Teachers, Principals and School Personnel - As enacted, authorizes the issuance of licenses to teach in grades nine through 12 to persons who have taught at a postsecondary education institution, the students of which are eligible for lottery funded scholarships; such a license will only authorize the licensee to teach in the subject area in which the licensee taught at the higher education institution. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 5.
SB2302 has been assigned Public Chapter Number 1072 by the Secretary of State.
  • Bill History
  • Amendments
  • Video
  • Summary
  • Fiscal Note
  • Votes
  • Actions For SB2302Date
    Pub. Ch. 1072 05/29/2012
    Effective date(s) 05/21/12; 07/01/1205/29/2012
    Signed by Governor05/21/2012
    Transmitted to Gov. for action.05/09/2012
    Signed by H. Speaker05/09/2012
    Signed by S. Speaker05/08/2012
    Enrolled and ready for signatures05/04/2012
    S. concurred in H. am. 505/01/2012
    Placed on Senate Message Calendar 2 cal. for 5/1/201205/01/2012
    Passed H., as am., Ayes 62, Nays 28, PNV 2 05/01/2012
    H. adopted am.(Amendment 5 of 0 - HA1390)05/01/2012
    Am. withdrawn.(Amendment 4 - HA1266)05/01/2012
    Am. withdrawn.(Amendment 3 - HA1265)05/01/2012
    Am. withdrawn.(Amendment 2 - HA1264)05/01/2012
    Am. withdrawn.(Amendment 1 - HA1263)05/01/2012
    Subst. for comp. HB.05/01/2012
    Rcvd. from S., held on H. desk.04/04/2012
    Engrossed; ready for transmission to House04/02/2012
    Passed S. as am., Ayes 19, Nays 1304/02/2012
    S. adopted am.(Amendment 8 of 0 - SA1100)04/02/2012
    Am. withdrawn.(Amendment 7 - SA0997)04/02/2012
    Am. 6 tabled 04/02/2012
    Am. 5 tabled 04/02/2012
    Am. withdrawn.(Amendment 4 - SA0994)04/02/2012
    Am. 3 tabled 04/02/2012
    Am. 2 tabled 04/02/2012
    Placed on Senate Regular Calendar cal. for 4/2/201203/30/2012
    S. Reset on Cal. for 4/2/2012 03/29/2012
    S. adopted am.(Amendment 1 of 0 - SA0991)03/29/2012
    Placed on Senate Regular Calendar cal. for 3/29/201203/27/2012
    S. Reset on Cal. for 3/29/2012 03/26/2012
    Placed on Senate Regular Calendar cal. for 3/26/201203/22/2012
    Sponsor(s) Added.03/22/2012
    S. Reset on Cal. for 3/26/2012 03/22/2012
    Placed on Senate Regular Calendar cal. for 3/22/201203/20/2012
    Sponsor(s) Added.03/16/2012
    Rec. For Pass. ref. to: S. Cal. Comm.03/14/2012
    Sponsor(s) Added.03/12/2012
    Placed on S. Ed. Comm. cal. for 3/14/201203/07/2012
    Action Def. in S. Ed. Comm. to 2/29/201202/22/2012
    Placed on S. Ed. Comm. cal. for 2/22/201202/15/2012
    P2C, ref. to S. Ed. Comm.01/13/2012
    Intro., P1C.01/12/2012
    Filed for intro.01/11/2012
    Actions For HB3098Date
    Comp. became Pub. Ch. 107205/29/2012
    Comp. SB subst. 05/01/2012
    Sponsor(s) Added.05/01/2012
    H. Placed on Regular Calendar for 4/30/201204/30/2012
    Placed on cal. Calendar & Rules Committee for 4/30/201204/30/2012
    Rec. for Pass. if Am. ref. to: Calendar & Rules Committee04/30/2012
    Placed on cal. Finance, Ways & Means Committee for 4/30/201204/30/2012
    Rec. for pass. if am. by s/c ref. to Finance, Ways & Means Committee04/30/2012
    Placed on s/c cal Finance Subcommittee for 4/30/201204/27/2012
    Assigned to s/c Finance Subcommittee04/27/2012
    Placed on cal. Finance, Ways & Means Committee for 4/24/201204/24/2012
    Re-referred To: Finance, Ways & Means Committee04/24/2012
    Placed on cal. Calendar & Rules Committee for 4/24/201204/24/2012
    Rec. For Pass. ref. to: Calendar & Rules Committee04/24/2012
    Placed on cal. Government Operations Committee for 4/24/201204/19/2012
    Rec. for Pass. if Am. ref. to: Government Operations Committee04/18/2012
    Action Def. in Education Committee to 4/10/201204/10/2012
    Placed on cal. Education Committee for 4/10/201204/05/2012
    Rec. for pass. if am. by s/c ref. to Education Committee04/04/2012
    Placed on s/c cal Education Subcommittee for 4/4/201203/29/2012
    Action Def. in s/c Education Subcommittee to 4/4/201203/28/2012
    Placed on s/c cal Education Subcommittee for 3/28/201203/27/2012
    Assigned to s/c Education Subcommittee02/01/2012
    P2C, ref. to Education Committee--Government Operations for review01/30/2012
    Intro., P1C.01/26/2012
    Filed for intro.01/25/2012
  • AmendmentsFiscal Memos
    SA0991Amendment 1- to SB2302Fiscal Memo for SA0991 (15625)  Fiscal Memo for SA0991 (15625)  
    SA0992Amendment 2- to SB2302 
    SA0993Amendment 3- to SB2302 
    SA0994Amendment 4- to SB2302 
    SA0995Amendment 5- to SB2302 
    SA0996Amendment 6- to SB2302 
    SA0997Amendment 7- to SB2302 
    SA1100Amendment 8- to SB2302Fiscal Memo for SA1100 (8507)  Fiscal Memo for SA1100 (8507)  
    AmendmentsFiscal Memos
    HA1263Amendment 1-1 to HB3098Fiscal Memo for HA1263 (15625)  Fiscal Memo for HA1263 (15625)  
    HA1264Amendment 2-2 to HB3098Fiscal Memo for HA1264 (8507)  Fiscal Memo for HA1264 (8507)  
    HA1265Amendment 3-3 to HB3098Fiscal Memo for HA1265 (16443)  
    HA1266Amendment 4-4 to HB3098Fiscal Memo for HA1266 (16969)  
    HA1390Amendment 5-1 to HB3098Fiscal Memo for HA1390 (16601)  

