RESTORE TEACHING FELLOWS PROGRAM.

View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
Senate Bill 31 (Public) Filed Wednesday, February 4, 2015
AN ACT TO RESTORE THE TEACHING FELLOWS PROGRAM.
Intro. by Stein.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate Action) (Feb 5 2015)

Bill History:

S 31

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Feb 4 2015 - More information

    Identical to H 21, filed 1/28/15.

    Provides that effective March 1, 2015, all provisions included in GS 115C-363.22 through GS 115C-363.23A, concerning the Teaching Fellows Program, are to be reenacted (previously, set to be repealed March 1, 2015). Provides that the above provisions do not apply to scholarships awarded by the Teaching Fellows Commission on or before March 1, 2015. Provides that scholarship loans will be made pursuant to the Teaching Fellows Program beginning with the 2016-17 academic year. 

    Amends Section 1.38(a) of SL 2011-266 (as amended), effective March 1, 2015, concerning the repeal of GS 115C-363.22 through GS 115C-363.23A, to provide that Section 1.38(a) only applies to scholarships awarded by the Teaching Fellows Commission on or before March 1, 2015.

    Repeals Section 1.38(c) of SL 2011-266, which prohibited legislators from serving on the Teaching Fellow's Commission, effective July 1, 2015. 

    Amends the catch line of GS 116-209.27 to read "Administration as of March 1, 2015 of outstanding scholarships previously awarded by the Teaching Fellows Program" (was, Administration of scholarships previously awarded by the Teaching Fellows Program).

    Appropriates from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction $400,000 for the 2015-16 fiscal year and $750,000 for the 2016-17 fiscal year, for the expenses of the Teaching Fellows Commission.

    Appropriates from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction $3.25 million for the 2016-17 fiscal year to provide 500 Teaching Fellowships of $6,500 per recipient for the 2016-17 academic year. Effective July 1, 2015. 


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