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CS/CS/HB 801 — Certified School Counselors

by Education Committee; Education Appropriations Subcommittee; Rep. Eagle and others (CS/SB 154 by Education Committee and Senators Detert and Clemens)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Education Committee (ED)

The bill substitutes “certified school counselor” for the term “guidance counselor” to reflect current requirements that persons employed as school counselors be certified as set forth by law and State Board of Education rule.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2013.

Vote: Senate 39-0; House 114-0