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    December 2-3, 2021
    FL DOE Pasco County Schools 2022 Session FSBA/NSBA Vaxx CRT School Safety Parkland Hillsborough Miami-Dade Michigan Shooting 2022 Election
    Committee Actions
    November 30 - December 2
    Tuesday, November 30
    Senate Education  Committee Packet  Watch Recorded Meeting
    SB 0410    Photographic Enforcement of School Zone Speed Limits by Rodriguez (A) - Favorable by Education; 10 Yeas, 0 Nays
    SB 0418    Assistive Technology Advisory Council by Pizzo - Favorable by Education; 10 Yeas, 0 Nays
    SB 0480    Required Instruction in Public Schools by Burgess - Favorable by Education; 10 Yeas, 0 Nays
    SB 0506    Hope Scholarship Program by Diaz - Favorable by Education; 6 Yeas, 4 Nays
    SB 0522    Full-time Equivalent Student Membership for International Ge... by Bradley - Favorable by Education; 10 Yeas, 0 Nays
    SB 0538    Private Instructional Personnel Providing Applied Behavior A... by Hooper - Favorable by Education; 10 Yeas, 0 Nays
    SB 0622    Florida Institute for Charter School Innovation by Diaz - Favorable by Education; 7 Yeas, 3 Nays
    SB 0638    Early Childhood Music Education Incentive Pilot Program by Perry - Favorable by Education; 10 Yeas, 0 Nays
    SB 0758    Education (Charter Commission) Amendment by Diaz - Favorable with CS by Education; 7 Yeas, 3 Nays
    SB 0790    Computer Science and Technology Instruction by Hooper - Favorable by Education; 10 Yeas, 0 Nays

    Senate Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
    SB 0764    Step Into Success Internship Program by Albritton - Favorable by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; 7 Yeas, 0 Nays

    Senate Ethics and Elections          Watch Recorded Meeting
    SB 0244    Partisan Elections for Members of District School Boards by Gruters - Favorable by Ethics and Elections; 5 Yeas, 4 Nays     

    House Commerce Committee       Watch Recorded Meeting
    Panel Discussion on School Concurrency   

    Wednesday, December 1
    House Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee  Committee Packet    Watch Recorded Meeting
    Presentation on electrocardiograms for student athletes
    Presentation on transparency requirements relating to curriculum and instruction and school district budgeting and accountability

    House Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee    Watch Recorded Meeting
    Consideration of Bills on Agenda
    HB 0153    Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military C... by Altman - Favorable with CS by Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee; 17 Yeas, 0 Nays
    HB 0225    Charter School Charters by Hawkins - Favorable with CS by Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee; 17 Yeas, 0 Nays

    Thursday, December 2
    House PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee Committee Packet   Watch Recorded Meeting
    Consideration of Bills on Agenda
    Presentation and Discussion on the Results of the Final Calculation of the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Florida Education Finance Program
    HB 2713    School Bond Issuance Database by Latvala - Favorable by PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee; 14 Yeas, 0 Nays
    Legislation of Interest
    HB 0035 Partisan Elections for Members of District School Boards by Roach
      Partisan Elections for Members of District School Boards: Proposing amendments to State Constitution to require members of district school board to be elected in partisan election.
      Actions
      09/17/2021 HOUSE Now in Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee
     
    HB 0051 Required Instruction in the History of the Holocaust and the History of African Americans by Thompson
      Required Instruction in the History of the Holocaust and the History of African Americans: Requires DOE to prepare standards & curriculum related to history of African Americans; provides for development of specified training & resources; provides requirements for specified entities relating to history of Holocaust & history of African Americans instruction; provides for inclusion of such content in certain statewide, standardized assessments. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      09/17/2021 HOUSE Now in Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee
     
    HB 0057 Racial and Sexual Discrimination by Fine
      Racial and Sexual Discrimination: Prohibits state agencies, counties, municipalities, & public K-20 educational institutions from providing mandatory training for employees or students which espouses certain concepts; requires certain diversity & inclusion efforts; requires DMS, in consultation with Florida Commission on Human Relations, to review agency diversity & inclusion training; requires contracts with agency to include option to terminate if contractor provides workforce training that espouses certain concepts; requires contractor to submit certification; requires each agency to report violations; authorizes contractor's placement on discriminatory vendor list. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      09/17/2021 HOUSE Now in Education & Employment Committee
     
    HB 0059 Electrocardiograms for Student Athletes by Hawkins
      Electrocardiograms for Student Athletes: Requires certain students to receive electrocardiogram to participate in interscholastic athletic competition; provides exemption from such procedure; provides requirements for such exemption. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      09/17/2021 HOUSE Now in Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee
     
    HB 0075 Limiting COVID-19 Restrictions by Sabatini
      Limiting COVID-19 Restrictions: Prohibits state or any political subdivision from enacting mask mandate; provides any such mandate is void; prohibits state & local governments from requiring COVID-19 vaccinations, issuing vaccine passports or other standardized documentation to third parties, or otherwise publishing or sharing COVID-19 vaccination records; prohibits businesses from requiring customers to provide documentation certifying COVID-19 vaccination or COVID-19 post-transmission recovery or discriminating against customers on basis of their COVID-19 vaccination status or COVID-19 post-transmission recovery status; declares certain actions based on vaccination status or having immunity passport are unlawful discriminatory practices. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
      Actions
      09/17/2021 HOUSE Now in Pandemics & Public Emergencies Committee
     
    HB 0077 Commissioner of Education by Driskell
      Commissioner of Education: Proposes amendments to the State Constitution to provide for election of Commissioner of Education & his or her inclusion as a member of the Cabinet & the State Board of Education.
      Actions
      09/22/2021 HOUSE Now in Education & Employment Committee
     
    HB 0125 Compulsory School Attendance by Chambliss
      Compulsory School Attendance: Revises required age for compulsory school attendance from 16 to 18 years of age; removes requirement that student's parent sign declaration of intent to terminate school enrollment; removes requirement that school district notify student's parent upon receipt of such declaration. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      09/29/2021 HOUSE Now in Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee
     
    HB 0129 Insurance Coverage for At-home COVID-19 Test Kits by Zika
      Insurance Coverage for At-home COVID-19 Test Kits: Requires health insurers & health maintenance organizations to provide 100 percent coverage for at-home COVID-19 test kits; provides for expiration of insurance coverage. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
      Actions
      09/29/2021 HOUSE Now in Finance & Facilities Subcommittee
     
    HB 0153 Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children by Altman
      Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children: Extends scheduled repeal of compact & related provisions. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
      Actions
      11/23/2021 HOUSE On Committee agenda - Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee, 12/01/21, 1:30 pm, 102 H
     
    HB 0155 Certificates of Completion by Valdes
      Certificates of Completion: Provides students who have been awarded certificate of completion are eligible to enroll in certain programs; requires identification of such programs by charter technical career centers; & requires students who will be awarded certificate of completion to be advised of specified educational options. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      09/29/2021 HOUSE Now in Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee
     
    HB 0165 School Teacher Training and Mentoring Program by Hinson
      School Teacher Training and Mentoring Program: Establishes School Teacher Training and Mentoring Program within DOE; provides for award of stipends for classroom teacher mentorship; provides DOE & school district responsibilities relating to development of policies, curriculum, & best practices relating to classroom instruction. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      09/29/2021 HOUSE Now in Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee
     
    HB 0173 Care of Students with Epilepsy or Seizure Disorders by Duran
      Care of Students with Epilepsy or Seizure Disorders: Provides for creation of individualized seizure action plan for students with epilepsy or seizure disorders to receive health care at school; provides requirements for such students' parents, school nurses, certain school employees & plan; provides requirements for trainings relating to care of such students; requires school districts to provide specified information & training to school bus drivers; provides immunity from liability. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
      Actions
      09/29/2021 HOUSE Now in Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee
     
    HB 0175 Menstrual Hygiene Products in Public Schools by Grieco
      Menstrual Hygiene Products in Public Schools: Defines "menstrual hygiene products"; requires school districts to make menstrual hygiene products available, at no charge, in each school nurse's office or other physical school facility for health services. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      09/29/2021 HOUSE Now in Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee
     
    HB 0179 Photographic Enforcement of School Bus Safety by Altman
      Photographic Enforcement of School Bus Safety: Authorizes school districts to install & operate side stop signal arm enforcement systems on school buses; requires manufacturers & vendors to submit specified information to law enforcement agencies within specified timeframe; requires law enforcement agencies to review such information to determine whether violation occurred; provides notice requirements & procedures; provides payment of fine operates as final disposition of civil penalty; provides notice requirements, procedures, & actions by DSHMV for unpaid civil penalties; specifies requirements of use of recorded video & still images captured by system; provides civil penalties. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      10/06/2021 HOUSE Now in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
     
    SB 0188 Civic Literacy Education by Brandes
      Civic Literacy Education; Requiring the Commissioner of Education to develop criteria for a civic literacy practicum that meets certain goals; authorizing the practicum to be incorporated into a school’s curriculum beginning in a specified school year; establishing the Citizen Scholar Program within the University of South Florida; prohibiting engaging in protest civics from counting toward credit under the Citizen Scholar Program, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      09/21/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    HB 0189 Photographic Enforcement of School Zone Speed Limits by Duran
      Photographic Enforcement of School Zone Speed Limits: Authorizes counties & municipalities to enforce school speed zones through use of speed detection systems; authorizes person who receives notification of violation to request hearing; requires counties & municipalities to pay certain funds to DOR; provides for distribution of funds; provides notification requirements & procedures; provides criminal penalties; specifies evidence that is admissible in certain proceedings; provides requirements for speed detection systems; prohibits points from being imposed against driver license for certain infractions; prohibits infractions from being used to set motor vehicle insurance rates. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
      Actions
      10/06/2021 HOUSE Now in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
     
    HB 0191 Fee Waivers For Students Living in Recovery Residence by Skidmore
      Fee Waivers For Students Living in Recovery Residence: Authorizes FCS institutions, career centers, & charter technical career centers to waive out-of-state fees for students living in recovery residence; prohibits tuition & fees charged to student who is granted waiver from exceeding tuition & fees charged to resident student; provides requirements for such students & waivers. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      10/06/2021 HOUSE Now in Post-Secondary Education & Lifelong Learning Subcommittee
     
    SB 0192 Commissioner of Education by Cruz
      Commissioner of Education; Proposing amendments to the State Constitution to provide for the election of the Commissioner of Education and his or her inclusion as a member of the Cabinet and the State Board of Education, etc.
      Actions
      09/21/2021 SENATE Referred to Ethics and Elections; Education; Rules
     
    HB 0203 Student Fee Exemptions by Duran
      Student Fee Exemptions: Revises fee waiver eligibility for students who are or were placed in custody of relative or nonrelative to include students placed prior to specified date. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      10/06/2021 HOUSE Now in Post-Secondary Education & Lifelong Learning Subcommittee
     
    SB 0212 Fairness In Women’s Sports Act by Farmer, Jr.
      Fairness in Women’s Sports Act; Citing this act as the “Let Kids Play Act”; repealing provisions relating to the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      09/21/2021 SENATE Referred to Health Policy; Education; Rules
     
    HB 0225 Charter School Charters by Hawkins
      Charter School Charters: Revises provisions relating to consolidation of multiple charter into single charter, renewals, nonrenewals, & terminations of charters. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/23/2021 HOUSE On Committee agenda - Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee, 12/01/21, 1:30 pm, 102 H
     
    HB 0229 Guidance Services on Academic and Career Planning by Arrington
      Guidance Services on Academic and Career Planning: Requires students & parents be informed of certain acceleration, academic, & career planning options; requires personalized academic & career plan be developed in consultation with certified school counselor for certain students; requires certain information to be included in such plan. Effective Date: July 1, 2021
      Actions
      10/22/2021 HOUSE Now in Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee
     
    HB 0235 Restraint of Students with Disabilities in Public Schools by Plasencia
      Restraint of Students with Disabilities in Public Schools: Prohibits school personnel from using mechanical restraint on students with disabilities. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      10/22/2021 HOUSE Now in Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee
     
    SB 0236 Children with Developmental Delays by Jones
      Children with Developmental Delays; Revising the definition of the term “exceptional student” to include additional students with developmental delays, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/02/2021 SENATE Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
     
    SB 0242 Racial and Sexual Discrimination by Gruters
      Racial and Sexual Discrimination; Requiring each agency head to take certain measures to prevent the use of training for agency employees which espouses certain concepts; authorizing municipalities to provide certain training, workshops, or programming; prohibiting municipalities from providing mandatory employee training that espouses certain concepts; requiring contracts with an agency which are entered into or renewed on or after a specified date to include the option to terminate if the contractor provides workforce training that espouses certain concepts; requiring public K-20 educational institutions to ensure certain diversity and inclusion efforts and to prohibit certain discrimination, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      10/13/2021 SENATE Referred to Judiciary; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules
     
    HB 0243 Exemption from Taxation for Educational Properties by Roth
      Exemption from Taxation for Educational Properties: Exempts from taxation property used by educational institutions that hold leasehold interests exceeding specified number of years. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/03/2021 Bill to be Discussed During the Office of EDR's Revenue Estimating Impact Conference, 11/05/21, 1:30 pm, 117 K (No Votes Will Be Taken)
     
