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SB194 (BR1570) - J. Adams, M. Wise

     AN ACT relating to background checks of child abuse and neglect records.
     Amend KRS 160.380 to require that school superintendents conduct a name- based background check of child abuse and neglect records maintained by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services when considering employment decisions.


SB194 - AMENDMENTS

     SCS1 - Retain original provisions; delete "name- based" language from all established background checks of child abuse and neglect records maintained by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services when considering employment decisions; amend KRS 161.790 to clarify the causes for which a contract of a teacher can be terminated; require an attorney to serve as hearing officer and chairman of the tribunal; remove lay person from tribunal; establish selection and training requirements for hearing officers; establish a prehearing conference for motions and mediation; establish tribunal's decision as a recommended order and allow parties to file exceptions to recommended order; allow hearing officer to respond to exceptions by entering original recommended order or an amended order as a final order; limit decisions to upholding or overturning the decision of the superintendent.
     SCA1( J. Adams ) - Make title amendment.
     SFA1( M. McGarvey ) - Establish a definition for "Child abuse and neglect records maintained by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services".
     SFA2( J. Adams ) - Delete and reestablish language related to a certified or classified employee notifying a superintendent of findings related to child abuse and neglect records maintained by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

     Feb 18, 2016 - introduced in Senate
     Feb 22, 2016 - to Education (S)
     Feb 25, 2016 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1) committee amendment (1-title)
     Feb 26, 2016 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 08, 2016 - floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 11, 2016 - floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 15, 2016 - taken from Rules; recommitted to Education (S)