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House Bill 1620


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House Bill 1620

ARCHIVE (2003)

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DIGEST OF HB 1620 (Updated April 26, 2003 12:29 PM - DI 71)

School employees. Makes changes relating to the policies a school may adopt concerning criminal history checks. Requires a prosecuting attorney to notify the state superintendent of public instruction and the employer when a licensed school employee is convicted of certain offenses. Makes changes in the grounds for which teachers' licenses may be revoked and contracts may be canceled. In a tort action against a governmental employee whose act or omission is in the scope of the employee's employment, provides that the governmental entity and employee are not liable for punitive damages and requires a governmental entity to pay a judgment of a claim or suit against the employee when the governmental entity has the opportunity to defend the employee. In a civil rights action against a governmental employee, requires a governmental entity to pay a judgment for punitive damages, compromise, or settlement against an employee when: (1) the act or omission causing the loss is in the scope of the employee's employment; (2) the governmental entity has the opportunity to defend the employee; and (3) the compromise or settlement is in the best interest of the governmental entity. Provides that a governmental entity or employee acting in the scope of employment is not liable if a loss results from an injury to a person assigned to a pretrial conditional release program. Provides civil immunity for making certain reports concerning a teacher. Changes the law concerning seduction of a child at least 16 years of age to add certain actions that constitute the offense and to expand coverage to all employees of a child's school.
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