I move that House Bill 1425 be amended to read as follows:
Page 1, between the enacting clause and line 1, begin a new
paragraph and insert:
"SECTION 1. IC 20-6.1-3-9.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2004]: Sec. 9.5. (a) After January 1, 2006, an individual who seeks to renew a license issued under this chapter must demonstrate proficiency in the areas in which the individual is licensed to teach by passing an examination once during each five (5) year period.
(b) The board shall develop and administer the examinations required under this section "
Page 2, after line 9 , begin a new paragraph and insert:
" SECTION 6. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2004] (a) As used in this SECTION, "board" refers to the professional standards board established under IC 20-1-1.4.
(b) The board shall:
(1) develop the examinations required under IC 20-6.1-3-9.5, as added by this act; and
(2) establish a schedule for administering the examinations;
before July 1, 2005.
(c) Notwithstanding IC 20-6.1-3-9.5, as added by this act, an individual who is licensed under IC 20-6.1-3 is not required to
comply with IC 20-6.1-3-9.5(a), as added by this act, until the
individual is first scheduled to take an examination under the
schedule established by the board under subsection (b).
(d) This SECTION expires June 30, 2007. "
Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
(Reference is to HB 1425 as printed January 30, 2004.)