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PA Bill Number: SB187

Title: Further providing for title and for definitions; and making editorial changes.

Description: Further providing for title and for definitions; and making editorial changes. ...

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: Jun 13, 2024

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Proposed Pennsylvania House Legislation HB301

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Title: In preliminary provisions, further providing for special provisions applicable to limited school years; in duties and powers of board of school directors, further providing for additional schools and departments; in grounds and buildings, further providing for limitation on new applications for Department of Education approval of public school building projects; in school directors' associations and county boards of school directors, further providing for powers and duties; in intermediate units, further providing for visual services and for school safety and security enhancements; in certification of teachers, further providing for substitute teaching permit for prospective teachers and for locally issued temporary certification for substitute teachers, repealing provisions relating to permit for classroom monitors and providing for permit for classroom monitors; providing for the Educator Pipeline Support Grant Program; in pupils and attendance, further providing for compulsory education of physical defectives, for school lunch and breakfast reimbursement, for dependent children, for actual cost of tuition and maintenance of certain exceptional children in the four chartered schools for education of the deaf and the blind, for payment of cost of tuition and maintenance of certain exceptional children, for transfer of funds for transferal programs and for children under six with defective hearing and parent or guardian advised of schools, etc.; in safe schools, further providing for definitions and for Office for Safe Schools, repealing provisions relating to regulations and to reporting, further providing for policy relating to bullying and for maintenance of records and repealing provisions relating to Safe Schools Advocate in School Districts of the First Class, to standing, to enforcement and to construction of article and other laws; in school safety and security, further providing for definitions and for school safety and security committee, providing for duties of committee, further providing for School Safety and Security Grant Program, providing for Targeted School Safety Grants for Nonpublic Schools and School Entities Program, for standardized protocols, for county safe schools' collaborative and for school mental health grants for 2023-2024 school year, further providing for school safety and security coordinator training and providing for reporting and memorandum of understanding, for safe schools advocate in school districts of the first class and for enforcement; in school security, further providing for definitions, for school police officers, for annual report and for school security guards; in character education program, further providing for character education program; in community colleges, further providing for financial program and reimbursement of payments; in educational tax credits, further providing for definitions, for qualification and application by organizations and for limitations; in school districts of the first class, further providing for qualifications of principals and teachers; in funding for public libraries, providing for State aid for fiscal year 2023-2024; in reimbursements by Commonwealth and between school districts, further providing for definitions and for payments on account of pupils enrolled in career and technical curriculums, for payments on account of courses for exceptional children, for payments to intermediate units, for assistance to school districts declared to be in financial recovery status or identified for financial watch status, for payments, for payments on account of pupil transportation, for Ready-to-Learn Block Grant and for payment of required contribution for public school employees' Social Security; in construction and renovation of buildings by school entities, further providing for applicability; providing for School Environmental Repairs Program; and making an editorial change.

Subject:

Description: An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in preliminary provisions, further providing for special provisions applicable to limited school years; in duties and powers of board of school directors, further providing for additional schools and departments; in grounds and buildings, further providing for limitation on new applications for Department of Education approval of public school building projects; in school directors' associations and county boards of school directors, further providing for powers and duties; in intermediate units, further providing for visual services and for school safety and security enhancements; in certification of teachers, further providing for substitute teaching permit for prospective teachers and for locally issued temporary certification for substitute teachers, repealing provisions relating to permit for classroom monitors and providing for permit for classroom monitors; providing for the Educator Pipeline Support Grant Program; in pupils and attendance, further providing for compulsory education of physical defectives, for school lunch and breakfast reimbursement, for dependent children, for actual cost of tuition and maintenance of certain exceptional children in the four chartered schools for education of the deaf and the blind, for payment of cost of tuition and maintenance of certain exceptional children, for transfer of funds for transferal programs and for children under six with defective hearing and parent or guardian advised of schools, etc.; in safe schools, further providing for definitions and for Office for Safe Schools, repealing provisions relating to regulations and to reporting, further providing for policy relating to bullying and for maintenance of records and repealing provisions relating to Safe Schools Advocate in School Districts of the First Class, to standing, to enforcement and to construction of article and other laws; in school safety and security, further providing for definitions and for school safety and security committee, providing for duties of committee, further providing for School Safety and Security Grant Program, providing for Targeted School Safety Grants for Nonpublic Schools and School Entities Program, for standardized protocols, for county safe schools' collaborative and for school mental health grants for 2023-2024 school year, further providing for school safety and security coordinator training and providing for reporting and memorandum of understanding, for safe schools advocate in school districts of the first class and for enforcement; in school security, further providing for definitions, for school police officers, for annual report and for school security guards; in character education program, further providing for character education program; in community colleges, further providing for financial program and reimbursement of payments; in educational tax credits, further providing for definitions, for qualification and application by organizations and for limitations; in school districts of the first class, further providing for qualifications of principals and teachers; in funding for public libraries, providing for State aid for fiscal year 2023-2024; in reimbursements by Commonwealth and between school districts, further providing for definitions and for payments on account of pupils enrolled in career and technical curriculums, for payments on account of courses for exceptional children, for payments to intermediate units, for assistance to school districts declared to be in financial recovery status or identified for financial watch status, for payments, for payments on account of pupil transportation, for Ready-to-Learn Block Grant and for payment of required contribution for public school employees' Social Security; in construction and renovation of buildings by school entities, further providing for applicability; providing for School Environmental Repairs Program; and making an editorial change.

