Citations Affected: IC 20-6.1-3-7.
Synopsis: Notice of teachers convicted of certain crimes. Requires the
superintendent of a school corporation or equivalent authority of an
accredited nonpublic school to notify the state superintendent of public
instruction when the administrator knows that a current or former
employee with a teacher's license has been convicted of an offense for
which a teacher loses a license. (The introduced version of this bill was
prepared by the interim study committee on education issues.)
Effective: July 1, 2000.
November 18, 1999, read first time and referred to Committee on Corrections, Criminal
and Civil Procedures.
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000]: Sec. 7. (a) On the written
recommendation of the state superintendent of public instruction, the
board may revoke a license for:
(2) misconduct in office;
(3) incompetency; or
(4) willful neglect of duty.
However, for each revocation the board shall comply with IC 4-21.5-3.
(b) The superintendent of a school corporation or equivalent authority for an accredited nonpublic school shall immediately notify the state superintendent of public instruction when the person knows that a current or former licensed employee of the school corporation or accredited nonpublic school has been convicted of an offense listed in subsection (c).
(c) The board, after holding a hearing on the matter, shall permanently revoke the license of a person who is known by the board
to have been convicted of any of the following offenses:
(1) Rape (IC 35-42-4-1), if the victim is less than eighteen (18) years of age.
(2) Criminal deviate conduct (IC 35-42-4-2), if the victim is less than eighteen (18) years of age.
(3) Child molesting (IC 35-42-4-3).
(4) Child exploitation (IC 35-42-4-4(b)).
(5) Vicarious sexual gratification (IC 35-42-4-5).
(6) Child solicitation (IC 35-42-4-6).
(7) Child seduction (IC 35-42-4-7).
(8) Sexual misconduct with a minor (IC 35-42-4-9).
(9) Incest (IC 35-46-1-3), if the victim is less than eighteen (18) years of age.
(c) (d) A license may be suspended by the state superintendent of
public instruction as specified in