Day 3 brings Rural Counties Day to the Capitol. Bills will continue to move through the process and you can track those using the calendars and links below. As always, reach out to our team should you have questions on a specific bill, or need clarification or details to assist your advocacy efforts. Don’t forget to check back for vote counts, comments, and more.
Chair Latvala will review the Base Budget re-prioritization exercise prior to making the recommendations to House Appropriations Chair Cummings.
Revises annual allocation to school districts to include additional calculation of full-time equivalent membership for students who earn College Board Advanced Placement Capstone Diploma beginning in specified fiscal year.
HB 7011 K-12 Student Athletes PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee
Revises provisions relating to automated external defibrillators on school grounds, training related to CPR & defibrillators, FHSAA student athlete safety policies, & specified medical evaluations.
HB 0945 Children’s Mental Health Silvers
Requires DCF & AHCA to identify certain children & adolescents who use crisis stabilization services & to meet behavioral health needs of such children & adolescents; includes crisis response services provided through mobile response teams in array of available services; requires managing entities & other relevant entities to develop plans promoting coordinated system of care for certain services; requires DCF & AHCA to assess quality of care provided in crisis stabilization units & submit report to Governor & Legislature by specified date.
HB 0725 Workforce Education Robinson
Revises workforce education programs that school district career centers are authorized to conduct.
HB 0577 First-episode Psychosis Programs Stevenson
Defines term “first-episode psychosis program”; revises application criteria for Criminal Justice, Mental Health, & Substance Abuse Reinvestment Grant Program to include support for first-episode psychosis programs; requires DCF to include specified information regarding first-episode psychosis programs in its annual assessment of behavioral health services; provides that coordinated system of care includes first-episode psychosis programs.
12:00 PM House Judiciary Committee
2:30 PM House Commerce Committee
HB 0101 Public Construction Andrade
Revises amounts of retainage that local governmental entities & contractors may withhold from progress payments for construction services contract; revises requirements for DMS rules governing certain contracts; revises amounts of retainage that public entities & contractors may withhold from progress payments for construction services contract.
Prohibits state authority from denying or suspending or revoking person’s professional license, certificate, registration, or permit solely on basis of delinquency or default in payment of student loan.