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Senate Bill 144; 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 definitions; in school directors, further providing for school director training programs; in intermediate units, providing for school safety and security enhancements; in certification of teachers, further providing for continuing professional development, providing for trauma-informed education and further providing for postbaccalaureate certification and for Pennsylvania school leadership standards; in safe schools, further providing for Office for Safe Schools; in school safety and security, further providing for definitions, for School Safety and Security Committee, for survey of school safety and security, for School Safety and Security Grant Program, for Risk and Vulnerability Assessment Teams, for school safety and security coordinator and for school safety and security training and providing for trauma-informed approach; in Safe2Say Program, further providing for judicial proceeding and for annual report; providing for threat assessment; in school health services, further providing for confidentiality, transference and removal of health records; in early learning programs, further providing for duties of department; providing for the Keystone Telepresence Education Grant Program; in the State Board of Education, further providing for powers and duties of the board and for powers and duties of Council of Basic Education and Council of Higher Education; and providing for references to area career and technical school in statute and regulation.
PN 0340
Referred to EDUCATION, March 4, 2019
Reported as committed, March 19, 2019
First consideration, March 19, 2019
Second consideration, March 25, 2019
Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS, March 25, 2019
Re-reported as committed, April 8, 2019
Third consideration and final passage, April 9, 2019 (47-0)
(Remarks see Senate Journal Page 277), April 9, 2019
In the House
Referred to EDUCATION, April 10, 2019
PN 0927
Reported as amended, June 10, 2019
First consideration, June 10, 2019
Laid on the table, June 10, 2019
Removed from table, June 11, 2019
Second consideration, June 12, 2019
Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS, June 12, 2019
Re-reported as committed, June 20, 2019
Third consideration and final passage, June 20, 2019 (192-0)
In the Senate
PN 1078
Re-reported on concurrence, as amended, June 26, 2019
Senate concurred in House amendments, as amended by the Senate, June 27, 2019 (50-0)
In the House
Referred to RULES, June 27, 2019
Re-reported on concurrence, as committed, June 27, 2019
House concurred in Senate amendments to House amendments, June 28, 2019 (197-0)
(Remarks see House Journal Page 1427-1428), June 28, 2019
Signed in Senate, June 28, 2019
Signed in House, June 28, 2019
Presented to the Governor, June 28, 2019
Approved by the Governor, June 28, 2019
Act No. 18 of 2019, June 28, 2019
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