Legislative Update 1/25

There have been ten new bills referred to the House Education Committee since the last legislative update, for a total of thirty bills now in committee:

  • HF 50 by Heartsill (R-Marion) relating to sexual abuse and child sexual assault awareness and prevention. [Subcommittee: Fry (R-Clarke), Abdul-Samad (D-Polk), and Koester (R-Polk).]
  • HF 66 by Winckler (D-Scott) relating to interstate reciprocity agreements entered into, administered, or recognized by the college student aid commission. Same as HSB 14.
  • HF 67 by Sheets (R-Appanoose) and Gassman (R-Winnebago) requiring the display of the golden rule in public school classrooms.
  • HF 75 by Hunter (D-Polk) and fifteen co-sponsors relating to policies at public institutions of higher education granting resident status for purposes of paying postsecondary tuition and fees. This bill would require a grant of resident status for persons who attended an accredited school in Iowa for at least five years (total? or immediately prior?–this wording could be more clear or perhaps I need more coffee) before graduating from an accredited Iowa high school or received a high school equivalency diploma in Iowa, is accepted for enrollment by the community college or regents university, was not required to pay tuition to attend public high school in Iowa, and signs an affidavit, it the individual does not have a social security number, that the individual will pursue United States citizenship at the earliest possible time of eligibility to do so.
  • HSB 55, 56, 57, 58. These are the bills establishing supplemental state aid and categorical aid percent growth for FY 2016 and FY 2017. These bills used the Governor’s proposed numbers  of 1.25% and 2.45% and have all passed out of subcommittee and have been renumbered HF 79, HF 80, HF 81, and HF 82. A public hearing on HF 80, setting supplemental state aid percent growth at 1.25% for FY 2016 is scheduled for Monday, January 26 at 7:00 pm.
  • HSB 59 proposed House Committee on Education bill to allow regents universities and accredited private institutions to also participate in the concurrent enrollment program that allows school districts to send resident highs school students to community college for college-level classes and provides supplementary weighting. Language would be changed from “community college” to “eligible postsecondary institution.” [Subcommittee: Highfill (R-Polk), Fry (R-Clarke), and Winckler (D-Scott).] The Board of Regents is registered for this bill. The Iowa Association of School Boards and the Iowa Association of Community College Trustees are registered against the bill.
  • HSB 61 proposed DE bill relating to at-risk, alternative and alternative school, and returning dropout and dropout prevention programs and funding. [Subcommittee: Dolecheck (R-Ringgold), Jorgensen (R-Woodbury), and Steckman (D-Cerro Gordo).] Same as SSB 1074. The Iowa Association of School Boards is registered for this bill.

There have been nineteen new bills referred to the Senate Education Committee since the last legislative update, for a total of twenty-four bills now in committee:

