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CS/SB 1656: McKay Scholarships/Students With Disabilities

GENERAL BILL by Education Pre-K - 12 ; Wise

McKay Scholarships/Students With Disabilities; Makes John M. McKay Scholarships available to students with disabilities who have a 504 accommodation plan issued under s. 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act. Allows a parent to request and receive a scholarship for a student to enroll and attend a private school if the student has a 504 accommodation plan. Provides that students with certain temporary 504 accommodation plans are ineligible for a scholarship. Provides that a parent may choose to enroll the student in a public school in an adjacent district under certain conditions, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2011
Last Action: 4/29/2011 Senate - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 1329 (Ch. 2011-127) -SJ 602
Location: Laid on Table
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Education Pre-K - 12 (ED)
  2. Budget (BC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/3/2011 Senate • Filed
3/10/2011 Senate • Referred to Education Pre-K - 12; Budget -SJ 188
• Introduced -SJ 188
4/11/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Education Pre-K - 12, 04/14/11, 9:15 am, 301 Senate Office Building
4/14/2011 Senate • CS by Education Pre-K - 12; YEAS 3 NAYS 0 -SJ 470
• Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
4/15/2011 Senate • Now in Budget -SJ 470
4/20/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Budget, 04/25/11, 1:15 pm, 412 Knott Building
4/25/2011 Senate • Favorable by- Budget; YEAS 14 NAYS 5 -SJ 469
4/26/2011 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 469
• CS by Education Pre-K - 12 read 1st time -SJ 489
4/27/2011 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/29/11
4/29/2011 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 602
• Substituted CS/HB 1329 -SJ 602
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 1329 (Ch. 2011-127) -SJ 602