    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

    Other Fiscal Impact - It is unknown if additional teachers will be hired within the BEP funding formula or outside of it. If additional teachers are hired within the BEP funding formula, the impact is not significant. If an LEA hires an additional teacher outside the BEP funding formula, there will be a permissive increase in local expenditures exceeding $38,700 per teacher.


    Bill Summary

    This bill requires the department of education to issue a license to teach in grades 9-12 to any faculty member or adjunct faculty member who has taught full-time for at least two years, or part-time for at least four years, at a postsecondary institution where lottery scholarships can be used under present law. The license would bear an endorsement to teach only in the subject area in which the person taught at the postsecondary institution.

    ON MARCH 29, 2012, THE SENATE ADOPTED AMENDMENT #1 AND RESET SENATE BILL 2302, AS AMENDED.

    AMENDMENT #1 clarifies that the present law prohibitions against issuing a teaching license to any person who does not possess a good moral character or who is addicted to the use of intoxicants or narcotics, and the present law prohibition against allowing any person to teach who has any contagious or communicable disease in a form that might endanger the health of school children will apply to persons who seek a teaching license or seek to teach pursuant to this bill based on prior experience as a college faculty member.

    ON APRIL 2, 2012, THE SENATE FURTHER CONSIDERED SENATE BILL 2302, AS AMENDED BY AMENDMENT #1, ADOPTED AMENDMENT #8, AND PASSED SENATE BILL 2302, AS AMENDED BY AMENDMENTS #1 AND #8.

    AMENDMENT #8 requires any person seeking licensure under this bill to provide a notarized statement from the employing postsecondary institution stating the following:

    (1) The courses taught by the person and when the person taught such courses;
    (2) The person continues to be employed by the institution or, if the person is no longer employed by the institution, that the person left the institution in good standing and the institution would be willing to rehire the person; and
    (3) The person has never been disciplined for any wrongdoing as an employee of the institution, including, but not limited to, sexual harassment, abuse of students, or dishonest behavior.

    ON MAY 1, 2012, THE HOUSE SUBSTITUTED SENATE BILL 2302 FOR HOUSE BILL 3098, ADOPTED AMENDMENT #5, AND PASSED SENATE BILL 2302, AS AMENDED.

    AMENDMENT #5 rewrites this bill to authorize the issuance of licenses to teach in grades nine through 12 to persons who have taught at a postsecondary education institution, the students of which are eligible for lottery funded scholarships. A license issued pursuant to this amendment will only authorize the licensee to teach in the subject area in which the licensee taught at the higher education institution.

