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Week 3 Updated #2 edition includes bill actions for Wednesday, Jan 29, bills on agenda's for this week, and notes regarding the House and Senate Education Appropriations Subcommittee Budget Proposal.

 

Bill Actions
January 29

HB 0157    Limitation on Terms of Office for Members of a District School Board by Sabatini
Limitation on Terms of Office for Members of a District School Board: Proposing amendments to the State Constitution to limit the terms of office for a member of a district school board.
01/21/2020    HOUSE Favorable by PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee; 13 Yeas, 4 Nays
01/29/2020    HOUSE Favorable by Oversight, Transparency & Public Management Subcommittee; 10 Yeas, 5 Nays

HB 0187    Postsecondary Education for Secondary Students by Zika
Postsecondary Education for Secondary Students: Provides reporting requirements for postsecondary institutions; revises provisions relating to dual enrollment programs; renames collegiate high school programs as early college acceleration programs; revises requirements for such programs. Effective Date: July 1, 2020
12/16/2019    HOUSE Reference to Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee removed; Reference to Appropriations Committee added; Remaining references Appropriations Committee, Education Committee
01/29/2020    HOUSE Favorable with CS by Appropriations Committee; 28 Yeas, 1 Nays

HB 0523    Mastery-based Educationby DiCeglie
Mastery-based Education: Provides for alternative award of credits & letter grades under certain circumstances; renames Competency-Based Education Pilot Program as Mastery-based Education Pilot Program; authorizes public school districts to submit applications for program; & revises statewide articulation agreement. Effective Date: July 1, 2020
01/15/2020    HOUSE Favorable by PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee; 16 Yeas, 0 Nays
01/29/2020    HOUSE Favorable by PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee; 12 Yeas, 0 Nays

HB 0581    Civic Educationby Diamond
Civic Education: Requires Commissioner of Education to develop minimum criteria for nonpartisan civic literacy practicum & process to verify successful completion of such practicum; provides requirements for such practicum; requires SBE to annually designate public schools that meet specified criteria as Freedom Schools & establish criteria for designation as Freedom School; provides requirements for such criteria. Effective Date: July 1, 2020
12/11/2019    HOUSE Favorable by PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee; 15 Yeas, 0 Nays
01/29/2020    HOUSE Favorable by PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee; 12 Yeas, 0 Nays

HB 0641    Funds for the Operation of Schools by Plasencia
Funds for the Operation of Schools: 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. Effective Date: July 1, 2020
01/23/2020    HOUSE Favorable by Education Committee; 17 Yeas, 0 Nays
01/29/2020    HOUSE Favorable by Appropriations Committee; 29 Yeas, 0 Nays

HB 0953    Charter Schools by McClain
Charter Schools: Authorizes state universities & Florida College System institutions to sponsor charter schools; revises reporting & accountability requirements; provides for funding; authorizes career & professional academy to be offered by charter school. Effective Date: July 1, 2020
01/15/2020    HOUSE Favorable by PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee; 12 Yeas, 4 Nays
01/29/2020    HOUSE Favorable by Appropriations Committee; 20 Yeas, 10 Nays

HB 0957    Designation of School Gradesby Shoaf
Designation of School Grades: Revises components on which school's grade is based. Effective Date: July 1, 2020
01/15/2020    HOUSE Favorable by PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee; 16 Yeas, 0 Nays
01/29/2020    HOUSE Favorable by PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee; 12 Yeas, 0 Nays

HB 1203    Pathways to Career Opportunities by Mariano
Pathways to Career Opportunities: Requires Commissioner of Education to submit to certain entities report with recommendations relating to implementation of Pathways in Technology Early College High School program; provides requirements for such program & report; provides for expiration.Effective Date: upon becoming a law
01/22/20    HOUSE Favorable with CS by Higher Education & Career Readiness Subcommittee; 15 Yeas, 0 Nays
01/29/2020    HOUSE Favorable by Appropriations Committee; 29 Yeas, 0 Nays

HB 6519    Relief/Marcus Button/Pasco County School Board by Byrd
Relief/Marcus Button/Pasco County School Board: Provides for relief of Marcus Button by Pasco County School Board; provides appropriation to compensate Marcus Button for injuries resulting from the negligence of Pasco County School Board's employee; provides appropriation to compensate Mark and Robin Button for injuries & damages sustained by Marcus Button; provides limitation on payment of attorney fees. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
01/17/2020    HOUSE Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee
01/29/2020    HOUSE Favorable with CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee; 14 Yeas, 0 Nays

