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HB 376/FN (BR 1567) - L. Combs, J. Greer

     AN ACT relating to speech-language pathologists and audiologists, and making an appropriation therefor.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 157 to provide an annual salary supplement for speech-language pathologists and audiologists holding a certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association or the American Board of Audiology; require, as a condition of receiving the supplement, that a speech-language pathologist or audiologist be employed by a local board of education to provide or coordinate speech-language pathology or audiology for students and hold credentials from the Education Professional Standards Board or a license issued by the Kentucky Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology; require, as a condition of allocation, that the supplement only be paid if appropriated for that purpose, require that the salary supplement be equivalent to the stipend paid to teachers who have attained National Board of Professional Teaching Standards certification; require that the salary supplement be considered if the speech-language pathologist or audiologist is employed in another capacity in which the provision of the language pathology or audiology is secondary to that person's other teaching or administrative duties; direct the board of education to request reimbursement from the fund to support educational excellence.


     SCS/FN - Create a new section of KRS 157.310 to 157.440 to require a salary supplement for speech-language pathologists and audiologists employed by local boards of education if funding is provided for such purpose, and to permit local boards of education to provide a supplement from other resources if funding is not provided; attach the provisions of 2010 SB 60.

     SCA (1/Title, B. Leeper) - Make title amendment.

     SFA (1, J. Higdon) - Retain original provisions, but exempt individuals holding national certification from the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics or the Board of Certification/Accreditation International from KRS Chapter 319B.

     Feb 3-introduced in House
     Feb 8-to Education (H)
     Feb 26-posted in committee
     Mar 2-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 3-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, March 8, 2010
     Mar 8-3rd reading, passed 95-0
     Mar 9-received in Senate
     Mar 10-to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
     Mar 24-taken from committee; 1st reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
     Mar 25-reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules as a Consent Bill with Committee Substitute and committee amendment (1-title); floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 29-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 29, 2010; 3rd reading; floor amendment (1) defeated ; passed 34-1 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Apr 1-received in House; to Rules (H); taken from committee; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) for Thursday, April 1, 2010; House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; passed 92-6; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 12-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 109)

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