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Legislative Update – Week 5
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Legislative Update – Week 5

Bills Actions
February 10

SB 0662    School Grading System by Wright
School Grading System; Revising the calculation of school grades to include certain students who completed a specified number of years of coursework as participants in the United States Armed Forces Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program and earned a specified score on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2020
11/06/2019    SENATE Referred to Education; Military and Veterans Affairs and Space; Rules
02/10/2020    SENATE Favorable with CS by Education; 8 Yeas, 0 Nays

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
02/10/2020    HOUSE Favorable by PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee; 8 Yeas, 0 Nays

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
02/10/2020    HOUSE Favorable with CS by PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee; 8 Yeas, 0 Nays

SB 1066    Impact Fees by Gruters
Impact Fees; Revising the conditions that counties, municipalities, and special districts must satisfy before enacting an impact fee by ordinance or passing an impact fee by resolution; providing timeframes for the collection of impact fees by local governments; requiring certain counties and municipalities to establish impact fee review committees, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2020
12/13/2019    SENATE Referred to Community Affairs; Finance and Tax; Appropriations
02/10/2020    SENATE Favorable with CS by Community Affairs; 5 Yeas, 0 Nays

SB 1100    Florida Seal of Fine Arts Program by Rouson
Florida Seal of Fine Arts Program; Establishing the Florida Seal of Fine Arts Program to recognize high school graduates who have attained a high level of skill in fine arts coursework; providing criteria to earn the Seal of Fine Arts; requiring the Commissioner of Education and school districts to perform specified duties to administer the program; prohibiting a school district or the Department of Education from charging a fee for the seal, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2020
12/13/2019    SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
02/05/2020    SENATE On Committee agenda - Education, 02/10/20, 1:30 pm, 412 K
02/10/2020    SENATE Favorable by Education; 8 Yeas, 0 Nays

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
02/10/2020    HOUSE Favorable by PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee; 8 Yeas, 0 Nays

SB 1216    Limitation on Terms of Office for Members of a District School Board by Gruters
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, etc.
02/03/2020    SENATE Favorable with CS by Ethics and Elections; 4 Yeas, 3 Nays
02/10/2020    SENATE Favorable with CS by Education; 5 Yeas, 3 Nays

SB 1550    High School Graduation Requirements by Cruz
High School Graduation Requirements; Requiring students to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid in order to be awarded a standard high school diploma; providing an exception, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2020
01/13/2020    SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
02/10/2020    SENATE Favorable by Education; 8 Yeas, 0 Nays

SB 1628    Holocaust Education by Book
Holocaust Education; Authorizing the Department of Education to contract with the Florida Holocaust Museum for specified purposes relating to required instruction, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2020
01/17/2020    SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
02/10/2020    SENATE Favorable with CS by Education; 8 Yeas, 0 Nays

SB 1644    Students With Disabilities in Public Schools by Book
Students With Disabilities in Public Schools; Requiring school districts to prohibit the use of seclusion on students with disabilities in public schools; prohibiting specified restraint techniques; requiring a video camera to be placed in specified classrooms upon the request of a parent; requiring schools to provide written notice to certain individuals of the placement of a video camera; requiring continuing education and inservice training for instructional personnel teaching students with emotional or behavioral disabilities, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2020
01/17/2020    SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
02/10/2020    SENATE Favorable by Education; 8 Yeas, 0 Nays

SB 1750    High School Graduation Requirements by Montford
High School Graduation Requirements; Revising the credit requirements to earn a standard high school diploma to include career and technical education rather than practical arts, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2020
01/17/2020    SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
02/10/2020    SENATE Favorable with CS by Education; 8 Yeas, 0 Nays

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
02/10/2020    HOUSE Favorable with CS by PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee; 8 Yeas, 0 Nays

Bills Agenda
February 11

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

HB 7063    Child Welfare by Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee
Child Welfare: Provides & revises provisions relating to child welfare, including duties of community alliances, sheriffs providing child protective investigative services, contracted attorneys, & lead agencies; creates & provides requirements for the Children's Promise tax credit; authorizes tax credit for certain contributions; requires analyses, proposals, & implementation of certain programs & curriculums. Effective Date: July 1, 2020
02/03/2020    HOUSE Referred to Ways & Means Committee; Health & Human Services Committee
02/03/2020    HOUSE Now in Ways & Means Committee
02/07/2020    HOUSE On Committee agenda - Ways & Means Committee, 02/11/20, 9:30 am, 17 H

