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HB1029 Author: HOFFMANN
Summary: CURRICULA:Provides relative to instruction in Civics and Free Enterprise
Position: Support
Reasons: none
Questions: none

HB1055 Author: RICHMOND
Summary: EDUCATION/ADULT:Eliminates the division of adult and community education within the Dept. of Education and transfers the responsibility for adult education programs from BESE to LCTCS
Position: Support - Strongly
Reasons: none
Questions: none

HB1103 Author: TUCKER
Summary: RETIREMENT/STATE SYSTEMS:Relative to state retirement systems, makes changes to the benefits of persons hired on or after July 1, 2010
Position: Support
Reasons: Step in the right direction. Making retirement solvent for future.
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HB1128 Author: LEGER
Summary: SCHOOLS/CHARTER:Provides relative to charter schools
Position: Support
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HB1141 Author: LANDRY
Summary: SCHOOLS/FOOD PROGRAMS:Requires certain public school governing authorities with a policy of denying nutrition to students to implement certain procedures
Position: Support
Reasons: none
Questions: none

HB1180 Author: P.SMITH
Summary: TEXTBOOKS/MATERIALS:Authorizes local public school boards to use state funds to purchase instructional technology and related hardware (OR NO IMPACT EX See Note)
Position: Support - Strongly
Reasons: none
Questions: none

HB1209 Author: R.JONES
Summary: TEACHERS/CERTIFICATION:Creates the La. Educator Professional Practices Commission to investigate complaints and allegations of educator sexual misconduct in schools with authority to suspend or revoke teaching and principal's certificates subject to appeal to BESE
Position: Support
Reasons: none
Questions: none

HB1225 Author: DIXON
Summary: SCHOOLS:Provides relative to BESE standards for approving alternative schools and alternative education programs for students suspended or expelled from public k-12 schools
Position: Support
Reasons: none
Questions: none

HB1239 Author: DIXON
Summary: SCHOOLS/EMPLOYEES:Requires the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to adopt rules and regulations relative to the physical abuse of public school teachers and employees by students
Position: Support
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HB1276 Author: HARDY
Summary: SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS:Requires a school bus operator to report his arrest for specified offenses involving operating a vehicle
Position: Support - Strongly
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HB143 Author: LABRUZZO
Summary: RETIREMENT BENEFITS:(Constitutional Amendment) Provides for forfeiture of public retirement benefits by certain persons who are convicted of felony acts associated with their positions (OR NO IMPACT APV)
Position: Support
Reasons: Dependents
Questions: What about the convicted person's dependents?

HB177 Author: POPE
Summary: SCHOOLS/FINANCE:Requires the state to pay the transportation costs for students attending approved nonpublic elementary and secondary schools (OR +$15,942,355 GF EX See Note)
Position: Support - Strongly
Reasons: Needs to be funded by the state since it is presently an unfunded mandate
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HB224 Author: PEARSON
Summary: RETIREMENT BENEFITS:Requires suspension of public retirement benefits during incarceration (EG DECREASE APV)
Position: Support
Reasons: Dependents
Questions: How does this law affect dependents?

HB225 Author: LABRUZZO
Summary: RETIREMENT/STATE EMPS:Relative to the La. State Employees' Retirement System (LASERS), allows a retiree to designate a trust as beneficiary of retirement benefits (OR NO IMPA)
Position: Support
Reasons: none
Questions: none

HB228 Author: PEARSON
Summary: RETIREMENT BENEFITS:(Constitutional Amendment) Provides for suspension of public retirement benefits during a member's incarceration (EG NO IMPACT APV)
Position: Support
Reasons: Dependents
Questions: What about the dependents?

HB229 Author: PEARSON
Summary: RETIREMENT/PUBLIC SYSTEM:(Constitutional Amendment) Relative to public retirement systems, requires a 2/3 vote to enact any changes to retirement provisions having an actuarial cost (OR NO IMPACT APV)
Position: Support - Strongly
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HB251 Author: P.SMITH
Summary: SCHOOLS/ST SUPERINTDT:Requires the state superintendent of education to possess certain qualifications at the time of appointment by BESE
Position: Support - Strongly
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HB403 Author: PEARSON
Summary: BESE:Requires BESE to broadcast on the Internet the audio and video of all board and committee meetings conducted in Baton Rouge and to archive the audio and video of such meetings (OR INCREASE GF EX See Note)
Position: Support - Strongly
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HB405 Author: DIXON
Summary: BESE:Requires BESE to adopt rules and regulations for the use of seclusion and physical restraint of students
Position: Support
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HB425 Author: HOFFMANN
Summary: TEACHERS/CERTIFICATION:Provides relative to the certification of principals and authorizes certain fees related to certification of the teachers, principals, and other educators
Position: Support
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HB433 Author: HARDY
Summary: SCHOOLS:Requires BESE to establish a uniform grading scale for use in public schools
Position: Support - Strongly
Reasons: none
Questions: none

