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Titles (5)

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Ed-Flex bill (Identified by CRS)
Education Flexibility bill (Identified by CRS)

Short Titles

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Reported to Senate

Education Flexibility Partnership Act of 1999

Short Titles as Introduced

Education Flexibility Partnership Act of 1999

Official Titles

Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to provide for education flexibility partnerships.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
01/28/1999Committee on HELP. Reported to Senate by Senator Jeffords with an amendment. Without written report.
01/21/1999Introduced in Senate

All Actions (119)

Date All Actions
02/10/2000Indefinitely postponed by Senate by Unanimous Consent.
Action By: Senate
03/11/1999Returned to the Calendar. Calendar No. 12. (consideration: CR S2569)
Action By: Senate
03/11/1999Senate passed companion measure H.R. 800 in lieu of this measure by Yea-Nay Vote. 98-1. Record Vote No: 48.
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03/11/1999Senate incorporated this measure in H.R. 800 as an amendment. (consideration: CR S2569)
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03/11/1999S.Amdt.31 Amendment SP 31 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
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03/11/1999S.Amdt.62 Motion to table SP 62 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 57-42. Record Vote No: 47.
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03/11/1999S.Amdt.61 Motion to table SP 61 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 59-40. Record Vote No: 46.
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03/11/1999S.Amdt.68 Amendment SP 68 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 78-21. Record Vote No: 45.
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03/11/1999S.Amdt.65 Motion to table SP 65 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 55-44. Record Vote No: 44.
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03/11/1999S.Amdt.67 Amendment SP 67 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
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03/11/1999S.Amdt.63 Motion to table SP 63 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 55-44. Record Vote No: 43.
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03/11/1999S.Amdt.66 Amendment SP 66 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 61-38. Record Vote No: 42.
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03/11/1999S.Amdt.64 Motion to table SP 64 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 55-44. Record Vote No: 41.
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03/11/1999S.Amdt.60 Amendment SP 60 as modified agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 60-39. Record Vote No: 40.
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03/11/1999S.Amdt.60 Motion to table SP 60 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 38-61. Record Vote No: 39.
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03/11/1999S.Amdt.60 Considered by Senate.
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03/11/1999S.Amdt.64 Considered by Senate.
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03/11/1999S.Amdt.67 Considered by Senate.
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03/11/1999S.Amdt.62 Considered by Senate.
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03/11/1999S.Amdt.66 Considered by Senate.
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03/11/1999S.Amdt.61 Considered by Senate.
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03/11/1999S.Amdt.65 Considered by Senate.
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03/11/1999S.Amdt.31 Considered by Senate.
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03/11/1999S.Amdt.63 Considered by Senate.
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03/11/1999Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2542-2569)
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03/11/1999S.Amdt.68 Considered by Senate.
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03/10/1999S.Amdt.68 Proposed by Senator Jeffords for Senator Lott to Amendment SP 31. To provide all local educational agencies with the option to use the funds received under section 307 of the Department of Education Appropriations Act, 1999, for activities under part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and to amend the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act with respect to alternative educational settings.
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03/10/1999S.Amdt.67 Proposed by Senator Jeffords for Senator Lott to Amendment SP 31. To provide all local agencies with the option to use the funds received under section 307 of the Department of Education Appropriations Act, 1999, for activities under part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
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03/10/1999S.Amdt.66 Proposed by Senator Jeffords for Senator Lott to Amendment SP 31. To provide all local educational agencies with the option to use the funds received under section 307 of the Department of Education Appropriations Act, 1999, for activities under part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
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03/10/1999S.Amdt.65 Proposed by Senator Bingaman for Senator Boxer to Amendment SP 31. To improve academic and social outcomes for students and reduce both juvenile crime and the risk that youth will become victims of crime by providing productive activities during after school hours.
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03/10/1999S.Amdt.64 Proposed by Senator Bingaman for Senator Murray to Amendment SP 31. To reduce class size, and for other purposes.
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03/10/1999S.Amdt.63 Proposed by Senator Bingaman to Amendment SP 31. To provide for the school dropout prevention, and for other purposes.
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03/10/1999S.Amdt.62 Proposed by Senator Wellstone to Amendment SP 31. To provide accountability in Ed-Flex.
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03/10/1999S.Amdt.61 Proposed by Senator Feinstein to Amendment SP 31. To assist local educational agencies to help all students achieve State achievement standards, to end the practice of social promotion, and for other purposes.
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03/10/1999S.Amdt.60 Proposed by Senator Jeffords for Senator Lott to Amendment SP 31. To express the sense of the Senate regarding flexibility to use certain Federal education funds to carry out part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, adn to provide all local educational agencies with the option to use the funds received under section 307 of the Department of Education Appropriations Act, 1999, for activities under part B of the Individuals with Disabilitiesn Education Act.
