One of our sharp-eyed readers noticed an error in our quick comparison of the FEFP funding amounts in the House and Senate education budget proposals. We’ve corrected the mistake and posted the revised side-by-side on our 2017 Legislative Session page under the “2017-2018 Education Budget Materials” tab – please click HERE for a direct link to the revised comparison.
Below is a link to our abbreviated daily report on the results of today’s committee actions. This will be our last abbreviated daily report and we thank you for your patience this week while the FSBA staff was focused on our New School Board Member Academy and on our Day in the Legislature Conference. There are no committee meetings of interest scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, March 31, so we will take advantage of that opportunity to begin to catch up on providing a more detailed report on this week’s bill action and provide the schedule for Monday, April 3, 2017. In addition, and as information becomes available, we will provide a more in-depth analysis of the House and Senate education budget proposals.
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We will begin to provide a more detailed report on this week’s bill action in the coming days , but for more immediate information on each of the bills listed below, please click on the bill number to access the bill’s web page for the bill text, short summary, and related information.
In the House Education Committee meeting:
HB 845 — Direct-support Organization/Florida Prepaid by Mariano — PASSED
HB 1139 — Minority Teacher Education Scholars by Davis — PASSED
HB 1391 — Home Education by Eisnaugle — PASSED
HB 6037 — Direct-support Organization/Blind Services by Fischer — PASSED
PCB EDC3 — School Improvement by Education – AMENDED AND SUBMITTED AS A COMMITTEE BILL — HB 5105
In the Senate Session:
SB 78 – Public School Recess – Flores – READ 2ND TIME; PLACED ON 3RD READING ON 4/4/17
In the House Session:
HB 7021 – Local Government Ethics Reform by Public Integrity & Ethics – READ 3RD TIME; PASSED THE HOUSE
HB 7023 – Trust Fund/Local Government Lobbyist Registration – READ 3RD TIME; PASSED THE HOUSE
HB 479 – Government Accountability by Metz – READ 3RD TIME; PASSED THE HOUSE
HB 11 – Labor Organizations by Plakon – READ 3RD TIME; PASSED THE HOUSE