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Prepared by: Mark Scherer

Report created on April 12, 2016

HB1002               NEXT GENERATION HOOSIER EDUCATORS SCHOLARSHIP (BOSMA B) Requires the commission for higher education (commission) to prepare a report concerning scholarship programs and other incentives for high achieving students who intend to enter the teaching profession in Indiana upon graduation. Provides that the commission must provide a copy of the report to the budget agency and legislative council before December 1, 2016. Establishes the next generation Hoosier educators scholarship program. Provides that the commission may approve awarding a scholarship to an eligible applicant in an amount of $7,500 each academic year for not more than four academic years. Establishes criteria an applicant must meet to receive a scholarship. Prohibits the commission from: (1) awarding a scholarship in an amount of more than a total of $30,000 to an individual applicant; (2) awarding scholarships to more than 200 new applicants each academic year; and (3) awarding a scholarship to an applicant unless the applicant has applied to and been accepted for enrollment in an accredited postsecondary educational institution approved by the commission. Establishes the next generation Hoosier educators scholarship fund to provide funds for next generation Hoosier educators scholarships awarded by the commission. Makes an appropriation.

Current Status:     3/22/2016 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR


HB1003            TEACHER EVALUATIONS (BEHNING R) Provides that, for a state fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015, and ending June

30, 2016, the amount that a school corporation may receive as part of a performance grant relating to test results shall be calculated using the higher of: (1) the percentage of passing scores on ISTEP program tests for the school

for the 2013-2014 school year; or (2) the percentage of passing scores on ISTEP program tests for the school for the

2014-2015 school year. Specifies that if a school's performance grant is calculated using the percentage of passing ISTEP scores from the 2013-2014 school year, the grant amount may not exceed (with certain exceptions) the grant amount that the school received for the state fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014, and ending June 30, 2015. Provides that the school corporation shall distribute all stipends from a performance grant to individual teachers within 20 business days of the date the department distributes the performance grant to the school corporation. Provides that ISTEP program test scores or a school's category or designation of school improvement for the 2014-2015 school year may not be used by a school corporation as part of an annual performance evaluation of a particular certificated employee unless the use of the ISTEP program test scores or a school's category or designation of school improvement would improve the particular teacher's annual performance rating.

