Legislative day 39, a day that lingered into the early evening. SB 68 which is the audit bill had several other bills attached to it. Including the Chief Turnaround Officer HB 32 which places supervision of the CTO under the state school superintendent instead of the state board of education.  There is also a bill attached that requires local boards to allow public input HB 464 as long as there is a 24 hour notice. HB 86 ,The other bill attached was a teacher evaluation appeal bill.  With all the attachments the bill passed out of the House and now moves to the Senate for their consideration for agreement or disagreement.

HB 481 which is the “heartbeat” bill created an active environment for the Capitol police and the Georgia State Patrol. The contentious bill passed the House and now moves on to the Governor’s desk. Much activity after the vote continued throughout the Capitol where the law enforcement officials had to keep a large presence to maintain order.

SB 108, the computer science bill that requires the offering computer science coures at the high school level.  The bill also includes professional development for teachers in the computer science subject area.

HB 444 Dual Enrollment bill has been tabled.  This bill is already tied to the Dual Enrollment budget reduction in the recently passed FY20 budget.  The over $4 million reduction reflects the confidence of HB 444 passing the legislature.  It has one more legislative day to get approval.

SB 48, The Dyslexia bill has been passed and is now on the desk of the Governor.

HB 12 Requires signage displayed in schools with the child abuse phone number.  Awaits Governor’s signature.

Legislative day 40, known as Sine Die is April 2, 2019.

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