04RS HB551


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HB 551/AA (BR 315) - R. Adkins

     AN ACT relating to certified employees called to active military service.
     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 in cost for a family plan; permit military service to count toward continuing service contracts; provide that a certified staff person shall receive credit on the single salary schedule for time spent in active military service; provide that a lump sum may be paid on behalf of a certified employee to the Kentucky Teachers' Retirement System by a local school district when the employee returns to education service in the district; amend KRS 161.720 and KRS 161.740 to conform.


     HFA (1, M. Weaver) - Require a certified employee of a local school board, granted military leave by that school board, to commit to return to work at the conclusion of military leave before that school board agrees to provide the employer's contribution for that certified employee's state family health insurance during military leave.

     SCS/AA - Retain original provisions, except require that if the leave time will qualify the teacher for continuing contract status, the local district may require the teacher to complete a one-year probationary period upon return.

     Feb 19-introduced in House
     Feb 20-to Seniors, Military Affairs, and Public Safety (H)
     Feb 23-posted in committee; posting waived
     Feb 24-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 25-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 26, 2004; floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 5-3rd reading, passed 88-0 with floor amendment (1)
     Mar 8-received in Senate
     Mar 11-to Education (S)
     Mar 18-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 19-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 26-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, March 26, 2004; passed over and retained in the Consent Orders of the Day
     Mar 29-passed over and retained in the Consent Orders of the Day
     Apr 12-passed over and retained in the Consent Orders of the Day
     Apr 13-3rd reading, passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute ; received in House; to Rules (H); taken from Rules committee; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute ; House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute ; bill passed 93-0; received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 22-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 161)

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