Current Status:     3/24/2016 - Public Law 2


HB1005               VARIOUS EDUCATION MATTERS (DEVON D) Provides that the department of education (department) shall make random visits to at least 5% of schools that are eligible to receive choice scholarships during a particular school year. (Current law provides that the department shall make random visits to at least 5% of eligible schools and charter schools.) Specifies that if a choice scholarship student changes schools during the school year after the December 1 count of special education pupils, any choice scholarship amounts paid to the choice scholarship student for the remainder of the school year after the choice scholarship student enrolls in a different eligible school shall not include amounts that a school corporation would receive as a special education grant for the choice scholarship student. Removes a provision that provides that if the eligible choice scholarship student leaves the eligible school for which the eligible choice scholarship student was awarded a choice scholarship and enrolls in another eligible school, the eligible choice scholarship student is responsible for the payment of any tuition required for the remainder of that school year. Provides that the department shall accept applications for choice scholarship students from September 2 through January 15 for the spring semester of the current school year. Provides that, for the distribution to be valid, the eligible choice scholarship student (or the parent of the eligible choice scholarship student) and the eligible school providing educational services to the eligible choice scholarship student must annually sign a form, prescribed by the department to endorse distributions for the particular school year. Provides that if a choice scholarship student who is receiving a choice scholarship for a school year changes schools after signing the form to endorse distributions for that school year, the choice scholarship student (or the parent of the choice scholarship student) and the eligible school in which the choice scholarship student enrolls must sign the form to endorse distributions for the particular school year. Removes references to charter schools and public schools from the provisions relating to the choice scholarship program. Provides that, beginning with the state fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016, the state board of education (state board) shall fix a second count date in the spring semester to count eligible pupils enrolled in special education programs. Provides that the count is used for informational purposes. Establishes a dual credit teacher stipend matching grant program. Provides that, notwithstanding a confidentiality agreement, a school that receives a request for an employment reference for a current or former employee, from another school, shall disclose to the requesting school any incident, known by the school, in which the employee has committed an act resulting in a substantiated report of abuse or neglect. Provides that a school shall not disclose any identifying information concerning a student. Provides that a confidentiality agreement entered into by a school and an employee is not enforceable against the school if the employee committed an act resulting in a substantiated report of abuse or neglect. Provides that the individual in charge of an institution, school, facility, or agency that receives a report of child abuse or neglect shall immediately report the allegation to the department of child services or local law enforcement. Provides that a judge shall provide notification to the state superintendent of instruction and certain school administrators if a person is convicted of certain crimes and is a teacher. Requires schools to conduct checks whether applicants have been the subject of reports of committing child abuse or neglect or had a teacher's license suspended or revoked in another state. Provides that a nonpublic school with one or more employees is required to adopt and implement a policy for applicants to obtain a background check. Urges the legislative council to assign to the appropriate study committee the following topics: (1) Ways to reduce school sexual misconduct violations and methods of improving the reporting requirements of sexual misconduct violations in schools. (2) The effect of the time at which students start the school day. Establishes the career pathways and mentorship program to provide supplemental pay for classroom teachers who demonstrate effectiveness in their work and take on additional responsibilities in advanced roles. Establishes the system for teacher and student advancement grant fund and program to assist school corporation transition to the System for Teacher and Student Advancement (TAP) teacher performance model program or a similar program. Provides that the program is administered by the state board in consultation with the department. Provides that, for the first two full school years that a teacher provides instruction to students in elementary school or high school, the teacher is not prohibited from receiving a raise or increment for the following year if the teacher receives a rating of ineffective or improvement necessary. Provides that, if a teacher provides instruction to students in elementary school or high school in another state, any full school year, or its equivalent in the other state, that the teacher provides instruction counts toward the two full school years. Requires the department to grant a license to an individual who: (1) holds a valid teaching license issued by another state in the same content area or areas for which the individual is applying for a license in Indiana; and (2) was required to pass a content licensure test to obtain the license. Provides that if the individual has less than three years of full-time teaching experience, the individual is granted an initial practitioner's license. Provides that if the individual has at least three years of full-time teaching experience, the individual is granted a practitioner's license. Requires the individual to complete training: (1) in CPR and certain additional emergency skills; and (2) on the prevention of child suicide; not later than 12 months after the date the individual's license is issued. Provides that a school corporation may make a supplemental payment to a teacher who teaches an advanced placement course. Makes technical corrections.

Current Status:     3/22/2016 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR


HB1012               DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY BRACELET AND IDENTIFICATION CARD (KOCH E) Requires the state department of health (state department), upon request, to issue a bracelet, an identification card, or both indicating that an

individual has been medically diagnosed with a developmental disability. Allows the state department to charge a fee for the bracelet and identification card. Provides that the information collected by the state department is confidential and establishes requirements before information may be released under a court order.

Current Status:     3/21/2016 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR


HB1034               TEACHER SCHOLARSHIPS AND STIPENDS (PRYOR C) Changes the name of the minority teacher scholarship to the William A. Crawford minority teacher scholarship. Provides that if the total of all scholarships awarded exceeds the amount available for distribution in a state fiscal year, the amount to be distributed to each applicant shall be proportionately reduced. Repeals: (1) a provision providing that if a student demonstrates financial need to the commission for higher education, the student may qualify for a $4,000 annual scholarship; (2) a provision providing that the amount of a scholarship may not be reduced because the student receives other scholarships or forms of financial aid; (3) a provision that requires the commission to determine scholarship recipients based upon certain criteria and rules; and (4) an obsolete provision. Makes changes to the application requirements for the student teaching stipend for high-need fields. Provides that the student teaching stipend for high-need fields may not exceed

$4,000. Makes changes to the application requirements for the student teaching stipend for minorities. Provides that the student teaching stipend for minorities may not exceed $4,000. Makes conforming amendments and technical corrections.

