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SB 970: Education

GENERAL BILL by Thompson

Education; Citing this act as the "Florida Educational Freedoms Act"; providing that faculty of state universities and Florida College System institutions have the right to engage in collective bargaining; requiring the State Board of Education to ensure that Florida College System intuitions are not subject to political influence in academic affairs; requiring each district school board to ensure that students and personnel are not subject to ideological training or instruction; providing that K-12 students and their parents have the right not to be recorded or surveilled in the classroom without express consent, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 3/8/2024 Senate - Died in Education Postsecondary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Education Postsecondary (HE)
  2. Education Pre-K -12 (ED)
  3. Rules (RC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    12/15/2023 Senate • Filed
    1/4/2024 Senate • Referred to Education Postsecondary; Education Pre-K -12; Rules
    1/9/2024 Senate • Introduced
    3/8/2024 Senate • Died in Education Postsecondary

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  • SB 970, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 12/15/2023 at 2:45 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 899 Academic Freedom Hinson Compare Last Action: 3/8/2024 H Died in Postsecondary Education & Workforce Subcommittee

    Citations - Statutes (11)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    447.309 Collective bargaining; approval or rejection. Page 2 (pdf)
    1001.03 Specific powers of State Board of Education. Page 3 (pdf)
    1001.42 Powers and duties of district school board. Page 4 (pdf)
    1001.706 Powers and duties of the Board of Governors. Page 4 (pdf)
    1001.7415 State university boards of trustees; personnel; loyalty tests and ideological preference prohibited. Page 5 (pdf)
    1002.22 Education records and reports of K-12 students; rights of parents and students; notification; penalty. Page 6 (pdf)
    1004.01 Statement of purpose and mission. Page 6 (pdf)
    1004.06 Prohibited expenditures. Page 7 (pdf)
    1012.802 Page 8 (pdf)
    1012.83 Contracts with administrative and instructional staff. Page 8 (pdf)
    1012.979 Page 9 (pdf)

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