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CS/SB 48: Educational Scholarship Programs

GENERAL BILL by 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 whom district school boards must provide preferential treatment in the controlled open enrollment process; establishing the McKay-Gardiner Scholarship Program; prohibiting a student from participating in the program under certain circumstances; providing that program funding for specified children constitutes their full funding under part V of ch. 1002, F.S.; providing commissioner authority and obligations relating to suspending or revoking program participation, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 2/19/2021 Senate - Now in Appropriations
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
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
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
2/19/2021 Senate • Now in Appropriations