Bill Text For SB0439 - Introduced

 1|                          STATE OF OKLAHOMA                            |
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 2|             1st Session of the 57th Legislature (2019)                |
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 3|SENATE BILL 439                      By: Quinn                         |
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 6|                            AS INTRODUCED                              |
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 7|       An Act relating to teachers; amending Section 3,                |
  |       Chapter 394, O.S.L. 2013, as last amended by Section            |
 8|       1, Chapter 10, 2nd Extraordinary Session, O.S.L. 2018           |
  |       (70 O.S. Supp. 2018, Section 18-114.14), which                  |
 9|       relates to the minimum salary schedule; directing               |
  |       certain degree to be treated in certain manner for              |
10|       salary determination; providing an effective date;              |
  |       and declaring an emergency.                                     |
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13|BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA:                  |
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14|    SECTION 1.     AMENDATORY     Section 3, Chapter 394, O.S.L.       |
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15|2013, as last amended by Section 1, Chapter 10, 2nd Extraordinary      |
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16|Session, O.S.L. 2018 (70 O.S. Supp. 2018, Section 18-114.14), is       |
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17|amended to read as follows:                                            |
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18|    Section 18-114.14.  A.  Beginning with the 2018-2019 school        |
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19|year, certified personnel, as defined in Section 26-103 of this        |
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20|title, in the public schools of Oklahoma shall receive in salary       |
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21|and/or fringe benefits not less than the amounts specified in the      |
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22|following schedule:                                                    |
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23|                       MINIMUM SALARY SCHEDULE                         |
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24|                            National                                   |
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 1|Years of      Bachelor's    Board             Master's     Doctor's    |
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 2|Experience    Degree        Certification     Degree       Degree      |
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 3|    0         $36,601       $37,759           $37,991      $39,381     |
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 4|    1         $37,035       $38,193           $38,425      $39,815     |
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 5|    2         $37,469       $38,628           $38,859      $40,249     |
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 6|    3         $37,904       $39,062           $39,294      $40,684     |
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 7|    4         $38,338       $39,496           $39,728      $41,118     |
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 8|    5         $38,810       $39,968           $40,200      $41,590     |
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 9|    6         $39,273       $40,432           $40,663      $42,054     |
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10|    7         $39,737       $40,895           $41,127      $42,517     |
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11|    8         $40,200       $41,358           $41,590      $42,980     |
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12|    9         $40,663       $41,822           $42,054      $43,444     |
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13|    10        $41,684       $42,844           $43,568      $45,945     |
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14|    11        $42,177       $43,336           $44,061      $46,438     |
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15|    12        $42,670       $43,829           $44,554      $46,931     |
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16|    13        $43,162       $44,322           $45,047      $47,424     |
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17|    14        $43,655       $44,815           $45,539      $47,916     |
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18|    15        $44,167       $45,327           $46,052      $48,430     |
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19|    16        $44,660       $45,820           $46,545      $48,923     |
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20|    17        $45,153       $46,313           $47,038      $49,416     |
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21|    18        $45,646       $46,806           $47,531      $49,909     |
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22|    19        $46,139       $47,299           $48,024      $50,402     |
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23|    20        $46,652       $47,813           $48,538      $50,917     |
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24|    21        $47,145       $48,306           $49,031      $51,410     |
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 1|    22        $47,639       $48,799           $49,524      $51,903     |
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 2|    23        $48,132       $49,292           $50,018      $52,397     |
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 3|    24        $48,625       $49,785           $50,511      $52,890     |
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 4|    25        $50,049       $51,232           $51,971      $54,395     |
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 5|              Master's Degree +                                        |
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 6|Years of      National Board                                           |
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 7|Experience    Certification                                            |
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 8|    0         $39,149                                                  |
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 9|    1         $39,583                                                  |
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10|    2         $40,018                                                  |
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11|    3         $40,452                                                  |
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12|    4         $40,886                                                  |
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13|    5         $41,358                                                  |
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14|    6         $41,822                                                  |
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15|    7         $42,285                                                  |
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16|    8         $42,749                                                  |
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17|    9         $43,212                                                  |
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18|    10        $44,728                                                  |
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19|    11        $45,221                                                  |
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20|    12        $45,713                                                  |
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21|    13        $46,206                                                  |
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22|    14        $46,699                                                  |
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23|    15        $47,212                                                  |
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24|    16        $47,705                                                  |
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 1|    17        $48,198                                                  |
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 2|    18        $48,691                                                  |
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 3|    19        $49,184                                                  |
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 4|    20        $49,698                                                  |
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 5|    21        $50,192                                                  |
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 6|    22        $50,685                                                  |
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 7|    23        $51,178                                                  |
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 8|    24        $51,671                                                  |
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 9|    25        $53,153                                                  |
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10|    B.  1.  When determining the Minimum Salary Schedule, "fringe      |
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11|benefits" shall mean all or part of retirement benefits, excluding     |
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12|the contributions made pursuant to subsection A of Section 17-108.1    |
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13|of this title and the flexible benefit allowance pursuant to Section   |
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14|26-105 of this title from the flexible benefit allowance funds         |