  • SF 46 by Feenstra (R-Sioux) relating to transitional coaching authorizations for certain individuals issued by the BOEE. [Subcommittee: Bowman (D-Jackson), Hogg (D-Linn), and Schultz (R-Crawford).]
  • SF 47 by Feenstra (R-Sioux) relating to establishing a school start date of August 15 and school end date of June 15 and eliminating DE waiver authority. [Subcommittee: Bowman (D-Jackson), Hart (D-Clinton), Johnson (R-Osceola), Sinclair (R-Wayne), and Wilhelm (D-Howard).] Previously blogged in more detail here.
  • SF 48 by Feenstra (R-Sioux) relating to allowing for a one-year waiver for subject assessment requirements for teacher licensure for applicants otherwise meeting the requirements for licensure. [Subcommittee: Dvorsky (D-Johnson), Johnson (R-Osceola), and Quirmbach (D-Story).] The Iowa Association of School Boards is registered for this bill.
  • SSB 1044 proposed Governor’s bill, Bully Free Iowa Act of 2015. [Subcommittee: Hogg (D-Linn), Dvorsky (D-Johnson), and Johnson (R-Osceola).] Same as HSB 39, previously blogged in detail here. Links to video including arguments Senator Hogg made on the Senate floor in favor of passage of SF 2318, last year’s Senate anti-bullying bill, were previously blogged here (and that they still work is a credit to the Iowa Legislature website!).
  • SSB 1045 proposed Department of Public Defense bill making changes to program limitations within the national guard educational assistance program. [Subcommittee: Hart (D-Clinton), Mathis (D-Linn), and Kraayenbrink (R-Webster).] Same as HSB 6 in the House Veterans Affairs Committee.
  • SSB 1046 proposed DE bill relating to the duties and authority of the state board of education and the DE, blogged about in more detail here. [Subcommittee: Schoenjahn (D-Fayette), Wilhelm (D-Howard), and Schultz (R-Crawford).] Same as HSB 11.
  • SSB 1047 proposed DE bill relating to payment of costs for educational services for children residing in certain psychiatric hospitals or institutions. [Subcommittee: Mathis (D-Linn), Quirmbach (D-Story), and Johnson (R-Osceola).] Same as HSB 18.
  • SSB 1048 proposed DE bill relating to the licensure of child care programs operated or contracted for by a school district of accredited nonpublic school. [Subcommittee: Mathis (D-Linn), Kinney (D-Johnson), and Johnson (R-Osceola).] Same as HSB 9, blogged previously in more detail here.
  • SSB 1049 proposed BOEE bill relating to timelines for investigating complaints and determining probably cause. [Subcommittee: Dvorsky (D-Johnson), Hogg (D-Linn), and Behn (R-Boone).] Same as HSB 8. The Iowa State Education Association is registered against this bill.
  • SSB 1050 proposed DE bill establishing an Iowa principal leadership institute advisory council. [Subcommittee: Bowman (D-Jackson), Kinney (D-Johnson), and Sinclair (R-Wayne).] Same as HSB 13.
  • SSB 1051 proposed BOEE bill relating to transitional coaching authorizations issued by the BOEE. [Subcommittee: Bowman (D-Jackson), Hogg (D-Linn), and Schultz (R-Crawford).] Same as HSB 17.
  • SSB 1052 proposed DE bill relating to eligibility to receive funding under the beginning teacher mentoring and induction program. [Subcommittee: Dvorsky (D-Johnson), Schoenjahn (D-Fayette), and Sinclair (R-Wayne).] Same as HSB 16.
  • SSB 1053 proposed College Student Aid Commission Bill relating to the duties of the college student aid commission. [Subcommittee: Quirmbach (D-Story), Dvorsky (D-Johnson), and Sinclair (R-Wayne).] Same as HSB 10.
  • SSB 1054 proposed BOEE bill relating to information the BOEE is required to review regarding applicants for license renewal. [Subcommittee: Schoenjahn (D-Fayette), Hart (D-Clinton), and Behn (R-Boone).] Same as HSB 36.
  • SSB 1055 proposed BOEE bill making a statutory correction regarding the employment of the executive director. [Subcommittee: Schoenjahn (D-Fayette), Bowman (D-Jackson), and Kraayenbrink (R-Webster).] Same as HSB 7.
  • SSB 1056 proposed DE bill realting to eligibility requirements for the gap tuition assistance program. [Subcommittee: Wilhelm (D-Howard), Hart (D-Clinton), and Schultz (R-Crawford).] Same as HSB 12.
  • SSB 1057 proposed DE bill modifying reporting requirements relating to veterans attending postsecondary educational institutions. [Subcommittee: Hart(D-Clinton), Mathis (D-Linn), and Kraayenbrink (R-Webster).] Same as HSB 5.
  • SSB 1058 proposed Committee on Education bill relating to school start dates, previously blogged in more detail here. [Subcommittee: Bowman (D-Jackson), Hart (D-Clinton), Wilhelm (D-Howard), Sinclair (R-Wayne), and Johnson (R-Osceola).]
  • SSB 1074 proposed DE bill relating to at-risk, alternative and alternative school, and returning dropout and dropout prevention programs and funding. [Subcommittee: Quirmbach (D-Story), Hogg (D-Johnson), and Johnson (R-Osceola).] Same as HSB 61.
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