HB 7065    School Safety by Education Committee
School Safety: Revises provisions relating to mental health assistance allocation, FortifyFL, & school safety provisions relating to Commissioner of Education, Office of Safe Schools, charter schools, school districts, threat assessment teams, safe-school officers, Florida Safe Schools Assessment Tool, & DOE; provides requirements for family reunification plans & civil citation or similar prearrest diversion programs. Effective Date: July 1, 2020
01/30/2020    HOUSE Submitted as Committee Bill and Reported Favorably with 2 Amendments by Education Committee; 15 Yeas, 0 Nays
02/07/2020    HOUSE On Committee agenda - Appropriations Committee, 02/11/20, 4:00 pm, 212 K

Bills Agenda
February 12

SB 0290    School Bus Safety by Hooper
School Bus Safety; Revising civil penalties for certain violations relating to stopping for a school bus, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2020
01/21/2020    SENATE Favorable by Infrastructure and Security; 7 Yeas, 0 Nays
02/04/2020    SENATE Favorable with CS by Judiciary; 5 Yeas, 0 Nays
02/07/2020    SENATE On Committee agenda - Rules, 02/12/20, 4:00 pm, 110 S

HB 0445    School Grading System by Sirois
School Grading System: Revises calculation of school grades to include certain students who earned specified score on ASVAB. Effective Date: July 1, 2020
02/04/2020    HOUSE Favorable with CS by PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee; 18 Yeas, 0 Nays
02/06/2020    HOUSE Reference to PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee removed; Remaining reference: Education Committee
02/10/2020    HOUSE On Committee agenda - Education Committee, 02/12/20, 10:00 am, 102 H

HB 0705    Emergency Sheltering of Persons with Pets by Killebrew
Emergency Sheltering of Persons with Pets: Requires DOE to assist DEM in determining strategies regarding evacuation of persons with pets; requires certain counties to designate shelter that can accommodate persons with pets; specifies requirements for such shelters. Effective Date: July 1, 2020
02/04/2020    HOUSE Favorable with CS by Oversight, Transparency & Public Management Subcommittee; 14 Yeas, 0 Nays
02/10/2020    HOUSE On Committee agenda - Health & Human Services Committee, 02/12/20, 10:00 am, 17 H

HB 0883    Education by Duggan
Education: Requiring DOE to maintain a disqualification list of certain individuals; revises provisions relating to employment & termination of certain public school & private school employees; revises duties of DOE, Commissioner of Education, & school districts relating to employee conduct & employment & termination of certain public school & private school employees. Effective Date: July 1, 2020
02/04/2020    HOUSE Favorable by PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee; 11 Yeas, 0 Nays
02/10/2020    HOUSE On Committee agenda - Education Committee, 02/12/20, 10:00 am, 102 H

HB 0935    Solar Energy Systems in Educational Facilities by Webb
Solar Energy Systems in Educational Facilities: Prohibits costs associated with certain solar energy systems from being included in certain cost per student station limitations. Effective Date: July 1, 2020
02/05/2020    HOUSE Favorable by Appropriations Committee; 26 Yeas, 0 Nays
02/10/2020    HOUSE On Committee agenda - Education Committee, 02/12/20, 10:00 am, 102 H

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
02/10/2020    HOUSE On Committee agenda - Education Committee, 02/12/20, 10:00 am, 102 H

HB 1083    Student Mental Health Procedures by Webb
Student Mental Health Procedures: Requires verification that certain strategies have been utilized & certain outreach has been initiated before student is removed from school, school transportation, or school-sponsored activity under specified circumstances; provides exception. Effective Date: July 1, 2020
02/05/2020    HOUSE Reference to Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee removed; Reference to Health & Human Services Committee added; Remaining references: Health & Human Services Committee, Education Committee
02/04/2020    HOUSE Favorable with CS by PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee; 17 Yeas, 0 Nays
02/10/2020    HOUSE On Committee agenda - Health & Human Services Committee, 02/12/20, 10:00 am, 17 H

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
01/29/2020    HOUSE Favorable by Appropriations Committee; 29 Yeas, 0 Nays
02/10/2020    HOUSE On Committee agenda - Education Committee, 02/12/20, 10:00 am, 102 H - PCS

