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CS/CS/HJR 919 - Revision of the Class Size Requirements for Public Schools

Joint Resolution   by Rules & Calendar Council and PreK-12 Policy Committee and Weatherford (CO-SPONSORS) Adkins; Cannon; Coley; Eisnaugle; Evers; Ford; Hasner; Homan; Hooper; Lopez-Cantera; Mayfield; Murzin; Nelson; Plakon; Precourt; Stargel; Williams, T.
Revision of the Class Size Requirements for Public Schools: Proposes amendment to s. 1, Art. IX & creation of s. 31, Art. XII of State Constitution relating to class size requirements for public schools. State Constitution currently limits maximum number of students assigned to each teacher in public school classrooms in the following grade groupings: for prekindergarten through grade 3, 18 students; for grades 4 through 8, 22 students; & for grades 9 through 12, 25 students. Under amendment, current limits on maximum number of students assigned to each teacher in public school classrooms would become limits on average number of students assigned per class to each teacher, by specified grade level, in each public school. Amendment also adopts new limits on maximum number of students assigned to each teacher in individual classroom as follows: for prekindergarten through grade 3, 21 students; for grades 4 through 8, 27 students; & for grades 9 through 12, 30 students. Amendment specifies that class size limits do not apply to virtual classes, requires Legislature to provide sufficient funds to maintain average number of students required by amendment, & schedules revisions to take effect upon approval by electors of state & to operate retroactively to beginning of 2010-2011 school year.
Effective Date: Not Specified
Last Event: 05/02/09 S Died in Committee on Education Pre-K - 12 on Saturday, May 02, 2009 12:01 AM
Date Available for Final Passage: Friday, April 17, 2009 11:42 AM

Referred Committees and Committee Actions

House Referrals

    -   PreK-12 Policy Committee
           On agenda for: 03/10/09 3:00 PM              Notice
        Favorable With Committee Substitute (final action)              See Votes
 
    -   Education Policy Council
           On agenda for: 03/25/09 3:00 PM              Notice
        Favorable (final action)              See Votes
 
    -   Rules & Calendar Council
           On agenda for: 04/01/09 4:15 PM              Notice
        Temporarily Deferred (final action)  
 
           On agenda for: 04/06/09 1:15 PM              Notice
        Favorable With Council Substitute (final action)              See Votes
 

Senate Referrals

    -   Education Pre-K - 12
    -   Education Pre-K - 12 Appropriations
    -   Policy and Steering Committee on Ways and Means
    -   Rules

Related Bills

Bill # Subject Relationship
SJR 1828 Revision of Class Size Requirements/Public Schools [WPSC] Compare
SJR 2394 School Average Class Size [WPSC] Compare

Bill Text

Engrossed 1 
908080 Date Filed: 04/30/09, Line#: 15
Committee Substitute 2  
680143 , Kiar Date Filed: 04/14/09, Line#: 15 House: Failed 4/15/2009 11:41:36 AM
259891 , Galvano Date Filed: 04/14/09, Line#: 98 House: Adopted 4/15/2009 11:42:31 AM
Committee Substitute 1  Laid on the Table
Original Filed Version  

Staff Analysis

Vote History

Chamber Date Yeas Nays Action Action 2 Vote Detail Barcode
House 04/15/2009 11:41 AM   44 75 Vote [Seq# 82] 680143
House 04/17/2009 09:54 AM   78 41 Passage Vote [Seq# 111]

Bill History

Event Time Member Committee
05/02/09 S Died in Committee on Education Pre-K - 12 Saturday, May 02, 2009 12:01 AM
05/02/09 S Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration Saturday, May 02, 2009 12:00 AM
04/29/09 S Received, referred to Education Pre-K - 12; Education Pre-K - 12 Appropriations; Policy & Steering Committee on Ways and Means; Rules -SJ 00836 Wednesday, April 29, 2009 7:55 PM
04/20/09 S In Messages Monday, April 20, 2009 9:13 AM
Message sent to senate Monday, April 20, 2009 9:11 AM
CS passed as amended; YEAS 78, NAYS 41 Friday, April 17, 2009 9:54 AM
Passage on third reading Friday, April 17, 2009 9:54 AM
Read 3rd time Friday, April 17, 2009 9:08 AM
Temporarily postponed, on 3rd Reading Thursday, April 16, 2009 7:45 PM
Added to Third Reading Calendar Wednesday, April 15, 2009 3:11 PM
Amendment 259891 adopted Wednesday, April 15, 2009 11:42 AM
Amendment 680143 Failed Wednesday, April 15, 2009 11:41 AM
Read 2nd time Wednesday, April 15, 2009 10:24 AM
Amendment 680143 filed Tuesday, April 14, 2009 12:27 PM
Amendment 259891 filed Tuesday, April 14, 2009 12:04 PM
Bill added to Special Order Calendar (4/15/2009) Monday, April 13, 2009 5:08 PM
Added to Second Reading Calendar Wednesday, April 08, 2009 8:07 PM
Bill referred to House Calendar Wednesday, April 08, 2009 8:07 PM
1st Reading Tuesday, April 07, 2009 5:30 PM
CS Filed Tuesday, April 07, 2009 12:33 PM
Laid on Table under Rule 7.20 Tuesday, April 07, 2009 12:33 PM
Reported out of Rules & Calendar Council Tuesday, April 07, 2009 12:05 PM Rules & Calendar Council
Favorable with CS by Rules & Calendar Council Monday, April 06, 2009 3:15 PM Rules & Calendar Council
Added to Rules & Calendar Council agenda Thursday, April 02, 2009 3:58 PM Rules & Calendar Council
Added to Rules & Calendar Council agenda Monday, March 30, 2009 4:18 PM Rules & Calendar Council
Now in Rules & Calendar Council Friday, March 27, 2009 1:57 PM Rules & Calendar Council
Reported out of Education Policy Council Friday, March 27, 2009 1:57 PM Education Policy Council
Favorable by Education Policy Council Wednesday, March 25, 2009 5:00 PM Education Policy Council
Added to Education Policy Council agenda Monday, March 23, 2009 12:14 PM Education Policy Council
Now in Education Policy Council Friday, March 13, 2009 10:56 AM Education Policy Council
Referred to Rules & Calendar Council Friday, March 13, 2009 10:56 AM Rules & Calendar Council
Referred to Education Policy Council Friday, March 13, 2009 10:56 AM Education Policy Council
1st Reading Thursday, March 12, 2009 5:16 PM
CS Filed Wednesday, March 11, 2009 4:13 PM
Laid on Table under Rule 7.20 Wednesday, March 11, 2009 4:13 PM
Reported out of PreK-12 Policy Committee Tuesday, March 10, 2009 6:35 PM PreK-12 Policy Committee
Favorable with CS by PreK-12 Policy Committee Tuesday, March 10, 2009 5:50 PM PreK-12 Policy Committee
Added to PreK-12 Policy Committee agenda Friday, March 06, 2009 4:13 PM PreK-12 Policy Committee
1st Reading Tuesday, March 03, 2009 10:03 PM
Now in PreK-12 Policy Committee Tuesday, March 03, 2009 8:03 PM PreK-12 Policy Committee
Referred to Rules & Calendar Council Tuesday, March 03, 2009 8:03 PM Rules & Calendar Council
Referred to Education Policy Council Tuesday, March 03, 2009 8:03 PM Education Policy Council
Referred to PreK-12 Policy Committee Tuesday, March 03, 2009 8:03 PM PreK-12 Policy Committee
Filed Tuesday, February 17, 2009 8:07 AM Weatherford
 

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