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SB 1688: Early Learning and Early Grade Success


Early Learning and Early Grade Success; Adding the Division of Early Learning to the divisions of the Department of Education; revising the duties of the Early Learning Programs Estimating Conference; providing requirements for minimum child care licensing standards; requiring students enrolled in the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program to participate in a specified screening and progress-monitoring program; revising the performance standards for the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program; authorizing certain child development programs operating on military installations to participate in the school readiness program, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 3/14/2020 Senate - Died in Appropriations, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7039 (Ch. 2020-144)
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
1/10/2020 Senate • Filed
1/17/2020 Senate • Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations -SJ 166
1/22/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Education, 01/27/20, 1:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
• Introduced -SJ 165
1/27/2020 Senate • Favorable by Education; YEAS 7 NAYS 0 -SJ 213
• Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
2/20/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, 02/25/20, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
2/25/2020 Senate • Subcommittee Recommendation: CS by Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 357
2/27/2020 Senate • Now in Appropriations
3/14/2020 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Appropriations, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7039 (Ch. 2020-144)