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Legislative Update – Week 8
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Legislative Update – Week 8

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE ON WEEK 8

BREAKING NEWS - Yesterday the Senate countered the House on teacher salary, increasing the salary allocation but decreasing the BSA and saying they intended to find additional funds to cover the FRS increase. Today the chair of the House Education Committee, Representative Jennifer Sullivan, dropped an amendment to HB 7103 dealing with pay. This is a very bad amendment which we believe is being driven by Commissioner Corcoran as a retaliation for the Senate trying to improve the salary proposal.

The amendment would essentially take away our right to bargain over salaries, excludes any non-classroom teacher (including pre-k) for 2020-2021, does not guarantee the money past 2020-2021, requires that increasing beginning teacher pay is the priority, at the expense of all others, from this point forward, requires DOE approval of salary plans using the salary enhancement line item for 2020-21 and requires districts to submit all future salary plans to DOE.

Floor Actions
March 5 & 6

Senate

Third Reading (March 5)
SB 1696    Student Athletes (HB 7011by Perry (HB 7011 K-12 Student Athletes)
03/04/2020    SENATE Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 7011; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 7011
03/04/2020    SENATE Withdrawn from Education; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Rules; Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading; Substituted for SB 1696; Read Second Time; Amendment Adopted (632478); Placed on Third Reading, 03/05/20
03/05/2020    SENATE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 40 Yeas / 0 Nays)
03/05/2020    HOUSE In returning messages

SB 7012    Mental Health by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
03/04/2020    SENATE Read Second Time; Placed on Third Reading, 03/05/20
03/05/2020    SENATE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 40 Yeas / 0 Nays)
03/05/2020    HOUSE In Messages

Third Reading (March 6)
SB 290 (HB 37 by Zika)  School Bus Safety   by Hooper
03/05/2020    SENATE Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 0037; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 0037
03/06/2020    SENATE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 39 Yeas / 0 Nays)

SB 7040    Implementation of the Recommendations of the Marjory Stonema...  by Education
03/05/2020    SENATE Temporarily Postponed on Second Reading
03/05/2020    SENATE Retained on Special Order Calendar

SB 70    Alert Systems in Public Schools  by Book
03/06/2020    SENATE Read Third Time; Amendment Adopted (530484); Passed (Vote: 40 Yeas / 0 Nays)

SB 752    Emergency Sheltering of Persons with Pets (HB 705)  by Bean
03/05/2020    SENATE Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 0705; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 0705
03/06/2020    SENATE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 39 Yeas / 0 Nays)
03/06/2020    HOUSE Ordered enrolled

SB 7000    Reporting Abuse, Abandonment, and Neglect   by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
03/05/2020    SENATE Read Second Time; Placed on Third Reading, 03/06/20
03/06/2020    SENATE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 38 Yeas / 0 Nays)

Special Order
SB 1628    Holocaust Education   by Book
03/05/2020    SENATE Temporarily Postponed on Second Reading
03/05/2020    SENATE Retained on Special Order Calendar

SB 156    Early Childhood Music Education Incentive Pilot Program  by Perry
03/06/2020    SENATE Read Second Time; Amendment Adopted (321480); Ordered engrossed; Placed on Third Reading, 03/09/20

SB 1066    Impact Feesby Gruters
03/06/2020    SENATE Read Second Time; Placed on Third Reading, 03/09/20

House
Third Reading
HB 7063    Child Welfare by Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee
03/05/2020    HOUSE Read Second Time; Amendment Withdrawn (886393); Placed on Third Reading, 03/06/20
03/06/2020    HOUSE Temporarily Postponed on Third Reading

HB 945    Children's Mental Health  by Silvers
03/06/2020    HOUSE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 110 Yeas / 0 Nays)
03/06/2020    SENATE In Messages
03/06/2020    SENATE Received; Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations

HB 23    Panic Alarms in Public Schools (SB 70 by Book) by Gottlieb
03/05/2020    HOUSE Read Second Time; Amendment Withdrawn (931007); Amendment Adopted (647803); Placed on Third Reading, 03/06/20
03/06/2020    HOUSE Temporarily Postponed on Third Reading

Special Order
HB 7067    Education  by Education Committee
03/06/2020    HOUSE Read Second Time; Amendment Failed (841565, 130329, 837673, 856839); Amendment Adopted (90379); Placed on Third Reading, 03/09/20

HB 7103    Education  by Education Committee
03/06/2020    HOUSE Read Second Time; Amendments Adopted (029327, 516711, 047307, 092021)

HB 1013    Early Learning and Early Grade Success  by Grall
03/06/2020    HOUSE Read Second Time; Amendments Adopted (297439, 689275, 661847, 768555, 274711); Placed on Third Reading, 03/09/20

HB 1059    Parental Rights  by Grall
03/06/2020    HOUSE Read Second Time; Amendments Adopted (524171, 193191); Amendments Failed (967535, 455883, 741543); Placed on Third Reading, 03/09/20

HB 641    Funds for the Operation of Schools  by Plasencia
03/06/2020    HOUSE Read Second Time; Amendment Adopted (175779); Placed on Third Reading, 03/09/20

HB 1213    Holocaust Education  by Fine
03/06/2020    HOUSE Read Second Time; Amendment Adopted (292289); Placed on Third Reading, 03/09/20

HB 1335    Florida Virtual Education  by LaMarca
03/06/2020    HOUSE Read Second Time; Amendment Adopted (371821); Placed on Third Reading, 03/09/20

HB 7079    Education  by PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee
03/06/2020    HOUSE Read Second Time; Amendments Adopted (863257, 957307, 177341, 456069, 480151, 141393, 903163); Placed on Third Reading, 03/09/20

HB 1231    Students with Disabilities in Public Schools  by DuBose
03/06/2020    HOUSE Read Second Time; Amendment Adopted (942395); Placed on Third Reading, 03/09/20

HB 1083    Student Mental Health Procedures  by Webb
03/06/2020    HOUSE Read Second Time; Amendment Adopted (316531); Placed on Third Reading, 03/09/20

Budget Info

Senate Appropriations Chair Bradley announced that the House and Senate have agreed on allocations. Conferees will be announced tonight. The first conference meeting is tentatively scheduled for 2:00PM Saturday. Unresolved issues will tentatively bump to budget chairs by 1:00PM Monday, March 9.

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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