HB 76 (BR 443) - M. Weaver, S. Riggs, Ro. Adams, S. Alexander, C. Belcher, L. Belcher, J. Bowling, J. Bruce, M. Cherry, P. Clark, H. Cornett, R. Damron, G. Graham, J. Haydon, C. Hoffman, J. Lee, L. Napier, F. Nesler, R. Palumbo, T. Riner, C. Siler, D. Sims, J. Thompson, C. Walton, S. Westrom
AN ACT relating to alternative teacher certification.
Amend KRS 161.048 to create an alternative teaching certification at elementary, secondary, and secondary vocational institution levels for veterans with at least six years on active duty, an honorable discharge, at least a bachelor's degree in the subject matter area for which certification is sought, and a passing score on the national exam given to graduating education majors; eligible veterans will receive a one year provisional certificate when they are offered a teaching position and enter the teacher internship program; upon successful completion of the internship, the veteran will receive a regular provisional certificate.
HB 76 - AMENDMENTS
HCS - Amend KRS 161.048 to create an alternative teaching certification option for veterans of the Armed Forces to teach at elementary, secondary, and secondary vocational education levels; eligibility criteria includes a discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions after six years or more on active duty, at least a bachelor's degree in the subject matter area or a closely related area for which certification is sought, a minimum grade point average and a passing score on an examination designated by the Education Professional Standards Board; eligible veterans will receive a one year provisional certificate when they are offered a teaching position and will enter the teacher internship program; upon successful completion of the internship, the veteran will receive a regular provisional certificate; veterans who are honorably discharged with at least six years of active duty and have four years or more of occupational experience in the area in which certification is sought shall apply and meet requirements of the Education Professional Standards Board.
HFA (1, M. Weaver) - Changes the language from veterans who were honorably discharged to veterans who were discharged or released from active duty, in order to match language in PL 102-484, which authorized the federal Troops to Teach program.
SCA (1, L. Casebier) - Make technical corrections.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s))
Jan 4-introduced in House; to Seniors, Military Affairs and Public Safety (H)
Jan 7-posted in committee
Jan 11-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Jan 12-2nd reading, to Rules; recommitted to Education (H)
Jan 13-posted in committee
Jan 19-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute
Jan 20-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, January 21, 2000
Jan 24-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Jan 25-3rd reading, passed 98-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
Jan 26-received in Senate
Jan 28-to Education (S)
Mar 2-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with committee amendment (1)
Mar 3-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 9-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 13, 2000
Mar 13-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day; 3rd reading, passed 36-0 with committee amendment (1)
Mar 14-received in House; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate committee amendment (1)
Mar 21-House concurred in Senate committee amendment (1) ; passed 92-0
Mar 23-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
Mar 28-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 161)