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SB 67 (BR 397) - K. Winters

     AN ACT relating to early high school graduation and making an appropriation therefor.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to be numbered KRS 158.142 to establish an option for early high school graduation beginning in the 2011-2012 school year; define the curriculum requirements for early graduation and unconditional admission into a Kentucky public two-year community and technical college and the requirements for conditional admission into a four-year public college; establish the Early Graduation Scholarship Certificate and the processes for awarding it and using it; create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to create the early graduation scholarship fund to be administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority; amend KRS 157.360 to describe how state funds from the SEEK appropriation will be transferred to the scholarship fund to support early high school graduates; amend KRS 157.420 to conform; amend KRS 158.140 to limit the powers of the Kentucky Board of Education or a local board from imposing graduation requirements that would prohibit a student from pursuing an early graduation program; amend KRS 164.7879 to prescribe how an early graduate would qualify for a KEES award; APPROPRIATION.


     SCS - Retain original provisions except delete the separate early graduation curriculum requirements for students entering Kentucky 2-year public postsecondary education institutions; direct that the early graduation curriculum requirements shall be the same for students entering either a 2-year or a 4-year public postsecondary education institution.

     HCS - Retain original provisions, except amend KRS 164.7879 to add an IB score of "4" for eligibility for a KEES supplemental award; amend KRS 164.7881 to add specific grade point average as required reporting for students who are on track to graduate; amend KRS 164.785 to clarify that tuition grants are based on students enrolled in four year institutions.

     HCA (1, R. Meeks) - Amend KRS 154A.020 to change the intent of the General Assembly from prohibiting to permitting government programs and services to be mentioned in advertising or promoting the lottery; amend KRS 154A.050 to permit the lottery commission board of directors to advertise and promote the lottery by describing educational programs and services that benefit from and are supported by lottery proceeds.

     HCA (2/Title, C. Rollins II) - Make title amendment.

     HFA (1/Title, C. Rollins II) - Make title amendment.

     HFA (3/FN/P, J. Greer) - Attach the provisions of HB 301/GA to SB 67/GA HCS.

     Jan 6-introduced in Senate
     Jan 7-to Education (S)
     Jan 28-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 1-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 8-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 9, 2010
     Feb 9-3rd reading, passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 10-received in House
     Feb 12-to Education (H)
     Mar 11-posted in committee
     Mar 16-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute, committee amendments (1) and (2-title); floor amendment (1-title) filed
     Mar 17-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 18-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 19, 2010; floor amendment (3) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 25-3rd reading, defeated 38-59 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1)

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