House File 582 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 582 BY COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION (SUCCESSOR TO HF 247) A BILL FOR An Act exempting junior reserve officer training corps program 1 instructors from board of educational examiners licensing 2 requirements. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 2027HV (3) 84 kh/sc
H.F. 582 Section 1. Section 272.7, Code 2011, is amended to read as 1 follows: 2 272.7 Validity of license. 3 1. A license issued under board authority is valid for the 4 period of time for which it is issued, unless the license is 5 suspended or revoked. A license issued by the board is valid 6 until the last day of the practitioner’s birth month in the 7 year in which the license expires. No permanent licenses shall 8 be issued. A 9 2. a. Except as provided in paragraph “b” , a person 10 employed as a practitioner shall hold a valid license with an 11 endorsement for the type of service for which the person is 12 employed. 13 b. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, a 14 person who has met all of the requirements established by the 15 United States department of defense and the applicable branch 16 of the armed services to serve as an instructor in the junior 17 reserve officer training corps program, and who holds a current 18 junior reserve officer training corps certificate, is exempt 19 from the requirements of this chapter and may be employed as a 20 junior reserve officer training corps teacher. 21 3. This section does not limit the duties or powers of 22 a school board to select or discharge practitioners or to 23 terminate practitioners’ contracts. 24 4. A professional development program, except for a program 25 offered by a practitioner preparation institution or area 26 education agency and approved by the state board of education, 27 must possess a valid license for the types of programs offered. 28 5. The executive director of the board may grant or deny 29 license applications, applications for renewal of a license, 30 and suspension or revocation of a license. A denial of an 31 application for a license, the denial of an application for 32 renewal, or a suspension or revocation of a license may be 33 appealed by the practitioner to the board. 34 6. The board may issue emergency renewal or temporary, 35 -1- LSB 2027HV (3) 84 kh/sc 1/ 2
H.F. 582 limited-purpose licenses upon petition by a current or 1 former practitioner. An emergency renewal or a temporary, 2 limited-purpose license may be issued for a period not 3 to exceed two years, if a petitioner demonstrates, to 4 the satisfaction of the board, good cause for failure to 5 comply with board requirements for a regular license and 6 provides evidence that the petitioner will comply with board 7 requirements within the period of the emergency or temporary 8 license. Under exceptional circumstances, an emergency 9 license may be renewed by the board for one additional year. A 10 previously unlicensed person is not eligible for an emergency 11 or temporary license, except that a student who is enrolled in 12 a licensed practitioner preparation program may be issued a 13 temporary, limited-purpose license, without payment of a fee, 14 as part of a practicum or internship program. 15 EXPLANATION 16 Current law requires that a person employed as a 17 practitioner hold a valid license issued by the board of 18 educational examiners with an endorsement for the type of 19 service for which the person is employed. The bill exempts 20 from that requirement a person who has met all of the 21 requirements established by the U.S. department of defense 22 and the applicable branch of the armed services to serve as 23 an instructor in the junior reserve officer training corps 24 program, and who holds a current junior reserve officer 25 training corps certificate, and permits that person to be 26 employed as a junior reserve officer training corps teacher. 27 -2- LSB 2027HV (3) 84 kh/sc 2/ 2