Bill Text For HB2691 - Engrossed

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  |BILL NO. 2691                        By: Hasenbeck of the House        |
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 6|       An Act relating to education; directing Commission              |
  |       for Educational Quality and Accountability to issue             |
 7|       report; listing recipients of report; specifying                |
  |       content of report; authorizing contract for                     |
 8|       developing report; permitting utilization of funds;             |
  |       providing for codification; providing an effective              |
 9|       date; and declaring an emergency.                               |
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11|BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA:                  |
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12|    SECTION 1.     NEW LAW     A new section of law to be codified     |
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13|in the Oklahoma Statutes as Section 3-116.5 of Title 70, unless        |
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14|there is created a duplication in numbering, reads as follows:         |
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15|    A.  On or before October 31, 2021, the Commission for              |
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16|Educational Quality and Accountability shall issue a report to the     |
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17|Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, the President Pro    |
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18|Tempore of the Oklahoma State Senate and the Governor detailing        |
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19|factors in the public education system of the state that contribute    |
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20|to improvements in the:                                                |
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21|    1.  Common education system, including, but not limited to, high   |
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22|school graduation rates and college and career assessment scores;      |
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 1|    2.  Higher education and career and technology education           |
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 2|systems, including, but not limited to, timely graduation rates and    |
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 3|reduced remediation rates; and                                         |
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 4|    3.  State workforce, including, but not limited to, career         |
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 5|readiness and the ability for new graduates to find in-state           |
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 6|employment.                                                            |
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 7|    B.  If the Commission finds there is insufficient information      |
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 8|available to fulfill any of the report objectives specified in         |
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 9|subsection A of this section, the report shall also contain            |
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10|recommendations on ways to address information gaps between state      |
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11|entities, such as the State Department of Education, the Oklahoma      |
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12|Department of Career and Technology Education and the Oklahoma State   |
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13|Regents for Higher Education.                                          |
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14|    C.  The Commission may contract with a private consultant or       |
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15|consultants to assist with the development of the report.              |
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16|    D.  The Commission may utilize any funds received, including,      |
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17|but not limited to, any state or federal funds, grants or private      |
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18|donations to assist with the development of the report.                |
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19|    SECTION 2.  This act shall become effective July 1, 2021.          |
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20|    SECTION 3.  It being immediately necessary for the preservation    |
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21|of the public peace, health or safety, an emergency is hereby          |
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22|declared to exist, by reason whereof this act shall take effect and    |
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23|be in full force from and after its passage and approval.              |
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24|    Passed the House of Representatives the 9th day of March, 2021.    |
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  |    Passed the Senate the ___ day of __________, 2021.                 |
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