HB 16-1423 (Lundeen & Garnett/Hill) Student Data Collection, Use, Security 

Originally Posted: April 1, 2016
Last Updated: April 22, 2016

Summary

The bill bolsters existing laws pertaining to student data security by adopting additional responsibilities for the State Board of Education, the Department of Education, and school districts, BOCES, and charter schools to increase the transparency and security of students’ personally identifiable data. Some components of the bill include: increasing accountability for research contracts and agreements that use student data; directing CDE to create sample policies and provide training to districts, BOCES, and charter schools for data privacy and protection; and creating a request and appeals process for parents and students to inspect personal data and hear complaints concerning compliance with student data privacy policies.

Position

The Children’s Campaign supports a balanced approach to collecting reliable information on student performance while also ensuring appropriate privacy protections so policymakers and parents can understand how our children and schools are doing.

Current Status

Passed the Senate and House with unanimous support, and now awaits the governor’s signature.

Previous Statuses


April 15, 2016

Passed out of the House Education Committee and the full House as amended with unanimous support.

April 8, 2016

Scheduled to be heard in the House Education Committee on Monday, April 11 at 1:30 p.m. in HCR 0112.

April 1, 2016

This bill was introduced and assigned to the House Education Committee.