Thank you to all of you who joined us last week for FSBA Day in the Legislature. It was wonderful to see so many of you here advocating for your schools. We received so much positive feedback on your experience. Please make sure to reach out to any legislators or aides that you met with last week to thank them for taking the time to speak to you.
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 1/SB 202 – HB 1 was passed off of the House floor on Friday mostly along party line. SB 202 passed its final committee stop, Senate Appropriations, along party lines. SB 202 now heads to the Senate floor. The bills are now quite similar to each other.
- HB 733 Middle School & High School Start Times was heard in and pass out of its 2nd committee stop in the House. This bill will would require middle schools to start no earlier than 8 am and high schools to start no earlier than 8:30 am. It has an implementation date of July 1, 2026. The companion bill SB 1112 has yet to be heard in committee.
- HB 1259 Education Funding was heard in and passed out of its first committee stop in the House. This bill would increase capital funding to charter schools from school districts. The companion bill SB 1328 has yet to be heard in committee.