    Any person applying for a teaching license pursuant to this amendment must:

    (1) Have been a full-time college professor or instructor for at least two of the last five years at an eligible postsecondary institution that is accredited by a regional accrediting association or have been a part-time college professor or instructor, teaching at least one course per semester, for at least three of the last five years at an eligible postsecondary institution that is accredited by a regional accrediting association;
    (2) Submit for review by the department or a partnering institution of higher education at least three years of documented teaching evaluations that rate the applicant for licensure as proficient or better in the subject area in which the applicant is seeking licensure;
    (3) Attend in-service training sessions, both before and during licensure, as required by the state board of education in consultation with institutions of higher education;
    (4) Participate in a mentoring program to be established by the state board of education throughout the first school year during which the applicant is licensed; and
    (5) Successfully complete all exams required for licensure for the subject area in which the applicant is seeking licensure.

    The state board of education will remain authorized to promulgate rules to effectuate the purposes of the licensure system for postsecondary instructors.

  • FiscalNote for SB2302/HB3098 filed under SB2302
  • House Floor and Committee Votes

    House moved to substitute and conform to HB3098

    SB2302 by Summerville - FLOOR VOTE: AS AMENDED PASSAGE ON THIRD CONSIDERATION 5/1/2012
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................62
              Noes...............................................28

              Representatives voting aye were: Alexander, Armstrong, Brooks H, Brooks K, Butt, Campbell, Carr, Casada, Casada, Cobb, Curtiss, Dean, Dennis, Dunn, Elam, Eldridge, Evans, Faison, Floyd, Ford, Gotto, Halford, Hall, Hardaway, Harrison, Harwell, Hawk, Hawk, Haynes, Hensley, Hill, Holt, Hurley, Johnson C, Johnson C, Johnson P, Keisling, Maggart, Marsh, Matheny, Matlock, McCormick, McCormick, McDaniel, McDaniel, McManus, Miller D, Niceley, Pody, Powers, Pruitt, Ragan, Ramsey, Rich, Roach, Sanderson, Sargent, Shipley, Sparks, Swann, Todd, Watson, Weaver, White, Williams R, Wirgau, Womick, Mr. Speaker Harwell -- 62.
              Representatives voting no were: Bass, Brown, DeBerry J, DeBerry L, Fitzhugh, Fitzhugh, Forgety, Gilmore, Harmon, Jones S, Kernell, McDonald, Miller L, Moore, Naifeh, Odom, Parkinson, Pitts, Sexton, Shaw, Shepard, Sontany, Stewart, Tidwell, Towns, Turner J, Turner M, Williams K, Windle, Mr. Speaker Naifeh, Mr. Speaker Williams K -- 28.

              HB3098 by Hensley - HOUSE CALENDAR & RULES COMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage - refer to: House Regular Calendar 1 4/30/2012
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail

              HB3098 by Hensley - HOUSE FINANCE, WAYS & MEANS SUBCOMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage w/amendments- refer to: Finance, Ways & Means Committee 4/30/2012
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail

              HB3098 by Hensley - HOUSE CALENDAR & RULES COMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage - refer to: House Regular Calendar 1 4/24/2012
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail

    HB3098 by Hensley - HOUSE FINANCE, WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage w/amendments- refer to: Calendar & Rules Committee 4/24/2012
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................12
              Noes................................................6

              Representatives voting aye were: Alexander, Brooks H, Brooks K, Carr, Eldridge, Harrison, Hawk, Hawk, Johnson C, Johnson C, McCormick, McCormick, McDaniel, McDaniel, Roach, Sargent -- 12.
              Representatives voting no were: Armstrong, Coley, Fitzhugh, Fitzhugh, Miller L, Naifeh, Odom, Mr. Speaker Naifeh -- 6.

              HB3098 by Hensley - HOUSE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS COMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage - refer to: Calendar & Rules Committee 4/24/2012
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail

              HB3098 by Hensley - HOUSE EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION & PLANNING COMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage w/amendments- refer to: Government Operations Committee 4/18/2012
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail Rep.(s) DeBerry L, Fitzhugh, Naifeh, Pitts, Windle requested to be recorded as voting No

              HB3098 by Hensley - HOUSE EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION & PLANNING SUBCOMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage w/amendments- refer to: Education Committee 4/4/2012
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail Rep.(s) DeBerry L, Fitzhugh, Naifeh, Pitts requested to be recorded as voting No Rep.(s) Brooks K. requested to be recorded as Present Not Voting

    Senate Floor and Committee Votes

    SB2302 by Summerville - FLOOR VOTE: CONCUR IN HOUSE AMEND# 5 5/1/2012
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................21
              Noes...............................................11

              Senators voting aye were: Beavers, Bell, Campfield, Faulk, Gresham, Haynes, Henry, Johnson, Kelsey, Ketron, Massey, McNally, Norris, Overbey, Ramsey, Roberts, Southerland, Summerville, Tracy, Watson, Yager, Mr. Speaker McNally, Mr. Speaker Ramsey -- 21.
              Senators voting no were: Barnes, Berke, Burks, Finney L, Ford, Harper, Herron, Kyle, Marrero, Stewart, Tate -- 11.

