I move
that Senate Bill 501 be amended to read as follows:

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    " SECTION 6. IC  20-5.5-3-13 , AS ADDED BY P.L.100-2001, SECTION 21, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS: Sec. 13. (a) This section applies to university sponsors.
    (b) The ultimate responsibility for choosing to sponsor a charter school and responsibilities for maintaining sponsorship shall rest with the university's board of trustees.
    (c) Notwithstanding subsection (b), the university's board of trustees may vote to assign sponsorship authority and sponsorship responsibilities to another person or entity that functions under the direction of the university's board. Any decisions made under this subsection shall be communicated in writing to the department of education and the charter school review panel.
     (d) The number of university sponsored charter schools may not be more than nine (9) until after July 1, 2005.".
    Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
    (Reference is to SB 501 as printed February 28, 2003.)


Senator SIPES

MO050103/DI 51     2003