IN HB1640 | 2019 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 5-2)
Status: Enrolled on April 17 2019 - 75% progression
Action: 2019-04-22 - Representative Jordan added as advisor
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]

Summary

Education matters. Provides that the state board of education (state board) and the governing body of a school corporation or nonpublic school may not enter into, renew, or otherwise extend a contract to establish a freeway school after June 30, 2019. Provides that provisions relating to the establishment and administration of freeway schools expire June 30, 2024. Establishes new requirements to accredit a public or private elementary or secondary school in Indiana. Provides that a school corporation or performance based accredited school may waive compliance with certain statutes or rules for a particular school that is placed in either of the three highest categories or designations of school improvement. Provides that a school corporation or accredited school may submit a request to the state board to waive certain statutes or rules for a particular school that is placed in either of the two lowest categories or designations of school improvement. Provides that if a nonpublic school that is accredited is placed in the lowest category or designation of school improvement for four consecutive years, the state board shall revoke the nonpublic school's accreditation. Changes certain references from nonaccredited nonpublic school to nonaccredited schools with one or more employees. Provides that a public school may not waive certain provisions. Includes virtual or electronic learning (E-Learning days) and other virtual activities in the definition of "instructional time". Provides that if a school corporation: (1) delays the start of the school day by not more than two hours later than the normal school start time; or (2) releases students not more than two hours earlier than the normal student release time; because of weather or to otherwise ensure the safety of the students, the school day shall count as a full instructional day. Removes a requirement that child abuse and child sexual abuse instruction to students in kindergarten through grade 12 must be research and evidence based instruction. Provides that, in identifying outlines or materials for instruction on child abuse and child sexual abuse, the department of education (department) must work in consultation with school safety specialists, school counselors, school social workers, or school psychologists. (Current law requires the department to work with school safety specialists and school counselors.) Voids an Indiana administrative rule relating to school accreditation. Repeals a provision that requires the state board to implement a system of recognizing certain education programs of nonpublic schools. Repeals: (1) provisions establishing performance qualified school districts; (2) a provision relating to performance based school accreditation; (3) a provision pertaining to school improvement plans; and (4) a provision pertaining to the recognition of educational programs of nonpublic schools. Resolves a conflict between HEA 1074-2018 and HEA 1002-2018. Requires each school corporation, charter school, and accredited nonpublic elementary school to include cursive writing in its curriculum. Repeals a provision that provides each school corporation may include cursive writing in the school corporation's curriculum.

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Title

Education matters. Provides that the state board of education (state board) and the governing body of a school corporation or nonpublic school may not enter into, renew, or otherwise extend a contract to establish a freeway school after June 30, 2019. Provides that provisions relating to the establishment and administration of freeway schools expire June 30, 2024. Establishes new requirements to accredit a public or private elementary or secondary school in Indiana. Provides that a school corporation or performance based accredited school may waive compliance with certain statutes or rules for a particular school that is placed in either of the three highest categories or designations of school improvement. Provides that a school corporation or accredited school may submit a request to the state board to waive certain statutes or rules for a particular school that is placed in either of the two lowest categories or designations of school improvement. Provides that if a nonpublic school that is accredited is placed in the lowest category or designation of school improvement for four consecutive years, the state board shall revoke the nonpublic school's accreditation. Changes certain references from nonaccredited nonpublic school to nonaccredited schools with one or more employees. Provides that a public school may not waive certain provisions. Includes virtual or electronic learning (E-Learning days) and other virtual activities in the definition of "instructional time". Provides that if a school corporation: (1) delays the start of the school day by not more than two hours later than the normal school start time; or (2) releases students not more than two hours earlier than the normal student release time; because of weather or to otherwise ensure the safety of the students, the school day shall count as a full instructional day. Removes a requirement that child abuse and child sexual abuse instruction to students in kindergarten through grade 12 must be research and evidence based instruction. Provides that, in identifying outlines or materials for instruction on child abuse and child sexual abuse, the department of education (department) must work in consultation with school safety specialists, school counselors, school social workers, or school psychologists. (Current law requires the department to work with school safety specialists and school counselors.) Voids an Indiana administrative rule relating to school accreditation. Repeals a provision that requires the state board to implement a system of recognizing certain education programs of nonpublic schools. Repeals: (1) provisions establishing performance qualified school districts; (2) a provision relating to performance based school accreditation; (3) a provision pertaining to school improvement plans; and (4) a provision pertaining to the recognition of educational programs of nonpublic schools. Resolves a conflict between HEA 1074-2018 and HEA 1002-2018. Requires each school corporation, charter school, and accredited nonpublic elementary school to include cursive writing in its curriculum. Repeals a provision that provides each school corporation may include cursive writing in the school corporation's curriculum.