    SB 0244 Partisan Elections for Members of District School Boards by Gruters
      Partisan Elections for Members of District School Boards; Proposing amendments to the State Constitution to require members of a district school board to be elected in a partisan election, etc.
      Actions
      12/01/2021 SENATE Now in Education
     
    SB 0248 Student Health Services by Book
      Student Health Services; Citing this act as the “Learning with Dignity Act”; defining the term “menstrual hygiene products”; requiring school districts to make menstrual hygiene products available, at no charge, in each school nurse’s office or other physical school facility for health services, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      10/13/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    HB 0255 Private Instructional Personnel Providing Applied Behavior Analysis Services by Plasencia
      Private Instructional Personnel Providing Applied Behavior Analysis Services: Revises definition of "private instructional personnel" to include certain registered behavior technicians. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      10/22/2021 HOUSE Now in Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee
     
    SB 0268 Proclamation of “Victims of Communism Day” by Diaz
      Proclamation of “Victims of Communism Day”; Requiring the Governor to annually proclaim November 7 as “Victims of Communism Day”; requiring the day to be observed in public schools and by public exercise; requiring a day other than November 7 to be observed by public schools under a specified circumstance; requiring certain high school students to receive specified instruction on Victims of Communism Day, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
      Actions
      11/02/2021 SENATE Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
     
    SB 0270 Funds for Student Transportation by Hutson
      Funds for Student Transportation; Modifying requirements for determining student membership in a school district in order to determine the annual allocation for funding for student transportation, etc. Effective Date: 07/01/2022
      Actions
      11/02/2021 SENATE Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
     
    HB 0277 Early Childhood Music Education Incentive Pilot Program by Clemons
      Early Childhood Music Education Incentive Pilot Program: Extends expiration date of Early Childhood Music Education Incentive Pilot Program. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
      Actions
      10/22/2021 HOUSE Now in Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee
     
    HB 0289 School Absence Due to Sickness or Injury by Valdes
      School Absence Due to Sickness or Injury: Authorizes district school boards to determine licensed professionals that may attest to sickness or injury for certain exemption to attendance policy. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      10/22/2021 HOUSE Now in Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee
     
    SB 0298 Teacher Salaries by Book
      Teacher Salaries; Requiring each school district that has not yet reached a specified minimum base salary to use its share of the teacher salary increase allocation in a specified manner; authorizing school districts that have met the minimum base salary for full-time classroom teachers to use funds to raise the salaries of specified personnel; authorizing, instead of prohibiting, district school boards to use advanced degrees as a criterion in setting a salary schedule for certain personnel; authorizing certain instructional personnel to continue to use a salary schedule adopted before a district school board adopts a performance salary schedule or opt into the performance salary schedule, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      10/13/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    HB 0301 Financial Disclosures for Elected Local Officers by Roach
      Financial Disclosures for Elected Local Officers: Requires specified local officers to file full & public disclosure of financial interests. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      10/26/2021 HOUSE Now in Public Integrity & Elections Committee
     
    SB 0304 Student Fee Exemptions by Garcia
      Student Fee Exemptions; Revising fee waiver eligibility for students who are or were placed in the custody of a relative or nonrelative to include students placed prior to a specified date, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      10/13/2021 SENATE Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    SB 0318 Florida Seal of Fine Arts Program by Rouson
      Florida Seal of Fine Arts Program: Establishing the Florida Seal of Fine Arts Program within the Department of Education; specifying eligibility requirements for the awarding of a 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: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/02/2021 SENATE Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
     
    SB 0328 Insurance Coverage for At-home COVID-19 Test Kits by Rodriguez (A)
      Insurance Coverage for At-home COVID-19 Test Kits; Defining the term “at-home COVID-19 test kit”; requiring health insurers and health maintenance organizations to provide 100 percent coverage for at-home COVID-19 test kits; providing for expiration of the insurance coverage, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
      Actions
      10/13/2021 SENATE Referred to Banking and Insurance; Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government; Appropriations
     
    SB 0340 Care of Students with Epilepsy or Seizure Disorders by Garcia
      Care of Students with Epilepsy or Seizure Disorders; Providing for the creation of an individualized seizure action plan for a student with epilepsy or seizure disorders to receive health care at school; requiring school nurses or appropriate school employees to coordinate the care of such students and ensure that specified training is provided to specified school employees and individuals; requiring school districts to provide specified information and training to school bus drivers who transport students with epilepsy or seizure disorders; providing immunity from liability under certain conditions, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
      Actions
      10/13/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    HB 0343 Mental Health Professional Licensure by Koster
      Mental Health Professional Licensure: Revises educational requirements for marriage & family therapist & mental health counselor licenses. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
      Actions
      11/05/2021 HOUSE Now in Professions & Public Health Subcommittee
     
    HB 0361 Required Instruction in Social Media Literacy by Yarborough
      Required Instruction in Social Media Literacy: Requires members of instructional staff of public schools to provide instruction on social media literacy; defines "social media"; requires district school boards to make social media literacy instructional material available online. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/05/2021 HOUSE Now in Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee
     
    HB 0365 Computer Science Instruction in K-12 Public Schools by Hawkins
      Computer Science Instruction in K-12 Public Schools: Provides requirements for computer science instruction in K-12 public schools; provides for professional development & training in computer science for instructional personnel & for bonuses for certain instructional personnel. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/05/2021 HOUSE Now in Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee
     
    SB 0390 Restraint of Students with Disabilities in Public Schools by Book
      Restraint of Students with Disabilities in Public Schools; Prohibiting school personnel from using mechanical restraint on students with disabilities; providing exceptions, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      10/13/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    HB 0395 Victims of Communism Day by Borrero
      Victims of Communism Day: Requires Governor to proclaim November 7 of each year as "Victims of Communism Day"; requires day to be observed in public schools & by public exercise; requires certain high school students to receive specified instruction. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
      Actions
      11/05/2021 HOUSE Now in Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee
     
    SB 0400 Guidance Services for Academic and Career Planning by Bracy
      Guidance Services for Academic and Career Planning; Requiring district school boards to inform students and parents of certain acceleration, academic, and career planning options; requiring certain information to be included in such notification; requiring a personalized academic and career plan be developed in consultation with a certified school counselor for certain students, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      10/13/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Commerce and Tourism; Rules
     
    SB 0410 Photographic Enforcement of School Zone Speed Limits by Rodriguez (A)
      Photographic Enforcement of School Zone Speed Limits; Authorizing counties and municipalities to enforce school speed zones through the use of speed detection systems; authorizing counties and municipalities to install, or contract with a vendor to install, speed detection systems; requiring counties and municipalities that install speed detection systems to provide certain notification to the public; authorizing counties and municipalities to authorize traffic infraction enforcement officers to issue certain traffic citations, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
      Actions
      11/30/2021 SENATE Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development
     
    HB 0415 Native Language Assessments in Public Schools by Plasencia
      Native Language Assessments in Public Schools: Provides for administration of certain assessments in specified language under certain circumstances; authorizes certain students of limited English choose to have certain assessments administered in their native language or English; provides DOE & SBE duties relating to assessments in native languages. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/05/2021 HOUSE Now in Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee
     
    HB 0429 Private Schools by Goff-Marcil
      Private Schools: Revises provisions relating to private school participation in certain educational scholarship programs. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/10/2021 HOUSE Now in Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee
     
    SB 0430 Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children by Wright
      Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children; Extending the scheduled repeal of the compact and related provisions, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
      Actions
      10/21/2021 SENATE Referred to Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security; Appropriations
     
    HB 0443 Athletic Associations by Beltran
      Athletic Associations: Authorizes specified parties to approve athletic associations that meet certain requirements; provides private schools & public schools are considered high schools; provides athletic associations are subject to certain requirements; requires athletic associations to adopt bylaws & appeals process. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/10/2021 HOUSE Now in Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee
     
    HB 0447 Required Instruction in the History of African Americans by Trabulsy
      Required Instruction in the History of African Americans: Provides instructional staff of public schools are encouraged to include history of local African-American cemeteries in study of history of African Americans. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/10/2021 HOUSE Now in Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee
     
    HB 0461 Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program Student Service Requirements by Melo
      Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program Student Service Requirements: Authorizes student's service requirements for award under Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program to be paid rather than volunteer; authorizes, rather than requiring, student to identify specified interest or develop plan for his or her service requirements. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/10/2021 HOUSE Now in Post-Secondary Education & Lifelong Learning Subcommittee
     
    HB 0477 Certification of Individuals who Provide Child and Adult Protective Services by Caruso
      Certification of Individuals who Provide Child and Adult Protective Services: Requires DCF to approve third-party credentialing entities to certify persons who serve central abuse hotline & provide adult protective services; requires DCF to approve entities that meet certain requirements; requires certain personnel to be certified by specified date; provides review & appeal process for certifications or sanctions that are imposed by third-party credentialing entity. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
      Actions
      11/10/2021 HOUSE Now in Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee
     
    SB 0480 Required Instruction in Public Schools by Burgess
      Required Instruction in Public Schools; Requiring members of the instructional staff of public schools to provide instruction on social media literacy; defining the term “social media”; requiring district school boards to make social media literacy instructional material available online, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/30/2021 SENATE Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
     
    HB 0487 State Scholarship Programs by Bush III
      State Scholarship Programs: Renames Opportunity Scholarship Program, Family Empowerment Scholarship Program, Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program, Hope Scholarship Program, & reading scholarship accounts to honor Mary McLeod Bethune. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/10/2021 HOUSE Now in Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee
     
    SB 0488 Education Recovery Scholarship Accounts by Brodeur
      Education Recovery Scholarship Accounts; Establishing education recovery scholarship accounts; providing the purpose of the accounts; specifying eligibility requirements; providing requirements for parent and student participation; prohibiting providers from sharing scholarship account moneys with parents or students; prohibiting a parent, student, or provider from billing specified entities for the same services that are paid for using scholarship account funds; specifying Department of Education scholarship obligations; specifying school district scholarship obligations; providing for funding and payment of scholarships; providing immunity from liability for the state, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      10/21/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    SB 0490 Required Instruction in the History of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders by Stewart
      Required Instruction in the History of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders; Requiring the history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to be included in specified instruction, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      10/21/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    HB 0497 Lee County School District, Lee County by Persons-Mulicka
      Lee County School District, Lee County: Repeals Lee County School Board resolution which provides for appointed superintendent of schools; provides for elected superintendent of schools & referendum. Effective Date: upon its approval by a majority vote of the qualified electors of Lee County voting in a referendum conducted in accordance with the provisions of law relating to elections currently in force
      Actions
      11/19/2021 HOUSE Now in Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee
     
    HB 0501 Prohibition of Public Funds for Lobbying by Gregory
      Prohibition of Public Funds for Lobbying: Prohibits local governments and not-for-profit organizations from using public funds to retain lobbyists; provides exceptions for local government full-time employees; provides sanctions for violations; authorizes people to file complaints with the Commission on Ethics; requires commission to provide a report to specified entities; specifies procedures for disciplining violators. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/19/2021 HOUSE Now in Public Integrity & Elections Committee
     
    SB 0506 Hope Scholarship Program by Diaz
      Hope Scholarship Program; Revising the purpose of the Hope Scholarship Program; revising program eligibility; providing for the use of funds under the program; revising school district, Department of Education, parent, and nonprofit scholarship-funding organization obligations under the program; authorizing payment of scholarship funds by organizations to be made by deposit into the student’s account instead of by individual warrant made payable to the student’s parent, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/30/2021 SENATE Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
     
    SB 0514 Workforce Education Requirements by Burgess
      Workforce Education Requirements; Authorizing state governmental employing agencies to substitute equivalent work experience in lieu of a postsecondary education requirement for a position of employment if certain conditions are met; requiring a county, municipality, or special district, respectively, that elects to substitute equivalent work experience in lieu of a postsecondary education requirement for a position of employment to include a certain notice in job advertisements for the position, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/03/2021 SENATE Referred to Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Community Affairs; Rules
     
    SB 0520 Public Records And Public Meetings by Brandes
      Public Records and Public Meetings; Providing an exemption from public records requirements for any personal identifying information of an applicant for president of a state university or a Florida College System institution held by a state university or a Florida College System institution; providing an exemption from public meeting requirements for any portion of a meeting held for the purpose of identifying or vetting applicants for president of a state university or a Florida College System institution, including any portion of a meeting which would disclose certain personal identifying information of such applicants; providing for future legislative review and repeal of the exemptions; providing a statement of public necessity, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/03/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules
     
    SB 0522 Full-time Equivalent Student Membership for International General Certificate of Secondary Education Students by Bradley
      Full-time Equivalent Student Membership for International General Certificate of Secondary Education Students; Providing a specified amount of full-time equivalent membership for each student enrolled in an International General Certificate of Secondary Education (pre-AICE) course who receives a score of “E” or higher on the corresponding pre-AICE subject examination, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/30/2021 SENATE Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
     
    SB 0532 Private Schools by Stewart
      Private Schools; Revising requirements that private schools participating in certain educational scholarship programs must meet; revising parent and student responsibilities for participating in the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program; revising school district obligations under the Hope Scholarship Program; requiring certain private schools to be graded according to specified rules; requiring private schools to comply with the State Requirements for Educational Facilities of the Florida Building Code, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/03/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    SB 0538 Private Instructional Personnel Providing Applied Behavior Analysis Services by Hooper
      Private Instructional Personnel Providing Applied Behavior Analysis Services; Revising the definition of the term “private instructional personnel” to include certain registered behavior technicians, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/30/2021 SENATE Now in Health Policy
     
