Education 2017-2018

The Senate Education Committee met on October 15, 2018 to Consider the following legislation:

H.B. 1822 (Schlossberg) – Would provide for suicide prevention in institutions of higher education.  The bill was Reported as Committed unanimously.


The Senate Education Committee met on October 2, 2018 to Consider the following legislation:

H.B. 1745 (Hickernell) – Would provide for a college tuition and fee waiver program for students in foster care.  The bill was Reported as Amended by a vote of 10:2.

  • Dinniman Amendment to Amendment A09681 – Would remove the amendment language that reduced the number of state-related university participants in the bill. The amendment passed by a vote of 7:0.
  • Amendment A09681 – Would clarify “substitute care” and provide for room and board to be included in the waiver. The amendment passed unanimously.

H.B. 2052 (Reese) – Would require schools provide support services for students with parents on active military duty.  The bill was Reported as Committed unanimously.

H.B. 2158 (Mako) – Would require school entities seek and provide career presenters for students.  The bill was Reported as Amended unanimously.

  • Amendment A09679 – Would clarify the bill’s intent by providing suggestions of organizations that could be sought as school career presenters, eliminating the terms “seeking participation” and “equal access” and requiring information be posted on the school’s public website. The amendment passed unanimously.

H.B. 2159 (Staats) – Would provide for expanded requirements for school articulation agreements to be included in the PA Department of Education’s electronic database.  The bill was Reported as Amended unanimously.

  • Amendment A09435 – Would make a technical change to clarify the due date of schools’ interim reports. The amendment passed unanimously.

On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, the Senate Education Committee met to Consider the following legislation:

H.B. 1228 (English) – Would allow students to self-apply sun protection at school without a medical note or prescription.  The bill was Reported as Committed.

H.B. 1386 (Phillips-Hill) – Would make changes to the special education teaching certificates and add requirements for notifications and reports on certification.  The bill was Reported as Amended.

      • Amendment A09076 (Eichelberger) – Would make changes to the grade level and age span of special education certificates, require notices for expanding the grade levels of early childhood certificates and commission a study on teacher certification areas. The amendment passed unanimously.
      • Motion to Reconsider Bill – Senator Dinniman made a motion to reconsider H.B. 1386. The motion failed by a vote of 5:7.

H.B. 2157 (Grove) – Would provide for the classification of vocational instruction programs by schools and require guidelines to specify when students’ credits may be applied toward an agriculture education program or vocational or technical coursework, programs or activities.  The bill was Reported as Committed.

H.B. 2205 (Roebuck) – Would allow occupational advisory committees that oversee career and technical education programs to be shared by multiple schools.  The bill was Reported as Committed.

S.B. 1247 (Eichelberger) – Would further specify the academic goals of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE)and prohibit collective bargaining agreements that could impede system and school decision-making.  The bill was Reported as Committed.

S.R. 292 (White) – Would request the Joint State Government Commission study immunization policies for college students, as they relate to meningococcal meningitis. The resolution was Reported as Amended.

      • Amendment A07405 (Dinniman) – Would specify the inclusion of meningitis B in the requested study. The amendment passed unanimously.

S.R. 417 (Dinniman) – Would request the Joint State Government Commission establish an advisory committee to study start times in Pennsylvania’s secondary schools. The resolution was Reported as Amended.

      • Amendment A09363 (Dinniman) – Would include a representative of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association as a member of the advisory committee. The amendment passed unanimously.
      • Amendment A09364 (Dinniman) – Would require the study’s findings be reported to the Senate no later than 12 months from the adoption of the resolution instead of 18 months. The amendment passed unanimously.

The Senate Education Committee met on June 13, 2018 to Consider the following legislation:

S.B. 1095 (McGarrigle) – Would provide additional instructional support and alternative methods for students to achieve proficiency on the Keystone Exams, while ensuring the exams would not be a barrier to graduating from high school in the future.  The bill was Reported as Amended unanimously.

      • Amendment A07551 (Tomlinson) – Would further clarify and provide for alternative methods for students to meet the graduation requirements associated with the Keystone Exams. The amendment was passed unanimously.