Session: 2023-2024 Regular Session

Last Action: Act No. 33 of 2023

Last Action Date: December 13, 2023

Link: https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/bill_history.cfm?syear=2023&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=301

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23 sponsors: Patrick Harkins (D); Stephen Samuelson (D); Stephen Kinsey (D); Joseph Hohenstein (D); Michael Schlossberg (D); Carol Hill-Evans (D); Joseph Ciresi (D); Ben Sanchez (D); Dan Williams (D); Eddie Pashinski (D); Maureen Madden (D); Ed Neilson (D); Perry Warren (D); John Galloway (D); Steven Malagari (D); Robert Freeman (D); Michael Sturla (D); Emily Kinkead (D); Napoleon Nelson (D); Johanny Cepeda-Freytiz (D); Benjamin Waxman (D); Joseph Webster (D); Tarik Khan (D)

History
Chamber Date Action
Senate Dec 13, 2023 Re-reported on concurrence, as amended with Prior Printer's No. 2311
House Dec 13, 2023 Act No. 33 of 2023
House Dec 13, 2023 Approved by the Governor
House Dec 13, 2023 Presented to the Governor
House Dec 13, 2023 Signed in Senate
House Dec 13, 2023 Signed in House
House Dec 13, 2023 House concurred in Senate amendments to House amendments, as amended by the Senate (175-28)
House Dec 13, 2023 Re-reported on concurrence, as committed
House Dec 13, 2023 Referred to RULES
House Dec 13, 2023 In the House
Senate Dec 13, 2023 Senate concurred in House amendments to Senate amendments, as amended by the Senate (43-7)
Senate Dec 11, 2023 Referred to RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS
House Nov 15, 2023 In the House
Senate Nov 15, 2023 Third consideration and final passage (45-5)
House Nov 15, 2023 Referred to RULES
House Nov 15, 2023 Amended in House Committee on RULES
House Nov 15, 2023 Re-reported on concurrence, as amended
House Nov 15, 2023 House concurred in Senate amendments, as amended by the House (102-101)
Senate Nov 15, 2023 In the Senate
Senate Nov 14, 2023 Re-reported as amended
Senate Jun 7, 2023 Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS
Senate Jun 7, 2023 Second consideration
Senate Jun 6, 2023 First consideration
Senate Jun 6, 2023 Reported as committed
Senate May 3, 2023 Referred to EDUCATION
House Apr 26, 2023 Third consideration and final passage (201-0)
Senate Apr 26, 2023 In the Senate
House Apr 26, 2023 Re-reported as committed
House Apr 25, 2023 Second consideration, with amendments
House Apr 25, 2023 Re-committed to APPROPRIATIONS
House Apr 24, 2023 Removed from table
House Apr 21, 2023 First consideration
House Apr 21, 2023 Laid on the table
House Apr 21, 2023 Reported as amended
House Mar 10, 2023 Referred to EDUCATION
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Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call
Description Vote Date Yea Votes Nay Votes Absent Passed Rating Comments
12/13/2023 33 0 0 Yes
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12/13/2023 43 7 0 Yes
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12/13/2023 17 0 0 Yes
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12/13/2023 16 1 0 Yes
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12/13/2023 175 28 0 Yes
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11/15/2023 102 101 0 Yes
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11/15/2023 18 15 0 Yes
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11/15/2023 18 15 0 Yes
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11/15/2023 101 102 0 No
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11/15/2023 45 5 0 Yes
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11/14/2023 21 3 0 Yes
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11/14/2023 15 9 0 Yes
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11/14/2023 22 2 0 Yes
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06/6/2023 11 0 0 Yes
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04/26/2023 201 0 0 Yes
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04/26/2023 37 0 0 Yes
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04/25/2023 201 0 0 Yes
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04/25/2023 201 0 0 Yes
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04/13/2023 21 0 0 Yes
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04/13/2023 21 0 0 Yes
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