House Education (Ed) Committee
Legislation Assigned to the Committee
HB 7 Education; state & local supts; cert; Prof Standards Commission
Kaye, Mitchell (37th)
HC: Ed SC: 01/17/97 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 31 HOPE scholarship; home or private school students; qualifications
Crews, Ronald A (78th) Smith, Jr., Charlie (175th) Coleman, Jr., Brooks P (80th)
Pinholster, Garland (15th) Williams, Jeffrey L (83rd) Lewis, Walter Jeffrey (14th)
HC: Ed SC: 01/16/97 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 42 Teachers, personnel, and students; certain student assault; reports
Buckner, Gail M (95th)
HC: Ed SC: 01/14/97 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 44 Local school systems; state-wide comprehensive ed info network
Buckner, Gail M (95th)
HC: Ed SC: 01/14/97 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 45 Student codes & standards of con- duct; boards of education establish
Buckner, Gail M (95th)
HC: Ed SC: 01/14/97 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 90 Home schooled children; HOPE scholarship; qualification
Pinholster, Garland (15th) Crews, Ronald A (78th)
HC: Ed SC: 01/14/97 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 121 Georgia Public School Choice Act of 1997; enact
Smith, Jr., Charlie (175th)
HC: Ed SC: 01/15/97 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 136 Tuition equalization grants; public school students; nonpublic schools
Irvin, Robert A (45th) Ashe, Kathy B (46th)
HC: Ed SC: 01/16/97 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 180 Schools; certain students; provide scholastic information (3)
Hecht, Greg K (97th) Lee, William J (94th) Walker, Larry (141st)
Benefield, Jimmy W (96th) Reichert, Robert A. B. (126th)
HC: Ed SC: Ed 04/22/97 Signed by Governor

HB 209 Teachers; qualifications; posting by school systems
Johnston, Ralph L (81st) Lakly, Dan (105th) Irvin, Robert A (45th)
HC: Ed SC: 01/27/97 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 226 Boards of education; curriculum; standardized student assessments
Buckner, Gail M (95th)
HC: Ed SC: 01/28/97 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 237 Postsecondary remedial instruction; local school system reimburse state
Smith, Jr., Charlie (175th)
HC: Ed SC: 01/28/97 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 244 Educational grants; lengthen school year (2)
Smith, Jr., Charlie (175th)
HC: Ed SC: Ed 04/23/98 Vetoed by Governor
HB 276 Education; curriculum-based assessments; limit use
Trense, Sharon (44th)
HC: Ed SC: 01/30/97 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 299 Teachers & school personnel; cert change of emp; transfer leave (2)
Birdsong, Kenneth W (123rd) Smith, Jr., Charlie (175th)
HC: Ed SC: Ed 04/14/97 Signed by Governor
HB 301 Quality basic education; midterm adjustments; training & experience
Bannister, Charles E (77th) Davis, J. Max (60th) Johnson, Jere W (84th)
Coleman, Jr., Brooks P (80th)
HC: Ed SC: 01/31/97 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 312 Education; student transportation; state aid eligibility
Thomas, Regina (148th) Pelote, Dorothy B (149th)
HC: Ed SC: 01/31/97 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 346 Education; transportation; include certain elementary students
Jones, Vernon A (71st)
HC: Ed SC: 02/03/97 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 353 Charter Schools Act of 1997; enact (13)
Ashe, Kathy B (46th) Smith, Jr., Charlie (175th) Coleman, Jr., Brooks P (80th)
Sherrill, Tom (62nd) Trense, Sharon (44th) Culbreth, Ronnie (132nd)
HC: Ed SC: Ed 04/20/98 Signed by Governor
HB 354 Charter Schools Act of 1997; amend provisions
Ashe, Kathy B (46th) Smith, Jr., Charlie (175th) Coleman, Jr., Brooks P (80th)
Sherrill, Tom (62nd) Trense, Sharon (44th) Culbreth, Ronnie (132nd)
HC: Ed SC: 02/03/97 H - Read 2nd Time

