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CS/SB 7000: Deregulation of Public Schools/Instructional, Administrative, and Support Personnel

GENERAL BILL by Fiscal Policy ; Education Pre-K -12 ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Calatayud ; Osgood

Deregulation of Public Schools/Instructional, Administrative, and Support Personnel; Requiring innovation schools of technology to comply with specified provisions of law relating to instructional multiyear contracts for instructional personnel in addition to annual contracts; requiring newly hired prekindergarten instructors to complete specified training within a specified timeframe; requiring the State Board of Education to develop written strategies to address critical teacher shortages; revising requirements for school bus drivers; revising requirements for individuals to participate in the Teacher Apprenticeship Program; requiring the State Board of Education to adopt rules to provide for the transition to or renewal of a 10-year professional certificate in certain situations, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2024
Last Action: 3/8/2024 House - Died in Messages
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Fiscal Policy (FP)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/6/2023 Senate • Submitted for consideration by Education Pre-K -12
• On Committee agenda-- Education Pre-K -12, 11/15/23, 2:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
11/15/2023 Senate • Submitted as Committee Bill and Reported Favorably by Education Pre-K -12; YEAS 8 NAYS 0
11/16/2023 Senate • Filed
• Referred to Fiscal Policy
12/4/2023 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Fiscal Policy, 12/12/23, 9:30 am, 412 Knott Building
12/12/2023 Senate • CS by- Fiscal Policy; YEAS 18 NAYS 0
12/13/2023 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
12/14/2023 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
1/9/2024 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 01/10/24
• Introduced
• CS by Fiscal Policy read 1st time
1/10/2024 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 128
• Amendment(s) adopted (365690, 692396) -SJ 129
• Read 3rd time -SJ 129
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 39 NAYS 0 -SJ 129
• Immediately certified -SJ 134
1/10/2024 House • In Messages
3/8/2024 House • Died in Messages