Current Status:     3/23/2016 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR


HB1109               SCHOOL FUNDING AND ANNUAL PERFORMANCE GRANTS (HUSTON T) Extends through 2018 the eligibility of school corporations to allocate circuit breaker credits proportionately. Provides, with some exceptions, that if: (1) a school corporation in 2017 or 2018 issues new bonds or enters into a new lease rental agreement for which the school corporation is imposing or will impose a debt service levy; and (2) the school corporation's total debt service levy in 2017 or 2018 is greater than the school corporation's debt service levy in 2016; the school corporation is not eligible to allocate circuit breaker credits proportionally. Extends the date to January 1, 2018, for using money in a school's capital projects fund for utility services and property and casualty insurance. Changes the submission date for a school corporation's fall average daily membership (ADM) estimates to April 1 of each year. Specifies, for a school corporation that fails to submit its ADM estimates by the deadline, that the department is to compute the monthly support distributions using data that were used by the general assembly in determining the state tuition support appropriation for the budget act. Amends certain annual performance grant provisions that set forth the:(1) qualification requirements; and (2) grant amount; for annual performance grants. Requires review by the budget committee before the distribution of an annual performance grant to schools. Provides that the department of education (department), after review by the budget committee, may waive the deadline by which annual performance grants must be distributed to schools and approve an extension of that deadline to a later date within the state fiscal year. Repeals certain deadlines for a school to distribute the stipends from a performance grant received from the department to individual teachers. Provides that a school must distribute all stipends from a performance grant to individual teachers within 20 business days of the date the department distributes the performance grant to the school. (Under current law, a school must distribute stipends from a performance grant within 20 business days of receipt only in the state fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015, and ending June 30, 2016.) Provides that the appropriation of $2,000,000 in the state budget for excellence in performance grants does not revert to the state general fund on June 30, 2016, but remains available for allotment if the state board of education approves the grants before July 1, 2016.

Current Status:     3/23/2016 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR


HB1161               PENSION THIRTEENTH CHECKS (GUTWEIN D) Provides for a thirteenth check in 2016 for certain members of the: (1) Indiana state teachers' retirement fund; (2) public employees' retirement fund; (3) state excise police, gaming agent, gaming control officer, and conservation enforcement officers' retirement plan; (4) state police 1987 benefit system; and (5) state police pre-1987 benefit system.

Current Status:     3/23/2016 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR


HB1179               MINORITY STUDENT TEACHING STIPEND AND SCHOOL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS (HARRIS D) Provides that a minority student who participates in a school administration internship as part of the student's graduate degree program is eligible to receive a stipend from, currently, the student teaching stipend for minorities. Names the student teaching stipend for minority students after Earline Rogers. Provides that with the approval of the governor

and the budget agency, the amount appropriated in the 2015 budget bill for the distressed unit appeals board (DUAB) for the 2015-2017 biennium, may be augmented from unexpended appropriations to the department of education in an amount specified by the budget agency, but not to exceed $500,000. Specifies that a financial specialist selected for a school corporation may submit a request to the DUAB for a grant to the school corporation to be used for capital improvements that are necessary to ensure that one or more of the school corporation's school buildings remain

open for educational instruction. Provides that upon such a request, the DUAB may, after review by the budget committee, provide a grant to the school corporation for such capital improvements. Specifies that such a grant shall be paid from the amounts appropriated for the DUAB for the 2015-2017 biennium, and that the amount of the grant may not exceed the amount by which the appropriation for the DUAB is augmented.

Current Status:     3/23/2016 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR


HB1248               HIGHER EDUCATION MATTERS (TRUITT R) Amends, applying in an academic year beginning after August 31, 2017, the definition of "accelerated progress" for purposes of additional awards for state financial aid for higher education. Removes a provision that provides that the commission for higher education may offer certain performance incentive awards only to students who initially enroll in an eligible institution for an academic year beginning after August 31,

2013. Amends, beginning in an academic year beginning after August 31, 2017, eligibility requirements for: (1) larger award amounts under the Frank O'Bannon grant; (2) renewal of Frank O'Bannon grant awards; and (3) renewal of scholarships under the twenty-first century scholars program. Removes a provision that allows the commission for higher education to increase, but not decrease, amounts of Frank O'Bannon grant awards. Amends an eligibility requirement for the Frank O'Bannon grant. Provides that a student who participates in a technical certificate or associate degree program at Vincennes University is eligible to receive a Frank O'Bannon grant. Restates and amends the eligibility requirements for the twenty-first century scholars program and scholarship. Requires that the expense

of administering the adult student grant fund be paid from money in the fund. Amends eligibility requirements for the Mitch Daniels early graduation scholarship. Amends the definition of "eligible student" for purposes of the EARN Indiana program. Amends provisions regarding satisfactory academic progress requirements for higher education awards, the twenty-first century scholars program, and the adult student grant program. Provides that, for purposes of the higher education award fund and the freedom of choice grant fund, the expense of administering each fund may be paid from money in each fund. Adds buildings used for academic instruction and student dormitories and other residence facilities to types of buildings and equipment that may be developed and managed through an agreement between a state educational institution and a private entity.