HB 383 Education; litigation involving child; define certain term (6)
Ashe, Kathy B (46th)
HC: Ed SC: Ed 04/24/97 Vetoed by Governor
HB 393 Education; State Board develop character curriculum (2)
Epps, Carl Von (131st) Taylor, Maretta M (134th) Porter, DuBose (143rd)
Hugley, Carolyn F (133rd) Skipper, Jimmy (137th) Stanley, Lanett (50th)
HC: Ed SC: Ed 04/29/97 Signed by Governor
HB 405 School attendance; mandatory age; raise to 18
Dukes, Winfred (161st) Taylor, Maretta M (134th) Porter, DuBose (143rd)
O'Neal, Earl L (75th) Roberts, Lawrence R (162nd) Smyre, Calvin (136th)
HC: Ed SC: 02/04/97 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 409 QBE; authorized curriculum; include driver's education (5)
Porter, DuBose (143rd) Taylor, Maretta M (134th) O'Neal, Earl L (75th)
Hugley, Carolyn F (133rd) Parham, Bobby E (122nd)
HC: Ed SC: Ed 04/23/98 Signed by Governor
HB 420 Professional Practices Commission; amend provisions (5)
O'Neal, Earl L (75th)
HC: Ed SC: Ed 04/29/97 Signed by Governor
HB 486 Education; home schooled students; home school diploma
Scheid, III, Charles F (17th) Westmoreland, Lynn A (104th) Williams, Jeffrey L (83rd)
HC: Ed SC: 02/10/97 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 547 Education; origins of life; present scientific theories
Joyce, Brian D (1st) Mills, James W (21st) Crews, Ronald A (78th)
Ehrhart, Earl (36th) Coan, Michael T (82nd) Grindley, Jr., George H (35th)
HC: Ed SC: 02/13/97 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 567 School Safety Act of 1997; enact (9)
Porter, DuBose (143rd) Taylor, Maretta M (134th) Purcell, Ann R (147th)
Williams, Jeffrey L (83rd) Sherrill, Tom (62nd) Hugley, Carolyn F (133rd)
HC: Ed SC: Judy 04/29/97 Signed by Governor
HB 586 Home study programs; amend provisions
Hugley, Carolyn F (133rd) Taylor, Maretta M (134th) Pelote, Dorothy B (149th)
Turnquest, Henrietta (73rd) O'Neal, Earl L (75th) Smith, Jr., Charlie (175th)
HC: Ed SC: 02/17/97 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 699 Education; speech pathology services; certain contracts
Williams, Jeffrey L (83rd)
HC: Ed SC: 03/05/98 H - Favorably Reported
HB 729 QBE; certain programs; cri- teria for allocation of funds
Porter, DuBose (143rd) Taylor, Maretta M (134th) Purcell, Ann R (147th)
Smith, Jr., Charlie (175th) O'Neal, Earl L (75th)
HC: Ed SC: 02/25/97 H - Read 2nd Time

