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House Bill 1210; Regular Session 2019-2020


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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 Special Education Funding Commission and for Basic Education Funding Commission; in school finances, further providing for payroll tax; in grounds and buildings, further providing for limitation on new applications for Department of Education approval of public school building projects; in school safety and security, further providing for School Safety and Security Grant Program and providing for COVID-19 disaster emergency school health and safety grants for 2020-2021 school year; in terms and courses of study, providing for minimal number of days; in community colleges, further providing for financial program and reimbursement of payments and for Community College Capital Fund; in rural regional college for underserved counties, further providing for designation and board of trustees; in miscellaneous provisions relating to institutions of higher education, further providing for Public Higher Education Funding Commission; in funding for public libraries, providing for State aid for fiscal year 2020-2021; in reimbursements by Commonwealth and between school districts, further providing for student-weighted basic education funding, for payments to intermediate units, for special education payments to school districts, for assistance to school districts declared to be in financial recovery status or identified for financial watch status, for payments on account of pupil transportation and for payments of required contribution for public school employees' social security; and, in constructions and renovation of buildings by school entities, further providing for applicability; and repealing provisions relating to report of racial and ethnic groupings, to study of public schools that provide Internet instruction, to corporate seal, to submission of plans, to disapproval of plans, to Department of Public Instruction to prepare plans, to establishment of reorganized school districts, to advance establishment, to special school watchmen-school districts in townships of the second class, to copies of school laws, to educational broadcasting, to residences for teachers and janitors, to heating stoves to be shielded, to ventilation and thermometer, to fireproof construction, to doors to open outward and fire escapes, etc., to completion of abandoned WPA projects in districts of the third and fourth class, to condition of grounds and shade trees, to summer schools, etc., to possession of telephone pagers prohibited, to nonprofit school food program, to antitruancy programs, to medical care for children under six with defective hearing, to report, to care and treatment of pupils, to local wellness policy, to foreign language academies, to monthly reports to school directors of the districts second, third and fourth class, to Read to Succeed Program, to department duties and powers, to schools or classes, supervisors, principals, instructors, etc., to estimate of expenses and reimbursements and appropriations, to teachers of evening schools, to duties of public institutions of higher education and to special study on the revenue impact of out-of-State tax credits.
PN 1421
Referred to EDUCATION, April 15, 2019
PN 1490
Reported as amended, April 17, 2019
First consideration, April 17, 2019
Laid on the table, April 17, 2019
Removed from table, April 29, 2019
Second consideration, April 30, 2019
Re-committed to APPROPRIATIONS, April 30, 2019
Re-reported as committed, May 1, 2019
Third consideration and final passage, May 1, 2019 (191-0)
In the Senate
Referred to EDUCATION, May 3, 2019
Reported as committed, June 5, 2019
First consideration, June 5, 2019
Second consideration, June 11, 2019
Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS, June 11, 2019
Re-reported as committed, March 25, 2020
Laid on the table, May 13, 2020
Removed from table, May 13, 2020
Re-committed to APPROPRIATIONS, May 27, 2020
PN 3867
Re-reported as amended, May 28, 2020
Third consideration and final passage, May 28, 2020 (44-6)
(Remarks see Senate Journal Page 461), May 28, 2020
In the House
Referred to RULES, May 28, 2020
Re-reported on concurrence, as committed, May 28, 2020
House concurred in Senate amendments, May 28, 2020 (199-3)
Signed in House, May 28, 2020
Signed in Senate, May 28, 2020
Presented to the Governor, May 28, 2020
Approved by the Governor, June 5, 2020
Act No. 30 of 2020, June 5, 2020
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