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03/10/1999S.Amdt.35 Proposed amendment SP 35 withdrawn in Senate.
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03/10/1999S.Amdt.37 Proposed amendment SP 37 withdrawn in Senate.
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03/10/1999S.Amdt.40 Proposed amendment SP 40 withdrawn in Senate.
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03/10/1999S.Amdt.55 Proposed amendment SP 55 withdrawn in Senate.
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03/10/1999S.Amdt.56 Fell when Kennedy motion to recommit was withdrawn.
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03/10/1999S.Amdt.58 Fell when Kennedy motion to recommit was withdrawn.
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03/10/1999S.Amdt.59 SP 59 fell when Kennedy motion to recommit was withdrawn.
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03/10/1999Motion by Senator Kennedy to recommit to Senate Committee on HELP withdrawn in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
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03/10/1999S.Amdt.37 Second cloture motion on Amendment SP 37 withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
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03/10/1999Second cloture motion on Amendment SP 37 withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
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03/10/1999S.Amdt.37 Cloture on Amendment SP 37 not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 55-44. Record Vote No: 37.
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03/10/1999Cloture on Amendment SP 37 not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 55-44. Record Vote No: 37. (consideration: CR S2474)
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03/10/1999Cloture on the Kennedy motion to recommit not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 44-55. Record Vote No: 36. (consideration: CR S2478)
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03/10/1999S.Amdt.56 Considered by Senate.
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03/10/1999S.Amdt.55 Considered by Senate.
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03/10/1999S.Amdt.40 Considered by Senate.
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03/10/1999S.Amdt.37 Considered by Senate.
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03/10/1999S.Amdt.31 Considered by Senate.
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03/10/1999S.Amdt.35 Considered by Senate.
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03/10/1999Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2478-2500)
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03/10/1999S.Amdt.58 Considered by Senate.
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03/10/1999S.Amdt.59 Considered by Senate.
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03/09/1999S.Amdt.31 Second cloture motion on Amendment SP 31 not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 55-39. Record Vote No: 35.
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03/09/1999Second cloture motion on Amendment SP 31 not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 55-39. Record Vote No: 35. (consideration: CR S2464)
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03/09/1999S.Amdt.37 Second cloture motion on Amendment SP 37 presented in Senate.
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03/09/1999Second cloture motion on Amendment SP 37 presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S2464)
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03/09/1999S.Amdt.56 Considered by Senate.
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03/09/1999S.Amdt.55 Considered by Senate.
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03/09/1999S.Amdt.58 Considered by Senate.
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03/09/1999S.Amdt.40 Considered by Senate.
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03/09/1999S.Amdt.37 Considered by Senate.
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03/09/1999S.Amdt.31 Considered by Senate.
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03/09/1999S.Amdt.35 Considered by Senate.
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03/09/1999S.Amdt.59 Considered by Senate.
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03/09/1999Considered by Senate.
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03/08/1999S.Amdt.37 Cloture motion on amendment SP 37 presented in Senate.
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03/08/1999Cloture motion on amendment SP 37 presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S2408)
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03/08/1999S.Amdt.59 Proposed by Senator Lott to Amendment SP 58. To provide all local educational agencies with the option to use the funds received under section 307 of the Department of Education Appropriations Act, 1999, for activities under part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Action By: Senate
03/08/1999S.Amdt.58 Proposed by Senator Lott to Amendment SP 56. To provide all local educational agencies with the option to use the funds received under section 307 of the Department of Education Appropriations Act, 1999, for activities under part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
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03/08/1999S.Amdt.31 Cloture on the substitute amendment (SP 31) not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 54-41. Record Vote No: 34.
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03/08/1999Cloture on the substitute amendment (SP 31) not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 54-41. Record Vote No: 34. (consideration: CR S2408)
Action By: Senate
03/08/1999Cloture motion on the Kennedy motion to recommit S. 280 presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S2398)
Action By: Senate
03/08/1999S.Amdt.56 Proposed by Senator Kennedy for Senator Murray. To reduce class size.
Action By: Senate
03/08/1999Motion by Senator Kennedy to recommit to Senate Committee on HELP with instructions to report back forthwith with an amendment(SP 56) made in Senate.
Action By: Senate
03/08/1999S.Amdt.55 Proposed by Senator Jeffords to Amendment SP 40. To require local educational agencies to use the funds received under section 307 of the Department of Education Appropriations Act, 1999, for activities under part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
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03/08/1999S.Amdt.40 Considered by Senate.
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03/08/1999S.Amdt.37 Considered by Senate.
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03/08/1999S.Amdt.31 Considered by Senate.
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03/08/1999S.Amdt.35 Considered by Senate.
