We are in the home stretch of Legislative Session. Budget conferencing is ongoing and we continue to wait to see what the final PreK-12 Education portion of the budget will be.
HERE you will find the legislative bill tracker supplied to us by our team at GrayRobinson. All of the bills we are tracking are listed on the report in numerical order. A few of the bills to highlight:
- SB 1048 Student Assessments by Sen. Diaz has passed off of the Senate floor. It continues to be different than its House companion, HB 1193 by Rep. Plasencia. The Senate bill has been sent over to the House in messages. We continue to wait to see which bill version will be taken up on the House floor.
- HB 1421 School Safety by Rep. Hawkins was taken up on the Senate floor and passed unanimously. This bill is now headed to the Governor’s desk.
- HB 899 Mental Health of Students by Rep. Hunschofsky was heard on the Senate floor and passed unanimously. The bill is now headed to the Governor’s desk.
- SB 706 School Concurrency by Sen. Perry passed off the Senate floor and was picked up in messages by the House. The House will vote on that bill today. It is expected to pass and then will head to the Governor’s desk.
- HB 1467 K-12 Education by Rep. Garrison was heard in Senate Rules on Tuesday. Sen. Gruters proposed an amendment that changes the term limits of school board members to 12 years with the clock starting in November 2022. This amendment was adopted however no substantial changes were made to the instructional materials portion of the bill. The bill passed along party line. The bill is now waiting to be put on the Senate calendar to be heard on 2nd reading on the Senate floor.