2005 House Bill 4928

Senate Roll Call 368: Passed

To require all school employees to be fingerprinted for criminal background check purposes, and to discontinue the pay of any teacher or employee charged with sex crimes, drug crimes, serious crimes of violence and possibly other crimes, pending a decision by the state to revoke the person’s teaching certificate. If the employess is not convicted, back-pay plus interest would be paid. The bill also prohibits reinstating the teaching certificate for teachers convicted of certain crimes; expands the list of crimes for which teacher certification revocation is mandatory; and requires the Departments of Information Technology, Education and State Police to develop an automated program to regularly cross-check teacher and criminal records.

36 Yeas / 0 Nays
Republican (21 Yeas / 0 Nays)
Democrat (15 Yeas / 0 Nays)
Excused or Not Voting (2)