SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1120





                        57th Legislature

                2001 Regular Legislative Session


Passed by the House April 18, 2001

  Yeas 81   Nays 2




Speaker of the House of Representatives




Speaker of the House of Representatives





Passed by the Senate April 12, 2001

  Yeas 45   Nays 0



We, Timothy A. Martin and Cynthia Zehnder, Co-Chief Clerks of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1120  as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.




                          Chief Clerk




                          Chief Clerk

President of the Senate




Approved Place Style On Codes above, and Style Off Codes below.              




Governor of the State of Washington

                   Secretary of State

                  State of Washington



                    SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1120



                     AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE


             Passed Legislature - 2001 Regular Session


State of Washington      57th Legislature     2001 Regular Session


By House Committee on Education (originally sponsored by Representatives Rockefeller, Cox, Talcott, Quall, Santos, Haigh, Anderson, McDermott, Schindler, D. Schmidt, Pearson, Keiser and Jackley)


READ FIRST TIME 02/16/01. 

  Establishing requirements for employing holders of lapsed teaching certificates.      

    AN ACT Relating to the conditional employment of teachers with lapsed certifications; and reenacting and amending RCW 28A.410.010.




    Sec. 1.  RCW 28A.410.010 and 1992 c 159 s 3 and 1992 c 60 s 2 are each reenacted and amended to read as follows:

    The state board of education shall establish, publish, and enforce rules and regulations determining eligibility for and certification of personnel employed in the common schools of this state, including certification for emergency or temporary, substitute or provisional duty and under such certificates or permits as the board shall deem proper or as otherwise prescribed by law.  The rules shall require that the initial application for certification shall require a record check of the applicant through the Washington state patrol criminal identification system and through the federal bureau of investigation at the applicant's expense.  The record check shall include a fingerprint check using a complete Washington state criminal identification fingerprint card.  The superintendent of public instruction may waive the record check for any applicant who has had a record check within the two years before application.  The rules shall permit a holder of a lapsed certificate but not a revoked or suspended certificate to be employed on a conditional basis by a school district with the requirement that the holder must complete any certificate renewal requirements established by the state board of education within two years of initial reemployment.

    In establishing rules pertaining to the qualifications of instructors of American sign language the state board shall consult with the national association of the deaf, "sign instructors guidance network" (s.i.g.n.), and the Washington state association of the deaf for evaluation and certification of sign language instructors.

    The superintendent of public instruction shall act as the administrator of any such rules and regulations and have the power to issue any certificates or permits and revoke the same in accordance with board rules and regulations.


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