Current Status:     3/23/2016 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR


HB1263               HEALTH INFORMATION; TELEMEDICINE (KIRCHHOFER C) Requires the secretary of family and social services to provide information concerning the Medicaid program, the healthy Indiana plan, and the children's health insurance program to the legislative services agency upon request for the purposes of doing analysis related to those programs. Sets forth requirements that must be met before: (1) a physician; (2) a physician assistant; (3) an advanced practice nurse; or (4) an optometrist; with prescriptive authority may issue a prescription to a patient receiving telemedicine services. Provides that certain drugs and devices may not be prescribed through the use of telemedicine. Specifies jurisdiction for out-of-state providers providing health care services to patients located in Indiana through the use of telemedicine and requires these providers and entities that employ or contract with these providers to certify certain information with the Indiana professional licensing agency (agency). Authorizes the agency to adopt policies and rules concerning the required certification. Authorizes the medical licensing board to adopt rules establishing guidelines for the practice of telemedicine.

Current Status:     3/21/2016 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR


HB1272               PROFESSIONAL LICENSING MATTERS (ZENT D) Requires a practitioner to provide the Indiana professional licensing agency (agency) and the practitioner's specific board with certain information concerning continuing education. (Current law requires a practitioner to provide the information to a specific board.) Allows an individual who holds a professional or occupational license and is called to active duty to fulfill all continuing education requirements through distance learning. Allows the practitioner's specific board, in consultation with the agency, to conduct random audits of license renewals of practitioners required to take continuing education courses. Removes language that limited notification by a facility concerning mammography results only if the patient required follow up care or testing. Makes the small business member of the jobs creation committee a voting member. Removes the requirement that the physician assistant's supervisory agreement specify each name or drug classification being delegated to the physician

assistant. Makes changes to the speech-language pathology and audiology board concerning the date a chairperson is selected. Provides that an employee of the agency must keep information concerning a complaint regarding a regulated occupation confidential unless disclosure is required under law, required for the advancement of an investigation, or made to a law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction or is reasonably believed to have jurisdiction over a person or matter involved in the complaint. Requires an accounting firm to submit a copy of the results of its most recently accepted peer review to the Indiana board of accountancy either directly or through the administering entity. Removes obsolete references to quality review as a condition of renewal of a permit to practice accountancy for a certified public accountant or public accounting firm. Adds certain substances to the definition of "synthetic drugs".

Current Status:     3/23/2016 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR


HB1330               EDUCATION MATTERS (BEHNING R) Makes changes to the definition of "eligible provider" for purposes of the early education grant pilot program. Provides that the department of education (department) shall make timely application for any federal funds made available for schools and school corporations, and shall direct the allocation and apportionment of the federal funds received fairly, equitably, and in a timely manner. Requires the department to ensure that sufficient personnel are assigned to its federal grants program to distribute federal funds fairly, equitably, and in a timely manner. Changes the composition of the Indiana education employment relations board (board). Provides that the board shall appoint an executive director. Provides that certain performance based accreditation provisions do not apply to charter schools. Provides that a charter school is considered a public school for purposes of calculating a school's full-time equivalency basis for determining a school's average daily membership (ADM). Makes conforming amendments.

Current Status:     3/23/2016 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR


HB1370               DUAL CREDIT TEACHERS (MCNAMARA W) Requires the commission for higher education (or the dual credit advisory council, if directed to do so by the commission for higher education) to study methods to ensure opportunities for secondary school students to earn college credits while enrolled in high school and to provide incentives for a high school teacher to obtain a master's degree with at least eighteen (18) hours of graduate course work in the subject matter the teacher is teaching or wishes to teach as part of a dual credit course.