    SB2302 by Summerville - FLOOR VOTE: THIRD CONSIDERATION AMENDED 4/2/2012
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................19
              Noes...............................................13

              Senators voting aye were: Beavers, Bell, Campfield, Faulk, Gresham, Johnson, Kelsey, Ketron, Massey, McNally, Norris, Overbey, Ramsey, Roberts, Southerland, Summerville, Tracy, Watson, Yager, Mr. Speaker McNally, Mr. Speaker Ramsey -- 19.
              Senators voting no were: Barnes, Berke, Burks, Crowe, Finney L, Ford, Harper, Haynes, Henry, Herron, Kyle, Marrero, Stewart -- 13.

    SB2302 by Summerville - FLOOR VOTE: MOTION TO ADOPT Rule 39(3) AMEND# 8 BY Faulk 4/2/2012
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................29
              Noes................................................1

              Senators voting aye were: Barnes, Beavers, Bell, Berke, Burks, Campfield, Crowe, Faulk, Finney L, Ford, Gresham, Harper, Haynes, Henry, Herron, Johnson, Ketron, Marrero, Massey, McNally, Norris, Overbey, Ramsey, Roberts, Southerland, Summerville, Tracy, Watson, Yager, Mr. Speaker McNally, Mr. Speaker Ramsey -- 29.
              Senators voting no were: Kelsey -- 1.

    SB2302 by Summerville - FLOOR VOTE: LAY ON THE TABLE MOTION TO ADOPT AMEND# 6 BY Herron 4/2/2012
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................19
              Noes...............................................13

              Senators voting aye were: Beavers, Bell, Campfield, Crowe, Faulk, Gresham, Johnson, Kelsey, Ketron, Massey, McNally, Norris, Ramsey, Roberts, Southerland, Summerville, Tracy, Watson, Yager, Mr. Speaker McNally, Mr. Speaker Ramsey -- 19.
              Senators voting no were: Barnes, Berke, Burks, Finney L, Ford, Harper, Haynes, Henry, Herron, Kyle, Marrero, Overbey, Stewart -- 13.

    SB2302 by Summerville - FLOOR VOTE: LAY ON THE TABLE MOTION TO ADOPT AMEND# 5 BY Herron 4/2/2012
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................17
              Noes...............................................14

              Senators voting aye were: Beavers, Bell, Campfield, Gresham, Johnson, Kelsey, Ketron, Massey, McNally, Norris, Ramsey, Roberts, Southerland, Summerville, Tracy, Watson, Yager, Mr. Speaker McNally, Mr. Speaker Ramsey -- 17.
              Senators voting no were: Barnes, Berke, Burks, Crowe, Faulk, Finney L, Ford, Haynes, Henry, Herron, Kyle, Marrero, Overbey, Stewart -- 14.

    SB2302 by Summerville - FLOOR VOTE: LAY ON THE TABLE MOTION TO ADOPT AMEND# 3 BY Herron 4/2/2012
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................19
              Noes...............................................11

              Senators voting aye were: Beavers, Bell, Campfield, Crowe, Faulk, Gresham, Johnson, Kelsey, Ketron, Massey, McNally, Norris, Ramsey, Roberts, Southerland, Summerville, Tracy, Watson, Yager, Mr. Speaker McNally, Mr. Speaker Ramsey -- 19.
              Senators voting no were: Barnes, Berke, Burks, Finney L, Ford, Haynes, Henry, Herron, Kyle, Marrero, Stewart -- 11.

    SB2302 by Summerville - FLOOR VOTE: LAY ON THE TABLE MOTION TO ADOPT AMEND# 2 BY Herron 4/2/2012
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................17
              Noes...............................................13

              Senators voting aye were: Beavers, Bell, Campfield, Gresham, Johnson, Kelsey, Ketron, Massey, McNally, Norris, Ramsey, Roberts, Southerland, Summerville, Tracy, Watson, Yager, Mr. Speaker McNally, Mr. Speaker Ramsey -- 17.
              Senators voting no were: Barnes, Berke, Burks, Crowe, Faulk, Finney L, Ford, Haynes, Henry, Herron, Kyle, Marrero, Stewart -- 13.

    SB2302 by Summerville - SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage - refer to: S. Cal. Comm. 3/14/2012
    Passed
              Ayes................................................5
              Noes................................................3

              Senators voting aye were: Campfield, Crowe, Gresham, Kelsey, Summerville -- 5.
              Senators voting no were: Berke, Burks, Tate -- 3.