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HB 17 (BR 20) - L. Belcher, R. Damron, M. Dossett, J. Richards, S. Santoro, A. Wuchner, B. Yonts

     AN ACT relating to early education assessment and intervention.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to define "aphasia," "dyscalculia," dyslexia," "phonemic awareness," and "scientifically based research"; require the Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate administrative regulations for district-wide reporting on the use of K-3 response-to-intervention implementation in reading by August 1, 2012, in mathematics by August 1, 2013, and behavior by August 1, 2014; require the Department of Education, on or before January 1, 2012, to make available technical assistance, training, and a Web-based resource to assist all local school districts in the implementation of the system and instructional tools based on scientifically based research; require the department to collaborate with other state agencies and organizations; require conformity with 20 U.S.C. sec. 1414(a)(1)(E) for initial evaluations of students with suspected disabilities; require the department to report to the Interim Joint Committee on Education on implementation by November 30, 2012, and annually thereafter; amend KRS 157.200 to conform with the federal definition of a "specific learning disability."


     SFA (1, J. Pendleton) - Amend KRS 156.502 to include chiropractors as a health professional to perform services in the schools; amend KRS 158.035 to include chiropractors as a health professional who may sign a child's medical certificate for purposes of enrolling in school.
     SFA (2/Title, D. Harper Angel) - Make title amendment.
     SFA (3, D. Harper Angel) - Amend KRS 156.160 to require that preventative health care examination forms include a measure of body mass index; require the Department of Education to share aggregate data from the forms by state, school district, or county with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jul 28-To: Interim Joint Committee on Education
     Jan 4-introduced in House; to Education (H)
     Feb 1-posting waived; posted in committee
     Feb 3-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Feb 4-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 7-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 9, 2011
     Feb 9-3rd reading, passed 99-0
     Feb 10-received in Senate
     Feb 14-to Education (S)
     Feb 17-floor amendment (1) filed
     Feb 24-floor amendments (2-title) and (3) filed

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