Current Status:     3/23/2016 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR


HB1394               VARIOUS EDUCATION MATTERS (BEHNING R) Establishes enrollment requirements and limitations to enroll in an innovation network charter school. Authorizes a governing body to enter into an agreement with a charter school to reconstitute a traditional school as an innovation network charter school. Provides that an innovation network school may use student growth to determine its category or designation of school improvement for a period of three years. Provides that, if a teacher's contract is canceled, the teacher may request a conference with the superintendent or the assistant superintendent. (Current law provides that the teacher may request a conference with the superintendent.) Provides that a teacher who takes a job with another school corporation after the school year has started is required to give 30 days notice. Requires a charter school to establish and disseminate written discipline rules. Prohibits a charter school from expelling or suspending a student or requesting that a student transfer to another school based on certain characteristics. Provides that a person, organization, or other entity that enters into a contract or an agreement with a school corporation to conduct a feasibility or cost study to assist the school corporation in determining the cost of a controlled project may not enter into a contract or agreement as the design professional on the controlled project with the school corporation to complete any part of the controlled project design unless the person, entity, or organization is awarded a contract as the design professional for the completion of the controlled project. Makes changes to a school's annual performance report publication requirements regarding certain information that must be disaggregated for schools located in a consolidated city.

Current Status:     3/23/2016 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR


HB1395               ISTEP MATTERS (BEHNING R) Provides that provisions relating to high ability students apply to performance qualified school districts. Requires that scores of student responses under an ISTEP program test must be reported to the state board of education (state board) not later than July 1 of the year in which the ISTEP program test is administered. Provides that ISTEP gridded items and tech enhanced items may not be released after the ISTEP assessment. Provides that after essay questions from ISTEP program examinations have been released to the public, the state board and department of education (department) shall post the questions and exemplary student answers on their Internet web sites and publicize the posting. Provides that the identities of students who provided the exemplary answers may not be disclosed, and that parental permission must be obtained before posting. Provides that the ISTEP program expires July 1, 2017. Establishes a panel to study school accountability metrics, teacher evaluations, and alternatives to the ISTEP program tests and to make recommendations of its findings. (This conference committee report: (1) provides that after essay questions from ISTEP program examinations have been released to the public, the state board and department shall post the questions and exemplary student answers on their Internet web sites and publicize the posting; (2) establishes a panel to study school accountability metrics, teacher evaluations, and alternatives to the ISTEP program tests and to make recommendations of its findings.

Current Status:     3/22/2016 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR


SB1                       ADMINISTRATIVE LAW STUDY COMMISSION (STEELE B) Establishes the 12 member administrative law study commission (commission) to study issues concerning whether administrative law judges and environmental law judges should be replaced by an administrative court that conducts administrative hearings and other duties currently conducted by administrative law judges and environmental law judges. Requires the commission to submit a final report to the legislative council concerning the commission's findings and recommendations before November 1,

2016.

Current Status:     3/28/2016 - Public Law 11


SB3                       EDUCATION TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TRAILER BILL (MILLER P) Makes technical corrections throughout IC 20 (education law). Resolves conflicts between ESB 500-2015 and other legislation enacted during the 2015 session of the general assembly. Moves a chapter relating to the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics teacher recruitment fund from an article in IC 20 relating to transportation to an article relating to scholarships and grants in IC 21. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the code revision commission.)

Current Status:     3/28/2016 - Public Law 118


SB93                    VARIOUS EDUCATION MATTERS (KRUSE D) Provides that every public school building shall be supplied with safe, potable water from a public water system approved by the commissioner of the department of environmental management. Provides that the financial specialist appointed for the Gary Community School Corporation may