    SB 0566 Mental Health Professional Licensure by Gruters
      Mental Health Professional Licensure; Revising educational requirements for marriage and family therapist and mental health counselor licenses, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
      Actions
      11/22/2021 SENATE On Committee agenda - Health Policy, 12/02/21, 9:00 am, 412 K
     
    HB 0573 Educator Certification Pathways for Veterans by Snyder
      Educator Certification Pathways for Veterans: Expands eligibility to seek educator certification to specified military servicemembers; authorizes DOE to issue temporary certificate to specified military servicemembers & specifies duration of temporary certificate for specified military servicemembers. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/10/2021 HOUSE Filed
     
    HB 0587 Instructional Personnel and School Administrator Salaries by Plasencia
      Instructional Personnel and School Administrator Salaries: Revises requirements for use of teacher salary increase allocation by school districts; revises provisions relating to school district compensation & salary schedules. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/15/2021 HOUSE Filed
     
    SB 0590 Public Records and Meetings by Rodriguez (A)
      Public Records and Meetings; Providing an exemption from public records requirements for certain information held by the Department of Health or the Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling pursuant to the Professional Counselors Licensure Compact; providing an exemption from public meetings requirements for certain meetings or portions of certain meetings of the Counseling Compact Commission or committees of the commission; providing for future legislative review and repeal of the exemptions; providing statements of public necessity, etc. Effective Date: On the same date that SB 358 or similar legislation takes effect, if such legislation is adopted in the same legislative session or an extension thereof and becomes a law
      Actions
      11/22/2021 SENATE On Committee agenda - Health Policy, 12/02/21, 9:00 am, 412 K
     
    SB 0592 Face Covering Mandates by Perry
      Face Covering Mandates; Prohibiting counties and municipalities from requiring that a citizen of the United States wear a face covering; prohibiting district school boards from adopting, implementing, or enforcing a policy, a rule, a code of conduct, or an order requiring the wearing of a face covering; prohibiting a district school superintendent from implementing or enforcing a policy, a rule, a code of conduct, or an order requiring the wearing of a face covering; prohibiting a school principal from implementing or enforcing a policy, a rule, a code of conduct, or an order requiring the wearing of a face covering, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
      Actions
      11/03/2021 SENATE Referred to Judiciary; Education; Rules
     
    SB 0594 Discrimination on the Basis of COVID-19 Vaccination or Postinfection Recovery Status by Perry
      Discrimination on the Basis of COVID-19 Vaccination or Postinfection Recovery Status; Prohibiting governmental entities from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination or postinfection recovery status as a condition of licensure or certification in this state; prohibiting employers from requiring COVID-19 vaccination or proof of COVID-19 vaccination or postinfection recovery as a condition of employment, promotion, or continued employment or from discriminating against employees on the basis of such status unless certain conditions are met; providing a right of action for aggrieved persons, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
      Actions
      11/03/2021 SENATE Referred to Community Affairs; Commerce and Tourism; Rules
     
    HB 0597 Florida Young Farmer and Rancher Matching Grant Program by Bell
      Florida Young Farmer and Rancher Matching Grant Program: Creates Florida Young Farmers & Ranchers Matching Grant Program within DACS; provides requirements for recipient eligibility & grant awards; specifies that grant funding is contingent upon legislative appropriation; provides appropriation. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/15/2021 HOUSE Filed
     
    HB 0599 Upgrades to Education Facilities as Emergency Shelters by Casello
      Upgrades to Education Facilities as Emergency Shelters: Exempts certain costs associated with certain upgrades to education facilities from being included in certain cost per student station calculations; specifies eligible updates that may be made; provides requirements for specified renewable energy source devices; requires costs associated with certain upgrades to be consistent with prevailing market costs in area where education facility is located. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/15/2021 HOUSE Filed
     
    SB 0600 Upgrades to Education Facilities as Emergency Shelters by Berman
      Upgrades to Education Facilities as Emergency Shelters; Exempting costs of less than $2 million associated with certain upgrades to education facilities from being included in certain cost per student station calculations; prohibiting renewable energy source devices located on the property of an education facility from generating more than a specified amount of energy; requiring costs associated with certain upgrades to be consistent with prevailing market costs in the area where the education facility is located, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/03/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    HB 0605 Florida Education Finance Program Annual Allocations by Rizo
      Florida Education Finance Program Annual Allocations: Provides for additional funding through Florida Education Finance Program for students who earn specified scores on International General Certificate of Secondary Education course subject examinations. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/15/2021 HOUSE Filed
     
    HB 0609 Florida Institute for Charter School Innovation by Borrero
      Florida Institute for Charter School Innovation: Requires DOE to collaborate with Florida Institute for Charter School Innovation in developing sponsor evaluation framework for charter schools; establishes institute at Miami Dade College; provides purpose & duties of institute; authorizes institute to apply for & receive certain grants; requires District Board of Trustees of Miami Dade College to establish certain policies. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/15/2021 HOUSE Filed
     
    SB 0612 Apprenticeship Contracts by Hutson
      Apprenticeship Contracts; Authorizing an apprentice to enter into a contract with a business organization for a specified duration; requiring such contracts to be signed by specified individuals, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/03/2021 SENATE Referred to Commerce and Tourism; Regulated Industries; Rules
     
    SB 0616 Compulsory School Attendance by Jones
      Compulsory School Attendance; Revising the required age for compulsory school attendance from 16 to 18 years of age; deleting a requirement that a student’s parent sign a declaration of intent to terminate school enrollment; deleting a requirement that the school district notify a student’s parent upon receipt of such declaration, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/03/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    SB 0618 School Teacher Training and Mentoring Program by Jones
      School Teacher Training and Mentoring Program; Establishing the School Teacher Training and Mentoring Program within the Department of Education; requiring the department to provide funds to school districts to place teachers who meet specified qualifications as mentors for certain other teachers, subject to appropriation; providing for the provision of stipends for classroom teacher mentorship, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/03/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    SB 0622 Florida Institute for Charter School Innovation by Diaz
      Florida Institute for Charter School Innovation; Requiring the Department of Education to collaborate with the Florida Institute for Charter School Innovation in developing a sponsor evaluation framework for charter schools; establishing the institute at Miami Dade College; authorizing the institute to apply for and receive certain grants; requiring the District Board of Trustees of Miami Dade College to establish policies regarding the institute, etc. APPROPRIATION: $1,000,000 Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/30/2021 SENATE Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
     
    SB 0626 Standards for Buildings and Firesafety by Wright
      Standards for Buildings and Firesafety; Providing for a contingent effective date of updates to the Florida Building Code; providing for a contingent effective date of updates to the Florida Fire Prevention Code, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/03/2021 SENATE Referred to Community Affairs; Banking and Insurance; Rules
     
    SB 0638 Early Childhood Music Education Incentive Pilot Program by Perry
      Early Childhood Music Education Incentive Pilot Program; Extending the expiration date of the Early Childhood Music Education Incentive Pilot Program, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
      Actions
      11/30/2021 SENATE Now in Appropriations
     
    SB 0658 Persons Authorized to Visit Charter Schools by Cruz
      Persons Authorized to Visit Charter Schools; Authorizing the Governor, all Cabinet members, and all members of the Legislature to visit any charter school in this state; authorizing such visitors to visit a charter school on any day at any time; providing that no prior notice is required for the visit; prohibiting any person from limiting the scope or duration of the visit; authorizing a charter school to require a visitor to sign in and out at the charter school’s main office and to wear an identification badge at all times while on the premises, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/16/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules
     
    SB 0670 Emergency Drills in Public Schools by Cruz
      Emergency Drills in Public Schools; Revising district school board duties relating to fire drills and emergency drills; expanding requirements for district school board procedures relating to drills for active assailant and hostage situations; requiring district school boards to establish procedures to provide advance notification of drills for active assailant and hostage situations to parents and to provide parents with an option to excuse their students from drills requiring evacuation from a building; requiring such procedures to address the needs of exceptional education students, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/16/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security; Rules
     
    SB 0672 School Safety Funding by Cruz
      School Safety Funding; Revising certain allocations to school districts; specifying uses and distribution requirements for certain safe schools allocation funds for the 2022-2023 fiscal year; requiring each district school superintendent to remit specified unused funds from the 2021-2022 fiscal year to the Department of Education by a specified date; authorizing the department, upon request, to redistribute such funds to certain school districts for a specified purpose, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/16/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    SB 0676 Drinking Water in Public Schools by Cruz
      Drinking Water in Public Schools; Subject to legislative appropriation, requiring district boards to coordinate with district school boards to identify certain schools and to provide funding to those schools by a specified date; requiring school districts, as applicable, to install filters that meet certain specifications on drinking water sources; requiring school districts, as applicable, to post signage on certain water sources and requiring school districts to publish specified information on school district websites, etc. APPROPRIATION: $3,000,000 Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/16/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    SB 0680 Public School Transportation by Cruz
      Public School Transportation; Revising the requirement that district school boards provide transportation for certain students; requiring a district school superintendent to request a review of a hazardous walking condition upon receipt of a written request from a parent of a student; requiring, rather than authorizing, a district school board to initiate a specified proceeding relating to hazardous walking conditions, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/16/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    HB 0681 Impact Fee Credits by Rodriguez (Ant)
      Impact Fee Credits: Revises area within which impact fee credits are assignable & transferable. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/22/2021 HOUSE Filed
     
    SB 0698 Standard High School Diploma Award Requirements by Cruz
      Standard High School Diploma Award Requirements; Adding a new requirement for the award of a standard high school diploma to Academically Challenging Curriculum to Enhance Learning students; requiring students, beginning with those entering grade 9 in a specified school year, to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid in order to be awarded a standard high school diploma; providing an exemption, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/16/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    SB 0702 Photographic Enforcement of School Bus Safety by Burgess
      Photographic Enforcement of School Bus Safety; Defining the terms “school bus” and “side stop signal arm enforcement system”; authorizing school districts to install and operate side stop signal arm enforcement systems on school buses; providing that recorded images evidencing a violation of this act are admissible in any judicial or administrative proceeding for a certain purpose; specifying requirements of and prohibitions on the use of recorded video and still images captured by the side stop signal arm enforcement system, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/16/2021 SENATE Referred to Transportation; Judiciary; Appropriations
     
    SB 0706 School Concurrency by Perry
      School Concurrency; Requiring, instead of encouraging, local governments that adopt school concurrency to apply such concurrency to development on a districtwide basis; removing provisions addressing school concurrency on a less than districtwide basis; revising provisions specifying when school concurrency is satisfied; specifying that proportionate-share mitigation must be set aside and not spent if an improvement has not been identified, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/16/2021 SENATE Referred to Community Affairs; Education; Rules
     
    SB 0708 Native Language Assessments in Public Schools by Rodriguez (A)
      Native Language Assessments in Public Schools; Requiring that a high school equivalency examination administered in any language other than English be given the same weight as a high school equivalency examination administered in English; requiring written portions of the coordinated screening and progress monitoring program for students in the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program through grade 3 to be in specified native languages; revising requirements of the statewide, standardized assessment program to include native language versions of related assessments, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/16/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    SB 0710 Early Learning Scholarship Program by Ausley
      Early Learning Scholarship Program; Establishing the Early Learning Scholarship program, administered by the Division of Early Learning; specifying eligibility criteria; providing that a student who receives a scholarship remains eligible to participate until the student is admitted to kindergarten or attains the age of 6 years by a specified date; requiring the division to contract with an independent contractor to evaluate the program; requiring the division to submit a written copy of the evaluation to the Legislature and certain state agencies by a specified date; exempting the state from liability; providing that the program does not expand the regulatory authority of the state, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/16/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    SB 0732 Heat Illness Prevention by Rodriguez (A)
      Heat Illness Prevention; Providing responsibilities for certain employers and employees; providing an exception; requiring employers to provide annual training for employees and supervisors; requiring the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, in conjunction with the Department of Health, to adopt specified rules, etc. Effective Date: 10/1/2022
      Actions
      11/16/2021 SENATE Referred to Agriculture; Health Policy; Rules
     
    SB 0734 Vaccinations During Public Health Emergencies by Gruters
      Vaccinations During Public Health Emergencies; Removing the authority of the State Health Officer to order the vaccination of individuals upon declaration of a public health emergency; revising a requirement that the Department of Health adopt certain rules, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/16/2021 SENATE Referred to Health Policy; Judiciary; Rules
     
    SB 0738 Athletic Associations by Hutson
      Athletic Associations; Authorizing the Commissioner of Education, with the approval of the State Board of Education, to approve nonprofit athletic associations that meet certain requirements; defining the term “approved athletic association” and including the Florida High School Athletic Association within the meaning of that term; specifying that both private high schools and traditional public high schools are authorized to become members of an approved athletic association; providing that approved athletic associations are subject to certain requirements, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/16/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Community Affairs; Rules
     