HB 788 Teachers and school personnel; contracts; criminal record checks
Childers, E. (Buddy) M (13th) Cummings, Bill (27th)
HC: Ed SC: 02/28/97 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 863 Quality basic education; program weights; amend provisions
Baker, Thurbert E (70th) (Resigned) Bordeaux, Tom (151st) Orrock, Nan (56th)
HC: Ed SC: / / H - Favorably Reported (Sub)
HB 939 Lottery proceeds; grants; certain DCYS schools
Lucas, David E (124th)
HC: Ed SC: Ed 03/17/97 S - Read 1st Time
HB 988 QBE; local fair share funds; calculation
Twiggs, Ralph (8th) Jamieson, Mary Jeanette (22nd)
HC: Ed SC: 03/14/97 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 996 High schools; cert sporting events; prohibit charge for broadcasting
Smith, Jr., Charlie (175th)
HC: Ed SC: 03/14/97 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 1059 Home schooled children; HOPE scholarships; qualifications
Porter, DuBose (143rd) Taylor, Maretta M (134th) O'Neal, Earl L (75th)
Sherrill, Tom (62nd) Smith, Jr., Charlie (175th) Sims, Chuck (167th)
HC: Ed SC: 03/25/97 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 1065 Education; rape avoidance course; establish
Pelote, Dorothy B (149th) Porter, DuBose (143rd) Hugley, Carolyn F (133rd)
HC: Ed SC: 03/27/97 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 1072 Education; preenrollment of 2-year-olds; immunizations
Rogers, Carl (20th) Tolbert, Scott (25th) Purcell, Ann R (147th)
Williams, Robin L (114th) Hugley, Carolyn F (133rd) Randall, William (Billy) C (127th)
HC: Ed SC: 03/28/97 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 1135 QBE; midterm adjustments; training and experience
Kaye, Mitchell (37th) Ehrhart, Earl (36th) Coleman, Jr., Brooks P (80th)
Bunn, Barbara Jean (74th) Wiles, John J (34th) O'Neal, Earl L (75th)
HC: Ed SC: 01/15/98 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 1152 Schools; driver education course; establish curriculum
Parham, Bobby E (122nd)
HC: Ed SC: 01/13/98 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 1183 Education; child in state custody; attorneys' fees
Ashe, Kathy B (46th)
HC: Ed SC: Ed 04/23/98 Signed by Governor

HB 1184 QBE; certain foreign language instruction; funding
Ashe, Kathy B (46th)
HC: Ed SC: 02/26/98 H - Favorably Reported (Sub)
HB 1185 J Wm Fulbright Educational Exchange Program; provisions
Birdsong, Kenneth W (123rd) Porter, DuBose (143rd) Walker, Larry (141st)
Skipper, Jimmy (137th) Connell, Jack (115th)
HC: Ed SC: Ed 03/27/98 Signed by Governor
HB 1194 Students; in-school suspension; parental notification
Hammontree, James A (4th)
HC: Ed SC: 01/15/98 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 1210 School curriculum; human origin theories; scientific evidence
Bridges, Sr., Ben D (9th) Walker, Len (87th) Byrd, Roger C (170th)
Crews, Ronald A (78th) Rice, Tom R (79th) Everett, Doug (163rd)
HC: Ed SC: 01/15/98 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 1220 Prof Standards Commission; cert personnel; salary schedules
Trense, Sharon (44th) Ashe, Kathy B (46th)
HC: Ed SC: Ed 03/02/98 S - Read 1st Time (CA )
HB 1248 Schools; additional instructional time; use for weather closings
Joyce, Brian D (1st)
HC: Ed SC: 01/16/98 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 1255 Schools; loitering on premises; prohibit; penalty
Dobbs, Denny M (92nd) Sherrill, Tom (62nd) Lane, Robert (146th)
Walker, Larry (141st)
HC: Ed SC: 02/26/98 H - Favorably Reported (Sub)
HB 1257 Schools; sex education; legal consequences of parenthood
Mosley, George H (171st) Byrd, Roger C (170th) Smith, Tommy (169th)
O'Neal, Earl L (75th) Stanley, Pamela A (49th) Stanley, Lanett (50th)
HC: Ed SC: 01/16/98 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 1273 Public schools; retirees; insurance coverage
Coleman, Jr., Brooks P (80th) Porter, DuBose (143rd) McBee, Louise (88th)
Cummings, Bill (27th) Ashe, Kathy B (46th)
HC: Ed SC: Ed 04/20/98 Signed by Governor
HB 1377 Middle school grants; requirements; authorize waiver
Wiles, John J (34th) Ehrhart, Earl (36th) Barnes, Roy E (33rd)
Sauder, Randy (29th) Manning, Judith H (32nd) Kaye, Mitchell (37th)
HC: Ed SC: 01/28/98 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 1385 Public schools; provide closure on Veterans Day
Birdsong, Kenneth W (123rd) Smith, Jr., Charlie (175th) Roberts, Lawrence R (162nd)
Sims, Chuck (167th) Stephens, Ron (150th) Bunn, Barbara Jean (74th)
HC: Ed SC: 03/05/98 H - Favorably Reported (Sub)

