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SB 140: School Choice


School Choice; Requiring a charter school applicant to undergo background screening; requiring a charter school applicant to provide evidence of accreditation; expanding the factors for approval of a charter application to include documentation of adequate financial resources, certain applicant identifying information, disclosure of additional charter schools sponsored by such parties and the records of such schools, and the independent status of any management company or cooperative, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 3/11/2016 Senate - Died in Education Pre-K - 12
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Education Pre-K - 12 (ED)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Education (AED)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
8/19/2015 Senate • Filed
9/9/2015 Senate • Referred to Education Pre-K - 12; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations -SJ 13
1/12/2016 Senate • Introduced -SJ 13
3/11/2016 Senate • Died in Education Pre-K - 12