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03/08/1999Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2392-2409)
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03/05/1999S.Amdt.31 Second cloture motion on SP 31 presented in Senate.
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03/05/1999Second cloture motion on SP 31 presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S2358)
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03/05/1999S.Amdt.40 Motion to table SP 40 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 0-88. Record Vote No: 33.
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03/05/1999S.Amdt.40 Proposed by Senator Gramm for Senator Allard. To prohibit implementation of "Know Your Customer" regulations by the Federal banking agencies.
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03/05/1999S.Amdt.37 Considered by Senate.
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03/05/1999S.Amdt.31 Considered by Senate.
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03/05/1999S.Amdt.35 Considered by Senate.
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03/05/1999Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2353-2365)
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03/04/1999S.Amdt.31 Cloture motion on SP 31 presented in Senate.
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03/04/1999Cloture motion on SP 31 presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S2270-2271)
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03/04/1999S.Amdt.38 Motion to table SP 38 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 54-43. Record Vote No: 32.
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03/04/1999S.Amdt.38 Proposed by Senator Jeffords to Amendment SP 31. To provide that the Secretary of Education shall prescribe requirements on how States will provide for public comments and notice.
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03/04/1999S.Amdt.37 Proposed by Senator Lott for Senator Jeffords to Amendment SP 35. To authorize additional appropriations to carry out part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
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03/04/1999S.Amdt.36 Amendment SP 36 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 100-0. Record Vote No: 31.
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03/04/1999S.Amdt.36 Proposed by Senator Jeffords to Amendment SP 35. To honor the Federal commitment to fund part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
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03/04/1999S.Amdt.35 Proposed by Senator Bingaman to Amendment SP 31. To provide for school dropout prevention, and for other purposes.
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03/04/1999S.Amdt.31 Considered by Senate.
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03/04/1999Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2242-2253, S2258-2271)
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03/03/1999S.Amdt.34 Amendment SP 34 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
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03/03/1999S.Amdt.34 Proposed by Senator Kennedy to Amendment SP 31. To ensure that increased flexibility leads to improved student achievement.
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03/03/1999S.Amdt.33 Amendment SP 33 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
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03/03/1999S.Amdt.33 Proposed by Senator Wellstone to Amendment SP 31. To prohibit waivers with respect to serving eligible school attendance areas in rank order.
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03/03/1999S.Amdt.32 Motion to table SP 32 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 55-42. Record Vote No: 30.
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03/03/1999S.Amdt.32 Proposed by Senator Wellstone to Amendment SP 31. To preserve accountability for funds under title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.
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03/03/1999S.Amdt.31 Proposed by Senator Jeffords. In the nature of a substitute.
Action By: Senate
03/03/1999Measure laid before Senate by motion. (consideration: CR S2177-2201)
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03/03/1999Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S2177)
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03/03/1999Motion to proceed considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S2160-2177)
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03/02/1999Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S2084-2088)
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02/25/1999Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S1983-1984)
Action By: Senate
01/28/1999Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 12.
Action By: Senate
01/28/1999Committee on HELP. Reported to Senate by Senator Jeffords with an amendment. Without written report.
01/27/1999Committee on HELP. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
01/21/1999Read twice and referred to the Committee on HELP.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (44)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]* 01/21/1999
Sen. Hutchison, Kay Bailey [R-TX]* 01/21/1999
Sen. Gorton, Slade [R-WA]* 01/21/1999
Sen. Brownback, Sam [R-KS]* 01/21/1999
Sen. Voinovich, George V. [R-OH]* 01/21/1999
Sen. Abraham, Spencer [R-MI]* 01/21/1999
Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT]* 01/21/1999
Sen. Gregg, Judd [R-NH]* 01/21/1999
Sen. Thompson, Fred [R-TN]* 01/21/1999
Sen. Murkowski, Frank H. [R-AK]* 01/21/1999
Sen. Coverdell, Paul [R-GA]* 01/21/1999
Sen. Allard, Wayne [R-CO]* 01/21/1999
Sen. DeWine, Mike [R-OH]* 01/21/1999
Sen. Bennett, Robert F. [R-UT]* 01/21/1999
Sen. McCain, John [R-AZ]* 01/21/1999
Sen. McConnell, Mitch [R-KY]* 01/21/1999
Sen. Ashcroft, John [R-MO]* 01/21/1999
Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR]* 01/21/1999
Sen. Levin, Carl [D-MI]* 01/21/1999
Sen. Kerrey, J. Robert [D-NE]* 01/21/1999
Sen. Bayh, Evan [D-IN]* 01/21/1999
Sen. Lincoln, Blanche L. [D-AR]* 01/21/1999
Sen. Hutchinson, Tim [R-AR]* 01/21/1999
Sen. Breaux, John B. [D-LA]* 01/21/1999
Sen. Thomas, Craig [R-WY]* 01/21/1999
Sen. Smith, Gordon H. [R-OR]* 01/21/1999
Sen. Nickles, Don [R-OK] 01/22/1999
Sen. Sessions, Jeff [R-AL] 01/22/1999
Sen. Landrieu, Mary L. [D-LA] 01/25/1999
Sen. Craig, Larry E. [R-ID] 01/28/1999
Sen. Smith, Bob [R-NH] 02/06/1999
Sen. Burns, Conrad R. [R-MT] 02/08/1999
Sen. Grams, Rod [R-MN] 02/08/1999
Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA] 02/23/1999
Sen. Chafee, John H. [R-RI] 02/23/1999
Sen. Roberts, Pat [R-KS] 02/24/1999
Sen. Baucus, Max [D-MT] 02/25/1999
Sen. Enzi, Michael B. [R-WY] 03/02/1999
Sen. Jeffords, James M. [R-VT] 03/02/1999
Sen. Domenici, Pete V. [R-NM] 03/02/1999
Sen. Helms, Jesse [R-NC] 03/02/1999
Sen. Santorum, Rick [R-PA] 03/03/1999
Sen. Bunning, Jim [R-KY] 03/03/1999
Sen. Fitzgerald, Peter [R-IL] 03/04/1999