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2019-04-16 - Senate - Senate - Third reading (Y: 31 N: 18 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2019-04-15 - Senate - Senate - Amendment #2 (Taylor G) failed (Y: 12 N: 37 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [FAIL]
2019-04-10 - Senate - Senate - Committee Vote (Y: 9 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-02-12 - House - Third reading (Y: 87 N: 0 NV: 7 Abs: 6) [PASS]
2019-02-11 - House - Amendment #4 (Porter) failed (Y: 30 N: 62 NV: 3 Abs: 5) [FAIL]
2019-02-11 - House - Amendment #1 (DeLaney) prevailed (Y: 88 N: 0 NV: 7 Abs: 5) [PASS]
2019-02-06 - House - House - Committee Vote (Y: 10 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 3) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2019-04-22HouseRepresentative Jordan added as advisor
2019-04-22SenateSenate advisors appointed: Crane and Stoops
2019-04-22SenateSenate conferees appointed: Kruse and Melton
2019-04-18HouseHouse advisors appointed: Cook, Goodrich, DeLaney and Pfaff
2019-04-18HouseHouse conferees appointed: Behning and Klinker
2019-04-18HouseHouse dissented from Senate amendments
2019-04-18HouseMotion to dissent filed
2019-04-17SenateReturned to the House with amendments
2019-04-16SenateSenator Leising added as cosponsor
2019-04-16SenateThird reading: passed; Roll Call 505: yeas 31, nays 18
2019-04-15SenateSenator Randolph added as cosponsor
2019-04-15SenateSenator Raatz added as cosponsor
2019-04-15SenateAmendment #2 (Taylor G) failed; Roll Call 467: yeas 12, nays 37
2019-04-15SenateAmendment #1 (Raatz) prevailed; voice vote
2019-04-15SenateSecond reading: amended, ordered engrossed
2019-04-11SenateCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2019-03-05SenateFirst reading: referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
2019-02-13HouseReferred to the Senate
2019-02-12HouseRepresentative Klinker added as coauthor
2019-02-12HouseSenate sponsors: Senators Crane and Kruse
2019-02-12HouseThird reading: passed; Roll Call 148: yeas 87, nays 0
2019-02-11HouseAmendment #4 (Porter) failed; Roll Call 137: yeas 30, nays 62
2019-02-11HouseAmendment #3 (DeLaney) failed; voice vote
2019-02-11HouseAmendment #1 (DeLaney) prevailed; Roll Call 136: yeas 88, nays 0
2019-02-11HouseSecond reading: amended, ordered engrossed
2019-02-07HouseCommittee 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/1640/
Texthttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/9/f/e/a/9fead931/HB1640.01.INTR.pdf
Texthttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/a/c/c/e/acce5c9d/HB1640.01.INTR.pdf
Texthttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/d/0/1/0/d0102346/HB1640.02.COMH.pdf
Texthttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/2/e/b/b/2ebb0f28/HB1640.02.COMH.pdf
Texthttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/c/d/3/d/cd3d2bb2/HB1640.03.ENGH.pdf
Texthttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/1/6/a/8/16a8a913/HB1640.03.ENGH.pdf
Texthttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/a/f/5/3/af53811a/HB1640.04.COMS.pdf
Texthttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/c/e/1/1/ce11cb09/HB1640.04.COMS.pdf
Texthttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/a/f/6/9/af69bfea/HB1640.05.ENGS.pdf
Roll Callhttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/a/2/2/2/a222991a/HB1640.01.INTR.00.pdf
Roll Callhttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/6/9/6/7/69675822/HB1640.136.pdf
Roll Callhttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/f/4/0/d/f40d9670/HB1640.137.pdf
Roll Callhttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/1/b/f/2/1bf209ed/HB1640.148.pdf
Roll Callhttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/0/9/7/e/097e0897/HB1640.03.ENGH.00.pdf
Roll Callhttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/6/d/c/6/6dc6e530/HB1640.467.pdf
Roll Callhttp://iga.in.gov/static-documents/5/4/6/3/5463efa6/HB1640.505.pdf

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