IN HB1629 | 2019 | Regular Session

Status

Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 5-1)
Status: Passed on May 6 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-05-06 - Public Law 287
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]

Summary

Various education matters. Provides that a school corporation or charter school may not charge a fee for the first five hours required to search for a record that is in an electronic format. Provides, with an exception, that a school corporation or charter school may charge a search fee for any time spent searching for a record that is in an electronic format that exceeds five hours. Makes changes to the definition of "elementary school". Provides that each school corporation may encourage the development of a community service ethic among high school students in grades 9 through 12. (Current law provides that each school corporation may encourage the development of a community service ethic among high school students in grade 11 or 12.) Provides that the admission of a charter school or state accredited nonpublic school student to a technical education center will not result in the denial of a placement for a student enrolled in the school corporation. Beginning with the 2022-2023 cohort, expands the EARN Indiana program to include secondary school students. Provides that the department of education (department) shall make every reasonable attempt to provide the same voice-to-text, screen reader, or human reader accommodations to a particular student on every section of the statewide assessment program as provided as part of the student's: (1) individualized education program; (2) service plan; or (3) choice scholarship education plan. Provides that the state board of education (state board) shall provide a report the legislative council explaining in detail the extent that: (1) individualized education programs; (2) service plans developed; or (3) choice scholarship education plans were altered to align to the statewide assessment program. Provides that, on or before November 1, 2019, the state board shall review and submit a report to the legislative council summarizing how the 2019 statewide assessment program measures reading comprehension. Requires the commission for higher education to prepare a model notice of Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Requires each school corporation to distribute the FAFSA model notice. Provides that the state board shall establish the education dispute resolution working group (EDR working group). Provides that not later than January 1, 2021, the department shall ensure that all mediators, administrative law judges, hearing officers, and other appointees, employees, and contractors who mediate or adjudicate disputes involving educational entities through the department or state board are effectively trained to serve as both mediators and adjudicators. Requires the state board to develop alternative benchmarks, performance indicators, and accountability standards to be used in the assessment of schools that focus primarily on providing an academic program for students with developmental, intellectual, or behavioral challenges. (Current law requires the state board to develop alternative benchmarks, performance indicators, and accountability standards to be used in the assessment of schools that focus primarily on providing an academic program for students with developmental, intellectual, or behavioral challenges.) Provides that an advocate (other than an attorney) for an individual or entity who initiates a lawsuit or administrative proceeding against a public school or a nonpublic school is prohibited from representing the individual or entity without first disclosing in writing to the: (1) advocate's client; and (2) court, administrative law judge, or hearing officer; any conflict of interest the advocate has in representing the individual or entity. Removes the authority to use money appropriated for secured school safety grants for the provision of school based mental health services and social emotional wellness services to students in K-12 schools.

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Title

Various education matters. Provides that a school corporation or charter school may not charge a fee for the first five hours required to search for a record that is in an electronic format. Provides, with an exception, that a school corporation or charter school may charge a search fee for any time spent searching for a record that is in an electronic format that exceeds five hours. Makes changes to the definition of "elementary school". Provides that each school corporation may encourage the development of a community service ethic among high school students in grades 9 through 12. (Current law provides that each school corporation may encourage the development of a community service ethic among high school students in grade 11 or 12.) Provides that the admission of a charter school or state accredited nonpublic school student to a technical education center will not result in the denial of a placement for a student enrolled in the school corporation. Beginning with the 2022-2023 cohort, expands the EARN Indiana program to include secondary school students. Provides that the department of education (department) shall make every reasonable attempt to provide the same voice-to-text, screen reader, or human reader accommodations to a particular student on every section of the statewide assessment program as provided as part of the student's: (1) individualized education program; (2) service plan; or (3) choice scholarship education plan. Provides that the state board of education (state board) shall provide a report the legislative council explaining in detail the extent that: (1) individualized education programs; (2) service plans developed; or (3) choice scholarship education plans were altered to align to the statewide assessment program. Provides that, on or before November 1, 2019, the state board shall review and submit a report to the legislative council summarizing how the 2019 statewide assessment program measures reading comprehension. Requires the commission for higher education to prepare a model notice of Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Requires each school corporation to distribute the FAFSA model notice. Provides that the state board shall establish the education dispute resolution working group (EDR working group). Provides that not later than January 1, 2021, the department shall ensure that all mediators, administrative law judges, hearing officers, and other appointees, employees, and contractors who mediate or adjudicate disputes involving educational entities through the department or state board are effectively trained to serve as both mediators and adjudicators. Requires the state board to develop alternative benchmarks, performance indicators, and accountability standards to be used in the assessment of schools that focus primarily on providing an academic program for students with developmental, intellectual, or behavioral challenges. (Current law requires the state board to develop alternative benchmarks, performance indicators, and accountability standards to be used in the assessment of schools that focus primarily on providing an academic program for students with developmental, intellectual, or behavioral challenges.) Provides that an advocate (other than an attorney) for an individual or entity who initiates a lawsuit or administrative proceeding against a public school or a nonpublic school is prohibited from representing the individual or entity without first disclosing in writing to the: (1) advocate's client; and (2) court, administrative law judge, or hearing officer; any conflict of interest the advocate has in representing the individual or entity. Removes the authority to use money appropriated for secured school safety grants for the provision of school based mental health services and social emotional wellness services to students in K-12 schools.

