Daily Legislative Update: Saturday, March 11, 2023
On the final day of the 2023 Legislative Session, only a few education bills remain active. They are:
Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. 2890 modifies student discipline sections of current law. It inserts language that appears to strengthen the teacher’s ability to remove disruptive students from the classroom. It also permits counties to develop (with teacher input) a tiered system of disciplinary consequences. The House concurred with the amendments made in the version passed by the Senate and the bill has completed legislative action.
Comm Sub for S.B. 422 requires public schools to publish curriculum online. The bill states curriculum and a syllabus (including any books used) must be posted on the county or school website only at beginning of each new school year. An amendment was approved to permit county boards to contract the duty of posting the content out to private entities. Classroom teachers are not responsible for this task. The Senate concurred with the amendments the House made to the version the Senate passed and the bill has completed legislative action.
Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. 3084 permits public charter schools to access School Safety funds for safety and security upgrades. The House concurred with amendments made in the version passed by the Senate and the bill has completed legislative action.
The House is in recess until 7:30 PM.
H.B. 3035 originally related generally to high-quality education programs and school operations. A strike and insert amendment offered by the committee stripped all language from HB 3035 and replaced it with the provisions of S.B. 274 and H.B. 3293. S.B. 274 was the Senate’s comprehensive education bill addressing early classroom teaching needs (known as the Third Grade Success Act) while H.B. 3293 established requirements for the state educational agency and local educational agencies to support students in the public school system who exhibit indicators of risk for, or who have been diagnosed with, dyslexia and dyscalculia. The House concurred with the amendments made by the version passed by the Senate, as well as adopted their own amendment, which is still pending Senate concurrence.
Watch our various communication platforms on Monday for a comprehensive wrap up of the education bills passed during the 2023 session.