    HB 0753 School Discipline Report Cards by Hart
      School Discipline Report Cards: Requires Office of Safe Schools, beginning with certain school year, to develop & publish on its website school discipline report cards based on data collected through school environmental safety incident reports; & specifies requirements for reports. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/30/2021 HOUSE Filed
     
    SB 0758 Education by Diaz
      Education; Establishing the Charter School Review Commission within the Department of Education; requiring the Commissioner of Education to appoint members; authorizing the commission to solicit and review charter school applications; requiring that the district school board that oversees the school district where a charter school approved by the commission will be located shall serve as the charter school’s sponsor; providing that certain additional tax millage is part of school districts’ operating discretionary millage levy, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      12/01/2021 SENATE Committee Substitute Text (C1) Filed
     
    SB 0764 Step Into Success Internship Program by Albritton
      Step Into Success Internship Program; Designating the “Step Into Success Act”; establishing the Step Into Success internship program within the Department of Children and Families for eligible foster youth; requiring that eligible foster youth receive priority consideration for certain internship positions; requiring the department to publicize internship opportunities and inform foster youth of where to locate the information; requiring approved agencies to provide and monthly update a list of open employment opportunities for which eligible foster youth may apply; specifying requirements and conditions for foster youth to earn college credit for work performed in the internship program, etc. APPROPRIATION: $1,642,754 Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/30/2021 SENATE Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
     
    SB 0766 Schools of Innovation by Brodeur
      Schools of Innovation; Establishing the Schools of Innovation Program within the Department of Education; authorizing the State Board of Education to authorize the Commissioner of Education to waive certain rules; authorizing public school districts to apply for identified schools to receive the designation of school of innovation; prohibiting a student attending a school of innovation who transfers to another school from being subject to specified penalties; authorizing schools designated as schools of innovation to use an alternative definition of letter grades, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/16/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    HB 0777 Local Tax Referenda Requirements by Robinson (W)
      Local Tax Referenda Requirements: Requires referenda elections related to tourist development taxes, tourist impact taxes, children's services & independent special district property taxes, increases in county & municipal ad valorem tax millages, ninth-cent fuel tax, local option fuel taxes, & certain school district millage elections to be held on day of general elections. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/30/2021 HOUSE Filed
     
    SB 0790 Computer Science and Technology Instruction by Hooper
      Computer Science and Technology Instruction; Requiring public schools to provide computer science instruction conforming to specified requirements; requiring the Florida Virtual School to offer computer science courses identified in the Course Code Directory; requiring school districts that do not offer an identified course to provide students access to the course through the Florida Virtual School or other means approved by the department; requiring instructional personnel who meet specified criteria to receive a bonus, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/30/2021 SENATE Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
     
    HB 0797 Photographic Enforcement of School Zone Speed Limits by Overdorf
      Photographic Enforcement of School Zone Speed Limits: Authorizes county or municipality to contract with automated speed enforcement provider to install cameras in school speed zones to enforce school zone speed limits; provides criteria; provides civil penalty for certain violations; provides for disposition & use of funds; provides requirements for notices of violation; requires payment of certain penalties within certain periods; provides for determination of liability; provides for court jurisdiction & enforcement; provides final notice requirements; requires prohibition of motor vehicle registration renewal & transfer of title under certain circumstances; provides for collection of unpaid penalty imposed on owner of motor vehicle registered outside this state; prohibits warning or civil penalty for operator arrested or cited for same violation by peace officer. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/30/2021 HOUSE Filed
     
    SB 0802 School Safety by Gruters
      School Safety; Requiring the FortifyFL reporting tool to notify reporting parties that submitting false information may subject them to criminal penalties; requiring the Commissioner of Education to oversee and enforce compliance with requirements relating to school safety and security; requiring certain law enforcement officers to be physically present and directly involved in active assailant emergency drills; authorizing school safety officers to make arrests on property owned or leased by a charter school under a charter contract, etc. Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act, this act shall take effect July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/16/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    SB 0810 Education by Polsky
      Education; Repealing a requirement that the State Board of Education and the Board of Governors, respectively, require each Florida College System (FCS) institution and state university to conduct an annual assessment of intellectual freedom and viewpoint diversity; repealing a prohibition on FCS institutions and state universities shielding students, faculty, or staff from expressive activities; repealing provisions authorizing a student to record certain video or audio, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/16/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Judiciary; Rules
     
    SB 0892 Charter School Charters by Burgess
      Charter School Charters; Requiring a request for a consolidation of multiple charters to be approved or denied within a specified timeframe; requiring a charter school sponsor to provide to the charter school specified information relating to a denial of a request for a consolidation within a certain timeframe; providing for the automatic renewal of a charter under certain circumstances, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/30/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Community Affairs; Rules
     
    SB 0896 Educator Certification Pathways for Veterans by Burgess
      Educator Certification Pathways for Veterans; Expanding eligibility to seek educator certification to specified military servicemembers who have completed a specified education requirement; authorizing the Department of Education to issue a temporary certificate to specified military servicemembers who have completed a specified education requirement; specifying the duration of a temporary certificate for specified military servicemembers, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/30/2021 SENATE Referred to Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security; Education; Rules
     
    SB 0922 Florida Young Farmer and Rancher Matching Grant Program by Perry
      Florida Young Farmer and Rancher Matching Grant Program; Creating the program within the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; requiring the department to select grant recipients based on specified criteria; providing that a recipient may not receive more than one award per year under the program; specifying that grant funding is contingent upon specific annual appropriation by the Legislature, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/30/2021 SENATE Referred to Agriculture; Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government; Appropriations
     
    SB 0956 Public Schools by Baxley
      Public Schools; Authorizing public schools in this state to enroll a student who meets certain attendance criteria on a part-time basis, subject to space and availability; providing for full-time equivalent student membership; authorizing funds awarded under the Family Empowerment Scholarship Program to be used for contracted services provided by a public school or school district, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/30/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    SB 0980 Virtual Instruction Programs by Diaz
      Virtual Instruction Programs; Removing a requirement that a virtual instruction program provider document that it locates an administrative office or offices in this state, requires its administrative staff to be state residents, and requires all instructional staff to be Florida-certified teachers, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/18/2021 SENATE Filed
     
    SB 1030 Impact Fee Credits by Taddeo
      Impact Fee Credits; Revising the area within which impact fee credits are assignable or transferable, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/22/2021 SENATE Filed
     
    SB 1048 Student Assessments by Diaz
      Student Assessments; Revising the grade levels for which the coordinated screening and monitoring program measures student progress in the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program; revising requirements for the statewide, standardized comprehensive assessments program, beginning with a specified school year; requiring that progress monitoring include both a web-based and mobile device-compatible option; requiring 2022-2023 school and school district grades to serve as an informal baseline for schools and school districts; providing that school improvement ratings will not be calculated for a certain school year, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/24/2021 SENATE Filed
     
    SB 1054 Financial Literacy Instruction in Public Schools by Hutson
      Financial Literacy Instruction in Public Schools; Citing this act as the “Dorothy L. Hukill Financial Literacy Act”; revising the requirements regarding financial literacy for the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards; revising the required credits for a standard high school diploma to include one-half credit of instruction in personal financial literacy and money management and seven and one-half, rather than eight, credits in electives, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/29/2021 SENATE Filed
     
    SB 1060 Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program Student Service Requirements by Hutson
      Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program Student Service Requirements; Providing that students may satisfy eligibility requirements for a Florida Academic Scholars, Florida Medallion Scholars, Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars, or a Florida Gold Seal CAPE Scholars award, respectively, by performing a specified number of hours of paid work; authorizing, instead of requiring, such students to identify a specified interest or develop a plan for their service requirements under the program, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/29/2021 SENATE Filed
     
    SB 1070 School Absence Due to Sickness or Injury by Jones
      School Absence Due to Sickness or Injury; Providing that a written statement attesting to the impracticability or inadvisability of attendance on account of sickness or injury may be attested to by a licensed professional other than a practicing physician, as determined by school board policy, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/30/2021 SENATE Filed
     
    SB 1072 School Discipline Report Cards by Jones
      School Discipline Report Cards; Requiring the Office of Safe Schools, beginning with a certain school year, to develop and publish on its website school discipline report cards based on data collected through school environmental safety incident reports, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/30/2021 SENATE Filed
     
    SB 1086 Exceptional Student Due Process Hearings by Gruters
      Exceptional Student Due Process Hearings; Providing that district school boards have the burden to prove by a preponderance of the evidence in all exceptional student due process hearings that any challenged identification, evaluation, and eligibility determination, or lack thereof, was appropriate; providing that district school boards have the burden to prove by a preponderance of the evidence that any challenged individual education plan is appropriate, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/30/2021 SENATE Filed
     
    SB 1126 Exemption from Taxation for Educational Properties by Harrell
      Exemption from Taxation for Educational Properties; Exempting from taxation property used by an educational institution that holds a leasehold interest in certain leases exceeding a specified number of years, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      12/01/2021 SENATE Filed
     
    HB 2009 Pasco Sheriff's Office Community Outreach and Engagement Initiative by Zika
      Pasco Sheriff's Office Community Outreach and Engagement Initiative: Provides an appropriation for the Pasco Sheriff's Office Community Outreach and Engagement Initiative. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/23/2021 HOUSE On Committee agenda - Justice Appropriations Subcommittee, 12/01/21, 3:30 pm, 17 H
     
    HB 2591 Moffitt Cancer Center Partnership School Pasco County 6-12 by Zika
      Moffitt Cancer Center Partnership School Pasco County 6-12: Provides an appropriation for the Moffitt Cancer Center Partnership School Pasco County 6-12. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/09/2021 HOUSE Now in PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee
     
    HB 2681 Academy at the Farm Charter High School by Maggard
      Academy at the Farm Charter High School: Provides an appropriation for the Academy at the Farm Charter High School. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/08/2021 HOUSE Withdrawn prior to introduction
     
    HB 2713 School Bond Issuance Database by Latvala
      School Bond Issuance Database: Provides an appropriation for the School Bond Issuance Database. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/23/2021 HOUSE On Committee agenda - PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee, 12/02/21, 11:00 am, 102 H
     
    SB 7004 OGSR/Technology Systems/State University or a Florida College System Institution by Education
      OGSR/Technology Systems/State University or a Florida College System Institution; Amending a provision which provides exemptions from public records and public meetings requirements for specified data or information from technology systems owned, under contract, or maintained by a state university or a Florida College System institution and portions of meetings which would reveal such data and information; removing the scheduled repeal of the exemptions, etc. Effective Date: 10/1/2022
      Actions
      11/16/2021 SENATE Referred to Rules
     
    SB 7006 OGSR/Campus Emergency Response by Education
      OGSR/Campus Emergency Response; Amending a provision which provides an exemption from public records requirements for any portion of a campus emergency response held by a public postsecondary educational institution, a state or local law enforcement agency, a county or municipal emergency management agency, the Executive Office of the Governor, the Department of Education, the Board of Governors of the State University System, or the Division of Emergency Management, and for any portion of a public meeting which would reveal information related to a campus emergency response; removing the scheduled repeal of the exemption, etc. Effective Date: 10/1/2022
      Actions
      11/16/2021 SENATE Referred to Rules
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    December 1, 2021
    Pasco County Schools Pasco 2022 Session Masks Omicron Eckerd Connects Collier Child Health Health Plans Bullying CRT TikTok
    Committee Actions
    November 30 - December 2
    Tuesday, November 30
    Senate Education   Watch Recorded Meeting
    SB 0410    Photographic Enforcement of School Zone Speed Limits by Rodriguez (A) - Favorable by Education; 10 Yeas, 0 Nays
    SB 0418    Assistive Technology Advisory Council by Pizzo - Favorable by Education; 10 Yeas, 0 Nays
    SB 0480    Required Instruction in Public Schools by Burgess - Favorable by Education; 10 Yeas, 0 Nays
    SB 0506    Hope Scholarship Program by Diaz - Favorable by Education; 6 Yeas, 4 Nays
    SB 0522    Full-time Equivalent Student Membership for International Ge... by Bradley - Favorable by Education; 10 Yeas, 0 Nays
    SB 0538    Private Instructional Personnel Providing Applied Behavior A... by Hooper - Favorable by Education; 10 Yeas, 0 Nays
    SB 0622    Florida Institute for Charter School Innovation by Diaz - Favorable by Education; 7 Yeas, 3 Nays
    SB 0638    Early Childhood Music Education Incentive Pilot Program by Perry - Favorable by Education; 10 Yeas, 0 Nays
    SB 0758    Education (Charter Commission) Amendment by Diaz - Favorable with CS by Education; 7 Yeas, 3 Nays
    SB 0790    Computer Science and Technology Instruction by Hooper - Favorable by Education; 10 Yeas, 0 Nays

    Senate Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
    SB 0764    Step Into Success Internship Program by Albritton - Favorable by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; 7 Yeas, 0 Nays

    Senate Ethics and Elections          Watch Recorded Meeting
    SB 0244    Partisan Elections for Members of District School Boards by Gruters - Favorable by Ethics and Elections; 5 Yeas, 4 Nays     

    House Commerce Committee       Watch Recorded Meeting
    Panel Discussion on School Concurrency   

    Wednesday, December 1
    House Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee      Watch Recorded Meeting
    Presentation on electrocardiograms for student athletes
    Presentation on transparency requirements relating to curriculum and instruction and school district budgeting and accountability

