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CS/SB 1578: Education

GENERAL BILL by Education ; Hutson

Education; Requiring the Department of Education to collect certain information about career preparation and placement in this state; authorizing state universities designated by the State Board of Education to sponsor a charter school; providing that charter schools operated by a municipality, a public entity, or a private, not-for-profit organization are eligible for a 15-year charter if approved by the sponsor; requiring that any arrangement entered into to borrow or otherwise secure funds for a charter school from certain sources indemnify the sponsor, rather than the school district; authorizing charter schools to offer career and professional academies, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 2/6/2020 Senate - Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Education (ED)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Education (AED)
  3. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/8/2020 Senate • Filed
1/13/2020 Senate • Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations -SJ 118
1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 118
1/29/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Education, 02/03/20, 1:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
2/3/2020 Senate • CS by Education; YEAS 5 NAYS 1 -SJ 229
2/4/2020 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• CS by Education read 1st time -SJ 233
2/6/2020 Senate • Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education