*VIDEO* – FSBA Legislative Weekly – Interim Committee Week 2

Tallahassee, FL – With Florida’s 2019 Legislative Session Interim Committee weeks underway, Executive Director Andrea Messina provides members with a video update of Week 2’s events: Education related bills, Inauguration activities, and more.  Be sure to visit the  2019 Legislative Session page for in-depth summaries, resources, bill tracking and more.

Jose Oliva names ed policy subcommittee chairs (via Florida Politics)

Jose Oliva names ed policy subcommittee chairs By Drew Wilson on December 14, 2018 House Speaker Jose Oliva has selected Republican state Reps. Cord Byrd, Byron Donalds and Ralph Massulo to chair the House education policy subcommittees, according to a list of assignments first obtained by Florida Politics. Byrd, a second-term Republican representing Nassau and Duval counties, will chair… READ…

School Board member term limits moves forward in Florida Constitution Revision Commission

Term limits for school board members — one of the most popular proposals before the Florida Constitution Revision Commission — took a step closer to the November ballot on Wednesday.  The measure, which would hold board members to two consecutive terms if approved, won strong support from the commission. It voted 27-6 to advance the…

Gov. Rick Scott signs gun, school security legislation over NRA opposition

After extensive discussions with the families of victims, Gov. Rick Scott signed new gun restrictions Friday in response to last month’s massacre that took 17 lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.  Scott, a Republican who has long enjoyed the political support of the National Rifle Association, approved a three-day waiting period for…

FSBA Session Spotlight — February 25, 2018

As we enter the 8th week of the Legislative Session, several very important issues are pending including, most notably, legislation to address student safety and school security.  As we alerted you last week, Governor Scott, the Senate, and the House have all recommended legislation on student safety and school security.  We have posted information on…

FSBA Session Spotlight — February 22, 2018

Legislators took up several bills of interest today including bills relating to retirement, curriculum and graduation requirements, and government accountability and ethics. Please click on the link below for our report on the outcome of consideration of these and other bills today.  There are no committee meetings or bills of interest scheduled on Friday.  However,…

‘Look me in the eyes.’ Douglas High students press Florida politicians for answers.

The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School got a real-life lesson in the perils of high expectations Wednesday as they met with state legislators to discuss their promise of stricter gun laws and left disappointed that the progress that appeared likely would only be incremental. Read More