DE HB286 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 16-1)
Status: Passed on January 29 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-01-29 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]


Enactment of the Every Student Succeeds Act amended the Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA) by mandating that special education teachers must have obtained full certification and may not be working under emergency certifications. The Delaware Department of Education must stop issuing emergency certifications in special education in order for for the State to continue receiving $36 million in federal IDEA funding for our schools.

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An Act To Amend Title 14 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Educator Licensure.


Roll Calls

2018-01-25 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 20 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2018-01-23 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 41 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2018-01-29 Signed by Governor
2018-01-25 Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
2018-01-24 Reported Out of Committee (Education) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
2018-01-23 Assigned to Education Committee in Senate
2018-01-23 Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
2018-01-23 Amendment HA 1 to HB 286 - Passed In House by Voice Vote
2018-01-17 Reported Out of Committee (Education) in House with 11 On Its Merits
2018-01-09 Amendment HA 1 to HB 286 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2018-01-04 Introduced and Assigned to Education Committee in House

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