Florida Senate - 2018                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for HB 7055
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Appropriations (Baxley) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (240726) (with directory and
    2  title amendments)
    4         Between lines 2169 and 2170
    5  insert:
    6         (1) CONTROL OF STUDENTS.—
    7         (a) Adopt rules for the control, discipline, in-school
    8  suspension, suspension, and expulsion of students and decide all
    9  cases recommended for expulsion. Once every 3 years, the
   10  district school board shall review its rules authorizing
   11  suspension, also referred to as out-of-school suspension, as a
   12  form of discipline during a district school board meeting held
   13  pursuant to s. 1001.372. The review must include school district
   14  data regarding the disability status, race, gender, and rate of
   15  recidivism of each student in the school district who has
   16  received suspension since the district school board’s last
   17  review. The district school board shall take public testimony at
   18  the meeting. If such a meeting is not held in accordance with
   19  this paragraph, the board’s rules authorizing suspension expire.
   20  All suspension hearings are exempted from the provisions of
   21  chapter 120. Expulsion hearings shall be governed by ss. 120.569
   22  and 120.57(2) and are exempt from s. 286.011. However, the
   23  student’s parent must be given notice of the provisions of s.
   24  286.011 and may elect to have the hearing held in compliance
   25  with that section. The district school board may prohibit the
   26  use of corporal punishment, if the district school board adopts
   27  or has adopted a written program of alternative control or
   28  discipline.
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   31  And the directory clause is amended as follows:
   32         Delete line 2161
   33  and insert:
   34         Section 27. Paragraph (a) of subsection (1), and
   35  subsections (4) and (6) of section 1006.07,
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   38  And the title is amended as follows:
   39         Delete line 3529
   40  and insert:
   41         provisions; amending s. 1006.07, F.S.; requiring a
   42         district school board to review its rules authorizing
   43         suspension during a specified timeframe at a district
   44         school board meeting; requiring the board to take
   45         public testimony at the meeting; providing that the
   46         rules expire under certain circumstances; requiring