 to $4.00 for each full year of the retired member's creditable service; eliminates an overall cap to the credit, and adds retired full-time, salaried employees of local school boards...

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ARSigned into law 03/2007P-12
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Economic development
H.B. 2414
Provides for the promotion of economic development by creating a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Fund to increases the state's ability to compete for jobs in the twenty-first century; provides the fund is created for the purpose of retaining, recrui...

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MSSigned into law 03/2007P-12Teacher Salary Schedule
S.B. 2323
Increases teacher salaries under the state's teacher salary scale.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2007/html/SB/2300-2399/SB2323PS.htm...

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ORSigned into law 03/2007P-12
Community College
Educators Benefit Board
S.B. 426
Establishes Educators Benefit Board; requires Governor to appoint members of board for four-year terms; authorizes board to contract for health and dental benefit plans and other benefits for employees of certain school districts, education service districts a...

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VASigned into law 03/2007P-12Education Postemployment Benefits Funding
S.B. 789
Provides that counties, cities, towns, school divisions, and certain political subdivisions may establish local trusts or equivalent arrangements to fund postemployment benefits other than pensions. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?071+ful+SB789ER...

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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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ALAct No. 2007-007 03/2007P-12Teacher Retirement
S.B. 4A
Proposes a Constitutional Amendment; requires the assets, proceeds, and income of the Retired State Employees' Health Care Trust and the Retired Education Employees' Health Care Trust be used exclusively for the purpose of providing health care benefits to ret...

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WVSigned into law 02/2007P-12Retired Teachers as Substitutes & Retirement Benefits
H.B. 2105
Extends the expiration date of provisions permitting retired teachers to accept employment as substitutes in areas of critical need and shortage for an unlimited number of days without affecting retirement benefits. http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Text_HTML/...

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MTRule Adoption 12/2006P-12Quality Educator, At Risk Students and Indian Payments
ARM 10.7.106, .106A, .113 through .115,10.10.301 to .315, 10.15.101, 10.16.3804, .3811, .3812, .3816, 10.20.102 to 10.30.415
Adopts and amends rules relating to quality educator payments, at-risk student payments - general fund, Indian education for all payments, American Indian achievement gap payments - general fund and school finance.
http://www.opi.mt.gov/pdf/legaldivision/10-7...

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WARule Adoption 08/2006P-12Modifies Teachers' Retirement System
WAC 415-112-200, -210, -220, -230, -260, -530, -810, -820, -830,-835, -255, -256, -295, -332, -432, -434, -435, -474, -509
Rewrites the state's teachers' retirement system rules to reflect current policy and clear-writing standards. http://www1.leg.wa.gov/documents/wsr/2006/18/06-18-006.htm...

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WVRule Adoption 07/2006P-12School Personnel Licensure
Title 126, Series 136
Amends rules outlining the minimum requirements for various licenses for educators and paraprofessionals wishing to work in W. Virginia public schools; outlines requirements for educators wishing to qualify for an advanced salary classification. http://www.wvs...

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HISigned into law 07/2006P-12Substitute Teacher Pay
S.B. 3197
Sets and provides moneys for the classification and compensation rates for substitute teachers that are consistent with the compensation rates determined by the Legislature in 1996. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent/bills/sb3197_cd1_.htm...

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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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ILSigned into law 06/2006P-12Definition of Administrator
H.B. 4541
Amends the definition of administrator in the Illinois Pension Code to exclude a member on the Chicago teachers' or Chicago charter school teachers' salary schedule, and to include a member who is paid on an administrative payroll. http://www.ilga.gov/legislat...

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ILSigned into law 06/2006P-12Additional State Aid for Cooperative High Schools
H.B. 4365
Allows cooperative high schools to receive some of the same supplementary state aid that new districts receive; relates to multiple agreements. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/94/HB/PDF/09400HB4365lv.pdf...

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IASigned into law 06/2006P-12District Financial Reports
S.B. 2272 - Section 14-15
Directs each local board to annually develop, maintain, and distribute a financial report. Provides that the objective of the financial report shall be to facilitate public access to a variety of information and statistics relating to the education funding re...

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LASigned into law 06/2006P-12Rehired Retirees
S.B. 88
Allows any service retiree of the Louisiana School Employees' Retirement System to be rehired on a full-time basis, in any position covered by the system, including part-time, temporary, or substitute employee positions. Repeals language that bars earnings for...

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LAAdopted 05/2006P-12Hurricane Victim Withdrawals from Retirement Accounts
LAC 58:III.401
Provides for public employees placed on involuntary furlough or leave without pay (LWOP) due to a gubernatorially declared disaster or emergency to continue
to earn service credit in their retirement systems by making employee and employer contributions. Allow...

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FLSigned into law 05/2006P-12Differentiated Pay Scale for Teachers
H.B. 7087 (Section 55)
Beginning with the 2007-2008 academic year, each district school board must adopt a salary schedule with differentiated pay for both instructional personnel and school-based administrators. The salary schedule is subject to negotiation as provided in chapter 4...

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GASigned into law 04/2006P-12Donation of Sick Leave
H.B. 543
Relates to sick leave for teachers and other public school personnel; provides for the donation of sick leave from an employee of a local board of education to his or her spouse who is also an employee of the local board of education for certain purposes. http...

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MESigned into law 04/2006P-12Minimum Teacher Salaries
S.B. 480
Updates the law that established a minimum teachers' salary, starting in 1987, of $ 15,500, an amount that is now outdated and increases the amount to $ 30,000. The bill also establishes a method for future periodic updating of the minimum salary amount and ou...

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GASigned into law 04/2006P-12Decreasing Local Salary Supplement
H.B. 1483
Relates to salary schedules for certified personnel under the Quality Basic Education Act; requires two public hearings prior to decreasing any local salary supplement where there has been an increased in the state minimum salary schedule. http://www.legis.sta...

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ARSigned into law 04/2006P-12Minimum Teacher Compensation
S.B. 27
Directs districts to have in place a salary schedule with at least the minimum levels of compensation for a basic contract spelled out in the bill.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2006S1/public/SB27.pdf...

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IDSigned into law 03/2006P-12Teaching Experience in an Accredited College or University
S.B. 1395
Provides that actual years teaching in an accredited college or university shall count in determining the experience factor for public school teachers for salary purposes. http://www3.state.id.us/oasis/S1395.html#engr...

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KYSigned into law 03/2006P-12Income and Benefits of Teacher Victim of Assault
S.B. 51
Provides that there shall be no loss of income or benefits to a teacher or school employee for work time lost because of personal injury incurred by the teacher or employee as the result of an assault while in the performance of assigned duties for a period of...

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KYSigned into law 03/2006P-12Teachers Called to Active Military Duty
H.B. 79
Adds a member of the state National Guard or a Reserve component ordered to active duty by the President of the United States to the list of certified employees of a local board of education that shall be granted a leave of absence for military purposes. Requ...

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VTSigned into law 03/2006P-12Credit for Prior Service
S.B. 111
Allows retired teachers who are then reemployed to obtain credit for prior service. A teacher who has ceased being a member upon reemployment is entitled to prior service credit upon depositing in the annuity savings fund the contributions which would have bee...

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VASigned into law 03/2006P-12Teacher Evaluation and Compensation
S.B. 324
Establishes a biennial review of the compensation of teachers and other occupations requiring similar education and training and requires such a review to consider the Commonwealth's compensation for teachers relative to member states in the Southern Regional ...

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WASigned into law 03/2006P-12
H.B. 2684
Allowing vesting after five years of service in the defined benefit portion of the Public Employees' Retirement System, the School Employees' Retirement System, and the Teachers' Retirement System Plan 3. From the fiscal note: To qualify for a guaranteed month...

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WVSigned into law 03/2006P-12Bonus for Teachers wtih National Board Certification
S.B. 783
Provides a $2,500 bonus for professional personnel with National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification to be continued for the life of the certificate or ten years, whichever expires first, and to provide for the reimbursement of the fee plus...

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ALSigned into law 03/2006P-12Public Education Employee Salaries
H.B. 294
Relates to the salaries of public education employees; provides for a revision of the State Minimum Salary Schedule to reflect pay increases of at least five percent beginning with the fiscal year 2006-07; provides that each employee of certain boards of educa...

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SDSigned into law 03/2006P-12Stipends for Nationally Certified Teachers
S.B. 83
Increases the length of time for which nationally certified teachers may receive stipends to be paid upon receipt of documentation of certification completion. During the first five years, the state department stipend is $1000 and the district's is $1000. From...

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MSSigned into law 03/2006P-12Education Reform Act of 2006
S.B. 2602
Enacts the Education Reform Act of 2006. Section 2 provides additional compensation for teachers holding licenses in critical subject areas. Establishes the Mississippi Performance Based Pay (MPBP) Plan to reward licensed personnel at schools showing improveme...

