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SB 69 (BR 889) - S. West, D. Givens, R. Alvarado, D. Carroll, M. Wise

     AN ACT relating to educators.
     Amend KRS 161.770 to specify that a board of education must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, and any other applicable federal law in placing a teacher or superintendent on leave due to a physical or mental disability; prohibit a board from requesting unnecessary medical information or disclosing any medical information; amend KRS 161.790 to clarify the causes for which a contract of a teacher may be terminated; require an attorney to serve as hearing officer and chairman of the tribunal; remove the lay person from the 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.


     SFA1( S. West ) - Amend to clarify that a recommended order shall only uphold or overturn the superintendent's decision; amend to limit the final order to either upholding the recommended order if there is no settlement or approve the settlement if one exists.

     Jan 05, 2018 - introduced in Senate
     Jan 08, 2018 - to Education (S)
     Feb 01, 2018 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 02, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 22, 2018 - floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 06, 2018 - taken from Rules (S); recommitted to Education (S)