Florida Senate - 2013                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 134
                                Barcode 858128                          
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: WD            .                                
                  03/22/2013           .                                

       The Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability
       (Ring) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 48 and 49
    4  insert:
    5         Section 2. Subsection (8) is added to section 1001.41,
    6  Florida Statutes, to read:
    7         1001.41 General powers of district school board.—The
    8  district school board, after considering recommendations
    9  submitted by the district school superintendent, shall exercise
   10  the following general powers:
   11         (8) Make requests at a regular or special meeting of the
   12  district school board or to the superintendent or his or her
   13  designee to research issues pertaining to the efficient
   14  operation and general improvement of the district school system.
   15         Section 3. Subsection (15) of section 1001.51, Florida
   16  Statutes, is amended to read:
   17         1001.51 Duties and responsibilities of district school
   18  superintendent.—The district school superintendent shall
   19  exercise all powers and perform all duties listed below and
   20  elsewhere in the law, provided that, in so doing, he or she
   21  shall advise and counsel with the district school board. The
   22  district school superintendent shall perform all tasks necessary
   23  to make sound recommendations, nominations, proposals, and
   24  reports required by law to be acted upon by the district school
   25  board. All such recommendations, nominations, proposals, and
   26  reports by the district school superintendent shall be either
   27  recorded in the minutes or shall be made in writing, noted in
   28  the minutes, and filed in the public records of the district
   29  school board. It shall be presumed that, in the absence of the
   30  record required in this section, the recommendations,
   31  nominations, and proposals required of the district school
   32  superintendent were not contrary to the action taken by the
   33  district school board in such matters.
   34         (15) COOPERATE WITH DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD.—Cooperate with
   35  the district school board in every manner practicable to the end
   36  that the district school system may continuously be improved.
   37  The superintendent or his or her designee shall accept a school
   38  board member’s request to research issues pertaining to the
   39  efficient operation and general improvement of the district
   40  school system.
   42  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   43         And the title is amended as follows:
   44         Delete lines 2 - 7
   45  and insert:
   46         An act relating to district school boards; amending s.
   47         1001.372, F.S.; requiring district school boards to
   48         convene at least one regular meeting each quarter
   49         during a school year during the evening hours and to
   50         create written criteria for convening such a meeting;
   51         amending s. 1001.41, F.S.; revising the general powers
   52         of a district school board; amending s. 1001.51, F.S.;
   53         revising the duties and responsibilities of a
   54         superintendent; providing an effective date.