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CS/CS/CS/SB 1546: School Choice

GENERAL BILL by Budget ; Higher Education ; Education Pre-K - 12 ; Thrasher ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Oelrich

School Choice; Establishes criteria for high-performing charter schools. Authorizes a high-performing charter school to increase enrollment, expand grade levels served, submit a quarterly financial statement, consolidate the charters of certain charter schools, and receive certain modification or renewal of its charter. Establishes criteria for high-performing charter school systems. Provides that student capacity of a high-performing charter school shall be determined annually by the governing board. Deletes provisions relating to the Charter School Review Panel, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2011
Last Action: 6/28/2011 - Chapter No. 2011-232, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 7197 (Ch. 2011-137), SB 2120 (Ch. 2011-55)
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Education Pre-K - 12 (ED)
  2. Higher Education (HE)
  3. Budget (BC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/2/2011 Senate • Filed
3/9/2011 Senate • Referred to Education Pre-K - 12; Higher Education; Budget -SJ 173
• Introduced -SJ 173
3/18/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Education Pre-K - 12, 03/23/11, 1:00 pm, 301 Senate Office Building --Temporarily Postponed
3/25/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Education Pre-K - 12, 03/30/11, 1:30 pm, 301 Senate Office Building
3/30/2011 Senate • CS by Education Pre-K - 12; YEAS 3 NAYS 0 -SJ 324
3/31/2011 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
4/1/2011 Senate • Now in Higher Education -SJ 324
• On Committee agenda-- Higher Education, 04/04/11, 3:15 pm, 301 Senate Office Building
4/4/2011 Senate • CS/CS by Higher Education; YEAS 4 NAYS 0 -SJ 408
4/5/2011 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• CS by Education Pre-K - 12 read 1st time -SJ 346
4/6/2011 Senate • Now in Budget -SJ 408
• CS/CS by Higher Education read 1st time -SJ 411
4/8/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Budget, 04/13/11, 1:30 pm, 412 Knott Building --Not Considered
4/11/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Budget, 04/14/11, 1:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
4/14/2011 Senate • CS/CS/CS by- Budget; YEAS 19 NAYS 2 -SJ 471
4/18/2011 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
4/20/2011 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 471
4/25/2011 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/27/11
4/26/2011 Senate • CS/CS/CS by Budget read 1st time -SJ 488
4/27/2011 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 514
• Amendment(s) adopted (790772) -SJ 514
• Ordered engrossed -SJ 514
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/28/2011 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 550
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 31 NAYS 8 -SJ 550
• Immediately certified -SJ 550
4/28/2011 House • In Messages
5/2/2011 House • Referred to Calendar -HJ 1017
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 05/03/11
• Received -HJ 1017
5/3/2011 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 1025
• Amendment(s) adopted (828835) -HJ 1025
• Placed on 3rd reading
5/4/2011 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 1111
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 87 NAYS 27 -HJ 1112
5/4/2011 Senate • In returning messages
• Concurred in 1 amendment(s) (828835) -SJ 840
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 33 NAYS 6 -SJ 846
• Ordered engrossed, then enrolled -SJ 846
6/13/2011 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
6/27/2011 • Approved by Governor
6/28/2011 • Chapter No. 2011-232, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 7197 (Ch. 2011-137), SB 2120 (Ch. 2011-55)