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OHSigned into law 01/2006P-12Alignment of Teacher Preparation Programs to Standards, Career Ladder
H.B. 107
Requires the State Board's standards for teacher preparation programs to require that the curricula of those programs be aligned with the State Board's minimum standards for primary and secondary schools, as well as the state academic content standards and the...

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OHto governor 12/2005P-12Aligned Teacher Preparation Programs
H.B. 107
Requires the state board to adopt standards that require the curricula of teacher preparation programs to be aligned with the state academic content standards, the state board's minimum standards for schools, and the value-added progress dimension developed by...

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LASigned into law 12/2005P-12Deferred Retirement Option Plan Withdrawals for Hurricane Katrina Victims
H.B. 63A
Allows certain Hurricane Katrina victims to take in-service distributions from their Deferred Retirement Option Plan accounts; provides for a tax return under specified circumstances.
http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=329901...

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LASigned into law 12/2005P-12State Employees' Retirement System and Hurricanes
H.B. 17A
Waives the first two months' interest on delinquent contributions due for August and September 2005 to the State Employees' Retirement System, the School Employees' Retirement System, the Teachers' Retirement System or any statewide public retirement system; l...

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TXIssued 11/2005P-12Performance Incentives
Executive Order RP51
Requires the Commissioner of Education to establish a performance-based pay grant program for educators. The program is to use federal funds and other funds made available for this purpose and is to award grants to campuses of no less than $100,000 for rewardi...

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LAEmergency Rule Adoption 10/2005P-12Hurricane Katrina Distribution
LAC 58:III.510
Applies provisions of the United States Hurricane Katrina Tax Relief Act to the Deferred Retirement Option Plan accounts of retirees who have sustained an economic loss due to Hurricane Katrina. Allows retired teachers living in an area devastated by Hurricane...

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WVSigned into law 10/2005P-12Minimum Salary Schedules
S.B. 4008
A BILL to amend and reenact 18A-4-2 and 18A-4-8a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to salaries for teachers and school service personnel; adopting state minimum salary schedules for teachers; providing for incremental salary increase...

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CASigned into law 09/2005P-12Teacher Retirement Benefits
A.B. 224
Makes numerous changes to teacher retirement provisions. Broadens the authority of the Teachers' Retirement Board to fix compensation for certain positions. Specifies the procedure by which a member may terminate a retirement allowance upon written request.

P...

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NCSigned into law 08/2005P-12Evergreen Charter Schoolparticipating in the Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System
H.B. 485
Authorizes Evergreen Charter School to elect to participate in the teachers' and state employees' retirement system. http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2005/Bills/House/HTML/H485v3.html...

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NCSigned into law 08/2005P-12Charter schools participating in the teachers' and state employees' retirement system and the North Carolina teachers' and state employees' major medical plan
H.B. 182
Charter schools participation in the teachers' and state employees' retirement system and the North Carolina teachers' and state employees' major medical plan....

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DERule Adoption 08/2005P-12Credit for Experience for Educators and Secretary Staff
14 DAC 727
Amends regulations concerning credit for experience for educators and for secretarial staff. Clarifies who is an eligible employee by adding a definition of an 'Eligible Employee' and reflects the addition of the definition. http://www.state.de.us/research/Adm...

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ILSigned into law 07/2005P-12School Employee Benefits
S.B. 479
Amends the School Employee Benefit Act. Includes in the definition of "school district" a vocational education district, a special education district, a program operated by an educational service region, and a joint agreement. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/p...

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HIBecame law without governor's signature 07/2005P-12Voluntary Employees' Beneficiary Association (VEBA)
H.B. 1608
Allows for the temporary establishment of an employee organization sponsored trust that would provide health benefits for state and county employees of a particular bargaining unit, as well as future retirees of that bargaining unit and existing retirees who w...

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ORDid Not Pass 06/2005P-12Oregon Educators Benefit Board
S.B. 639
Establishes Oregon Educators Benefit Board. Requires Governor to appoint members of board for four-year terms. Authorizes board to contract for health and dental benefits plans and other benefits for employees of certain school districts, education service dis...

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HISigned into law 06/2005P-12
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Teacher Recruitment and Education
H.B. 844
Section 1: Establishes need for improvement in teacher recruitment, compensation, support and peer mentoring.

Section 2: Creates a new section establishing the Hawaii teacher cadet program fund, originally a department initiative, as a separate fund of the Ha...

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TNSigned into law 06/2005P-12Movement on the Salary Schedule
S.B. 1284
Any principalteacher, teacher, director of schools or other school personnel employed on a systemwide basis who completes additional academic training after the beginning of a school year, but prior to January 1 of that school year, that would qualify such emp...

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OKSigned into law 05/2005P-12Budget Bill
H.B. 1020 (budget provisions)
Budget bill funds public schools at $2.15 billion. Provided an increase of more than $145 million per year to boost teacher pay and benefits, as well as helping schools struggling with growing operational expenses. The increased appropriation includes $57.7 mi...

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HISigned into law 05/2005P-12
S.B. 1250
Requires the compensation plan for substitute teachers' pay to be commensurate with their educational training and academic qualifications.

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent/bills/sb1250_.htm...

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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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TNSigned into law 05/2005P-12Pay Supplements
H.B. 675
Allows districts to allocate and expend any state funds received for extended contracts consistent with the needs of the specific programs served through extended contracts. Such allocation and expenditures may include payments to teachers working extended con...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Teaching Experience
H.B. 1803
Recognizes and credits a teacher for all of his or her years of teaching experience with a valid Arkansas teaching license, regardless of whether this service was in a public school, accredited private school in Arkansas or Arkansas institution of higher educa...

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IDSigned into law 04/2005P-12Sick Leave - School District Employee
S.B. 1173
Provided that employees of a school district or charter school district who regularly work 20 hours or more per week are entitled to
one day of sick leave, proportionate to the hours worked per day, for each month of service in which they work a majority of th...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Teacher Resource Programs
H.B. 1982
Renames the Teacher and Administrator Enhancement and Retraining Grant Program the Teacher Opportunity Program. Eliminates requirement that program applicant be a citizen of the United States or permanent resident alien. Establishes the Dual Certification Ince...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Public School Finance
S.B. 338
Updates various provisions of the Arkansas code related to public school finance. One provision changes policy from allowing to requiring any increase in Educational Excellence Trust Fund funds allocated for teacher salaries to be used by school districts to p...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Classroom Teacher Salary Requirement
S.B. 1179
Clarifies the classroom teacher salary requirement in the educational excellence trust fund. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/sb1179.pdf...

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NDSigned into law 04/2005P-12Public Employee Retirement System
H.B. 1266
Relates to returning to employment after retirement under the public employees retirement system defined contribution retirement plan.

http://www.state.nd.us/lr/assembly/59-2005/bill-text/FAJD0400.pdf...

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NMVetoed 04/2005P-12Educational Retirees
S.B. 216
Relates to educational retirees returning to work.

http://legis.state.nm.us/lcs/_session.asp?chamber=S&type=++&number=216&year=05...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12National Guard Youth Challenge Program
H.B. 2743
Provides that certified teachers for the National Guard Youth Challenge Program and the C Step Program receive substantially equal teacher salaries and benefits. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/hb2743.pdf...

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NDSigned into law 03/2005P-12Student Teacher Stipends
H.B. 1232
The board of a school district may provide a stipend to a student teacher assigned to a school in the district.

http://www.state.nd.us/lr/assembly/59-2005/bill-text/FAMQ0200.pdf...

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VASigned into law 03/2005P-12Leave-Sharing forTeachers
H.B. 2912
Requires local school boards to adopt policies providing for the donation of leave and leave without pay for school board employees with debilitating or life threatening illness or injury, without regard to the employee's length of service with the school boar...

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MSSigned into law 03/2005P-12State Board Of Education
S.B. 2272
Clarifies the authority of the State Board of Education to expend federal funds for training expenses and salary incentives for licensed teachers.

The State Board of Education shall have authority to expend any available federal funds, or any other funds expr...

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MSSigned into law 03/2005P-12Conversion Of Unused Leave For School District
S.B. 2247
Revises the determination of the annual conversion of unused vacation or personal leave to sick leave for licensed or unlicensed school employees; recognizes leave accumulated under a previous policy.

http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2005/html/SB/22...

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NESigned into law 03/2005P-12School Retirement Plans
L.B. 329
Relates to retirement; authorizes certain contributions related to school plans....

