Florida Senate - 2019 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 1480 Ì8770541Î877054 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Education (Stargel) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete lines 32 - 36 4 and insert: 5 for the civics education course must be reviewed and approved by 6 the Commissioner of Education in consultation with organizations 7 that may include, but are not limited to, the Florida Joint 8 Center for Citizenship, the Bill of Rights Institute, Hillsdale 9 College, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, 10 iCivics, and the Constitutional Sources Project, and in 11 consultation with educators, school administrators, 12 postsecondary education representatives, elected officials, 13 business and industry leaders, parents, and the public. Any 14 errors and inaccuracies the commissioner identifies in state 15 adopted materials must be corrected pursuant to s. 1006.35. 16 After consulting with such entities and individuals, the 17 commissioner shall review the current state-approved civics 18 education course instructional materials and the statewide EOC 19 assessment test specifications and shall make recommendations 20 for improvements to the materials and test specifications by 21 December 31, 2019. By December 31, 2020, the department shall 22 complete a review of the statewide civics education course 23 standards.
Beginning24 25 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 26 And the title is amended as follows: 27 Delete lines 4 - 10 28 and insert: 29 materials for certain civics education courses be 30 reviewed and approved by the Commissioner of Education 31 in consultation with certain entities and individuals; 32 requiring the commissioner to identify errors and 33 inaccuracies in state-adopted materials; requiring 34 such errors and inaccuracies to be corrected; 35 requiring the commissioner to consult with specified 36 organizations and stakeholders to review civics 37 instructional materials and test specifications by a 38 specified date; requiring the commissioner to make 39 recommendations for improving such materials and test 40 specifications by a specified date; requiring the 41 department to review statewide civics education course 42 standards by a specified date; deleting obsolete 43 language; providing an