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HB 151 (BR 460) - K. Bratcher, A. Wuchner

     AN ACT relating to school attendance.
     Amend KRS 159.070 to permit a student to enroll in the school nearest to their home, except in cases in which there are academic or skill prerequisites for attendance in the school.


     HCS1 - Retain original provisions; specify changes are to begin with the 2019-2020 school year; provide that those residing within the shortest travel distance to a school be given first priority in cases where the capacity of the school may be exceeded; permit a child to attend a school other than the one closest with permission of the district; exclude traditional schools; Interim Joint Committee on Education to be presented testimony on implementation.
     HFA1( K. Bratcher ) - Add exceptions for magnet and charter schools; exclude a child assigned to an alternative school from attending the school nearest his or her home.

     Jan 06, 2017 - introduced in House
     Feb 07, 2017 - to Education (H)
     Feb 16, 2017 - posting waived; posted in committee
     Feb 17, 2017 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 21, 2017 - 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 23, 2017
     Feb 22, 2017 - floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 23, 2017 - 3rd reading, passed 59-37 with Committee Substitute(1) and floor amendment (1)
     Feb 24, 2017 - received in Senate
     Feb 27, 2017 - to Education (S)
     Mar 02, 2017 - taken from Education (S); 1st reading; returned to Education (S)
     Mar 03, 2017 - taken from Education (S); 2nd reading; returned to Education (S)