HB 1003-1_ Filed 04/14/2011, 11:52
Adopted 4/14/2011

COMMITTEE REPORT

MADAM PRESIDENT:

    The Senate Committee on Education and Career Development, to which was referred House Bill No. 1003, 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:

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    " Sec. 1. It is the intent of the general assembly to honor the autonomy of nonpublic schools that choose to become eligible schools under this chapter. A nonpublic eligible school is not an agent of the state or federal government, and therefore:
        (1) the department or any other state agency may not in any

way regulate the educational program of a nonpublic eligible school that accepts a choice scholarship under this chapter, including the regulation of curriculum content, religious instruction or activities, classroom teaching, teacher and staff hiring requirements, and other activities carried out by the eligible school;
        (2) the creation of the choice scholarship program does not expand the regulatory authority of the state, the state's officers, or a school corporation to impose additional regulation of nonpublic schools beyond those necessary to enforce the requirements of the choice scholarship program in place on July 1, 2011; and
        (3) a nonpublic eligible school shall be given the freedom to provide for the educational needs of students without governmental control.
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    (Reference is to HB 1003 as reprinted March 30, 2011.)

and when so amended that said bill do pass.

Committee Vote: Yeas 7, Nays 3.

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    Kruse
Chairperson


CR100304/DI 71    2011