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 Bill Status of SB3533  98th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Matt Murphy - Jason A. Barickman

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2015SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Course Choice in Education Act. Requires the State Board of Education to establish the State Course Choice Program, a program in which the State Board shall maintain a catalog that provides a list of all courses authorized and available to students in this State. Defines who is an eligible funded student and eligible participating student. Under the program, requires the State Board to establish a submission and authorization process for providers to be offered through the program and to evaluate providers. Requires a school district to (i) provide information to parents and the public on the availability of course choice options and eligibility guidelines, (ii) submit eligibility policies to the program, (iii) establish policies and procedures whereby credits earned through the course provider shall appear on a student's official transcript and count fully towards diploma requirements, and (iv) make available to all students the program during the annual course enrollment process for that school district. Sets forth provisions concerning provider criteria, provider monitoring and reauthorization, interstate course reciprocity, other State Board responsibilities, responsibilities of and limitations on a school district, funding, and rules. Effective August 1, 2015.

DateChamber Action
  2/14/2014SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Matt Murphy
  2/14/2014SenateFirst Reading
  2/14/2014SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/3/2014SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jason A. Barickman
  3/5/2014SenateAssigned to Education
  3/20/2014SenatePostponed - Education
  3/26/2014SenatePostponed - Education
  3/28/2014SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  1/13/2015SenateSession Sine Die

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