Bill Text For HB1622 - House Floor Version

 1|              HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES - FLOOR VERSION                 |
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 2|                          STATE OF OKLAHOMA                            |
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 3|             1st Session of the 56th Legislature (2017)                |
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 4|COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE                                                   |
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 5|HOUSE BILL NO. 1622                  By: Rogers                        |
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 8|                        COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE                           |
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 9|       An Act relating to schools; amending Section 3,                 |
  |       Chapter 394, O.S.L. 2013, O.S.O. 2013, as amended by            |
10|       Section 2, Chapter 322, O.S.L. 2016 (70 O.S. Supp.              |
  |       2016, Section 18-114.14), which relates to the                  |
11|       minimum teacher salary schedule; requiring school               |
  |       district to provide notification to teacher under               |
12|       certain circumstances; and providing an effective               |
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15|BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA:                  |
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16|    SECTION 1.     AMENDATORY     Section 3, Chapter 394, O.S.L.       |
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17|2013, O.S.O. 2013, as amended by Section 2, Chapter 322, O.S.L. 2016   |
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18|(70 O.S. Supp. 2016, Section 18-114.14), is amended to read as         |
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19|follows:                                                               |
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20|    Section 18-114.14  A.  Beginning with the 2013-2014 school year,   |
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21|teachers in the public schools of Oklahoma shall receive in salary     |
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22|and/or fringe benefits not less than the amounts specified in the      |
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23|following schedule:                                                    |
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24|                       MINIMUM SALARY SCHEDULE                         |
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 1|                            National                                   |
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 2|Years of      Bachelor's    Board             Master's     Doctor's    |
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 3|Experience    Degree        Certification     Degree       Degree      |
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 4|    0         $31,600       $32,600           $32,800      $34,000     |
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 5|    1         $31,975       $32,975           $33,175      $34,375     |
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 6|    2         $32,350       $33,350           $33,550      $34,750     |
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 7|    3         $32,725       $33,725           $33,925      $35,125     |
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 8|    4         $33,100       $34,100           $34,300      $35,500     |
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 9|    5         $33,500       $34,500           $34,700      $35,900     |
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10|    6         $33,900       $34,900           $35,100      $36,300     |
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11|    7         $34,300       $35,300           $35,500      $36,700     |
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12|    8         $34,700       $35,700           $35,900      $37,100     |
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13|    9         $35,100       $36,100           $36,300      $37,500     |
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14|    10        $35,950       $36,950           $37,575      $39,625     |
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15|    11        $36,375       $37,375           $38,000      $40,050     |
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16|    12        $36,800       $37,800           $38,425      $40,475     |
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17|    13        $37,225       $38,225           $38,850      $40,900     |
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18|    14        $37,650       $38,650           $39,275      $41,325     |
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19|    15        $38,075       $39,075           $39,700      $41,750     |
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20|    16        $38,500       $39,500           $40,125      $42,175     |
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21|    17        $38,925       $39,925           $40,550      $42,600     |
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22|    18        $39,350       $40,350           $40,975      $43,025     |
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23|    19        $39,775       $40,775           $41,400      $43,450     |
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24|    20        $40,200       $41,200           $41,825      $43,875     |
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 1|    21        $40,625       $41,625           $42,250      $44,300     |
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 2|    22        $41,050       $42,050           $42,675      $44,725     |
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 3|    23        $41,475       $42,475           $43,100      $45,150     |
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 4|    24        $41,900       $42,900           $43,525      $45,575     |
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 5|    25        $42,325       $43,325           $43,950      $46,000     |
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 6|              Master's Degree +                                        |
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 7|Years of      National Board                                           |
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 8|Experience    Certification                                            |
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 9|    0         $33,800                                                  |
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10|    1         $34,175                                                  |
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11|    2         $34,550                                                  |
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12|    3         $34,925                                                  |
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13|    4         $35,300                                                  |
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14|    5         $35,700                                                  |
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15|    6         $36,100                                                  |
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16|    7         $36,500                                                  |
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17|    8         $36,900                                                  |
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18|    9         $37,300                                                  |
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19|    10        $38,575                                                  |
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20|    11        $39,000                                                  |
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21|    12        $39,425                                                  |
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22|    13        $39,850                                                  |
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23|    14        $40,275                                                  |
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24|    15        $40,700                                                  |
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 1|    16        $41,125                                                  |
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 2|    17        $41,550                                                  |
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 3|    18        $41,975                                                  |
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 4|    19        $42,400                                                  |
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 5|    20        $42,825                                                  |
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 6|    21        $43,250                                                  |
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 7|    22        $43,675                                                  |
