March 23, 2007





ENGROSSED

HOUSE BILL No. 1288

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DIGEST OF HB 1288 (Updated March 22, 2007 10:22 am - DI 71)



Citations Affected: Noncode.

Synopsis: Truancy and school attendance officers. Requests the legislative council to establish a study committee for the 2007 interim concerning school truancy and the role of attendance officers.

Effective: July 1, 2007.





Harris E, Porter
(SENATE SPONSORS _ LUBBERS, SMITH S, MRVAN, ROGERS)




    January 11, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Education.
    February 8, 2007, amended, reported _ Do Pass. Recommitted to Committee on Ways and Means.
    February 19, 2007, reported _ Do Pass.
    February 22, 2007, read second time, ordered engrossed.
    February 23, 2007, engrossed.
    February 27, 2007, read third time, passed. Yeas 85, nays 8.

SENATE ACTION

    March 5, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Education and Career Development.
    March 22, 2007, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.






March 23, 2007

First Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2007)


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ENGROSSED

HOUSE BILL No. 1288



    A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning education.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: ; (07)EH1288.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007] (a) As used in this SECTION, "committee" refers to an interim study committee on truancy issues established by the legislative council under subsection (b).
    (b) The legislative council is requested to create an interim study committee on truancy issues. The committee shall develop a common definition of truancy and study the extent of truancy in Indiana schools, solutions to issues raised by truancy, and the role of attendance officers.
    (c) At the first meeting of the committee, the department of education shall present information obtained from existing sources concerning the extent of truancy in Indiana schools.
    (d) The committee shall operate under the policies governing study committees adopted by the legislative council.
    (e) The affirmative votes of a majority of the voting members appointed to the committee are required for the committee to take action on any measure, including final reports.
    (f) This SECTION expires November 1, 2007.