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SB 856: Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program

GENERAL BILL by Rich

Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program; Requiring that prekindergarten instructors in school-year prekindergarten programs delivered by private providers and public schools meet new professional credentialing requirements beginning July 1, 2015; deleting provisions relating to alternate educational credentials, to conform; repealing provisions relating to aspirational goals for the professional credentials of prekindergarten instructors, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 3/9/2012 Senate - Died in Education Pre-K - 12
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Education Pre-K - 12 (ED)
  2. Budget (BC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    11/7/2011 Senate • Filed
    12/6/2011 Senate • Referred to Education Pre-K - 12; Budget -SJ 72
    1/10/2012 Senate • Introduced -SJ 72
    3/9/2012 Senate • Died in Education Pre-K - 12

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  • SB 856, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 11/7/2011 at 2:41 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (5)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 793 Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program Jenne Identical Last Action: 3/9/2012 H Died in K-20 Innovation Subcommittee
    Location: In committee/council (KINS)
    H 4041 (e1) Education Law Repeals Burgin Compare Last Action: 3/9/2012 S Died in Education Pre-K - 12, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 5201 (Ch. 2012-134), CS/CS/HB 7059 (Ch. 2012-191), HB 7135 (Ch. 2012-195)
    Location: In committee/council (ED)
    H 7085 (c1) Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program K-20 Competitiveness Subcommittee Compare Last Action: 3/9/2012 S Died in Education Pre-K - 12, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 5101 (Ch. 2012-133)
    Location: In committee/council (ED)
    H 7119 (c1) Early Learning Programs Business and Consumer Affairs Subcommittee Compare Last Action: 3/9/2012 H Died on Calendar, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 5101 (Ch. 2012-133)
    Location: On 2nd Reading Calendar
    S 492 (c2) Education Braynon II Compare Last Action: 3/9/2012 S Died in Budget, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 5201 (Ch. 2012-134), CS/CS/HB 7059 (Ch. 2012-191), HB 7135 (Ch. 2012-195)
    Location: In committee/council (BC)

    Citations - Statutes (5)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    1002.55 School-year prekindergarten program delivered by private prekindergarten providers. Page 2 (pdf)
    1002.61 Summer prekindergarten program delivered by public schools and private prekindergarten providers. Page 8 (pdf)
    1002.63 School-year prekindergarten program delivered by public schools. Page 9 (pdf)
    1002.65 Professional credentials of prekindergarten instructors; aspirational goals; legislative intent. Page 10 (pdf)
    1007.23 Statewide articulation agreement. Page 10 (pdf)

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