90th General Assembly
Summary of HB3262
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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).  Makes other changes. Effective January  1,      
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Provides that one of the parents and one of the representatives        
   of the business community appointed to the Professional Teacher Stan-       
   dards Board shall be members of the Democratic party and the other          
   parent and representative of the business community shall be members        
   of the Republican party. Allows the Board to renew the certificates of      
   teachers employed by a school district in a  city  with  a  population      
   exceeding  500,000.   Provides  that  the  Board  shall  report to the      
   General Assembly and Governor with  recommendations  for  changes  and      
   improvements to the teacher certification system no later than January      
   1,  2000  (instead  of  January  1, 1999) and on an annual basis until      
   January 1, 2002 (instead of January 1, 2001).  Restores current law in      
   providing that a Standard Certificate may be renewed every 5  (instead      
   of 7) years.                                                                
          FISCAL NOTE, AMENDED (State Board of Education)                      
          No additional personnel costs would necessarily be incurred;         
          expenditures would be required for the new Standards Board           
          common agency costs and activities.                                  
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, AMENDED (SBE)                            
          No change from SBE fiscal note, amended.                             
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: House

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


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