    House Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee      Watch Recorded Meeting
    Consideration of Bills on Agenda
    HB 0153    Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military C... by Altman - Favorable with CS by Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee; 17 Yeas, 0 Nays
    HB 0225    Charter School Charters by Hawkins - Favorable with CS by Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee; 17 Yeas, 0 Nays

    Thursday, December 2
    House PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee  102 H  11AM-12:30PM
    Consideration of Bills on Agenda
    Presentation and Discussion on the Results of the Final Calculation of the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Florida Education Finance Program
    HB 2713    School Bond Issuance Database by Latvala
    Legislation of Interest
    HB 0035 Partisan Elections for Members of District School Boards by Roach
      Partisan Elections for Members of District School Boards: Proposing amendments to State Constitution to require members of district school board to be elected in partisan election.
      Actions
      09/17/2021 HOUSE Now in Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee
     
    HB 0051 Required Instruction in the History of the Holocaust and the History of African Americans by Thompson
      Required Instruction in the History of the Holocaust and the History of African Americans: Requires DOE to prepare standards & curriculum related to history of African Americans; provides for development of specified training & resources; provides requirements for specified entities relating to history of Holocaust & history of African Americans instruction; provides for inclusion of such content in certain statewide, standardized assessments. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      09/17/2021 HOUSE Now in Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee
     
    HB 0057 Racial and Sexual Discrimination by Fine
      Racial and Sexual Discrimination: Prohibits state agencies, counties, municipalities, & public K-20 educational institutions from providing mandatory training for employees or students which espouses certain concepts; requires certain diversity & inclusion efforts; requires DMS, in consultation with Florida Commission on Human Relations, to review agency diversity & inclusion training; requires contracts with agency to include option to terminate if contractor provides workforce training that espouses certain concepts; requires contractor to submit certification; requires each agency to report violations; authorizes contractor's placement on discriminatory vendor list. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      09/17/2021 HOUSE Now in Education & Employment Committee
     
    HB 0059 Electrocardiograms for Student Athletes by Hawkins
      Electrocardiograms for Student Athletes: Requires certain students to receive electrocardiogram to participate in interscholastic athletic competition; provides exemption from such procedure; provides requirements for such exemption. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      09/17/2021 HOUSE Now in Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee
     
    HB 0075 Limiting COVID-19 Restrictions by Sabatini
      Limiting COVID-19 Restrictions: Prohibits state or any political subdivision from enacting mask mandate; provides any such mandate is void; prohibits state & local governments from requiring COVID-19 vaccinations, issuing vaccine passports or other standardized documentation to third parties, or otherwise publishing or sharing COVID-19 vaccination records; prohibits businesses from requiring customers to provide documentation certifying COVID-19 vaccination or COVID-19 post-transmission recovery or discriminating against customers on basis of their COVID-19 vaccination status or COVID-19 post-transmission recovery status; declares certain actions based on vaccination status or having immunity passport are unlawful discriminatory practices. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
      Actions
      09/17/2021 HOUSE Now in Pandemics & Public Emergencies Committee
     
    HB 0077 Commissioner of Education by Driskell
      Commissioner of Education: Proposes amendments to the State Constitution to provide for election of Commissioner of Education & his or her inclusion as a member of the Cabinet & the State Board of Education.
      Actions
      09/22/2021 HOUSE Now in Education & Employment Committee
     
    HB 0125 Compulsory School Attendance by Chambliss
      Compulsory School Attendance: Revises required age for compulsory school attendance from 16 to 18 years of age; removes requirement that student's parent sign declaration of intent to terminate school enrollment; removes requirement that school district notify student's parent upon receipt of such declaration. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      09/29/2021 HOUSE Now in Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee
     
    HB 0129 Insurance Coverage for At-home COVID-19 Test Kits by Zika
      Insurance Coverage for At-home COVID-19 Test Kits: Requires health insurers & health maintenance organizations to provide 100 percent coverage for at-home COVID-19 test kits; provides for expiration of insurance coverage. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
      Actions
      09/29/2021 HOUSE Now in Finance & Facilities Subcommittee
     
    HB 0153 Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children by Altman
      Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children: Extends scheduled repeal of compact & related provisions. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
      Actions
      11/23/2021 HOUSE On Committee agenda - Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee, 12/01/21, 1:30 pm, 102 H
     
    HB 0155 Certificates of Completion by Valdes
      Certificates of Completion: Provides students who have been awarded certificate of completion are eligible to enroll in certain programs; requires identification of such programs by charter technical career centers; & requires students who will be awarded certificate of completion to be advised of specified educational options. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      09/29/2021 HOUSE Now in Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee
     
    HB 0165 School Teacher Training and Mentoring Program by Hinson
      School Teacher Training and Mentoring Program: Establishes School Teacher Training and Mentoring Program within DOE; provides for award of stipends for classroom teacher mentorship; provides DOE & school district responsibilities relating to development of policies, curriculum, & best practices relating to classroom instruction. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      09/29/2021 HOUSE Now in Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee
     
    HB 0173 Care of Students with Epilepsy or Seizure Disorders by Duran
      Care of Students with Epilepsy or Seizure Disorders: Provides for creation of individualized seizure action plan for students with epilepsy or seizure disorders to receive health care at school; provides requirements for such students' parents, school nurses, certain school employees & plan; provides requirements for trainings relating to care of such students; requires school districts to provide specified information & training to school bus drivers; provides immunity from liability. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
      Actions
      09/29/2021 HOUSE Now in Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee
     
    HB 0175 Menstrual Hygiene Products in Public Schools by Grieco
      Menstrual Hygiene Products in Public Schools: Defines "menstrual hygiene products"; requires school districts to make menstrual hygiene products available, at no charge, in each school nurse's office or other physical school facility for health services. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      09/29/2021 HOUSE Now in Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee
     
    HB 0179 Photographic Enforcement of School Bus Safety by Altman
      Photographic Enforcement of School Bus Safety: Authorizes school districts to install & operate side stop signal arm enforcement systems on school buses; requires manufacturers & vendors to submit specified information to law enforcement agencies within specified timeframe; requires law enforcement agencies to review such information to determine whether violation occurred; provides notice requirements & procedures; provides payment of fine operates as final disposition of civil penalty; provides notice requirements, procedures, & actions by DSHMV for unpaid civil penalties; specifies requirements of use of recorded video & still images captured by system; provides civil penalties. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      10/06/2021 HOUSE Now in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
     
    SB 0188 Civic Literacy Education by Brandes
      Civic Literacy Education; Requiring the Commissioner of Education to develop criteria for a civic literacy practicum that meets certain goals; authorizing the practicum to be incorporated into a school’s curriculum beginning in a specified school year; establishing the Citizen Scholar Program within the University of South Florida; prohibiting engaging in protest civics from counting toward credit under the Citizen Scholar Program, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      09/21/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    HB 0189 Photographic Enforcement of School Zone Speed Limits by Duran
      Photographic Enforcement of School Zone Speed Limits: Authorizes counties & municipalities to enforce school speed zones through use of speed detection systems; authorizes person who receives notification of violation to request hearing; requires counties & municipalities to pay certain funds to DOR; provides for distribution of funds; provides notification requirements & procedures; provides criminal penalties; specifies evidence that is admissible in certain proceedings; provides requirements for speed detection systems; prohibits points from being imposed against driver license for certain infractions; prohibits infractions from being used to set motor vehicle insurance rates. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
      Actions
      10/06/2021 HOUSE Now in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
     
    HB 0191 Fee Waivers For Students Living in Recovery Residence by Skidmore
      Fee Waivers For Students Living in Recovery Residence: Authorizes FCS institutions, career centers, & charter technical career centers to waive out-of-state fees for students living in recovery residence; prohibits tuition & fees charged to student who is granted waiver from exceeding tuition & fees charged to resident student; provides requirements for such students & waivers. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      10/06/2021 HOUSE Now in Post-Secondary Education & Lifelong Learning Subcommittee
     
    SB 0192 Commissioner of Education by Cruz
      Commissioner of Education; Proposing amendments to the State Constitution to provide for the election of the Commissioner of Education and his or her inclusion as a member of the Cabinet and the State Board of Education, etc.
      Actions
      09/21/2021 SENATE Referred to Ethics and Elections; Education; Rules
     
    HB 0203 Student Fee Exemptions by Duran
      Student Fee Exemptions: Revises fee waiver eligibility for students who are or were placed in custody of relative or nonrelative to include students placed prior to specified date. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      10/06/2021 HOUSE Now in Post-Secondary Education & Lifelong Learning Subcommittee
     
    SB 0212 Fairness In Women’s Sports Act by Farmer, Jr.
      Fairness in Women’s Sports Act; Citing this act as the “Let Kids Play Act”; repealing provisions relating to the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      09/21/2021 SENATE Referred to Health Policy; Education; Rules
     
    HB 0225 Charter School Charters by Hawkins
      Charter School Charters: Revises provisions relating to consolidation of multiple charter into single charter, renewals, nonrenewals, & terminations of charters. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/23/2021 HOUSE On Committee agenda - Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee, 12/01/21, 1:30 pm, 102 H
     
    HB 0229 Guidance Services on Academic and Career Planning by Arrington
      Guidance Services on Academic and Career Planning: Requires students & parents be informed of certain acceleration, academic, & career planning options; requires personalized academic & career plan be developed in consultation with certified school counselor for certain students; requires certain information to be included in such plan. Effective Date: July 1, 2021
      Actions
      10/22/2021 HOUSE Now in Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee
     
    HB 0235 Restraint of Students with Disabilities in Public Schools by Plasencia
      Restraint of Students with Disabilities in Public Schools: Prohibits school personnel from using mechanical restraint on students with disabilities. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      10/22/2021 HOUSE Now in Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee
     
    SB 0236 Children with Developmental Delays by Jones
      Children with Developmental Delays; Revising the definition of the term “exceptional student” to include additional students with developmental delays, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/02/2021 SENATE Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
     
    SB 0242 Racial and Sexual Discrimination by Gruters
      Racial and Sexual Discrimination; Requiring each agency head to take certain measures to prevent the use of training for agency employees which espouses certain concepts; authorizing municipalities to provide certain training, workshops, or programming; prohibiting municipalities from providing mandatory employee training that espouses certain concepts; requiring contracts with an agency which are entered into or renewed on or after a specified date to include the option to terminate if the contractor provides workforce training that espouses certain concepts; requiring public K-20 educational institutions to ensure certain diversity and inclusion efforts and to prohibit certain discrimination, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      10/13/2021 SENATE Referred to Judiciary; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules
     
    HB 0243 Exemption from Taxation for Educational Properties by Roth
      Exemption from Taxation for Educational Properties: Exempts from taxation property used by educational institutions that hold leasehold interests exceeding specified number of years. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/03/2021 Bill to be Discussed During the Office of EDR's Revenue Estimating Impact Conference, 11/05/21, 1:30 pm, 117 K (No Votes Will Be Taken)
     
    SB 0244 Partisan Elections for Members of District School Boards by Gruters
      Partisan Elections for Members of District School Boards; Proposing amendments to the State Constitution to require members of a district school board to be elected in a partisan election, etc.
      Actions
      12/01/2021 SENATE Now in Education
     
    SB 0248 Student Health Services by Book
      Student Health Services; Citing this act as the “Learning with Dignity Act”; defining the term “menstrual hygiene products”; requiring school districts to make menstrual hygiene products available, at no charge, in each school nurse’s office or other physical school facility for health services, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      10/13/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    HB 0255 Private Instructional Personnel Providing Applied Behavior Analysis Services by Plasencia
      Private Instructional Personnel Providing Applied Behavior Analysis Services: Revises definition of "private instructional personnel" to include certain registered behavior technicians. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      10/22/2021 HOUSE Now in Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee
     
    SB 0268 Proclamation of “Victims of Communism Day” by Diaz
      Proclamation of “Victims of Communism Day”; Requiring the Governor to annually proclaim November 7 as “Victims of Communism Day”; requiring the day to be observed in public schools and by public exercise; requiring a day other than November 7 to be observed by public schools under a specified circumstance; requiring certain high school students to receive specified instruction on Victims of Communism Day, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
      Actions
      11/02/2021 SENATE Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
     
    SB 0270 Funds for Student Transportation by Hutson
      Funds for Student Transportation; Modifying requirements for determining student membership in a school district in order to determine the annual allocation for funding for student transportation, etc. Effective Date: 07/01/2022
      Actions
      11/02/2021 SENATE Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
     
    HB 0277 Early Childhood Music Education Incentive Pilot Program by Clemons
      Early Childhood Music Education Incentive Pilot Program: Extends expiration date of Early Childhood Music Education Incentive Pilot Program. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
      Actions
      10/22/2021 HOUSE Now in Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee
     
    HB 0289 School Absence Due to Sickness or Injury by Valdes
      School Absence Due to Sickness or Injury: Authorizes district school boards to determine licensed professionals that may attest to sickness or injury for certain exemption to attendance policy. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      10/22/2021 HOUSE Now in Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee
     