SB 0062    K-12 Education by Stargel
K-12 Education; Requiring that a resolution to levy discretionary sales tax include a statement containing certain information; defining the term “early college program”; changing the calculation of full-time equivalent student membership for dual enrollment purposes; providing for calculation of full-time equivalent membership for students earning the Capstone Diploma; requiring school board mental health policies and procedures to include certain items, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2020
01/13/2020    SENATE Favorable by Education; 8 Yeas, 0 Nays
01/29/2020    SENATE Subcommittee Recommendation: Favorable with CS by Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; 8 Yeas, 0 Nays

SB 0434    Designation of School Grades by Montford
Designation of School Grades; Revising the components on which a school’s grade is based, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2020
01/29/2020    SENATE Subcommittee Recommendation: Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; 8 Yeas, 0 Nays

SB 0486    Florida Best and Brightest Programs by Bradley
Florida Best and Brightest Programs; Repealing provisions relating to the Florida Best and Brightest Teacher Program and the Florida Best and Brightest Principal Program, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2020
12/09/2019    SENATE Favorable by Education; 7 Yeas, 0 Nays
01/29/2020    SENATE Subcommittee Recommendation: Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; 8 Yeas, 0 Nays

SB 0836    Funds for the Operation of Schools by Simmons
Funds for the Operation of Schools; Revising the annual allocation to school districts to include an additional calculation of full-time equivalent membership for students who earn a College Board Advanced Placement Capstone Diploma, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2020
01/13/2020    SENATE Favorable by Education; 8 Yeas, 0 Nays
01/29/2020    SENATE Subcommittee Recommendation: Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; 8 Yeas, 0 Nays

SB 1218    Anti-bullying and Anti-harassment in Schoolsby Diaz
Anti-bullying and Anti-harassment In Schools; Expanding the information that private schools participating in an educational scholarship program are required to publish and provide to parents; requiring such private schools to adopt bullying and harassment policies; requiring such schools to report bullying and harassment incidents to the Department of Education, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
01/13/2020    SENATE Favorable by Education; 7 Yeas, 1 Nay
01/28/2020    SENATE Favorable by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; 6 Yeas, 0 Nays

 

House Floor Action
January 29

HB 7011    K-12 Student Athletesby PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee
K-12 Student Athletes: Revises provisions relating to automated external defibrillators on school grounds, training related to CPR & defibrillators, FHSAA student athlete safety policies, & specified medical evaluations. Effective Date: July 1, 2020
01/16/2020    HOUSE Favorable by PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee; 16 Yeas, 0 Nays
01/21/2020    HOUSE Favorable with CS by Education Committee; 16 Yeas, 0 Nays
01/29/2020    HOUSE Read Second Time; Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 117 Yeas / 0 Nays)

 

Upcoming Bill Agenda
January 30

HB 0037    School Bus Safety by Zika
School Bus Safety: Revises civil penalties for certain violations relating to stopping for school bus. Effective Date: July 1, 2020
01/15/2020    HOUSE Favorable by Transportation & Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee; 10 Yeas, 0 Nays
01/28/2020    HOUSE On Committee agenda - State Affairs Committee, 01/30/20, 11:30 am, 17 H

HB 0081    Medicaid School-based Services by Andrade
Medicaid School-based Services: Revises provisions relating to reimbursement of school-based services by AHCA to certain school districts & private & charter schools; specifies that U.S. Department of Health & Human Services is authorized to waive certain school-based provider qualifications. Effective Date: July 1, 2020
01/15/2020    HOUSE Favorable by Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; 10 Yeas, 0 Nays
01/28/2020    HOUSE On Committee agenda - Health & Human Services Committee, 01/30/20, 9:00 am, 17 H

HB 0725    Workforce Education by Robinson
Workforce Education: Revises workforce education programs that school district career centers are authorized to conduct. Effective Date: July 1, 2020
01/22/2020    HOUSE Favorable by Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee; 9 Yeas, 0 Nays
01/28/2020    HOUSE On Committee agenda - Education Committee, 01/30/20, 9:00 am, 102 H

EDC1    School Choice by Education Committee
PCB EDC 20-01 – School Choice - Revises eligibility requirements for the Gardiner Scholarship, Family Empowerment Scholarship Program, Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program,  and Hope Scholarship Program
01/28/2020    HOUSE Filed
01/28/2020    HOUSE On Committee agenda - Education Committee, 01/30/20, 9:00 am, 102 H

