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CS/HB 7029: Education

GENERAL BILL by Education Committee ; Choice and Innovation Subcommittee ; Diaz, M. ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Artiles ; Gaetz ; Grant ; McBurney

Education; Requires DOE to develop online catalog of digital learning courses; provides reporting requirements for Florida Virtual School Global; requires Auditor General to conduct operational audit of Florida Virtual School & submit report to Legislature; removes Florida approved courses & blended learning courses provided by traditional public school, charter school, or district innovation school from definition of term "core-curricula courses" for purposes of class size requirements; removes restrictions on students taking online courses across district lines; creates Florida Approved Course Initiative; authorizes school district to contract with qualified contractors to administer and proctor statewide standardized assessments or assessments associated with Florida approved courses; requires DOE to identify measures of quality based upon student outcomes.

Effective Date: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 7/1/2013 - Chapter No. 2013-225, companion bill(s) passed, see SB 1514 (Ch. 2013-45)
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/22/2013 House • Filed
3/4/2013 House • Referred to Education Appropriations Subcommittee; Education Committee -HJ 141
3/5/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 141
3/15/2013 House • On Committee agenda-- Education Appropriations Subcommittee, 03/19/13, 8:00 am, Morris Hall
3/19/2013 House • Favorable by Education Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 8 NAYS 5 -HJ 280
• Now in Education Committee -HJ 280
3/25/2013 House • On Committee agenda-- Education Committee, 03/27/13, 1:00 pm, Reed Hall
3/27/2013 House • CS by- Education Committee; YEAS 10 NAYS 7 -HJ 359
• Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Education Committee read 1st time -HJ 354
3/28/2013 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 370
3/29/2013 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/02/13
4/2/2013 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 391
• Amendment(s) failed (603625) -HJ 392
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/4/2013 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 418
• Amendment(s) failed (347035, 751133) -HJ 418
• CS passed; YEAS 82 NAYS 37 -HJ 419
4/11/2013 Senate • In Messages
4/12/2013 Senate • Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations -SJ 436
4/15/2013 Senate • Received -SJ 436
5/1/2013 Senate • Withdrawn from Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations -SJ 954
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 954
• Substituted for CS/CS/SB 904 -SJ 954
• Read 2nd time -SJ 954
• Amendment(s) adopted (317092) -SJ 955
• Amendment(s) reconsidered, adopted as amended (317092) -SJ 962, 963
• Placed on 3rd reading
5/2/2013 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 1007
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 27 NAYS 12 -SJ 1007
5/2/2013 House • In returning messages
5/3/2013 House • Was taken up -HJ 1169
• Concurred in 1 amendment(s) (675332) -HJ 1172
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 90 NAYS 25 -HJ 1172
• Ordered engrossed, then enrolled -HJ 1172
6/17/2013 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
6/27/2013 • Approved by Governor
7/1/2013 • Chapter No. 2013-225, companion bill(s) passed, see SB 1514 (Ch. 2013-45)