Happy tax day! The pace has been fast and furious in the Statehouse. A major victory so far has been the amendment and passage of SB4 Suicide Prevention Training for School Personnel. The House Family, Child and Human Affairs Committee unanimously adopted the amended bill, which reinserted language regarding use of evidence-based programs and a requirement for all teachers who are pursuing their license to be trained. The House then passed it this week and the bill has gone back to the Senate.
Here is a list of bills that MCCOY has been watching and the actions that have happened recently. Bills coded with green text are bills that MCCOY supports; bills coded in red text are bills that have been defeated this session.
SB4 Suicide prevention training for school personnel – 4/12 passed House: yeas 88, nays 4 4/12 returned to Senate with amendments
SB85 Study of schools with low graduation rates – 4/14 passed House committee
SB93 Concussions and head injuries in student athletes – 4/12 passed House: yeas 78, nays 14 4/12 returned to Senate with amendments
SB101 Driver education issues – 4/12 defeated in House: yeas 26, nays 64
SB245 Prenatal substance abuse commission – no action
SB497 Higher education scholarship – 4/13 passed House: yeas 57, nays 38, returned to Senate with amendments
HB1002 Charter schools – 4/12 passed Senate: yeas 29, nays 20, returned to House with amendments
HB1003 School scholarships – 4/14 passed committee
HB1019 Training for child suicide prevention – no action
HB1042 Dissemination of sexual material – no action
HB1083 Child solicitation and child trafficking – 4/12 placed back on second reading
HB1107 Preventative programs for at-risk children 4/7 passed Senate: yeas 49, nays 0, returned to House with amendments
HB1566 School absenteeism and dropouts – committee report not adopted