Introduced by Sen. Ed McBroom (R) on February 10, 2021
To revise a law that punishes a school district that hires an instructor, counselor or administrator who has not complied with the licensure mandates imposed by law on these professions. Currently, the amount paid to the individual is deducted from state school aid. The bill would deduct 50 percent for 10 days after a district is notified, and then revert to the usual 100% deduction. The same law makes it a felony subject to a $1,500 fine for a school official who fails to comply. The Senate Fiscal Agency reports that just under $1.0 million in penalties was assessed on districts in the 2019-20 school year. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on February 10, 2021
Reported in the Senate on February 25, 2021
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.