Original Bill DescriptionLink to Final Version and Act Number
HB1 Caylee's Law. This law provides for the crime of failure to report a missing child in the first degree classified as a Class C felony and failure to report a missing child in the second degree classified as a Class A misdemeanor. Enacted 2013-367
HB84 (companion SB54) Started as Local Control School Flexibility Act, became the Alabama Accountability Act. For more detail on the AAA, check out the 4-part series I posted last week. Enacted 2013-64
HB91 Sets requirements for schools to hold Code Red safety drills. Enacted 2013-329
HB94 Sets requirements for repaying monies borrowed from a trust fund. Enacted 2013-6
HB102 The 21st Century Workforce Act; Provides for the sale of up to $50 million in bonds to be used by local boards of education to improve career and technical education. Enacted 2013-381
HB105 The Charles "Chuck" Poland, Jr. Act. Establishes the crime of trespass on a school bus and makes it a Class “A” misdemeanor to trespass on a school bus. Such offenses include a punishment of up to a year in jail. Click here to read the press release issued by the ALSDE.Enacted 2013-347
HB166 (companion SB137) This is the Education Trust Fund budget. Click here to view the final spreadsheet version.Enacted 2013-264
HB301 (companion SB304) Adds persons required to report suspected child abuse and provides for an employer who penalizes an employee for reporting suspected abuse to be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor. Enacted 2013-201
HB404 (companion SB310) This bill would authorize the systems within Franklin County to implement the use of voluntary emergency school security forces, including the ability for that force to carry weapons. The Governor vetoed this bill, but the legislature overrode his veto. Enacted 2013-268
HB498 Changes Crenshaw County superintendent from elected to appointed by the county board of education. Enacted 2013-362
HB505 To provide for additional appropriations from the FY13 ETF to certain agencies, including the School of Mathematics and Science and the School of Fine Arts. Enacted 2013-214
HB506 To provide for a 2% pay increase on the State Minimum Salary Schedule; to create an education employee liability insurance program in collaboration with the State Department of Education, to be administered by the Department of Finance Enacted 2013-215
HB517Provides for the sale of $30 million in bonds to repair tornado-damaged schools. Click here to read the al.com article.Enacted 2013-345
HB600 Etowah Co., school resource officers, retired law enforcement officers allowed to serve on part-time basis, part-time reserve school resource officers to be certified by Alabama Peace Officers' Standards and Training Commission. Enacted 2013-425
HB658 (companion list as HB655) Amends Accountability Act to say that no school shall be forced to enroll a student who has left a failing school and changes some of the details. For more detail on the AAA, check out the 4-part series I posted last week. Enacted 2013-265
HB662This bill revised the qualifications for membership on the Tuscaloosa City board of education and conforms local law with the applicable general law governing the operation of a city board of education relating to compensation, audits, and meetings of the board. Enacted 2013-437
HB669 (companion SB466) Changes Cullman County superintendent from elected to appointed by county board of education. Enacted 2013-439
SB60 (companion HB427) Educational Accountability and Intervention Act, specifying procedure and authority for State Board of Education to intervene and exercise direct control over decision making and operational functions of local boards of education. For more info, click the link to Montgomery Advertiser article.Enrolled
SB138 (companion HB170) This transfers $10,800,000 from the Education Trust Fund to the Department of Commerce for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013 for Workforce Development in the Industrial Development Training Institute Program. This will also transfer $5,264,915 from the Education Trust Fund to the Department of Veterans' Affairs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, for the Student Financial Aid Program. Enacted 2013-69
SB383 Authorizes a local board of education to employ persons as school security personnel or school resource officers and would allow such persons employed as school security personnel or school resource officers, with certain qualifications, to carry firearms while on duty. Enacted 2013-288
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