HB468 Author: HOFFMANN
Summary: SCHOOLS/EMPLOYEES:Provides eligibility for sabbatical leave for certified school nurses employed by state special schools and by city, parish, and other local public school systems
Position: Support
Reasons: none
Questions: none

HB516 Author: ARNOLD
Summary: RETIREMENT/STATE SYSTEMS:Makes permanent certain requirements that state retirement systems direct portions of certain types of investments through La. broker-dealers
Position: Support
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HB565 Author: HARDY
Summary: SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS:Limits applicability of laws relative to a school bus operator becoming a regular and permanent employee of the employing school board and provides relative to removal of certain operators
Position: Support
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HB633 Author: P.SMITH
Summary: SCHOOLS/EMPLOYEES:Increases the amount of paid sick leave received by school support workers under certain circumstances
Position: Support
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HB662 Author: POPE
Summary: RETIREMENT/SCHOOL EMPS:Relative to the La. School Employees' Retirement System, allows for a reverse transfer of service credit from the Teachers' Retirement System of La.
Position: Support
Reasons: As long as there is no additional cost to the TRSL.
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HB682 Author: HARDY
Summary: SCHOOLS/TRANSPORTATION:Requires local public school boards to provide transportation to certain students in BESE-approved alternative education programs for suspended or expelled students
Position: Support
Reasons: none
Questions: none

HB69 Author: LIGI
Summary: RETIREMENT BENEFITS:(Constitutional Amendment) Provides for forfeiture of retirement benefits by public officials and employees who are convicted of felony acts associated with their positions (OR NO IMPACT APV)
Position: Support
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HB72 Author: LABRUZZO
Summary: RETIREMENT BENEFITS:Prohibits a public servant convicted of an office-related felony from receiving retirement benefits (OR SEE ACTUARIAL NOTE APV)
Position: Support
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HB729 Author: CARMODY
Summary: PUBLIC BUILDINGS/GROUNDS:Provides with respect to the sale of surplus property by school boards
Position: Support - Strongly
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HB788 Author: NOWLIN
Summary: SCHOOLS/LA MATH, SCIENCE:Provides that the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts shall admit sophomores in addition to juniors and seniors
Position: Support
Reasons: none
Questions: none

HB974 Author: HOFFMANN
Summary: TEACHERS/CERTIFICATION:Provides relative to the employment experience necessary for certain principals to be exempt from certain testing requirements relative to certification
Position: Support
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HCR81 Author: HARDY
Summary: SCHOOLS:Requests the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to study the advantages and disadvantages of requiring certain schools to provide single-gender classes for students
Position: Support
Reasons: none
Questions: none

SB11 Author: APPEL
Summary: RETIREMENT BENEFITS:A Constitutional Amendment to provide for forfeiture of retirement benefits by public officials and employees who are convicted of felony acts associated with their positions. (OR NO IMPACT APV)
Position: Support
Reasons: Dependents
Questions: What about the dependents?

SB111 Author: LONG
Summary: SCHOOLS:Allows the La. School for Math, Science, and the Arts to admit high school sophomores on the same basis as juniors and seniors. (gov sig)
Position: Support
Reasons: none
Questions: none

SB12 Author: APPEL
Summary: RETIREMENT BENEFITS:Requires forfeiture of retirement benefits by any public employee or elected official who is a member of a public retirement system and is convicted of certain state or federal felony acts associated with his office. (See Act.)
Position: Support
Reasons: Dependent
Questions: What about the dependents? What is prompting these bills in regards to incarceration?

SB13 Author: B.GAUTREAUX
Summary: RETIREMENT BENEFITS:Allows garnishment of Louisiana public retirement or pension system, plan, or fund benefits of an elected official to pay fines or restitution imposed for a felony associated with his office. (7/1/10)
Position: Support
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SB191 Author: B.GAUTREAUX
Summary: RETIREMENT SYSTEMS:Provides relative to compliance with applicable federal tax qualification requirements for Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana, Louisiana School Employees' Retirement System, and State Police Pension and Retirement System. (7/1/10) (OR NO IMPACT APV)
Position: Support
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SB297 Author: DONAHUE
Summary: ADULT EDUCATION:Eliminates the division of adult and community education within the Dept. of Education and transfers the responsibility for adult education programs from BESE to LCTCS. (7/1/10)
Position: Support
Reasons: none
Questions: none

