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CS/CS/SB 1718: Parent Empowerment in Education

GENERAL BILL by Budget ; Education Pre-K - 12 ; Benacquisto ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Flores ; Altman ; Gaetz ; Hays

Parent Empowerment in Education; Authorizing parents of students who are assigned to certain underperforming public schools to submit a petition to the school district requesting implementation of a school turnaround option; requiring a school district, upon request, to provide a parent with a performance evaluation for each classroom teacher assigned to his or her child; prohibiting a charter school operator from being a foreign national principal, from having officers or partners who are not citizens of the United States and who are not lawfully admitted for permanent residence, or from being registered in a foreign country; creating the Parent Empowerment Act, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 3/9/2012 Senate - CS failed to pass; YEAS 20 NAYS 20 -SJ 1189
Location: Failed passage
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Education Pre-K - 12 (ED)
  2. Budget Subcommittee on Education Pre-K - 12 Appropriations (BEA)
  3. Budget (BC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/6/2012 Senate • Filed
1/17/2012 Senate • Referred to Education Pre-K - 12; Budget -SJ 229
• Introduced -SJ 229
1/19/2012 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Education Pre-K - 12, 01/24/12, 3:30 pm, 301 Senate Office Building
1/24/2012 Senate • CS by Education Pre-K - 12; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 280
1/25/2012 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Budget -SJ 280
1/27/2012 Senate • Subreferred to Budget Subcommittee on Education Pre-K - 12 Appropriations -SJ 282
• Now in Budget Subcommittee on Education Pre-K - 12 Appropriations
• CS by Education Pre-K - 12 read 1st time -SJ 291
2/23/2012 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Budget Subcommittee on Education Pre-K - 12 Appropriations, 02/28/12, 10:45 am, 412 Knott Building
2/28/2012 Senate • Favorable with 1 amendment(s) by Budget Subcommittee on Education Pre-K - 12 Appropriations (519440); YEAS 4 NAYS 3 -SJ 743
3/1/2012 Senate • Now in Budget -SJ 743
3/2/2012 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Budget, 03/03/12, 8:00 am, 412 Knott Building
3/3/2012 Senate • CS/CS by- Budget; YEAS 13 NAYS 7 -SJ 805
• Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 805
3/5/2012 Senate • CS/CS by Budget read 1st time -SJ 809
3/6/2012 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/08/12
3/8/2012 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 1129
• Amendment(s) adopted (404694, 415328, 561460, 679266, 938018, 965320) -SJ 1130
• Amendment(s) failed (404564, 419936, 475000, 628308, 958994) -SJ 1131
• Ordered engrossed -SJ 1134
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/9/2012 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 1189
• CS failed to pass; YEAS 20 NAYS 20 -SJ 1189