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2019-04-24 - House - House - Rules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1 (Y: 67 N: 31 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2019-04-24 - Senate - Senate - Rules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1 (Y: 47 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2019-04-08 - Senate - Senate - Third reading (Y: 48 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2019-03-27 - Senate - Senate - Committee Vote (Y: 10 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-02-21 - House - Third reading (Y: 67 N: 33 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-02-18 - House - House - Committee Vote (Y: 11 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2019-05-06HousePublic Law 287
2019-05-06HouseSigned by the Governor
2019-04-30SenateSigned by the President of the Senate
2019-04-29SenateSigned by the President Pro Tempore
2019-04-29HouseSigned by the Speaker
2019-04-24HouseRules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1: adopted by the House; Roll Call 655: yeas 67, nays 31
2019-04-24SenateRules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1: adopted by the Senate; Roll Call 623: yeas 47, nays 2
2019-04-24SenateCCR # 1 filed in the Senate
2019-04-24HouseCCR # 1 filed in the House
2019-04-24SenateSenator Crane added as conferee
2019-04-24SenateSenator Stoops removed as conferee
2019-04-24HouseRepresentative DeVon added as conferee
2019-04-24HouseRepresentative Pfaff removed as conferee
2019-04-23SenateSenator Zay added as advisor
2019-04-15SenateSenators Rogers and Spartz added as advisors
2019-04-11SenateSenate advisors appointed: Kruse and Melton
2019-04-11SenateSenate conferees appointed: Raatz and Stoops
2019-04-11HouseHouse advisors appointed: Clere, Jordan, Cook, DeLaney and Klinker
2019-04-11HouseHouse conferees appointed: Behning and Pfaff
2019-04-10HouseHouse dissented from Senate amendments
2019-04-10HouseMotion to dissent filed
2019-04-09SenateReturned to the House with amendments
2019-04-08SenateThird reading: passed; Roll Call 409: yeas 48, nays 0
2019-04-04SenateAmendment #2 (Stoops) failed; voice vote
2019-04-04SenateAmendment #3 (Raatz) prevailed; voice vote
2019-04-04SenateSecond reading: amended, ordered engrossed
2019-03-28SenateCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2019-03-11SenateSenator Randolph added as cosponsor
2019-03-07SenateFirst reading: referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
2019-02-22HouseReferred to the Senate
2019-02-21HouseSenate sponsors: Senators Raatz and Kruse
2019-02-21HouseThird reading: passed; Roll Call 261: yeas 67, nays 33
2019-02-20HouseRepresentatives Clere and DeVon added as coauthors
2019-02-20HouseAmendment #2 (DeLaney) failed; voice vote
2019-02-20HouseAmendment #1 (DeLaney) failed; voice vote
2019-02-20HouseAmendment #3 (Behning) prevailed; voice vote
2019-02-20HouseSecond reading: amended, ordered engrossed
2019-02-18HouseCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2019-01-24HouseFirst reading: referred to Committee on Education
2019-01-24HouseAuthored by Representative Behning

Indiana State Sources

TypeSource
Summaryhttp://iga.in.gov/legislative/2019/bills/house/1629/
Texthttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/7/c/1/a/7c1a2613/HB1629.01.INTR.pdf
Texthttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/b/9/8/3/b9837ef9/HB1629.02.COMH.pdf
Texthttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/e/8/1/5/e815c26e/HB1629.03.COMH.pdf
Texthttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/3/9/6/5/3965496c/HB1629.03.COMH.pdf
Texthttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/2/b/f/d/2bfdddbf/HB1629.04.ENGH.pdf
Texthttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/c/4/5/6/c456ebc4/HB1629.04.ENGH.pdf
Texthttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/e/7/5/2/e7529396/HB1629.05.COMS.pdf
Texthttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/3/7/b/b/37bb4e18/HB1629.05.COMS.pdf
Texthttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/f/c/7/3/fc730fd2/HB1629.06.ENGS.pdf
Texthttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/4/b/c/4/4bc493ae/HB1629.06.ENGS.pdf
Texthttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/4/6/d/5/46d5fa61/HB1629.07.ENRS.pdf
Roll Callhttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/2/2/7/e/227e6c25/HB1629.01.INTR.01.pdf
Roll Callhttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/c/c/a/a/ccaada39/HB1629.261.pdf
Roll Callhttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/4/e/9/7/4e97aecf/HB1629.04.ENGH.00.pdf
Roll Callhttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/4/2/5/8/4258f912/HB1629.409.pdf
Roll Callhttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/0/a/2/8/0a2855ca/HB1629.623.pdf
Roll Callhttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/5/c/e/8/5ce8e774/HB1629.655.pdf

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