Teachers, Principals and School Personnel - As enacted, requires the state board of education, in consultation with the department of education, to review current policies, rules and regulations pertaining to transitional licensure options and make recommendations relative to certain items. - Amends TCA Title 49.
SB0688 has been assigned Public Chapter Number 380 by the Secretary of State.
  • Bill History
  • Amendments
  • Video
  • Summary
  • Fiscal Note
  • Votes
  • Actions For SB0688Date
    Pub. Ch. 380 06/03/2011
    Effective date(s) 06/01/1106/03/2011
    Signed by Governor.06/01/2011
    Transmitted to Gov. for action.05/27/2011
    Signed by H. Speaker05/26/2011
    Signed by S. Speaker05/25/2011
    Enrolled and ready for signatures05/25/2011
    Passed H., Ayes 80, Nays 0, PNV 2 05/21/2011
    Am. withdrawn.(Amendment 1 - HA0402)05/21/2011
    Subst. for comp. HB.05/21/2011
    Rcvd. from S., held on H. desk.05/05/2011
    Engrossed; ready for transmission to House05/04/2011
    Sponsor(s) Added.05/04/2011
    Passed S. as am., Ayes 27, Nays 505/04/2011
    S. adopted am.(Amendment 1 of 0 - SA0316)05/04/2011
    Placed on Senate Regular Calendar cal. for 5/4/201105/02/2011
    S. Reset on cal. for 5/4/2011 05/02/2011
    Placed on Senate Regular Calendar cal. for 5/2/201104/29/2011
    Sponsor(s) Added.04/28/2011
    S. Reset on Cal. for 5/2/2011 04/28/2011
    Placed on Senate Regular Calendar cal. for 4/28/201104/26/2011
    Sponsor(s) Added.04/21/2011
    Rec. for pass. w/ am., ref. to S. Cal. Comm. Ayes 6, Nays 3 PNV 004/20/2011
    Placed on S. Ed. Comm. cal. for 4/20/201104/13/2011
    P2C, ref. to S. Ed. Comm.02/17/2011
    Intro., P1C.02/16/2011
    Filed for intro.02/14/2011
    Actions For HB1375Date
    Comp. became Pub. Ch. 38006/03/2011
    Comp. SB subst. 05/21/2011
    H. Placed on Regular Calendar 3 for 5/20/201105/20/2011
    Sponsor(s) Added.05/19/2011
    Placed on cal. Calendar & Rules Committee for 5/19/201105/19/2011
    Action Def. in Calendar & Rules Committee to 5/19/201105/18/2011
    Placed on cal. Calendar & Rules Committee for 5/18/201105/18/2011
    Rec. For Pass. ref. to: Calendar & Rules Committee05/17/2011
    Placed on cal. Finance, Ways & Means Committee for 5/17/201105/17/2011
    Rec. For Pass. by s/c ref. to Finance, Ways & Means Committee 05/17/2011
    Placed on s/c cal Finance Subcommittee for 5/18/201105/11/2011
    Assigned to s/c Finance Subcommittee05/11/2011
    Rec. for Pass. if Am. ref. to: Finance, Ways & Means Committee05/03/2011
    Placed on cal. Education Committee for 5/3/201104/27/2011
    Rec. for pass. if am. by s/c ref. to Education Committee04/27/2011
    Placed on s/c cal Education Subcommittee for 4/27/201104/20/2011
    Assigned to s/c General Sub of Education03/02/2011
    P2C, ref. to Education Committee02/23/2011
    Intro., P1C.02/17/2011
    Filed for intro.02/16/2011
  • AmendmentsFiscal Memos
    SA0316Amendment 1-1 to SB0688Fiscal Memo for SA0316 (6591)  
    AmendmentsFiscal Memos
    HA0402Amendment 1-1 to HB1375Fiscal Memo for HA0402 (6591)  

    NOTE: Each fiscal memorandum applies only to the amendment(s) identified in the memorandum. The fiscal memorandum must be matched to any amendments that have been adopted.

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  • Fiscal Summary

    Decrease State Expenditures - $850,000 Decrease Local Expenditures - Exceeds $100,000 Due to additional information provided by the state Department of Education, this impact is in error. Based upon new information regarding federal funding tied to teacher licensure, the estimated impact is: (CORRECTED) Decrease State Expenditures - $850,000 Decrease Local Expenditures - Exceeds $100,000 Other Fiscal Impact - Removing the teacher licensure requirement will result in a loss of federal funding. The state Department of Education (DOE) estimates that this loss in funding will be $325,000,000.


    Bill Summary

    This bill removes the licensure requirements for teachers, principals, and supervisors of public schools described below and instead specifies that after June 30, 2011, any person possessing a baccalaureate degree or a graduate degree from an accredited college or university would be eligible for employment as a principal or teacher in any public school in the state or as a supervisor in any LEA.

    Present law prohibits any person from being employed as a principal, teacher or supervisor of any public elementary or high school by any local school district, or receiving any pay for such services out of the public school funds of the local school district until the person presents to the director of schools a valid teaching license.