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WVSigned into law 03/2005P-12Proposing Amendment To Constitution
S.B. 261
Proposes an amendment to the Constitution designated the Pension Bond Amendment; permits the issuance and sale of additional state general obligation bonds to help provide for the fiscal soundness of the State Teachers Retirement System, the Judges' Retirement...

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WYSigned into law 03/2005P-12Public School Teacher Incentive
S.F. 46
Appropriates $100,000 to fund the Wyoming teacher policy institute in collaboration with the University of Wyoming during school
year 2005-2006. For school year 2005-2006, appropriates $182,000.00 to supplement amounts available under W.S.21-22-106(a)(iii) to ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2005P-12
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Community College
Unused Sick Leave at Retirement Amendments
H.B. 213
Relates to unused sick leave at retirement; provides that after a specified date, new sick leave hours may not be accumulated for future use under the current Sick Leave Retirement Option Program; provides for a five-year phase out of the guaranteed continuing...

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MTSigned into law 02/2005P-12State Employee Benefits
H.B. 447
Increases the state contibution to the Employee Group Benefits Program; repeals statutory Teachers' and Blue-Collar Pay Schedules; appropriates funds to implement pay and benefit revisions, for personal services contingencies and for a labor-management trainin...

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OHSigned into law 02/2005P-12Parent's Week, Teacher Compensation, Testing Sections
H.B. 493
Designates the fourth week of September as Parent's Week; revises provisions governing child support collection. Qualifies teachers employed by chartered nonpublic schools for annual stipends for holding valid certificates issued by the National Board for Prof...

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DERule Adoption 01/2005P-12Knowledge, Skills and Responsibility Supplements
14 DAC 1501, 1.0 - 12.0
Amends regulation relating to knowledge, skills and responsibility based supplements for educators. Clarifies the effective date of salary supplements paid to educators who complete professional development clusters....

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NJSigned into law 12/2004P-12Highest Benefit Year for Retirement
S.B. 839
Concerns the retirement allowance of the Teachers' Pension and Annuity Fund and the Public Employees' Retirement System veterans members who retire after attaining age 55 with at least 35 years of service credit; provides the allowance shall be based on the 12...

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ALSigned into law 11/2004P-12Public Education Employees Flexible Benefits
H.B. 5
Allows public education employees to participate in a flexible employees benefits program and creates the Public Education Flexible Employees Benefits Board for such program's administration....

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DERule Adoption 11/2004P-12Compensation of District Personnel Under Proposals
14 DAC, 742
Amends regulations relating to compensating of district personnel under specific project proposals by adding a reference to charter schools and changing the title to refer only to federal projects. ...

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NYSigned into law 11/2004P-12New York State Teachers Retirement System
S.B. 6387
Permits the New York state teachers retirement system to re-establish a window period in order to pay an actuarially equivalent one time lump sum in lieu of all future benefits to any electing currently retired member or beneficiary whose retirement benefit in...

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NYVetoed 11/2004P-12State Teachers Retirement System Legislation
S.B. 7037
Relates to the effective date of bills affecting benefits provided by the New York state teachers' retirement system; assures that any legislation affecting benefits provided by the New York state teachers' retirement system will take effect no later than June...

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MA*****Returned to HOUSE with GOVERNOR'S recommendation of amendments. For message see H 5111. 10/2004P-12School Nurse Creditable Service
H.B. 4677
Relates to creditable service for service rendered as a school nurse; provides that specified years of membership service as a school nurse shall be deemed to be years of teaching for the purpose of this section....

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Teachers' Retirement: Post-Retirement Earnings
A.B. 2554
Relates to retired teachers' post-retirement earnings. Limits the period of an earnings exemption for service performed in a emergency situation in certain vacant administrative positions for up to 1/2 of full-time equivalent if certain conditions are met, to ...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12State Teachers Retirement
A.B. 2233
Specifies that provisions of the Teachers' Retirement Law applicable to a spouse, surviving spouse or former spouse also apply to a registered domestic partner, surviving domestic partner or former domestic partner. Makes technical changes to various provision...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12State Teachers' Retirement
A.B. 1852
Authorizes any member of the Defined Benefit Program of the State Teacher's Retirement Plan granted additional credit for service or service and age would not forfeit that credit if he or she is reemployed at any time after retirement by any other district.

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12
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A.B. 242
Requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and, where appropriate, the State Department of Education, to incorporate into licensure requirements for teacher candidates, professional development requirements for renewal of licenses, and accreditation requ...

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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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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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ALIssued 08/2004P-12
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Community College
Governor's Commission on Education Spending
Executive Order No. 02-2003
The governor issued Executive Order No. 02-2003 on January 30, 2003, creating the Governor's Commission of Education Spending. The Commission was to engage in a thorough examination of how education dollars have been spent in Alabama during the past ten years....

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MSRule Adoption 08/2004P-12Employment Contracts
State Board Policy GBDA
Amends rules concerning employment contracts. Increases the number of days from 25 to 45 that a teacher may not be under contract of employment during a school year and still be considered full-time employed and credited with a year of teaching experience. MIS...

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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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CASigned into law 08/2004P-12Charter School Employees' Retirement
S.B. 1603
Provides if a charter school chooses to participate in the Public Employees' Retirement System, its qualified classified employees shall be covered under the system in the same manner as the employees of the school district that granted the charter. Provides t...

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DESigned into law 07/2004P-12Donated Leave Program
S.B. 269
Clarifies the qualification requirements for school district donated sick leave programs; allows employees to receive donated leave for these additional days off without having to re-qualify; limits effect to an absence when it is related to an employee's own ...

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LASigned into law 07/2004P-12State Special School Teachers Leave
H.B. 763
Amends an earlier law that captures the savings from the abolition of extended sick leave for teachers. Uses the savings to increase teacher compensation.
Bill digest: http://www.legis.state.la.us/leg_docs/04RS/CVT3/OUT/0000LUDL.PDF
Full text: http://www.legi...

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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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MOSigned into law 07/2004P-12Kansas City Public School Retirement System
S.B. 1242
Amends provisions relating to the Kansas City public school retirement system; allows the board of trustees of the retirement system to use one or more banks for conducting business; provides for certification of a disability for eligible members.

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MOSigned into law 07/2004P-12Kansas City Public School Retirement System
H.B. 1502
Revises the provisions of existing law relating to the Kansas City Public School Retirement System. Revises the definition of "break in service" to:
(7) "Break in service", an occurrence when a regular employee ceases to be a regular employee for any reason o...

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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-12Retirement Systems
H.B. 1200
Requires each state and statewide public retirement system to submit its proposed annual operating budget to the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget for review and approval. Bars any state public retirement system make any expenditures or obligate itself...

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OKSigned into law 06/2004P-12Minimum Salary Schedule
S.B. 1272
Relates to schools; relates to minimum salary schedule for teachers; increases minimum salaries; adds additional year steps to the minimum salary schedule; provides for military service credit for certain purposes; requires certain experience for employment wi...

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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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DERule Adoption 06/2004P-12Professional Standards Board: Knowledge, Skills And Responsibility Based Supplements
14 DAC 1501
Amends regulation by adding requirements for reauthorization, replication, and re-qualification of clusters and sets forth procedures for payment of salary increments to educators. http://www.state.de.us/research/AdminCode/title14/1500/1501%20Knowledge,%20Skil...

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MDSigned into law 05/2004P-12Teachers' Pension System
S.B. 397
Allows former members who meet specified criteria to receive service credit in the Teachers' Pension System for military service; requires those former members to complete a claim for service credit and submit proper military forms to the Board of Trustees.

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MISigned into law 05/2004P-12Dependent Definition
H.B. 4244
Revises definition of "dependent" for public school employee retirement.

http://www.michiganlegislature.org/documents/2003-2004/publicact/pdf/2004-PA-0117.pdf...

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MNSigned into law 05/2004P-12Retirement
S.F. 806
Relates to retirement; modifies provisions in the teachers retirement association and first class city teacher plans; provides for compliance with certain provisions of the Internal Revenue Code related to all retirement plans; includes the correctional employ...

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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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GASigned into law 05/2004P-12Teacher Recruitment and Retirement
H.B. 366
Amends retirement allowances, disability benefits, and spouses' benefits under the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia to allow a teacher who retired on a service retirement may be employed as a classroom teacher, principal, superintendent, counselor, or lib...

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MSSigned into law 05/2004P-12School Nurses and Counselors Salary Supplements
S.B. 2302
Provides that a licensed nurse who has met the requirements and acquired a certificate form the National Board of Certification of School Nurses, Inc., and who is employed by a local school board or the state Board of Education as a school nurse shall receive ...

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TNSigned into law 05/2004P-12Review of Teacher Salaries
H.B. 3510
Establishes a method for equalizing the salaries of public school teachers in the state. Under present law, the state commissioner, with the approval of the state board of education, annually formulates a mandated salary schedule applicable to all public schoo...

