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House Bill 1615; Regular Session 2019-2020


Printer's No.(PN):
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 of 2019, June 28, 2019
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