HB 1403 Schools; students performing certain unpaid work; prohibit
Johnston, Ralph L (81st)
HC: Ed SC: 01/29/98 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 1428 Schools; middle school grants; eligibility
Reaves, Henry L (178th) Purcell, Ann R (147th)
HC: Ed SC: 01/29/98 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 1469 QBE; merged school systems; equalization grants
Mann, Harold M (5th) Hammontree, James A (4th)
HC: Ed SC: 02/26/98 H - Favorably Reported
HB 1482 Schools; certain attendance and enrollment of nonresident students
Byrd, Roger C (170th)
HC: Ed SC: 02/03/98 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 1492 Annie Plummer Act; enact
Pelote, Dorothy B (149th) Heard, Keith G (89th) Epps, Carl Von (131st)
Maddox, George (72nd) Teague, Sharon Beasley (58th) Thomas, Regina (148th)
HC: Ed SC: 02/04/98 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 1500 Students; pocket pagers; carry with parental consent
West, Jack (101st) Stallings, Tracy (100th) Childers, E. (Buddy) M (13th)
Orrock, Nan (56th)
HC: Ed SC: 02/04/98 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 1505 School administrators; impose teaching requirement
Harbin, Ben (113th) Burkhalter, Joseph Mark (41st)
HC: Ed SC: 02/04/98 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 1519 Schools; curriculum relative to presidents; President's Day
Franklin, Jr., Robert L (39th) Anderson, Alberta J (116th) Snelling, Bob (99th)
Rogers, Carl (20th) Byrd, Roger C (170th)
HC: Ed SC: 02/05/98 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 1550 Loc govt; school construction; transfer of property to bds of ed
Teper, Doug (61st) Porter, DuBose (143rd) Buck, III, Thomas B (135th)
Taylor, Maretta M (134th) Williams, Betty Jo (63rd) Royal, A. Richard (164th)
HC: Ed SC: Ed 04/20/98 Signed by Governor
HB 1561 Students; certain withdrawal from school; waiver of certain rights
Smith, Jr., Charlie (175th) Barnes, Roy E (33rd) Taylor, Maretta M (134th)
Ashe, Kathy B (46th) Barnard, Terry (154th) Ponder, Jr., Dan E (160th)
HC: Ed SC: 02/09/98 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 1627 High schools; athletic competition; certain prohibitions
Murphy, Thomas B (18th) Hudson, Newt (156th) West, Jack (101st)
Perry, Tim (11th) Shaw, Jay (176th) James, Lynmore (140th)
HC: Ed SC: 02/17/98 H - Favorably Reported

HB 1654 Schools; sex education; legal consequences of parenthood
Mosley, George H (171st) Byrd, Roger C (170th) Smith, Tommy (169th)
Crews, Ronald A (78th) O'Neal, Earl L (75th) Coleman, Jr., Brooks P (80th)
HC: Ed SC: Ed 04/02/98 Signed by Governor
HB 1678 Lottery grants for education; students earning A's
Johnston, Ralph L (81st)
HC: Ed SC: 02/17/98 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 1712 High school honors program; participation by certain students
Joyce, Brian D (1st)
HC: Ed SC: 02/19/98 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 1714 Home schooled students; provide for special diploma
Scheid, III, Charles F (17th) Westmoreland, Lynn A (104th)
HC: Ed SC: 02/18/98 H - Read 1st Time
HB 1740 Schools; certain termination of employment
Roberts, Lawrence R (162nd) Thomas, Regina (148th) Williams, Robin L (114th)
Holland, Ray (157th)
HC: Ed SC: 02/23/98 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 1750 Schools; low-wealth capital outlay grants; state board provide
Porter, DuBose (143rd) Murphy, Thomas B (18th) Ray, Robert F (128th)
Royal, A. Richard (164th) Hudson, Newt (156th)
HC: Ed SC: 03/05/98 H - Favorably Reported (Sub)
HB 1753 Schools; certain construction projects; remove limitation
Culbreth, Ronnie (132nd) Buck, III, Thomas B (135th) Taylor, Maretta M (134th)
Smyre, Calvin (136th) Hugley, Carolyn F (133rd) Smith, Jr., Vance C (102nd)
HC: Ed SC: 02/26/98 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 1788 Schools; local funds; employee suggestion programs
Smith, Jr., Charlie (175th)
HC: Ed SC: 03/05/98 H - Favorably Reported
HB 1838 Substitute teachers; require holding of bachelor's degree
Stallings, Tracy (100th) Martin, James L (145th)
HC: Ed SC: 03/06/98 H - Read 2nd Time
HB 1880 QBE; certain funds; req spending 100% on media center materials
Porter, DuBose (143rd) Taylor, Maretta M (134th) O'Neal, Earl L (75th)
Hugley, Carolyn F (133rd)
HC: Ed SC: 03/10/98 H - Read 2nd Time
HR 362 "Civics Day"; urge designation by State Board of Education (1)
McBee, Louise (88th) Taylor, Maretta M (134th) Porter, DuBose (143rd)
Ashe, Kathy B (46th) Coleman, Jr., Brooks P (80th)
HC: Ed SC: Ed 04/29/97 Signed by Governor

