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Legislative Update – Week 4
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Legislative Update – Week 4

Bill Actions
February 5

Senate Bills

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
01/29/2020    SENATE Subcommittee Recommendation: Favorable with CS by Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; 8 Yeas, 0 Nays
01/31/2020    SENATE On Committee agenda - Appropriations, 02/05/20, 1:00 pm, 412 K
545546 - Proposed Committee Substitute - NOT CONSIDERED
02/03/2020    SENATE On Committee agenda - Appropriations, 02/06/20, 9:00 am, 412 K - PCS - MEETING CANCELLED

SB 0154    Human Trafficking Education in Schools by Thurston, Jr.
Human Trafficking Education in Schools; Revising the required health education in public schools to include information regarding the dangers and signs of human trafficking; specifying the minimum requirements of the human trafficking education portion of the comprehensive health education curriculum, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2020
12/10/2019    SENATE Favorable by Criminal Justice; 5 Yeas, 0 Nays
02/05/2020    SENATE Favorable by Appropriations; 20 Yeas, 0 Nays
02/06/2020    SENATE Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading

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
1/29/2020    SENATE Subcommittee Recommendation: Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; 8 Yeas, 0 Nays
02/05/2020    SENATE Favorable by Appropriations; 18 Yeas, 0 Nays
02/06/2020    SENATE Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading

SB 2500    Appropriations by Appropriations
Appropriations; Providing moneys for the annual period beginning July 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2021, and supplemental appropriations for the period ending June 30, 2020, to pay salaries, and other expenses, capital outlay - buildings, and other improvements, and for other specified purposes of the various agencies of state government, etc.
02/06/2020    SENATE Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
02/06/2020    SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/12/20

SB 2502    Implementing the 2020-2021 General Appropriations Act by Appropriations
Implementing the 2020-2021 General Appropriations Act; Incorporating by reference certain calculations of the Florida Education Finance Program; suspending the Florida Best and Brightest Teacher and Principal Allocation for the 2020-2021 fiscal year; creating the Teacher Salary Increase Allocation; specifying the source of charter school capital outlay funding; establishing the Florida Institute of Politics at the Florida State University; extending for 1 fiscal year a provision requiring the Agency for Health Care Administration to make payments to Medicaid-covered services, etc. Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act and except for this section, which shall take effect upon this act becoming a law, this act shall take effect July 1, 2020; or, if this act fails to become a law until after that date, it shall take effect upon becoming a law and shall operate retroactively to July 1, 2020
02/06/2020    SENATE Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
02/06/2020    SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/12/20

SB 7044    State-administered Retirement Systems by Governmental Oversight and Accountability
State-administered Retirement Systems; Revising required employer retirement contribution rates for each membership class and subclass of the Florida Retirement System; providing a declaration of important state interest, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2020
02/06/2020    SENATE Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
02/06/2020    SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/12/20

House Bills

APC1    General Appropriations Act by Appropriations Committee
PCB APC 20-01 - General Appropriations Act
01/30/2020    HOUSE Filed
02/05/2020    HOUSE Submitted as Committee Bill and Reported Favorably by Appropriations Committee; 28 Yeas, 0 Nays
02/06/2020    HOUSE Committee Bill Filed as HB 5001

APC2    Implementing The 2020-2021 General Appropriations Act by Appropriations Committee
PCB APC 20-02 - Implementing The 2020-2021 General Appropriations Act
01/30/2020    HOUSE Filed
02/05/2020    HOUSE Submitted as Committee Bill and Reported Favorably by Appropriations Committee; 25 Yeas, 1 Nay
02/05/2020    HOUSE Committee Bill Text Filed as H 5003

APC4    State-Administered Retirement Systemsby Appropriations Committee
PCB APC 20-04 - State-Administered Retirement Systems
01/30/2020    HOUSE Filed
02/05/2020    HOUSE Submitted as Committee Bill and Reported Favorably by Appropriations Committee; 25 Yeas, 0 Nays
02/05/2020    HOUSE Committee Bill Text Filed as H 5007

APC5    Education Funding by Appropriations Committee
PCB APC 20-05 - Education Funding
01/30/2020    HOUSE Filed
02/05/2020    HOUSE Submitted as Committee Bill and Reported Favorably by Appropriations Committee; 24 Yeas, 0 Nays
02/05/2020    HOUSE Committee Bill Text Filed as H 5101

 

Bill Actions
February 6

Senate Appropriations Agenda contains the same bills as the February 5, agenda:
SB 0062    K-12 Education by Stargel
SB 0486    Florida Best and Brightest Programs
01/31/2020    SENATE On Committee agenda - Appropriations, 02/05/20, 1:00 pm, 412 K
02/03/2020    SENATE On Committee agenda - Appropriations, 02/06/20, 9:00 am, 412 K - PCS - MEETING CANCELLED

