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House Bill 842; Regular Session 2007-2008


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An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, further providing for background checks of prospective employees and conviction of employees for certain offenses, in school finances, for annual budget, in district and assistant superintendents, for eligibility, in professional employees, for qualifications and for transferred programs and classes, in certification of teachers, for program of continuing professional education; providing for continuing professional education for school or system leaders and for Pennsylvania school leadership standards; in pupils and attendance, further providing for school lunch and breakfast reimbursement; further providing for duties of Department of Education relating to school health services and for educational assistance program; in early learning programs, further providing for Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program; establishing the Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts Program; providing for distressed school districts and student attendance in other districts; in opportunities for educational excellence, for responsibilities of department and State Board of Education; in education empowerment provisions, providing for superintendent power to recommend dismissal; further providing for education empowerment districts and for boards of control for certain school districts; in community education councils, further providing for State funding; establishing the Pennsylvania Technical College Program; in educational improvement tax credit provisions, further providing for limitations; providing for funding for public libraries; in reimbursement by Commonwealth and between school districts, further providing for small district assistance; providing for basic education funding for 2006-2007 school year; further providing for payments on account of limited English proficiency programs, for payments to intermediate units, and for special education payments to school districts; providing for budget stabilization plan progress report; and further providing for payments on account of pupil transportation, for Commonwealth reimbursements for charter schools and cyber charter schools and for Pennsylvania accountability grants.
PN 0957
Referred to EDUCATION, March 19, 2007
Reported as committed, April 18, 2007
First consideration, April 18, 2007
Laid on the table, April 18, 2007
Removed from table, April 23, 2007
Second consideration, April 25, 2007
Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS, April 30, 2007
Re-reported as committed, May 7, 2007
Third consideration and final passage, May 7, 2007 (194-0)
In the Senate
Referred to EDUCATION, May 9, 2007
PN 1832
Reported as amended, June 5, 2007
First consideration, June 5, 2007
Second consideration, June 6, 2007
Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS, June 6, 2007
PN 2083
Re-reported as amended, June 25, 2007
PN 2169
Amended on third consideration, June 29, 2007
(Remarks see Senate Journal Page ), June 29, 2007
Third consideration and final passage, June 30, 2007 (48-2)
Vote on final passage reconsidered, June 30, 2007
Final passage, June 30, 2007 (45-4)
(Remarks see Senate Journal Page ), June 30, 2007
In the House
Referred to RULES, June 30, 2007
Reported as committed, July 3, 2007
House non-concurred in Senate amendments, July 5, 2007 (0-198)
(Remarks see House Journal Page 1660-1665), July 5, 2007
In the Senate
Senate insists on its amendments non-concurred in the House, July 15, 2007 (46-4)
Senate appoints Senators ARMSTRONG and MUSTO a committee of conference, July 15, 2007
PN 2347
Conference committee report presented in Senate, July 15, 2007
In the House
House insists on its non-concurrence in Senate amendments, July 15, 2007
House appoints Representatives ROEBUCK and STAIRS a committee of conference, July 15, 2007
Conference committee report presented in House, July 15, 2007
In the Senate
Conference committee report adopted by Senate, July 16, 2007 (41-7)
(Remarks see Senate Journal Page 1006-1007), July 16, 2007
In the House
Conference committee report adopted by House, July 17, 2007 (125-75)
(Remarks see House Journal Page 2179-2184), July 17, 2007
Signed in House, July 17, 2007
Signed in Senate, July 19, 2007
Presented to the Governor, July 19, 2007
Approved by the Governor, July 20, 2007
Act No. 45
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