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CS/SB 1220: Education

GENERAL BILL by Education ; Diaz

Education; Revising initial scholarship eligibility criteria for the Family Empowerment Scholarship Program, beginning with a specified school year; revising eligibility criteria for the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program and applying the criteria only to initial eligibility; requiring that the rules to establish uniform core curricula for each state-approved teacher preparation program include evidence-based reading instructional strategies and mental health strategies and support; expanding requirements for the certification program of a postsecondary educator preparation institute to be approved by the Department of Education, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 1/27/2020 Senate - CS by Education read 1st time -SJ 197
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Education (ED)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Education (AED)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/11/2019 Senate • Filed
12/18/2019 Senate • Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations -SJ 89
1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 89
1/16/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Education, 01/21/20, 2:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
1/21/2020 Senate • CS by Education; YEAS 6 NAYS 2 -SJ 191
1/23/2020 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
1/27/2020 Senate • CS by Education read 1st time -SJ 197