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CS/SB 1620: Digital Learning

GENERAL BILL by Rules ; Flores

Digital Learning; Creates the Digital Learning Now Act. Provides digital preparation requirements. Provides for customized and accelerated learning. Authorizes the establishment of virtual charter schools. Authorizes a charter school to implement blended learning courses. Redefines the term "full-time equivalent student" as it applies to the Florida Virtual School. Provides instruction, eligibility, funding, assessment, and accountability requirements. Requires all statewide end-of-course assessments to be administrated online beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2011
Last Action: 5/3/2011 Senate - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 7197 (Ch. 2011-137), CS/CS/CS/SB 1546 (Ch. 2011-232), SB 2120 (Ch. 2011-55) -SJ 776
Location: Laid on Table
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Education Pre-K - 12 (ED)
  2. Budget (BC)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/3/2011 Senate • Filed
3/9/2011 Senate • Referred to Education Pre-K - 12; Budget -SJ 179
• Introduced -SJ 179
3/31/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Education Pre-K - 12, 04/05/11, 1:15 pm, 301 Senate Office Building
4/5/2011 Senate • Favorable by Education Pre-K - 12; YEAS 3 NAYS 0 -SJ 408
• Now in Budget -SJ 408
4/7/2011 Senate • Also referred to Rules -SJ 461
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 --Not Considered
4/12/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/15/11, 9:15 am, 110 Senate Office Building --Not Received
4/14/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Budget, 04/15/11, 1:30 pm, 412 Knott Building --Not Considered
4/20/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Budget, 04/25/11, 1:15 pm, 412 Knott Building
4/25/2011 Senate • Favorable with 1 amendment(s) by Budget (906136); YEAS 16 NAYS 5 -SJ 469
• Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Amendments)
4/26/2011 Senate • Now in Rules -SJ 469
• On Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/26/11, 1:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
• CS by- Rules; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 541
4/27/2011 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• CS by Rules read 1st time -SJ 542
4/29/2011 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 541
5/2/2011 Senate • Placed on Consent Calendar, 05/03/11 --Removed from Calendar
5/3/2011 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 05/03/11
• Read 2nd time -SJ 776
• Substituted CS/CS/HB 7197 -SJ 776
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 7197 (Ch. 2011-137), CS/CS/CS/SB 1546 (Ch. 2011-232), SB 2120 (Ch. 2011-55) -SJ 776