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House Bill 1606; Regular Session 2015-2016


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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, providing for duties of Public School Building Construction and Reconstruction Advisory Committee; in school districts, providing for data collection reduction; in duties and powers of boards of school directors, providing for publication of rules, regulations and policies; in school finances, providing for payroll tax; in school district financial recovery, providing for additional criteria; providing for the posting of annual financial information for public school entities; in professional employees, further providing for payment of salaries in cases of sickness, injury or death; in certification of teachers, providing for substitute teaching permit for prospective teachers, further providing for granting provisional college certificates, providing for provisional vocational education certificate and further providing for program of continuing professional education; in pupils and attendance, providing for assignment of students to school districts of the first class A and further providing for exceptional children and education and training and for cost of tuition and maintenance of certain exceptional children in approved institutions; in school health services, further providing for definitions and providing for education of school employees in diabetes care and management, for diabetes care in schools, for possession and use of diabetes medication and monitoring equipment, for liability, for coordinating, supervising or educating not considered delegation and for diabetes care in nonpublic schools; providing for Drug and Alcohol Recovery High School Pilot Program; providing for administrative partnerships between school entities and for the E-chievement Program; in high schools, further providing for courses of study; in charter schools, further providing for definitions, for school staff and for funding for charter schools; in vocational education, further providing for vocational education equipment grants; in community colleges, further providing for election or appointment and term and organization of board of trustees and for financial program and reimbursement of payments; in disruptive student programs, further providing for applications and establishing the Alternative Education Program Account; in private alternative education institutions for disruptive students, further providing for contracts with private alternative education institutions; providing for rural regional college for underserved counties and for educational tax credits; in funding for public libraries, providing for State aid for fiscal year 2016-2017; in reimbursements by Commonwealth and between school districts, further providing for payments to intermediate units, for special education payments to school districts, for extraordinary special education program expenses and for assistance to school districts declared to be in financial recovery status or identified for financial watch status and providing for Ready-to-Learn Block Grant and for payment of required contribution for public school employees' Social Security; saving an appropriation from lapsing; allocating an appropriation; making related repeals; and making editorial changes.
PN 2324
Referred to EDUCATION, Oct. 8, 2015
Reported as committed, Oct. 19, 2015
First consideration, Oct. 19, 2015
Laid on the table, Oct. 19, 2015
Removed from table, Oct. 21, 2015
Second consideration, Oct. 26, 2015
Re-committed to APPROPRIATIONS, Oct. 26, 2015
Re-reported as committed, Oct. 27, 2015
Third consideration and final passage, Oct. 27, 2015 (199-0)
In the Senate
Referred to EDUCATION, Oct. 30, 2015
Reported as committed, June 15, 2016
First consideration, June 15, 2016
Second consideration, June 22, 2016
Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS, June 22, 2016
PN 3723
Re-reported as amended, July 13, 2016
Third consideration and final passage, July 13, 2016 (47-3)
(Remarks see Senate Journal Page 762-764), July 13, 2016
In the House
Referred to RULES, July 13, 2016
Re-reported on concurrence, as committed, July 13, 2016
House concurred in Senate amendments, July 13, 2016 (172-18)
(Remarks see House Journal Page 1672-1674), July 13, 2016
Signed in House, July 13, 2016
Signed in Senate, July 13, 2016
Presented to the Governor, July 13, 2016
Approved by the Governor, July 13, 2016
Act No. 86 of 2016, July 13, 2016
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