91st General Assembly
Summary of HB0924
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PROFESSNL TCHR STANDARDS BOARD                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends  the  School  Code.  Creates  the   Professional   Teacher      
   Standards  Board consisting of 23 members appointed by the Governor to      
   administer the Article of the School Code governing the  certification      
   of  teachers  and other certificated school personnel and the approval      
   of  teacher  and  administrator  preparation  programs.    Gives   the      
   Professional  Teacher  Standards Board all powers and duties currently      
   exercised by the State  Board  of  Education  and  the  State  Teacher      
   Certification   Board   with   respect   to   administration   of  the      
   certification and program approval process, and  abolishes  the  State      
   Teacher  Certification  Board.   Authorizes  the  Professional Teacher      
   Standards Board to employ an Executive Director and such  other  staff      
   members  as  are necessary to exercise its powers and duties and carry      
   out its functions. Provides that a Standard Certificate may be renewed      
   every  7  (instead  of  5)  years  based  on  proof  of   professional      
   development   (instead   of   on  proof  of  continuing  education  or      
   professional development).  Amends the Higher Education Student Assis-      
   tance Act, the Clinical Psychologist Licensing Act, and the Profes-         
   sional Counselor and Clinical Professional Counselor Licensing Act.         
   Makes other changes. Effective January 1, 2000.                             
          FISCAL NOTE (State Board of Education)                               
          There would be costs associated with the creation of a new           
          agency, including hiring and training new staff.                     
          STATE MANDATES NOTE (State Board of Education)                       
          Same as SBE fiscal note.                                             
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Makes technical changes to include  the  most  recent  underlying      
   statutes.  Requires the Professional Teacher Standards Board to report      
   to the General Assembly and  the  Governor  with  recommendations  for      
   further  changes  and improvements to the teacher certification system      
   no later than January 1, 2001 and on an annual basis until January  1,      
   2003.   Provides  that,  beginning  January  1, 2000, the Professional      
   Teacher Standards Board shall implement and administer the  system  of      
   certification for teachers.                                                 
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 01-01-09

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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