Bill Number: S.B. 1457

            Bradley Floor Amendment

            Reference to: printed bill

            Amendment drafted by: Catcher Baden






·         Allows the Department of Education to retain students with a disability who are exiting the ESA program until a determination is made pursuant to this act if the students are likely to graduate high school or the equivalent.


·         Requires students to be notified in the second year prior to the final year of the contract instead of in the final year of the contract.


·         Requires the Annual Education Plan Development Council to develop an RFP instead of approve an RFP if sufficient monies are available and requires the State Board of Education to approve the RFP.


·         Requires the Council to submit a report to additional parties and specifies the Council is subject to open meeting law.


Fifty-second Legislature                                                  Bradley

Second Regular Session                                                  S.B. 1457




(Reference to printed bill)


Page 4, line 7, after the second “THE” insert “SECOND YEAR PRIOR TO THE”

Page 6, line 25, strike “If sufficient monies are available for this purpose, approve” insert “Develop”

Line 26, after “proposals” insert “to be approved by the state board of education and”

Line 28, strike “rules” insert “policies” 

Line 29, after “the” insert the “governor, the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives and the”

Between lines 37 and 38, insert:

“E. The council is subject to open meeting laws prescribed in title 38, chapter 3, article 3.1, Arizona Revised Statutes.”

Reletter to conform

After line 39, insert:

“Sec. 4. 2015-2016 cohort year; eligibility; delayed repeal

A.  For a qualified student who meets the criteria specified in section 15-2401, paragraph 7, subdivision (a), item (i), (ii) or (iii), Arizona Revised Statutes, as amended by this act, and who is in the final year of a contract, the department of education shall determine if that student may continue to receive empowerment scholarship account monies until a determination is made pursuant to section 15-2402, subsection B, paragraph 4, subdivision (n), Arizona Revised Statues, as amended by this act. The department shall base the determination on the qualified student’s likelihood to meet graduation requirements prescribed by the state board of education pursuant to section 15- 701.01, Arizona Revised Statutes, or obtain a high

school equivalency diploma pursuant to section 15-702, Arizona Revised Statutes.

B.  This section is repealed from and after December 31, 2016.”

Amend title to conform







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