EDC2    School Safety by Education Committee
PCB EDC 20-02 – School Safety - Revises statutes related to school safety to include; School Safety Awareness Program, civil citation or similar prearrest diversion programs, Office of Safe Schools, district school board duties relating to student discipline and school safety, safe-school officers at each public school, and the Florida Safe Schools Assessment Tool.
01/28/2020    HOUSE Filed
01/28/2020    HOUSE On Committee agenda - Education Committee, 01/30/20, 9:00 am, 102 H

 

Upcoming Bill Agenda
February 3

SB 0754    School Crossing Guards by Baxley
School Crossing Guards; Authorizing a school crossing guard employed by a private school, upon approval of the sheriff of the county in which such private school is located, to direct traffic at certain locations under certain circumstances; providing that the school crossing guard is not required to meet specified uniform minimum standards, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2020
01/29/2020    SENATE On Committee agenda - Infrastructure and Security, 02/03/20, 4:00 pm, 110 S

SB 1216    Limitation on Terms of Office for Members of a District School Board by Gruters
District School Board Member/Terms of Office; Proposing amendments to the State Constitution to limit the terms of office for a member of a district school board, etc.
Current Committee of Reference: Senate Ethics and Elections
Actions
01/22/2020    SENATE On Committee agenda - Ethics and Elections, 01/27/20, 4:00 pm, 412 K
01/27/2020    SENATE Temporarily Postponed by Ethics and Elections
01/29/2020    SENATE On Committee agenda - Ethics and Elections, 02/03/20, 4:00 pm, 412 K

SB 1302    Sovereign Immunity by Flores
Sovereign Immunity; Designating the “Florida Fair Claims Act”; increasing the statutory limits on liability for tort claims against the state and its agencies and subdivisions; revising when a state and its agencies and subdivisions may agree to settle a claim or judgment without further action from the Legislature; requiring that the limitations on tort liability be adjusted every year after a specified date; prohibiting an insurance policy from conditioning the payment of benefits on the enactment of claim bills, etc. Effective Date: 10/1/2020
01/29/2020    SENATE On Committee agenda - Community Affairs, 02/03/20, 4:00 pm, 301 S

SB 1578    Education by Hutson
Education; Requiring the Department of Education to collect certain information about career preparation and placement in this state; authorizing state universities designated by the State Board of Education to sponsor a charter school; providing that charter schools operated by a municipality, a public entity, or a private, not-for-profit organization are eligible for a 15-year charter if approved by the sponsor; requiring that any arrangement entered into to borrow or otherwise secure funds for a charter school from certain sources indemnify the sponsor, rather than the school district; authorizing charter schools to offer career and professional academies, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2020
01/13/2020    SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
01/29/2020    SENATE On Committee agenda - Education, 02/03/20, 1:30 pm, 412 K

SB 1746    Florida Virtual Education by Stargel
Florida Virtual Education; Providing that certain employees of the Florida Virtual School are entitled to sovereign immunity; revising the students given priority by the Florida Virtual School; authorizing the Florida Virtual School to accrue supplemental revenue from a specified organization; providing that all Florida Virtual School employees are subject to specified policies; deleting a requirement that certain school districts provide a specified number of virtual instruction options, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2020
01/17/2020    SENATE Referred to Education; Judiciary; Appropriations
01/29/2020    SENATE On Committee agenda - Education, 02/03/20, 1:30 pm, 412 K

SB 7000    Reporting Abuse, Abandonment, and Neglect by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
Reporting Abuse, Abandonment, and Neglect; Relocating existing provisions relating to the central abuse hotline of the Department of Children and Families; revising when a person is required to report to the central abuse hotline; providing penalties for the failure to report known or suspected child abuse, abandonment, or neglect; providing responsibilities for child protective investigators relating to animal abuse and neglect; requiring the Education Practices Commission to suspend the educator certificate of certain personnel and administrators for failing to report known or suspected child abuse, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2020
11/18/2019    SENATE Referred to Education; Rules
01/29/2020    SENATE On Committee agenda - Education, 02/03/20, 1:30 pm, 412 K

SB 7040    Implementation of the Recommendations of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission by Education
Implementation of the Recommendations of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission; Authorizing a sheriff to contract for services to provide training under the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program; adding penalties for persons who knowingly submit false information to a law enforcement agency; revising the training, consultation, and coordination responsibilities of the Office of Safe Schools; requiring the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute to consult with specified state agencies and convene a workgroup to advise those agencies on the implementation of specified mental health recommendations, etc. Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act, this act shall take effect upon becoming a law
01/29/2020    SENATE Referred to Infrastructure and Security; Appropriations
01/29/2020    SENATE On Committee agenda - Infrastructure and Security, 02/03/20, 4:00 pm, 110 S

