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HB1003 Author: J.H.SMITH
Summary: EDUCATION:Authorizes BESE to exempt a school board from certain laws, rules, and regulations pursuant to a request and proposal for increasing quality of instruction and academic achievement from the school board
Position: Oppose - Strongly
Reasons: none
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HB1014 Author: NORTON
Summary: TEACHERS:Removes state funding restrictions relative to planning time for teachers
Position: Oppose - Strongly
Reasons: none
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HB1016 Author: WILLIAMS
Summary: STUDENTS:Requires proof of annual physical examination and a physician's authorization as a condition of a child's participation in physical activity
Position: Oppose - Strongly
Reasons: Too difficult to monitor Expense
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HB1025 Author: LANDRY
Summary: SCHOOLS/BOARDS:Requires school boards to provide written notification to parents one year prior to implementing new or changing existing school dress codes
Position: Oppose - Strongly
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HB1033 Author: HOFFMANN
Summary: TEACHERS:Provides relative to evaluation and assessment programs for teachers and administrators
Position: Oppose - Strongly
Reasons: none
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HB1049 Author: HARRISON
Summary: SCHOOLS/BOARDS:Provides relative to public/private partnerships between school boards and the private sector (OR NO IMPACT LF EX See Note)
Position: Oppose - Strongly
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HB1135 Author: GREENE
Summary: SCHOOLS:Provides school start and end dates for public and approved nonpublic schools
Position: Oppose - Strongly
Reasons: none
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HB1154 Author: CARTER
Summary: SCHOOLS/CHARTER:Provides for the creation and establishment of the La. Charter Schools Commission and for the transfer of certain BESE powers, duties, and authority to the commission
Position: Oppose - Strongly
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HB1170 Author: LANDRY
Summary: SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS:Disqualifies commercial driver's license holders from operating school buses after conviction of DWI offenses
Position: Oppose - Strongly
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HB1229 Author: TUCKER
Summary: RETIREMENT/STATE SYSTEMS:Creates the State Retirement System Investment Committee and consolidates investment duties of the four state retirement systems into such commission
Position: Oppose - Strongly
Reasons: We do not want the control of a board with total control.
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HB1250 Author: CARTER
Summary: TEACHERS:Provides relative to permanent teachers and procedures for termination
Position: Oppose - Strongly
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HB186 Author: HARDY
Summary: STUDENTS:Establishes minimum academic eligibility requirements for participation by certain students in interscholastic athletics and other extracurricular activities
Position: Oppose - Strongly
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HB210 Author: LEGER
Summary: SCHOOLS:Establishes and provides for the La. Statewide Education Facilities Authority
Position: Oppose - Strongly
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HB226 Author: HARDY
Summary: RETIREMENT/TEACHERS:Relative to the Teachers' Retirement System of La., provides relative to rehired retirees (OR +$102,138 FC SG EX)
Position: Oppose - Strongly
Reasons: Discrimination
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HB227 Author: PEARSON
Summary: RETIREMENT/TEACHERS:Relative to the Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana, provides relative to rehired retirees
Position: Oppose - Strongly
Reasons: Discrimination
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HB257 Author: HARRISON
Summary: SCHOOLS/DISTRICTS:Provides relative to academic tutoring for certain student athletes in public elementary and secondary schools
Position: Oppose - Strongly
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HB303 Author: HENRY
Summary: STUDENT/HOME STUDY:Provides relative to eligibility of certain home study students to participate in interscholastic athletics at secondary schools that are members of the LHSAA
Position: Oppose - Strongly
Reasons: none
Questions: none

HB331 Author: FOIL
Summary: RETIREMENT/TEACHERS:Relative to the Teachers' Retirement System of La., allows a member in the optional retirement plan to make a one-time, irrevocable election to transfer to the defined benefit plan
Position: Oppose - Strongly
Reasons: The board should not have to pay unfunded mandates.
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HB388 Author: P.SMITH
Summary: SCHOOLS/CHARTER:Provides relative to teachers transferring to a charter school from a local school system
Position: Oppose - Strongly
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HB392 Author: HARDY
Summary: RETIREMENT/STATE-STWIDE:Relative to state and statewide retirement systems, prohibits certain members who are reemployed after retirement from receiving retirement benefits or accruing additional benefits
Position: Oppose - Strongly
Reasons: Discrimination
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HB410 Author: CARTER
Summary: SCHOOLS/BOARDS:Requires local option elections in every school district on term limits for school board members (OR NO IMPACT See Note)
Position: Oppose - Strongly
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HB420 Author: LEGER
Summary: SCHOOLS/CHARTER:Provides relative to charter school funding
Position: Oppose - Strongly
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HB422 Author: DOWNS
Summary: STUDENT/SCH ATTENDANCE:Provides relative to children exempted from the compulsory school attendance law
Position: Oppose - Strongly
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HB488 Author: HARRISON
Summary: SCHOOLS/BOARDS:Provides relative to continuing education requirements for school board members
Position: Oppose - Strongly
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HB489 Author: HARRISON
Summary: BESE:(Constitutional Amendment) Abolishes BESE, transfers board duties, functions, and responsibilities to the state superintendent and provides for the superintendent to be appointed by the governor
Position: Oppose - Strongly
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HB50 Author: CHANEY
Summary: TEXTBOOKS/MATERIALS:Provides relative to procedures for the adoption of textbooks
Position: Oppose - Strongly
Reasons: allows for bias
Questions: none

