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Senate Bill 0198


Senate Bill 0198

ARCHIVE (2003)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


School employees and children. Enables school corporations to obtain limited and national criminal history checks for all employees rather than only for new employees. Enables the professional standards board to suspend a teacher's license for certain noncriminal behaviors. Requires certain officials to report when a teacher is arrested for or convicted of a crime or is dismissed or resigns because of certain behaviors and provides civil immunity for making the reports. Provides uniformity in the grounds for which licenses may be revoked and the contracts of permanent and semipermanent teachers may be canceled concerning sexual misconduct with a minor. Enables teachers charged with certain crimes to be suspended without salary. Requires certain persons to report to authorities when they believe that a child is the victim of certain crimes. Changes the law concerning seduction of a child at least 16 years of age to add behaviors that constitute the offense and to expand coverage to all employees of a child's school.
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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