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MSSigned into law 04/2004P-12Teachers Retirement System
H.B. 1727
Relates to benefit payments to retirants under the former Teachers' Retirement System....

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ALSigned into law 04/2004P-12School Teachers' Hours
H.B. 544
Public school teachers authorized to contract with local boards of education to work less than full time under certain conditions, provisions for retired teachers. http://alisdb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACASLogin.asp...

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MSSigned into law 04/2004P-12Teachers Contract Salary
H.B. 635
Relates to teachers; revises contract day requirements for salary experience increments.

Increases the number of days from 25 to 45 that a teacher may not be under contract of employment during a school year and still be considered full time employed and cred...

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KYSigned into law 04/2004P-12Certified Employees Called To Active Military
H.B. 551
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 161 to identify benefits for certified staff called to active duty, permit a board of education to provide the employer's contribution for health insurance as long as the certified employee or spouse provides the difference ...

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MERule Adoption 04/2004P-12Returning to Employment
94-411-410
Clarifies rules regarding retirees returning to employment after retirement with the same employer. Establishes a waiver that must be executed by each reitiree to acknowledge that no future accruals of service credit or increase in earnable compensation will r...

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OKSigned into law 04/2004P-12Flexible Benefits and
H.B. 2662
Requires the state to pay 100% of teacher health benefits. Requires districts to use the total dollar amount the district was required to pay during school year 2003-04 over and above the flexible benefit allowance for certified personnel -- for instruction co...

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COSigned into law 04/2004P-12Teacher Criminal Prosecution
S.B. 152
Prohibits the payment of a teacher following the initiation of a prosecution for an offense that would result in the loss of licensure. http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics2004a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont2/...

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KYSigned into law 04/2004P-12Completion of Contract/Accrual of Service Credit During Emergency Days
S.B. 28
Requires school districts that missed school days due to emergencies, including weather-related emergencies, to consider certified and classified personnel to have met the 185-day minimum contract with the district, for purposes of service credit for retiremen...

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VASigned into law 03/2004P-12Computers
H.B. 508
Allows licensed teachers employed in a full-time teaching capacity in public schools or in state educational facilities to purchase personal computers and related devices for use outside the classroom on state contract....

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WASigned into law 03/2004P-12Retirement Minimum Monthly Benefit
H.B. 2538
Establishes a one thousand dollar minimum monthly benefit for public employees retirement system plan 1 members and teachers retirement system plan 1 members who have at least twenty five years of service and who have been retired at least twenty years....

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COSigned into law 03/2004P-12Education Administrators
H.B. 1092
Teachers who have served in an administrative capacities may be assigned to another available position for which they are qualified at the salary corresponding to the position. http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics2004a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/32C9B0113B69294B87256D7C0...

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ARSigned into law 02/2004P-12Minimum Teacher Salaries
H.B. 1047
Amends the minimum teacher salaries. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/HB1047.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 01/2004P-12Public School Funding Act of 2003
S.B. 42
Relates to the Public School Funding Act of 2003; provides equitable funding to public schools; provides a system for monitoring public school expenditures; increases minimum teacher salaries; establishes a knowledge and skills-based pay system for teachers; p...

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DERule Adoption 01/2004P-12Professional Growth Salary Increments
14 DAC 1507
Provides procedures for implementation of movement by educators on the salary schedule set forth in 14 Del.C., Section 1305. Addresses movement from one column to another based on the satisfactory completion of graduate level course work toward a master's degr...

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ARSigned into law 12/2003P-12Teacher Retirement System
H.B. 1069
Allows active members of the Teacher Retirement System who have previously elected to eliminate contributions to make an irrevocable election to make future contributions; mandates that any active member whose status changes from nonteacher status to teacher s...

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CASigned into law 10/2003P-12State Teachers' Retirement
S.B. 627
Relates to existing law that requires a collective bargaining agreement to specify the number of hours of service of part-time employees equals full-time for retirement benefits. Makes that requirement applicable to adult education program instructors. Extends...

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CASigned into law 10/2003P-12
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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-12Teachers' Retirement System: Surviving Spouse
A.B. 106
Defines a spouse, for purposes of qualification for survivor's benefits under the State Teachers' Retirement Plan, as a person who was continuously married to the member for the period beginning prior to the injury or onset of the illness that resulted in the ...

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CASigned into law 09/2003P-12Teacher Retirement Incentive
A.B. 1207
Authorizes a member of the State Teachers' Retirement System to receive credit for an additional 2 years of service if the member's employer takes a specified formal action or an additional 2 years of service and 2 years of age if, prior to January 1, 2005, a ...

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MISigned into law 08/2003P-12Teacher Retirement Requirement
H.B. 4453
Eliminates number of days required for year of retirement credit for teachers and replaces it with an hour requirement of 1,020 hours in a fiscal year.
http://www.michiganlegislature.org/documents/2003-2004/publicact/htm/2003-PA-0175.htm...

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ILSigned into law 07/2003P-12Teachers Medicare Coverage
H.B. 79
Amends the Downstate Teacher Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Directs the System to conduct a divided Medicare coverage referendum, open to teachers continuously employed by the same employer since March 31, 1986. Allows eligible teachers to irrevocably e...

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HIVetoed 07/2003P-12School Counselors
S.B. 209
Appropriates funds for the conversion of ten month counselor positions to twelve month for multi-track schools. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/site1/docs/getstatus.asp?qu=SB209&showstatus=on&showtext=on&press1=docs...

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NJSigned into law 06/2003P-12School Boards 457 Deferred Compensation Plans
A.B. 3385
Authorizes boards of education to establish tax- sheltered deferred compensation plans under section 457 of the federal Internal Revenue Code. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2002/Bills/A3500/3385_I1.PDF...

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FLSigned into law 06/2003P-12
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Community College
School Board Member Employment
S.B. 958
Revises options for participants in the Community College Optional Retirement Program; revises certain limitations on positions for which district school boards may employ members after specified period of retirement; revises payroll contribution rates for def...

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MOSigned into law 06/2003P-12Teacher Job Sharing
H.B. 346 (multiple provisions)
Requires the state board to adopt rules to facilitate job-sharing positions for classroom teachers, as the term "job-sharing" is defined in this section. Rules must allow a classroom teacher in a job-sharing position to receive paid legal holidays, annual vaca...

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LASigned into law 06/2003P-12Temporary Teacher Barred from Receiving Unemployment During Summer Vacation
S.B. 824
Clarifies that all those serving in an instructional, research or principal administrative capacity, including temporary or uncertified teachers, are prohibited from receiving unemployment benefits during summer vacation. http://www.legis.state.la.us/leg_docs/...

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TXSigned into law 06/2003P-12Reimbursing Classroom Teachers
H.B. 1844
Relates to reimbursing classroom teachers for personal funds expended on classroom supplies. ...

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ALSigned into law 06/2003P-12Administrator Accountability Act
S.B. 10
Amends the Administrator Accountability Act (formerly Teacher Accountability Act), including assistant principals, instruction supervisors, and financial officers; provides for contract employment for term, cancellation for cause provisions during contract, us...

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WASigned into law 06/2003P-12Teacher Cost of living Provisions
S.B. 6059
Suspends teacher cost-of-living provisions for the 2003-04 and 2004-05 school years. Deletes the following provision: Beginning with the 2001-02 school year, the state shall fully fund the cost-of-living increase in this section as part of its obligation to ...

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COSigned into law 06/2003P-12School District Retirement System
S.B. 250
Authorizes a school district retirement system to enter into an agreement to merge into another public employee retirement system including the public employees retirement association, provides for continuing fiduciary liability insurance. http://www.leg.state...

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GASigned into law 06/2003P-12Teacher Compensation and Contracts
S.B. 193
Provides for an annual increase in state pay for certain teachers; individuals who first became teachers on or after July 1, 2000, acquire rights to continued employment; provides procedures for hearings for such persons; provides for selection of a tribunal, ...

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COSigned into law 06/2003P-12Retirement and Nonlicensed School Employees
H.B. 1327
Concerns an extension of the time in which retirees of the public employees retirement association may be employed to work as nonlicensed employees for schools without reducing the retirement benefits of the retirees. http://www.leg.state.co.us/2003a/inetcbill...

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GASigned into law 06/2003P-12Sick Leave
H.B. 25
Relates to sick and personal leave for teachers and other personnel; provides for restoration of certain forfeited sick and personal leave after return to service for two consecutive years. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2003_04/sum/hb25.htm...

