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HB 2261 - Education Law Amendments - Key Vote

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Jim Hargrove voted Yea (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

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NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

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Legislation - Signed (Line Item Veto) (Executive) -

Title: Education Law Amendments

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NOTE: THIS BILL WAS SIGNED AFTER A LINE ITEM VETO(S).

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (67-31) - (Key vote)

Title: Education Law Amendments

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends existing law relating to education funding, high school graduation requirements, and basic education requirements.

Highlights:
-Phases in an increase in required instructional hours that shall culminate in the following instructional hour requirements (Sec. 104):
    -at least 1,080 hours for students in grades 7 through 12; -at least 1,000 hours for students in grades 1 through 6; and -at least 1,000 hours for kindergarten students.
-Requires school districts to provide instruction which gives students the opportunity to complete 24 credits for high school graduation, subject to a phased in implementation of 24 credits as established by the legislature (Sec. 104). -Declares the legislature's intention to establish an early learning program for "at risk" children (Sec. 115). -This is a substitute bill by the House Education Appropriations Committee.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (26-23) - (Key vote)

Title: Education Law Amendments

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends existing law relating to education funding, high school graduation requirements, and basic education requirements.

Highlights:
-Phases in an increase in required instructional hours that shall culminate in the following instructional hour requirements (Sec. 104):
    -at least 1,080 hours for students in grades 7 through 12; -at least 1,000 hours for students in grades 1 through 6; and -at least 1,000 hours for kindergarten students.
-Requires school districts to provide instruction which gives students the opportunity to complete 24 credits for high school graduation, subject to a phased in implementation of 24 credits as established by the legislature (Sec. 104). -Declares the legislature's intention to establish an early learning program for "at risk" children (Sec. 115). -This is a substitute bill by the House Education Appropriations Committee.
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (71-26) - (Key vote)

Title: Education Law Amendments

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends existing law relating to education funding, high school graduation requirements, and basic education requirements.

Highlights:
-Specifies that, beginning in 2011, if general state revenues from the prior fiscal biennium exceed the revenues from the biennium preceding the prior biennium by more than 5 percent, then 50 percent of the amount over 5 percent shall be transferred to the basic education account (Sec. 402). -Phases in an increase in required instructional hours that shall culminate in the following instructional hour requirements (Sec. 104):
    -at least 1,080 hours for students in grades 7 through 12; -at least 1,000 hours for students in grades 1 through 6; and -at least 1,000 hours for kindergarten students.
-Requires school districts to provide instruction which gives students the opportunity to complete 24 credits for high school graduation, and specifies that this requirement may be subject to a phased-in implementation of the 24 credits as adopted by the state board of education (Sec. 104). -Declares the legislature's intention to establish an early learning program for "at risk" children (Sec. 113). -This is a substitute bill by the House Education Appropriations Committee.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Education Law Amendments

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