Due to “Icemaggeddon 2011” last week, the legislative update was not available on Friday. We are sliding into this week, digging out from last and are looking oh-so forward to spring. Really. But, in the meantime, we have a lot of work to do. Here is a list of bills that have had recent movement:
SB4 Suicide Prevention Training for School Personnel (Miller, et al) – 1/24 Third reading: passed 46 to 4. Rep. Noe is sponsor in the House.
SB43 GPS Monitoring & parole (Steele, Wyss) – 1/24 Third reading: passed 42 to 6. Rep. Foley is sponsor in the House.
SB56 Child Care Regulation (Holdman, Grooms) – 1/24 Sen. Simpson added as second author; 1/25 Sens. Rogers and Becker added as coauthors. Still has not been scheduled for a committee hearing. MCCOY is working with the Indiana Association of United Ways to advocate for a hearing. Contact Mindi Goodpaster mindi.goodpastermccoyouth.org to get involved.
SB85 Study of Schools with Low Graduation Rates (Leising et al) – 1/25 Third reading: passed 40 to 0. Rep. Behning is sponsor in the House.
SB101 Driver Education Issues (Holdman et al) – 1/27 Third reading; 2/3 placed back on second reading.
SB171 School Start Date and Calendar (Delph et al) – 2/3 Third reading: failed for lack of constitutional majority 23 to 25. Sen. Delph may reintroduce.
SB245 Prenatal Substance Abuse Commission (Kruse, Breaux) – 1/31 Third reading: passed 26 to 23. Rep. Noe is sponsor in the House.
SB 406 Use of School Bus Safety Belts (Rogers, Kruse) – 1/31 Committee report: amend do pass, adopted. 2/3 Second reading: ordered engrossed.
SB 446 Use of Public School Property by Charter Schools (Schneider et al) – 1/31 Committee report: amend do pass, adopted.
SB465 Department of Child Services (Lawson) – 2/11 Hearing scheduled Judiciary 9:00 a.m.
SB482 Adult Education (Kruse) – 2/2 hearing was scheduled – don’t yet know outcome.
SB538 Bullying Prevention (Wyss) – 2/9 hearing scheduled 1:30 p.m. Rm. 233 Education & Career Development.
HB1002 Charter Schools (Bosma et al) – 1/25 Committee report: amend do pass, adopted.
HB1019 Training for Child Suicide Prevention (C. Brown) – 1/31 Third reading: passed 97 to 1. Sens. Lawson & Simpson are sponsors in the Sentate.
HB1083 Child Solicitation (Crouch, Lawson) – 2/3 Second reading: amended, ordered engrossed; Amendment 1 (DeLaney), prevailed; voice vote.
HB1107 Preventative Programs for At-Risk Children (Richardson) – 1/31 Third reading: passed 97 to 1. Sens. Buck and Lanane are sponsors in the Sentate.
HB1340 Adult Education (Behning) – 1/25 Committee report: do pass, adopted.
HB1341 Special Education Grants (Behning, Frizzell) – 1/31 Committee report; amend do pass, adopted.
HB1369 Pay to Performance Program for School Administrators (Soliday) – 1/31 Hearing scheduled – do not yet know outcome.
HB1418 Child Protection Registry (McNamara et al) – 1/27 Committee report: do pass, adopted.
This represents a small portion of the bills that have had recent activity and MCCOY continues to monitor others. If you have any suggestions for bills not mentioned here, please let us know!