SB298 Author: DONAHUE
Summary: BESE:Requires BESE to broadcast its meetings over the Internet and to archive such broadcasts. (8/15/10) (OR INCREASE GF EX See Note)
Position: Support - Strongly
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SB307 Author: N.GAUTREAUX
Summary: SCHOOL EMPLOYEES RET:Excludes pay to school bus drivers for certain school-related extracurricular activities performed under private contracts from the definition of earnable compensation. (7/1/10) (OR DECREASE APV)
Position: Support
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SB309 Author: LAFLEUR
Summary: STUDENTS:Provides relative to habitual absence or tardiness of students. (gov sig)
Position: Support
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SB353 Author: NEVERS
Summary: SCHOOLS:Requires a vote of the people before any local revenues can be transferred or allocated to a charter school. (gov sig)
Position: Support - Strongly
Reasons: The voters should be able to decide the funding on Type 2 charter schools.
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SB422 Author: NEVERS
Summary: SUPERINTENDENT OF ED:Provides relative to the functions and duties of the state superintendent of education. (8/15/10)
Position: Support - Strongly
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SB444 Author: LAFLEUR
Summary: SCHOOLS:Repeals provisions relative to schools that are outdated or have been held unconstitutional. (8/15/10)
Position: Support - Strongly
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SB447 Author: LAFLEUR
Summary: STUDENTS:Repeals requirement for establishment of certain high school student database. (8/15/10)
Position: Support
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SB448 Author: LAFLEUR
Summary: BESE:Repeals requirement that BESE, the Board of Regents, and the postsecondary education management boards develop an academic assistance program in public high schools for college bound students unprepared for college work. (8/15/10)
Position: Support
Reasons: none
Questions: none

SB462 Author: MICHOT
Summary: FUNDS/FUNDING - Constitutional amendment to provide relative to the use of monies in the Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund. (2/3 CA13s1(A))
Position: Support - Strongly
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SB485 Author: MORRELL
Summary: SCHOOLS:Provides relative to the provision of special education and related services in charter schools. (8/15/10)
Position: Support - Strongly
Reasons: none
Questions: none

SB490 Author: NEVERS
Summary: CURRICULA:Provides that Career Diploma curriculum end-of-course exam questions reflect course content and method of instruction. (gov sig)
Position: Support
Reasons: none
Questions: none

SB491 Author: NEVERS
Summary: EDUCATION DEPARTMENT:Requires the state superintendent of education to secure funding to provide an annual increase of at least 2.75% in the MFP. (gov sig)
Position: Support - Strongly
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SB495 Author: NEVERS
Summary: BESE:Provides relative to the duties, functions, and responsibilities of BESE. (8/15/10)
Position: Support - Strongly
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SB522 Author: MICHOT
Summary: TEXTBOOKS/MATERIALS:Requires BESE to increase the availability of electronic textbooks and instructional materials. (8/15/10)
Position: Support - Strongly
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SB527 Author: BROOME
Summary: SCHOOLS:Requires local school districts to provide certain classroom management training to school personnel. (gov sig)
Position: Support - Strongly
Reasons: none
Questions: none

SB533 Author: LAFLEUR
Summary: TEXTBOOKS/MATERIALS:Requires BESE to increase the availability of electronic textbooks and instructional materials. (8/15/10)
Position: Support - Strongly
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SB536 Author: NEVERS
Summary: CRIME/PUNISHMENT - Creates the crime of simple burglary of a school. (8/15/10)
Position: Support - Strongly
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SB553 Author: LAFLEUR
Summary: SCHOOLS:Requires BESE to develop an early high school graduation policy. (gov sig)
Position: Support
Reasons: none
Questions: none

SB594 Author: B.GAUTREAUX
Summary: RETIREMENT SYSTEMS:Relative to public retirement systems, provides relative to investments. (7/1/10)
Position: Support
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SB658 Author: HEBERT
Summary: EDUCATION DEPARTMENT:Requires the Dept. of Education to ensure that the amount it annually expends for certain salaries does not exceed the amount expended by the department for salaries in such category in effect on January 1, 2007. (7/1/10)
Position: Support - Strongly
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SB83 Author: APPEL
Summary: EDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY:Expands the test type options used in grades three, five, six, seven, and nine as part of LEAP. (8/15/10) (OR NO IMPACT EX See Note)
Position: Support
Reasons: none
Questions: none

SB97 Author: MORRISH
Summary: TEACHERS RETIREMENT:Provides for a change in beneficiary under certain circumstances. (7/1/10)
Position: Support
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SCR20 Author: NEVERS
Summary: SCHOOLS:Provides legislative approval of the MFP formula for FY 2010-2011 adopted by BESE on March 11, 2010.
Position: Support - Strongly
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SCR6 Author: B.GAUTREAUX
Summary: CONGRESS:Memorializes Congress to eliminate or reduce the Social Security reductions known as the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision.
Position: Support
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