Reprinted

February 20, 2007





HOUSE BILL No. 1428

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DIGEST OF HB 1428 (Updated February 19, 2007 5:02 pm - DI 44)



Citations Affected: IC 20-26; IC 20-28; noncode.

Synopsis: Autism and Asperger's training for school personnel. Requires every school corporation police officer to successfully complete training on autism and Asperger's syndrome. Allows a governing body to adjourn its schools to allow teachers, school administrators, or paraprofessionals to participate in a basic or inservice course of education and training on autism.

Effective: July 1, 2007.





Murphy, Hoy , Robertson




    January 16, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Education.
    February 15, 2007, amended, reported _ Do Pass.
    February 19, 2007, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.





Reprinted

February 20, 2007

First Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2007)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1428



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning education.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 20-26-15-15; (07)HB1428.2.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 20-26-15-15 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 15. If a school corporation, including a school city (as defined in IC 20-25-2-12), establishes a school corporation police department, the governing body of the school corporation shall adopt a policy that requires every individual appointed as a school corporation police officer to complete training and education, approved by the state board, that will enable the school corporation police officer to appropriately deal with individuals with autism and Asperger's syndrome.
SOURCE: IC 20-28-3-4; (07)HB1428.2.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 20-28-3-4, AS ADDED BY P.L.1-2005, SECTION 12, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 4. A governing body may adjourn the governing body's schools for not more than three (3) days in a school year to allow teachers, school administrators, or paraprofessionals to participate in:
        (1) a session concerning agricultural instruction conducted in the

county;
        (2) a meeting of a teachers' association; or
        (3) a visitation of model schools under a governing body's direction; or
        (4) a basic or inservice course of education and training on autism that is certified by the state board in conjunction with the state health commissioner and any other appropriate entity determined by the state board.

A governing body shall pay a teacher the teacher's per diem salary for the teacher's participation.

SOURCE: ; (07)HB1428.2.3. -->     SECTION 3. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007] (a) An individual who is appointed as a school corporation police officer before January 1, 2007, must begin the autism and Asperger's syndrome training and education required by IC 20-26-15-15, as added by this act, not later than January 1, 2008. However, an individual who is unable to begin the training and education by January 1, 2008, due to the existence of a waiting list for the training and education must begin the training and education as soon as possible after January 1, 2008.
    (b) An individual who is appointed as a school corporation police officer after December 31, 2006, and before July 1, 2007, must begin the autism and Asperger's syndrome training and education required by IC 20-26-15-15, as added by this act, not later than one (1) year after the individual's appointment. However, an individual who is unable to begin the training and education within one (1) year after the individual's appointment due to the existence of a waiting list for the training and education must begin the training and education as soon as possible after the expiration of the one (1) year period.
    (c) Notwithstanding IC 20-26-15-15, as added by this act, an individual who is appointed as a school corporation police officer before July 1, 2007, and who is unable to complete the training and education required by IC 20-26-15-15, as added by this act, by July 1, 2010, due to the existence of a waiting list for the training and education, must complete the training and education as soon as possible after July 1, 2010.
    (d) This SECTION expires January 1, 2011.