Tennessee Bills

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action
HB 2649 (111th Regular Session (2019-2020))
Education, Higher - As introduced, prohibits a public institution of higher education from preventing a student athlete from earning compensation as a result of the use of the student athlete's name, image, or likeness. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 7, Part 1.
Feb 05 2020 Placed On S/C Cal Higher Education Subcommittee For 2/25/2020
Feb 19 2020
HB 1934 (111th Regular Session (2019-2020))
Education, Dept. of - As introduced, requires the commissioner to obtain approval from the state board of education for any changes to the performance goals and measures for schools and LEAs; requires the department and the state board to seek input from stakeholders regarding proposed changes to performance goals and measures for schools and LEAs; authorizes the state board to promulgate rules to effectuate this bill. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 1.
Jan 28 2020 Placed On S/C Cal Curriculum, Testing, & Innovation Subcommittee For 2/25/2020
Feb 19 2020
HB 1835 (111th Regular Session (2019-2020))
Education, Dept. of - As introduced, permits the commissioner to grant an LEA a waiver of average class size limits to assist the LEA with funding a grow your own program. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 1; Title 49, Chapter 2; Title 49, Chapter 3; Title 49, Chapter 5 and Title 49, Chapter 6.
Jan 22 2020 Placed On Cal. Education Committee For 2/26/2020
Feb 19 2020
SB 2345 (111th Regular Session (2019-2020))
Education - As introduced, requires organizations to use high-quality instructional materials to be eligible for a LEAP grant; gives preference in the award of LEAP grants to applicants offering summer programs focused on closing literacy gaps among students entering grades one through three. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 6, Part 7.
Feb 04 2020 Placed On Senate Education Committee Calendar For 2/26/2020
Feb 19 2020
SB 1937 (111th Regular Session (2019-2020))
Education - As introduced, revises and consolidates provisions relating to school safety drills. - Amends TCA Title 49 and Title 68.
Jan 28 2020 Placed On S/C Cal K-12 Subcommittee For 2/25/2020
Feb 19 2020
SB 2177 (111th Regular Session (2019-2020))
Education, Higher - As introduced, extends eligibility for tuition reimbursement provided to members of the Tennessee national guard under the STRONG Act of 2017 to include technical certificates and diplomas and certain graduate programs. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 4, Part 10.
Feb 03 2020 Placed On S/C Cal Higher Education Subcommittee For 2/25/2020
Feb 19 2020
HB 1687 (111th Regular Session (2019-2020))
Education, State Board of - As introduced, requires the board to abolish all academic standards for science and social studies for students in kindergarten through grade two; allows the subjects of science and social studies to be incorporated into the curriculum aligned with the academic standards for English language arts for students in kindergarten through grade two. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 1.
Jan 15 2020 Placed On Cal. Education Committee For 2/26/2020
Feb 19 2020
HB 1822 (111th Regular Session (2019-2020))
Education - As introduced, authorizes LEAs serving any of the grades three through 12 to offer advanced mathematics courses; requires an LEA that offers advanced mathematics courses to place students achieving a benchmark score as determined by the state board of education on the end-of-grade or end-of-course test in mathematics in an advanced course for the next mathematics course in which the student will enroll; adds other requirements concerning advanced mathematics courses. - Amends TCA Title 49.
Jan 22 2020 Placed On Cal. Education Committee For 2/26/2020
Feb 19 2020
SB 1822 (111th Regular Session (2019-2020))
Education - As introduced, requires LEAs to provide opportunity for enrollment in a pre-kindergarten program to all children who are four years of age by September 30 of each year. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 51 and Title 49.
Jan 15 2020 Placed On S/C Cal K-12 Subcommittee For 2/25/2020
Feb 19 2020
SB 2160 (111th Regular Session (2019-2020))
Education - As introduced, establishes various requirements relating to literacy instruction provided to students in any of the grades kindergarten through two; establishes methods of evaluating the reading proficiency of students in any of the grades kindergarten through three; establishes requirements relating to literacy instruction provided to teaching candidates; establishes various studies and review processes relating to the state's accountability model and the licensure process for teachers. - Amends TCA Title 49.
Feb 03 2020 Placed On S/C Cal Curriculum, Testing, & Innovation Subcommittee For 2/25/2020
Feb 19 2020
SB 2350 (111th Regular Session (2019-2020))
Education - As introduced, extends eligibility for the work-based learning student grant program to include students enrolled in a middle college program. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 11, Part 9.
