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STATE OF TENNESSEE Page 1 105 General Assembly th HOUSE MESSAGE CALENDAR for consideration of Senate Actions Summary of General Bills Monday, June 04, 2007 Published by the Office of the Chief Clerk (Asterisked number indicates which bill is printed in your file.) _______________________________________________________________________ _ 1. *HB 0094 by *Borchert, Fraley, Tidwell, DeBerry J (SB 1705 by *Herron, Marrero B) Child Custody and Support - Requires self-employed child support obligo
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  STATE OF TENNESSEE Page 1105 th General Assembly HOUSE MESSAGE CALENDAR  for consideration of Senate Actions Summary of General Bills Monday, June 04, 2007 Published by the Office of the Chief Clerk (Asterisked number indicates which bill is printed in your file.) _______________________________________________________________________  _  1. *HB 0094 by *Borchert, Fraley, Tidwell, DeBerry J (SB 1705 by *Herron,Marrero B) Child Custody and Support - Requires self-employed child supportobligors to establish a bank account for deposit of child support funds andallow the department of human services to retrieve those funds byautomatic bank withdrawal on a periodic basis. - Amends TCA Section 36-5-501.Summary: Under present law, if a parent becomes an obligor under a child supportorder, and if the court orders an immediate income assignment, then the department of human services ,or its contractor in Title IV-D cases, must immediately issue an incomeassignment to an employer once the employer of an obligor has been identified. Thisassignment has the effect of diverting the ordered amount of child support as a deductionfrom the obligor's paycheck. The deduction is then collected by the department and paidto the obligee through the department's central collection and disbursement unit.This bill requires a self-employed child support obligor to establish a bank account for deposit of child support funds. If the obligor is a partner, member, owner or officer of a business entity, then the entity must establish the bank account. The department of human services would retrieve those support funds subject to income assignment byautomatic bank withdrawal on a periodic basis. Failure of an obligor to deposit therequired amount into the account or authorize automatic withdrawal of the funds by thedepartment would constitute failure to comply with a child support order, which is punishable by a civil penalty of $100 for a first violation, $200 for a second violation, and$500 for each subsequent violation.ON MAY 31, 2007, THE SENATE SUBSTITUTED HOUSE BILL 94 FOR SENATEBILL 1705, ADOPTED AMENDMENTS #1, #2, AND #3 AND PASSED HOUSE BILL94, AS AMENDED.AMENDMENT #1 requires failure to deposit the required amount or to authorizeautomatic withdrawal of the required amount by the department's central collection anddisbursement unit to be punished as civil contempt instead of a civil penalty of $100 to$500.AMENDMENT #2 defines self employed as earning one's livelihood directly fromone's own business, trade or profession rather than as a specified salary or wages from anemployer, in order to determine who would be required to open an account for childsupport deposits as required by this bill.AMENDMENT #3 authorizes courts to order self employed persons and businessowners to open bank accounts for child support deposits, instead of requiring those persons to open the accounts.  Page 2. *HB 0099 by *Winningham, Brooks H, Eldridge, Coley, Montgomery, Overbey,Armstrong, DeBerry L, Naifeh, Hawk, McDaniel, Roach, Harrison, Williams,McCord, Vaughn, Lollar, Sontany, Odom, Ferguson, Dean, Favors, Baird, Casada,Dunn, Bone, Shaw, Fincher, Johnson C, DuBois, Gresham, Hackworth, Briley,Brown, Hill, Bell, Cooper B, Maddox, Pinion, Shepard, McManus, Lynn,McCormick, Crider, Lundberg, Pitts, Tindell, Maggart, Hensley, Turner M, Litz,Rinks, Todd, Bibb, Yokley, Fraley, Hardaway, Miller L, Hood, Windle, Bass,Matheny, Gilmore, Pruitt, Moore, Mumpower, Johnson P, McDonald (SB 0620 by*Woodson, Bunch, Tate, Harper, Marrero B, Ford, O.) Education - Provides for establishment of cooperative innovative programs in high schools and public colleges and universities; requiresarticulation agreement for college credit for certain high school courses. -Amends TCA Title 49.Summary: This bill authorizes public postsecondary institutions and LEAs to jointlyestablish cooperative innovative programs in high schools and public postsecondaryinstitutions, including, but not limited to community colleges. The programs will target:(1) High school students who are at risk of dropping out of school before attaining ahigh school diploma; or (2) High school students who would benefit from accelerated academic instruction.Cooperative innovative high school programs may include the creation of a schoolwithin a school, a technical high school, or a high school or technical center located onthe campus of a postsecondary institution. Students will be eligible to attend these programs from the ninth grade.This bill specifies that an LEA and a public postsecondary institution will jointly applyto establish a cooperative innovative high school program under this bill. The applicationmust include, among other things, a description of a program that implements the purposes of this bill, a statement of how the program relates to the economicdevelopment of the region in which the program is to be located, a description of studentacademic and vocational achievement goals and the method of demonstrating thatstudents have attained the skills and knowledge specified for those goals, a description of how the program will be operated, including how students will be selected from the program, budgeting, curriculum, transportation, and operating procedures, and adescription of the funds that will be used and a proposed budget for the program. The application must be submitted to the state board of education and the governing board of the applicant public postsecondary institution. The state board of education,Tennessee higher education commission, board of trustees of the University of Tennesseesystem and Tennessee board of regents will appoint a joint advisory committee to reviewthe applications and to recommend to the state board and the governing board of theapplicant public postsecondary institution those programs that meet the requirements of this bill.Priority will be given to applications that are most likely to further state education policies, to address the economic development needs of the regions in which they arelocated, and to strengthen the educational programs offered in the LEAs in which they arelocated.This bill authorizes any or all of the following education partners to participate in thedevelopment of a cooperative innovative program that is targeted to high school studentswho would benefit from accelerated academic instruction:(1) A public postsecondary institution other than the applicant public postsecondaryinstitution;(2) A private college or university located in Tennessee;(3) A private business or organization; or (4) The county legislative body in the county in which the program is located.2  PageA