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House Bill 1448; Regular Session 2017-2018


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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, in preliminary provisions, further providing for Keystone Exams; in organization meetings and officers of boards of school directors, providing for executive sessions; in duties and powers of boards of school directors, providing for third-party services; in grounds and buildings, further providing for limitation on new applications for Department of Education approval of public school building projects and providing for lead testing; in books, furniture and supplies, further providing for time and manner of adopting and furnishing textbooks and supplementary books; in professional employees, further providing for persons to be suspended; in certification of teachers, further providing for provisional vocational education certificate; in pupils and attendance, further providing for definitions, providing for attendance policy at nonpublic schools and further providing for excuses from attending school, for penalties for violating compulsory school attendance requirements and for nonprofit school food program; in Drug and Alcohol Recovery High School Pilot Program, further providing for term of program and for reporting; in terms and courses of study, further providing for fire and emergency evacuation drills; in community colleges, further providing for financial program and reimbursement of payments; in educational tax credits, further providing for definitions, for qualification and application by organizations, for application by business firms, for tax credits and for limitations; providing for higher education accountability and transparency; in funding for public libraries, providing for State aid for fiscal year 2018-2019; and, in reimbursements by Commonwealth and between school districts, further providing for payments to intermediate units, for assistance to school districts declared to be in financial recovery status or identified for financial watch status and for Ready-to-Learn Block Grant.
PN 1848
Referred to EDUCATION, May 25, 2017
PN 2060
Reported as amended, June 19, 2017
First consideration, June 19, 2017
Re-committed to RULES, June 19, 2017
Re-reported as committed, June 21, 2017
PN 2109
Second consideration, with amendments, June 21, 2017
Re-committed to APPROPRIATIONS, June 21, 2017
(Remarks see House Journal Page 1131-1132), June 21, 2017
Re-reported as committed, June 26, 2017
Third consideration and final passage, June 26, 2017 (197-0)
(Remarks see House Journal Page 1157-1158), June 26, 2017
In the Senate
Referred to EDUCATION, July 6, 2017
Reported as committed, Oct. 24, 2017
First consideration, Oct. 24, 2017
Second consideration, Oct. 25, 2017
Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS, Oct. 25, 2017
Re-reported as committed, Dec. 11, 2017
PN 2921
Amended on third consideration, Jan. 23, 2018
(Remarks see Senate Journal Page 35), Jan. 23, 2018
Third consideration and final passage, Jan. 24, 2018 (50-0)
In the House
Referred to RULES, Feb. 5, 2018
PN 3811
Amended in House Committee on RULES, June 22, 2018
Re-reported on concurrence, as amended, June 22, 2018
House concurred in Senate amendments, as amended by the House, June 22, 2018 (193-1)
(Remarks see House Journal Page 972-973), June 22, 2018
In the Senate
Re-reported on concurrence, as committed, June 22, 2018
Senate concurred in House amendments to Senate amendments, June 22, 2018 (44-4)
Signed in House, June 22, 2018
Signed in Senate, June 22, 2018
Presented to the Governor, June 22, 2018
Approved by the Governor, June 22, 2018
Act No. 39
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