2011 House Bill 4626

House Roll Call 170: Passed

To revise a provision that prohibits firing or demoting a public school teacher except for "reasonable and just cause,” changing this to “for a reason that is not arbitrary and capricious.” Also, to only pay a suspended teacher for 90 days, unless the suspension is reversed in an appeal hearing. Finally, to revise the definition of a “demotion” of a teacher (which triggers a host of procedural mandates), from a loss of pay equal to three days of employment to a loss equal to 30 days, or a 15 day suspension.

61 Yeas / 46 Nays
Republican (60 Yeas / 2 Nays)
Democrat (1 Yea / 44 Nays)
Excused or Not Voting (3)