General Assembly: 82 (2008 Regular GA) - Chapter 1008 - Board of educational examiners — membership and authority


Published: 2008-03-05

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8LAWS OF THE EIGHTY-SECOND G.A., 2008 SESSIONCH. 1008

CH. 1008CH. 1008

CHAPTER 1008 BOARD OF EDUCATIONAL EXAMINERS

— MEMBERSHIP AND AUTHORITY

H.F. 2137

AN ACT relating to the membership requirements and oversight responsibilities of the board of educational examiners.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1. Section 272.1, subsection 7, Code 2007, is amended to read as follows: 7. “Practitioner” means an administrator, teacher, or other licensed professional who does

not hold or receive a license fromaprofessional licensing board other than the board of educa- tional examiners and, including an individual who holds a statement of professional recogni- tion, who provides educational assistance to students.

Sec. 2. Section 272.2, subsection 1, paragraph a, Code Supplement 2007, is amended to read as follows: a. License practitioners who do not hold or receive a license from another professional li-

censing board. Licensing authority, which includes the authority to establish criteria for the licenses; establish issuance and renewal requirements; create application and renewal forms; create licenses that authorize different instructional functions or specialties; develop a code of professional rights and responsibilities, practices, and ethics, which shall, among other things, address the failure of a practitioner to fulfill contractual obligations under section 279.13; and develop any other classifications, distinctions, and procedures whichmay be nec- essary to exercise licensing duties. In addressing the failure of a practitioner to fulfill contrac- tual obligations, the board shall consider factors beyond the practitioner’s control.

Sec. 3. Section 272.3, subsection 2, Code Supplement 2007, is amended to read as follows: 2. Amajority of the licensed practitionermembers shall be nonadministrative practitioners.

Four of the members shall be administrators. Membership of the board shall comply with the requirements of sections 69.16 and 69.16A. A quorum of the board shall consist of six mem- bers. Members shall elect a chairperson of the board. Members, except for the director of the department of education or the director’s designee, shall be appointed by the governor subject to confirmation by the senate.

Sec. 4. Section 272.4, subsection 1, unnumbered paragraph 1, Code Supplement 2007, is amended to read as follows: Members, except for the director of the department of education or the director’s designee,

shall be appointed to serve staggered terms of four years. Amember shall not servemore than two consecutive terms, except for the director of the department of education or the director’s designee, who shall serve until the director’s term of office expires. A member of the board, except for the twopublicmembers and thedirector of thedepartment of educationor thedirec- tor’s designee, shall hold a valid practitioner’s license during the member’s term of office. A vacancy exists when any of the following occur:

Sec. 5. Section 272.9, unnumbered paragraph 3, Code 2007, is amended by striking the un- numbered paragraph.

Approved March 5, 2008