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions01/21/1999 Referred to
01/27/1999 Markup by
01/28/1999 Reported by

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Latest Summary (2)

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Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (01/28/1999)

Education Flexibility Partnership Act of 1999 - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to allow all States to participate in the Education Flexibility Partnership (Ed-Flex Partnership) program.

(Sec. 4) Requires Ed-Flex Partnership States to: (1) have approved challenging content standards, challenging performance measures, and aligned assessments in place or have made substantial progress towards having an approved plan under title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA); (2) hold local educational agencies (LEAs) accountable for meeting the educational goals submitted in their local applications for waivers, and for taking corrective actions if they have not met such goals; and (3) waive State educational requirements while holding LEAs or schools affected by such waivers accountable for student performance.

Sets forth requirements for: (1) State educational agency (SEA) applications and approval by the Secretary; and (2) local applications and approval and monitoring by SEAs. Limits Federal waivers to five years, unless the Secretary extends such period upon determining that such waiver authority has been effective in enabling such SEAs or affected LEAs or schools to carry out local reform plans.

Authorizes the Secretary to carry out the Ed-Flex Partnership program for FY 2000 through 2004.

Includes as statutory or regulatory requirements that may be waived under this Act those of programs under the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998, and of the following programs under ESEA: (1) title I Helping Disadvantaged Children Meet High Standards; (2) part B State and Local Activities under the title II Dwight D. Eisenhower Professional Development Program; (3) subpart 2 State and Local Programs for School Technology Resources (with specified exceptions), under part A Technology Education for All Students, of title III Technology for Education; (4) title IV Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities; (5) title VI Innovative Education Program Strategies; and (6) the part C Emergency Immigrant Education Program under title VII Bilingual Education, Language Enhancement, and Language Acquisition Programs.

Prohibits waivers for specified types of requirements.

Provides that this Act shall not affect the authority of any SEA under the Ed-Flex Demonstration program of the Goals 2000: Educate America Act.

Sets forth accountability requirements. Requires the Secretary, in deciding whether to extend the authority of an SEA to issue waivers, to review the progress of the SEA, LEA, or school affected by the waiver or authority toward the desired results described in its application.