Feb 04 2020 Placed On Cal. Education Committee For 2/26/2020
Feb 19 2020
HB 1664 (111th Regular Session (2019-2020))
Education, State Board of - As introduced, establishes the grading scale that must be used to assign letter grades to students enrolled in grades nine through 12 for purposes of reporting students' grades for postsecondary financial assistance; specifies that the state board or an LEA may develop a grading system for purposes other than reporting students' grades for postsecondary financial assistance. - Amends TCA Title 49.
Jan 15 2020 Placed On Cal. Education Committee For 2/26/2020
Feb 19 2020
HB 2300 (111th Regular Session (2019-2020))
Education - As introduced, removes the requirement that the department of education annually assign an A, B, C, D, or F letter grade to schools based on student achievement and the results of state-mandated student assessments. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 1, Part 2.
Feb 04 2020 Placed On S/C Cal K-12 Subcommittee For 2/25/2020
Feb 19 2020
HB 2002 (111th Regular Session (2019-2020))
Education - As introduced, outlines workload considerations for the state board of education when establishing the maximum class size and caseload standards for instructional personnel and teachers having primary responsibility for a student's individualized education program (IEP) or a classroom that includes students with disabilities or students eligible for special education services; establishes workload calculations for purposes of an LEA's request for a waiver from mandatory maximum class sizes, average class sizes, or caseload standards. - Amends TCA Title 49.
Jan 29 2020 Placed On S/C Cal K-12 Subcommittee For 2/25/2020
Feb 19 2020
HB 2107 (111th Regular Session (2019-2020))
Education, Higher - As introduced, adds William R. Moore College of Technology as an eligible institution for receipt of the Tennessee reconnect and dual enrollment grants. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 4.
Jan 30 2020 Placed On S/C Cal Higher Education Subcommittee For 2/25/2020
Feb 19 2020
HB 2409 (111th Regular Session (2019-2020))
Education - As introduced, requires organizations to use high-quality instructional materials to be eligible for a LEAP grant; gives preference in the award of LEAP grants to applicants offering summer programs focused on closing literacy gaps among students entering grades one through three. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 6, Part 7.
Feb 04 2020 Placed On S/C Cal Curriculum, Testing, & Innovation Subcommittee For 2/25/2020
Feb 19 2020
SB 1637 (111th Regular Session (2019-2020))
Education - As introduced, permits a student whose IEP provides testing accommodations to use the same accommodations when taking an assessment under the Tennessee comprehensive assessment program (TCAP) or an end-of-course examination. - Amends TCA Title 49.
Jan 16 2020 Placed On Cal. Education Committee For 2/26/2020
Feb 19 2020
HB 2335 (111th Regular Session (2019-2020))
Education, Dept. of - As introduced, requires the department to survey all LEAs, public charter schools, and state special schools to determine whether there are enough licensed speech-language pathologists to serve the needs of public school students with speech disorders; requires the department to survey and collect information on speech pathologists' caseloads and workloads; requires the department to report its findings and recommendations to the education committees of the senate and house of representatives by January 15, 2021. - Amends TCA Title 49; Title 56 and Title 63.
Feb 04 2020 Placed On Cal. Education Committee For 2/26/2020
Feb 19 2020
SB 2719 (111th Regular Session (2019-2020))
Education, Higher - As introduced, allows, under certain conditions, the advisory boards of the University of Tennessee institutions and state university boards to meet electronically or by other means of communication without a physical quorum present at the location of the meeting given in the meeting notice; changes from April 15 to May 31 the date by which the faculty member and the student member must be appointed to a University of Tennessee institution advisory board. - Amends TCA Section 8-44-108; Section 49-9-501 and Section 49-7-151.
Feb 05 2020 Placed On Senate Education Committee Calendar For 2/26/2020
Feb 19 2020
SB 2261 (111th Regular Session (2019-2020))
Education, State Board of - As introduced, permits the state board of education to assess reasonable costs against a teacher or administrator when a final order is issued following a contested case hearing in which a teacher or administrator is issued a formal reprimand or the teacher's or administrator's license is denied, non-renewed, suspended, or revoked; requires the state board to promulgate rules for such assessments. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 5, Part 4 and Title 49, Chapter 1, Part 3.
Jan 28 2020 Placed On Cal. Education Committee For 2/26/2020
Feb 19 2020

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