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 Bill Status of SB1223  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  ACCELERATED PLACEMENT ACT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford - Chuck Weaver - David Koehler - Dan McConchie, Sue Rezin, Melinda Bush, Karen McConnaughay, Iris Y. Martinez, Don Harmon and Mattie Hunter

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/6/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 25, 2017

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Accelerated Placement Act. Provides that any student in a school district may be referred by a teacher, administrator, gifted education specialist, guidance counselor, school psychologist, or parent or legal guardian to the principal for evaluation for possible accelerated placement. Allows accelerated placement to include, but not be limited to, early entrance to kindergarten or first grade, accelerating a student in a single subject, compacting curriculum, concurrent enrollment, credit by examination, online learning courses, Advanced Placement courses, International Baccalaureate programs, grade acceleration, grade telescoping, and early high school graduation. Sets forth evaluation and appeal guidelines. Provides for the creation of an acceleration evaluation committee to evaluate a child for accelerated placement. Sets forth procedures for accelerated placement and evaluation of the placement. Requires school districts to report certain statistics to the State Board of Education, and for the State Board to create reports regarding accelerated placement. Provides that the State Board may adopt rules to implement the Act. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Accelerated Placement Act. Requires each school district to have a policy that allows for accelerated placement. Sets forth required components of the policy. Requires school districts to report certain data concerning evaluations for accelerated placement and grants of accelerated placement to the State Board of Education. Requires the State Board to publish an annual report of the data. Requires the State Board to develop and disseminate guidance concerning accelerated students by January 1, 2018. Allows the State Board to adopt rules to implement the Act. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/7/2017SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  2/7/2017SenateFirst Reading
  2/7/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/10/2017SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Chuck Weaver
  2/15/2017SenateAssigned to Education
  3/1/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  3/1/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/7/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Education
  3/8/2017SenatePostponed - Education
  3/8/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Education
  3/9/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Sue Rezin
  3/14/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  3/15/2017SenatePostponed - Education
  3/15/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Education
  3/15/2017SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. David Koehler
  3/15/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Karen McConnaughay
  3/17/2017SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 7, 2017
  3/29/2017SenatePostponed - Education
  3/29/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Education
  3/30/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  3/30/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford
  3/30/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/4/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Education
  4/4/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/5/2017SenateDo Pass as Amended Education; 012-000-000
  4/5/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 6, 2017
  4/5/2017SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan McConchie
  4/5/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  4/6/2017SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  4/6/2017SenateSecond Reading
  4/6/2017SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 25, 2017
  4/7/2017SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  4/28/2017SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2017

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