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HB 1541 - 2015-16
Implementing strategies to close the educational opportunity gap, based on the recommendations of the educational opportunity gap oversight and accountability committee.
Bill History

2015 REGULAR SESSION

Jan 22
First reading, referred to Education (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report). (View Original Bill)
Feb 10
Public hearing in the House Committee on Education at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Feb 17
Executive action taken in the House Committee on Education at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
ED - Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. (View 1st Substitute) (Majority Report)
Minority; do not pass. (Minority Report)
Minority; without recommendation. (Minority Report)
Feb 20
Referred to Appropriations.
Feb 24
Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Feb 27
Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 9:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
APP - Majority; 2nd substitute bill be substituted, do pass. (View 2nd Substitute) (Majority Report)
Minority; do not pass. (Minority Report)
Minority; without recommendation. (Minority Report)
Referred to Rules 2 Review.
Mar 3
Placed on second reading by Rules Committee.
Mar 5
2nd substitute bill substituted (APP 15). (View 2nd Substitute)
Floor amendment(s) adopted.
Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 53; nays, 45; absent, 0; excused, 0. (View Roll Calls)

IN THE SENATE

Mar 9
First reading, referred to Early Learning & K-12 Education. (View Original Bill)
Mar 16
Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Apr 24
By resolution, returned to House Rules Committee for third reading.

2015 1ST SPECIAL SESSION

Apr 29
By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.

2015 2ND SPECIAL SESSION

May 29
By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.
Jun 24
Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. Placed on third reading.
Jun 25
Third reading, passed; yeas, 53; nays, 43; absent, 0; excused, 2. (View Roll Calls)

IN THE SENATE

Jun 27
First reading, referred to Early Learning & K-12 Education. (View Original Bill)
By resolution, returned to House Rules Committee for third reading.

2015 3RD SPECIAL SESSION

Jun 28
By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.
Jun 29
Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. Placed on third reading.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 54; nays, 44; absent, 0; excused, 0. (View Roll Calls)

IN THE SENATE

First reading, referred to Early Learning & K-12 Education. (View Original Bill)
Jul 10
By resolution, returned to House Rules Committee for third reading.

2016 REGULAR SESSION

Jan 11
By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.
Rules Committee relieved of further consideration.
Referred to Education.
Jan 12
Public hearing in the House Committee on Education at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Jan 14
Executive action taken in the House Committee on Education at 8:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
ED - Majority; 3rd substitute bill be substituted, do pass. (View 3rd Substitute) (Majority Report)
Minority; do not pass. (Minority Report)
Minority; without recommendation. (Minority Report)
Jan 18
Referred to Appropriations.
Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Jan 21
Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
APP - Majority; 4th substitute bill be substituted, do pass. (View 4th Substitute) (Majority Report)
Jan 25
Placed on second reading.
4th substitute bill substituted (APP 16). (View 4th Substitute)
Amendment ruled beyond the scope and object of the bill.
Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
Held on third reading.
Feb 4
Third reading, passed; yeas, 50; nays, 47; absent, 0; excused, 0. (View Roll Calls)

IN THE SENATE

Feb 5
First reading, referred to Early Learning & K-12 Education. (View Original Bill)
Feb 23
Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Feb 25
Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education at 8:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
EDU - Majority; do pass with amendment(s). (Majority Report)
And refer to Ways & Means.
Feb 26
Referred to Ways & Means.
Feb 29
Public hearing and executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 12:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
WM - Majority; do pass with amendment(s). (Majority Report)
Minority; without recommendation. (Minority Report)
Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.
Mar 2
Placed on second reading by Rules Committee.
Mar 4
Committee amendment(s) adopted with no other amendments.
Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 38; nays, 10; absent, 0; excused, 1. (View Roll Calls)

IN THE HOUSE

Mar 10
House concurred in Senate amendments.
Passed final passage; yeas, 59; nays, 38; absent, 0; excused, 1. (View Roll Calls)
Speaker signed.

IN THE SENATE

President signed.

OTHER THAN LEGISLATIVE ACTION

Delivered to Governor. (View Bill as Passed Legislature)
Mar 30
Governor signed.
Chapter 72, 2016 Laws. (View Session Law)
Effective date 6/9/2016.
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