    SB 0298 Teacher Salaries by Book
      Teacher Salaries; Requiring each school district that has not yet reached a specified minimum base salary to use its share of the teacher salary increase allocation in a specified manner; authorizing school districts that have met the minimum base salary for full-time classroom teachers to use funds to raise the salaries of specified personnel; authorizing, instead of prohibiting, district school boards to use advanced degrees as a criterion in setting a salary schedule for certain personnel; authorizing certain instructional personnel to continue to use a salary schedule adopted before a district school board adopts a performance salary schedule or opt into the performance salary schedule, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      10/13/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    HB 0301 Financial Disclosures for Elected Local Officers by Roach
      Financial Disclosures for Elected Local Officers: Requires specified local officers to file full & public disclosure of financial interests. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      10/26/2021 HOUSE Now in Public Integrity & Elections Committee
     
    SB 0304 Student Fee Exemptions by Garcia
      Student Fee Exemptions; Revising fee waiver eligibility for students who are or were placed in the custody of a relative or nonrelative to include students placed prior to a specified date, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      10/13/2021 SENATE Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    SB 0318 Florida Seal of Fine Arts Program by Rouson
      Florida Seal of Fine Arts Program: Establishing the Florida Seal of Fine Arts Program within the Department of Education; specifying eligibility requirements for the awarding of a 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: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/02/2021 SENATE Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
     
    SB 0328 Insurance Coverage for At-home COVID-19 Test Kits by Rodriguez (A)
      Insurance Coverage for At-home COVID-19 Test Kits; Defining the term “at-home COVID-19 test kit”; requiring health insurers and health maintenance organizations to provide 100 percent coverage for at-home COVID-19 test kits; providing for expiration of the insurance coverage, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
      Actions
      10/13/2021 SENATE Referred to Banking and Insurance; Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government; Appropriations
     
    SB 0340 Care of Students with Epilepsy or Seizure Disorders by Garcia
      Care of Students with Epilepsy or Seizure Disorders; Providing for the creation of an individualized seizure action plan for a student with epilepsy or seizure disorders to receive health care at school; requiring school nurses or appropriate school employees to coordinate the care of such students and ensure that specified training is provided to specified school employees and individuals; requiring school districts to provide specified information and training to school bus drivers who transport students with epilepsy or seizure disorders; providing immunity from liability under certain conditions, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
      Actions
      10/13/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    HB 0343 Mental Health Professional Licensure by Koster
      Mental Health Professional Licensure: Revises educational requirements for marriage & family therapist & mental health counselor licenses. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
      Actions
      11/05/2021 HOUSE Now in Professions & Public Health Subcommittee
     
    HB 0361 Required Instruction in Social Media Literacy by Yarborough
      Required Instruction in Social Media Literacy: Requires members of instructional staff of public schools to provide instruction on social media literacy; defines "social media"; requires district school boards to make social media literacy instructional material available online. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/05/2021 HOUSE Now in Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee
     
    HB 0365 Computer Science Instruction in K-12 Public Schools by Hawkins
      Computer Science Instruction in K-12 Public Schools: Provides requirements for computer science instruction in K-12 public schools; provides for professional development & training in computer science for instructional personnel & for bonuses for certain instructional personnel. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/05/2021 HOUSE Now in Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee
     
    SB 0390 Restraint of Students with Disabilities in Public Schools by Book
      Restraint of Students with Disabilities in Public Schools; Prohibiting school personnel from using mechanical restraint on students with disabilities; providing exceptions, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      10/13/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    HB 0395 Victims of Communism Day by Borrero
      Victims of Communism Day: Requires Governor to proclaim November 7 of each year as "Victims of Communism Day"; requires day to be observed in public schools & by public exercise; requires certain high school students to receive specified instruction. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
      Actions
      11/05/2021 HOUSE Now in Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee
     
    SB 0400 Guidance Services for Academic and Career Planning by Bracy
      Guidance Services for Academic and Career Planning; Requiring district school boards to inform students and parents of certain acceleration, academic, and career planning options; requiring certain information to be included in such notification; requiring a personalized academic and career plan be developed in consultation with a certified school counselor for certain students, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      10/13/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Commerce and Tourism; Rules
     
    SB 0410 Photographic Enforcement of School Zone Speed Limits by Rodriguez (A)
      Photographic Enforcement of School Zone Speed Limits; Authorizing counties and municipalities to enforce school speed zones through the use of speed detection systems; authorizing counties and municipalities to install, or contract with a vendor to install, speed detection systems; requiring counties and municipalities that install speed detection systems to provide certain notification to the public; authorizing counties and municipalities to authorize traffic infraction enforcement officers to issue certain traffic citations, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
      Actions
      11/30/2021 SENATE Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development
     
    HB 0415 Native Language Assessments in Public Schools by Plasencia
      Native Language Assessments in Public Schools: Provides for administration of certain assessments in specified language under certain circumstances; authorizes certain students of limited English choose to have certain assessments administered in their native language or English; provides DOE & SBE duties relating to assessments in native languages. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/05/2021 HOUSE Now in Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee
     
    HB 0429 Private Schools by Goff-Marcil
      Private Schools: Revises provisions relating to private school participation in certain educational scholarship programs. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/10/2021 HOUSE Now in Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee
     
    SB 0430 Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children by Wright
      Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children; Extending the scheduled repeal of the compact and related provisions, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
      Actions
      10/21/2021 SENATE Referred to Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security; Appropriations
     
    HB 0443 Athletic Associations by Beltran
      Athletic Associations: Authorizes specified parties to approve athletic associations that meet certain requirements; provides private schools & public schools are considered high schools; provides athletic associations are subject to certain requirements; requires athletic associations to adopt bylaws & appeals process. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/10/2021 HOUSE Now in Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee
     
    HB 0447 Required Instruction in the History of African Americans by Trabulsy
      Required Instruction in the History of African Americans: Provides instructional staff of public schools are encouraged to include history of local African-American cemeteries in study of history of African Americans. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/10/2021 HOUSE Now in Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee
     
    HB 0461 Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program Student Service Requirements by Melo
      Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program Student Service Requirements: Authorizes student's service requirements for award under Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program to be paid rather than volunteer; authorizes, rather than requiring, student to identify specified interest or develop plan for his or her service requirements. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/10/2021 HOUSE Now in Post-Secondary Education & Lifelong Learning Subcommittee
     
    HB 0477 Certification of Individuals who Provide Child and Adult Protective Services by Caruso
      Certification of Individuals who Provide Child and Adult Protective Services: Requires DCF to approve third-party credentialing entities to certify persons who serve central abuse hotline & provide adult protective services; requires DCF to approve entities that meet certain requirements; requires certain personnel to be certified by specified date; provides review & appeal process for certifications or sanctions that are imposed by third-party credentialing entity. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
      Actions
      11/10/2021 HOUSE Now in Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee
     
    SB 0480 Required Instruction in Public Schools by Burgess
      Required Instruction in Public Schools; Requiring members of the instructional staff of public schools to provide instruction on social media literacy; defining the term “social media”; requiring district school boards to make social media literacy instructional material available online, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/30/2021 SENATE Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
     
    HB 0487 State Scholarship Programs by Bush III
      State Scholarship Programs: Renames Opportunity Scholarship Program, Family Empowerment Scholarship Program, Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program, Hope Scholarship Program, & reading scholarship accounts to honor Mary McLeod Bethune. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/10/2021 HOUSE Now in Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee
     
    SB 0488 Education Recovery Scholarship Accounts by Brodeur
      Education Recovery Scholarship Accounts; Establishing education recovery scholarship accounts; providing the purpose of the accounts; specifying eligibility requirements; providing requirements for parent and student participation; prohibiting providers from sharing scholarship account moneys with parents or students; prohibiting a parent, student, or provider from billing specified entities for the same services that are paid for using scholarship account funds; specifying Department of Education scholarship obligations; specifying school district scholarship obligations; providing for funding and payment of scholarships; providing immunity from liability for the state, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      10/21/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    SB 0490 Required Instruction in the History of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders by Stewart
      Required Instruction in the History of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders; Requiring the history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to be included in specified instruction, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      10/21/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    HB 0497 Lee County School District, Lee County by Persons-Mulicka
      Lee County School District, Lee County: Repeals Lee County School Board resolution which provides for appointed superintendent of schools; provides for elected superintendent of schools & referendum. Effective Date: upon its approval by a majority vote of the qualified electors of Lee County voting in a referendum conducted in accordance with the provisions of law relating to elections currently in force
      Actions
      11/19/2021 HOUSE Now in Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee
     
    HB 0501 Prohibition of Public Funds for Lobbying by Gregory
      Prohibition of Public Funds for Lobbying: Prohibits local governments and not-for-profit organizations from using public funds to retain lobbyists; provides exceptions for local government full-time employees; provides sanctions for violations; authorizes people to file complaints with the Commission on Ethics; requires commission to provide a report to specified entities; specifies procedures for disciplining violators. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/19/2021 HOUSE Now in Public Integrity & Elections Committee
     
    SB 0506 Hope Scholarship Program by Diaz
      Hope Scholarship Program; Revising the purpose of the Hope Scholarship Program; revising program eligibility; providing for the use of funds under the program; revising school district, Department of Education, parent, and nonprofit scholarship-funding organization obligations under the program; authorizing payment of scholarship funds by organizations to be made by deposit into the student’s account instead of by individual warrant made payable to the student’s parent, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/30/2021 SENATE Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
     
    SB 0514 Workforce Education Requirements by Burgess
      Workforce Education Requirements; Authorizing state governmental employing agencies to substitute equivalent work experience in lieu of a postsecondary education requirement for a position of employment if certain conditions are met; requiring a county, municipality, or special district, respectively, that elects to substitute equivalent work experience in lieu of a postsecondary education requirement for a position of employment to include a certain notice in job advertisements for the position, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/03/2021 SENATE Referred to Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Community Affairs; Rules
     
    SB 0520 Public Records And Public Meetings by Brandes
      Public Records and Public Meetings; Providing an exemption from public records requirements for any personal identifying information of an applicant for president of a state university or a Florida College System institution held by a state university or a Florida College System institution; providing an exemption from public meeting requirements for any portion of a meeting held for the purpose of identifying or vetting applicants for president of a state university or a Florida College System institution, including any portion of a meeting which would disclose certain personal identifying information of such applicants; providing for future legislative review and repeal of the exemptions; providing a statement of public necessity, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/03/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules
     
    SB 0522 Full-time Equivalent Student Membership for International General Certificate of Secondary Education Students by Bradley
      Full-time Equivalent Student Membership for International General Certificate of Secondary Education Students; Providing a specified amount of full-time equivalent membership for each student enrolled in an International General Certificate of Secondary Education (pre-AICE) course who receives a score of “E” or higher on the corresponding pre-AICE subject examination, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/30/2021 SENATE Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
     
    SB 0532 Private Schools by Stewart
      Private Schools; Revising requirements that private schools participating in certain educational scholarship programs must meet; revising parent and student responsibilities for participating in the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program; revising school district obligations under the Hope Scholarship Program; requiring certain private schools to be graded according to specified rules; requiring private schools to comply with the State Requirements for Educational Facilities of the Florida Building Code, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/03/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    SB 0538 Private Instructional Personnel Providing Applied Behavior Analysis Services by Hooper
      Private Instructional Personnel Providing Applied Behavior Analysis Services; Revising the definition of the term “private instructional personnel” to include certain registered behavior technicians, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/30/2021 SENATE Now in Health Policy
     
    SB 0566 Mental Health Professional Licensure by Gruters
      Mental Health Professional Licensure; Revising educational requirements for marriage and family therapist and mental health counselor licenses, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
      Actions
      11/22/2021 SENATE On Committee agenda - Health Policy, 12/02/21, 9:00 am, 412 K
     
    HB 0573 Educator Certification Pathways for Veterans by Snyder
      Educator Certification Pathways for Veterans: Expands eligibility to seek educator certification to specified military servicemembers; authorizes DOE to issue temporary certificate to specified military servicemembers & specifies duration of temporary certificate for specified military servicemembers. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/10/2021 HOUSE Filed
     
    HB 0587 Instructional Personnel and School Administrator Salaries by Plasencia
      Instructional Personnel and School Administrator Salaries: Revises requirements for use of teacher salary increase allocation by school districts; revises provisions relating to school district compensation & salary schedules. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/15/2021 HOUSE Filed
     
    SB 0590 Public Records and Meetings by Rodriguez (A)
      Public Records and Meetings; Providing an exemption from public records requirements for certain information held by the Department of Health or the Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling pursuant to the Professional Counselors Licensure Compact; providing an exemption from public meetings requirements for certain meetings or portions of certain meetings of the Counseling Compact Commission or committees of the commission; providing for future legislative review and repeal of the exemptions; providing statements of public necessity, etc. Effective Date: On the same date that SB 358 or similar legislation takes effect, if such legislation is adopted in the same legislative session or an extension thereof and becomes a law
      Actions
      11/22/2021 SENATE On Committee agenda - Health Policy, 12/02/21, 9:00 am, 412 K
     
    SB 0592 Face Covering Mandates by Perry
      Face Covering Mandates; Prohibiting counties and municipalities from requiring that a citizen of the United States wear a face covering; prohibiting district school boards from adopting, implementing, or enforcing a policy, a rule, a code of conduct, or an order requiring the wearing of a face covering; prohibiting a district school superintendent from implementing or enforcing a policy, a rule, a code of conduct, or an order requiring the wearing of a face covering; prohibiting a school principal from implementing or enforcing a policy, a rule, a code of conduct, or an order requiring the wearing of a face covering, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
      Actions
      11/03/2021 SENATE Referred to Judiciary; Education; Rules
     