HB 1213    Holocaust Education by Fine
Holocaust Education: Includes study of specified policy against anti-Semitism in specified instruction; provides school district, charter school, & DOE requirements relating to such instruction; authorizes DOE to contract with certain Holocaust educational organizations for specified purposes. Effective Date: July 1, 2020
02/04/2020    HOUSE Favorable by PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee; 11 Yeas, 0 Nays
02/10/2020    HOUSE On Committee agenda - Education Committee, 02/12/20, 10:00 am, 102 H

HB 1231    Students with Disabilities in Public Schools by DuBose
Students with Disabilities in Public Schools: Prohibits use of seclusion on students; revises provisions relating to use of restraint on certain students; provides DOE, school district, school, & personnel requirements; provides for placement of video camera in specified classrooms; provides requirements for such placement; requires continuing education & inservice training for teaching students with emotional or behavioral disabilities. Effective Date: July 1, 2020
Current Committee of Reference: House Education Committee
Actions
02/04/2020    HOUSE Favorable by PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee; 10 Yeas, 0 Nays
02/10/2020    HOUSE On Committee agenda - Education Committee, 02/12/20, 10:00 am, 102 H

HB 1335    Florida Virtual Education by LaMarca
Florida Virtual Education: Revises provisions relating to the Board of Trustees for FLVS, marketing for FLVS, virtual charter schools, & virtual instruction providers; creates executive director & OIG for FLVS. Effective Date: July 1, 2020
Current Committee of Reference: House Education Committee
Actions
02/04/2020    HOUSE Favorable with CS by PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee; 16 Yeas, 0 Nays
02/06/2020    HOUSE Reference to PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee removed; Remaining reference: Education Committee
02/10/2020    HOUSE On Committee agenda - Education Committee, 02/12/20, 10:00 am, 102 H

Bills Agenda
February 13

SB 0156    Early Childhood Music Education Incentive Pilot Program by Perry
Early Childhood Music Education Incentive Pilot Program; Extending the scheduled expiration of the pilot program; revising an eligibility requirement, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2020
11/12/2019    SENATE Favorable with CS by Education; 8 Yeas, 0 Nays
02/10/2020    SENATE On Committee agenda - Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, 02/13/20, 10:00 am, 412 K

SB 0866    Florida Talent Development Council by Diaz
Florida Talent Development Council; Requiring the council to submit, by a specified date, a report with recommendations related to the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program, or a similar program, to the Governor, the Legislature, the Board of Governors, and the State Board of Education; requiring the P-TECH program to incorporate secondary and postsecondary education with workforce education and work experience, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
01/21/2020    SENATE Favorable by Education; 8 Yeas, 0 Nays
02/10/2020    SENATE On Committee agenda - Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, 02/13/20, 10:00 am, 412 K

SB 0918    Civic Education by Brandes
Civic Education; Requiring the Commissioner of Education to develop minimum criteria for a nonpartisan civic literacy practicum for high school students, beginning with a specified school year; authorizing students to apply the hours they devote to practicum activities to certain community service requirements; requiring the State Board of Education to designate certain high schools as Freedom Schools, based on criteria the board establishes relating to students’ civic learning and civic engagement, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Current Committee of Reference: Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
Actions
01/21/2020    SENATE Favorable by Education; 8 Yeas, 0 Nays
02/10/2020    SENATE On Committee agenda - Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, 02/13/20, 10:00 am, 412 K

SB 1420    Charter Schools by Flores
Charter Schools; Prohibiting sponsors from refusing to receive a charter school application submitted during the calendar year; revising how charter schools operated by not-for-profit or municipal entities may use certain unrestricted current and capital assets; specifying how many applications a high-performing charter school may submit in any school district in the state to establish and operate a new charter school; revising the virtual instruction a virtual charter school may provide, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2020
01/21/2020    SENATE Favorable with CS by Education; 6 Yeas, 2 Nays
02/10/2020    SENATE On Committee agenda - Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, 02/13/20, 10:00 am, 412 K

SB 7012    Mental Health by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
Mental Health; Providing additional duties for the Statewide Office for Suicide Prevention; requiring the Department of Transportation to work with the office in developing a plan relating to evidence-based suicide deterrents in certain locations; requiring that certain information be provided to the guardian or representative of a minor patient released from involuntary examination; requiring specified persons to complete certain suicide prevention education courses by a specified date; providing that persons providing certain emergency care are not liable for civil damages or penalties under certain circumstances, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2020
11/21/2019    SENATE Referred to Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations
02/10/2020    SENATE On Committee agenda - Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, 02/13/20, 12:30 pm, 412 K

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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