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 8|    23        $44,100                                                  |
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 9|    24        $44,525                                                  |
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10|    25        $44,950                                                  |
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11|    B.  1.  When determining the Minimum Salary Schedule, "fringe      |
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12|benefits" shall mean all or part of retirement benefits, excluding     |
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13|the contributions made pursuant to subsection A of Section 17-108.1    |
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14|of Title 70 of the Oklahoma Statutes and the flexible benefit          |
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15|allowance pursuant to Section 26-105 of Title 70 of the Oklahoma       |
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16|Statutes this title from the flexible benefit allowance funds          |
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17|disbursed by the State Board of Education and the State Board of       |
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18|Career and Technology Education pursuant to Section 26-104 of Title    |
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19|70 of the Oklahoma Statutes this title.                                |
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20|    2.  If a school district intends to provide retirement benefits    |
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21|to a teacher such that the teacher's salary would be less than the     |
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22|amounts set forth in the minimum salary schedule specified in          |
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23|subsection A of this section, the district shall be required to        |
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24|provide written notification to the teacher prior to his or her        |
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 1|employment, or if already employed by the district, no later than      |
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 2|thirty (30) days prior to the date the district elects to provide      |
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 3|retirement benefits such that the teacher's salary would be less       |
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 4|than the minimum salary schedule.                                      |
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 5|    C.  Any of the degrees referred to in this section shall be from   |
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 6|a college recognized by the State Board of Education.  The Board       |
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 7|shall accept teaching experience from out-of-state school districts    |
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 8|that are accredited by the state board of education or appropriate     |
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 9|state accrediting agency for the districts.  The Board shall accept    |
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10|teaching experience from out-of-country schools that are accredited    |
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11|or otherwise endorsed by the appropriate national or regional          |
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12|accrediting or endorsement authority.  Out-of-country certification    |
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13|documentation in a language other than English shall be analyzed by    |
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14|an educational credential evaluation service approved by the           |
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15|National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).  The   |
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16|person seeking to have credit granted for out-of-country teaching      |
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17|experience shall be responsible for all costs of the analysis by a     |
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18|credential evaluation service.  The Board shall accept teaching        |
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19|experience from primary and secondary schools that are operated by     |
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20|the United States Department of Defense or are affiliated with the     |
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21|United States Department of State.                                     |
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22|    D.  For the purpose of state salary increments and retirement,     |
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23|no teacher shall be granted credit for more than five (5) years of     |
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24|active duty in the military service or out-of-state or                 |
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 1|out-of-country teaching experience as a certified teacher or its       |
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 2|equivalent.  Nothing in this section shall prohibit boards of          |
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 3|education from crediting more years of experience on district salary   |
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 4|schedules than those allowed for state purposes.                       |
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 5|    E.  The State Board of Education shall recognize, for purposes     |
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 6|of certification and salary increments, all the years of experience    |
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 7|of a:                                                                  |
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 8|    1.  Certified teacher who teaches in the educational program of    |
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 9|the Department of Corrections, beginning with fiscal year 1981;        |
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10|    2. Vocational rehabilitation counselor under the Department of     |
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11|Human Services if the counselor was employed as a certified teacher    |
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12|by the State Department of Education when the Division of Vocational   |
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13|Rehabilitation was transferred from the State Board of Career and      |
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14|Technology Education or the State Board of Education to the Oklahoma   |
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15|Public Welfare Commission on July 1, 1968;                             |
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16|    3.  Vocational rehabilitation counselor which were completed       |
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17|while employed by the Department of Human Services if such counselor   |
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18|was certified as a teacher or was eligible for certification as a      |
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19|teacher in Oklahoma;                                                   |
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20|    4.  Certified teacher which were completed while employed by the   |
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21|Department of Human Services Child Study Center at University          |
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22|Hospital, if the teacher was certified as a teacher in Oklahoma; and   |
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23|    5.  Certified school psychologist or psychometrist which were      |
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24|completed while employed as a doctoral intern, psychological           |
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 1|assistant, or psychologist with any agency of the State of Oklahoma    |
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 2|if the experience primarily involved work with persons of school- or   |
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 3|preschool-age and if the person was, at the time the experience was    |
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 4|acquired, certified as, or eligible for certification as, a school     |
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 5|psychologist or psychometrist.                                         |
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 6|    F.  The provisions of this section shall not apply to teachers     |
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 7|who have entered into postretirement employment with a public school   |
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 8|in Oklahoma and are still receiving a monthly retirement benefit.      |
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 9|    SECTION 2.  This act shall become effective November 1, 2017.      |
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11|COMMITTEE REPORT BY: COMMITTEE ON COMMON EDUCATION, dated 02/28/2017   |
  |- DO PASS, As Amended.                                                 |
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