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2015-2016 Legislation Amending Act 14 of 1949

These bills amend the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.0030, No.14), known as the Public School Code Of 1949. To view a list of all statutes that amend this act, visit the Chronological History.

# of House Bills: 189 # of Senate Bills: 99
Bill Sponsor Memo
House Bill 47 Former HB 75 Opening Schools after the Labor Day Holiday
House Bill 69 Election process - Former HB 73
House Bill 98 Applying Bullying Provisions of Public School Code to Nonpublic Schools (Former House Bill 44 of 2013)
House Bill 126
Rep. TALLMAN
School Strike Legislation
House Bill 128
Rep. TALLMAN
Amending School Code
House Bill 141
Rep. GILLEN
Cosponsorship - "Eileen's Law" - Parents' Responsibility for Student Truancy (Prev. HB 2356)
House Bill 156
Rep. TRUITT
Pennsylvania Safe Schools (PASS) Act (HB-156)
House Bill 158
Rep. PEIFER
Secretary of Education - Declaration of Emergencies
House Bill 168
Rep. TOBASH
Keystone Exams
House Bill 172
Rep. TRUITT
Repealing the Keystone Exam Graduation Requirement Mandate
House Bill 177
Rep. GROVE
Academic Standards Commission
House Bill 195
Rep. O'BRIEN
Creation of Elected School District in Philadelphia (Former House Bill 2390 of 2013-14 Session)
House Bill 210
Rep. GROVE
Overhaul of the School Construction Reimbursement (PlanCon) Program to Help our School Districts
House Bill 212
Rep. CRUZ
Referendum: Dissolve the School Reform Commission and Establish an Elected School Board in First Class School Districts (Former HB 947)
House Bill 213
Rep. CRUZ
Abolishing the School Reform Commission and providing for local control of the Philadelphia School District
House Bill 224 Public School Entity Web Accountability and Transparency (SchoolWATCH) Act
House Bill 254
Rep. TRUITT
Education Mandate Waiver Program (Previous House Bill 135)
House Bill 268 Providing Flexibility in High School Graduation Requirements (Former HB 1997)
House Bill 273
Rep. DeLUCA
Pre-employment drug screening
House Bill 275
Rep. DeLUCA
Unreserved fund balances for charter and cyber charter schools (HB 372 of 2013)
House Bill 276
Rep. DeLUCA
Reimbursements To School Districts, HB371 of 2013
House Bill 282 Proposed Legislation: Notice Required Prior to School Board Vote on Collective Bargaining Agreement
House Bill 310 School Code - Superintendents (Former House Bill 543 - 2013-2014 Legislative Session)
House Bill 311
Rep. THOMAS
Legislation addressing the Philadelphia School District fiscal crisis and school closures
House Bill 312
Rep. THOMAS
House Bill 313
Rep. THOMAS
Adding transparency to public school disposition
House Bill 328 Require Personal Finance Course as Graduation Requirement
House Bill 335 Public School Code Amendment - Theology Courses - (Former HB 570 - 2013-2014 Legislative Session)
House Bill 345
Rep. ROEBUCK
Master Plan for Higher Education
House Bill 372
Rep. BURNS
Requiring School Busing in Districts where Registered Sex Offenders Reside
House Bill 377
Rep. BURNS
Requiring school districts to establish a Parent Involvement Program
House Bill 416
Rep. BRIGGS
Anti-Bullying Legislation
House Bill 417
Rep. BRIGGS
Radon Testing in Schools
House Bill 423
Rep. SIMMONS
Epi-Pens on School Buses
House Bill 433 Re-introduction of HB1959 - Eating Disorder Parental Education Legislation
House Bill 454 Reimbursement for School Nurses (Former HB849)
House Bill 461
Rep. HARHAI
Co-sponsorship: Temporary Aid for School Districts
House Bill 490
Rep. COHEN
American-made Flags on School Grounds
House Bill 499
Rep. EMRICK
Teacher Preparation Programs
