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House Bill 1615; Regular Session 2019-2020


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Short Title:
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; in school districts, providing for full academic year requirements; in school finances, further providing for annual budget, additional or increased appropriations and transfer of funds; in grounds and buildings, further providing for limitation on new applications for Department of Education approval of public school building projects; in district superintendents and assistant district superintendents, further providing for eligibility; in pupils and attendance, further providing for definitions and for nonprofit school food program; in Drug and Alcohol Recovery High School Pilot Program, further providing for audit required; establishing the Innovation Schools Program; 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, for limitations and for opportunity scholarships; adding provisions relating to postsecondary institution sexual harassment and sexual violence policy and online reporting system; in school districts of the first class, further providing for board of public education and additional duties; in ready-to-succeed scholarship, further providing for agency duties relating to eligibility criteria; in funding for public libraries, providing for State aid for fiscal year 2019-2020; in reimbursements by Commonwealth and between school districts, further providing for payments on account of pupils enrolled in vocational curriculums, for student-weighted basic education funding, for payments to intermediate units, for assistance to school districts declared to be in financial recovery status or identified for financial watch status, for Ready-to-Learn Block Grant and for payment of required contribution for public school employees' social security and providing for advanced placement and International Baccalaureate exam fees; providing for fostering independence through education; and providing for references to "area vocational-technical school" and "vocational curriculums" in statute or regulation.
PN 2084
Referred to RULES, June 11, 2019
Reported as committed, June 11, 2019
First consideration, June 11, 2019
Re-committed to RULES, June 11, 2019
Re-reported as committed, June 17, 2019
Second consideration, June 17, 2019
Re-committed to APPROPRIATIONS, June 17, 2019
Re-reported as committed, June 18, 2019
Third consideration and final passage, June 18, 2019 (132-67)
In the Senate
Referred to EDUCATION, June 18, 2019
Reported as committed, June 19, 2019
First consideration, June 19, 2019
Second consideration, June 24, 2019
Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS, June 24, 2019
PN 2268
Re-reported as amended, June 26, 2019
Third consideration and final passage, June 27, 2019 (37-13)
(Remarks see Senate Journal Page 792-793), June 27, 2019
In the House
Referred to RULES, June 27, 2019
Re-reported on concurrence, as committed, June 27, 2019
House non-concurred in Senate amendments, June 27, 2019 (77-121)
(Remarks see House Journal Page 1415-1417), June 27, 2019
Vote on concurrence in Senate amendments reconsidered, June 28, 2019 (196-3)
House concurred in Senate amendments, June 28, 2019 (160-39)
Signed in House, June 28, 2019
Signed in Senate, June 28, 2019
Presented to the Governor, June 28, 2019
Approved by the Governor, June 28, 2019
Act No. 16
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