HB519 Author: CORTEZ
Summary: RETIREMENT/TEACHERS:Provides relative to the Teachers' Retirement System of La. and provides relative to rehired retirees
Position: Oppose - Strongly
Reasons: Discrimination
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HB529 Author: P.SMITH
Summary: CURRICULA:Requires instruction with respect to sex education in public schools
Position: Oppose - Strongly
Reasons: none
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HB561 Author: BALDONE
Summary: SCHOOLS/EMPLOYEES:Provides a salary supplement for certain public school educational diagnosticians (OR +$1,040,000 GF EX See Note)
Position: Oppose - Strongly
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HB648 Author: S.JONES
Summary: STUDENT/SCH ATTENDANCE:Repeals provisions relative to permitting certain children to withdraw from school
Position: Oppose - Strongly
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HB681 Author: HARDY
Summary: BESE:Provides that the conduct of extracurricular interscholastic activities in public schools are subject to BESE regulation by rule adopted in accordance with the APA
Position: Oppose - Strongly
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HB685 Author: S.JONES
Summary: STUDENT/SCH ATTENDANCE:Raises minimum age at which certain children may attend BESE-approved adult education programs rather than attending school from 16 to 17
Position: Oppose - Strongly
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HB925 Author: A.BADON
Summary: EDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY:Provides relative to school and district accountability in elementary and secondary education
Position: Oppose - Strongly
Reasons: none
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HB930 Author: TUCKER
Summary: RETIREMENT/STATE SYSTEMS:Relative to state retirement systems, establishes a defined contribution plan for new hires
Position: Oppose - Strongly
Reasons: Opposed to a defined contribution plan.
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HB931 Author: TUCKER
Summary: RETIREMENT/STATE EMPS:(Constitutional Amendment) Relative to state retirement systems, permits the legislature to establish a defined contribution plan for new hires (OR NO IMPACT APV)
Position: Oppose - Strongly
Reasons: Opposed to a defined contribution plan.
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HB936 Author: BALDONE
Summary: STUDENT/HOME STUDY:Provides relative to immunization against meningococcal disease
Position: Oppose - Strongly
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HB942 Author: CARTER
Summary: SCHOOLS/BOARDS:Provides relative to the employment of the local public school superintendent and the authority of the superintendent and the school board for personnel matters
Position: Oppose - Strongly
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HB958 Author: LIGI
Summary: RETIREMENT BENEFITS:Relative to La. public retirement systems, provides for limitations on average compensation upon which a retiree's benefits are calculated
Position: Oppose - Strongly
Reasons: Attempt to control TRSL.
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HB962 Author: CARTER
Summary: SCHOOLS/CHARTER:Provides relative to the review process for charter school applications
Position: Oppose - Strongly
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HB982 Author: HOFFMANN
Summary: STUDENT/ASSESSMENT:Provides relative to Louisiana Educational Assessment Program testing schedule
Position: Oppose - Strongly
Reasons: none
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HCR10 Author: HOFFMANN
Summary: SCHOOLS/EMPLOYEES:Requests the State BESE to study school nurse salaries throughout the state
Position: Oppose - Strongly
Reasons: Allow district to make decision.
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HCR20 Author: CARTER
Summary: BESE:Requests the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to make changes to the Minimum Foundation Program formula beginning with the formula adopted for the 2010-2011 school year
Position: Oppose - Strongly
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SB112 Author: LONG
Summary: EDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY:Prohibits inclusion of performance data related to students educated in secure facilities under the jurisdiction of the office of juvenile justice in the school or district performance scores of the public school system in which the secure facility is located. (8/15/10)
Position: Oppose - Strongly
Reasons: none
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SB285 Author: DONAHUE
Summary: SCHOOLS:Includes students educated in secure facilities under the jurisdiction of the office of juvenile justice in the MFP. (8/15/10)
Position: Oppose - Strongly
Reasons: none
Questions: none

SB302 Author: APPEL
Summary: EDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY:Requires BESE to assign letter grades to public schools and school districts reflective of their performance. (8/15/10)
Position: Oppose - Strongly
Reasons: Already have a rating system in place.
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SB344 Author: DUPLESSIS
Summary: SCHOOLS:Provide relative to submission and review of charter school proposals and charter renewals. (8/15/10)
Position: Oppose - Strongly
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SB489 Author: NEVERS
Summary: TEACHERS:Requires the Department of Education to reimburse local school boards for salary supplements paid to certain nationally board certified school personnel. (gov sig)
Position: Oppose - Strongly
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SB517 Author: WALSWORTH
Summary: SCHOOLS:Recognizes that a diploma issued to a student who has successfully completed an approved home study program carries the same privileges as one issued by a public school or a private school. (8/15/10)
Position: Oppose - Strongly
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SB518 Author: WALSWORTH
Summary: EDUCATION DEPARTMENT:Recognizes that a diploma issued to a student who has successfully completed an approved home study program carries the same privileges as one issued by a public school or approved private school. (8/15/10)
Position: Oppose - Strongly
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SB568 Author: L.JACKSON
Summary: SCHOOLS:Authorizes school board members to obtain training or instruction at certain national and regional conferences in meeting the requirements for annual training of school board members upon verification of attendance. (8/15/10)
Position: Oppose - Strongly
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SB584 Author: PETERSON
Summary: EDUCATION DEPARTMENT:Creates the Louisiana Statewide Education Facilities Authority. (8/15/10)
Position: Oppose - Strongly
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SB628 Author: DUPLESSIS
Summary: STUDENTS:Provides relative to student suspensions and expulsions. (8/15/10)
Position: Oppose - Strongly
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SB694 Author: B.GAUTREAUX
Summary: TEACHERS RETIREMENT:Requires membership in the Teachers' Retirement System for charter school teachers. (7/1/10)
Position: Oppose - Strongly
Reasons: Encourages expansion of the charter school movement.
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SB89 Author: LONG
Summary: SCHOOLS:Removes unnecessary statutory provision that placed the La. School of Math, Science, and the Arts within the Dept. of Education. (8/15/10)
Position: Oppose - Strongly
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