House Bill 512
Rep. ROEBUCK
Advanced Placement Articulation
House Bill 518
Rep. STURLA
Legislation to Study Charter and Cyber Charter Schools
House Bill 530
Rep. REESE
Proposed Legislation: Funding for Cyber Charter Schools and Comprehensive Charter School Reform
House Bill 534
Rep. CRUZ
Peanut free zones and guidelines for managing life-threatening food allergies in Schools and child day care centers
House Bill 536
Rep. CRUZ
Prohibiting Cell Phones in Public Schools (Former HB 956)
House Bill 537 Repeal PA Core Standards
House Bill 539
Rep. CRUZ
Physical Education Participation in Schools (Former HB 966)
House Bill 558
Rep. CRUZ
Diabetes Testing (Former HB 958)
House Bill 576
Rep. QUIGLEY
School Entity Bullying Policies
House Bill 591
Rep. SONNEY
Exempt Residents 65+ from the local Per Capita Tax
House Bill 597 Prototypical School Facility Design Clearinghouse (Former HB 719)
House Bill 620
Rep. SIMMONS
Safe School Walking Route
House Bill 622
Rep. HARHAI
Cosponsorship: School Security Officers
House Bill 637 PlanCon - Prevailing Wage Requirements (HB 1755 2013-14)
House Bill 697
Rep. TRUITT
Flexibility for School District Certification (Previous House Bill 969)
House Bill 703
Rep. COHEN
Bible Reading in Public Schools Repealed
House Bill 723
Rep. FREEMAN
Tutoring Program
House Bill 754 Amending the Public School Code to provide for full-day kindergarten
House Bill 761 Background Checks for School Bus Drivers
House Bill 762
Rep. ROAE
State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement for Distance Education
House Bill 781
Rep. ROEBUCK
Provisional Vocational Certificate Expansion
House Bill 805
Rep. BLOOM
Protecting Excellent Teachers
House Bill 825
Rep. SONNEY
Cyber Charter School Reform
House Bill 832
Rep. HARKINS
Co-Sponsorship - Requiring School Districts to Offer Kindergarten (HB 1344 of 2013-2014)
House Bill 833
Rep. RAPP
Graduation Credit for Courses in Computer Science and Information Technology
House Bill 836
Rep. TRUITT
Providing Pennsylvania’s 14 State Owned Universities with the Authority to Manage Capital Projects
House Bill 840
Rep. MAHONEY
School Consolidation Legislation
House Bill 843
Rep. EMRICK
Charter School Enrollment Practices
House Bill 848
Rep. BOBACK
Professional Development for Educators Related to Bullying Awareness, Prevention and Intervention
House Bill 883
Rep. CORBIN
Immunization Exemptions
House Bill 885
Rep. BRIGGS
Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Act
House Bill 952
Rep. ROEBUCK
PROPOSED LEGISLATION: SCHOOL RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS
House Bill 981
Rep. HARKINS
Co-Sponsorship - Removal of Derogatory Terms from the Public School Code of 1949
House Bill 982
Rep. HARKINS
Co-Sponsorship - Legislation further providing for payment of salaries in cases of sickness, injury or death
House Bill 983 Office of Safe School Legislation - Former HB 1801
House Bill 984 School Board Elections Former HB2509
House Bill 993
Rep. MURT
Certification of Charter and Cyber Charter School Teachers (Prior HB 2452)
House Bill 1002
Rep. MURT
Authority for Community Colleges to Offer Baccalaureate Degrees (Prior HB 1865)
House Bill 1018 Stand With Israel Act
House Bill 1036
Rep. BOYLE
Student/Counselor Ratio Legislation
House Bill 1037
Rep. BOYLE
Universal Pre-Kindergarten in Pennsylvania
House Bill 1039
Rep. O'NEILL
Uncertified Substitute Teachers
House Bill 1055
Rep. ROEBUCK
Promoting Access to Advanced Placement Courses
House Bill 1056
Rep. COHEN
Legislation to Repeal Act 46 of 1998 - the School Reform Commission in Cities of the First Class
House Bill 1066 2/3 Majority Vote for Millage Rate Increases
House Bill 1109 Charter School Enrollment Legislation
House Bill 1112 Public School Data Collection Reduction (prior HB1876)
House Bill 1119 Proposed Legislation: Waiver of Public School Mandates
House Bill 1121
Rep. KINSEY
Introduction of Legislation- School Safety
House Bill 1122
Rep. KINSEY
Co-sponsorship: Conditions for Closing Schools
House Bill 1143
Rep. ROEBUCK
Governor Wolf's Public School Code Legislation
House Bill 1145
Rep. GERGELY
Career and Technical Education
House Bill 1156
Rep. TALLMAN
Compulsory School Age
House Bill 1159 Cosponsorship - Basic Education Continuation Funding
House Bill 1163
Rep. HARHAI
Co-sponsorship Memo: One “Certified Librarian” Per Public School
House Bill 1215
Rep. DAVIS
Co-sponsorship of Legislation – Teen Dating Violence Education
House Bill 1225
Rep. TAYLOR
The Educational Opportunity and Accountability Act Legislation
House Bill 1231 Co-Sponsorship – Truancy Enforcement for Charter and Cyber Charter Schools
House Bill 1232 Co-Sponsorship – Charter School Funding Formula
House Bill 1267 Task Force on Campus Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault
House Bill 1285 Common Core Educational Standards in the Commonwealth
House Bill 1286
Rep. CARROLL
2015-2016 Public School Code Legislation
House Bill 1328
Rep. ROEBUCK
Comprehensive Charter School Reform Legislation
House Bill 1365
Rep. KNOWLES
Childhood Obesity Package
House Bill 1366
Rep. SANTORA
Childhood Obesity Package
House Bill 1381 County Wide School Board of Directors Pilot Program
House Bill 1390
Rep. SAYLOR
House Bill 1395
Rep. CRUZ
County-wide School Assessments
House Bill 1442
Rep. QUIGLEY
Pre-School Education Grant Program
House Bill 1464
Rep. BARRAR
Amending the PA School Code to provide hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as a graduation requirement for high school.
House Bill 1468
Rep. ACOSTA
Publically-elected school board for City of the 1st Class (Philadelphia)
House Bill 1474
Rep. BOBACK
Inclusion of Training in Bullying Awareness, Prevention and Intervention in Teacher Preparations Programs
House Bill 1481 Legislation to Prohibit Special Funding for Select School Districts
House Bill 1505
Rep. BRIGGS
Green Cleaning Products in Schools
House Bill 1507
Rep. TRUITT
Burden of Proof Legislation for Special Education Students
House Bill 1521
House Bill 1552
Rep. ROAE
State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement for Distance Education (re-introduction)
House Bill 1554
Rep. TRUITT
Extended School Program
House Bill 1556
Rep. ROAE
Mandating that school board members be present during union contract negotiations.
House Bill 1557
Rep. ROAE
Prohibiting school board members from voting on union contracts if a relative is covered under the contract.
House Bill 1578
Rep. FEE
E-chievement Hybrid Learning Fund
House Bill 1606 Public School Web Accountability and Transparency (SchoolWATCH) Act
House Bill 1625
Rep. BAKER
Diabetes in School Legislation
House Bill 1634 Cosponsor - Parent Opt-Out for Keystone Exams
House Bill 1635 Student Data Privacy and Protection bill package
House Bill 1636 Student Data Privacy and Protection bill package
House Bill 1649 Returning Ghost Teachers Back to the Classroom
House Bill 1662
Rep. KINSEY
Legislation adding definition of Dyslexia to Children with Exceptionalities in Public School Code
House Bill 1706 Nonpublic School Textbooks
House Bill 1708
Rep. ROEBUCK
Comprehensive Beginning Teacher Mentor Program
House Bill 1726
Rep. TALLMAN
Dual Enrollment for Home Education and Privately Tutored Students
House Bill 1734 Act 48 Professional Education Compliance Deadline Extension
House Bill 1748
Rep. MAHONEY
Drug and Alcohol Prevention in Schools
House Bill 1756
Rep. BISHOP
Co-Sponsorship Memo - Declaration to Dissolve the School Reform Commission
House Bill 1763
Rep. RAPP
High School Graduation Requirements for Students with IEPs
House Bill 1789 Publication of School Board Members Email Addresses
House Bill 1790
Rep. BOBACK
Keystone Exams and PSSA Scores - Delay in Utilization
House Bill 1795
Rep. TOOHIL
Educational Instruction in Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
House Bill 1814
Rep. KORTZ
prohibiting school bus drivers from using cellular or wireless phones, as well as the consumption of any food or beverages, while operating a school bus or school vehicle that is transporting children- (Former HB 1267)
House Bill 1827
Rep. TAYLOR
Recovery School Legislation
House Bill 1828
Rep. LEWIS
School Stability for Children in Foster Care
House Bill 1834
Rep. RAPP
Secondary Transition Services Legislation
House Bill 1858
Rep. KORTZ
Co-sponsorship of Legislation – Civics Education Graduation Requirement
House Bill 1882
Rep. CUTLER
Higher Education Accountability and Transparency (HEAT) Act
House Bill 1890 School Districts permitting employees to access firearms
House Bill 1899 Creation of a student centered assessment system that empowers teachers and increases instruction time
House Bill 1906
Rep. SAYLOR
School Board Training
House Bill 1907 Truancy law
House Bill 1915
Rep. ORTITAY
Online Education Initiative Legislation
House Bill 1921
Rep. DAVIS
Co-sponsorship – Require Education on Keeping Safe from Online Predators
House Bill 1927
Rep. DAVIS
Co-sponsorship - University Gambling Policy
House Bill 1936
Rep. MOUL
Public School Coade - Prior HB1080
House Bill 1943
Rep. MOUL
Cyber Schools Prior HB 1074
House Bill 1944
Rep. STURLA
Safe Passage to School Legislation
House Bill 1949
Rep. KINSEY
*FINAL VERSION* Co-Sponsorship of Legislation: Require Public Schools to be closed on Martin Luther King (MLK), Jr. Day
House Bill 1958 Graduation Credit for Courses in Personal Financial Literacy
House Bill 1961
Rep. ACOSTA
Financial Literacy Capstone Course
House Bill 2032 Increase “compulsory school age” from 17 years old to 18 years old (Re-introduction of HB 2270)
House Bill 2044
Rep. CRUZ
Pennsylvania Charter School Oversight Board
House Bill 2057 Brain Health/Mental Health Check-up
House Bill 2072
Rep. SAYLOR
ESSA State Plan Advisory Commission
House Bill 2078 Expediting and removing barriers to teacher certification
House Bill 2082
Rep. MILNE
Regulatory Flexibility/Creating Act 48 credit carryover
House Bill 2087
Rep. DAY
School Security Drill Legislation
House Bill 2099
Rep. STAATS
Cosponsorship of Legislation -- Parental Consent for R-Rated Movies in the Classroom
House Bill 2105
Rep. BRIGGS
Study of School Start Times
House Bill 2106 Transfer Between Entities
House Bill 2108
House Bill 2111 Basic Education Funding Equity
House Bill 2124
House Bill 2125
Rep. SACCONE
Proposed Legislation: Ghost Teachers
House Bill 2126
Rep. DAWKINS
Prohibiting Student Smoking at School Bus Stops (Formerly House Bill 2127)
House Bill 2151
Rep. BLOOM
Reintroduction: Protecting Excellent Teachers
House Bill 2218
Rep. THOMAS
House Bill 2227
Rep. O'NEILL
Special Education Funding Commission Legislation
House Bill 2260
Rep. JAMES
CPR Instruction for Students
House Bill 2269
Rep. KAMPF
Disclosure of Student Discipline Information
House Bill 2274
Rep. DeLUCA
Amending the Public School Code regarding transportation contracts
