HB 71

Sponsor
Session
Regular Session 2018
Title
Education Dept. of, Early Childhood Education, Secretary, qualifications, Sec. 26-24-2 am'd.
Description

Under existing law, the Secretary of Early Childhood Education, who is appointed by the Governor, is responsible for the administration of the Department of Early Childhood Education

This bill would provide qualifications for the appointee to the office of Secretary of Early Childhood Education

To amend Section 26-24-2, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to the Secretary of Early Childhood Education; to provide for the qualifications of the secretary.

Subjects
Education
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Under existing law, the Secretary of Early Childhood Education, who is appointed by the Governor, is responsible for the administration of the Department of Early Childhood Education

This bill would provide qualifications for the appointee to the office of Secretary of Early Childhood Education

To amend Section 26-24-2, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to the Secretary of Early Childhood Education; to provide for the qualifications of the secretary.

Section 1

Section 26-24-2 of the Code of Alabama 1975, is amended to read as follows:

§26-24-2.

(a) The department shall be headed by and shall be under the direction, supervision, and control of an officer who shall be known and designated as the Secretary of Early Childhood Education. The secretary shall be responsible to the Governor for the administration of the department.

(b) The secretary shall be appointed by and shall hold office at the pleasure of the Governor.

(1) To be eligible for appointment to the office of secretary, a person shall provide proof of all of the following qualifications:

a. A master's degree, or completion of at least 36 hours of post baccalaureate course work, in early childhood education or childhood development.

b. Extensive experience in educational supervision and management in the areas of early childhood education encompassing birth to eight years of age, inclusive, school readiness, early care education, school improvement, and school administration or education administration.

(2) In addition to the qualifications for the office of secretary listed in subdivision (1), certification in education administration and supervision is preferred, but not required.

(c) Vacancies in the office of secretary for any reason shall be filled by the Governor.

(d) The salary of the secretary shall be fixed by the Governor at a sum comparable to salaries paid similar officers in state government.

(e) Before entering upon the discharge of duties, the secretary shall take the constitutional oath of office and shall execute to the State of Alabama a bond, to be approved by the Governor, in an amount to be fixed by the Governor, but not less than ten thousand dollars ($10,000), conditioned upon the faithful performance of his or her duties. The premiums on the bond shall be paid out of the State Treasury.

(f) The secretary shall devote full time to the official duties of the office and shall not hold another office under the government of the United States, or any other state, or of this state or of any political subdivision thereof, during his or her incumbency in the office. The secretary shall not hold any position of trust or profit, the conduct of which shall interfere or be inconsistent with his or her duties as secretary pursuant to this article."

Section 2

This act shall become effective immediately following its passage and approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming law.

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Action Date Chamber Action
March 22, 2018HDelivered to Governor at 1:06 p.m. on March 22, 2018.
March 22, 2018HAssigned Act No. 2018-414.
March 22, 2018HClerk of the House Certification
March 22, 2018SSignature Requested
March 22, 2018HEnrolled
March 22, 2018HPassed Second House
March 22, 2018SMotion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 1029
March 22, 2018SThird Reading Passed
February 8, 2018SRead for the second time and placed on the calendar
January 25, 2018SRead for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Education and Youth Affairs
January 25, 2018HScott intended to vote Yea
January 25, 2018HMotion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 112
January 25, 2018HThird Reading Passed
January 11, 2018HRead for the second time and placed on the calendar
January 9, 2018HRead for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Education Policy
2018-03-22
Chamber: Senate
Result: Passed
2018-01-25
Chamber: House
Result: Passed