SB 179-25_ Filed 02/23/2012, 07:38 Porter


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MR. SPEAKER:

    I move that Engrossed Senate Bill 179 be amended to read as follows:

SOURCE: Page 1, line 1; (12)MO017931.1. -->     Page 1, between the enacting clause and line 1, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 20-19-3-11; (12)MO017931.1. -->     "SECTION 1. IC 20-19-3-11 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2012]: Sec. 11. In each state fiscal year beginning after June 30, 2012, the department shall dedicate out of money appropriated to the department for the operation, maintenance, and support of the department two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) to fund the teach for Indiana scholarship under IC 21-13-7 and shall deposit that amount into the teach for Indiana scholarship fund established by IC 21-13-7-1.".
SOURCE: Page 3, line 27; (12)MO017931.3. -->     Page 3, between lines 27 and 28, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 21-13-1-2.5; (12)MO017931.3. -->     "SECTION 3. IC 21-13-1-2.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2012]: Sec. 2.5. "Department" refers to the department of education established by IC 20-19-3-1.
SOURCE: IC 21-13-1-5; (12)MO017931.4. -->     SECTION 4. IC 21-13-1-5, AS AMENDED BY P.L.170-2009, SECTION 3, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2012]: Sec. 5. "Fund":
        (1) for purposes of IC 21-13-2, refers to the minority teacher or special education services scholarship fund established by IC 21-13-2-1;
        (2) for purposes of IC 21-13-3, refers to the nursing scholarship fund established by IC 21-13-3-1;
        (3) for purposes of IC 21-13-4, refers to the National Guard tuition supplement program fund established by IC 21-13-4-1;
        (4) for purposes of IC 21-13-5, refers to the National Guard scholarship extension fund established by IC 21-13-5-1; and
        (5) for purposes of IC 21-13-6, refers to the primary care physician loan forgiveness fund established by IC 21-13-6-3; and
         (6) for purposes of IC 21-13-7, refers to the teach for Indiana scholarship fund established by IC 21-13-7-1.
SOURCE: IC 21-13-7; (12)MO017931.5. -->     SECTION 5. IC 21-13-7 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2012]:
     Chapter 7. Teach for Indiana Scholarship Fund
    Sec. 1. (a) The teach for Indiana scholarship fund (referred to as "the fund" in this chapter) is established to encourage qualified individuals to pursue a career in teaching in a school that:
        (1) has a high concentration of low income students; or
        (2) has been placed in the lowest category or designation under IC 20-31-8-4.
    (b) The fund consists of:
        (1) money deposited into the fund under IC 20-19-3-11; and
        (2) gifts.
    Sec. 2. (a) The commission shall administer the fund.
    (b) The expenses of administering the fund shall be paid from money in the fund.
    (c) The treasurer of state shall invest the money in the fund not currently needed to meet the obligations of the fund in the same manner as other public funds may be invested. Interest that accrues from those investments must be deposited in the fund.
    (d) Money in the fund at the end of a state fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund but remains available to provide money for scholarships under this chapter.
    Sec. 3. The commission shall use the money in the fund to provide annual scholarships to students who qualify by demonstrating a financial need and meeting the requirements set forth in this chapter. An annual scholarship awarded under this chapter is equal to the lesser of the following amounts:
        (1) The total cost incurred by the student for tuition and fees in attending an eligible institution for the academic year.
        (2) Twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000).
    Sec. 4. A scholarship awarded under this chapter may be used only for the payment of educational costs that are:
        (1) approved by the commission; and
        (2) not otherwise payable under any other scholarship or form of financial assistance specifically designated for educational costs.
    Sec. 5. A student may apply to the commission for a scholarship under this chapter. To initially qualify for a scholarship from the