perform the duties authorized under the statute for not more than 24 consecutive months (rather than 12 consecutive months, under current law). Amends the definition of "secondary school" to include certain elementary grades for purposes of a federal student loan forgiveness program for highly qualified teachers in high needs areas. Provides that, beginning January 1, 2017, a nonprofit college or university board of trustees shall assign authorization authority and authorization responsibilities to a separate legal entity that functions under the direction of the university's board. Provides that, before an entity may authorize a charter school, the entity must conduct a public meeting with public notice in the county where the charter school will be located. Provides that a charter school is considered a school corporation for purposes of any state or federal funding opportunities administered by the department or any other state agency that are otherwise available to a school corporation. Makes changes to the "school report card". Provides that an authorizer must conduct a public hearing in the school corporation in which a proposed charter school will be located. Provides if the location of the proposed charter school has not been determined, the public hearing must be held within the county where the proposed charter school would be located. Provides for staggered terms for the members of the East Chicago school board. Provides that a charter school organizer must establish certain requirements for the distribution of funds or assets of a charter school that ceases operation. (Current law provides that a charter school organizer must establish certain requirements for the distribution of funds or assets upon dissolution of a charter school.) Provides that if a school corporation or a charter school does not pay taxes due under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act within 30 days after the due date (and any known accrued penalties and interest on those taxes) or does not pay withheld state income taxes (and any known accrued penalties and interest on those taxes) within 30 days after the due date: (1) the school business official or financial officer shall report the failure to pay the taxes and the penalties and interest to the governing body of the school corporation or charter school; and (2) the governing body shall report at a public meeting on the failure to pay the taxes and the penalties and interest. Specifies that if during the following 365 days the school corporation or charter school has a subsequent failure to pay the taxes and known accrued penalties and interest within 30 days after the due date, the school corporation or charter school shall provide notice of its subsequent delinquency to the department of education, the budget agency, and the distressed unit appeal board. Provides that a school corporation may accept a student who does not have legal settlement in the school corporation into an alternative education program even if the school corporation does not otherwise accept transfer students. Removes an intramural athletic contest or competition that is sponsored by or associated with a school from the definition of "athletic activity" for purposes of the requirements concerning sudden cardiac arrest to student athletes. Adds an additional measure by which the depth perception of a school bus driver may be determined. Provides for the revocation of a school bus driver's certificate of completion of school bus driver safety education under certain circumstances. Provides that an individual may enroll in a transition to teaching program and receive a transition to teaching license without passing a content area examination before admission to the program. Voids administrative rules that require passing a content area examination before being admitted to a transition to teaching program. Requests the legislative council to assign the following topics to an appropriate study committee: (1) The extent the school's calendar influences certain school functions. (2) Graduation rates, including the feasibility of amending the definition of "cohort" for purposes of determining graduation rates to exclude students who are pursuing a certificate of completion under an individualized education program. (3) Methods to ensure opportunities for secondary school students to earn college credits while enrolled in high school and to provide incentives for a teacher to obtain a master's degree or at least 18 hours of graduate coursework in the subject matter the teacher is teaching or wishes to teach as part of a dual credit course. (4) The feasibility of allowing a school corporation and an individual teacher to voluntarily enter into an employment contract that contains terms that differ from the terms set forth in a collective bargaining agreement, and issues related to the topic. (5) Issues related to the establishment of special education scholarship accounts and a special education scholarship account fund.

Current Status:     3/23/2016 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR


SB147                  SCHOOL EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEMS (BOOTS P) Requires the department of homeland security (department) to establish minimum standards and approve best practices not later than July 1, 2017, for a school emergency response system. Defines the term "emergency response system". Defines the term "school property". Requires the department to establish emergency response system guidelines with input from the division of school building safety.

Current Status:     3/21/2016 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR


SB165                  HEALTHY INDIANA PLAN (MILLER P) Repeals the prior healthy Indiana plan statutes and makes revisions to the currently operating healthy Indiana plan. Repeals statutes governing the high risk Indiana check-up plan.

Current Status:     3/21/2016 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR


SB200                  MEASURING SCHOOL AND SCHOOL CORPORATION PERFORMANCE (KRUSE D) Provides that a school's or school corporation's category or designation of performance for the 2014-2015 school year may not be lower than the grade assigned to the school or school corporation by the state board of education for the 2013-2014 school year. Provides that for purposes of determining whether a choice scholarship school has become newly eligible for consequences based on the school's category or designation of performance, the department of education may not apply the consequences unless the school is placed in the lowest category or designation for the 2014-2015 school year.

Current Status:     1/21/2016 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR


SB335                  SCHOOL CORPORATION HEALTH INSURANCE (BECKER V) Specifies that a school corporation may assign wages and pay premiums for collectively bargained health insurance and is not required to make the collectively bargained health insurance available to all school corporation employees.

Current Status:     3/23/2016 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR


SB364                  MEDICAID PROVIDER AUDIT WORK GROUP (BASSLER E) Requires the office of Medicaid policy and planning (office) to establish a work group to discuss the policies and procedures used in Medicaid provider audits. Requires the office to submit the work group's findings and any statutory recommendations to legislative council before December 1, 2016.

Current Status:     3/21/2016 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR


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