 

Budget Info

House Education Appropriations Budget Proposal

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Highlights of the state proposal:

  • Base Student Allocation: Increase to 4,329.49 (2020-21) from 4,279.49 (2019-20) for an increase of 50.00 (+1.17%)
  • Salary Enhancement Supplement: 650,000,000 *New Allocation Category
  • Best & Brightest Teacher/Principal Allocation: Eliminates 284,500,000 from allocation for 2020-21
  • Safe Schools Allocation: Remains at 180,000,000, no increase
  • Supplemental Academic Instruction: Increase to 724,428,586 from 716,622,889 for a difference of 7,805,697 (+1.09%)
  • Turnaround Supplemental Services Allocation: Remains at 45,473,810 for no increase
  • Mental Health Assistance Allocation: Increase to 100,000,000 from 75,000,000 for an increase of 25,000,000 (+33.33%)
  • Virtual Education Contribution: Zeroes out the category of 2,960,499 for eliminate the category 
  • Digital Classrooms Allocation: Zeroes out the category of 20,000,000 to eliminate the category
  • TOTAL FUNDING: Increase to 22,750,579,739095 from 21,881,800,173 for an increase of 868,778,922 (+3.97%) 

*No county breakout available

Senate Education Appropriations Budget Proposal

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Highlights of the state proposal:

  • Base Student Allocation: Increase to 4,319.66 (2020-21) from 4,279.49 (2019-20) for an increase of 40.17 (+0.94%)
  • Teacher Salary Increase Allocation: 500,000,000 *New Allocation Category
  • Best & Brightest Teacher/Principal Allocation: Eliminates 284,500,000 from allocation for 2020-21
  • Safe Schools Allocation: Remains at 180,000,000, no increase
  • Supplemental Academic Instruction: Increase to 724,428,586 from 716,622,889 for a difference of 7,805,697 (+1.09%)
  • Turnaround Supplemental Services Allocation: Increase to 50,978,785 from 45,473,810 for an increase of 5,504,975 (+12.11%)
  • Mental Health Assistance Allocation: Increase to 100,000,000 from 75,000,000 for an increase of 25,000,000 (+33.33%)
  • Virtual Education Contribution: Decrease to 6,803 from 2,960,499 for a difference of 2,953,697 (-99.77%)
  • Digital Classrooms Allocation: Remains at 20,000,000
  • TOTAL FUNDING: Increase to 22,644,600,739 from 21,881,800,173 for an increase of 762,800,566 (+3.49%) 

Pasco Breakout

  • K-12 Total Funds: Increase to 600,503,976 from 575,360,556 for an increase of 25,143,420 (+4.47%)
  • K-12 Total Funds per FTE Student: Increase to 7,718.15 from 7,551.32 for an increase of 166.83 (+2.21%)

Senate Budget Deadlines

Friday, Jan 31: Proposed Budget Bills will be filed as PCBs.

Monday, Feb 3, 1:30pm: Amendment Filing Deadline for the bills on the Appropriations Committee meeting agenda. Amendments to the GAA must be balanced; cannot be balanced by drawing on reserves; must identify within the same subcommittee the specific appropriation line-item number, the specific source of funding (GR or TF) within the line item, and the amount to be taken to fund the amendment. Due to time to thoughtfully consider each amendment, amendments under $250,000 are discouraged unless it fully funds a particular issue. Senators are asked not to bundle multiple issues in one amendment.

Tuesday, Feb 4, 8am: Amendments to the GAA will be made available.
Tuesday, Feb 4, 1:30pm: Amendment Filing Deadline for Adhering Amendments to the bills on the Appropriations Committee meeting agenda.

Wednesday, Feb 5, 8am: Adhering amendments to the GAA will be available.
Wednesday, Feb 5, 1pm-6pm: Meeting of the full Committee on Appropriations to hear SPB 2500 (the GAA), SPB 2502 (Implementing Bill) and other budget bills.

House Budget Deadlines
Monday, Feb 3, 4pm: Main Committee amendments to the proposed General Appropriations bill, proposed implementing bill, and proposed conforming legislation

Tuesday, Feb 4, 12pm: All Committee amendments to amendments and substitute amendments for the proposed General Appropriations bill, proposed implementing bill, and proposed conforming legislation

Monday, Feb 10, 4pm: Main Floor amendments to the General Appropriations bill, the implementing bill, and conforming legislation

Tuesday, Feb 11, 12pm: Floor Amendments to main amendments or substitute amendments for main floor amendments must be requested

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