05RS HB72

HB72

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HB 72 (BR 125) - R. Nelson, T. Edmonds

     AN ACT relating to habitual truancy.
     Amend KRS 159.150 to identify any public school student, who has not reached his or her twenty-first birthday, who has been absent from school without a valid excuse for three or more days or tardy without valid excuse on three or more days as truant; identify as a habitual truant a student who has been reported as truant two or more times; amend KRS 159.990 to hold a public school student who has attained the age of 18, but who has not reached his or her twenty-first birthday, accountable if the student fails to comply with school truancy laws; hold the parent, guardian, or custodian of a public school student who has not reached his or her eighteenth birthday accountable if the student fails to comply with school truancy laws; hold the court-appointed guardian of a public school student who has not reached his or her twenty-first birthday, accountable if the student fails to comply with school truancy laws; require school district personnel to inform students, parents, guardians, and custodians of the penalties for violating school truancy laws; amend KRS 600.020 to identify as a habitual truant a student who has been reported as truant two or more times.

HB 72 - AMENDMENTS


     SCA (1, K. Winters) - Remove the provision that requires a student absent from school for less than half a day be counted as tardy.

     SFA (1, V. McGaha) - Make technical correction.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 4-introduced in House
     Jan 6-to Education (H)
     Feb 1-posting waived
     Feb 2-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 3-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for February 4, 2005
     Feb 4-3rd reading, passed 88-6
     Feb 7-received in Senate
     Feb 10-to Education (S)
     Feb 28-taken from committee; laid on clerk's desk; taken from clerk's desk; 1st reading; returned to Education (S)
     Mar 1-reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with committee amendment (1)
     Mar 2-floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 8-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 8, 2005; 3rd reading, passed 35-1 with committee amendment (1), floor amendment (1); received in House; to Rules (H); posted for passage for concurrence in Senate committee amendment (1), floor amendment (1) on Tuesday, March 8, 2005; House concurred in Senate committee amendment (1), floor amendment (1); passed 91-5; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 18-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 172)


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