Issues

During the 2016 Legislative Session TREE is monitoring the following education bills and will promote awareness to our members as they travel through the House and Senate.

UPDATED 2-3-16

HB2574 by McCormick
SB2565 by Norris Education – As introduced, eliminates an obsolete provision of Tennessee Code Annotated concerning the BEP. – Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 3, Part 3. HB2574: Assigned to s/c Education Administration & Planning Subcommittee

SB2565: Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Education Committee 1/27/2016

01/25/2016
SB2565 by Norris
HB2574 by McCormick Education – As introduced, eliminates an obsolete provision of Tennessee Code Annotated concerning the BEP. – Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 3, Part 3. SB2565: Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Education Committee

HB2574: Assigned to s/c Education Administration & Planning Subcommittee 1/25/2016

01/27/2016

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HB1020 by Stewart
SB1254 by Yarbro Education – As introduced, requires the commissioner of education’s guidelines regarding the timely and responsible release of education data for research purposes be posted on the department’s web site. – Amends TCA Title 49. HB1020: Assigned to s/c Education Administration & Planning Subcommittee

SB1254: Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Education Committee 2/25/2015

02/18/2015

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HB2127 by Terry
SB2271 by Beavers Education – As introduced, requires the evaluation algorithms and methodologies used in teacher evaluations to be scientifically valid. – Amends TCA Title 49. HB2127: Assigned to s/c Education Instruction & Programs Subcommittee

SB2271: Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Education Committee 1/27/2016

01/25/2016

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HB2200 by Dunn
SB2351 by Dickerson Education – As introduced, makes various revisions to the ASD, including requiring schools assigned to the ASD on or after July 1, 2016, be in the bottom 2.5 percent of schools. – Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 1, Part 3 and Title 49, Chapter 1, Part 6. HB2200: Assigned to s/c Education Administration & Planning Subcommittee

SB2351: Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Education Committee 1/27/2016

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01/25/2016
HB2329 by Sexton C
SB2198 by Bailey Education – As introduced, requires an LEA to post on its web site information about the state-mandated tests that will be administered in the upcoming year by no later than June 15, instead of July 15, each year. – Amends TCA Title 49. HB2329: Assigned to s/c Education Instruction & Programs Subcommittee

SB2198: Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Education Committee 1/27/2016

01/25/2016

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HB2360 by Stewart
SB2044 by Harris Education – As introduced, prohibits virtual schools. – Amends TCA Title 49. HB2360: Assigned to s/c Education Administration & Planning Subcommittee

SB2044: Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Education Committee 1/27/2016

01/25/2016

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HB2462 by Camper
SB2159 by Tate Education – As introduced, prohibits LEAs from requiring high school students to take any standardized test that is not state-mandated or a college admissions test; permits parents of certain students to opt the students out of state-mandated standardized test; requires the office of research and education accountability to update a 2002 report on testing. – Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 1; Title 49, Chapter 2; Title 49, Chapter 3; Title 49, Chapter 5 and Title 49, Chapter 6. HB2462: Assigned to s/c Education Instruction & Programs Subcommittee

SB2159: Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Education Committee 1/27/2016

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01/25/2016
HB2466 by Camper
SB2627 by Tate Education – As introduced, creates a board of trustees for the achievement school district. – Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 29 and Title 49. HB2466: Assigned to s/c Education Administration & Planning Subcommittee

SB2627: Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Government Operations Committee 1/27/2016

01/25/2016

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HB2522 by Armstrong
SB2162 by Tate Education – As introduced, holds teachers who do not have access to individual student growth data harmless on their evaluations and students harmless on their grades in the first year of administration of TNReady assessments from the results obtained from those assessments. – Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 1; Title 49, Chapter 2; Title 49, Chapter 5 and Title 49, Chapter 6. HB2522: Assigned to s/c Education Instruction & Programs Subcommittee

SB2162: Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Education Committee 1/27/2016

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01/25/2016
HB2538 by Fitzhugh
SB2281 by Kyle Education – As introduced, adds skateboard safety to the bicycle safety curriculum the department of education is urged to develop. – Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 1 and Title 49, Chapter 6. HB2538: Assigned to s/c Education Instruction & Programs Subcommittee

SB2281: Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Education Committee 1/27/2016

01/25/2016

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SB1146 by Tate
HB1162 by Love Education – As introduced, requires a school operated by the achievement school district or a charter school with which the achievement school district contracted for operation of the school to have all grades the school formerly had; prohibits expansion of such school to include other grades. – Amends TCA Title 49. SB1146: Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Education Committee

HB1162: Action Def. in s/c Education Instruction & Programs Subcommittee to 1/1/2016 4/1/2015

04/01/2015

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HB1753 by Love
SB1739 by Dickerson Education – As introduced, requires the department of education, for purposes of determining overall student growth and achievement for a school under the jurisdiction of the ASD, to only consider the achievement growth of students originally zoned to the school prior to the school’s placement under the jurisdiction of the ASD. – Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 1, Part 6. HB1753: Action Def. in s/c Education Administration & Planning Subcommittee to 2/16/2016

SB1739: Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Education Committee 2/2/2016

01/21/2016

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HB0278 by White M
SB0360 by Dickerson Education – As introduced, requires the department of education to adopt and publish, by August 1, 2015, uniform guidelines to be used by an LEA in which a charter school operates in submitting the LEA’s annual report listing underutilized and vacant properties. – Amends TCA Title 49. HB0278: Taken off notice for cal in s/c Education Instruction & Programs Subcommittee of Education Instruction & Programs

SB0360: Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Education Committee 4/1/2015

04/01/2015

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SJR0461 by Kelsey Education – Proposes an amendment to Article XI, Section 12 of the Constitution of Tennessee to affirm the general assembly’s full discretion to determine the funding and eligibility for public schools. – Placed on Senate Judiciary Committee calendar for 2/9/2016 2/4/2016

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HB2308 by Parkinson
Education – As introduced, requires the commissioner to remove a school from the ASD and return the school to the LEA if the school fails to improve student performance and remains on the priority list for five years. – Amends TCA Section 49-1-614. Assigned to s/c Education Administration & Planning Subcommittee 1/27/2016

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HB2612 by Moody
SB2506 by Gresham Education – As introduced, creates a competitive grant program for award of funds for certain charter school and rural school facility projects. – Amends TCA Title 49. HB2612: Assigned to s/c Education Instruction & Programs Subcommittee

SB2506: Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Education Committee 1/27/2016

01/25/2016

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SB0740 by Kelsey
HB1273 by Durham Education – As introduced, allows formation of charter schools for students with specific academic needs; allows such charter schools to establish academic admission criteria. – Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 13. SB0740: Rcvd. from S., held on H. desk.

HB1273: Action def. in Education Instruction & Programs to 2016 4/20/2015

04/07/2015

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SB2178 by Tate
HB2488 by Akbari Education – As introduced, requires a charter school operator to demonstrate certain student achievement levels before a charter school operator is authorized to operate any other public charter school within either the ASD or an LEA. – Amends TCA Section 49-1-614 and Title 49, Chapter 13. SB2178: Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Education Committee

HB2488: Placed on s/c cal Education Instruction & Programs Subcommittee for 2/10/2016 1/25/2016

02/03/2016

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HB0079 by McCormick
SB0089 by Norris Education – As introduced, establishes provisions to govern initial enrollment of students within charter schools authorized by the achievement school district. – Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 13. HB0079: Taken off notice for cal in s/c Education Instruction & Programs Subcommittee of Education Instruction & Programs

SB0089: Recommended for passage, refer to Senate Calendar Committee 3/31/2015

03/10/2015