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LASigned into law 06/2003P-12Teachers-Medical Leave Sabbaticals
H.B. 846
Eliminates provision that teachers at regular and special public schools are eligible for medical leave sabbaticals only if they have 25 days or fewer of regular sick leave remaining. http://www.legis.state.la.us/bills/byinst.asp?sessionid=03RS&billid=HB846&do...

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MESigned into law 05/2003P-12State Retirement System Members
S.P. 514 (LD 1535)
Allows teacher who received retirement benefits under state retirement system who returned to covered service to rejoin the system. http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/billtexts/LD153501-1.asp...

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OKSigned into law 05/2003P-12Schools
S.B. 715
All contracts for employment of, or related employee information worksheets, for a teacher or administrator by a district board of education must include the following categories in a clear and concise format: 1. Employee information including: a. employee's ...

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AZSigned into law 05/2003P-12Annual Compensation in State Retirement System
H.B. 2024
Requires members of the Arizona State Retirement System who want to purchase service credit for previous service with other government entities within the United States to pay an amount determined by the service purchase formula using a prescribed definition o...

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MTSigned into law 05/2003P-12State Employee Wages
H.B. 13
Deletes language that effective on the first day of the pay period that includes a state employee's anniversary date during the fiscal years ending June 30, 2002, and June 30, 2003, the employee's base salary must be increased by 4% or by a lesser amount so th...

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IASigned into law 05/2003P-12Team-Based Variable Pay Pilot Program
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Adds that another goal of statewide team-based variable pay pilot program is to compare student achievement gains in participating districts with student achievement gains in nonparticipating districts. Requires the department to offer technical assistance in...

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IASigned into law 05/2003P-12Extra Contract Days for Teacher Development Program Districts
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Changes from fourth to fifth year the year in which a school district participating in the teacher quality program must provide two noninstructional contract days more than were offered in the academic year before the first year of program participation, for s...

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IASigned into law 05/2003P-12Fund Distribution
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Eliminates language ending fund distribution program on June 30, 2003. See Section 46: http://www.legis.state.ia.us/cgi-bin/Legislation/File_only.pl?FILE=/usr/ns-home/docs/GA/80GA/Legislation/HF/00500/HF00549/030508.html...

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IASigned into law 05/2003P-12Teacher Performance Pay (Phase III) Program
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Repeals sections of code relating to Phase III program, which establishes system of teacher performance pay. http://www.legis.state.ia.us/cgi-bin/Legislation/File_only.pl?FILE=/usr/ns-home/docs/GA/80GA/Legislation/HF/00500/HF00549/030508.html and http://www.le...

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IASigned into law 05/2003P-12Minimum Teacher Salary Requirements
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Establishes minimum teacher salary requirements for the 2003-04 fiscal year. See Section 68: http://www.legis.state.ia.us/cgi-bin/Legislation/File_only.pl?FILE=/usr/ns-home/docs/GA/80GA/Legislation/HF/00500/HF00549/030508.html...

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HIVetoed 04/2003P-12Substitute Teacher Collective Bargaining Units
S.B. 1426
Creates a collective bargaining unit for substitute teachers of the Department of Education, including part-time employees working less than one- half of a full-time equivalent. Allows the members of bargaining unit (14) to strike. Prohibits bargaining over wa...

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WASigned into law 04/2003P-12Health Care Benefit Plans To School Employees
S.B. 5236
Offers health care benefit plans to school district employees. http://www.leg.wa.gov/pub/billinfo/2003-04/Senate/5225-5249/5236-s_pl.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Annual for Teachers with National Board Certification
H.B. 2903
Increases the annual bonus of teachers obtaining national board for professional teaching standards certification. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB2903.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Teacher Salary Schedule
H.B. 2450
Amends the Teacher Salary Schedule; requires districts to credit teachers for all teaching experience....

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NDSigned into law 04/2003P-12School District Reports
H.B. 1295
1. Before September eleventh of each year, each school district is requried to report the following information to the superintendent of public instruction, with respect to each teacher and class of teachers and with respect to each administrator and class of...

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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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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Teacher Retirement
S.B. 8
Allows a member of the Arkansas teacher retirement system to purchase service credit for service as a teacher with the federal government. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/SB8.pdf...

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NMPocket Veto by GOVERNOR. 04/2003P-12Schools
S.B. 777
Relates to public schools; enacts a new section of the public school code to provide for substitute teachers' salaries....

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NCSigned into law 04/2003P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Community College Shared Leave
H.B. 432
Provides that state employees, public school employees, and community college employees may share leave voluntarily....

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WVSigned into law 04/2003P-12Service Credit Towards Retirement
S.B. 455
Relates to authorizing service credit toward retirement to public employees for public employment in another state....

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MTSigned into law 03/2003P-12Retired Teachers and Administrators Can Work and Maintain Benefits
H.B. 178
Allows retired teachers, specialists and administrators to return to work part- or full-time without loss or interruption of benefits. To participate, member may not have been receiving disability retirement allowance, must hold valid certificate, must have be...

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NMSigned into law 03/2003P-12Educational Requirements for Licensure
H.B. 212 (Omnibus Bill)
Amends Section 22-10A-6 to require the state board to set requirements that provide a reasonable period of time for teachers to comply with the reading course (3 hours) requirement. Adds new section (22-10A-7), which establishes requirements for level one lic...

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MSSigned into law 03/2003P-12Sick Leave
S.B. 2313
Grants teacher assistants the same sick leave allowances as licensed school employees. Allows up to five days of unused sick leave to be carried over to the next school year and credited to such licensed employee if the employee remains employed in the same s...

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CASigned into law 09/2002P-12Accountability Report Cards, Other
A.B. 1818
Requires the school accountability report card to include the rate of pupils who earn Governor's scholarship awards. Deletes provisions which limit the amount of compensation of a school board member. Deletes the certification requirement regarding charter sch...

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CASigned into law 09/2002P-12Equal Pay for State Special School Teachers
A.B. 2444
Requires the State Personnel Administration to consider making salaries for teachers, specialists, and administrators of the State special schools and diagnostic centers competitive with the salaries of similarly qualified school teachers, specialists, and adm...

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NCSigned into law 08/2002P-12Exchange Teacher Programs
H.B. 1724
Clarifies the status of teachers participating in foreign exchange programs for purposes of retirement and tenure; includes any nonimmigrant alien employed in elementary or secondary public schools and participating in an exchange visitor program....

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GASigned into law 05/2002P-12Retired Teachers Working in Low-Performing Schools
H.B. 210
Permits retired teachers to work as full-time teachers or improvement specialists in low-performing schools. Limits number of retired teachers district may hire, number of years a retired teacher may be re-employed. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/Legis/2001_02/f...

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AZSigned into law 05/2002P-12School District Insurance
H.B. 2198
Relates to school district insurance; permits public agencies to jointly purchase workers' compensation, property and liability insurance or reinsurance; provides for formation of pools for health, accident, life and disability insurance; permits private, nonp...

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AZBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 05/2002P-12Pooling of Liability, Workers' Compensation and Disability Coverage for Charters and Private Schools
S.B. 1377
Extends availability of public agency pooling of property, liability, workers' compensation and disability coverage to charter schools and private schools; requires posting of a bond. http://www.azleg.state.az.us/legtext/45leg/2r/laws/0134.htm...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12Education Code Re-Write: Charter Schools, ESL Services, Charter Technical Career Centers
S.B. 20E
Creates new section on charter school capital outlay. According to legislative summary, bill "requires the full-credit for teaching service to apply to experience in charter schools, either in-state or out-of-state" and revises charter school purposes "to incl...

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GASigned into law 05/2002P-12Retirement Benefits
H.B. 765
Relates to service creditable toward retirement benefits under the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia; provides that any member of the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia may obtain creditable service for years employed in certain early childhood developm...

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IASigned into law 05/2002P-12Teacher Induction, Evaluation, Early Retirement Incentives, Administrator Preparation and Certification, Minimum Teacher Salary Requirements, Statewide Career Path Pilot Program
H.B. 2549
Requires state board to establish standards for district and area education agency career development programs and for individual teacher career development plans. Requires state director to develop a transition plan for implementation of the career developmen...

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NHSigned into law 05/2002P-12Retirement for Paraprofessionals
H.B. 1373
Requires that employees of school districts electing to join the retirement system after a certain date shall include certain paraprofessional and support positions; relates to special education, library, and health aides....

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KYSigned into law 04/2002P-12Teacher Sick Leave Benefits
H.B. 56
Relates to school employees sick leave benefits to include foster care in the definition of immediate family....

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KYSigned into law 04/2002P-12Teacher Compensation
H.B. 402
Relates to teachers; grants a percentage increase in compensation at least equal to the cost-of-living adjustment that is provided state government workers; specifies that a local school district may develop differentiated compensation programs that provide ad...