HR 735 Boards of education; receive 1/2 of certain impact fees - CA
Burkhalter, Joseph Mark (41st)
HC: Ed SC: 01/13/98 H - Read 2nd Time
HR 997 Parenting books; encourage placement in public libraries
Buckner, Gail M (95th) Pelote, Dorothy B (149th) Stanley, Lanett (50th)
Orrock, Nan (56th) Mobley, Barbara J (69th) Hugley, Carolyn F (133rd)
HC: Ed SC: 03/16/98 H - Passed/Adopted
HR 1091 Joint Study Committee on School Support Personnel; create
Howard, Henry L (118th)
HC: Ed SC: 02/17/98 H - Read 2nd Time
HR 1250 Declaration of Independence, etc; urge schools devote day to study
Irvin, Robert A (45th)
HC: Ed SC: 03/09/98 H - Read 2nd Time
SB 16 Education - designate Plains High Sch. official Ga. state school (2)
Hooks, George (14th) Egan, Michael J (40th) Taylor, Mark (12th)
Bowen, Rooney L (13th)
SC: Ed HC: Ed 04/22/97 Signed by Governor
SB 21 Historic Landmarks - Bd. of Ed. policy regarding cert. facilities (7)
Brown, Robert (26th) Perdue, Sonny (18th) Walker, Charles W (22nd)
SC: Ed HC: Ed 04/29/97 Signed by Governor
SB 25 State School Supt. - repeal cert. qualification provisions (1)
Oliver, Mary M (42nd) Egan, Michael J (40th) Taylor, Mark (12th)
SC: Ed HC: Ed 04/14/97 Signed by Governor
SB 41 Education - course in home eco- nomics on parenting
Thomas, Nadine (10th) Walker, Charles W (22nd) Brown, Robert (26th)
SC: Ed HC: Ed 02/13/97 H - Read 2nd Time (FS/FA )
SB 50 Office of School Readiness - programs during nonschool hours (2)
Oliver, Mary M (42nd) Hooks, George (14th) Harbison, Ed (15th)
SC: Ed HC: Ed 05/05/97 Signed by Governor
SB 51 Education - prohibit teaching of Ebonics
Abernathy, III, Ralph D (38th)
SC: Ed HC: Ed 02/13/97 H - Read 2nd Time (FA )
SB 70 Charter Schools Act of 1997 - enact
Land, Clay (16th) Scott, David (36th) Tanksley, Charles B (32nd)
SC: Ed HC: Ed 02/28/97 H - Read 2nd Time (CS/FA )