S.R. 293 (Martin) – Would direct the Joint State Government Commission to review and provide a report on school safety in the state, including the effectiveness of “gun free zones” and the state’s background check system, as well as school safety measures and data in PA and other states.  The resolution was Reported as Committed unanimously.


The Senate Education Committee met on June 12, 2018 to Consider the following legislation:

H.B. 2124 (C. Quinn) – Would require colleges and universities provide annual updates to their students about financial debt from federal or any other student loans that they disbursed.   The bill was Reported as Amended by a vote of 8:4.

      • Amendment A07448 (Eichelberger) – Would provide for schools to send loan-related information to students no later than July 1 of each year. Further, it would remove school reporting requirements for certain loan information due to schools’ lack of access to necessary information.  The amendment was passed unanimously.

S.B. 1181 (Reschenthaler) – Would provide for depression screening of school-age children, beginning in grade six. The bill was Reported as Amended unanimously.

      • Amendment A07437 (Eichelberger) – Would provide for the Department of Health to develop a depression screening notice for schools to distribute to guardians and post on their websites. The department would be required to provide for determination of qualified health care professionals in promulgating regulations for early intervention depression screening.

S.B.  1198 (Eichelberger) – Would require the Department of Education develop a website for the public to view and compare the performance of public schools and school districts in the state according to multiple indicators, including the Future Ready PA Index, beginning in the 2018-2019 school year.  The bill was Reported as Committed by a vote of 9:3.


The Senate Education Committee met on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, to Consider the following legislation:

H.B. 564 (Boback) – Would require school entities develop civics tests and administer them to students. The bill was Reported as Amended unanimously.

      • Amendment A07163 (Eichelberger) – Would require the department develop and make available to schools certificates of recognition for students that receive perfect scores, not passing scores, on their civics assessments. The amendment passed unanimously.

S.B. 2 (DiSanto) – Would provide for the creation of Education Savings Accounts, which would enable students to choose educational opportunities outside of their resident school districts. The bill was Reported as Amended by a vote of 7:5.

      • Amendment A06867 (DiSanto) – Would provide for technical changes to further clarify the bill’s intent. It added a definition of “State Achievement Test,” referring to the PSSAs and Keystone Exams, clarified the eligibility parameters to qualify for an education savings account and specified the period for account applications, renewals and notification by the department of approved program applications. The amendment passed by a vote of 7:5.
      • Amendment A07165 (Williams) – Would provide for a school voucher program in the state. The amendment failed by a vote of 10:2.

S.B. 1032 (Dinniman) – Would require the State Board of Education provide fiscal documents to the House and Senate Majority and Minority Education Committee Chairpersons for Keystone Exam-related and other regulations.  The bill was Reported as Amended unanimously.

      • Amendment A07164 (Dinniman) – Would require the Secretary of Education provide fiscal documents to the House and Senate Majority and Minority Chairpersons for regulations. Updated fiscal statements, or fiscal notes prepared by the Office of the Budget, would be required for final-form regulations.

S.B. 1159 (Aument) – Would allow for the creation of a central student record repository for private licensed school students.  The billwas Reported as Committed unanimously.

 S.R. 322 (Aument) – Would direct the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to study standardized testing in the state.  The resolution was Reported as Committed unanimously.


The Senate Education Committee met on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, to Consider the following legislation:

S.B. 1104 (Aument) – Would provide for changes to the state’s vocational education certification qualifications and requirements.  The bill was Reported as Committed unanimously.

S.B. 1142 (Browne) – Would provide for the creation and implementation of the Safe2Say Program, an anonymous system of reporting unsafe, potentially harmful, dangerous, violent or criminal activities, or the threat of such activities, in schools.  The bill was Reported as Committed unanimously.


The Senate Education Committee met on Monday, April 23, 2018, to Consider the following legislation:

S.B. 1136 (Brooks) – Would include part-time local police in adjacent municipalities as allowable police units with which a school may establish a cooperative service agreement. The bill was Reported as Committed by a vote of 12:0.

H.B. 679 (Ortitay) – Would require the department to create an online course database for students in schools and home education programs. The bill was Reported as Committed by a vote of 11:1.

H.B. 857 (Zimmerman) – Would provide for online schools to be included in the oversight and regulatory responsibilities of the State Board of Private Academic Schools, including licensing requirements. The bill was Reported as Committed by a vote of 11:1.


