KY SB8 | 2019 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 5-0)
Status: Passed on March 19 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-03-19 - signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 030)
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Amend KRS 161.770 to specify that a board of education must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, and any other applicable federal law in placing a teacher or superintendent on leave due to a physical or mental disability; prohibit a board from requesting unnecessary medical information or disclosing any medical information; amend KRS 161.790 to clarify the causes for which a contract of a teacher may be terminated; require an attorney to serve as hearing officer and chairman of the tribunal; remove the lay person from the tribunal; establish selection and training requirements for hearing officers; establish a prehearing conference for motions and mediation; establish tribunal's decision as a recommended order and allow parties to file exceptions to recommended order; allow hearing officer to respond to exceptions by entering original recommended order or an amended order as a final order; limit decisions to upholding or overturning the decision of the superintendent.

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AN ACT relating to educators.


Roll Calls

2019-03-06 - House - House: Third Reading RCS# 235 (Y: 56 N: 42 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2019-01-11 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading W/SFA 1 RSN# 783 (Y: 23 N: 13 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2019-03-19Senatesigned by Governor (KY Acts ch. 030)
2019-03-07Senatedelivered to Governor
2019-03-07Senateenrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
2019-03-07Senateenrolled, signed by President of the Senate
2019-03-07Senatereceived in Senate
2019-03-06House3rd reading, passed 56-42
2019-03-06Housefloor amendment (1) withdrawn
2019-03-01Housefloor amendment (1) filed
2019-02-26Houseposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 27, 2019
2019-02-26House2nd reading, to Rules
2019-02-25Housereported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
2019-02-15Houseposted in committee
2019-02-06Houseto Education (H)
2019-02-05Housereceived in House
2019-01-11Senate3rd reading, passed 23-13 with floor amendment (1)
2019-01-10Senatefloor amendment (1) filed
2019-01-10Senateposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, January 11, 2019
2019-01-10Senatereported favorably, to Rules
2019-01-09Senatereturned to Education (S)
2019-01-09Senate2nd reading
2019-01-09Senatetaken from Education (S)
2019-01-08Senateto Education (S)
2019-01-08Senatereturned to Committee on Committees (S)
2019-01-08Senate1st reading
2019-01-08Senatetaken from Committee on Committees (S)
2019-01-08Senateintroduced in Senate


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