01RS HB303


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HB 303/FN (BR 1303) - H. Moberly, J. Draud

     AN ACT relating to the establishment of a teacher education model programs trust fund, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring an emergency.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to describe the purposes and distribution of the funds for the teacher education model programs trust fund; amend KRS 164.7911 to create the teacher education model programs trust fund; at the effective date of this Act, provide $4,000,000 from the combined balance of income from investments credited to the research challenge trust fund and the regional university excellence trust fund to the teacher education model programs trust fund notwithstanding KRS 164.7911 to 164.7919; EMERGENCY.


     HCS/FN - Retain original provisions; clarify and expand on purpose of trust fund; give CPE discretion over excess fund income; permit rather than require CPE to approve one independent college for funding; require Education Professional Standards Board involvement in approving applications; eliminate matching requirement; make technical corrections.
     HFA (1, R. Damron) - Amend to allow CPE to approve more than one independent college or university.

     Feb 13-introduced in House
     Feb 14-to Appropriations and Revenue (H)
     Feb 16-posted in committee
     Feb 22-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute ; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 23-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 27-recommitted to Education (H)

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