Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Legislative Updates

Good morning,

·         SB 1362 which has many education issues wrapped in it goes to the Senate floor today.
·         Senate passed the $25,000 increase on property tax exemption- this version applies the increase to values between $100,000 to $125,000- This version goes back to the House
·         Negron and Corcoran are still in negotiations on the Budget- 12:00 p.m. tonight is the deadline for the budget to be laid on the desk in order to meet the 72 hr. cooling off period. 

·         “This is another step, I believe, in eroding the authority of our local school districts,” Montford said, referring to provision dealing with “local educational agencies.” “It really removes local governments from having any say in deciding about charter schools,” he argued, regarding the zoning and land use language. “I believe we are making a mistake if we cut out the local governments. Below is the link to the language which passed the Senate and School districts oppose: https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2017/1362/Amendment/890458/PDF

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