Consideration of SB 327, SB 1134, SB 1456 and SB 1508

Meeting to Consider Bills

June 19, 2012

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SB 327 (Dinniman) – Amends the Public School Code of 1949 to eliminate partisan primary elections for the election of school directors beginning in 2013.

SB 1134 (Corman) – Amends the Public School Code of 1949 to authorize the Department of Education to regulate religious child care facilities.

A12029 – Senator Corman will offer an amendment that makes comprehensive changes to the bill.

SB 1456 (Folmer) – Amends the Public School Code of 1949 to add the military science certificate to the list of certificates qualifying persons to teach in the public schools of the Commonwealth.

A10446 – Technical amendment

SB 1508 (Piccola) – Amends the Public School Code of 1949 to allow a community college meeting certain criteria to negotiate with its local sponsors the amount the local sponsors will provide to the community college for the college’s annual operating costs and annual capital expenses.

A10438 – On behalf of Senator Mensch, the Chair will offer an amendment that establishes the Pennsylvania Community College Affordability Task Force. The task force will examine and make recommendations regarding the sustainability of the local sponsorship share and instructional costs of the community colleges and the long term affordability of community college education for residents of the Commonwealth.