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  1. Introduced Jan 17, 2013
  2. Passed House Feb 25, 2013
  3. Passed Senate Apr 10, 2013
  4. Signed into Law May 11, 2013

HB 1338

Indiana House Bill

Charter school administration. Provides that a charter school is eligible to receive a school safety grant. Provides that a charter school may use certain electronic meeting procedures. Replaces references to "sponsor" with "authorizer" in the charter school law. Adds definition of "education service provider". Adds certain requirements to be contained in a proposal to establish a charter school pertaining to education service providers. Provides that before a charter school authorizer may issue a charter to an organizer that has had its charter terminated or has been informed that its charter will not be renewed by the organizer's current authorizer, the authorizer must request to have the proposal reviewed by the state board of education (state board) at a hearing; that the state board shall conduct a hearing; and that the authorizer must present information at the hearing indicating that the organizer's proposal is substantively different from the organizer's current proposal with its current authorizer. Adds various charter renewal requirements. Provides that an organizer may hold more than one charter contract, but that each charter school that is part of a charter contract must be separate and distinct. Requires an authorizer to develop a charter school closure protocol. Provides that a public audit of a charter school or organizer of a charter school is limited to the use of the public money received by the organizer of a charter school or the charter school. Provides for the release to a charter school authorizer of certain covered records that are in the possession of the department of education (department) or the state board and that concern the charter school. Requires that the state pay directly to a charter school any federal or state aid attributable to a student with a disability attending the charter school. Repeals a provision that requires the city-county council of Indianapolis to approve a charter school authorized by the mayor of Indianapolis. Establishes the Indianapolis charter school board. Repeals a provision that provides a governing body must obtain approval from the department before granting a charter under which more than 50% of the students in the school corporation will attend the charter school. Requires the department, with the approval of the state board, to submit an annual report to the budget committee pertaining to virtual charter schools. Provides that if an organizer of a charter school maintains an Internet web site for a charter school, the organizer shall publish the names of the members of the charter school's governing body on the Internet web site. (Current law unconditionally requires an organizer to publish the names of the members of the governing body on the charter school's Internet web site.) Requires charter school organizers to adopt and accurately implement a single, unified accounting system for charter school organizers as prescribed by the state board and the state board of accounts. Repeals a provision pertaining to accounting and financial reporting of charter schools. Provides that a member of the state charter board may not be removed before the end of the member's full term by the member's appointing authority without cause. Provides that the state charter board must collectively possess strong experience and expertise in certain areas. Provides that the department's Internet web site must include a charter school annual report. Requires an authorizer to adopt national industry standards of quality charter school authorizing. Provides that a charter school agreement must include a requirement that a charter school not remain in the lowest category or designation of school improvement in the third year after initial placement in the lowest category or designation. Requires the state board to provide an authorizer a hearing if the authorizer fails to close a charter school that does not meet the minimum standards in the charter agreement. Provides that the state board, after providing a hearing, may close the charter school at the end of the school year. (Current law provides that the charter school may be closed on a date set by the state board.) Provides that the state board, after providing a hearing, may reduce the administrative fees that an authorizer may receive. (Eliminates the provision of current law under which the administrative fees may be reduced by no more than 50%.) Provides that if an authorizer does not correct the deficiencies that prohibit the authorizer from opening new charter schools, the state board may, with a 2/3 vote, decommission the authorizer. Provides that the decommissioned authorizer's charter schools must apply to be approved by another authorizer within 150 days. Provides for the voluntary relinquishment of authorizer status. Provides that a virtual charter school is eligible to receive new charter school startup grants. Makes conforming amendments.
Session:
2013 Regular Session
Bill Subjects:
Education
Sponsors (4):

Votes

Actions

Date Chamber  
May 13, 2013 House Public Law 280
May 11, 2013 House Signed by the Governor
May 1, 2013 Senate Signed by the President of the Senate
Apr 30, 2013 Senate Signed by the President Pro Tempore
Apr 29, 2013 House Signed by the Speaker
Apr 26, 2013 House Conference committee report 2 : adopted by the House; Roll Call 654: yeas 69, nays 31 - Related Vote
Apr 26, 2013 Senate Conference committee report 2 : adopted by the Senate; Roll Call 580: yeas 30, nays 19
Apr 26, 2013 Senate Rules suspended
Apr 26, 2013 House Rules suspended
Apr 26, 2013 House Representative Huston added as conferee
Apr 26, 2013 House Representative Huston removed as House advisor
Apr 26, 2013 House Representative V. Smith removed as conferee
Apr 25, 2013 Senate Senator Yoder added as conferee
Apr 25, 2013 Senate Senator Yoder removed as advisor
Apr 25, 2013 Senate Senator Rogers removed as conferee
Apr 18, 2013 Senate Senate advisors appointed: Yoder, Taylor and Schneider
Apr 18, 2013 Senate Senate conferee appointed: Kruse and Rogers
Apr 17, 2013 House House advisors appointed: Huston, DeVon, Battles, Errington and VanDenburgh
Apr 17, 2013 House House conferees appointed: Behning and V. Smith
Apr 16, 2013 House House dissented from Senate amendments
Apr 10, 2013 Senate Returned to the House with amendments
Apr 10, 2013 Senate Third reading: passed; Roll Call 434: yeas 34 and nays 16
Apr 8, 2013 Senate Amendment 2 (Taylor), rejected; voice vote
Apr 8, 2013 Senate Amendment 3 (Kruse), prevailed; voice vote
Apr 8, 2013 Senate Amendment 1 (Rogers), rejected; Roll Call 394: yeas 13, nays 36
Apr 8, 2013 Senate Second reading: amended, ordered engrossed
Apr 4, 2013 Senate Committee report: amend do pass, adopted
Mar 28, 2013 Senate Committee report: amend do pass, reassigned to Committee on Appropriations
Feb 27, 2013 Senate First reading: referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
Feb 25, 2013 House Representatives Lucas, Huston and DeVon added as coauthors
Feb 25, 2013 House Senate sponsor: Senator Kruse
Feb 25, 2013 House Referred to the Senate
Feb 25, 2013 House Third reading: passed; Roll Call 229: yeas 66, nays 30 - Related Vote
Feb 20, 2013 House Amendment 6 (V. Smith), failed; Roll Call 178: yeas 28, nays 67
Feb 20, 2013 House Amendment 5 (V. Smith), prevailed; Roll Call 177: yeas 95, nays 0
Feb 20, 2013 House Amendment 4 (V. Smith), failed; Roll Call 176: yeas 30, nays 67
Feb 20, 2013 House Amendment 3 (V. Smith), failed; Roll Call 175: yeas 35, nays 62
Feb 20, 2013 House Amendment 1 (V. Smith), prevailed; Roll Call 174: yeas 98, nays 0
Feb 20, 2013 House Amendment 2 (V. Smith), failed; Roll Call 173: yeas 33, nays 65
Feb 20, 2013 House Amendment 7 (Behning), prevailed; voice vote
Feb 20, 2013 House Second reading: amended, ordered engrossed
Feb 18, 2013 House Committee report: amend do pass, adopted
Feb 7, 2013 House Referred to Committee on Ways and Means pursuant to House Rule 127
Feb 7, 2013 House Committee report: amend do pass, adopted
Jan 17, 2013 House First reading: referred to Committee on Education
Jan 17, 2013 House Authored by Representative Behning

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