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SB16 (BR920) - D. Givens, W. Westerfield

     AN ACT relating to computer science programs in public schools.
     Amend KRS 156.160 to allow computer programming language courses to be accepted as meeting foreign language requirements in the public schools; amend KRS 164.002 to define "computer programming language"; amend KRS 164.4785 to ensure that computer programming language courses be accepted as meeting foreign language requirements for admission to public postsecondary institutions.


     SCS1 - Delete original provisions; amend KRS 156.095 to allow teacher academies to include disciplines developing beyond the core including computer sciences; amend KRS 156.553 to include computer science teachers as eligible for teachers' professional growth funds; amend KRS 156.670 to require the master plan for education technology to include network capacity and the readiness of laboratories for computer science education; amend KRS 158.846 to include computer sciences as a key area of the knowledge-based economy; amend KRS 158.847 to allow the science and mathematics advancement fund to provide grants to local school districts to develop and implement computer science programs; amend KRS 161.048 to include persons with computer science expertise among those eligible for adjunct instructor certification.
     SCA1( D. Givens ) - Make title amendment.
     HFA1( R. Nelson ) - Require a student to receive instruction in financial literacy prior to high school graduation; delay the required financial literacy instruction until the 2016-2017 school year.
     HFA2( R. Nelson ) - Make title amendment.
     HFA3/P( J. Greer ) - Create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 requiring high schools to include CPR training in the health education curriculum.
     HFA4( J. Greer ) - Make title amendment.
     HFA5/P( S. Overly ) - Retain original provisions; amend KRS 164.2951 to require the Council on Postsecondary Education to develop and implement a statewide policy for public postsecondary education institutions to provide academic credit for military service and training for active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces, Reserves, and National Guard as well as veterans of the Armed Forces.
     HFA6( S. Overly ) - Make title amendment.

     Jan 08, 2015 - introduced in Senate
     Feb 03, 2015 - to Education (S)
     Feb 12, 2015 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Feb 13, 2015 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 19, 2015 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 20, 2015
     Feb 20, 2015 - 3rd reading, passed 33-0 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Feb 23, 2015 - received in House
     Feb 24, 2015 - to Education (H)
     Mar 03, 2015 - taken from Education (H); 1st reading; returned to Education (H); posted in committee; posting waived
     Mar 09, 2015 - reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules as a Consent Bill
     Mar 10, 2015 - floor amendments (1) (2-title) (3) and (4-title) filed ; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 11, 2015
     Mar 11, 2015 - floor amendments (5) and (6-title) filed ; taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day