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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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ALSigned into law 04/2002P-12Cost-of-Living Adjustment for Retirement Payments
H.B. 227
Provides for a cost-of-living adjustment for certain retirees and beneficiaries of the Employees' Retirement System and the Teachers' Retirement System.http://alisdb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/searchableinstruments/2002rs/bills/hb227.htm...

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ALSigned into law 04/2002P-12Retirement Credit for Southeastern Educational Laboratory Program Employees
H.B. 12
Allows purchase of credit towards teacher's retirement system in the State for those persons who were full-time employees of the Southeastern Educational Laboratory Program between September 1, 1967, and March 31, 1969. Sets deadline for purchase of such cred...

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CASigned into law 04/2002P-12Unemployment Insurance for School Employees
A.B. 1729
Relates to unemployment insurance. Relates to annual reports to the Governor and the Legislature by the strike force on the underground economy. Requires the annual reports to be made by June 30 of each year. Requires that the Director of Employment Developmen...

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COSigned into law 04/2002P-12Post-Retirement Teaching Incentive Plan
S.B. 145
Allows local board that obtains insufficient number of applicants for teaching positions to adopt a resolution declaring a critical shortage of teachers, which is valid for one year. Establishes criteria that must be met before district may declare critical sh...

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FLSigned into law 04/2002P-12Florida Retirement System
H.B. 935
Exempts all records which identify individual participants in the Florida Retirement System and their account activities under the Public Employee Optional Retirement Program from the public records law to the extent such records need not be revealed in the ad...

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MESigned into law 04/2002P-12Retirement System Contributions of Teachers in Legislature
H.B. 1503
Preserves retirement benefits for teachers who serve in the Legislature; provides that any Legislator who is a public school teacher or an employee of the Vocational-Technical Institute System who takes a leave of absence in order to serve as a Legislator may ...

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MESigned into law 04/2002P-12Retirement Benefits for IT Manager/Trainer
H.B. 1686
Includes in state retirement system statutes an employee responsible for, in addition to duties for which certification is required, either the setup, maintenance or upgrading of a school computer system the use of which is to assist in the introduction of new...

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MESigned into law 04/2002P-12Unfunded Liability of State Retirement System
S.B. 819
Addresses the unfunded liability of the state retirement system and the equity of retirement benefits for state employees and teachers. http://janus.state.me.us/legis/bills/billdocs/LD219901.doc...

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INVetoed 03/2002P-12Cost of Living Adjustment
H.B. 1065
Provides a cost of living adjustment in 2003 for pensions of members of the Public Employees' Retirement Fund or their survivors or beneficiaries; provides a cost of living adjustment in 2003 to members of the state Teachers' Retirement Fund or their survivors...

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KYSigned into law 03/2002P-12Uniform Teacher Salary Reduction Notice Periods for School Districts
H.B. 332
Eliminates specific dates for notification of reductions in teacher salaries or responsibilities in order to create uniform notice periods for school districts operating on year-round and traditional calendars....

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WASigned into law 03/2002P-12Health Care Plans Available
H.B. 2536
Gives the health care authority to publish and distribute to nonparticipating school districts and educational service districts by October 1st of each year a description of health care benefit plans available through the authority and the estimated cost if sc...

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WVSigned into law 03/2002P-12Salary Increases
S.B. 247
Increases salaries for teachers and service personnel; makes provisions for science grants, early childhood education, transportation for vocational education students, and a study of pupil-teacher ratios....

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WASigned into law 03/2002P-12Salary Formula
S.B. 6823
Regards the salary formula for state-funded basic education certificated instructional staff; provides that the salary allocations shall be calculated by the superintendent of public instruction by using the statewide salary allocation schedule and related doc...

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MSSigned into law 03/2002P-12Determination of Years of Teaching Experience
S.B. 2168
Includes former military personnel's years of classroom instruction in the definition of the term year of teaching experience as used for determining teachers' salaries in public schools....

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INVetoed 03/2002P-12Service Credit Accounts
S.B. 233
Assigns school employees to different service credit accounts based on employment pre- or post-1996....

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MEPublic Law No. 03/2002P-12Education Leave Advisory Board
H.B. 1616
Terminates the Educational Leave Advisory Board; declares the educational leave program for state employees to be in public interest....

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ALSigned into law 01/2002P-12Deferred Retirement Option Plan
S.B. 82
Provides for a deferred retirement option plan for active and contributing members of the Teachers' Retirement System and the Employees' Retirement System....

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CAVetoed 09/2001Postsec.Part-Time Teachers and Retirement
A.B. 1081
Relates to California State University Faculty Members. Provides that temporary faculty of the California State University who work 40% of full-time or more, shall not be excluded from membership in the Public Employees' Retirement System if so provided in a c...

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LASigned into law 07/2001P-12Teacher Contracts Related to Professional Development Days
H.B. 1447
Deletes the provisions requiring teachers (contingent upon salary increases) to work an additional three days for staff development....

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MSSigned into law 07/2001P-12Teacher Salary Increases
H.B. 1A
Eliminates the requirement that the sine die general fund revenue estimate increase by at least 5% annually as a prerequisite to implementing increases in salaries for teachers and assistant teachers and in the allotment for supportive services in accordance w...

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MESigned into law 06/2001P-12Benefits for Retirees Who Return to Work
H.B. 941
Public Law No. 442., (LD 1255) Repeals the current law that establishes a cap on the earnings of retired members of the State Retirement System who return to work as State employees or teachers; allows those retirees to return to covered employment and continu...

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NVSigned into law 06/2001P-12Cost of Living Bonuses
S.B. 458
Appropriates funds to cover 3% cost of living bonuses for all education personnel....

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NVSigned into law 06/2001P-12Portability of Experience
A.B. 380
Requires boards of trustees of school district to place a teacher who has been employed by another school district in this State on the salary schedule that is commensurate with the level of education of the teacher; requires school district to give administra...

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NVSigned into law 06/2001P-12Assessments, National Board Certification, Professional Development
S.B. 3A
Relates to achievement and proficiency examinations administered in public schools; revises provisions governing the increase of salary for a teacher who is certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards; requires school districts to creat...

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OKSigned into law 06/2001P-12Expands Resident Teacher Program
S.B. 499
Expands the resident teacher program to include early childhood teachers. (One-year residency program is required as part of the Oklahoma Teacher Preparation Act.)...

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OKSigned into law 05/2001P-12Minimum Salary Schedule
H.B. 1189
Modifies the minimum salary schedule for teachers, setting the base for salary and/or fringe benefits for a beginning teacher with a bachelor's degree at $27,060....

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OKSigned into law 05/2001P-12Reporting Exemptions and Teacher Pay
H.B. 1433
Except for school districts with one or more school sites which are identified as low performing or high challenged, all school districts shall be exempt from reporting to the state board the following legislatively-mandated plans: Comprehensive Local Educatio...

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TNSigned into law 05/2001P-12Education Reform Act of 2001
S.B. 1881/H.B. 1921--Omnibus Bill
Authorizes the Commissioner of Education to reimburse up to 100 teachers for evaluation fees incurred while obtaining certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Current law authorizes reimbursement of up to 25 teachers. Requires ...

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FLSigned into law 05/2001P-12Teacher Compensation Issues
H.B. 1193
Provides for distribution to classroom teachers who provided international baccalaureate instruction certain bonuses; eliminates the requirement that certain instructional personnel make an election to participate in the Deferred Retirement Option Program with...

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ALSigned into law 05/2001P-12Accumulation of unlimited days of sick leave
S.B. 91
Relates to educational employees and certain other employees; provides for accumulation of unlimited days of sick leave; amends various sections....

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WVSigned into law 05/2001P-12Minimum Salary Schedule & National Board Certification
H.B. 102
Amends Chapter 18A to adjust the minimum salary schedule for teachers ($1,000 increase in basic salaries). Also amends the salary supplements connected to national board of professional teaching standards -- beginning July, 2001, changes from $1,000 to $2,500...

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AZSigned into law 05/2001P-12Pay Raise For Teachers
S.B. 1263
Relates to school finance; establishes that compensation increases shall be established as part of the teacher's base salary....

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HISigned into law 05/2001P-12Teacher Pay Raises
S.B. 1379
Relates to collective bargaining cost items; appropriates funds to pay for public school teacher raises....

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INSigned into law 05/2001P-12Teacher Retirement Rules
S.B. 107
Specifies that the additional annuity savings account contributions that may be made by a Public Employees' Retirement Fund (PERF) member or a Teacher's Retirement Fund (TRF) member may not exceed 10% of the member's compensation; provides that a governing bod...

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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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MTSigned into law 05/2001P-12Pay & Benefits for Teachers
H.B. 13
Provides for pay and benefits for state employees in the statewide, teachers', and blue collar pay plans; revises the departments authority to develop alternative pay plans; eliminates the statutory pay schedule for teachers; increases the state contribution t...

