HB 202 (BR 484) - S. Nunn
AN ACT relating to tuition assistance.
Amend KRS 164.2847 to specify that tuition waiver for foster and adopted children applies to undergraduate programs and may include part-time students; clarify eligibility requirements and add that out-of-state adopted student may be eligible for waiver of in-state tuition costs; set requirements for participation by Department for Juvenile Justice foster children to include recommendation from department official, commitment of a period of two years, termination of parental rights, or prior commitment to Cabinet for Families and Children; require confirmation of eligibility status by state agencies; permit student participation in federal work study program; require state agencies to report on the number of students participating in tuition waiver program; require Council on Postsecondary Education to report nonidentifying data on graduation rates; and clarify that postsecondary institutions shall not be required to forfeit funds from other sources of financial assistance for foster or adopted student.
HB 202 - AMENDMENTS
HCS - Retain original provisions and add a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to specify legislative intent to support foster parenting, adoption, and postsecondary education; clarify that to be eligible for a waiver, the student was placed for adoption by the Cabinet for Families and Children and permit out of state adoptees to apply for waiver up to the amount of in-state tuition; add that this Act shall not be construed to restrict institutions from accessing other sources of financial assistance for the foster or adopted student.
SCS - Retain original provisions and amend KRS 605.090 to require the Cabinet for Families and Children and the Department of Juvenile Justice to inform foster parents or child placing agencies of known inappropriate sexual behavior or any risk behaviors of the child prior to placement and require the child placing agency to inform individuals who have physical custody of the child; require the state agencies to inform foster parents or child placing agencies if information becomes available after placement and require child placing agencies to immediately inform individuals who have physical custody of the child; require information disclosed to be limited to acts or behavior of the child and provide that disclosure of information shall not be a violation of confidentiality; and prohibit foster parent or other person caring for the committed child to disclose information; and provide that a violation of confidentiality is a Class B misdemeanor.
SCA (1/Title, L. Casebier) - Make title amendment.
Jan 8-introduced in House
Jan 9-to Education (H)
Jan 18-posted in committee
Jan 23-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Jan 24-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, January 25, 2002
Jan 29-3rd reading, passed 98-0 with Committee Substitute ; received in Senate
Feb 1-to Education (S)
Mar 13-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
Mar 14-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 20-recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (S)
Mar 27-taken from committee; to Rules (S); posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 27, 2002
Mar 28-3rd reading, passed 35-0 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
Mar 29-received in House; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
Apr 1-House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; passed 92-0
Apr 2-received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
Apr 9-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 279)