SB 85 Education - test-taking skills course
James, Donzella (35th)
SC: Ed HC: Ed 02/06/97 H - Read 2nd Time
SB 92 Student Code of Conduct - provide
Abernathy, III, Ralph D (38th) Taylor, Mark (12th) Walker, Charles W (22nd)
SC: Ed HC: Ed 03/18/97 H - Read 2nd Time (FS/FA )
SB 106 Mandatory School Attend. - increase to age 18
Taylor, Mark (12th) Marable, Richard O (52nd) Hooks, George (14th)
SC: Ed HC: Ed 03/17/97 H - Read 2nd Time (CS/FA )
SB 161 School Safety Act - enact
Johnson, Eric B (1st) Land, Clay (16th) Brush, B. Joseph (24)
SC: Judy HC: Ed 03/14/97 H - Read 2nd Time (CS )
SB 301 School Purchases - cert. energy savings exempt from spend. limits (5)
Marable, Richard O (52nd) Dean, Nathan (31st) Streat, Sr., Van (19th)
SC: Ed HC: Ed 04/21/97 Signed by Governor
SB 336 School Sys.Multiyear Contract With Other Sys.- exclude cert.limitation
Starr, Terrell (44th) Marable, Richard O (52nd)
SC: Ed HC: Ed 03/28/97 H - Committed
SB 404 Education - grants for jt. after- school prog., at-risk students
Middleton, Guy (50th) Madden, Eddie M (47th) Ralston, David (51st)
SC: Ed HC: Ed 04/20/98 Signed by Governor
SB 412 State Govt. - prohibit greater qualifications those home schooled
Boshears, Edward E (6th) Ralston, David (51st) Balfour, Don (9th)
SC: Ed HC: Ed 03/09/98 H - Read 2nd Time (CS/FA )
SB 445 QBE - cert. credits for approved driver ed. course
Oliver, Mary M (42nd) Starr, Terrell (44th)
SC: Ed HC: Ed 03/05/98 H - Favorably Reported (CS/FA )
SB 447 Local Bds. of Education - appt. of educational care team
Marable, Richard O (52nd) Dean, Nathan (31st) Clay, Charles C (37th)
SC: Ed HC: Ed 04/23/98 Vetoed by Governor
SB 491 Schools - Bd. of Ed. waive cert. require. on middle school grants
Clay, Charles C (37th) Tanksley, Charles B (32nd) Lamutt, Robert (21st)
SC: Ed HC: Ed 04/23/98 Vetoed by Governor

SB 535 Educators - Professional Standards Commission, code of ethics
Hill, Jack (4th) Starr, Terrell (44th) Brown, Robert (26th)
Marable, Richard O (52nd)
SC: Ed HC: Ed 04/06/98 Signed by Governor
SB 565 Education - relating to student program counts
Hill, Jack (4th) Marable, Richard O (52nd) Oliver, Mary M (42nd)
SC: Ed HC: Ed 03/05/98 H - Favorably Reported (CA )
SB 612 Schoolhouses - building on leased state property
Burton, Joe (5th) Hill, Jack (4th)
SC: Ed HC: Ed 03/09/98 H - Read 2nd Time (CS )
SR 467 Blue Ribbon Study Comm. on Fund- ing of QBE - create
Middleton, Guy (50th) Marable, Richard O (52nd) Hooks, George (14th)
SC: Ed HC: Ed 04/20/98 Signed by Governor

Clerk of the House
Robert E. Rivers, Jr., Clerk
Last Updated on 05/04/98

counts Hill, Jack (4th) Marable, Richard O (52nd) Oliver, Mary M (42nd) SC: Ed HC: Ed 03/05/98 H - Favorably Reported (CA ) SB 612 Schoolhouses - building on leased state property Burton, Joe (5th) Hill, Jack (4th) SC: Ed HC: Ed 03/09/98 H - Read 2nd Time (CS ) SR 467 Blue Ribbon Study Comm. on Fund- ing of QBE - create Middleton, Guy (50th) Marable, Richard O (52nd) Hooks, George (14th) SC: Ed HC: Ed 04/20/98 Signed by Governor
Clerk of the House
Robert E. Rivers, Jr., Clerk
Last Updated on 05/04/98