House Bills

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.
01/29/2020    HOUSE Favorable by Oversight, Transparency & Public Management Subcommittee; 10 Yeas, 5 Nays
02/06/2020    HOUSE Favorable by Education Committee; 11 Yeas, 4 Nays
02/06/2020    HOUSE Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading

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
01/29/2020    HOUSE Favorable by PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee; 12 Yeas, 0 Nays
02/06/2020    HOUSE Favorable by Education Committee; 14 Yeas, 0 Nays
02/06/2020    HOUSE Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading

HB 0581    Civic Education by 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
01/29/2020    HOUSE Favorable by PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee; 12 Yeas, 0 Nays
02/06/2020    HOUSE Favorable by Education Committee; 15 Yeas, 0 Nays
02/06/2020    HOUSE Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading

HB 0957    Designation of School Grades by Shoaf
Designation of School Grades: Revises components on which school's grade is based. Effective Date: July 1, 2020
01/29/2020    HOUSE Favorable by PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee; 12 Yeas, 0 Nays
02/06/2020    HOUSE Favorable by Education Committee; 15 Yeas, 0 Nays
02/06/2020    HOUSE Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading

HB 1059    Parental Rights by Grall
Parental Rights: Provides parental rights relating to a minor child's education, upbringing, & health care; provides school district, health care practitioner, hospital requirements & specified penalties. Effective Date: July 1, 2020
01/23/2020    HOUSE Favorable by Education Committee; 15 Yeas, 2 Nays
02/06/2020    HOUSE Favorable by Health & Human Services Committee; 12 Yeas, 5 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 and costs. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
02/03/2020    HOUSE Now in Judiciary Committee
02/04/2020    HOUSE On Committee agenda - Judiciary Committee, 02/06/20, 12:00 pm, 404 H

 

Bills on Agenda
February 10 and 11

HB 0737    Moments of Silence in Public Schools by Daniels
Moments of Silence in Public Schools: Requires moment at beginning of each school day & provides requirements for such moment of silence. Effective Date: July 1, 2020
02/04/2020    HOUSE Favorable by PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee; 17 Yeas, 0 Nays
02/06/2020    HOUSE On Committee agenda - PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee, 02/10/20, 1:30 pm, 102 H

HB 1013    Early Learning and Early Grade Successby Grall
Early Learning and Early Grade Success: Deletes the Office of Early Learning; creates the Division of Early Learning within DOE; revises provisions relating to early learning coalitions; VPK & school readiness programs; & DOE responsibilities & duties relating to early learning. Effective Date: July 1, 2020
02/06/2020    HOUSE On Committee agenda - PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee, 02/10/20, 1:30 pm, 102 H

HB 1207    Measurement of Student Performance by Bell
Measurement of Student Performance: Requires Commissioner of Education to annually provide specified results to school districts by certain date. Effective Date: July 1, 2020
02/04/2020    HOUSE Favorable by PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee; 17 Yeas, 0 Nays
02/06/2020    HOUSE On Committee agenda - PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee, 02/10/20, 1:30 pm, 102 H

HB 7079    Education by PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee
Education: Revises provisions relating to DOE powers & duties, Florida Partnership for Minority and Underrepresented Student Achievement, statewide assessment program, turnaround options & plans, school grading system, & turnaround school supplemental services allocation. Effective Date: July 1, 2020
02/06/2020    HOUSE Referred to PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee; Education Committee
02/06/2020    HOUSE On Committee agenda - PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee, 02/10/20, 1:30 pm, 102 H

SB 0920    First-episode Psychosis Programs by Rouson
First-episode Psychosis Programs; Defining the term “first-episode psychosis program”; revising the application criteria for the Criminal Justice, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Reinvestment Grant Program to include support for first-episode psychosis programs; requiring the Department of Children and Families to include specified information regarding first-episode psychosis programs in its annual assessment of behavioral health services, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2020
12/13/2019    SENATE Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations
02/06/2020    SENATE On Committee agenda - Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 02/11/20, 2:00 pm, 301 S

SB 1746    Florida Virtual Educationby 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
02/03/2020    SENATE Favorable by Education; 6 Yeas, 0 Nays
02/06/2020    SENATE On Committee agenda - Judiciary, 02/11/20, 2:00 pm, 110

Budget Info

Budget Comparison - Side by Side

Impact of Salary Proposals on Pasco

Teacher Salaries - Senate v House Comparison
Teacher Salary Increase Allocation Comparison

Senate
Senate Budget Summary
SB 2500 Appropriations (Full Document)
SB 2500 Appropriations (Education Sections)
SB 2500 Appropriations (Back of the Bill - starting at Section 9)

SB 2502 Implementing Bill
Senate FEFP

House
HB 5001 General Appropriations Act (Full Document)
HB 5001 General Appropriations Act (Education Sections)
HB 5001 General Appropriations Act (Back of the Bill - starting at Section 9)
HB 5003 Implementing Bill
HB 5007 State Retirement
HB 5101 Education Funding
House FEFP

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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