IN HB1066 | 2020 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 5-1)
Status: Passed on March 30 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-03-30 - Public Law 155
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


Various education matters. Provides that a school corporation shall accept a transferring student who does not have legal settlement in the school corporation if the school corporation has the capacity to accept the student and the student's parent is a current employee of the transferee school corporation with an annual salary of at least: (1) $8,000; or (2) $3,000 earned due to being included as an employee in the extracurricular portion of the transferee school corporation's current collective bargaining agreement. Provides that for purposes of accepting the transfer of a student who is a child of a school employee when the school corporation has a policy of not accepting transfer students, the school corporation may not enroll and may not report for purposes of state tuition support a student whose parent does not meet certain requirements. Provides that a school corporation, charter school, or nonpublic school with at least one employee may provide a presentation or instruction to students explaining aspects of autism, including behaviors that students with autism may exhibit as well as student interaction with students with autism. Provides that each public school and private school with at least one employee shall provide, upon request of another school in which the student currently attends, the requesting school a copy of a particular student's disciplinary records that are relevant to the safety of students who currently attend the requesting school. Provides that a school corporation may use a special purpose bus or certain other appropriate vehicles to transport students to and from a career or technical education program. Requires the department of education (department) to publish the following information from the previous school year or collective bargaining period on the department's Internet web site: (1) The total number of full-time teachers retained from the previous year. (2) Teacher workforce growth. (3) The number of emergency permits granted by each school corporation, categorized by content area. Requires the department to include in its annual report, and publish on the department's Internet web site, the number of vacant teaching positions in each school corporation by: (1) grade; (2) subject; and (3) required credential; with critical shortage areas, as determined by unfilled vacancies, highlighted for each school corporation. Makes changes to the determination of which pupils may be included in a school corporation's average daily membership (ADM). Provides that a student who: (1) qualifies for free or reduced price lunch under the national school lunch program; or (2) attended a turnaround academy under IC 20-31-9.5 or attends a school that is located in the same school building as the participating innovation network charter school, may receive preference for admission to a participating innovation network charter school if the preference is specifically provided for in the charter and is approved by the authorizer. Provides that staff performance evaluation plans for the Indianapolis Public Schools must be developed and implemented in accordance with statewide teacher evaluation plan requirements. Provides that a teacher who: (1) is employed in a school corporation; (2) loses his or her job in the school corporation because of a reorganization; and (3) has received a rating of effective or highly effective on his or her most recent performance evaluation; shall receive an employment preference over other candidates for the same vacant teaching position, for a period of not more than one year after the teacher loses his or her job. Provides that a teacher who: (1) is employed in a school corporation; (2) loses his or her job in a school corporation because of a reorganization; and (3) is subsequently employed by a community school corporation created by a reorganization; retains certain rights and privileges that the teacher held at the time the teacher lost his or her job in the original school corporation. Provides that, after June 30, 2021, a governing body may not enter into a contract with a superintendent on or after the date of the election for one or more members of the governing body until January 1 of the year immediately following the year of the election. Requires that the majority of the benchmark, formative, interim, or similar assessments approved by the state board of education (state board) must indicate the degree to which students are on track for grade level proficiency and college and career readiness. Requires that a principal or a principal's designee ensure that a suspended student receives credit, in the same manner as a student who is not suspended would receive, for any assignments or school work assigned during the period of the student's suspension that the student completes. Provides that charter schools that enroll certain students for the purposes of the students receiving services from accredited nonpublic alternative high schools are entitled to receive a certain amount of state tuition support for the students. Amends the definition of "governmental entity" under the criminal code to include a charter school and the organizer for purposes of the criminal provisions that apply to offenses against public administration. Requires the department to: (1) prepare a report that includes information from the 2019-2020 school year for each school corporation, charter school, and eligible school regarding the number of students counted in average daily membership (ADM) who were not reported through the student testing number application center as having completed a course; (2) submit, not later than December 1, 2020, the report to the legislative council; (3) post the report to the department's Internet web site; and (4) provide a link to the report to each school corporation, charter school, and eligible school. Provides that each school corporation and charter school may place a durable poster or framed picture representing: (1) the national motto of the United States, "In God We Trust"; (2) an accurate representation of the United States flag; and (3) an accurate representation of the Indiana state flag; in each school library and classroom within the school corporation or charter school. Provides that the representation of the United States flag and the Indiana state flag must comply with any applicable federal or state laws concerning the design, dimensions, or presentation of each respective flag. Provides that the provisions of SEA 2-2020 apply to an adult high school. Urges: (1) the state board to approve, for purposes of career and technical education graduation pathways, a career and technical education cluster that allows students to acquire knowledge and skills related to employment in the electric, natural gas, communications, water, and wastewater utility industries; (2) the governor's workforce cabinet (cabinet), in consultation with the state board, department of education, and department of workforce development: (A) to create course sequences for the career and technical education cluster; and (B) in creating the course sequences: (i) to consider the impact of course sequences on long term outcomes of students; and (ii) to prioritize course sequences that lead to high wage, high demand jobs; and (3) the cabinet to: (A) collect data regarding approved career clusters and course sequences to inform decision making around approving, creating, and amending current and future career clusters and course sequence requirements; and (B) report to the general assembly regarding the collected data.

