HB 81 (BR 173) - T. Burch
AN ACT relating to school facilities.
Require school-based decision making councils to give priority to students with disabilities, preschool students, and primary students when assigning ground floor classroom space; require the Office of the State Fire Marshal to investigate complaints regarding the inappropriate placement of these classrooms, prescribe necessary corrective action, and execute sanctions for noncompliance.
HB 81 - AMENDMENTS
HCS - Retain original provisions of the bill, except amend KRS 160.345 to require school-based decision making councils to locate rooms normally occupied by preschool, kindergarten, or first-year primary students on the level of exit discharge, locate rooms normally occupied by second-year primary students no more than one story above or below the level of exit discharge, and provide limited exceptions, rather than give priority to preschool and primary students when assigning ground-floor classroom space; require schools to ensure that students with disabilities have a safe means of egress from rooms normally occupied by those students, rather than give priority to students with disabilities in assigning ground-floor classroom space.
HFA (1, S. Nunn) - Amend KRS 344.010 to clarify that the definition of "disability" includes sensory, cognitive, or neurological deficits or impairments, and certain other conditions.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)
Jan 6-introduced in House; to Education (H)
Feb 9-posted in committee
Feb 11-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Feb 12-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 13, 2004
Feb 18-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Feb 23-3rd reading; floor amendment (1) ruled not germane ; passed 81-7 with Committee Substitute
Feb 24-received in Senate
Feb 27-to Education (S)