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HB 432 (BR 1475) - J. Tipton, G. Brown Jr., J. Carney, M. King, J. Taylor

     AN ACT relating to adult education.
     Amend KRS 164.0064 to establish under the Kentucky Adult Education program a High School Equivalency Testing program using at least one training and testing program based on National College and Career Standards for Adult Education; require recognition of at least two tests, if available, aligned with the National College and Career Standards for Adult Education to serve as qualifying tests, which upon passing shall entitle students to receive a High School Equivalency Diploma; require the issuance of a High School Equivalency Diploma upon passage of a recognized test; grandfather in previously recognized high school equivalency diplomas; forbid invalidation of issued High School Equivalency Diplomas due to changes in test selection; lower the minimum age for participating in an alternative high school diploma program to 18; amend KRS 164.0062, 15.382, 15.3971, 15.540, 18A.201, 18A.204, 61.906, 95.951, 141.0205, 151B.131, 158.145, 158.146, 158.6455, 158.842, 159.010, 160.180, 161.011, 161.044, 164.0232, 164.0234, 164.7874, 164.7879, 194A.717, 197.045, 198B.712, 205.704, 237.120, 316.030, 317.450, 317A.050, 317B.025, 326.040, 342.730, 342.732, and 533.200 to conform.


HB 432 - AMENDMENTS

     HCS1 - Retain original provisions; allow the Kentucky Adult Education Program to establish programs aligned with the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education, which upon successful completion, will result in the issuance of a High School Equivalency Diploma; require at least one program to include a test aligned with the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education, to serve as a qualifying test, which upon passing, will entitle students to receive a High School Equivalency Diploma; make changes throughout to conform; create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to require public postsecondary students to present evidence of measles immunity prior to enrollment.
     HCA1( R. Meeks ) - Make title amendment.
     HFA1( J. DeCesare ) - Amend the new section of KRS Chapter164 to require all full-time public postsecondary students living in resident housing to provide evidence of measles immunity.
     HFA2( R. Meeks ) - Amend the new section of KRS Chapter 164 to require all full-time public postsecondary students living in resident housing to provide evidence of measles, mumps, rubella, and meningococcal disease immunity.

     Feb 18, 2016 - introduced in House
     Feb 22, 2016 - to Education (H)
     Mar 18, 2016 - posted in committee
     Mar 22, 2016 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitutes (1) and committee amendment (1-title); floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 23, 2016 - 2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 29, 2016 - recommitted to State Government (H)