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PRINTER'S NO. 2645
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL
No.
1756
Session of
2015
INTRODUCED BY BISHOP, THOMAS, O'BRIEN, YOUNGBLOOD, COHEN, KINSEY
AND V. BROWN, DECEMBER 9, 2015
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, DECEMBER 9, 2015
AN ACT
Amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), entitled "An
act relating to the public school system, including certain
provisions applicable as well to private and parochial
schools; amending, revising, consolidating and changing the
laws relating thereto," in school finances, further providing
for distress in first class school districts.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 696(n) of the act of March 10, 1949
(P.L.30, No.14), amended October 30, 2001 (P.L.828, No.83),
known as the Public School Code of 1949, is amended to read:
Section 696. Distress in School Districts of the First
Class.--* * *
(n) The Secretary of Education[, only upon the
recommendation of a majority of the School Reform Commission,]
may issue a declaration to dissolve the School Reform
Commission. [The dissolution declaration shall be issued at
least one hundred eighty (180) days prior to the end of the
current school year and shall be effective at the end of that
school year. Except as otherwise provided in this section,
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after] After dissolution the board of school directors shall
have the powers and duties of the School Reform Commission.
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Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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