SB 89 Juvenile justice; education.
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Juvenile justice; education. Requires the court services unit or local department of public welfare or social services to develop, in consultation with the Department of Correctional Education, the local school division, and the juvenile correctional center counselor, a re-enrollment plan for each juvenile of the compulsory school attendance age or a juvenile with disabilities identified as eligible for special education committed to the Department of Youth and Family Services. The conditions of the re-enrollment plan may be included in the conditions of parole.

The local school boards are required to provide parents with information regarding the compulsory school attendance law and state and local enforcement policies. A court may not order a local school board to reenroll a juvenile who has been expelled. At least 14 days before the juvenile's scheduled release, the Department of Corrections shall notify the division superintendent in the locality where the juvenile will reside.

The provisions governing truancy are also modified. The penalty for inducing a child to become truant is increased from a Class 4 to a Class 3 misdemeanor.

The unexplained failure to attend school for three, rather than five, consecutive school days, or five scheduled school days per month or failure to attend for an aggregate of 7 days within per school calendar quarter, whichever occurs sooner, will result in a notice to the parent. Currently, the principal's notice requests the parent to either come to school with the child or explain the absence in writing. The annual reports on criminal activity on school property which are currently made by the division superintendent to the Department of Education are to be made available to the public. Responsibility for reporting possible criminal activity to law-enforcement officials is vested solely in the principal.

Full text:
01/10/96  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 965871843  pdf
02/01/96  Senate: Committee substitute printed 966394693-S1  pdf
03/13/96  Senate: Reenrolled bill text (SB89ER)  pdf
04/29/96  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0916)  pdf

House amendments
Governor's recommendation

01/10/96  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 965871843
01/10/96  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/18/96  Senate: Assigned to Ed. & Health sub-committee: Public Education
02/01/96  Senate: Reported from Ed. & H. with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
02/01/96  Senate: Committee substitute printed 966394693-S1
02/02/96  Senate: Const. reading disp.(40-Y 0-N), passed by for the day
02/02/96  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (40-Y 0-N)
02/05/96  Senate: Read second time
02/05/96  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/05/96  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 966394693-S1
02/05/96  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - comm. sub. 966394693-S1
02/05/96  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/05/96  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (40-Y 0-N)
02/05/96  Senate: Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/05/96  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (39-Y 0-N)
02/05/96  Senate: Communicated to House
02/06/96  House: Placed on Calendar
02/07/96  House: Read first time
02/07/96  House: Referred to Committee on Education
02/15/96  House: Assigned to Education sub-committee: 1
02/23/96  House: Reported from Education with amendments (22-Y 0-N)
02/26/96  House: Read second time
02/27/96  House: Read third time
02/27/96  House: Committee amendments agreed to
02/27/96  House: Engrossed by House as amended
02/27/96  House: Passed House with amendments (Block Vote) (100-Y 0-N)
02/27/96  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/29/96  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/29/96  Senate: House amendments agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/29/96  Senate: VOTE: CONCUR HOUSE AMENDMENTS (39-Y 0-N)
03/13/96  Senate: Reenrolled bill text (SB89ER)
03/18/96  Senate: Enrolled
03/20/96  House: Signed by Speaker
03/21/96  Senate: Signed by President
04/10/96  Senate: Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/17/96  Senate: Senate concurred in Gov's recommendation (38-Y 0-N)
04/17/96  Senate: VOTE: AGREE TO GOV'S RECOMM. (38-Y 0-N)
04/17/96  House: House concurred in Gov's recommendation (96-Y 0-N)
04/17/96  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N)
04/17/96  Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
04/17/96  Senate: Reenrolled
04/17/96  Senate: Signed by President as reenrolled
04/17/96  House: Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/17/96  House: Enacted, Chapter 916 (effective 7/1/96)
04/29/96  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0916)