    SB 0594 Discrimination on the Basis of COVID-19 Vaccination or Postinfection Recovery Status by Perry
      Discrimination on the Basis of COVID-19 Vaccination or Postinfection Recovery Status; Prohibiting governmental entities from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination or postinfection recovery status as a condition of licensure or certification in this state; prohibiting employers from requiring COVID-19 vaccination or proof of COVID-19 vaccination or postinfection recovery as a condition of employment, promotion, or continued employment or from discriminating against employees on the basis of such status unless certain conditions are met; providing a right of action for aggrieved persons, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
      Actions
      11/03/2021 SENATE Referred to Community Affairs; Commerce and Tourism; Rules
     
    HB 0597 Florida Young Farmer and Rancher Matching Grant Program by Bell
      Florida Young Farmer and Rancher Matching Grant Program: Creates Florida Young Farmers & Ranchers Matching Grant Program within DACS; provides requirements for recipient eligibility & grant awards; specifies that grant funding is contingent upon legislative appropriation; provides appropriation. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/15/2021 HOUSE Filed
     
    HB 0599 Upgrades to Education Facilities as Emergency Shelters by Casello
      Upgrades to Education Facilities as Emergency Shelters: Exempts certain costs associated with certain upgrades to education facilities from being included in certain cost per student station calculations; specifies eligible updates that may be made; provides requirements for specified renewable energy source devices; requires costs associated with certain upgrades to be consistent with prevailing market costs in area where education facility is located. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/15/2021 HOUSE Filed
     
    SB 0600 Upgrades to Education Facilities as Emergency Shelters by Berman
      Upgrades to Education Facilities as Emergency Shelters; Exempting costs of less than $2 million associated with certain upgrades to education facilities from being included in certain cost per student station calculations; prohibiting renewable energy source devices located on the property of an education facility from generating more than a specified amount of energy; requiring costs associated with certain upgrades to be consistent with prevailing market costs in the area where the education facility is located, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/03/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    HB 0605 Florida Education Finance Program Annual Allocations by Rizo
      Florida Education Finance Program Annual Allocations: Provides for additional funding through Florida Education Finance Program for students who earn specified scores on International General Certificate of Secondary Education course subject examinations. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/15/2021 HOUSE Filed
     
    HB 0609 Florida Institute for Charter School Innovation by Borrero
      Florida Institute for Charter School Innovation: Requires DOE to collaborate with Florida Institute for Charter School Innovation in developing sponsor evaluation framework for charter schools; establishes institute at Miami Dade College; provides purpose & duties of institute; authorizes institute to apply for & receive certain grants; requires District Board of Trustees of Miami Dade College to establish certain policies. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/15/2021 HOUSE Filed
     
    SB 0612 Apprenticeship Contracts by Hutson
      Apprenticeship Contracts; Authorizing an apprentice to enter into a contract with a business organization for a specified duration; requiring such contracts to be signed by specified individuals, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/03/2021 SENATE Referred to Commerce and Tourism; Regulated Industries; Rules
     
    SB 0616 Compulsory School Attendance by Jones
      Compulsory School Attendance; Revising the required age for compulsory school attendance from 16 to 18 years of age; deleting a requirement that a student’s parent sign a declaration of intent to terminate school enrollment; deleting a requirement that the school district notify a student’s parent upon receipt of such declaration, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/03/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    SB 0618 School Teacher Training and Mentoring Program by Jones
      School Teacher Training and Mentoring Program; Establishing the School Teacher Training and Mentoring Program within the Department of Education; requiring the department to provide funds to school districts to place teachers who meet specified qualifications as mentors for certain other teachers, subject to appropriation; providing for the provision of stipends for classroom teacher mentorship, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/03/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    SB 0622 Florida Institute for Charter School Innovation by Diaz
      Florida Institute for Charter School Innovation; Requiring the Department of Education to collaborate with the Florida Institute for Charter School Innovation in developing a sponsor evaluation framework for charter schools; establishing the institute at Miami Dade College; authorizing the institute to apply for and receive certain grants; requiring the District Board of Trustees of Miami Dade College to establish policies regarding the institute, etc. APPROPRIATION: $1,000,000 Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/30/2021 SENATE Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
     
    SB 0626 Standards for Buildings and Firesafety by Wright
      Standards for Buildings and Firesafety; Providing for a contingent effective date of updates to the Florida Building Code; providing for a contingent effective date of updates to the Florida Fire Prevention Code, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/03/2021 SENATE Referred to Community Affairs; Banking and Insurance; Rules
     
    SB 0638 Early Childhood Music Education Incentive Pilot Program by Perry
      Early Childhood Music Education Incentive Pilot Program; Extending the expiration date of the Early Childhood Music Education Incentive Pilot Program, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
      Actions
      11/30/2021 SENATE Now in Appropriations
     
    SB 0658 Persons Authorized to Visit Charter Schools by Cruz
      Persons Authorized to Visit Charter Schools; Authorizing the Governor, all Cabinet members, and all members of the Legislature to visit any charter school in this state; authorizing such visitors to visit a charter school on any day at any time; providing that no prior notice is required for the visit; prohibiting any person from limiting the scope or duration of the visit; authorizing a charter school to require a visitor to sign in and out at the charter school’s main office and to wear an identification badge at all times while on the premises, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/16/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules
     
    SB 0670 Emergency Drills in Public Schools by Cruz
      Emergency Drills in Public Schools; Revising district school board duties relating to fire drills and emergency drills; expanding requirements for district school board procedures relating to drills for active assailant and hostage situations; requiring district school boards to establish procedures to provide advance notification of drills for active assailant and hostage situations to parents and to provide parents with an option to excuse their students from drills requiring evacuation from a building; requiring such procedures to address the needs of exceptional education students, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/16/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security; Rules
     
    SB 0672 School Safety Funding by Cruz
      School Safety Funding; Revising certain allocations to school districts; specifying uses and distribution requirements for certain safe schools allocation funds for the 2022-2023 fiscal year; requiring each district school superintendent to remit specified unused funds from the 2021-2022 fiscal year to the Department of Education by a specified date; authorizing the department, upon request, to redistribute such funds to certain school districts for a specified purpose, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/16/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    SB 0676 Drinking Water in Public Schools by Cruz
      Drinking Water in Public Schools; Subject to legislative appropriation, requiring district boards to coordinate with district school boards to identify certain schools and to provide funding to those schools by a specified date; requiring school districts, as applicable, to install filters that meet certain specifications on drinking water sources; requiring school districts, as applicable, to post signage on certain water sources and requiring school districts to publish specified information on school district websites, etc. APPROPRIATION: $3,000,000 Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/16/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    SB 0680 Public School Transportation by Cruz
      Public School Transportation; Revising the requirement that district school boards provide transportation for certain students; requiring a district school superintendent to request a review of a hazardous walking condition upon receipt of a written request from a parent of a student; requiring, rather than authorizing, a district school board to initiate a specified proceeding relating to hazardous walking conditions, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/16/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    HB 0681 Impact Fee Credits by Rodriguez (Ant)
      Impact Fee Credits: Revises area within which impact fee credits are assignable & transferable. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/22/2021 HOUSE Filed
     
    SB 0698 Standard High School Diploma Award Requirements by Cruz
      Standard High School Diploma Award Requirements; Adding a new requirement for the award of a standard high school diploma to Academically Challenging Curriculum to Enhance Learning students; requiring students, beginning with those entering grade 9 in a specified school year, to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid in order to be awarded a standard high school diploma; providing an exemption, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/16/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    SB 0702 Photographic Enforcement of School Bus Safety by Burgess
      Photographic Enforcement of School Bus Safety; Defining the terms “school bus” and “side stop signal arm enforcement system”; authorizing school districts to install and operate side stop signal arm enforcement systems on school buses; providing that recorded images evidencing a violation of this act are admissible in any judicial or administrative proceeding for a certain purpose; specifying requirements of and prohibitions on the use of recorded video and still images captured by the side stop signal arm enforcement system, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/16/2021 SENATE Referred to Transportation; Judiciary; Appropriations
     
    SB 0706 School Concurrency by Perry
      School Concurrency; Requiring, instead of encouraging, local governments that adopt school concurrency to apply such concurrency to development on a districtwide basis; removing provisions addressing school concurrency on a less than districtwide basis; revising provisions specifying when school concurrency is satisfied; specifying that proportionate-share mitigation must be set aside and not spent if an improvement has not been identified, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/16/2021 SENATE Referred to Community Affairs; Education; Rules
     
    SB 0708 Native Language Assessments in Public Schools by Rodriguez (A)
      Native Language Assessments in Public Schools; Requiring that a high school equivalency examination administered in any language other than English be given the same weight as a high school equivalency examination administered in English; requiring written portions of the coordinated screening and progress monitoring program for students in the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program through grade 3 to be in specified native languages; revising requirements of the statewide, standardized assessment program to include native language versions of related assessments, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/16/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    SB 0710 Early Learning Scholarship Program by Ausley
      Early Learning Scholarship Program; Establishing the Early Learning Scholarship program, administered by the Division of Early Learning; specifying eligibility criteria; providing that a student who receives a scholarship remains eligible to participate until the student is admitted to kindergarten or attains the age of 6 years by a specified date; requiring the division to contract with an independent contractor to evaluate the program; requiring the division to submit a written copy of the evaluation to the Legislature and certain state agencies by a specified date; exempting the state from liability; providing that the program does not expand the regulatory authority of the state, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/16/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    SB 0732 Heat Illness Prevention by Rodriguez (A)
      Heat Illness Prevention; Providing responsibilities for certain employers and employees; providing an exception; requiring employers to provide annual training for employees and supervisors; requiring the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, in conjunction with the Department of Health, to adopt specified rules, etc. Effective Date: 10/1/2022
      Actions
      11/16/2021 SENATE Referred to Agriculture; Health Policy; Rules
     
    SB 0734 Vaccinations During Public Health Emergencies by Gruters
      Vaccinations During Public Health Emergencies; Removing the authority of the State Health Officer to order the vaccination of individuals upon declaration of a public health emergency; revising a requirement that the Department of Health adopt certain rules, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/16/2021 SENATE Referred to Health Policy; Judiciary; Rules
     
    SB 0738 Athletic Associations by Hutson
      Athletic Associations; Authorizing the Commissioner of Education, with the approval of the State Board of Education, to approve nonprofit athletic associations that meet certain requirements; defining the term “approved athletic association” and including the Florida High School Athletic Association within the meaning of that term; specifying that both private high schools and traditional public high schools are authorized to become members of an approved athletic association; providing that approved athletic associations are subject to certain requirements, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/16/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Community Affairs; Rules
     
    HB 0753 School Discipline Report Cards by Hart
      School Discipline Report Cards: Requires Office of Safe Schools, beginning with certain school year, to develop & publish on its website school discipline report cards based on data collected through school environmental safety incident reports; & specifies requirements for reports. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/30/2021 HOUSE Filed
     
    SB 0758 Education by Diaz
      Education; Establishing the Charter School Review Commission within the Department of Education; requiring the Commissioner of Education to appoint members; authorizing the commission to solicit and review charter school applications; requiring that the district school board that oversees the school district where a charter school approved by the commission will be located shall serve as the charter school’s sponsor; providing that certain additional tax millage is part of school districts’ operating discretionary millage levy, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      12/01/2021 SENATE Committee Substitute Text (C1) Filed
     
    SB 0764 Step Into Success Internship Program by Albritton
      Step Into Success Internship Program; Designating the “Step Into Success Act”; establishing the Step Into Success internship program within the Department of Children and Families for eligible foster youth; requiring that eligible foster youth receive priority consideration for certain internship positions; requiring the department to publicize internship opportunities and inform foster youth of where to locate the information; requiring approved agencies to provide and monthly update a list of open employment opportunities for which eligible foster youth may apply; specifying requirements and conditions for foster youth to earn college credit for work performed in the internship program, etc. APPROPRIATION: $1,642,754 Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/30/2021 SENATE Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
     
    SB 0766 Schools of Innovation by Brodeur
      Schools of Innovation; Establishing the Schools of Innovation Program within the Department of Education; authorizing the State Board of Education to authorize the Commissioner of Education to waive certain rules; authorizing public school districts to apply for identified schools to receive the designation of school of innovation; prohibiting a student attending a school of innovation who transfers to another school from being subject to specified penalties; authorizing schools designated as schools of innovation to use an alternative definition of letter grades, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/16/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    HB 0777 Local Tax Referenda Requirements by Robinson (W)
      Local Tax Referenda Requirements: Requires referenda elections related to tourist development taxes, tourist impact taxes, children's services & independent special district property taxes, increases in county & municipal ad valorem tax millages, ninth-cent fuel tax, local option fuel taxes, & certain school district millage elections to be held on day of general elections. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/30/2021 HOUSE Filed
     
    SB 0790 Computer Science and Technology Instruction by Hooper
      Computer Science and Technology Instruction; Requiring public schools to provide computer science instruction conforming to specified requirements; requiring the Florida Virtual School to offer computer science courses identified in the Course Code Directory; requiring school districts that do not offer an identified course to provide students access to the course through the Florida Virtual School or other means approved by the department; requiring instructional personnel who meet specified criteria to receive a bonus, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/30/2021 SENATE Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
     
