Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1480
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Education (Stargel) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    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. Beginning
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   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