HB 1288-1_ Filed 03/22/2007, 09:37

COMMITTEE REPORT

MADAM PRESIDENT:

    The Senate Committee on Education and Career Development, to which was referred House Bill No. 1288, has had the same under consideration and begs leave to report the same back to the Senate with the recommendation that said bill be AMENDED as follows:

    Delete the title and insert the following:
    A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning education.
    Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:

SOURCE: ; (07)CR128801.1. -->     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.

    (Reference is to HB 1288 as printed February 20, 2007.)

and when so amended that said bill do pass.

Committee Vote: Yeas 8, Nays 1.

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    Lubbers
Chairperson


CR128801/DI 71    2007