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ARSigned into law 04/2001P-12Teacher Salary Increases
S.B. 693
Makes an appropriation to the Department of Education to provide salary increases to teachers in special settings that may not be eligible for extraordinary salary increases for the 2001-2003 biennium....

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ARSigned into law 04/2001P-12Extra Pay for Extra Work Days
H.B. 2375
Pertains to payment to teachers for additional contract days. This legislation establishes the pay rules for increased work days....

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ARSigned into law 04/2001P-12Increasing Teacher Pay
H.B. 2653
UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE EDUCATOR'S COMPENSATION ACT OF 2001, NO SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL BE PROHIBITED FROM PAYING CERTIFIED STAFF ADDITIONAL SALARY INCREASES AS A SUPPLEMENT TO THE SALARY SCHEDULE EVEN THOUGH THE CERTIFIED STAFF IS NOT EMPLOYED AN ADDITIONAL...

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ARSigned into law 04/2001Postsec.Institutions of higher education can exceed the maximum salary levels for exceptionally well qualified personnel
S.B. 583
Amends Arkansas code 6-63-309 to allow institutions of higher education to exceed the maximum salary levels for exceptionally well qualified personnel; relates to non-academic personnel; relates to non-classified personnel....

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ARSigned into law 04/2001P-12Teacher Retirement Provisions
S.B. 232
Provides for an adjustment in the annuities of those members who retired early under the Teacher Retirement System....

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GASigned into law 04/2001P-12The Use of Sick Leave
H.B. 164
Act No. 169., Relates to sick leave for teachers and other public school personnel; provides that sick leave shall not be charged for certain periods of absence due to certain injuries sustained during the performance of duties which are caused by physical ass...

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MDSigned into law 04/2001P-12Retirement Allowances for Teachers and, Principals
H.B. 442, S.B. 221
Exempts from an offset of a retirement allowance, retirees of the Teachers' Retirement System or the Teachers' Pension System who are reemployed as principals and supervisors of principals; requires county boards of education to provide information to the Stat...

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NDSigned into law 04/2001P-12Retired Teachers Who Resume Teaching
H.B. 1101
Relates to definitions, annuities, participation by retired members who have resumed teaching, and confidentiality of records under the Teacher's Fund for Retirement....

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NMVetoed 04/2001P-12Omnibus Bill--Educational Retirement Act
S.B. 308
Sections 60-62 amends the Educational Retirement Act (ERA) to provide incentives to retain experienced teachers in the classroom. First, it increases the multiplier for calculating retirement benefits for employees under the ERA who have more than 25 years of ...

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NMVetoed 04/2001P-12Re-Employment of Retired Staff
H.B. 152
Effective January 1, 2002, a retired member may be re-employed without having to suspend retirement benefits if the member has not been employed as an employee or independent contractor by a local administrative unit for at least twelve consecutive months from...

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NMVetoed 04/2001P-12Omnibus Bill--Three-Tiered Licensure
S.B. 308
Sections 31 through 41 provide new language to the existing Public School Code and enact a three-tiered system of teacher licensure with a minimum salaries specified for each licensure level. This would apply to both standard 9 month contract and for an annu...

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WASigned into law 04/2001P-12Return to Work Without Loss of Benefits
H.B. 1048
Increases the number of hours that teachers' retirement system plan retirees may work in an eligible position to 840 without a reduction in their retirement benefits....

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IDSigned into law 03/2001P-12Teacher Base Pay
S.B. 1114
Increases the base salary of teachers, classified personnel and administrative staff; provides for a new minimum salary in each category; requires school districts to adjust the salary schedule to meet the requirement....

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ARSigned into law 03/2001P-12Allows Teachers To Receive Gifts or Compensation for Good Work
H.B. 1063
Allows teachers and other school employees to receive gifts or compensation in recognition of the employee's contribution to education....

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ARSigned into law 03/2001P-12Teacher Planning Time
S.B. 944
ANY TEACHER NOT RECEIVING INDIVIDUAL PLANNING TIME AS PROVIDED FOR IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE COMPENSATED FOR THE PLANNING TIME LOST AT HIS OR HER HOURLY RATE OF PAY. ...

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ARSigned into law 03/2001P-12Increase Teacher Pay
S.B. 598
Increase teacher pay in the state by $1,000 (over 2001 pay) in 2002 and by $3,000 (over 2001 pay) in 2003....

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ARSigned into law 03/2001P-12Changes in the Teacher Retirement System
S.B. 194
Allows retirants of the Teacher Retirement System to become an active member in order to participate in the Teacher Deferred Retirement Option Plan (T-DROP)....

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ARSigned into law 03/2001P-12Non-Teachers Qualifying for Teacher Retirement System
H.B. 1078
Authorizes nonteaching school district employees who are members of the public employees' retirement system to have nonteaching service after July 1, 2001 covered under the teacher retirement system....

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ARSigned into law 03/2001P-12Retired Teachers Returning to Work
H.B. 1272
Allows members of the Teacher Retirement System to retire and return to work within 30 days and repeals the earnings limitations after retirement....

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COSigned into law 03/2001P-12Teacher Retirement
H.B. 1186
Concerns the maintenance of public employee retirement benefits for retirees who are hired by a school district during a critical shortage of employees....

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KYSigned into law 03/2001P-12Participation in Teachers' Retirement
H.B. 88
Relates to reorganization; provides that certain employees of the Workforce Development Cabinet, Department of Adult Education and Literacy, and the Department for Technical Education may continue to participate in Teachers' Retirement and that others may opt ...

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WYSigned into law 03/2001P-12National Certification Incentive
S.B. 13
Relates to the national teacher certification incentive; modifies program reimbursement levels; eliminates the delayed repeal of the program....

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ARSigned into law 02/2001P-12Increases Teacher Death Benefit
S.B. 167
Increases the lump-sum death benefits for active and retired members of the Teacher Retirement System....

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ARSigned into law 02/2001P-12Increase In Retirement Benefits to Teachers
S.B. 171
Provides an increase in the additional monthly benefit for all retirees in the Teacher Retirement System....

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ARSigned into law 02/2001P-12Changes in the Teacher Retirement System
S.B. 170
Amends the teacher retirement system law to define the normal retirement age for the system and adds provisions concerning the normal retirement age....

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SDSigned into law 02/2001P-12Additional compensation for teachers that teach over Digital Dakota Network
H.B. 1291
Any teacher that teaches a course over the Digital Dakota Network shall receive additional compensation for each course and from each school for which the teaching services are provided. ...

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AZApproved by voters 11/2000P-12
Community College
Sales Tax for Education
Proposition 301
(S.B. 1007E) Provides for an increase to the transaction privilege tax rate from 5.0% to 5.6% to provide greater funding for teacher salaries, to increase the school year, for the development of a system to measure school performance based on student achieveme...

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ORUnofficially rejected by voters 11/2000P-12Performance Pay, Seniority
V. 19; (NEW BILL)
(Initiative No. 29 Measure 95) Amends the Oregon Constitution regarding performance pay for teachers; provides that student learning determines teacher pay; establishes that the teachers' qualifications, not seniority, determine retention....

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WAApproved by voters 11/2000P-12
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Ballot Initiative: Cost-of-Living Adjustments
V. 27
INITIATIVE 732; Provides annual cost-of-living salary adjustments to school district employees, academic employees of community and technical college districts, and certain employees of technical colleges; bases the annual increase on the consumer price index....

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12Teacher Tax Credit
A.B. 1080
Relates to the Personal Income Tax Law which authorizes various credits against the tax imposed by that law, including a credit, for each taxable year beginning on or after 01/01/2000, to credentialed teachers. Clarifies the calculation of this credit by revis...

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12Teacher Tax Credits/Low Interest Mortgages
A.B. 2060
Chapter No. 331, Declares that a substantial public benefit is served by providing federal tax credits or reduced interest rate mortgages to assist teachers, principals, vice principals, and assistant principals who are willing to serve in low performing schoo...

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12Teachers Salaries
A.B. 1087
Revises the incentive formula established for purposes of the Jack O'Connell Beginning-Teacher Salary Incentive Program which authorizes the governing board of a school district, the county superintendent of schools, or the county board of education to increas...

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CAVetoed 09/2000P-12Teacher Retirement Issues
S.B. 1692
Relates to the State Teachers' Retirement Law. Prescribes enhanced service retirement allowances for members who retired for service and who reinstate and perform at least one year of creditable service, as specified. Makes related findings and declarations....