The Senate Education Committee met on Monday, January 29, 2018, to Consider the following legislation:

H.B. 1305 (Rapp) – Would require training for teachers, who provide secondary transition services to students in grades eight through twelve (or age 14 or older).  The bill was Reported as Committed unanimously.

H.B. 1653 (Quigley) – Would allow college students to receive state scholarships for programs in which more than 50% of the coursework is online.  This would only apply to schools headquartered and domiciled through incorporation or charter in PA.  The bill was Reported as Committed unanimously

S.B. 776 (Tomlinson) – Would provide for a two-year extension to the Dyslexia and Early Literacy Intervention Program.  Amendment A05613 would expand the program from three to eight schools and allow schools with up to 15,000 enrolled students to be eligible for the program.  The bill was Reported as Amended unanimously.


The Senate Education Committee held a meeting on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, to Consider the following legislation:

S.B. 2 (DiSanto) – Would create Education Savings Accounts, which would provide funding for students to attend schools outside their resident school districts.  The bill was not Considered by the Committee.

S.B. 955 (Vulakovich) – Would establish the Community College Secondary Education Fire Training Pilot Program to increase the number of individuals trained in firefighting.  This bill was Reported as Committed unanimously.

S.R. 248 (Eichelberger) – Would request alternative graduation assessments to the Keystone Exams.  It was amended to remove reference to the Keystone Exams and alternative assessments as Federal accountability measures and to require alternative assessments meet certain criteria provided for by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Every Student Succeeds Act. The resolution was Reported as Amended unanimously.


The Senate Education Committee held a meeting on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, to Consider the following legislation:

H.B. 1448 (Cutler) – Would place requirements on the PA Department of Education, PHEAA and colleges and universities to provide for transparency and accountability in student selection of colleges and academic majors.  The legislation was Reported as Committed by a vote of 11:0, 1(NV).

S.B. 2 (DiSanto) – Would create Education Savings Accounts, which would provide funding for students to attend schools outside their resident school districts.  A technical amendment was offered to clarify eligibility requirements for program applicants and specify program application time periods.  The bill and amendment were Considered, but due to a procedural point made on a proxy, all votes were voided.  Both the bill and amendment remain in committee at this time.

S.B. 521 (Killion) – Would provide for cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction for high school students.  The legislation passed unanimously.

S.B. 540 (Mensch) – Would allow a student’s participation in a musical performance with veterans to serve as an acceptable excuse for school absence.  The legislation passed unanimously.

S.R. 228 (Eichelberger) – Would provide for a Global Education Task Force in Pennsylvania.  The resolution was Reported as Amended by a vote of 11:1.


The Senate Education Committee held a meeting on Monday, June 20, 2017, to consider the following legislation:

H.B. 178 (Day) – Would provide for fire and security drills to be held in school buildings and buses of school entities. This legislation was Reported as Committed by a vote of 12:0.

S.B. 756 (Dinniman) – Would end the Keystone Exams in PA, establish a task force to evaluate the PSSAs and provide for a teacher rating system.  This legislation was Reported as Amended by a vote of 8:4.


The Senate Education Committee held a meeting on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, to consider the following legislation:

S.B. 227 (Eichelberger) – Would provide for a school board to give notice of its intentions to renew a superintendent or assistant superintendent’s contract within 90 days of the contract’s expiration.  If the board would fail to meet this requirement, the bill would provide for a one-year contract extension.  This legislation passed by a vote of 11:1.

S.B. 229 (Eichelberger) – Would eliminate a school employee’s statutory right to sick, bereavement and sabbatical leave.  This legislation passed by a vote of 7:5.

The Senate Education Committee met on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, to Consider the following legislation:

S.B. 1104 (Aument) – Would provide for changes to the state’s vocational education certification qualifications and requirements.  The bill was Reported as Committed unanimously.

S.B. 1142 (Browne) – Would provide for the creation and implementation of the Safe2Say Program, an anonymous system of reporting unsafe, potentially harmful, dangerous, violent or criminal activities, or the threat of such activities, in schools.  The bill was Reported as Committed unanimously.


