05RS SB220

SB220

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SB 220 (BR 1505) - D. Williams

     AN ACT relating to drug testing of teachers.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 161 to require a teacher to submit to random drug testing for a period not to exceed 12 months if the teacher has been reprimanded, disciplined, or had his or her certification suspended or revoked as a result of illegal use of controlled substances.

SB 220 - AMENDMENTS


     SCS - Retain original provisions except to clarify that drug testing of a teacher shall only be done after an administrative or judicial proceeding; provide that the Education and Professional Standards Board, rather than the Ky. Board of Education, will promulgate administrative regulations relating to drug testing; delete maximum 12 month duration of drug testing when a certificate has been revoked or suspended; clarify that Education Professional Standards Board may require other conditions for reissuance or reinstatement of certificate; define "teacher" as any person for whom certification is required for employment in the public schools of the commonwealth.

     Feb 14-introduced in Senate
     Feb 15-to Education (S)
     Feb 17-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 18-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 22, 2005
     Feb 22-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Feb 23-recommitted to Education (S)
     Feb 24-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute as a Consent Bill; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 24, 2005; 3rd reading, passed 33-0 with Committee Substitute; received in House
     Feb 28-to Education (H); posted in committee
     Mar 2-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 3-2nd reading, to Rules


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