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CS/HB 7045: School Choice

GENERAL BILL by Appropriations Committee ; Education and Employment Committee ; Fine ; Fischer ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Maggard ; Roth

School Choice; Revises student eligibility requirements under Family Empowerment Scholarship program to include students with disabilities; revises provisions related to calculation of maximum amount of scholarship funds granted to a student with disabilities; revises provisions related to funding and payment of scholarships awarded under program; providing requirements for use of funds under program; revising program administration obligations; repeals Gardiner Scholarship Program; provides for future repeal of John M. McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program; providing certain students with disabilities are eligible for enrollment in transition-to-work programs; revising amount of eligible contributions used for administrative expenses by an eligible nonprofit scholarship-funding organization under Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 5/10/2021 - Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/24/2021 House • Filed
• 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
3/26/2021 House • Referred to Appropriations Committee
• Now in Appropriations Committee
4/6/2021 House • Added to Appropriations Committee agenda
4/8/2021 House • Favorable with CS by Appropriations Committee
4/9/2021 House • Reported out of Appropriations Committee
4/12/2021 House • Laid on Table under Rule 7.18(a)
• CS Filed
• 1st Reading (Committee Substitute 1)
4/14/2021 House • Bill referred to House Calendar
• Added to Second Reading Calendar
4/15/2021 House • Bill added to Special Order Calendar (4/20/2021)
4/16/2021 House • Amendment 162445 filed
• Amendment 193999 filed
• Amendment 146099 filed
• Amendment 974025 filed
• Amendment 566539 filed
4/20/2021 House • Read 2nd time
• Amendment 566539 adopted
• Amendment 162445 superseded by substitute
• Amendment 146099 Failed
• Amendment 974025 Failed
• Amendment 193999 Failed
• Placed on 3rd reading
• Added to Third Reading Calendar
4/21/2021 House • Read 3rd time
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 79, NAYS 36
• Message sent to senate
4/21/2021 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Appropriations -SJ 575
• Received -SJ 574
4/22/2021 Senate • Withdrawn from Appropriations -SJ 621
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
• Substituted for CS/CS/SB 48 -SJ 622
• Read 2nd time -SJ 621
• Amendment(s) failed (146430, 214218, 234616, 507624, 758664) -SJ 622
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/26/2021 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 668
• CS passed; YEAS 25 NAYS 14 -SJ 668
4/26/2021 House • In Messages
• Ordered enrolled
5/10/2021 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor