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House Bill 4; Regular Session 2001-2002


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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 defining the "Pennsylvania System of School Assessment test" or "PSSA test"; providing for report of graduate rates for certain colleges and universities; further providing for establishment of independent schools, for school athletics, publications and organizations, for retention of records and for annual budgets; providing for membership of the School Reform Commission and responsibilities relating to financial matters of first class school districts in distress; further providing for intermediate unit board of directors; providing for conditional employment; further providing for age limits and temporary residence and for educational support services definitions and providers, for high school certificates, for charter school definitions, for funding for charter schools and for provisions applicable to charter schools; adding provisions for cyber charter schools; further providing for regulations and provisions applicable to charter schools, for education empowerment districts, for waivers, for alternative education and for trustee councils in institutions of the State System of Higher Education; providing for placement of adjudicated delinquents in first class school districts; further providing for Commonwealth reimbursement definitions, for small district assistance and for temporary special aid to certain school districts; providing for basic education funding for 2001-2002 school year; further providing for payments to intermediate units, for payments on account of transportation of nonpublic school pupils, for special education payments and for certain payments; providing for Commonwealth reimbursement for charter schools and cyber charter schools; further providing for school performance incentives; authorizing the Multipurpose Service Center Grant Program; further providing for powers and duties of the State Board of Education; and making an appropriation.
Referred to EDUCATION, Feb. 5, 2001
Reported as committed, March 12, 2001
First consideration, March 12, 2001
Laid on the table, March 12, 2001
Removed from table, April 4, 2001
Second consideration, April 4, 2001
Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS, April 4, 2001
Re-reported as committed, April 30, 2001
Third consideration, with amendments, April 30, 2001
Final passage, April 30, 2001 (200-0)
(Remarks see House Journal Page 962-964), April 30, 2001
In the Senate
Referred to EDUCATION, May 2, 2001
Reported as amended, May 22, 2001
First consideration, May 22, 2001
Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS, June 4, 2001
Re-reported as committed, June 5, 2001
Re-referred to RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS, June 21, 2001
Re-reported as amended, May 6, 2002
Second consideration, May 7, 2002
Third consideration and final passage, May 8, 2002 (49-0)
In the House
Referred to RULES, May 8, 2002
Reported as committed, June 27, 2002
House non-concurred in Senate amendments, June 27, 2002 (0-198)
(Remarks see House Journal Page 1537), June 27, 2002
In the Senate
Senate insists on its amendments non-concurred in the House, June 27, 2002
Senate appoints Senators BRIGHTBILL, RHOADES and MELLOW a committee of conference, June 27, 2002
In the House
House insists on its non-concurrence in Senate amendments, June 28, 2002
House appoints Representatives S. H. SMITH, STAIRS and D. EVANS a committee of conference, June 28, 2002
In the Senate
Conference committee report presented in Senate, June 28, 2002
Conference committee report adopted by Senate, June 28, 2002 (29-21)
In the House
Conference committee report presented in House, June 28, 2002
Conference committee report adopted by House, June 28, 2002 (135-66)
(Remarks see House Journal Page 1642-1643), June 28, 2002
Signed in House, June 28, 2002
Signed in Senate, June 28, 2002
In hands of the Governor, June 29, 2002
Last day for action, July 9, 2002
Approved by the Governor, June 29, 2002
Act No. 88
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