The Senate Education Committee met on Monday, April 23, 2018, to Consider the following legislation:

S.B. 1136 (Brooks) – Would include part-time local police in adjacent municipalities as allowable police units with which a school may establish a cooperative service agreement. The bill was Reported as Committed by a vote of 12:0.

H.B. 679 (Ortitay) – Would require the department to create an online course database for students in schools and home education programs. The bill was Reported as Committed by a vote of 11:1.

H.B. 857 (Zimmerman) – Would provide for online schools to be included in the oversight and regulatory responsibilities of the State Board of Private Academic Schools, including licensing requirements. The bill was Reported as Committed by a vote of 11:1.


The Senate Education Committee met on Monday, January 29, 2018, to Consider the following legislation:

H.B. 1305 (Rapp) – Would require training for teachers, who provide secondary transition services to students in grades eight through twelve (or age 14 or older).  The bill was Reported as Committed unanimously.

H.B. 1653 (Quigley) – Would allow college students to receive state scholarships for programs in which more than 50% of the coursework is online.  This would only apply to schools headquartered and domiciled through incorporation or charter in PA.  The bill was Reported as Committed unanimously

S.B. 776 (Tomlinson) – Would provide for a two-year extension to the Dyslexia and Early Literacy Intervention Program.  Amendment A05613 would expand the program from three to eight schools and allow schools with up to 15,000 enrolled students to be eligible for the program.  The bill was Reported as Amended unanimously.


The Senate Education Committee held a meeting on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, to Consider the following legislation:

S.B. 2 (DiSanto) – Would create Education Savings Accounts, which would provide funding for students to attend schools outside their resident school districts.  The bill was not Considered by the Committee.

S.B. 955 (Vulakovich) – Would establish the Community College Secondary Education Fire Training Pilot Program to increase the number of individuals trained in firefighting.  This bill was Reported as Committed unanimously.

S.R. 248 (Eichelberger) – Would request alternative graduation assessments to the Keystone Exams.  It was amended to remove reference to the Keystone Exams and alternative assessments as Federal accountability measures and to require alternative assessments meet certain criteria provided for by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Every Student Succeeds Act. The resolution was Reported as Amended unanimously.


The Senate Education Committee held a meeting on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, to Consider the following legislation:

H.B. 1448 (Cutler) – Would place requirements on the PA Department of Education, PHEAA and colleges and universities to provide for transparency and accountability in student selection of colleges and academic majors.  The legislation was Reported as Committed by a vote of 11:0, 1(NV).

S.B. 2 (DiSanto) – Would create Education Savings Accounts, which would provide funding for students to attend schools outside their resident school districts.  A technical amendment was offered to clarify eligibility requirements for program applicants and specify program application time periods.  The bill and amendment were Considered, but due to a procedural point made on a proxy, all votes were voided.  Both the bill and amendment remain in committee at this time.

S.B. 521 (Killion) – Would provide for cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction for high school students.  The legislation passed unanimously.

S.B. 540 (Mensch) – Would allow a student’s participation in a musical performance with veterans to serve as an acceptable excuse for school absence.  The legislation passed unanimously.

S.R. 228 (Eichelberger) – Would provide for a Global Education Task Force in Pennsylvania.  The resolution was Reported as Amended by a vote of 11:1.


The Senate Education Committee held a meeting on Monday, June 20, 2017, to consider the following legislation:

H.B. 178 (Day) – Would provide for fire and security drills to be held in school buildings and buses of school entities. This legislation was Reported as Committed by a vote of 12:0.

S.B. 756 (Dinniman) – Would end the Keystone Exams in PA, establish a task force to evaluate the PSSAs and provide for a teacher rating system.  This legislation was Reported as Amended by a vote of 8:4.


The Senate Education Committee held a meeting on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, to consider the following legislation:

S.B. 227 (Eichelberger) – Would provide for a school board to give notice of its intentions to renew a superintendent or assistant superintendent’s contract within 90 days of the contract’s expiration.  If the board would fail to meet this requirement, the bill would provide for a one-year contract extension.  This legislation passed by a vote of 11:1.

S.B. 229 (Eichelberger) – Would eliminate a school employee’s statutory right to sick, bereavement and sabbatical leave.  This legislation passed by a vote of 7:5.