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15|disbursed by the State Board of Education and the State Board of       |
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16|Career and Technology Education pursuant to Section 26-104 of this     |
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17|title.                                                                 |
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18|    2.  If a school district intends to provide retirement benefits    |
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19|to a teacher such that the teacher's salary would be less than the     |
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20|amounts set forth in the minimum salary schedule specified in          |
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21|subsection A of this section, the district shall be required to        |
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22|provide written notification to the teacher prior to his or her        |
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23|employment or, if already employed by the district, no later than      |
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24|thirty (30) days prior to the date the district elects to provide      |
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 1|retirement benefits such that the teacher's salary would be less       |
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 2|than the minimum salary schedule.                                      |
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 3|    C.  1.  Any of the degrees referred to in this section shall be    |
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 4|from a college recognized by the State Board of Education.  The        |
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 5|Board shall accept teaching experience from out-of-state school        |
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 6|districts that are accredited by the state board of education or       |
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 7|appropriate state accrediting agency for the districts.  The Board     |
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 8|shall accept teaching experience from out-of-country schools that      |
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 9|are accredited or otherwise endorsed by the appropriate national or    |
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10|regional accrediting or endorsement authority.  Out-of-country         |
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11|certification documentation in a language other than English shall     |
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12|be analyzed by an educational credential evaluation service in         |
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13|accordance with industry standards and guidelines and approved by      |
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14|the State Department of Education.  The person seeking to have         |
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15|credit granted for out-of-country teaching experience shall be         |
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16|responsible for all costs of the analysis by a credential evaluation   |
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17|service.  The Board shall accept teaching experience from primary      |
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18|and secondary schools that are operated by the United States           |
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19|Department of Defense or are affiliated with the United States         |
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20|Department of State.                                                   |
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21|    2.  A terminal degree granted by a college recognized by the       |
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22|State Board of Education shall be granted equal recognition as a       |
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23|doctorate degree for salary determination.                             |
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 1|    D.  For the purpose of state salary increments and retirement,     |
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 2|no teacher shall be granted credit for more than five (5) years of     |
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 3|active duty in the military service or out-of-state or                 |
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 4|out-of-country teaching experience as a certified teacher or its       |
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 5|equivalent.  Nothing in this section shall prohibit boards of          |
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 6|education from crediting more years of experience on district salary   |
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 7|schedules than those allowed for state purposes.                       |
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 8|    E.  The State Board of Education shall recognize, for purposes     |
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 9|of certification and salary increments, all the years of experience    |
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10|of a:                                                                  |
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11|    1.  Certified teacher who teaches in the educational program of    |
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12|the Department of Corrections, beginning with fiscal year 1981;        |
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13|    2.  Vocational rehabilitation counselor under the Department of    |
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14|Human Services if the counselor was employed as a certified teacher    |
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15|by the State Department of Education when the Division of Vocational   |
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16|Rehabilitation was transferred from the State Board of Career and      |
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17|Technology Education or the State Board of Education to the Oklahoma   |
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18|Public Welfare Commission on July 1, 1968;                             |
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19|    3.  Vocational rehabilitation counselor which were completed       |
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20|while employed by the Department of Human Services if such counselor   |
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21|was certified as a teacher or was eligible for certification as a      |
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22|teacher in Oklahoma;                                                   |
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 1|    4.  Certified teacher which were completed while employed by the   |
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 2|Department of Human Services Child Study Center at University          |
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 3|Hospital, if the teacher was certified as a teacher in Oklahoma; and   |
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 4|    5.  Certified school psychologist or psychometrist which were      |
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 5|completed while employed as a doctoral intern, psychological           |
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 6|assistant, or psychologist with any agency of the State of Oklahoma    |
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 7|if the experience primarily involved work with persons of school- or   |
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 8|preschool-age and if the person was, at the time the experience was    |
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 9|acquired, certified as, or eligible for certification as, a school     |
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10|psychologist or psychometrist.                                         |
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11|    F.  The provisions of this section shall not apply to teachers     |
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12|who have entered into postretirement employment with a public school   |
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13|in Oklahoma and are still receiving a monthly retirement benefit.      |
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14|    G.  If a person employed as certified personnel, as defined in     |
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15|Section 26-103 of this title, by a school district during the          |
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16|2017-2018 school year was receiving a salary above the step level      |
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17|indicated by the State Minimum Salary Schedule for the 2017-2018       |
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18|school year, the person shall receive a salary increase amount equal   |
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19|to the amount indicated in subsection A for the step level indicated   |
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20|for the person, provided they remain employed by the same district,    |
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21|unless the hours or the duties of the certified personnel are          |
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22|reduced proportionately.                                               |
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23|    SECTION 2.  This act shall become effective July 1, 2019.          |
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 1|    SECTION 3.  It being immediately necessary for the preservation    |
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 2|of the public peace, health or safety, an emergency is hereby          |
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 3|declared to exist, by reason whereof this act shall take effect and    |
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 4|be in full force from and after its passage and approval.              |
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