HB 1549

  • Indiana House Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House
  • Passed House Feb 17, 2021
  • Passed Senate Apr 13, 2021
  • Signed by Governor Apr 29, 2021

Education matters.

Abstract

Allows the priority enrollment period for the prekindergarten pilot program to begin later than April 1, 2021, in calendar year 2021. Provides that a school corporation may not enter into or renew a contract with an outside vendor to operate or manage a dedicated virtual education school of the school corporation unless the school corporation submits the most recent contract or proposed contract with the vendor to the department of education (department). Amends limits on the percentage of appropriated funds that may be used for grants to limited eligibility children under the prekindergarten pilot program. Provides that the department of education (department) shall make informational material that is evidenced based available on the department's Internet web site that may help teachers and other school employees identify a student who may have been impacted by trauma. Requires the department to provide a notice to each school corporation and charter school on how to access the informational material. Provides that a charter school may give enrollment preference to children who attend another charter school that is closed because of action by the state board of education (state board). Establishes the Cambridge International program (program). Requires the department to: (1) administer the program; and (2) submit a report regarding the program to the state board each year. Establishes the Indiana postsecondary prior learning assessment clearinghouse (clearinghouse). Requires the governor to direct the commission, department, and governor's workforce cabinet (cabinet), in collaboration with state educational institutions, to: (1) develop and regularly update the clearinghouse; and (2) collect information concerning prior learning assessments used by state educational institutions to award advanced standing or postsecondary credit. Requires each state educational institution to report prior learning assessment information. Requires the commission, department, and the cabinet to publish the clearinghouse information on its respective Internet web site. Requires the governor to direct the commission, department, and cabinet, in consultation with state educational institutions, to prepare model guidance and informational resources concerning postsecondary enrollment opportunities that incorporate work based learning experiences. Requires the governor to direct the commission, department, and cabinet to publish model guidance and information resources on its respective Internet web site. Prohibits a charter school organizer from entering into contracts under which an officer or employee of the organizer or a relative of an officer or employee of the organizer will receive compensation or proceeds. Provides an exception for de minimis contracts valued at $1,000 or less. Repeals a provision regarding high school credit for Cambridge International courses.

Bill Sponsors (4)

Votes


Actions


Apr 29, 2021

Office of the Governor

Signed by the Governor

House

Public Law 216

Apr 28, 2021

House

Signed by the Speaker

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

Apr 23, 2021

Senate

Signed by the President Pro Tempore

Apr 22, 2021

Senate

CCR # 1 filed in the Senate

Senate

Rules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1: adopted by the Senate; Roll Call 499: yeas 32, nays 17

House

Rules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1: adopted by the House; Roll Call 510: yeas 97, nays 0

House

CCR # 1 filed in the House

Apr 21, 2021

Senate

Senator Kruse added as conferee

Senate

Senator Ford J.D. removed as conferee

Apr 14, 2021

House

House dissented from Senate amendments

Senate

Returned to the House with amendments

House

Motion to dissent filed

House

House conferees appointed: Behning and Smith V

House

House advisors appointed: Goodrich, Cook, Klinker and Pfaff

Senate

Senate conferees appointed: Raatz and Ford J.D.

Senate

Senate advisors appointed: Crane and Yoder

Apr 13, 2021

Senate

Third reading: passed; Roll Call 430: yeas 50, nays 0

Apr 12, 2021

Senate

Second reading: ordered engrossed

Apr 08, 2021

Senate

Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

Apr 05, 2021

Senate

Senator Kruse added as third sponsor

Apr 01, 2021

Senate

Committee report: amend do pass adopted; reassigned to Committee on Appropriations

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
appropriations

Mar 11, 2021

Senate

First reading: referred to Committee on Education and Career Development

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
education and career development

Feb 18, 2021

House

Referred to the Senate

Feb 17, 2021

House

Third reading: passed; Roll Call 155: yeas 94, nays 0

House

Senate sponsors: Senators Raatz and Crane

Feb 15, 2021

House

Second reading: ordered engrossed

Feb 11, 2021

House

Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

Jan 14, 2021

House

Authored by Representative Behning

House

First reading: referred to Committee on Education

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
education

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Introduced House Bill (H) PDF
House Bill (H) PDF
House Bill (S) PDF
House Bill (S) PDF
Enrolled House Bill (H) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note: HB1549.05.ENRS.FN001 PDF

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