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CS/CS/SB 48: Educational Scholarship Programs

GENERAL BILL by Appropriations ; Education ; Diaz ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Brandes ; Garcia ; Baxley ; Perry

Educational Scholarship Programs; Requiring the Auditor General to conduct certain audits at least every 3 years instead of annually; adding certain students to those to whom district school boards must provide preferential treatment in the controlled open enrollment process; establishing the McKay-Gardiner Scholarship Program; revising the Family Empowerment Scholarship Program; repealing the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program; providing that private virtual schools meet the requirement to maintain a physical location in this state if such virtual schools maintain at least one administrative office in a specified manner, etc. APPROPRIATION: $264,687

Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act and except for this section, which shall take effect upon this act becoming a law, this act shall take effect July 1, 2021
Last Action: 3/10/2021 Senate - CS/CS by Appropriations read 1st time -SJ 225
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
1/21/2021 Senate • Filed
1/22/2021 Senate • Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations -SJ 38
1/25/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Education, 02/03/21, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
2/3/2021 Senate • CS by Education; YEAS 6 NAYS 4 -SJ 177
2/4/2021 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
2/8/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, 02/17/21, 3:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
2/17/2021 Senate • Subcommittee Recommendation: CS/CS by Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; YEAS 6 NAYS 3 -SJ 179
2/19/2021 Senate • Now in Appropriations
3/1/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 03/04/21, 11:30 am, 412 Knott Building
3/2/2021 Senate • Introduced -SJ 36
• CS by Education read 1st time -SJ 158
3/4/2021 Senate • CS/CS by- Appropriations; YEAS 11 NAYS 8 -SJ 192
3/8/2021 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
3/10/2021 Senate • CS/CS by Appropriations read 1st time -SJ 225