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12Workers Comp. for Teachers
S.B. 2081
Extends the workers' compensation law provision that certain peace officers, firefighters, and other specified state and local public employees are entitled to a leave of absence without loss of salary while disabled by injury or illness arising out of and in ...

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12Lump-Sum Payment of Retirement Funds
A.B. 2456
Chapter No.897, Establishes a Retirement Option Program that would allow members of the Defined Benefit Program to elect to receive a lump-sum payment and a reduced monthly allowance, as specified. Directs the Board of Administration of the State Teachers' Ret...

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CASigned into law 08/2000P-12Retirement Issues
A.B. 1736
Provides that the earnings paid to a member who retired from service on or before July 1, 2000, and who is employed by a school district to provide direct remedial instruction, as defined, to pupils in grades 2 to 12, inclusive. States they are exempt from pro...

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CASigned into law 07/2000P-12Teacher's Salary Schedule Change
S.B. 1643
Authorizes the governing board of a school district, the county superintendent of schools, or the county boards of education, commencing with the 2000-01 fiscal year, to increase the lowest salary on the salary schedule for a certificated employee that meets c...

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CASigned into law 07/2000P-12Allowing Retired Teachers Back Into the Class Room.
S.B. 1666
Exempts, commencing in the 2000-01 school year, a member of the State Teachers' Retirement System who retired for service effective 01/01/00, and is employed to provide direct classroom instruction to pupils in kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive,...

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RIBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature 07/2000P-12
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Part Time Professors/Teachers
S.B. 2376
Raises the amount of part time gross pay retired professors and teachers may earn from employment by a state college or the Department of Education....

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CASigned into law 06/2000P-12Teacher Tax Credit
A.B. 2879
Allows a credit for each taxable year beginning on or after 01/01/2000, to credentialed teachers in an amount equal to specified amounts depending upon years of service as a teacher....

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MAVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2000P-12Early Retirement
H.B. 5116
Improves teacher recruitment, retention and retirement. Creates an early retirement system, which the Governor has opposed....

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FLSigned into law 06/2000P-12Florida's Accountability System
H.B. 63
Requires each school district with school designated as performance grade category F to permit transfer of teachers with certain qualifications; provides bonuses for certain teachers; requires Education Commissioner to adopt rules to define teaching mastery; r...

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CASigned into law 06/2000P-12Teacher Retirement
A.B. 1509
Relates to the Defined Benefit Program, established by the Teacher's Retirement Law. Establishes the Defined Benefit Supplement Program, as specified, pursuant to which members of the Defined Benefit Program would receive supplemental retirement, disability, f...

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COSigned into law 06/2000P-12Maintenance of Retirement Benefits During Teacher Shortages
H.B. 1222
Concerns maintenance of public employee retirement benefits for retirees who are hired as nonlicensed employees by a school district during a critical employee shortage....

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FLSigned into law 06/2000P-12Teacher Education and Compensation Helps Scholarship
S.B. 212
Establishes the Teacher Education and Compensation Helps scholarship program to help low-wage early childhood staff obtain further training;relates to health care assistance for children (Medikids); provides for dental benefits under the Florida Kidcare progra...

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LASigned into law 06/2000P-12
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Pay Increases for Teachers and Faculty
H.B. 30B
Goal is to increase pay for elementary and secondary teachers in amount necessary (determined by legislature) to annually achieve statewide average equal to the Southern Regional Education Board average. Same applies to postsecondary faculty. Provides 4% for...

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OKSigned into law 06/2000P-12Teacher Salaries
S.B. 901
Prohibits school districts from increasing or reducing fringe benefits to meet the $3,000 salary increase mandated for teachers. Clarifies that school districts that do not use the Oklahoma Cost Accounting System are to be penalized by reduction in state aid ...

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ALSigned into law 05/2000P-12Teacher and Principal Performance
H.B. 285
Provides for the Teacher Accountability Act; provides for performance-based contracts for principals; provides for alternative principal certification procedures; provides hearing procedures to challenge employment action taken against a principal; establishes...

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ALSigned into law 05/2000P-12Fund for Teacher Salary Increases
H.B. 204
To appropriate for the fiscal year beginning 10/1/2001, and for each fiscal year thereafter 41.15% of any increase in Education Trust Fund revenues from the previous fiscal year as estimated by the Director Of Finance and approved by the Governor for teacher s...

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MDSigned into law 05/2000P-12Governor's Teacher Salary Challenge Program
S.B. 810
Requires the state to add 1 percent to salaries for teachers in any public school system that increases teachers pay by 4 percent and provide additional funds for other educational purposes. (Under this Teacher Salaries Challenge Program, teachers would recei...

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MDSigned into law 05/2000P-12Homeownership Opportunities for Teachers
S.B. 206
Declares the intent of the General Assembly that the Department of Housing and Community Development develop a program to promote homeownership opportunities for teachers in consultation with the State Board of Education and local boards of education; provides...

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ALSigned into law 05/2000P-12Teacher Retirement Allowances
S.B. 485
Provides further for the conditions under which a person retired under the Teachers' Retirement System or the Employees' Retirement System may be employed by an employer participating in either of the systems without having his or her retirement allowance susp...

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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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CASigned into law 05/2000P-12Teacher Retirement Allowances
A.B. 141
Chapter No. 22; Relates to State Teachers' Retirement Law, the service retirement allowance of a retired member shall be reduced if the member's postretirement compensation from specified activities exceeds a certain dollar amount; however, creditable service ...

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DESigned into law 05/2000P-12Professional Development and Educator Accountability Act
S.B. 260
Creates the Professional Development and Educator Accountability Act. Beginning in 2002, at least 20% of educator's performance evaluation will be tied to student improvement -- teachers and administrators who fail to measure up can be dismissed. Establishes m...

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MSSigned into law 04/2000P-12Financial Incentives for Schools
H.B. 1134
Establishes and implements a superior-performing and exemplary schools program for identifying and granting financial incentives to low performing schools that improve and to the highest performing schools in their classification; provides for school improveme...

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MDSigned into law 04/2000P-12Salaries
H.B. 1247
Establishes the Governor's Teacher Salary Challenge Program; requires the State Board of Education to make specified grants to county boards of education under certain circumstances; requires county boards of education under certain circumstances to submit cer...

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MSSigned into law 04/2000P-12Librarians' Compensation
H.B. 903
Includes public school librarians' professional experience in public libraries in the definition of the term year of teaching experience as used for determining their salaries in the public schools....

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KYSigned into law 04/2000P-12Retired Teachers May Return to Work
H.B. 519
Relates to teachers' retirement act; defines critical shortage area as a lack of certified teachers in particular subject matters, in grade levels, or in geographic locations as determined by the commissioner of education; implements the hiring of teachers in ...

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KYSigned into law 04/2000P-12Sick Leave Banks
H.B. 373
Permits a district to establish a sick leave bank for school employees in addition to teachers; provides for both teachers and employees to participate in the sharing of sick leave under specific conditions; adds sick leave bank benefits for castastrophic loss...

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KYSigned into law 04/2000P-12Sick Leave
H.B. 675
Requires school boards that provide a sick-leave program to certified employees to also provide a sick-leave program for noncertified employees of school boards; purchases service credit for each employee's unused sick leave not in excess of six months; allows...

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NESigned into law 04/2000P-12Salary Study
L.B. 1399
Creates a 14-member task force that will study teacher salaries and report to the Legislature by Oct. 1. The task force will be directed to examine, among other things, the issue of whether the state should have greater control over Nebraska educational proces...

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VASigned into law 04/2000P-12Retirement System
H.B. 79
Provides for the state Retirement System, rather than the school boards, to develop the policies and procedures to administer the optional retirement plan which may be offered for certain employees of public school divisions, and to determine the contribution ...

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GASigned into law 03/2000P-12Omnibus Bill - Teacher Compensation and National Board Certification
H.B. 1187
Teachers receiving National Board Certification will receive a 10 percent increase in salary...

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KYSigned into law 03/2000P-12Forfeiture of Retirement
H.B. 737
Provides that for persons fired after 8/1/2000, who participate in State Employees Retirement System, County Employees Retirement System, State Police Retirement System, or Teachers' Retirement System, there shall be forfeiture of retirement benefits if convic...

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SDSigned into law 03/2000P-12Long-Term Substitutes
S.B. 172
Defines long-term substitute teachers; requires certain reporting on the use of long-term substitute teachers....

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WVSigned into law 02/2000P-12Personal Leave Banks
H.B. 4314
Provides for personal leave banks for school personnel who are caregivers; defines catastrophic illness or injury....

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OKSigned into law 02/2000P-12Salary Schedule
H.B. 2653
Provides a $3,000 salary increase to state-paid certified personnel beginning with the 2000-2001 school year and increases the minimum teacher salary to reflect the increase. ...

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