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HB 15 (BR 31) - D. Graham, L. Belcher, G. Brown Jr., R. Smart

     AN ACT relating to governance of postsecondary education institutions.
     Amend KRS 164.011 to require new appointees to the council to complete orientation and education program to be eligible for a second term; amend KRS 164.020 to direct the Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) to develop an orientation and education program for new governing board members of the council, public universities, and Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS); require that the program include six hours of instruction time with specific information and be delivered within one year of a new member's appointment; require an annual report listing new board members not completing the program; invite board members of private colleges and universities to participate; authorize the CPE to develop continuing education programs for all governing board members of public institutions and to review and approve orientation programs for governing boards of each public university and KCTCS; amend KRS 164.131 to require appointed and elected governing board members of the University of Kentucky to complete an orientation and education program to be eligible for a second term; amend KRS 164.321 to require appointed and elected governing board members of the comprehensive public universities and KCTCS to complete an orientation and education program to be eligible for a second term; amend KRS 164.821 to require appointed and elected governing board members of the University of Louisville to complete an orientation and education program to be eligible for a second term.


HB 15 - AMENDMENTS

     SCS1 - Retain original provisions; amend KRS 158.6453, 158.6459, and 164.7874 to replace references to the ACT examination with "college admissions examination."
     SCA1( M. Wilson ) - Make title amendment.
     SFA1( G. Neal ) - Delete the provision requiring Advanced Placement courses to be emphasized when counseling a student to enroll in accelerated courses.
     SFA2( M. Wilson ) - Amend KRS 158.6453 to delete the requirement that a college readiness examination be given in the 8th and 10th grades; require a college admissions examination be given in the 9th grade; prohibit norm-referenced examinations from being used in a school's accountability score; require the Kentucky Department of Education to pay for the college admissions examination given in the 9th grade; delete references to the WorkKeys assessments; amend KRS 158.6455 to include postsecondary readiness measures in the school accountability system; require the Kentucky Community and Technical College System to compile a list of certifications in demand by Kentucky employers; require the Kentucky Department of Education to pay for initial assessments taken by high school students for attaining industry-recognized certifications; amend KRS 164.821 to require the voting members of the board to annually select a chairperson; amend KRS 158.6459, 160.107, and 164.7874 to conform.
     SFA3( M. Wilson ) - Amend KRS 158.6453 to not require Advanced Placement courses to be emphasized when counseling a student to enroll in accelerated courses; amend KRS 164.821 to require the voting members of the board to annually select a chairperson.
     SFA4( D. Givens ) - Make title amendment.
     SFA5( D. Givens ) - Create a new section of KRS 158 to establish the Governor's School for Entrepreneurs Program to implement a statewide experiential summer education program attached to the Office of the Secretary of the Education and Workforce Cabinet for administrative purposes; create an advisory board consisting of five voting members appointed by the Governor for staggered three-year terms with the Governor or designee from the executive cabinet, the commissioner of education, the president of the Council on Postsecondary Education, and the Secretary of Education and Workforce Development Cabinet as ex officio members; direct the cabinet to contract with an entrepreneurship education organization to administer and operate the summer program; clarify annual appropriation from general fund used only for the purposes of the program; provide reporting procedures for use of funds; allow the entrepreneurship education organization to solicit program support and funds from private businesses, foundations, industries, and government agencies for the school; permit the entrepreneurship education organization to perform other initiatives pertaining to its mission so long as funds appropriated for the program are restricted to the school; amend KRS 12.020 to attach the Governor's School for Entrepreneurs Program to the Office of the Secretary of the Education and Workforce Cabinet for administrative purposes; amend KRS 158.648 to include the Governor's School for Entrepreneurs Program as an agency available for consultation to the state advisory council for gifted and talented education; amend KRS 161.220 to include employees of the Governor's School for Entrepreneurs Program as members of the teachers retirement system.

     Jul 07, 2015 - Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
     Jan 05, 2016 - introduced in House; to Education (H)
     Jan 28, 2016 - posted in committee
     Feb 02, 2016 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Feb 03, 2016 - 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, February 5, 2016
     Feb 05, 2016 - 3rd reading, passed 90-1
     Feb 08, 2016 - received in Senate
     Feb 10, 2016 - to Education (S)
     Mar 22, 2016 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute (1) and committee amendment (1-title)
     Mar 23, 2016 - 2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendments (1) and (2) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 24, 2016 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 25, 2016
     Mar 25, 2016 - passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Mar 28, 2016 - passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day; floor amendment (3) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 29, 2016 - passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day; floor amendment (4-title) filed to Bill and (5) filed to Committee Substitute
     Apr 01, 2016 - passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Apr 15, 2016 - passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day; 3rd reading; floor amendments (1) (2) (4-title) and (5) withdrawn; passed 37-0 with Committee Substitutes (1) committee amendments (1-title), floor amendment (3) floor amendment (3); received in House; to Rules (H); taken from Rules; ; House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute (1), floor amendment (3) and committee amendment (1-title); passed 98-0; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 27, 2016 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch.136)