    Under present law, no person under 18 years of age may receive a license to teach in the public schools and no one who has less than eight months of experience as a teacher or who is under 18 years of age may receive pay out of the public school funds as the principal of any school having more than one teacher.

    No person may receive a license to teach unless the person has a good moral character, and under no circumstances may licenses be granted to persons addicted to the use of intoxicants or narcotics. All applicants for licenses must satisfy the state board of education that they meet all present law requirements for licensure.

    The state board of education may not issue professional licenses upon the work done in any college or university, except from a list of standard teacher-training institutions, colleges and universities that are approved by the state board of education after inspection as may be provided by the board.

    This bill removes the above present law provisions and specifies that licensure by the state would not be required as a condition of employment as a principal, teacher or supervisor by any LEA.

    ON MAY 4, 2011, THE SENATE ADOPTED AMENDMENT #1 AND PASSED SENATE BILL 688, AS AMENDED.

    AMENDMENT #1 rewrites this bill and requires the state board of education, in consultation with the department of education, to review current policies, rules and regulations pertaining to transitional licensure options and make recommendations relative to the following:

    (1) The clarification of provisions applicable to transitional license education providers affiliated with state institutions of higher education and providers that are not affiliated with a state institution of higher education, such as out-of-state or on-line education related organizations;
    (2) The process by which providers or transitional licensure programs receive approval by the state, and specifically such process for those providers that have been approved for an existing partnership with an LEA; and
    (3) Informing LEAs of the availability of transitional licensure options, including the feasibility of higher education institutions providing information relative to the requirements, cost and performance of transitional licensure programs.

    The state board must report its findings and recommendations to the education committees of the senate and house by February 1, 2012.

  • FiscalNote for SB0688/HB1375 filed under SB0688
  • House Floor and Committee Votes

    House moved to substitute and conform to HB1375

    SB0688 by Summerville - FLOOR VOTE: PASSAGE ON THIRD CONSIDERATION 5/21/2011
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................80
              Noes................................................0

              Representatives voting aye were: Alexander, Armstrong, Bass, Brooks H, Brooks K, Brown, Butt, Campbell, Camper, Carr, Casada, Casada, Cobb, Curtiss, Dean, Dennis, Elam, Eldridge, Evans, Favors, Floyd, Forgety, Gilmore, Gotto, Halford, Hall, Harwell, Hawk, Hawk, Hensley, Hill, Hurley, Johnson C, Johnson C, Johnson P, Jones S, Keisling, Kernell, Lollar, Lundberg, Maggart, Marsh, Matheny, Matlock, McCormick, McCormick, McDaniel, McDaniel, McDonald, McManus, Miller D, Miller L, Montgomery, Moore, Naifeh, Niceley, Odom, Pody, Powers, Ragan, Ramsey, Rich, Richardson, Roach, Sanderson, Sargent, Sexton, Shaw, Shepard, Shipley, Sontany, Sparks, Stewart, Swann, Tidwell, Todd, Turner J, Watson, Weaver, White, Williams K, Williams R, Windle, Wirgau, Womick, Mr. Speaker Harwell, Mr. Speaker Naifeh, Mr. Speaker Williams K -- 80.

              HB1375 by Niceley - HOUSE CALENDAR & RULES COMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage - refer to: House Regular Calendar 3 5/20/2011
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail

              HB1375 by Niceley - HOUSE FINANCE, WAYS & MEANS SUBCOMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage - refer to: Finance, Ways & Means Committee 5/18/2011
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail

              HB1375 by Niceley - HOUSE FINANCE, WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage - refer to: Calendar & Rules Committee 5/17/2011
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail Rep.(s) Brown requested to be recorded as voting No

              HB1375 by Niceley - HOUSE EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION & PLANNING COMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage w/amendments- refer to: Finance, Ways & Means Committee 5/3/2011
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail Rep.(s) Pitts requested to be recorded as voting No

              HB1375 by Niceley - HOUSE EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION & PLANNING SUBCOMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage w/amendments- refer to: Education Committee 4/27/2011
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail

    Senate Floor and Committee Votes

    SB0688 by Summerville - FLOOR VOTE: THIRD CONSIDERATION AMENDED 5/4/2011
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................27
              Noes................................................5

              Senators voting aye were: Barnes, Beavers, Bell, Burks, Campfield, Crowe, Faulk, Finney L, Ford, Gresham, Harper, Henry, Johnson, Kelsey, Ketron, Kyle, McNally, Norris, Overbey, Roberts, Southerland, Summerville, Tate, Tracy, Watson, Woodson, Yager, Mr. Speaker McNally -- 27.
              Senators voting no were: Berke, Haynes, Herron, Marrero, Stewart -- 5.

              SB0688 by Summerville - FLOOR VOTE: MOTION TO ADOPT AMEND# 1 BY Gresham 5/4/2011
              VOICE VOTE: Failed

    SB0688 by Summerville - SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage w/amendments- refer to: S. Cal. Comm. 4/20/2011
    Passed
              Ayes................................................6
              Noes................................................3

              Senators voting aye were: Crowe, Gresham, Kelsey, Summerville, Tracy, Woodson -- 6.
              Senators voting no were: Berke, Burks, Tate -- 3.