SB 1216 (school board term limits by Gruters) has been placed on the agenda in the Senate Rules Committee for Monday, March 2 at noon. You can find contact information for the committee members HERE. If the bill passes this committee, it will then be ready for the Senate Floor. The bill already passed the […]
The rain is steady and committees will fire up at 9am. See full calendars and highlights below. Tune into the Florida Channel to watch live. House Calendar Senate Calendar 9am House Judiciary * HB 0311 by Massullo, Jr. – Threats 9am House Education * HB 0023 by Gottlieb – Panic Alarms in Public Schools * […]
Several bills to be considered today in the Florida Capitol. See full calendars and highlights below. Tune into the Florida Channel to watch live. House Calendar Senate Calendar 9:00 am Senate Education Appropriations SB 0070 by Book – Panic Alarms in Public Schools SB 1220 by Diaz – Education SB 1568 by Hutson – Education […]
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Today, School Board Term Limits will be taken up on the House Floor. Several education-related bills will be taken up in other committees and on the Floor. See full schedules and what to expect below. House Calendar Senate Calendar 10:00 Senate Military and Veterans Affairs and Space SB 0662 by Wright – School Grading System […]
See below for the Senate and House Ed Appropriations agendas. In addition, at 4pm the Senate Finance and Tax Committee will take up SB 1066 by Gruters – Impact Fees. A strike all has been filed and part of that amendment now includes employees of a school district to be on the impact fee review […]
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Today at 1:30, the Senate Education Committee will take up several bills. Included on today’s agenda is SB 1498 School Turnaround (by Senator Baxley). The bill has a “delete everything” amendment that would merge the content of the bill with HB 7079 Assessment & Accountability (by Representative Aloupis). In addition, the committee will also take […]
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Today, the House PreK-12 Appropriations and Senate Education Committees both meet at 1:30. Among other bills, the committees will take up: HB 7079 Education (PreK-12 Innovation Committee, Aloupis) – This bill is the Assessment & Accountability bill we discussed Friday and in last week’s report HB 1013 Early Learning and Early Grades Success (Grall) HB 1207 […]
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Today, both House and Senate Appropriations will meet and the House will also meet on the floor. See full daily schedules below and watch live on the Florida Channel. House Calendar – February 5, 2020 Senate Calendar – February 5, 2020
Today’s schedule starts at 8am with House PreK-12 Innovation. The committee will hear bills on assessment, VAM score reporting, mental health days, moments of silence in schools and will consider three committee bills— one on charters and the other on student mental health. See full House and Senate calendars below and be sure to watch […]
Happy Monday from Florida’s capital. Meetings begin today at noon and on the docket are several bills covering Impact Fees, vaping, apprenticeships and more. Senate Education will meet at 1:30 (access the meeting packet HERE), and this afternoon the Senate will also take up bills on sovereign immunity (SB 1302, Flores) in the Community Affairs […]
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The Senate will not be meeting today or tomorrow, but the House Education and State Affairs Committees will take up education-related bills and consider proposed committee bills (PCB) that will be of interest. See some highlights from agendas below. Watch live stream and archived videos on the Florida Channel 9:00 – 11:00 House Education Reed […]
Last updated at 4:00 p.m. January 29, 2020 View complete daily calendars below and access committee and bill links: Senate Calendar – January 29, 2020 House Calendar – January 29, 2020 Stay tuned for updates and watch live on the Florida Channel. This morning kicks off at 8:00 a.m. with the House Oversight, Transparency & […]
Several bills passed favorably through committees yesterday (see list below), but SB 1216 Limitation on Terms of Office for Members of a District School Board by Senator Gruters was not considered in the Senate Ethics and Elections Committee due to lack of time. As a reminder, Senator Gruters has filed an amendment to change the […]