Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Legislative Update - February 22, 2016

Good morning!
                Both the House and the Senate have passed their versions of the budget. The next step is for  the House and the Senate leadership to agree on how much money to put in each category ( ex. Education, Health, etc.)  Next will be the setting of the conference schedule. Representatives from the House and the Senate will be selected to sit on a conference committee and attempt to come to agreement on their assigned category of the budget. This happens over several short meetings where each side brings forward offers, which are accepted or rejected. Any items which are not resolved are kicked up to the Appropriations chairs and then the leadership of the House and Senate.  There is a 72 hours cooling off period before the agreed upon budget is then sent back to the House and Senate for a floor vote. This must be completed prior to the end of the day March 11th. Passing a  budget is the ONLY action required of the Legislature.


CS/CS/SB 468 (2016) Computer Coding Instruction
                SENATE - Retained on Calendar
                SENATE - Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/23/16

HB 7017, 1st Eng. (2016) Career and Adult Education
                HOUSE - Read 3rd time
                HOUSE - Passed as amended; YEAS 111 NAYS 0

CS/CS/HB 7029, 1st Eng. (2016) School Choice
                HOUSE - Read 3rd time
                HOUSE - CS passed as amended; YEAS 79 NAYS 35

CS/CS/HB 249 (2016) Culinary Education Programs
                HOUSE - Read 3rd time
                HOUSE - CS passed; YEAS 114 NAYS 0

SB 7058 (2016) Child Care and Development Block Grant Program
                SENATE - Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/23/16  --If Received
                SENATE - CS by- Appropriations; YEAS 15 NAYS 0


Appropriations - February 18, 2016 - 1:00- 5:30 p.m.
                Attendance Report Published: http://www.flsenate.gov/Committees/Show/AP/AttendanceReport/3473
                Audio Part 1 Published: http://www.flsenate.gov/Committees/Show/AP/Audio/3473
                Audio Part 2 Published: http://www.flsenate.gov/Committees/Show/AP/Audio/3473/2

Appropriations Subcommittee on Education - February 24, 2016 - 1:30- 3:30 p.m.
                New Committee Meeting: http://www.flsenate.gov/Committees/Show/AED/MeetingNotice/3495
                Committee Meeting Time Changed: http://www.flsenate.gov/Committees/Show/AED/MeetingNotice/3495

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