House Bill 2281 Rep. Tonyelle Cook-Artis Charter School Reform Legislation
House Bill 2292 Cosponsorship of Legislation - Out-of-School Suspension Prevention
House Bill 2305 Tuition Freeze at PASSHE Schools
House Bill 2317 9/11 Model Curriculum
House Bill 2327
Rep. KAUFER
Comprehensive Opioid Package (10)
House Bill 2333
Rep. GAINEY
OPIOID PACKAGE (5)
House Bill 2341
Rep. TOOHIL
Co-Sponsorship of Legislation- Establish a Commission on Italian and American Heritage
House Bill 2381
Rep. TURZAI
Legislation Allowing Students to Substitute NOCTI Performance for Keystone Exam Performance
House Bill 2388
Rep. NESBIT
Requiring the use of prototypical design in the construction of school facilities
House Bill 2405
Rep. SCHEMEL
Appointment of Former School Director as Superintendent
House Bill 2420
Rep. SONNEY
Full-time Cyber Education Programs Offered by School Districts
House Bill 2426
Rep. BOYLE
Naloxone in High Schools
Senate Bill 5
Sen. AUMENT
Protecting Excellent Teachers
Senate Bill 6
Sen. SMUCKER
The Educational Opportunity and Accountability Act
Senate Bill 17
Sen. HAYWOOD
LEAD PACKAGE: Lead Testing in Schools
Senate Bill 36 Childhood Truancy Prevention
Senate Bill 47 Parent Trigger
Senate Bill 51 Guidelines on religious expression
Senate Bill 65 Office for Safe Schools: substance abuse
Senate Bill 100
Sen. WOZNIAK
PA Educated and Employed Loan Forgiveness Program
Senate Bill 101 Financial Literacy in Schools
Senate Bill 104 Expansion of Dual Enrollment Task Force
Senate Bill 106
Sen. HUGHES
Health-Related Industries Education Scholarship Program
Senate Bill 108
Sen. TEPLITZ
Legislation – State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement
Senate Bill 114
Sen. SCHWANK
Governor's budget proposal package - Career & Technical Education
Senate Bill 120 Omnibus School Code
Senate Bill 128
Sen. WILEY
Competitive bidding for cyber education
Senate Bill 140 Kindergarten starting age
Senate Bill 176 Historical Documents: Use in Classroom and Censorship Prohibited
Senate Bill 193
Sen. TEPLITZ
Charter School Appeal Board Member Recusal
Senate Bill 216
Sen. FONTANA
Full Day Kindergarten
Senate Bill 320 Teacher certification for charter schools
Senate Bill 321 Moratorium on new state-approved charter schools
Senate Bill 322
Sen. FONTANA
Posting Additional School Policies Online
Senate Bill 329
Sen. WARD
Ready to Succeed Scholarship Program
Senate Bill 354 Teacher Transfers
Senate Bill 355 Student Performance Advisory Commission
Senate Bill 359 Truancy
Senate Bill 416
Sen. WHITE
School Districts Permitting Employees to Access Firearms
Senate Bill 429
Sen. HUGHES
Philadelphia School Reform Commission
Senate Bill 449
Sen. BOSCOLA
Providing Instruction to Students for Blood Donation
Senate Bill 458 Growth Supplement for School Districts
Senate Bill 496 School Taxes- 2/3 Majority Needed for Tax Increase
Senate Bill 499
Sen. COSTA
Tuition Payments to Private Residential Facilities for Adjudicated Youth
Senate Bill 515
Sen. TEPLITZ
Legislation – School Security Drills
Senate Bill 529
Sen. FARNESE
CPR and AED Certification in schools
Senate Bill 544
Sen. LEACH
LEED Compliant Schools
Senate Bill 576
Sen. BOSCOLA
Higher Education Project Contracts (Mandate Relief)
Senate Bill 584 Public School Sick and Sabbatical Leave mandates
Senate Bill 585 School Superintendent Contract Legislation
Senate Bill 586 Allowing Economic Furloughs of School Employees
Senate Bill 614 Loan Forgiveness for Physicians Assistants
Senate Bill 630 Violence prevention initiatives
Senate Bill 665 Keystone Exams
Senate Bill 678
Sen. SMUCKER
Arrest Powers of Campus Police
Senate Bill 694 School construction - PlanCon reform