program approved under this bill will operate under the terms of a writtenagreement signed by the LEA and the applicant public postsecondary institution, the state board of education and the governing body of the applicant public postsecondaryinstitution. The agreement may be for a term of no longer than five school years. This bill authorizes a waiver of certain laws and rules that may inhibit or hinder the program'sability to meet its goals.The state board of education, department of education, Tennessee higher educationcommission, board of trustees of the University of Tennessee and the board of regentswill evaluate the success of students in programs approved under this bill and jointlyreport to the select oversight committee on education annually by October 15. If, byOctober 15, 2010, the state board of education, board of trustees of the University of Tennessee and the board of regents determine any or all of these programs have beensuccessful, they will jointly develop a prototype plan for similar programs that could beexpanded across the state.This bill requires the state board of education, the department of education, theTennessee higher education commission, the University of Tennessee system and the board of regents to form a curriculum alignment committee composed of:(1) Six experienced high school teachers, three of whom will be appointed by thecommissioner of education and three of whom will be appointed by the executive director of the state board of education;(2) Two experienced community college teachers appointed by the chancellor of the board of regents;(3) Two experienced technology center teachers appointed by the chancellor of the board of regents;(4) Two college educators appointed by the president of the University of Tennesseesystem;(5) One public school curriculum specialist appointed by the commissioner of education;(6) One community college curriculum specialist appointed by the executive director of the Tennessee higher education commission; and(7) One technology center curriculum specialist appointed by the executive director of the Tennessee higher education commission.Members of the curriculum alignment committee will not receive compensation for serving on the committee, but will be reimbursed for attendance at meetings inaccordance with the comprehensive travel regulations. The committee will oversee thedevelopment of a high school to community college and technology center articulationagreement that will govern the articulation of courses between the public high schools of this state and the community colleges and technology centers of the Tennessee board of regents system. This bill requires that the high school to community college andtechnology center articulation agreement be completed by June 30, 2008.This bill requires the department of education and the Tennessee higher educationcommission to determine the criteria for the award of college credit for high schoolcourses identified for articulation and the process by which credit will be documentedand awarded.ON MAY 16, 2007, THE HOUSE ADOPTED AMENDMENT #2 AND PASSEDHOUSE BILL 99, AS AMENDED.AMENDMENT #2 revises various provisions of this bill, including the following:This amendment authorizes two or more LEAs in cooperation with one or more public postsecondary institutions to jointly apply to establish a cooperative innovative highschool program, instead of requiring an LEA and a public postsecondary institution jointly applying.3  PageThis amendment requires the state board of education, department of education,Tennessee higher education commission, board of trustees of the University of Tennessee,and the board of regents to create a consortium for cooperative innovative education. Theconsortium will: oversee cooperative innovative high school programs; overseearticulation, alignment, and curriculum development for the programs; and evaluate thesuccess of students in the program. The members of the consortium will not receivecompensation, but will be reimbursed for attendance at meetings.This amendment requires the consortium to develop a plan for the rollout of newcooperative innovative programs in a staggered manner as quickly as possible, so that the programs will be available throughout the state by 2009-2010. This amendment alsotransfers to the consortium various responsibilities that the bill as introduced would haveimposed on other organizations such as the board and department of education, the UTsystem and the board of regents. Those transferred responsibilities include:(1) Reviewing and evaluating applications to create a cooperative innovative highschool program and for making recommendations to the state board of education and thegoverning board of the applicant postsecondary institution;(2) Evaluating student success and reporting to the legislature. This amendmentrequires the consortium to evaluate programs for success, to establish best practices andlessons learned from successful programs, to provide assistance to LEAs and postsecondary institutions seeking to institute a program by replicating or adapting asuccessful program, and to report to the education committees of the senate and houseannually; and(3) Overseeing the development of a high school to community college andtechnology center articulation agreement. This amendment requires the state board of education, the department of education, the Tennessee higher education commission, the board of regents, and the University of Tennessee system to assist in the curriculumalignment process.This amendment makes formation of a curriculum alignment committee discretionaryinstead of mandatory and replaces language regarding the committee's composition witha general requirement that it be composed of experienced secondary and postsecondaryeducators and curriculum specialists. This amendment authorizes the consortium for cooperative innovative education to undertake curriculum alignment and articulationitself or by appointment of a curriculum alignment committee or subcommittee.This amendment adds to the information required in an application to create acooperative innovative high school program an explanation of how a viable and workablelinkage between the institutions that includes academic and technical opportunities for students will be established. This amendment requires that all applications specificallydemonstrate this linkage.This amendment requires that a program under this bill provide for the award of dualcredit for a high school course and authorizes a program to provide opportunities for dualenrollment. This amendment also requires the LEA and the participating postsecondaryinstitution to determine the length of time of instruction for each course.With respect to high school to community college and technology center articulationagreements, this amendment extends the deadline for completion of the agreements from June 30, 2008 to the 2009-2010 school year, with a requirement that agreements becompleted as expeditiously as possible.ON MAY 31, 2007, THE SENATE SUBSTITUTED HOUSE BILL 99 FOR SENATEBILL 620, ADOPTED AMENDMENT #2, AND PASSED HOUSE BILL 99, ASAMENDED.AMENDMENT #2 corrects typographical errors.4
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