We have completed Week 4 and are rapidly approaching the halfway point of legislative session. This week will be a shortened week of work for the legislature as they will take some time to celebrate the holidays of Passover and Easter.
Our team at GrayRobinson has put together a side by side comparison of the budget proposals from the House and Senate. We hope this helps you as you look at the significant differences between the two budget proposals. Both the House and Senate are expected to pass their respective budgets prior to leaving for the holidays.
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. Bills that align to our platform are highlighted in yellow. A few of the bills to highlight:
- HB 733 Middle School & High School Start Times passed off the House floor on Friday. Several members raised concerns and opposition based on feedback they have received from their school districts. The companion bill SB 1112 passed its first committee last week.
- HB 7051 Education was filed and passed its first committee last week. It is a comprehensive workforce/CTE bill intended to provide more workforce opportunities for students.
- HB 411 District School Board Elections by Rep. Steele, which changes the date by which school board members must demonstrate residency and HB 31 Partisan School Board Elections by Rep. Roach, a joint resolution which would put the question of making school board elections partisan on the ballot in 2024, both passed off the House floor on Friday.