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SB253 / AA (BR483) - M. Wilson, D. Givens, D. Seum

     AN ACT relating to charter schools and making an appropriation therefor.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 160 to describe the intent of the General Assembly and the purposes of authorizing public charter schools; establish a charter school pilot project and identify charter school authorizers; define terms; describe the characteristics and the requirements of a charter school; establish the Kentucky Public Charter School Commission and identify membership selection and responsibilities of members; identify the requirements and the components of a charter school application; describe the responsibilities of authorizers; describe charter school renewal and revocation processes; identify the components of a charter school annual report; identify the requirements for student enrollment; establish the Kentucky Public Charter School Commission trust fund and identify uses of the fund; create a new section of KRS Chapter 159 to identify student enrollment and withdrawal requirements to be followed by a charter school; create a new section of KRS Chapter 161 to identify employment conditions for charter school staff; create a new section of KRS Chapter 157 to specify the charter school funding process; amend KRS 161.220 to include a qualified teacher employed by the of board of directors of public charter schools in the state-sponsored retirement system; amend KRS 78.510 to include charter schools in the definition of "county" so as to include noncertified employees of public charter schools in the state-sponsored retirement system; APPROPRIATION.


SB253 - AMENDMENTS

     SFA1( R. Thomas ) - Delete creation of and references to the Kentucky Charter Schools Commission and associated fees.
     SFA2( G. Neal ) - Allow charter schools to be authorized only by a local school board located in a county with a consolidated local government or by a local school board located in a county with an urban-county government; delete language that allows a charter school to sue or be sued; delete all references to the Public Charter School Commission and the Public Charter School Commission trust fund.

     Mar 01, 2016 - introduced in Senate
     Mar 03, 2016 - to Education (S)
     Mar 09, 2016 - taken from Education (S); 1st reading; returned to Education (S)
     Mar 10, 2016 - reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 11, 2016 - floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 14, 2016 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 16, 2016; floor amendment (2) filed
     Mar 16, 2016 - 3rd reading; floor amendment (2) withdrawn; passed 28-9 with floor amendment (1)
     Mar 17, 2016 - received in House
     Mar 18, 2016 - to Education (H)