The Senate Education Committee met on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, to Consider the following legislation:

S.B. 1104 (Aument) – Would provide for changes to the state’s vocational education certification qualifications and requirements.  The bill was Reported as Committed unanimously.

S.B. 1142 (Browne) – Would provide for the creation and implementation of the Safe2Say Program, an anonymous system of reporting unsafe, potentially harmful, dangerous, violent or criminal activities, or the threat of such activities, in schools.  The bill was Reported as Committed unanimously.


The Senate Education Committee met on Monday, April 23, 2018, to Consider the following legislation:

S.B. 1136 (Brooks) – Would include part-time local police in adjacent municipalities as allowable police units with which a school may establish a cooperative service agreement. The bill was Reported as Committed by a vote of 12:0.

H.B. 679 (Ortitay) – Would require the department to create an online course database for students in schools and home education programs. The bill was Reported as Committed by a vote of 11:1.

H.B. 857 (Zimmerman) – Would provide for online schools to be included in the oversight and regulatory responsibilities of the State Board of Private Academic Schools, including licensing requirements. The bill was Reported as Committed by a vote of 11:1.


The Senate Education Committee met on Monday, January 29, 2018, to Consider the following legislation:

H.B. 1305 (Rapp) – Would require training for teachers, who provide secondary transition services to students in grades eight through twelve (or age 14 or older).  The bill was Reported as Committed unanimously.

H.B. 1653 (Quigley) – Would allow college students to receive state scholarships for programs in which more than 50% of the coursework is online.  This would only apply to schools headquartered and domiciled through incorporation or charter in PA.  The bill was Reported as Committed unanimously

S.B. 776 (Tomlinson) – Would provide for a two-year extension to the Dyslexia and Early Literacy Intervention Program.  Amendment A05613 would expand the program from three to eight schools and allow schools with up to 15,000 enrolled students to be eligible for the program.  The bill was Reported as Amended unanimously.


The Senate Education Committee held a meeting on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, to Consider the following legislation:

S.B. 2 (DiSanto) – Would create Education Savings Accounts, which would provide funding for students to attend schools outside their resident school districts.  The bill was not Considered by the Committee.

S.B. 955 (Vulakovich) – Would establish the Community College Secondary Education Fire Training Pilot Program to increase the number of individuals trained in firefighting.  This bill was Reported as Committed unanimously.

S.R. 248 (Eichelberger) – Would request alternative graduation assessments to the Keystone Exams.  It was amended to remove reference to the Keystone Exams and alternative assessments as Federal accountability measures and to require alternative assessments meet certain criteria provided for by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Every Student Succeeds Act. The resolution was Reported as Amended unanimously.


The Senate Education Committee held a meeting on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, to Consider the following legislation:

H.B. 1448 (Cutler) – Would place requirements on the PA Department of Education, PHEAA and colleges and universities to provide for transparency and accountability in student selection of colleges and academic majors.  The legislation was Reported as Committed by a vote of 11:0, 1(NV).

S.B. 2 (DiSanto) – Would create Education Savings Accounts, which would provide funding for students to attend schools outside their resident school districts.  A technical amendment was offered to clarify eligibility requirements for program applicants and specify program application time periods.  The bill and amendment were Considered, but due to a procedural point made on a proxy, all votes were voided.  Both the bill and amendment remain in committee at this time.

S.B. 521 (Killion) – Would provide for cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction for high school students.  The legislation passed unanimously.

S.B. 540 (Mensch) – Would allow a student’s participation in a musical performance with veterans to serve as an acceptable excuse for school absence.  The legislation passed unanimously.

S.R. 228 (Eichelberger) – Would provide for a Global Education Task Force in Pennsylvania.  The resolution was Reported as Amended by a vote of 11:1.


The Senate Education Committee held a meeting on Monday, June 20, 2017, to consider the following legislation:

H.B. 178 (Day) – Would provide for fire and security drills to be held in school buildings and buses of school entities. This legislation was Reported as Committed by a vote of 12:0.

S.B. 756 (Dinniman) – Would end the Keystone Exams in PA, establish a task force to evaluate the PSSAs and provide for a teacher rating system.  This legislation was Reported as Amended by a vote of 8:4.


