View Amendment Current Amendment: 13 to Bill 935

Senator FANNING proposed the following amendment (WAB\935C006.RT.WAB22):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 2, Section 59-8-120, by striking subsection Section 59-8-150(A) and inserting:

/(A) To ensure equitable treatment and personal safety of all ESA students, all education service providers shall:

(1) comply with all applicable health and safety laws or codes;

(2) hold a valid occupancy permit if required by the municipality in which the education service provider is located, if applicable;

(3) not discriminate in the admissions process on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin;

(4) not require an academic aptitude test as a condition for admission; and

(5) conduct criminal background checks on employees and exclude from employment anyone who:

(a) is not permitted by state law to work in a school;

(b) reasonably might pose a threat to the safety of students; or

(c) is listed on federal, state, or other central child abuse registries. /

Amend the bill further, SECTION 2, Section 59-8-150(E)(5), by striking the item and inserting:

/ (5) education service providers shall not be required to alter their creeds, practices, or curriculum in order to accept payments from a parent using funds from an ESA. Further, education service providers shall not be required to alter their admissions policies beyond any alterations necessary to comply with this section. /