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Legislative Update – Week 6
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Legislative Update – Week 6

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FOR WEEK OF MARCH 2-6, 2020

We have heard that a massive education train bill is being formed which includes a massive expansion of charters, a tax give away for charters, putting cameras in ESE classrooms ( a pilot program for Volusia and Broward), changes to seclusion and restraint processes, a new pre-apprenticeship program, changes to virtual education programs, changes in testing, changes in the CAPE program, changes in Dual enrollment, repeal of the Best and Brightest program and contains language on teacher salaries.

STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES AS WE GET THEM!

Floor Action
February 27

Senate Floor - February 26
Third Reading
SB 0434    Designation of School Grades    by Montford
02/26/2020    SENATE Read Second Time; Amendment Adopted (178310); Ordered Engrossed; Placed on Third Reading, 03/03/20

SB 0486    Florida Best and Brightest Programs    by Bradley
02/26/2020    SENATE Read Second Time; Placed on Third Reading, 03/03/20

Bill Actions
February 27

Senate Appropriations Committee - Agenda - 9am - 6pm
SB 0070    Panic Alarms in Public Schools    by Book
02/27/2020    SENATE Favorable with CS by Appropriations; 19 Yeas, 0 Nays

SB 0836    Funds for the Operation of Schools    by Simmons
02/27/2020    SENATE Favorable by Appropriations; 18 Yeas, 0 Nays

SB 0918    Civic Education    by Brandes
02/27/2020    SENATE Favorable by Appropriations; 19 Yeas, 0 Nays

SB 1066    Impact Fees    by Gruters
02/27/2020    SENATE Temporarily Postponed by Appropriations
02/27/2020    SENATE On Committee agenda - Appropriations, 03/03/20, 1:00 pm, 412 K


SB 1628    Holocaust Education    by Book
02/27/2020    SENATE Favorable with CS by Appropriations; 19 Yeas, 0 Nays

SB 7012    Mental Health    by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
02/27/2020    SENATE Favorable with CS by Appropriations; 18 Yeas, 0 Nays

Bills on Agenda
March 2

Senate Rules - Agenda - 12pm
SB 0946    Moments of Silence in Public Schools by Baxley
SB 1216    Limitation on Terms of Office for Members of a District School Board by Gruters
SB 1634    Parental Rights  by Stargel

Bills on Agenda
March 3

Senate Appropriations Committee - Agenda - 1pm - 6pm
SB 0062    K-12 Education   by Stargel
SB 0156    Early Childhood Music Education Incentive Pilot Program  by Perry
SB 0190    Medicaid School-based Services  by Montford
SB 1066    Impact Fees  by Gruters
SB 1220    Education  by Diaz

Floor Agenda
March 3

House Floor
Special Order
HB 0705    Emergency Sheltering of Persons with Pets    by Killebrew
HB 0001    Dues and Uniform Assessmentsby Grant (J)
HB 7065    School Safety    by Education Committee
HB 0737    Moments of Silence in Public Schools   by Daniels 

Senate Floor
Third Reading
SB 0434    Designation of School Grades  by Montford
SB 0486    Florida Best and Brightest Programs  by Bradley
Special Order
SB 0662    Education and the Military  by Wright

Budget Info

Senate and House pass their budgets on February 13. The process now moves to Conference. House will host the Budget, therefore the House Bill will be the bill tracked.

HB 5001    General Appropriations Act by Appropriations Committee

HB 5003    Implementing the 2020-2021 General Appropriations Act by Appropriations Committee

HB 5007    State-administered Retirement Systems by Appropriations Committee

HB 5101    Education Funding by Appropriations Committee

Senate FEFP

House FEFP

Budget Comparison - Side by Side

Impact of Salary Proposals on Pasco

Teacher Salaries - Senate v House Comparison

Teacher Salary Increase Allocation Comparison

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%)

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