The Senate Education Committee held a meeting on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, to consider the following legislation:

S.B. 227 (Eichelberger) – Would provide for a school board to give notice of its intentions to renew a superintendent or assistant superintendent’s contract within 90 days of the contract’s expiration.  If the board would fail to meet this requirement, the bill would provide for a one-year contract extension.  This legislation passed by a vote of 11:1.

S.B. 229 (Eichelberger) – Would eliminate a school employee’s statutory right to sick, bereavement and sabbatical leave.  This legislation passed by a vote of 7:5.

The Senate Education Committee met on Monday, January 29, 2018, to Consider the following legislation:

H.B. 1305 (Rapp) – Would require training for teachers, who provide secondary transition services to students in grades eight through twelve (or age 14 or older).  The bill was Reported as Committed unanimously.

H.B. 1653 (Quigley) – Would allow college students to receive state scholarships for programs in which more than 50% of the coursework is online.  This would only apply to schools headquartered and domiciled through incorporation or charter in PA.  The bill was Reported as Committed unanimously

S.B. 776 (Tomlinson) – Would provide for a two-year extension to the Dyslexia and Early Literacy Intervention Program.  Amendment A05613 would expand the program from three to eight schools and allow schools with up to 15,000 enrolled students to be eligible for the program.  The bill was Reported as Amended unanimously.


The Senate Education Committee held a meeting on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, to Consider the following legislation:

S.B. 2 (DiSanto) – Would create Education Savings Accounts, which would provide funding for students to attend schools outside their resident school districts.  The bill was not Considered by the Committee.

S.B. 955 (Vulakovich) – Would establish the Community College Secondary Education Fire Training Pilot Program to increase the number of individuals trained in firefighting.  This bill was Reported as Committed unanimously.

S.R. 248 (Eichelberger) – Would request alternative graduation assessments to the Keystone Exams.  It was amended to remove reference to the Keystone Exams and alternative assessments as Federal accountability measures and to require alternative assessments meet certain criteria provided for by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Every Student Succeeds Act. The resolution was Reported as Amended unanimously.


The Senate Education Committee held a meeting on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, to Consider the following legislation:

H.B. 1448 (Cutler) – Would place requirements on the PA Department of Education, PHEAA and colleges and universities to provide for transparency and accountability in student selection of colleges and academic majors.  The legislation was Reported as Committed by a vote of 11:0, 1(NV).

S.B. 2 (DiSanto) – Would create Education Savings Accounts, which would provide funding for students to attend schools outside their resident school districts.  A technical amendment was offered to clarify eligibility requirements for program applicants and specify program application time periods.  The bill and amendment were Considered, but due to a procedural point made on a proxy, all votes were voided.  Both the bill and amendment remain in committee at this time.

S.B. 521 (Killion) – Would provide for cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction for high school students.  The legislation passed unanimously.

S.B. 540 (Mensch) – Would allow a student’s participation in a musical performance with veterans to serve as an acceptable excuse for school absence.  The legislation passed unanimously.

S.R. 228 (Eichelberger) – Would provide for a Global Education Task Force in Pennsylvania.  The resolution was Reported as Amended by a vote of 11:1.


The Senate Education Committee held a meeting on Monday, June 20, 2017, to consider the following legislation:

H.B. 178 (Day) – Would provide for fire and security drills to be held in school buildings and buses of school entities. This legislation was Reported as Committed by a vote of 12:0.

S.B. 756 (Dinniman) – Would end the Keystone Exams in PA, establish a task force to evaluate the PSSAs and provide for a teacher rating system.  This legislation was Reported as Amended by a vote of 8:4.


The Senate Education Committee held a meeting on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, to consider the following legislation:

S.B. 227 (Eichelberger) – Would provide for a school board to give notice of its intentions to renew a superintendent or assistant superintendent’s contract within 90 days of the contract’s expiration.  If the board would fail to meet this requirement, the bill would provide for a one-year contract extension.  This legislation passed by a vote of 11:1.

S.B. 229 (Eichelberger) – Would eliminate a school employee’s statutory right to sick, bereavement and sabbatical leave.  This legislation passed by a vote of 7:5.

Senator Andy Dinniman

Senator Andy Dinniman

Committee Chair