Senate Bill 696
Sen. LEACH
Increasing Immunization Rates in Pennsylvania
Senate Bill 714
Sen. WAGNER
Prevailing Wage School Exemption
Senate Bill 731 Regulation Fiscal Note Requirement
Senate Bill 732 Memo #12 – Eating Disorder Parental Education Legislation
Senate Bill 760
Sen. SMUCKER
PA Dream Act
Senate Bill 762
Sen. BROWNE
Burden of Proof Legislation for Special Education Students
Senate Bill 794
Sen. FOLMER
Repeal of Antiquated Provisions of the School Code
Senate Bill 797 Meningitis Immunization Legislation
Senate Bill 807
Sen. AUMENT
Basic Education Continuation Funding
Senate Bill 827 Enrollment and Admissions Information Updates
Senate Bill 829 Compulsory Enrollment Age
Senate Bill 830 Charter and Cyber Charter Financial Accountability and Transparency
Senate Bill 831 Charter and Cyber Charter Student Attendance Accountability
Senate Bill 832 Charter and Cyber Charter Limits on Unassigned Fund Balances
Senate Bill 834 Limit on number of Keystone Exams
Senate Bill 835 Teacher Professional Development
Senate Bill 838 Moratorium on use of Keystone Exams and project-based assessments as a graduation requirement
Senate Bill 850
Sen. BROWNE
Recovery School Legislation
Senate Bill 856
Sen. PILEGGI
Charter School Reforms
Senate Bill 862
Sen. SMUCKER
Senate Bill 867 Active Schooter Drill Procedure in Schools
Senate Bill 880
Sen. SMUCKER
Keystone Exam Two Year Delay
Senate Bill 892 Physician Loan Forgiveness
Senate Bill 910
Sen. SMUCKER
Codifying the Basic Education Funding Commission’s School Funding Formula
Senate Bill 924
Sen. AUMENT
Creation of the E-chievement Program
Senate Bill 948
Sen. PILEGGI
CPR Training Program for High School Students
Senate Bill 958 Childhood Obesity Package
Senate Bill 959 Childhood Obesity Package
Senate Bill 966
Sen. BROWNE
Educational Stability for Students
Senate Bill 975 Home schooling and availability of public educational system
Senate Bill 980 Pre-School Education Grant Program
Senate Bill 1002
Sen. FOLMER
Assessing Department of Education Contracts
Senate Bill 1005 "Yes Means Yes" - Affirmative Consent Education for University Students
Senate Bill 1027 Amendment to Public School Code to further provide for publishing notices
Senate Bill 1093 Allow for Electrocardiogram (EKG) Testing for High School Sports
Senate Bill 1122
Senate Bill 1140
Sen. STEFANO
Legislation banning "ghost teachers" on school district payrolls
Senate Bill 1146
Sen. AUMENT
Higher Education Accountability and Transparency (HEAT) Act
Senate Bill 1149
Sen. AUMENT
School Construction Project Labor Agreement Prohibition
Senate Bill 1159 Affirming the Legislature’s Role in Executing the New Federal “Every Student Succeeds Act”
Senate Bill 1162 Memo #2 Parental Consent for R Rated Movies in the Classroom
Senate Bill 1177 School Districts - Internet Posting Requirement of Surplus Funds
Senate Bill 1178
Sen. STEFANO
Increasing the Transparency of School Board Hiring Process
Senate Bill 1180 Passing the Trash ESSA Update
Senate Bill 1200
Senate Bill 1209 Provisional Vocational Certificate Expansion
Senate Bill 1212
Sen. WOZNIAK
School Aged Children Opioid Awareness Education Program
Senate Bill 1256
Sen. HUGHES
Charter School Law Reform
Senate Bill 1304
Sen. WILEY
Senate Bill 1308
Sen. WILEY
Senate Bill 1312
Sen. SMUCKER
Relieving the Substitute Teacher Shortage
Senate Bill 1332
Sen. AUMENT
Senate Bill 1338
Sen. TEPLITZ
Legislation – Pennsylvania Healthy Youth Act
Senate Bill 1385
Sen. BROWNE
Diabetes Care and Management in Schools
Senate Bill 1394
Sen. SCHWANK
Dating and sexual violence education programs