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CS/CS/HB 7037: School Choice

GENERAL BILL by Education Committee ; Education Appropriations Subcommittee ; Choice and Innovation Subcommittee ; Cortes, B. ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Artiles

School Choice; Revises provisions relating to charter school application, certain appeals, funding for & payments to charter schools, long-term charters, nonrenewal, termination, & closure of charter schools, financial statements, charter school representatives & public meetings, governing board residency requirements, high-performing charter schools, termination of virtual instruction provider contracts, capital outlay funding, & charter school professional development; authorizes charter school to defer opening & use of certain funds for educational purposes; establishes Florida Charter School Innovation Institute; provides appropriation. APPROPRIATION: $3,374,420.00

Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Last Action: 5/1/2015 Senate - Died in Education Pre-K - 12
Location: In committee/council (ED)
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Education Pre-K - 12 (ED)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Education (AED)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    3/4/2015 House • Filed
    • Introduced -HJ 167
    3/10/2015 House • Referred to Education Appropriations Subcommittee; Education Committee -HJ 202
    • On Committee agenda-- Education Appropriations Subcommittee, 03/12/15, 8:00 am, Morris Hall
    3/12/2015 House • CS by Education Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 13 NAYS 0 -HJ 237
    3/16/2015 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
    • CS by Education Appropriations Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 234
    3/17/2015 House • Now in Education Committee -HJ 249
    • On Committee agenda-- Education Committee, 03/19/15, 8:00 am, Reed Hall
    3/19/2015 House • CS/CS by- Education Committee; YEAS 15 NAYS 2 -HJ 286
    3/20/2015 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
    • Placed on Calendar -HJ 284
    • CS/CS by Education Committee read 1st time -HJ 283
    3/24/2015 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/26/15
    3/26/2015 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 312
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    3/27/2015 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 336
    • CS passed; YEAS 75 NAYS 35 -HJ 336
    4/1/2015 Senate • In Messages
    • Referred to Education Pre-K - 12; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations -SJ 324
    • Received -SJ 324
    5/1/2015 Senate • Died in Education Pre-K - 12

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  • CS/CS/HB 7037, Committee Substitute 2 (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/20/2015 at 1:47 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (8)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 1145 (e1) Education Sprowls Compare Last Action: 5/1/2015 S Died in Education Pre-K - 12
    Location: In committee/council (ED)
    S 692 Charter Schools Brandes Compare Last Action: 5/1/2015 S Died in Education Pre-K - 12
    Location: In committee/council (ED)
    S 948 (c2) Education Gaetz Compare Last Action: 5/1/2015 S Died on Calendar
    Location: On 2nd Reading Calendar
    S 1264 (c2) Education Legg Compare Last Action: 5/1/2015 S Died on Calendar
    Location: On 2nd Reading Calendar
    S 1448 Student Choice Legg Compare Last Action: 5/1/2015 S Died in Education Pre-K - 12
    Location: In committee/council (ED)
    S 1552 (c2) Student Choice Benacquisto Compare Last Action: 5/1/2015 S Died on Calendar
    Location: On 2nd Reading Calendar
    S 2502 (e1) Implementing the General Appropriations Act Appropriations Compare Last Action: 5/1/2015 S Died in returning Messages
    Location: Passed, pending returning messages to Senate
    S 2508 Education Appropriations Compare Last Action: 5/1/2015 S Died on Calendar
    Location: On 2nd Reading Calendar

    Floor Votes (1)

    Date Chamber Result
    3/27/2015 10:15 AM House 75 Yeas - 35 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (11)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    1002.33 Charter schools. Page 3 (pdf)
    1002.331 High-performing charter schools. Page 35 (pdf)
    1002.37 The Florida Virtual School. Page 38 (pdf)
    1002.45 Virtual instruction programs. Page 38 (pdf)
    1002.455 Student eligibility for K-12 virtual instruction. Page 39 (pdf)
    1003.498 School district virtual course offerings. Page 39 (pdf)
    1004.650 Page 40 (pdf)
    1011.62 Funds for operation of schools. Page 42 (pdf)
    1011.71 District school tax. Page 43 (pdf)
    1012.56 Educator certification requirements. Page 46 (pdf)
    1013.62 Charter schools capital outlay funding. Page 47 (pdf)

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  • CS/HB 7037, Committee Substitute 1 Posted 3/16/2015 at 8:53 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Education Committee (Post-Meeting) 3/20/2015 (pdf)

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 692 Charter Schools Brandes Compare Last Action: 5/1/2015 S Died in Education Pre-K - 12
    Location: In committee/council (ED)
    S 1448 Student Choice Legg Compare Last Action: 5/1/2015 S Died in Education Pre-K - 12
    Location: In committee/council (ED)

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    103821 - Amendment
    Remove lines 1087-1141 and insert:
    Fresen 3/18/2015
    3:33 PM
    Adopted
    3/19/2015
    PDF

    Citations - Statutes (10)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    1002.33 Charter schools. Page 3 (pdf)
    1002.331 High-performing charter schools. Page 34 (pdf)
    1002.37 The Florida Virtual School. Page 37 (pdf)
    1002.45 Virtual instruction programs. Page 38 (pdf)
    1002.455 Student eligibility for K-12 virtual instruction. Page 39 (pdf)
    1003.498 School district virtual course offerings. Page 39 (pdf)
    1004.650 Page 40 (pdf)
    1011.62 Funds for operation of schools. Page 41 (pdf)
    1012.56 Educator certification requirements. Page 42 (pdf)
    1013.62 Charter schools capital outlay funding. Page 43 (pdf)

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  • HB 7037, Original Filed Version Posted 3/4/2015 at 9:17 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Education Appropriations Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 3/16/2015 (pdf)

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 692 Charter Schools Brandes Compare Last Action: 5/1/2015 S Died in Education Pre-K - 12
    Location: In committee/council (ED)
    S 1448 Student Choice Legg Compare Last Action: 5/1/2015 S Died in Education Pre-K - 12
    Location: In committee/council (ED)

    Committee Amendments (3)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    413863 - Amendment
    Remove lines 229-232 and insert:
    Fitzenhagen 3/11/2015
    8:31 PM
    Adopted
    3/12/2015
    PDF
    797767 - Amendment
    Remove line 799 and insert:
    Fitzenhagen 3/11/2015
    8:32 PM
    Adopted
    3/12/2015
    PDF
    058131 - Amendment
    Between lines 1119 and 1120, insert:
    Diaz, M. 3/11/2015
    8:33 PM
    Adopted
    3/12/2015
    PDF

    Citations - Statutes (10)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    1002.33 Charter schools. Page 3 (pdf)
    1002.331 High-performing charter schools. Page 34 (pdf)
    1002.37 The Florida Virtual School. Page 37 (pdf)
    1002.45 Virtual instruction programs. Page 37 (pdf)
    1002.455 Student eligibility for K-12 virtual instruction. Page 38 (pdf)
    1003.498 School district virtual course offerings. Page 38 (pdf)
    1004.650 Page 39 (pdf)
    1011.62 Funds for operation of schools. Page 41 (pdf)
    1012.56 Educator certification requirements. Page 42 (pdf)
    1013.62 Charter schools capital outlay funding. Page 42 (pdf)

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