    HB 0797 Photographic Enforcement of School Zone Speed Limits by Overdorf
      Photographic Enforcement of School Zone Speed Limits: Authorizes county or municipality to contract with automated speed enforcement provider to install cameras in school speed zones to enforce school zone speed limits; provides criteria; provides civil penalty for certain violations; provides for disposition & use of funds; provides requirements for notices of violation; requires payment of certain penalties within certain periods; provides for determination of liability; provides for court jurisdiction & enforcement; provides final notice requirements; requires prohibition of motor vehicle registration renewal & transfer of title under certain circumstances; provides for collection of unpaid penalty imposed on owner of motor vehicle registered outside this state; prohibits warning or civil penalty for operator arrested or cited for same violation by peace officer. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/30/2021 HOUSE Filed
     
    SB 0802 School Safety by Gruters
      School Safety; Requiring the FortifyFL reporting tool to notify reporting parties that submitting false information may subject them to criminal penalties; requiring the Commissioner of Education to oversee and enforce compliance with requirements relating to school safety and security; requiring certain law enforcement officers to be physically present and directly involved in active assailant emergency drills; authorizing school safety officers to make arrests on property owned or leased by a charter school under a charter contract, etc. Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act, this act shall take effect July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/16/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    SB 0810 Education by Polsky
      Education; Repealing a requirement that the State Board of Education and the Board of Governors, respectively, require each Florida College System (FCS) institution and state university to conduct an annual assessment of intellectual freedom and viewpoint diversity; repealing a prohibition on FCS institutions and state universities shielding students, faculty, or staff from expressive activities; repealing provisions authorizing a student to record certain video or audio, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/16/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Judiciary; Rules
     
    SB 0892 Charter School Charters by Burgess
      Charter School Charters; Requiring a request for a consolidation of multiple charters to be approved or denied within a specified timeframe; requiring a charter school sponsor to provide to the charter school specified information relating to a denial of a request for a consolidation within a certain timeframe; providing for the automatic renewal of a charter under certain circumstances, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/30/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Community Affairs; Rules
     
    SB 0896 Educator Certification Pathways for Veterans by Burgess
      Educator Certification Pathways for Veterans; Expanding eligibility to seek educator certification to specified military servicemembers who have completed a specified education requirement; authorizing the Department of Education to issue a temporary certificate to specified military servicemembers who have completed a specified education requirement; specifying the duration of a temporary certificate for specified military servicemembers, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/30/2021 SENATE Referred to Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security; Education; Rules
     
    SB 0922 Florida Young Farmer and Rancher Matching Grant Program by Perry
      Florida Young Farmer and Rancher Matching Grant Program; Creating the program within the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; requiring the department to select grant recipients based on specified criteria; providing that a recipient may not receive more than one award per year under the program; specifying that grant funding is contingent upon specific annual appropriation by the Legislature, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/30/2021 SENATE Referred to Agriculture; Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government; Appropriations
     
    SB 0956 Public Schools by Baxley
      Public Schools; Authorizing public schools in this state to enroll a student who meets certain attendance criteria on a part-time basis, subject to space and availability; providing for full-time equivalent student membership; authorizing funds awarded under the Family Empowerment Scholarship Program to be used for contracted services provided by a public school or school district, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/30/2021 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
     
    SB 0980 Virtual Instruction Programs by Diaz
      Virtual Instruction Programs; Removing a requirement that a virtual instruction program provider document that it locates an administrative office or offices in this state, requires its administrative staff to be state residents, and requires all instructional staff to be Florida-certified teachers, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/18/2021 SENATE Filed
     
    SB 1030 Impact Fee Credits by Taddeo
      Impact Fee Credits; Revising the area within which impact fee credits are assignable or transferable, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/22/2021 SENATE Filed
     
    SB 1048 Student Assessments by Diaz
      Student Assessments; Revising the grade levels for which the coordinated screening and monitoring program measures student progress in the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program; revising requirements for the statewide, standardized comprehensive assessments program, beginning with a specified school year; requiring that progress monitoring include both a web-based and mobile device-compatible option; requiring 2022-2023 school and school district grades to serve as an informal baseline for schools and school districts; providing that school improvement ratings will not be calculated for a certain school year, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/24/2021 SENATE Filed
     
    SB 1054 Financial Literacy Instruction in Public Schools by Hutson
      Financial Literacy Instruction in Public Schools; Citing this act as the “Dorothy L. Hukill Financial Literacy Act”; revising the requirements regarding financial literacy for the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards; revising the required credits for a standard high school diploma to include one-half credit of instruction in personal financial literacy and money management and seven and one-half, rather than eight, credits in electives, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/29/2021 SENATE Filed
     
    SB 1060 Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program Student Service Requirements by Hutson
      Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program Student Service Requirements; Providing that students may satisfy eligibility requirements for a Florida Academic Scholars, Florida Medallion Scholars, Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars, or a Florida Gold Seal CAPE Scholars award, respectively, by performing a specified number of hours of paid work; authorizing, instead of requiring, such students to identify a specified interest or develop a plan for their service requirements under the program, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/29/2021 SENATE Filed
     
    SB 1070 School Absence Due to Sickness or Injury by Jones
      School Absence Due to Sickness or Injury; Providing that a written statement attesting to the impracticability or inadvisability of attendance on account of sickness or injury may be attested to by a licensed professional other than a practicing physician, as determined by school board policy, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/30/2021 SENATE Filed
     
    SB 1072 School Discipline Report Cards by Jones
      School Discipline Report Cards; Requiring the Office of Safe Schools, beginning with a certain school year, to develop and publish on its website school discipline report cards based on data collected through school environmental safety incident reports, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/30/2021 SENATE Filed
     
    SB 1086 Exceptional Student Due Process Hearings by Gruters
      Exceptional Student Due Process Hearings; Providing that district school boards have the burden to prove by a preponderance of the evidence in all exceptional student due process hearings that any challenged identification, evaluation, and eligibility determination, or lack thereof, was appropriate; providing that district school boards have the burden to prove by a preponderance of the evidence that any challenged individual education plan is appropriate, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      11/30/2021 SENATE Filed
     
    SB 1126 Exemption from Taxation for Educational Properties by Harrell
      Exemption from Taxation for Educational Properties; Exempting from taxation property used by an educational institution that holds a leasehold interest in certain leases exceeding a specified number of years, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
      Actions
      12/01/2021 SENATE Filed
     
    HB 2009 Pasco Sheriff's Office Community Outreach and Engagement Initiative by Zika
      Pasco Sheriff's Office Community Outreach and Engagement Initiative: Provides an appropriation for the Pasco Sheriff's Office Community Outreach and Engagement Initiative. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/23/2021 HOUSE On Committee agenda - Justice Appropriations Subcommittee, 12/01/21, 3:30 pm, 17 H
     
    HB 2591 Moffitt Cancer Center Partnership School Pasco County 6-12 by Zika
      Moffitt Cancer Center Partnership School Pasco County 6-12: Provides an appropriation for the Moffitt Cancer Center Partnership School Pasco County 6-12. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/09/2021 HOUSE Now in PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee
     
    HB 2681 Academy at the Farm Charter High School by Maggard
      Academy at the Farm Charter High School: Provides an appropriation for the Academy at the Farm Charter High School. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/08/2021 HOUSE Withdrawn prior to introduction
     
    HB 2713 School Bond Issuance Database by Latvala
      School Bond Issuance Database: Provides an appropriation for the School Bond Issuance Database. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
      Actions
      11/23/2021 HOUSE On Committee agenda - PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee, 12/02/21, 11:00 am, 102 H
     
    SB 7004 OGSR/Technology Systems/State University or a Florida College System Institution by Education
      OGSR/Technology Systems/State University or a Florida College System Institution; Amending a provision which provides exemptions from public records and public meetings requirements for specified data or information from technology systems owned, under contract, or maintained by a state university or a Florida College System institution and portions of meetings which would reveal such data and information; removing the scheduled repeal of the exemptions, etc. Effective Date: 10/1/2022
      Actions
      11/16/2021 SENATE Referred to Rules
     
    SB 7006 OGSR/Campus Emergency Response by Education
      OGSR/Campus Emergency Response; Amending a provision which provides an exemption from public records requirements for any portion of a campus emergency response held by a public postsecondary educational institution, a state or local law enforcement agency, a county or municipal emergency management agency, the Executive Office of the Governor, the Department of Education, the Board of Governors of the State University System, or the Division of Emergency Management, and for any portion of a public meeting which would reveal information related to a campus emergency response; removing the scheduled repeal of the exemption, etc. Effective Date: 10/1/2022
      Actions
      11/16/2021 SENATE Referred to Rules
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    November 30, 2021
    Pasco County Schools 2022 Session FHSAA Eckerd Connects Masks Omicron Reading Volusia Transgender School Pay Holiday Shipping
    Committee Actions
    November 30 - December 2
    Tuesday, November 30
    Senate Education   Watch Recorded Meeting
    SB 0410    Photographic Enforcement of School Zone Speed Limits by Rodriguez (A) - Favorable by Education; 10 Yeas, 0 Nays
    SB 0418    Assistive Technology Advisory Council by Pizzo - Favorable by Education; 10 Yeas, 0 Nays
    SB 0480    Required Instruction in Public Schools by Burgess - Favorable by Education; 10 Yeas, 0 Nays
    SB 0506    Hope Scholarship Program by Diaz - Favorable by Education; 6 Yeas, 4 Nays
    SB 0522    Full-time Equivalent Student Membership for International Ge... by Bradley - Favorable by Education; 10 Yeas, 0 Nays
    SB 0538    Private Instructional Personnel Providing Applied Behavior A... by Hooper - Favorable by Education; 10 Yeas, 0 Nays
    SB 0622    Florida Institute for Charter School Innovation by Diaz - Favorable by Education; 7 Yeas, 3 Nays
    SB 0638    Early Childhood Music Education Incentive Pilot Program by Perry - Favorable by Education; 10 Yeas, 0 Nays
    SB 0758    Education (Charter Commission) Amendment by Diaz - Favorable with CS by Education; 7 Yeas, 3 Nays
    SB 0790    Computer Science and Technology Instruction by Hooper - Favorable by Education; 10 Yeas, 0 Nays

    Senate Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
    SB 0764    Step Into Success Internship Program by Albritton - Favorable by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; 7 Yeas, 0 Nays

    Senate Ethics and Elections          Watch Recorded Meeting
    SB 0244    Partisan Elections for Members of District School Boards by Gruters - Favorable by Ethics and Elections; 5 Yeas, 4 Nays     

    House Commerce Committee       Watch Recorded Meeting
    Panel Discussion on School Concurrency   

    Wednesday, December 1
    House Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee  212 K 11AM-12PM
    Presentation on electrocardiograms for student athletes
    Presentation on transparency requirements relating to curriculum and instruction and school district budgeting and accountability

    House Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee 102 H  1:30PM-3PM
    Consideration of Bills on Agenda
    HB 0153    Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military C... by Altman
    HB 0225    Charter School Charters by Hawkins

    Thursday, December 2
    House PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee  102 H  11AM-12:30PM
    Consideration of Bills on Agenda
    Presentation and Discussion on the Results of the Final Calculation of the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Florida Education Finance Program
    HB 2713    School Bond Issuance Database by Latvala
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    November 29, 2021
    Starkey Masks Special Session 2022 Session Omicron Vaxx Mandates 2022 Election
    Recently Filed Legislation
    First Assessment Bill Filed

    SB 1048    Student Assessments by Diaz
    Student Assessments; Revising the grade levels for which the coordinated screening and monitoring program measures student progress in the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program; revising requirements for the statewide, standardized comprehensive assessments program, beginning with a specified school year; requiring that progress monitoring include both a web-based and mobile device-compatible option; requiring 2022-2023 school and school district grades to serve as an informal baseline for schools and school districts; providing that school improvement ratings will not be calculated for a certain school year, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
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    Happy Thanksgiving!
    November 20-24, 2021
    Pasco County Schools FL DOE Pasco County 2022 Election Gaming 2022 Session PHSC Teachers Eckerd Connects COVID Education COVID Masks Woke Books Opinions
    Special Session
    FINAL ACTIONS
    HB 0001B    COVID-19 Mandates by Grall
    11/18/2021    Approved by Governor

    HB 0003B    Pub. Rec./COVID-19 Vaccination Policies and Practices by Massullo, Jr.
    11/18/2021   Approved by Governor

    HB 0005B    Florida Occupational Safety and Health State Plan by Zika
    11/18/2021   Approved by Governor

    HB 0007B    Vaccinations During Public Health Emergencies by Andrade
    11/18/2021   Approved by Governor
    Recently Filed Legislation
    Filed after October 27
    First Assessment Bill Filed

    SB 1048    Student Assessments by Diaz
    Student Assessments; Revising the grade levels for which the coordinated screening and monitoring program measures student progress in the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program; revising requirements for the statewide, standardized comprehensive assessments program, beginning with a specified school year; requiring that progress monitoring include both a web-based and mobile device-compatible option; requiring 2022-2023 school and school district grades to serve as an informal baseline for schools and school districts; providing that school improvement ratings will not be calculated for a certain school year, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
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