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Various education matters.


Roll Calls

2020-03-11 - Senate - Senate - Rules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1 (Y: 49 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2020-03-11 - House - House - Rules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1 (Y: 93 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 7) [PASS]
2020-03-03 - Senate - Senate - Third reading (Y: 42 N: 8 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-03-02 - Senate - Senate - Amendment #4 (Lanane) failed (Y: 20 N: 30 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2020-03-02 - Senate - Senate - Amendment #3 (Lanane) failed (Y: 15 N: 34 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2020-03-02 - Senate - Senate - Amendment #5 (Tallian) prevailed (Y: 42 N: 8 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-27 - Senate - Senate - Committee Vote (Y: 11 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-19 - Senate - Senate - Committee Vote (Y: 11 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-28 - House - House - Third reading (Y: 97 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2020-01-27 - House - House - Amendment #1 (DeLaney) prevailed (Y: 94 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 5) [PASS]
2020-01-22 - House - House - Committee Vote (Y: 12 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2020-03-30HousePublic Law 155
2020-03-21HouseSigned by the Governor
2020-03-18SenateSigned by the President of the Senate
2020-03-16HouseSigned by the Speaker
2020-03-12SenateSigned by the President Pro Tempore
2020-03-11SenateRules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1: adopted by the Senate; Roll Call 388: yeas 49, nays 0
2020-03-11HouseRules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1: adopted by the House; Roll Call 382: yeas 93, nays 0
2020-03-11SenateCCR # 1 filed in the Senate
2020-03-11HouseCCR # 1 filed in the House
2020-03-05SenateSenate advisors appointed: Buchanan and Melton
2020-03-05SenateSenate conferees appointed: Raatz and Stoops
2020-03-04HouseHouse advisors appointed: Behning, Bacon, DeLaney, Klinker and Pfaff
2020-03-04HouseHouse conferees appointed: Thompson and Smith V
2020-03-04HouseHouse dissented from Senate amendments
2020-03-04HouseMotion to dissent filed
2020-03-04SenateReturned to the House with amendments
2020-03-03SenateSenator Leising added as third sponsor
2020-03-03SenateThird reading: passed; Roll Call 283: yeas 42, nays 8
2020-03-02SenateSenator Buchanan added as second sponsor
2020-03-02SenateAmendment #4 (Lanane) failed; Roll Call 263: yeas 20, nays 30
2020-03-02SenateAmendment #3 (Lanane) failed; Roll Call 262: yeas 15, nays 34
2020-03-02SenateAmendment #5 (Tallian) prevailed; Roll Call 261: yeas 42, nays 8
2020-03-02SenateAmendment #2 (Raatz) prevailed; voice vote
2020-03-02SenateAmendment #6 (Freeman) prevailed; voice vote
2020-03-02SenateAmendment #1 (Raatz) prevailed; voice vote
2020-03-02SenateSecond reading: amended, ordered engrossed
2020-02-27SenateCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2020-02-20SenateCommittee report: amend do pass adopted; reassigned to Committee on Appropriations
2020-02-05SenateFirst reading: referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
2020-01-29HouseReferred to the Senate
2020-01-28HouseRepresentatives Behning and Smith, V. added as coauthors
2020-01-28HouseSenate sponsor: Senator Raatz
2020-01-28HouseThird reading: passed; Roll Call 76: yeas 97, nays 2
2020-01-27HouseAmendment #1 (DeLaney) prevailed; Roll Call 68: yeas 94, nays 0
2020-01-27HouseSecond reading: amended, ordered engrossed
2020-01-23HouseCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2020-01-16HouseFirst reading: referred to Committee on Education
2020-01-16HouseAuthored by Representative Thompson

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