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House Bill 301; Regular Session 2023-2024


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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 provisions applicable to limited school years; in duties and powers of board of school directors, further providing for additional schools and departments; in grounds and buildings, further providing for limitation on new applications for Department of Education approval of public school building projects; in school directors' associations and county boards of school directors, further providing for powers and duties; in intermediate units, further providing for visual services and for school safety and security enhancements; in certification of teachers, further providing for substitute teaching permit for prospective teachers and for locally issued temporary certification for substitute teachers, repealing provisions relating to permit for classroom monitors and providing for permit for classroom monitors; providing for the Educator Pipeline Support Grant Program; in pupils and attendance, further providing for compulsory education of physical defectives, for school lunch and breakfast reimbursement, for dependent children, for actual cost of tuition and maintenance of certain exceptional children in the four chartered schools for education of the deaf and the blind, for payment of cost of tuition and maintenance of certain exceptional children, for transfer of funds for transferal programs and for children under six with defective hearing and parent or guardian advised of schools, etc.; in safe schools, further providing for definitions and for Office for Safe Schools, repealing provisions relating to regulations and to reporting, further providing for policy relating to bullying and for maintenance of records and repealing provisions relating to Safe Schools Advocate in School Districts of the First Class, to standing, to enforcement and to construction of article and other laws; in school safety and security, further providing for definitions and for school safety and security committee, providing for duties of committee, further providing for School Safety and Security Grant Program, providing for Targeted School Safety Grants for Nonpublic Schools and School Entities Program, for standardized protocols, for county safe schools' collaborative and for school mental health grants for 2023-2024 school year, further providing for school safety and security coordinator training and providing for reporting and memorandum of understanding, for safe schools advocate in school districts of the first class and for enforcement; in school security, further providing for definitions, for school police officers, for annual report and for school security guards; in character education program, further providing for character education 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 and for limitations; in school districts of the first class, further providing for qualifications of principals and teachers; in funding for public libraries, providing for State aid for fiscal year 2023-2024; in reimbursements by Commonwealth and between school districts, further providing for definitions and for payments on account of pupils enrolled in career and technical curriculums, for payments on account of courses for exceptional children, for payments to intermediate units, for assistance to school districts declared to be in financial recovery status or identified for financial watch status, for payments, for payments on account of pupil transportation, for Ready-to-Learn Block Grant and for payment of required contribution for public school employees' Social Security; in construction and renovation of buildings by school entities, further providing for applicability; providing for School Environmental Repairs Program; and making an editorial change.
PN 0256
Referred to EDUCATION, March 10, 2023
PN 0954
Reported as amended, April 21, 2023
First consideration, April 21, 2023
Laid on the table, April 21, 2023
Removed from table, April 24, 2023
PN 1035
Second consideration, with amendments, April 25, 2023
Re-committed to APPROPRIATIONS, April 25, 2023
(Remarks see House Journal Page 209-211), April 25, 2023
Re-reported as committed, April 26, 2023
Third consideration and final passage, April 26, 2023 (201-0)
In the Senate
Referred to EDUCATION, May 3, 2023
Reported as committed, June 6, 2023
First consideration, June 6, 2023
Second consideration, June 7, 2023
Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS, June 7, 2023
PN 2311
Re-reported as amended, Nov. 14, 2023
Third consideration and final passage, Nov. 15, 2023 (45-5)
(Remarks see Senate Journal Page 1047-1050), Nov. 15, 2023
In the House
Referred to RULES, Nov. 15, 2023
PN 2326
Amended in House Committee on RULES, Nov. 15, 2023
Re-reported on concurrence, as amended, Nov. 15, 2023
House concurred in Senate amendments, as amended by the House, Nov. 15, 2023 (102-101)
(Remarks see House Journal Page ), Nov. 15, 2023
In the Senate
PN 2311
Re-reported on concurrence, as amended with Prior Printer's No. 2311, Dec. 13, 2023
Senate concurred in House amendments to Senate amendments, as amended by the Senate, Dec. 13, 2023 (43-7)
(Remarks see Senate Journal Page 1130-1131), Dec. 13, 2023
In the House
Referred to RULES, Dec. 13, 2023
Re-reported on concurrence, as committed, Dec. 13, 2023
House concurred in Senate amendments to House amendments, as amended by the Senate, Dec. 13, 2023 (175-28)
(Remarks see House Journal Page ), Dec. 13, 2023
Signed in House, Dec. 13, 2023
Signed in Senate, Dec. 13, 2023
Presented to the Governor, Dec. 13, 2023
Approved by the Governor, Dec. 13, 2023
Act No. 33 of 2023, Dec. 13, 2023
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