fund, the student must:
        (1) be admitted to an eligible institution as a full-time student or already be attending an eligible institution as a full-time student;
        (2) be ranked in the top twenty-five percent (25%) of the class with which the student graduated from secondary school (as defined in IC 20-18-2-18), as certified by the school corporation or by the private secondary school attended by the student;
        (3) either:
            (A) intend to pursue; or
            (B) in the case of a student who is already attending an eligible institution, be pursuing;
        a course of study that would enable the student, upon graduation, to teach in an accredited school in Indiana; and
        (4) agree, in writing, to teach in a public school (not including a charter school) in Indiana that:
            (A) has a high concentration of low income students; or
            (B) has been placed in the lowest category or designation under IC 20-31-8-4, as determined by the department under section 8 of this chapter;
        for at least three (3) years of the first five (5) years after the student's certification as a teacher.
    Sec. 6. Subject to the requirements set forth in sections 5 and 7 of this chapter, a scholarship under this chapter may be renewed for a total number of terms that does not exceed:
        (1) eight (8) full-time (or part-time equivalent) semesters; or
        (2) twelve (12) full-time (or part-time equivalent) semesters.
However, the commission may not grant a scholarship renewal to a student for an academic year that ends later than six (6) years after the date the student received the initial scholarship under this chapter.
    Sec. 7. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), to qualify for renewal of a scholarship under this chapter, a student who qualified for the initial scholarship under section 5 of this chapter must maintain at least the following cumulative grade point averages:
        (1) For credit hours applicable to the equivalent of the student's freshman academic year, a cumulative grade point average that the eligible institution determines to constitute satisfactory academic progress.
        (2) For credit hours applicable to the equivalent of the student's sophomore academic year, a cumulative grade point average of 2.25 on a 4.0 grading scale or an equivalent grade point average as established by the eligible institution.
        (3) For credit hours applicable to the equivalent of the student's junior or senior academic year, a cumulative grade

point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 grading scale or an equivalent grade point average as established by the eligible institution.
    (b) The commission may waive a cumulative grade point average requirement set forth in subsection (a) for a student if the commission determines that extenuating circumstances prevented the student from achieving the required cumulative grade point average. However, the commission may not waive a cumulative grade point average requirement set forth in subsection (a) for a student for more than one (1) academic year.
    Sec. 8. (a) The department shall develop and maintain a list of public schools (not including charter schools) that:
        (1) have a high concentration of low income students; or
        (2) have been placed in the lowest category or designation under IC 20-31-8-4;
and that the department recommends for purposes of the agreement described in section 5(4) of this chapter.
    (b) The department shall annually provide a copy of the list of schools maintained under subsection (a) to the commission.
    Sec. 9. (a) The commission, in administering the fund and awarding scholarships under this chapter, shall maintain complete and accurate records, including records of the following:
        (1) The number of scholarships awarded under this chapter.
        (2) The number of individuals who fulfilled the agreement described in section 5(4) of this chapter.
        (3) The number of individuals who did not fulfill the agreement described in section 5(4) of this chapter.
    (b) Each eligible institution shall provide the commission with information concerning the following:
        (1) The academic progress made by each recipient of a scholarship under this chapter who attends the eligible institution.
        (2) Other pertinent information requested by the commission.

SOURCE: ; (12)MO017931.6. -->     SECTION 6. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2012] (a) The legislative council is urged to refer the topic of early education (education before kindergarten) to an appropriate study committee during the 2012 legislative interim.
    (b) The committee to which the topic described in subsection (a) is referred shall study the following aspects of early education:
        (1) Whether there is a need for public early education, and the extent of that need.
        (2) Public school capacity issues.
        (3) The availability of teachers for early education.
        (4) Necessary funding levels.
        (5) Any other topic related to early education the committee considers necessary.
    (c) The committee to which the topic described in subsection (a) is referred shall operate under the guidelines established by the

legislative council.
    (d) This SECTION expires December 31, 2012.
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    Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
    (Reference is to ESB 179 as printed February 17, 2012.)

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Representative Porter


MO017931/DI 116     2012